Happy Wednesday to you. The Grizzly Gram is early this week as we prepare for the Thanksgiving Weekend. Please note that the office at Redmond Middle School will close at 12 p.m. today (as it is a half day for our staff) and will reopen on Monday, November 30 with our normal office hours of 8:00-3:00 Monday-Friday.
We have a new Office Manager! Sharon Ward, our current Attendance Secretary, will take over the Office Manager position on Monday, November 30 (Carol Underwood will be retiring and her last day at Redmond Middle School was yesterday). I asked Sharon to share some of her background with us and here is what she wrote:
"I grew up in Southern California (even working at Disneyland while in high school), attended UCLA and graduated from Cal State Fullerton. I was a buyer for 16 years for Costco Wholesale-Los Angeles Region. Being the only rebel in my entire family to ever leave California, the three of us moved to Sammamish 15 years ago. When my son started Kindergarten 13 years ago, I began working for LWSD as an IA at Mead Elementary. I was the curriculum library secretary at the Resource Center for 2 years (taking over for Abbie DeLong). Most recently, I was the Office Manager at Mead Elementary for 6 years. I have been married to my husband Doug (Eastlake High School AP Economics teacher) for 19 years. Our only child, Kyle, is a senior at Eastlake/BC Running Start. I also have 2 "furkids" a 100 lb. Bernese Mountain Dog and a 80 lb. Newfoundland/Retriever mix dog."
When you next stop by to pick up books or homework or pictures or a planner, please congratulate Sharon!
On behalf of Redmond Middle School, we wish you all a peaceful and safe Thanksgiving weekend.
As always, it is a great day to be part of the sleuth!
Dana Greenberg, Principal
Redmond Middle School
The Tiles in the Tree Rings of Redmond Middle School
Our journey through the Rings of RMS continues...
This tile celebrates the introduction of Henry Ford's Model T automobile.
The concept of the automobiles had been around since the 15th century when Leonardo da Vinci created designs and models for transport vehicles. Karl Friedrich Benz was credited with creating the first automobile powered by an internal combustion engine (using gasoline) in 1885. However, it was Henry Ford who created an automobile that would be affordable, simple to operate, and durable. The Model T Ford was manufactured on the Ford Motor Company's moving assembly line, creating the first mass production of a vehicle. One could purchase the Model T relatively inexpensively (between $260-$850 depending on the upgrades!) because Henry Ford passed the production savings to his customers. (Thank you to the Library of Congress and the Ford Corporation for the historical perspective).
Remember, students designed these tiles. If anyone in our Redmond community knows the artist of a specific tile, please let us know so we can credit them in a future issue of The Gram.
The tree rings contain tiles from 1901-2000. We will continue to post tiles and explore the historic events associated with each tile. When you are able to visit RMS, we encourage you to look down and find your favorite tile profiled in the Grizzly Gram! We are still profiling tiles that are in rings outside the main school so take a look when picking up materials or books!