1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Strength Team Assembly
2:35 PM - 4:00 PM Art Club
2:35 PM - 3:25 PM Homework Busters
2:35 PM - 4:00 PM Science Olympiad Practice
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Girls On Track
8:00 AM End of Third Marking Period
2:35 PM - 3:25 PM Homework Busters
Congratulations to the 30 Art students here at RLMS, their art work has been selected for the 2017 Community Student Art Exhibit!!.
The Exhibit will be held at The Box Factory For Arts in St. Joe, MI, from April 8th through April 29th, Judging will be on Friday, April 7th. Everyone is welcome to visit the Exhibit during these dates. Mon-Sat from 10:00am until 4:00. Sunday from 1:00pm until 4:00.
Summer Camp scholarships are available in the office, however they need to be turned in by this Friday, March 31st before you leave for Spring Break. If you are interested in receiving a scholarship for a camp, please stop in the office and pick one up.
Track Practice for the week of March 27th, Track practice will be Mon Through Thurs, from 2:35pm to 4:30. of this week no practice on Friday, March 31st, as this is a half day.
Bus Route Students Please Take Note of the Bus Procedures, Some are new.
1) Students that ride the bus from school to home routes need to ride a shuttle bus over to the high school. Walking from Ring Lardner to the High school is not permitted.
2) Students are to ride their assigned route bus if available at RL as a shuttle to the high school.
(Students have been allowed to ride any shuttle to the HS. This has changed, if available as a shuttle, they are to get on the bus they take home.
3) Once a student boards a shuttle bus they must ride that bus to the high school. Shuttle buses that are full will close their doors. There will be no getting off the bus prior to departure unless the driver or the school administration determines it is necessary.
4) Upon bus arrival at the High School, all transfer students will be stay on the bus until High School dismissal bell rings. (This has not been the case in the past)
ANNOUNCEMENT FOR HOMEWORK BUSTERS STUDENTS
The last day for Homework Busters for this school year is Thursday April 27.
The NJHS Meeting for today, Thursday, March 23 has been cancelled. The meeting is rescheduled for Wed, March 29, after school until 3:10
Next Art Club meeting is Thursday, March 30th 2:35pm to 4:00
Niles Athletics Sports Camps
Summer Sports Camps are coming soon. Camps include; Volleyball, Golf, Softball, Tennis Soccer, Bowling, Basketball and Football. The first camp will be Basketball, June 7-9. Please pick up a brochure in the RLMS office for more details. Camps will go through mid July
Science Olympiad Meetings for the State Competition
The State finals for Science Olympiad are at Michigan State University on April 29th.
Science Olympiad State Competition meetings for the upcoming week are this Saturday March 25th from 9:00am to noon and Thursday March 30th at 2:30pm - 4:00
Youth Mental Health First Aid
YMHFA is early help offered to young people experiencing a challenge. This is a free 8 hour course designed for aldults and parents who regularly interact with youth of ages 12-18. This course equips people with no clinical training, with knowledge and skills needed to help someone experiencing a mental health crisis.
Preregistration is required.
Class Dates, Saturday, April 22 from 8:30am to 5:00pm at Lakeland Hospital in Niles
Friday, May 5, from 8:30am to 5:00pm at Lakeland Hospital in Niles
Tuesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 29 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm at the Niles District Library
For more information or to register, call (269)556-2808 or (866)260-7544, ww.lakelandhealth.org
5th GRADE OPEN HOUSE Tuesday, April 18th at 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
5TH Graders, this is an opportunity to tour Ring Lardner Middle School to get a look at what your day will look like. There will also be a brief question and answer session. Don't miss out on having a sneak peak at the NEW 6th grade wing.
Jr. Viking Soccer
Any student interested in Jr. Viking Soccer can pick up a sign up sheet out side of the RLMS office. Soccer is open to 6th, 7th or 8th grade students. You can also contact Coach Wright at email@example.com. Girls will start practicing in March, games are in April and May.
The Ring Lardner Chess is open to 6, 7, and 8th graders of any skill level. Beginning chess players can learn how to play while more experienced players can test their skills against other chess masters. The club meets after school for an hour many times throughout the school year. Students can join at any time. Talk to Mr. Bigelow with any questions.
Niles Community Schools registration dates for its preschool and kindergarten programs for the 2017-18 school year have been set. The following dates are applicable to anyone interested in registering their child to attend early education programs at schools throughout the district. (More)
The state is requiring five additional student instructional days next year. As we did not receive an increase in funding to offset the cost of these days, we had to add a few more 1/2 days to the district calendar. We know that we have many working parents who this affects. (More)
When it comes to severe weather and the potential for a school closure, I know that the sooner the decision is made the better for staff, students, and parents. Typically, we make a decision to close for inclement weather collectively with Brandywine and Buchanan. Our goal is to make this decision before 6:00am. (More)
After months of gathering information from community stakeholders through surveys, workshops, forums and other means, leaders of the Niles Community Schools district have developed a new strategic plan that will help guide the district in reaching future goals. On February 1, 2016, the Niles school board ratified the plan by approving the district’s new mission statement, vision statement, beliefs and goal statements — all of which are components of the strategic plan. “To use a Viking analogy, we wanted everybody to have their oars in the water at the same time and all pulling together,” said Greg O’Toole, school board president. “I think this was critical to getting to that point.”