Ring Lardner Middle School

Niles Vikings

Dynamic Learners * Diverse Opportunities * Driven to Succeed



Daily Announcements
 
Science Olympiad will practice until 4 this Thursday, February 23rd
 
The NJHS Induction will be Thursday, March 16th at 7:00 pm.  In the RLMS Cafeteria 
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RING LARDNER WRESTLING 


The wrestling match scheduled for Saturday, February 25th @ Coloma Inv. Has been CANCELLED due to the High School Wrestling Team qualifying for State, which will be in Mt. Pleasant this weekend.
The next match will be Thurs. March 2nd against Watervliet (A)  at 5:00pm 
 
GIRL'S BASKETBALL
 
The next Basketball game will be Wednesday, March 1st  Against Edwardsburg (A) at 4:00pm
COMMUNITY FORUM: 
 
Sports physicals for students who have yet to get one will be provided at Niles High School on Tuesday, Feb 28th at 3:00pm. The cost for a physical is $20.00. Parents are asked to fill out a physical form and have their child bring it with them on the 28th. These forms can be found at www.nilesathletics.com or can be picked up in our office. 
Please be reminded that no athlete can participate in a spring sport without first having a physical on file.
Physicals provided on the 28th are only good for the rest of this school year. They can not be used for the 2017-18 school year.
 
 BABYSITTING CLINIC

Saturday, March 18, 2017
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lakeland Health is sponsoring a clinic to help boys and girls learn to care for small children with confidence. The clinic, which is open to students in the 5th grade or above, will cover what to do in emergencies, expectations of a babysitter, home and fire safety, first aid, and more. For more information, visit www.lakelandhealth.org or call (866) 260-7544. Information is available outside the Ring Lardner cafeteria or in the office.

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SCHOOLMESSENGER TEXTING ALERT NOTIFICATION 
 
Niles Community Schools is excited to announce the launch of a service that will enhance communication by allowing us to deliver important information to you via SMS text messaging.

The service is provided by SchoolMessenger, which is the alert notification system we use through PowerSchool, our student information system, to notify you of school cancellations.  Further information may be found at www.SchoolMessenger.com/tm.

In order to participate, you must indicate your willingness to receive text messages to your cell phone.  The opt-in process is simple and only takes a few seconds to complete.  You will want to repeat the opt-in process for all wireless numbers that you wish to receive text messages. 

 

OPT-IN PROCESS

 

·      Simply text Y or YES to the number 67587. 

·      You’ll know you were successful if you receive the following reply message:

“You’re registered 4 SchoolMessenger.  Reply STOP to cancel, HELP for help.  Msg & data rates may apply.  Msg freq varies.”

 

 
 
 
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GIRLS ON TRACK
 
More info will be available soon. Contact Miss Haney if you have questions.
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UPCOMING SCHEDULE
 
Conferences are coming!  March 1st 5:00 to 7;30pm and March 2nd from 5:00 to 7:15pm. There will be a full day for students on March 1st and a half day on March 2nd and 3rd. If you have not received a sign up form, please contact the RLMS office.
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CHESS CLUB
 
Hear ye! Hear ye! Ring Lardner Chess Club begins! The first meeting will be WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26th. Anyone is welcome to join. Just attend one of our meetings. No experience necessary! We can teach you. Learn one of the oldest strategy games ever! We meet twice a month in Mr. Bigelow's Room 8 from 2:45 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. Make sure you have a ride home after the meetings. We will also be meeting on the following dates: 1/17, 1/31, 2/7 and 2/21.
 
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ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS CLUB 
 
Environmental Awareness Club. Anyone is welcome to attend the meetings. Please see Ms. Stanulis in room #23 if you have questions. Stay tuned for upcoming meeting dates.
 
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RING LARDNER HOURS
 
NOTE: The start and end times have changed since the 2015-16 school year. The 2016-17 school year will be as follows: Full Day 7:30am - 2:31pm. Half Day 7:30am - 10:43am.
 
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SPRING PICTURE DAY
 
Spring picture day is scheduled for Tuesday, March 14th. These Pictures are optional for students one in the fall. Students who wish to purchase spring pictures, can pick up order forms in the RLMS office, Parents can go to www.inter-state.com for inquiries and pre-orders or call 800-952-6450.  If you have any other questions, please call the Ring Lardner Office at 269-683-6610.
 
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MOBILE DENTIST
 
The Mobile Dentist will be vising Ring Lardner Middle School again on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. They will arrive first thing in the morning. Please pick up your forms in the Ring Lardner front office.
 
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ART CLUB
 
Open to ALL 7th and 8th grade Ring Lardner students. Meeting will be after school from 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in room 29. The following meeting dates are: 12/15, 1/5, 1/19, 2/2, 2/16,2/23, 3/9, 3/23. Please contact Mr. Morgan with any questions.
 
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SCIENCE OLYMPIAD   
Science Olympiad will practice until 4 this Thursday, February 23rd
Thanks!
 
Future scientists, join an exciting science team, the fantastic Science Olympiad!!!! Represent Ring Lardner Middle School and win big!! If you were unable to attend the first meeting, please leave your name with your science teacher and I will know that you would like to be part of the Science Olympiad Team! The following dates have been scheduled for Science Olympiad meetings. All meetings will be from 2:36pm-3:30pm in Room 2, unless otherwise stated, thank you, Coach Eira McDaniel.  Meetings:  from 9am-12pm, 12/15, 1/5, 1/14 (at the high school 9-12pm), 1/19, 1/21 (at the high school) 1/26. 1/28 (at the high school), 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 2/25 (at the high school). The competition is on March 7, so we will meet Friday, March 3rd at lunch on the half day.
 
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STUDENT COUNCIL
 
All meetings will be held after school from 2:36 p.m.- 3:10 p.m. in Room 24. We will meet on the following dates: 1/17, 2/7, 3/14, 4/18, 5/16, 6/6. Please contact Mrs. Jones in room 24 with any questions.  
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JR. VIKING SOCCER
 
Current 7th grade Ring Lardner students (8th grade in 2016/17) interested in participating in boys or girls soccer, please pick up an informational/registration brochure in the main office for more details.  You may also contact coach Wright at the following email address: coachbwight@comcast.net.
 
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2016-17 Niles Community School, CALENDAR
 
 
2016-17 Niles Community Schools NEW START and END TIMES
 
 
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HOMEWORK BUSTERS
 
Homework Busters began on Monday, September 26, 2016 and meets on Monday/Tuesday/Thursday each week from 2:36pm - 3:30pm. If you are interested, you will need to sign up during your lunch period at the table outside of the cafeteria and transportation is available via a bus ride home if needed. If you do not need a bus ride home, simply come to the library computer lab right after school. Homework Busters for bus riders dismisses at 3:15pm. Those not needing bus transportation will be dismissed at 3:30pm. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your homework started or maybe even finished before you leave school for the day. See Ms. Haney or Mr. Armstrong if you have any questions. The last day for Homework Busters will be Thursday, May 25, 2017.
 
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 ATHLETIC ADMISSIONS:
 $3/person   ~   $5/family   ~  Free/Under 10 and Senior Citizens
 
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Ring Lardner Building Security
Ensuring the safety of our students is a top priority for everyone in Niles Community Schools. As we have previously communicated, our district continues to stress the importance of a healthy and safe environment where learning can take place. As a result, we have enhanced security measures at Ring Lardner.

With your support we will continue to provide a safe and positive learning environment for all members of our school community. As we work to improve our security practices, we ask for your partnership and cooperation in contributing to the overall security at Ring Lardner.

Because entry doors will remain locked throughout the school day, we have some suggestions on ways we would like to enlist your help: • When at the front door or entering through the dock doors, please push the button to buzz in; you will need to stand in front of the camera and announce your name and purpose for visiting Ring Lardner once you have been asked to do so • Please be patient if clarifying questions are asked by our office staff. Rest assured that Ring Lardner’s faculty, staff, and administration are dedicated to ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of all of our students. We realize the new security procedures may cause some inconvenience, but in the long run these procedures protect us all, especially your children. Please feel free to call the Ring Lardner office at 269/683-6610 if you have any questions or concerns.
 
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Check grades / attendance / setup alert preferences :
PowerSchool log in information was mailed home at the beginning of the year.  If you need your password reset or need instructions on how to set up your account, please call the RL office at 269-683-6610.
 
Our automated absence notifications through PowerSchool are being made. You will receive a phone call (message below) ANY time your child has been marked absent during a school day.
ABSENCE MESSAGE:
"Hello, your child, (first name, last name) was marked absent on (today's date) at Ring Lardner Middle School for one or more classes. Please send a note with your student upon their return or call the school office at 683-6610 to excuse the absence if you have not already done so. Thank You."

Alert Solutions allows our school to send messages using email and voice messages. If you click on the Power Announcement link in PowerSchool you will be able to see all the contact information our school has listed for you. Within this section of the Parent Portal, you will also be able to choose your communication preferences based on message category, such as school closures or student bulletins. You may opt out of any message category except for Emergency Messages. 
 
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 Upcoming Events:
 
 
 
                FEBRUARY 2017
 
15th    4:00pm  Girls Bball @ Dowagiac MS (A)
16th     2:36-3:25 Homework Busters 
           2:45-4:00 Art Club Room 25
           4:00  Wrestling St. Joe Upton MS (A) - Upton Middle School, 800 Maiden Ln, St Joseph, MI
17th    8:00am-9:00am 7th grade Assembly 
           9:30-10:45 8th Grade Assembly
20th    NO SCHOOL for STUDENTS
21st    2:36pm – 3:25pm  Homework Busters
           2:45pm – 3:45pm Chess Club - Room 8
22nd   4:00pm – Girls Bball vs St Joe Upton (H)
23rd    2:36pm – 3:25pm  Homework Busters
            2:45-4:00pm - Art Club Room Room 25
25th    9:00am  Wrestling @ Coloma Inv. (A) - Coloma
           9:00am  Science Olympiad @ NHS - Niles High School
27th    2:36pm – 3:25pm  Homework Busters
28th    2:36pm – 3:25pm  Homework Busters
           4:00  Wrestling vs Dow/Edw (H)
 
              MARCH 2017
 1st     5:00-7:30pm  Parent Teacher Conferences
2nd     5:00-7:15pm  Parent Teacher Conferences 1/2 Day Students
           5:00pm Wrestling @ Watervliet (A) WVJH 
3rd      Half day for all
6th      7th Grade vision screening in the Library 
 7th     All Day - Science Olympiad Regional Competition, @ Lake Michigan College
 
 
 
 
                       
 
 
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