Happy Friday to you! The days are getting shorter but we have still enjoyed some sunshine this week as evidenced by activity on the tennis courts here at school (and thank you to Tracey Gauthier and PTSA for the latest inspirational message on the tennis court face- drive by if you have a chance!). Next Wednesday, November 4, is the end of our first quarter and we will send out your student's progress report on Friday, November 13. Remember, the end of the quarter simply marks the halfway point in the semester. Students will continue to progress through their classes and receive grades for projects, quizzes, and tests until the end of the semester (January 22, 2021). If you have any questions about assignments or grades please connect with your student's teachers- they are happy to help clarify any class information.
In other news, our ASB Leadership students have planned a remote Halloween contest that is open now until November 2. Students received an email Wednesday (October 28) encouraging them to submit a photo of their spooky decorations or crazy costume via Microsoft Forms (they received a link to the form in the email). The students decided that the winners of the contest would be able to invite three of their friends to join in a Teams meeting with Ms. Morris (our ASB Leadership teacher). Our students are doing their best to create innovative opportunities to celebrate- even when the celebration is in our remote enviornment.
Finally, we will be observing Veteran's Day on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. There will be no asynchronous learning assigned on that day. Our Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday synchronous schedule will be the same as our weekly remote learning bell schedule. If you have any questions regarding the weekly remote learning schedule visit our website and scroll down to the Remote Learning Bell Schedule button.
As always, it is a great day to be part of the sleuth!
Dana Greenberg, Principal
Redmond Middle School
The Grizzly Gram will also be posted on the Redmond Middle School Website.
The Tiles in the Tree Rings of Redmond Middle School.
Our journey through the Rings of RMS continues...
Today's historical event memorialized the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act. In 1906, American writer Upton Sinclair wrote the novel The Jungle, which highlighted the unsanitary conditions of the meat packing industry. Mr. Sinclair was quoted as saying "I aimed at the public's heart and by accident I hit it in the stomach," as outraged readers demanded and got the pure food law.
Remember, students designed these tiles. If anyone in our Redmond community knows the artists of these tiles, please let us know so we can give them credit!
The tree rings contain tiles from 1901-2000. We will continue to post tiles and descriptions of historic events. When you are able to visit RMS once again, we encourage you to look down and find your favorite tile profiled in the Grizzly Gram!