Minds in the Middle

Red Ribbon Week festivities have begun this week at RCMS. On Thursday, Being Drug Free Make Cents, and students are bringing in spare change for Pennies for Patients to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We send a special thank you to our local RCMS hero 6th grader Caitlin Newcomb. Caitlin was diagnosed with Lymphoma about two years ago and is helping to lead this event.

We have a drug free theme for each day. Friday we are joining all of Rockcastle County for Red Day. Monday, we want students to Be All That You Can Be and wear camouflage. On Tuesday, We’re Too Bright for Drugs. Students will wear bright or neon clothing. Next Wednesday, we will Put A Cap on Drugs. Students may wear hats or caps. We end our themes on the 31st with students wearing orange and black to Say Boo to Drugs.

This Friday will be the RCHS Unite Bowl football game. Unite members will be participating in the red balloon launch at halftime. There will be a time of devotion after the game at RCMS.

Also on Halloween, the Leadership Team will be delivering Boograms. Students can stop by the lobby on Tuesday or Wednesday and order a boogram for themselves, a friend or a teacher. Proceeds will benefit kids with special needs.

Other Halloween events include our Spooky Storytelling shows with Mr. Shawn Burdette and our annual Spooky Concert with the RCMS Band and Choir.

RCMS will be hosting a Unite poster contest. Prizes will be awarded. See Mrs. Cromer for poster board.

Time is running out on the Unite Toilet Paper Drive. We are in competition with the schools from Clay County to see who can donate the most toilet paper for some local drug rehabilitation facilities. The drive will run through October 25th.

Remember to be collecting your Box Tops for Education. The teams are in competition to see who can bring in the most. The current contest will end this Friday.

Y-Club members who are interested in attending the Kentucky Youth Assembly need to get their forms and Monday to Mr. McGuire asap.

Halloween scary movie night will be this Friday from 3-5:00. Presale tickets are $2. Get your movie request to Mrs. Parker this week. Students must have parent and team permission to attend and be picked up at 5:00.

Our PTSA will begin a fall fundraiser on Monday. Students will be bringing home materials for the Mixed Bags sales this week. Contact Mrs. Miller if you have any questions.

Monday, November 11th will be our annual Veterans Day Celebration. All veterans and their families should make plans to attend. It is a very special day at RCMS.

Congratulations to the 7th grade Adventurers on having 100% attendance last Thursday. Congratulations as well to Mrs. Davis’s 6th grade homeroom on winning the weekly attendance race. Mrs. Mackinnon’s Adventurers came in second place followed by Mr. McGuire’s 7th grade Shooting Stars.

Students who are interested in trying out for archery need to see Mr. Alexander as soon as possible.

The Livingston Lion’s Club is sponsoring a poster contest for students who are 11-13 years old about what peace means to you. The student who wins first place will win a trophy, certificate, and two movie passes. Posters must be turned by Monday.

There will not be school on Monday, November 4th.