Principal's Message June 2018

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Principal's Message June 2018

End of Year News and Back to School Updates

1. We have three amazing staff members retiring this year:   

Please send your well wishes to the three incredible people that are leaving a legacy of commitment and dedication to Reeves families and students over the past 3+ decades.  Reeves staff is sad to say goodbye, but also very excited for the grand adventures that await. Best wishes and our sincerest congratulations to Lori Smith (Lead Secretary & Office Manager), Joan Schooler (8th grade ELA teacher), and Paula Vitalich (Lead Cook & Manager).  

RMS staff will be celebrating these unique and wonderful individuals with retirement gatherings on June 13th and June 20th.  Please feel free to drop off cards to Janette Jones at the attendance window or send e-mails congratulating their “graduation” from Reeves Middle School.   ☺

2.  NO after school study hall this week:  

The last day of our after school study hall program was on June 7th.  With a generous donation from a community member that prefers to remain anonymous, we have been able to provide Tuesday and Thursday study hall this year.  An adult supervisor and 3 high school students receive payment for their weekly support of RMS students with this annual grant. We hope to continue this program in the 2018/19 school year.  

3.  Reward Day for the SBAC and WCAS testing effort:  

We are SO proud of our Reeves Raiders for their tremendous testing efforts in May.  On Friday (June 8) we had a reward activity morning to celebrate this awesome group of students.  Thank you parents for sending your kids to school each testing day with a great “can-do” attitude.   

4.  A message for 8th grade parents:   

Please look for information coming home regarding our transition celebration for 8th grade students & families on June 20th.  There will be a morning breakfast and some additional events taking place in the RMS Gym.   8th graders can exit after the morning event or stay to participate in the all-school dance.  School is out at 11:30 AM on June 20th.  

 Upcoming Events:

June 11:  Choir Concert @ OHS   7:30 PM

June 12:  6th Grade track meet at OHS starts @ 4 PM

June 14:  Band & Orchestra concert at OHS   

~ Orchestra starts at 6 PM…  Band starts at 7:30 PM

            ~ ½ of 6th grade-- field trip to Lott

June 15: ½ of 6th grade-- field trip to Lott

June 18:  Yearbook distribution to all 8th graders

          ~ Long PM assembly for academic and spring sports recognition

          ~ Locker clean-out day for 8th graders

June 19:  8th graders to Wild Waves from 9-2:30 PM

            ~ ASB election assembly during OT for 6th & 7th grades

~ Yearbook distribution to all 6th & 7th graders after the assembly

            ~ Locker clean-out day for 6th and 7th graders

June 20: Last Day of School – ½ Day Early Dismissal     

~ No backpacks or binders needed or allowed.   No use of lockers.

~ 8th grade breakfast and promotion celebration

~ All school dance and various station activities

~ 11:30 release for Reeves students


Back to school events for 2018-19:

RMS Orientation Day is August 28th from 4-7:30 PM.  

    ~ 7th & 8th graders are invited between 4 and 6 PM.  

    ~ New students and 6th graders are invited to arrive between 6:00-6:20 PM.  Short assembly at

       6:40 pm in the gym.

    ~ Everyone is welcome to participate in the ice-cream social… it starts at 7:00 PM in the cafeteria.  

Purchase a PE shirt, visit the library for a student photo, learn about PTA volunteer opportunities,

add money to the lunch account, take a self-directed tour of the school and more.   Note: class schedules will be distributed on the first day of school.  Details to follow in a summer letter in August.

School starts on September 5, 2018.    


Curriculum Night is September 18, 2018 from 6-7:30 PM.

Parents & Guardians will get a copy of their student’s daily schedule and rotate from class to class to hear about the curriculum and basic expectations from each teacher.