Laptops: If your student is planning to return to in-person learning at RMS, and has not been using the district issued laptop, it’s time to dust it off, charge it up, power it on, and make sure your student remembers the password! Students will not be permitted to use personal devices in the building. They MUST have their District issued laptop. If your student does not have one, contact Elizabeth Metcalf at email@example.com to schedule a pick up during the week of April 12-16.
Attention 7th Grade Parents! 7th grade English Language Arts students who are NOT returning to in-person learning will need to pick up a copy of Freak the Mighty at school on Thursday, April 15 or Friday, April 16 between 8 am and 6 pm. Books will already be checked out and can be picked up at the gym foyer door. Teachers have given information to students about this. Students who are returning to in-person learning will get their books in their ELA classes.
Student Purchasing Committee has finished their second purchase and has added 57 great books to our library! They will be completing one last purchase, and with a little bump from PTSA, hope to finish the year by making that 75 books! Lists of the new books have been added to the Files on the All About the Books channel on the Library Team.
Curbside Checkout will continue after in-person return to school for all students. For more information, students can check the All About the Books channel on the Library Team. Information about placing holds and picking up books are in the Posts and Files.
Did you know that the RMS library has a WISH LIST!? If you would like to send a book to the RMS library, we will put a label in the front thanking your family or your student. Check it out! https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/genericItemsPage/WBGM9WFPCAD3
Do you need book suggestions for your student? Try these recommendations by fellow students:
The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands: In this book, Christopher Rowe, an orphan, is an apprentice to a kind master. He and his master are apothecaries, whose recipes are kept like a huge secret to keep them from being stolen. One day Christopher finds his kind master murdered in his house. Shocked and now homeless as his house is sealed by the king's men, Christopher finds a secret code left to him by his master. Now Christopher must solve many codes, and puzzles, to find out about his master's death, and more... All in all, a great book with many twists and turns as the young boy and his friend, Tom, try to find Christopher's master's murderers. There are clues in inside clues, codes inside codes. Will Christopher get his revenge and find his master's Murderers?? Read this awesome book to find out. It is for anyone who like mysteries, suspense, twists and turns, and fantasy. A very good book series in my opinion. The 2 books after this are called Mark of Plague, and The Assassin's Curse. (Aaditya Rana)
I would also recommend Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. In this book, Artemis, a young criminal mastermind, sets out to kidnap a fairy and ask for gold in return for her. He has to make a plan and execute it with the help of his bodyguard butler. Artemis is from the family of criminals, and he repeats to himself "Gold is power", as he puts his plan in action. He plans to attempt a rescue mission for his father after getting the gold, but the fairy kind, living deep underground with technology superior than human's, plan to rescue their fellow fairy without paying a ransom. As these two sides clash and attempt to get what they want, they plan lots of tricks and tactics. As the fairies desperately try to free their fellow fairy from Artemis, Artemis plans to escape the powerful weapons and tactics of fairy kind. Will he get the ransom he wants?? or will he fail?? In order to learn the answers to these questions, you must read this book. This is another book for those who like mysteries, suspense, plans, twists and turns, traps, and fantasy. This also one of my favorite books, I recommend you should read it. (Aaditya Rana)
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard: In the Kingdom of Norta, people are separated by the color of their blood. There are two colors: Silver and Red. The people with silver color have magical Powers and are considered the "masters" of the people with Red Blood. Mare is a Red, or someone with Red blood. She lives in poverty, and lives in danger of being conscripted when they turn 17 to a war against another Kingdom, The Lakelands. Only red lives go to fight the war. The only escape is if Reds get a job working for others or start a business themselves. Mare's little sister, Gisa, is talented at sewing and has gotten a job, so she will be safe from conscription. Eventually, Mare ends up at the Palace, where the real drama begins. I really enjoyed reading this book, but it nearly gave me a heart attack at the end (and no, I won't say why). I believe people who like Mysteries and books with lots of Plot Twists will enjoy this book, as it has a lot of Plot Twists. If you liked this book, then I would also recommend it's sequel, Glass Sword. Just be warned: This is the best book in the series. This doesn't mean that the rest of the books are bad, it's just that this one is the best, to me. (Darshika Vaideeswaran)
Space Case by Stuart Gibbs: The story takes place on the moon in the year 2040. Dashiell Gibson is a 12-year old living there. His parents are scientists, and NASA picked them to go to the moon along with more people to travel there. Dashiell thinks that living on the moon is horrible, but he is not allowed to talk about how bad the moon is, but instead talk about all the positive things (which again, according to Dashiell, there were no positive things). Soon, one night, as Dashiell goes to the bathroom, he overhears one of the best scientists on the moon talking to someone on the phone. He sounded happy and was talking about something he had found. Dashiell was excited to learn about it, but the next day, the scientist did not share his news with anyone. That was because he died. Dashiell thinks it was a murder, but the other scientists are telling him not to talk about it. Dash makes new friends, new enemies, and a huge list of suspects. I recommend this book to anyone who likes mysteries. There is suspense, friendship, hate, and more. If you like this book, be sure to check out other books in the series. The next book is called Waste of Space. (Saketh Madiraju)