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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 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:
11/25: End of Trimester 1
11/26-11/28: Thanksgiving Break, no school
12/12: Report cards go home with students
12/22-1/22: Winter Break, no school
1/16: Early Dismissal, 11am
1/20/15: Winter Concert dress rehearsal at the Strand, time TBD
1/21/15: RDMS Winter Concert at the Strand, time TBD
6/2/15: Spring Concert dress rehearsal at the Strand, time TBD
6/3/15: RDMS Spring Concert at the Strand, time TBD
The Phoenix program's annual Thanksgiving Food Drive brought in a couple hundred pounds of food to give to our area food pantry! For every food item brought in, staff and students received a ticket for a free turkey. This year's winners were Brandon Abbott and Mareh Willis. Congratulations to you both!
A few photos from our Veterans Day Breakfast and Assembly. We had a wonderful turnout this year!
Dear Parents & Guardians,
RDMS held our Fall Welcome Back to School evening with excellent attendance! The topic of our opening comments was Proficiency Based Learning and Grading. On October 10th, the district’s 5-7 staff held a meeting to create this year’s work plan for the implementation of proficiency based learning and grading system. The meeting was highly successful, and in addition to a plan for the school year, teachers also resolved the numerical grading difference between TGS and RDMS.
Our school is working to close the gaps in reading and math. We have finalized our lists, based on the Fall NWEA testing. We are busily determining appropriate interventions and monitoring the students closely.
Our school participated in Maine Harvest Lunch Week, September 22-26. Our harvest lunch was Friday, September 26th; we give huge thanks to Charles Butler for using our products to create a wonderful luncheon. The Phoenix program students also cooked lunch for their parents, serving them in the library. What a rewarding project the garden has proven to be!
RDMS students were treated to a presentation by Newberry Honor Award Author, Stephanie S. Tolan. The purpose of the presentation was to bring someone in who would spark the interest of middle school students to young adult fiction beginning with the book, Surviving the Applewhite’s by Stephanie Tolan. Christine S. Neville, Ed.D, Cushing Public Library Board Member and retired educator, was awarded a grant from Stephen & Tabitha King. While this opportunity was originally intended for students from Cushing, Christine was able to squeeze in some time for the RDMS students. Students and staff were all mesmerized by Stephanie’s fantastic presentation.
Kevin Martin and I met with Sarah Mattox, Restorative Programs Coordinator--Court, School and Community Diversion & Intervention—from the Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast. Restorative justice is a preventative philosophy that guides communities in their response to wrongdoing by youth. The idea is to bring together the person harmed with the person who caused the harm, along with supporters, family and community members, to talk about an incident and to come to an agreement for how the person(s) who caused the harm can take responsibility for their actions. We are very interested in utilizing this worthy process with hope for better outcomes in some of our more difficult situations.
Our 7th grade students are participating in the “Stories of the Land” (SLIP) project sponsored by the Farnsworth Art museum. On October 3 the students journeyed to the Owls Head Light House to take photographs around the theme, “Footprints of Maine.” This year-long project will culminate in May with an event held at the Strand Theater, followed by student work being put on display at Julia’s Gallery.
On Monday, November 10th, RDMS will host our annual Honor Our Veterans breakfast and assembly. We offer a free, student directed, breakfast to all area veterans prior to the assembly. Following breakfast the RDMS student council will escort our honored guests individually to the assembly. We have guest speakers and music and speeches from the kids, all directed to the veterans. It’s a huge tradition for RDMS, one of our signature events. All staff and students get very involved, and it is a special event. The breakfast is open from 7:30 – 8:30am; the assembly begins at 8:30. Are you a veteran or do you know a veteran? The invitation is open to all.
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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