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Rocky Hill MS Information

RHMS PTA Information

MCPS County Information

Counselors – 301-601-3190

Resource Counselor: Ms. Isha Gupta
Ms. Arcé: Grade 6
Ms. Yi: Grade  7 
Ms. Luckett: Grade 8 (A-G)
Ms. Gupta: Grade 8 (H-Z)

Counseling Secretary, Ms. Karen Kiernan (Ext. 1013)

A counselor has been assigned to each grade level this year. If you have questions or concerns regarding your child during the school year, please contact the counselor for your child. 

IMPORTANT DATES 2020-2021 (updated )

  • Monday, Aug. -Friday, Aug. -Professional Day for Teachers
  • Thursday, Aug. -6th Gr Orientation 8:15 AM-12:00 PM
  • Thursday, Aug. -Wildcat Welcome 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Monday, Sept. -No School-Labor Day Holiday
  • Tuesday, Sept. -First Day of School for Students
  • Thursday, Sept. -Back to School Night (7-9 PM)
  • Monday, Sept. -No School for Students
  • Friday, Oct. -Early Release Day
  • Monday, Oct. -Open House
  • Wednesday, Oct. -No School for Students
  • Wednesday, Nov. -Early Release Day
  • Monday, Nov. -Early Release Day
  • Tuesday, Nov. -Early Release Day
  • Wednesday, Nov. -Early Release Day
  • Thursday, Nov.  & Friday, Nov. -Holiday*-Thanksgiving-Schools Closed
  • Monday, Dec. -Wednesday, Jan. -Winter Break-Schools Closed
  • Monday, Jan. -No School-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Friday, Jan. -Early Release Day
  • Monday, Jan.-No School for Students
  • Monday, Feb. -No School-Presidents' Day
  • Friday, Feb. -Early Release Day
  • Friday, March -Early Release Day
  • Monday, April -Monday, April -No School (Spring Break)
  • Tuesday, April -No School for Students
  • Monday, May -Schools Closed-Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, June-No School for Students
  • Monday, June -Last day of school for students
  • Tuesday, June -Professional Day for Teachers

RECOMMENDED SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST

It is strongly recommended that all Rocky Hill students have an assignment book. They will be available for purchase at the Wildcat Welcome and during the year from the team leader or the financial assistant.

6th Grade Supplies

  • EARBUDS or HEADPHONES
  • A 3” 3 ring binder (encourage) or a 2” ring binder – it is suggested that student do NOT use multiple binders
  • 10 dividers
  • Colored pencils
  • Pencils (#2)
  • Pens (blue or black and red)
  • Pencil pouch
  • Highlighters – (2 colors)
  • Loose-leaf notebook paper (wide or college ruled)
  • 3 single subject spiral notebooks
  • 4 pocket folders
  • Protractor for home use
  • Calculators for C2.0 Math 6 - We strongly recommend that students have a scientific calculator that can perform all operations with fractions. Examples of calculators that perform fraction operations are the Texas Instruments TI-30Xa, TI-30X IIs, and the TI-34 II.
  • Calculators for C2.0 IM6/AIM - Students in AIM/IM can either have the scientific calculators recommended above or they might want to invest in a graphing calculator in preparation for Algebra 1. Recommended calculators are the Texas Instruments TI-83, TI-83 Plus, TI-84 or the TI-84 Plus. These will not be supplied for students during class.

7th & 8th Grade Supplies

  • EARBUDS or HEADPHONES
  • 3 ring binder or equivalent-Students may use either a large binder with divided sections for each class or they may use smaller individual binders for each class
  • Colored pencils
  • Pencils (#2)
  • Pens (blue or black and red)
  • Pencil pouch (recommended)
  • Highlighter
  • Loose-leaf notebook paper (wide or college ruled)
  • Protractor (for home use)
  • Calculator
  • Compass

PE Clothing: Gray or white t-shirt, navy blue or black shorts, navy blue or black sweat pants. PE uniforms can be purchased (PE Uniform Clothing Sizes and Pricing Order Form) at school during Wildcat Welcome.

CALCULATORS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH 

Calculators for C2.0 Math 6, C2.0 Math 7, and C2.0 Math 8

We strongly recommend that students have a scientific calculator that can perform all operations with fractions. Examples of calculators that perform fraction operations are the Texas Instruments TI-30Xa, TI-30X IIs, and the TI-34 II.
Students in IM and C2.0 Math 8 must also have calculators that perform these options. It is recommended that if a student is enrolled in C2.0 IM that they consider investing in a graphing calculator in preparation for Algebra 1 (see below).

Calculators for C2.0 Algebra 1 and C2.0 Honors Geometry (highly recommended for C2.0 IM)  
(highly recommended for IM)

Students in these classes should have a graphing calculator of their own. Recommended calculators are the Texas Instruments TI-83, TI-83 Plus, TI-84 or the TI-84 Plus. These will not be supplied for students during class.

Graphing calculators are necessary for the student to demonstrate mastery of the mathematics curriculum, beginning with Algebra 1. A graphing calculator is not needed before Algebra 1. Students are encouraged to buy their own graphing calculators to use during Algebra 1 and subsequent math courses. If you are unable to purchase one for your child, the school will have some available for students to borrow. A deposit will be required and students who borrow a graphing calculator will be given a financial obligation if the calculator is lost or damaged (the obligation will be for the amount not covered by the deposit).

Helpful Tips for Incoming 6th Graders

Incoming 6th Grade Parents and Students: Welcome to Rocky Hill!! We are very excited to start the new school year! The 6th grade team has put together Helpful Hints to help you learn more about life in 6th grade. These Helpful Hints will be emailed out via Connect Ed every Sunday night at 5 pm and posted on our RH website. If you are not receiving the emails, please contact our Counseling Office (301-601-3190) to make sure we have your correct email address. If you have any questions, please contact Lorie Quinn (6th Grade Team Leader) at Lorie_Quinn@mcpsmd.org.


 

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