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Welcome to our School News Dropbox!
This is where we move information about activities and events that have happened this school year in order to make room for current events.  This section is updated throughout the school year, so check back often to see news you may have missed when it first appeared in the School News Section.
August 2016:
Monday, August 29, was our first day of school. We captured a lot of first day smiles.
Click on the video below to see them.
September 2016
The 7th Grade sponsored the Back-to-School Dance on Friday, September 9 in the school cafeteria.
October 2016
October's Halloween Dance and Haunted Hall, sponsored by the 6th Grade Teachers, was held on October 26.  The festivities included a dance, the haunted 6th grade hall, games, a costume contest, a pumpkin carving contest, food, face painting, hair spraying, and more.  Watch the video to see all the fun we had, including all the spooky things you couldn't see in the Haunted Hall.  We would like to thank the 6th grade staff and all the parent and student volunteers who made this fun day possible!
October 2016
The Jr. Beta Club at RCMS participates in several service projects throughout the school year.  These projects are beneficial to the students, the school, and the community.  During September and October, club members organized and conducted a Backpack Food Drive to support the school's Backpack Weekend Program.  Backpacks are filled with nutritious foods that are individually packaged, shelf-stable, and easy to prepare.  This program is designed to make sure students in need have enough food to make it through the weekend.  The RCMS Backpack Program currently serves approximately 30 students.  During this school-wide event, students competed by homerooms to collect an assortment of food items.  Beta Club members collected the food and kept a daily tally for each homeroom.
The top homeroom at each grade level was treated to an ice cream party.  Winning homerooms were: Ms. Myers in Grade 6 with 207 items, Mrs. Perkinson in Grade 7 with 198 items, and Mrs. Rakestraw in Grade 8 with 388 items.  Thanks to all of our students, parents, and staff who contributed to our school food pantry. 
November 2016

FCA supports Operation Christmas Child

A shoe box can have a big impact on a child's life. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) collected items for shoe box gifts as part of the Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child Project.  On November 21, members of the FCA packed 70 shoe boxes that included small toys, school supplies, hygiene items, and candy. Each box was labeled for either a boy or a girl and included an appropriate age range. The boxes will be shipped to children around the world.
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November 2016
Science and history at the beach!
Learning outside the classroom can make subjects more vivid and more interesting to students.  Eighth grade students, parents, and teachers experienced this first hand when they traveled to Wilmington and Carolina Beach on November 9 and 10.  A total of 242 students and parents joined ten teachers to learn about science and history on North Carolina's coast.
On the morning of November 9 the group took a Carolina Ocean Studies tour of the Cape Fear inlet.  They landed on a protected island and learned about marsh creatures and blue crabs, and they even sang to Periwinkle Snails!  Next, they visited the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher where they saw fresh and saltwater ecosystems and the plants and animals that live in those environments.  To top off the day they boarded the Winner Ocean Princess Party Dance Ship at 8:00 PM. As the group cruised up the Cape Fear River for two hours, the students danced to their favorite tunes under strobe lights and a glass ceiling!
On Thursday, November 10, after some fun shopping on the boardwalk and walking on Carolina Beach, the group toured the most decorated ship in US naval history, the USS North Carolina, and were even allowed to eat in the mess hall on the ship!  Finally, it was time for a very tired group of students, teachers and parents to board the buses for the long ride home. This educational field trip provided many opportunities for observation, investigation, and exploration.
 November 2016

8th Graders explore local history in Wentworth

8th Grade students went on a local field trip to Wentworth, NC on November 9th to see some historical sites.  The sites included: Wentworth UMC, MARC (Museum & Archives of Rockingham County), and Chinqua Penn Plantation Trail.  Students visited Confederate and Slave graveyards at Wentworth UMC where the tour guide was a former social studies teacher and local historian, Ward Triche.  At the MARC Museum, students saw exhibits on the following: transportation, Civil Rights, Native American artifacts, migration, Civil War, slavery, tobacco, Blackbeard the Pirate, Jeff and Betsy Penn, and other interesting Rockingham County historical people, places, and events.  Students went to Chinqua Penn trail to enjoy a picnic lunch.  This field trip was an extension of the 8th grade social studies curriculum. 
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