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Rockland District Middle School
Rockland, ME 04841
Ph: (207) 596-2020(207) 596-2020 Fax: 596-2026
Office Hours 7:15am-3:00pm
Kathy Hollicker, Principal email@example.com
Kevin Martin, School Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org
Becca Barstow, Administrative Assistant email@example.com
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:
9/3: Band Demo Day, 10am
9/9: Band Parent Night, 6:30pm, location TBD
10/2: Picture Day
1/20/15: Winter Concert dress rehearsal at the Strand, time TBD
1/21/15: RDMS Winter Concert at the Strand, time TBD
6/1/15: Spring Concert dress rehearsal at the Strand, time TBD
6/3/15: RDMS Spring Concert at the Strand, time TBD
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS:
July 1 & 3: 9a-1p
July 9 & 10: 9a-1p
School closed week of July 14th
July 22 & 24: 9a-1p
July 29 & 31: 9a-1p
Aug 5 & 7: 9a-1p
Week of 8/11 & 8/18: 9a-1pm Monday-Friday
Week of 8/25: 8a-3p Monday-Friday
Then back to school!
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Lots of accomplishments have been taking place this spring at RDMS!
Two of our seventh grade students recently took the SAT’s with high school juniors and seniors. Student Abe LeMole and Alex Mahar both qualified for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Program (CTY) with their high scores. This allows both students the opportunity to participate in a three-week intensive summer program sponsored by CTY. We are so proud of these talented young men!
Mariah St. Clair, 5th grade student, recently took 2nd place in the Rockland Public Library poetry contest. Her poem was impressive and quite creative.
All 7th grade students participated in the Stories of the Land and its People Project, an arts-integrated school initiative for Midcoast Maine sponsored by the education department at the Farnsworth Art Museum. Our students learned the art of photography and wrote poems of the photographs. On Sunday, May 18th, students from six local public schools, including RDMS, celebrated this year’s success at the Strand led by Farnsworth Education Project Manager, Andrea Curtis. Following the recognition ceremony, guests and families viewed all the students’ work at the Julia Gallery. Students’ pieces are still on display at the Julia Gallery.
For the first time ever, RDMS band students performed with the Camden Rockport Middle School band at the Strom Auditorium. The music numbers they performed were breathtaking, and we are so proud to have the two middle schools collaborating. The following students participated: Flute: Beatrice Weinand, Skyler Kaler-Wall; Clarinet: Alex Mahar; Bass Clarinet: Mara Carpenter; Alto Sax: Maguire LeBlanc; Trumpet: Aaron Steeves, Abraham LeMole, Caleb Bellen, Jaden Martin, Wesley Dunkle; Percussion: Ryan Robinson.
Congratulations to RDMS students, who competed in the Oceanside Middle School track and field teams, on the results of their recent championship meet. The boys' team finished in 4th place and the girls' team placed 2nd. The girls' team received a plaque which will be kept at Oceanside West.
It is important that students find an interest outside of academics and RDMS tries to keep track of the progress students are making in these special activities, therefore we recognize the following students:
Earlier this school year, three students, Amanda Frost (6th grade), Erin Corcoran (5th grade), and Cera Aex (5th grade) were among five girls from Girl Scout Troop 2117 who earned their Bronze Award, the highest award that can be earned by a Junior Girl Scout.
Students, Mara Carpenter, Maisie Berard, Lexie McMahan, and Sarah Robinson performed in a recent dance recital at the Strom Auditorium. They showed great talent and elegance.
Finally, our final band and chorus concert, led by Abi Nash & Richard Walton, and student art exhibit, led by Su Johnson, is scheduled for Wednesday, June 4th, beginning at 6:30pm. Please stop in if you can.
The RDMS Student Council hosted a "Heroes Breakfast", inviting our local firefighters, paramedics, and police officers to visit and have breakfast in thanks for all that they do.
Spring is still alive and well inside RDMS...despite what Mother Nature keeps throwing at us!
Our first issue of our new school paper, the Eagle Flyer, is now available online.
Our honor roll has been posted for the second trimester! Congratulations to all the students on the list for the hard work they have accomplished.
Be involved...join the RDMS Parent Group!
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!
Please read Superintendent Collin's letter regarding security and access to the schools starting in the 2013/2014 school year. You can view it here.
Mrs. Hollicker's letter regarding Sandy Hook
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