Message From Johnson Pines! Mrs. Johnson Message: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze5dDilISOE&list=UU9xV9OeMHtd4IhxODM8nqzw&index=8
The Maumelle Fire Department is turning to Facebook to show students and families some of their equipment this morning! Firefighters are broadcasting at 10 a.m. and will display their state-of-the-art firetrucks, gear, and the firehouse. It is a great opportunity for students to learn about their community and those who serve and protect everyday. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
PCSSD will prepare and distribute meals all week at 20 different locations around the county. Pick up times for the meals will be 11:30am - 12:30pm. Reminder, these are only for children (18 & under) present at pick up. Full list can be found here: http://ow.ly/dP9N50z0mrm.
RMS Digital Learning Newsletter Link- https://www.smore.com/dh96c Please read this important communication! Thank You!
A message from Superintendent Dr.Charles McNulty: He clarifies next steps for seniors, outlines 4th quarter grading and explains how PCSSD will continue to operate as AMI days start back up on Monday, March 30. https://youtu.be/JmdcwXNDqiE
March 30th-April 17 AMI Plan 1. Teachers will only provide quality work with no more than 30 minutes per subject area. 2. This equals 3.5 hours of quality work and daily reading of 30 minutes! 3. Teachers will reach students through: Zoom, Flipgrid, Screencast, Google Hangouts, Google Classroom, School Status and Emails! 4. Ms. McNulty will communicate via newsletter our school-wide plan for the extended closure. More Information To Come! Enjoy the Spring Break and the newsletter update will come after our break! RMS Team
We know AMI days can be difficult. How's the homework coming along? How are you staying entertained? From homework to box forts, let us know and we'll share your pictures! You can tag us in a post or email them to email@example.com. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
PCSSD Nutrition and Transportation are teaming up to deliver meals to 21 drop off sites this week between 11:30am - 12:30pm from Tuesday, March 17 thru Friday, March 20. These meals are for children ages 18 and under. http://ow.ly/Oary50yNkG7
We are providing the latest updates on COVID-19 on our website here: http://ow.ly/Ct8z50yM19E. We'll have information regarding AMI assignments, food availability, and more.
March is Women's History Month. Ruth Hawkins is a strong advocate for historic preservation and heritage tourism in the Delta. The Arkansas State University Heritage Sites program has grown under her leadership. She was inducted into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2017.
All after-school activities for RMS is cancelled for today including the 8th Grade CPA. Thanks!
STATEMENT 3/3: Thank you for understanding our decision to follow the Governor's orders.
STATEMENT 2/3: In a statement on Wednesday, March 11, it was announced that Governor Hutchinson has the sole authority to close public school campuses. PCSSD will continue to work closely with state offices and health departments as we monitor the progress of COVID-19.
STATEMENT 1/3: Per direction by the Governor of Arkansas, Pulaski County Special School District will be closed until March 30. The decision came after an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases across the nation.
SECOND SEMESTER VOLUNTEER HOURS ARE DUE MARCH 13TH 2020! PALS (People Assisting Local Schools) Volunteer Hours are due March 13th. Anyone who has volunteered in any capacity from November 23, 2019-March 13, 2020, should email their time to Toni Scott at: firstname.lastname@example.org Besides actual participation in volunteering for events, Volunteers can count their travel and preparation time for each activity. Also if you have donated and shopped for donations for dances, teacher gifts, luncheons/breakfasts,etc.... All that counts towards hours. Chaperoning any event, assisting teachers with activities, fundraisers, tutoring students, library helpers, weekend events,etc...It all matters! Your time is valuable and we are so appreciative and grateful of how very generous you all are in sharing yours with the students and staff of Robinson Middle! -- Robinson Middle School has received the honor of having the highest number of volunteer hours for the last 14 years!!! Truly a testament to the commitment of this community to serve the students and staff of Robinson in being the very best! Thank you again for helping get the word out. --
RMS Updates: 1. Student Driven - Black History Month Program tomorrow!!! Excited to see our children shine!!! 2. This weekend is your last chance to order your new RMS ART T-SHIRT! The deadline to order online at www.G4Lcustom.com/romiscartsh.html or turn in a paper form (which you can pick up from the office or Ms. Combs) with payment is Monday March 2! The shirts are only $12, including tax, and all proceeds go to helping us start an Art Club! Order now to represent RMS and your love of art! 3. Candy bars for sale tomorrow! Enjoy the night!!! RMS Team
AVID Coordinator: Dr. Grimmett I wanted to thank you for helping your child apply for the AVID program at RMS next year. I will be holding an informational meeting on Thursday, February 20 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Robinson Middle School Cafeteria.
RMS students will complete NWEA Testing on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. We will test in the morning for 1st and 2nd period. Please charge Chromebook and please arrive by 8:20 as students should be at testing location by 8:30. All rosters are on Senator Scroll! We have incentives planned for students meeting NWEA work-ethic criteria. Have a great week! RMS Team
RMS Message- 1. When students out with the flu call the attendance office with students name and also follow up with a doctor’s excuse. Thank you. 2. Worlds finest chocolate on sale at lunch on Friday, Feb 14 and Feb 28. Have a great night!
Show off RMS and your LOVE of ART in your new RMS ART T-SHIRT! One of our very own 6th Graders, Tallie Prejean designed it in art class! The shirts are only $12, including tax, and can be ordered online at the following link: www.G4Lcustom.com/romiscartsh.html or by turning in a paper form (which you can pick up from the office or Ms. Combs) with payment. The deadline to order is Monday March 2! Lets represent our love for our RMS artists!
RMS Band News Dear Band Families, The Robinson Middle School intermediate and advanced bands will perform at Mills High School on Thursday, February 13. Our tentative performance time is 4:50pm. We will perform and receive critiques from a panel of adjudicators. This event is designed to help our district's bands prepare for our formal concert assessment that takes place in March. Transportation will be provided to and from the event. Students should be picked up at RMS around 6:30pm. Students must wear concert black (solid black) dress clothes. Gentlemen must have a long sleeve dress shirt with a collar and ladies are strongly encouraged (but not required) to wear a knee length dress/skirt. Band Boosters are providing gold bow-ties and pearls. No other jewelry or accessories will be allowed on stage. All students with long hair are required to braid or tightly bun their hair. Dress code will be strictly enforced. The performance is free and open to the public. If acquiring black clothes/shoes or transporting your child after the event is a hardship, please, let me know. We are here to help in anyway we can. We are glad to help with clothing, transportation, or whatever supports your family or student may need in order to fully participate. Nobody in the Robinson Bands gets left behind because of money or logistics. Simply, communicate your needs. We will be performing Marchus Maximus (Michael Story), Armory (Randall Standridge), and Night Fury (Carol Chambers). Encourage your student to focus in class and practice at home. Parental interest and support is critical to our success. Please, come listen to our students perform. We hope to represent our community well and make you proud! EVENT DETAILS What: PCSSD Bands Pre-Assessment Date: 02/13/20 Time: 4:50pm (tentative) Where: Mills High School Auditorium Ticket Cost: Free Dress: Concert Black Pick-Up: 6:30pm @ RMS (approximately) Thank you! Ben Light Robinson Band Director email@example.com (870) 509-2030
REMINDER: Robinson High School will host a cheer clinic for grades K-6 on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 9am - 12pm. $30 per cheerleader includes a t-shirt. Students will perform on Feb. 21 during halftime of the basketball games. Contact Coach Brucks for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
RMS Newsletter Link: https://www.smore.com/nwzs5 PTO Newsletter Link: https://mailchi.mp/dc80707db376/robinson-ms-pto-february-newsletter
Parent Teacher Conferences Parent Conferences will be held Monday February 10, 2020 from 12-6. Conferences will be held in teacher classrooms. Please sign up for the conferences on the individual teacher link on this page https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zw5HKL4iFxzsJpPR6GWa3JiahZezn7YrUEEQUWnRZ8g/edit?ts=5e39e5cd
Robinson High School will host a cheer clinic for grades K-6 on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 9am - 12pm. $30 per cheerleader includes a t-shirt. Students will perform on Feb. 21 during halftime of the basketball games. Contact Coach Brucks for details: email@example.com
Make it a SMOOTH transition into middle school! ROBINSON MIDDLE SCHOOL will host an open house on Thursday, Feb. 6 for prospective students and families new to the area. Contact Kimberly Passini for details at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is now open for students *RETURNING* to PCSSD for the 2020-2021 school year. Registration can be done online through the registration portal: https://pcssd-cas.hosted.src-solutions.com/cas_PulaskiCountySSD/login
Evening RMS Families, Last week was the beginning of our Reading Challenge. All students are expected to read 5 days a week 30 minutes per night. The information needs to be logged via their Social Studies Classes as provided by teachers. This is a part of students grades as well. Please check with your child and make sure they log the minutes read for last week and incoming weeks. RMS Admin Team will be working with students to personally set goals for incoming assessments. More information will come in the newsletter on Friday! Have a great night.
Congratulations to PCSSD athletic director, Danny Ebbs, on his selection to be placed into the Arkansas Activities Association Arkansas High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. What an honor! Congrats, Danny! http://ow.ly/IFMA50y45kT
AVID is currently accepting applications for next year. AVID is an elective course that prepares students for college. AVID students take rigorous classes and are taught study skills, note taking, time management, writing and research skills. We support students by having regular tutoring, field trips, guest speakers, and lots of fun! Space is limited, so come by the counselor's office to pick up an application or see Dr. Grimmett at RMS now!
RMS Yearbook & Yearbook Ad Deadline January 25th! The deadline for ordering yearbooks is approaching fast! The last day to order at www.balfour.com is January 25th! The price is $30.00. When you search for our school, it’s listed as Robinson Middle School. We do not plan on ordering extras, so order now! If you complete the order, you will receive a confirmation email from Balfour. No email - your order did not go through. The deadline to purchase an ad for your child or business is also January 25th! These are purchased and created on www.balfour.com as well. Thanks!
If you would like to send your child to PCSSD, registration is now open for the 2020-2021 school year! All the registration info can be found online at http://ow.ly/430u50xUd8h or by visiting your school's registrar's office.
RMS News Links Below! Happy New Year!!! January Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/9h0gu PTO: https://mailchi.mp/7d9d2bcfefb3/rms-pto-january-newsletter
Dear RMS Families! We hope you have had a great winter break!!! We are excited to see our students come back on Tuesday, January 7th. Please remember Monday, January 6th is a no school day for students as teachers have a professional development day. Enjoy the weekend! RMS Team
The JOE T. ROBINSON Middle School Choirs performed at the State Capitol as part of the Sounds of the Season. 7th Grade: https://www.flickr.com/photos/arsecofstate/albums/72157712230621432 8th Grade: https://www.flickr.com/photos/arsecofstate/albums/72157712242918966
All power has been restored to the Robinson schools. School will be open tomorrow, December 13. This includes ROBINSON ELEMENTARY, ROBINSON MIDDLE and ROBINSON HIGH.
Afternoon RMS Families: 1. PTO Teacher Luncheon that was originally scheduled for today has been rescheduled to tomorrow, Friday, December 13th. If you cannot bring the item that you signed up for, or assist at the time that you signed up for, please contact Martha Sims at 501 517-3140 2. Tomorrow is spirit wear day! Wear your Senator Gear as we cheer on the RHS Football Team for the Championship Game at 1:00pm!!! Go Senators!
Due to a power outage in the Robinson area, we will be closing ROBINSON ELEMENTARY, ROBINSON MIDDLE and ROBINSON HIGH SCHOOL today (December 12).
Why Attendance is Important in Helping Every Student Succeed? One of the most important things your child can do to reach the goal of success is also one of the most basic: attend school every day on time! By attending class regularly, your child is more likely to keep up with daily lessons and assignments and take quizzes and tests on time. Research has shown that your child's regular attendance may be the greatest factor influencing his/her academic success. Achievement: Students who attend school regularly are more likely to pass reading and math assessments than students who do not. Opportunity: For older students, being in school every day gives them a chance to learn more about college and scholarship opportunities and to learn the important information to build a successful academic record. Exposure to the English language: Regular school attendance can also help students who are learning English by giving them the opportunity to master the skills and information they need more quickly and accurately. Being part of the school community: Just by being present at school, your child is learning how to be a good citizen by participating in the school community, learning valuable social skills, and developing a broader world view. What parents can do: Follow the school's guidelines and attendance policy and report excused absences immediately. Reviews the school's rules and make sure you understand who you need to contact if your child is going to be absent. Take an active role. Stay involved with your child's daily experiences at school by asking how the school day went, and then listening carefully to what your child shares with you — both the successes and struggles. Make it a point to meet your child's teacher(s) and friends. Keep updated on school events and announcements. Read the school documents that your child brings home and Try to limit the amount of time that your child misses school due to medical appointments or illness. If possible, avoid scheduling doctor's appointments during the school day. Allow your child to stay home only in the case of contagious or severe illnesses. Schedule family events with your child's school schedule in mind. Plan holiday celebrations or family trips during weekends or school vacations. In the case of family emergencies or unexpected trips, talk to your child's teacher(s) as far in advance as possible and set up a way that your child can work ahead or bring important homework on the trip.
UALR is hosting a Community Night of Coding Monday (Dec. 9) from 5-8pm in the EIT building. There will be workshops and demos, Hour of Code activities for all ages, computer science hands-on demos and more! Register here: http://ow.ly/jkGC50xtGPE
On Thursday, December 12th, the Robinson MIddle School PTO will be hosting a Holiday Luncheon for our wonderful teachers, staff, and administrators! Volunteers are needed to provide soups, rolls, drinks, and desserts, as well as to help decorate/set up, serve lunch, and clean up afterwards. Please visit the link below to see how/where you can help (and to sign up). If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Chaffin (501 590-0925) or Martha Sims (501 517-3140). https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094bacaf28aafd0-rmsholiday Thanks! Martha Sims
Picture make-up day is scheduled for December 9th for any student who was absent or would like a re-take. PALS (People Assisting Local Schools) Volunteer Hours are due November 22. Anyone who has volunteered in any capacity from February 23,2019 - November 22,2019, should email their time to Toni Scott at: email@example.com Besides actual participation in volunteering for events, Volunteers can count their travel and preparation time for each activity. Also if you have donated and shopped for donations for dances, teacher gifts, luncheons/breakfasts,etc.... All that counts towards hours. Chaperoning any event, assisting teachers with activities, fundraisers, tutoring students, library helpers, weekend events,etc...It all matters! Your time is valuable and we are so appreciative and grateful of how very generous you all are in sharing yours with the students and staff of Robinson Middle! -- Robinson Middle School has received the honor of having the highest number of volunteer hours for the last 14 years!!! Truly a testament to the commitment of this community to serve the students and staff of Robinson in being the very best! Ms. Toni Scott -RMS Guidance Secretary
Yearbooks News... Yearbooks are on sale now! Buy yours at www.balfour.com by December 1st and pay only $25.00. After 12/1, the cost will be $30.00. Final order deadline is January 25th. You can also buy and create ads for your child or business on the Balfour.com site. We also need your photos! It takes lots of photos to make the yearbook great and include as many students and activities as possible. You can upload photos directly from your smartphone using the Balfour Image Share app. Download the app then create your account using our schools project code 001280. You can also upload pics from a computer to www.images.balfour.com. Encourage your students to share their photos too! If you have any questions or would like to help with the yearbook, contact our yearbook chair Carole George at firstname.lastname@example.org
FCCLA is hosting a canned food drive for Arkansas Food Bank from Monday, November 11th - Wednesday, November 20th! Our hope is to collect 500 cans! Each 1st period teacher will be given a box and wish list flyers for your classroom! The winning 1st period class will receive a cookie party and each student will receive 20 PBIS points! Thank you! Mrs. Bailey Business Education Joe T. Robinson Middle School email@example.com
Monday, November 11, 2019 is Veteran’s Day! Giving back is so important and we truly want our students to understand the importance of supporting those that have served in the Armed Forces. In honor of our Veterans, we are asking families to make a donation of any size to be given to Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System. Donations will be taken during the 1st period classes. All funds will be submitted to the organization to support veterans in need. https://www.littlerock.va.gov/ https://www.littlerock.va.gov/giving/index.asp Additionally, RMS staff and students are asked to dress in camouflage or military style clothing in support of Veterans. Thank you for taking time to share this news with your child. PCSSD/ RMS READING CHALLENGE BEGINS ON NOVEMBER 11, 2019 For the next 7 weeks, RMS will ask all students to read at least 30 minutes or more each night. Students will receive credit for reading in their Social Studies Class. We need all families to support this initiative as reading nightly will help improve student comprehension. Students are expected to log minutes read and pages read. An assessment after reading a book will be given. The school with the highest reading minutes and has evidence to prove that will win a field trip from PCSSD. Let’s Read and Win This Challenge!!!
PCSSD schools held grand re-openings on Tuesday to change the name of our school Media Centers to Library Learning Centers. Check out all the cool pictures of the new looks: http://ow.ly/jMbY50x3awq
RMS Message- Band Students: Your money for selling chocolate is past due. Please turn in your money today. Thank you! RMS PTO Newsletter Link-Click and Read! https://mailchi.mp/ee4cb4b1eef0/robinson-middle-pto-november-newsletter
REMINDER: Schools are closed Wednesday - Friday for teacher and leadership professional development. See you Monday, Nov. 4!
Senator Strong Middle School Team, Tomorrow is School Spirit Wear!!! Black and Gold all the way and we look forward to our school-wide 1st quarter assembly. Have a great night!
Evening RMS Parents! Please read the following information below. 1. Flu Make Up Clinic is tomorrow, students must have consent forms signed to participate. 2. October 29, 2019 is our RMS Dance. PTO needs your help. Please sign up to support on the link attached. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4FA4A82BA7FF2-anight 3. For the dance, there is going to be cash prizes for top 3 best dressed. 1st $50 2nd $30 3rd $20 4. Remember that we have school only on Monday and Tuesday of this week! Have a great night!
Reminder Band Students- ALL money for the chocolate boxes will be collected at lunch on Monday, October 28th! Please bring your money to the band mom's on the stage during lunch on Monday. Thank you!
Don't forget that students get a little fall break NEXT week. Schools are closed Wednesday (Oct. 30) - Friday (Nov. 1) for districtwide professional development. You can find all district events on the website: https://www.pcssd.org/o/pcssd/events
RMS Flu Clinic Students who missed our flu clinic will be able to have the vaccine on Monday, 10/28/19. If any missed the clinic for any reason, they may receive the shot on Monday. They must have a signed consent. If your student needs a consent form, have them to see Nurse Rice. Students must have forms turned in by Monday morning. Cookie Dough Pick Up Parents may pick up orders at their earliest convenience. Please park your car and pick up orders at the end of the school day. Thanks.
Dear Choir Parents/Guardians, 1. Cookie dough will be delivered to RMS on THURSDAY 10/24/19!!! We need parent volunteers to help with unloading and sorting of the cookie dough starting at 1:30 PM!!! If you're able to help, please contact Mr. Fuller: firstname.lastname@example.org You may pick up your cookie dough starting at 3:50 PM. Mr. Fuller will be staying until 6:30 PM to make sure that everyone is able to come and get their dough on that day!!! 2. Saturday October 26th is a very busy day for the RMS Choir program. We have all-region choir auditions at Conway Jr. High School in Conway, AR. We will be boarding busses and will be leaving by 6:30 AM...YES...6:30 AM!!! We need parent volunteers to help chaperone during the day! (YOU DON'T HAVE TO RIDE THE BUS, but the students do!) If you'd be willing to volunteer to help (and we'll take you any amount of time that you'd be willing to stay!!!), please contact Mr. Fuller: email@example.com 3. WHEW!!! Super busy time of year...but we wouldn't have it any other way! Thank you for allowing your child to be a part of the RMS Choir! I'm truly blessed and humbled to have each and every one of them as a part of the choir family! Have a great week!!! and.....Goooooooooo Senators! Fuller
**ATTENTION** Phones are down at several PCSSD schools and admin offices. Our IT department is working with Windstream to resolve the issue. You track the outage here: https://downdetector.com/status/windstream/map/
Robinson Middle and Bramble Market are partnering together for a fall community event October 19th from 9am to 4pm. There will be food trucks, lots of local vendors selling various items, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, face painting and much more. Come join us! Get to know people in your community and school, and have some family fun! There will be a bus transporting from Robinson High to Bramble due to little parking. Bramble Market (9325 Ferndale Cut Off Road, 72223)
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. The National Bullying Prevention Center provides a "Kids Against Bullying" pledge encouraging kids to speak up against bullying, support those being bullied & to be a friend when they see bullying. http://ow.ly/snaM50wEVmm
The calendar can now be found in EVENTS. Important district-wide dates will be posted on the PCSSD website. School-specific dates will be posted on their respective school websites. You can view the "At-A-Glance" calendar here: https://5il.co/amrb
A Night With The Stars Robinson Middle School Dance Date: 10/29/19 Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm Come dressed as your favorite celebrity, famous athlete, musician and etc...* No mask or weapons! There will be a DJ, food, prizes and cash concessions. Price to get in: $5.00 Come and have a great time!!!
Good Morning RMS Senator Families! Please see the link of this month's PTO President Letter. Have a STRONG Day! https://mailchi.mp/ce63250238a2/rms-pto-president-letter
Morning, we are having a fabulous day at Robinson Middle!
Parent Meeting for MS Boys Basketball on Tuesday, September 24th from 6:00pm-6:30pm in the cafeteria.
* Reminder, Band Parents, there is a band meeting tomorrow, Tuesday Sept 24 at 5:30 in the middle school band room. Please come with some fundraising ideas. Thank you and see you tomorrow!
RMS -Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oSKlsWQZ2s9U-tvYLIdhbXwei1xqmu5nFgzFScXMG9U