Daily AnnouncementsScience Olympiad will practice until 4 this Thursday, February 23rdThe NJHS Induction will be Thursday, March 16th at 7:00 pm. In the RLMS Cafeteria~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~RING LARDNER WRESTLINGThe 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 5:00pmGIRL'S BASKETBALLThe next Basketball game will be Wednesday, March 1st Against Edwardsburg (A) at 4:00pmCOMMUNITY 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.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~SCHOOLMESSENGER TEXTING ALERT NOTIFICATIONNiles 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.
· 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.”~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~GIRLS ON TRACKMore info will be available soon. Contact Miss Haney if you have questions.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~UPCOMING SCHEDULEConferences 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.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~CHESS CLUBHear 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.ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS CLUBEnvironmental 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.RING LARDNER HOURSNOTE: 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.SPRING PICTURE DAYSpring 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.MOBILE DENTISTThe 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.ART CLUBOpen 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.SCIENCE OLYMPIADScience Olympiad will practice until 4 this Thursday, February 23rdThanks!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.STUDENT COUNCILAll 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.JR. VIKING SOCCERCurrent 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: email@example.com Niles Community School, CALENDAR2016-17 Niles Community Schools NEW START and END TIMES
HOMEWORK BUSTERS"Like" us on Facebook to see daily announcements and information! DO you TWEET? Follow us on TWITTER at RingLardnerNiles or RLMSNiles@nilesschools.org.
ATHLETIC ADMISSIONS:$3/person ~ $5/family ~ Free/Under 10 and Senior CitizensRing Lardner Building SecurityEnsuring 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.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.Upcoming Events:FEBRUARY 201715th 4:00pm Girls Bball @ Dowagiac MS (A)16th 2:36-3:25 Homework Busters2:45-4:00 Art Club Room 254:00 Wrestling St. Joe Upton MS (A) - Upton Middle School, 800 Maiden Ln, St Joseph, MI17th 8:00am-9:00am 7th grade Assembly9:30-10:45 8th Grade Assembly20th NO SCHOOL for STUDENTS21st 2:36pm – 3:25pm Homework Busters2:45pm – 3:45pm Chess Club - Room 822nd 4:00pm – Girls Bball vs St Joe Upton (H)23rd 2:36pm – 3:25pm Homework Busters2:45-4:00pm - Art Club Room Room 2525th 9:00am Wrestling @ Coloma Inv. (A) - Coloma9:00am Science Olympiad @ NHS - Niles High School27th 2:36pm – 3:25pm Homework Busters28th 2:36pm – 3:25pm Homework Busters4:00 Wrestling vs Dow/Edw (H)MARCH 20171st 5:00-7:30pm Parent Teacher Conferences2nd 5:00-7:15pm Parent Teacher Conferences 1/2 Day Students5:00pm Wrestling @ Watervliet (A) WVJH3rd Half day for all6th 7th Grade vision screening in the Library7th All Day - Science Olympiad Regional Competition, @ Lake Michigan College