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Rockland District Middle School
Rockland, ME 04841
Ph: (207) 596-2020 Fax: 596-2026
Office Hours 6:45am-2:45pm
Kathy Hollicker, Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Martin, School Counselor email@example.com
Becca Barstow, Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to Rockland District Middle School! Please take some time to look around our website - we have a lot of information for you to view. Our student handbook can be viewed under the News tab at the top of this page.
Upcoming dates of importance:
2/13: Early Release 10:50, Teacher Workshop
2/16-2/20: February Break, no school
3/6: End of Trimester 2
3/12: Report cards go home, Early Release 10:50, Parent Conferences
3/13: No school, Teacher Workshop
4/20-4/24: April Break, no school
6/2/15: Spring Concert dress rehearsal at the Strand, time TBD
6/3/15: RDMS Spring Concert at the Strand, 7pm
Dear Parents & Guardians,
In December, every student at RDMS was enriched with a full class period that taught computer programming. Students were provided an experience in the reasoning process without getting bogged down in writing lines of code. For more information on the students’ experiences, two great resources are http://code.org and http://hourofcode.com/us.
For the first time in RDMS history, our band and chorus performed their winter concert at the Strand Theater in Rockland. Music Director Miss Nash and I have been hoping for an opportunity for students to perform in a venue designed for performances rather than using our gymnasium. The students were thrilled to be there and they sounded fantastic. We are very grateful to the Strand for opening up this opportunity for our kids.
RDMS students, Logan Putansu, Katherine Freeman, Erin Corcoran, Hannah Edwards, Landdon Willis, and Kayla Reardon, were selected as the Maine Best in State in the Verizon Innovation App Challenge for middle schools. The name of the winning app students designed is Lunch Helper Plus. Students are now eligible to compete for the title of Best in region. Each team member received a T-shirt and was presented with a plaque for our school commemorating the honor!
Station Maine will begin again at RDMS soon! We had this valuable program a few years ago. The interest in the program waned until this year. Nearly 20 students have signed up and we are just working out the logistics at this time. When we offered this program, I witnessed so many students gain incredible life skills such as confidence, trust, & courage.
Congratulations to all our Spelling Bee participants! Our school wide winner was 6th grade student Hannah Edwards and the runner up is 7th grade student Chloe Courant. Up next for them will be the County Bee in February.
Finally, the RDMS Leadership Team is working to prepare us to make the conversion to Proficiency Based Learning and Grading. Soon, all the learning targets will be fully aligned with the common core, and we will begin the work of creating common rubrics. These are all steps in the right direction.
Apple ID’s for Under 13 Students
New Program Information for the 2014-2015 School Year
Creating an Apple ID for your student is an essential part of the MLTI (Maine Learning Technology Initiative) program. RSU 13 participates in the MLTI program from grades 5-12. For our student population that is under age 13, in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), Apple will be contacting parents/guardians directly through email with in depth information regarding these accounts. Apple will additionally send information on how to set up your student’s account at home. Please supply your school office with your email address and watch for email from Apple.
If your student already set up an Apple ID last year this will not affect your student, there is no need to go through the process again. If your student is entering 5th grade or new to our district, please watch for this email communication from Apple.
Apple IDs for students under 13 include the following features:
- Account settings, such as email address and date of birth, cannot be changed.
- No credit card is attached to the account at setup.
- Limit Ad Tracking is turned on for the account to ensure the student does not receive targeted advertising from Apple.
- Students can’t opt-in to receive marketing materials.
- A parent or guardian can be notified of any significant changes to the terms of the account.
PLEASE REMEMBER! We now send out school notices and information through email directly to parents, and we are getting lots of great feedback (no more digging crumpled papers out of the bottom of a backpack!). If you have not been receiving these email notices and would like to be added to our list, please contact us and let us know! Information will also be posted here on the website (events will be on the calendar) and of course we will still send notices home by mail or with students as necessary!
Mrs. Hollicker's letter regarding Sandy Hook
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