RHMS Archived News Items

Incoming 6th Graders/Entrantes de 6º grado 2020-21 

It was great to see so many of our newest Wildcat Families at the Incoming 6th Grade Parent Meeting on January 13th! At the meeting, Mrs. Quinn, our 6th Grade Team leader, along with Ms. Demosky-Tippett (PE), Mrs. Gupta & Mrs. Luckett (Counselors), and Dr. Eldridge (Principal) shared a PowerPoint with important information to help you begin thinking about the transition from elementary school to middle school. The power point is attached for you to review. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of us for help! Welcome to the Class of 2027!!!

Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night 2019-20 PowerPoint

¡Bienvenido a la clase de 2027! Adjunto es la presentación de PowerPoint de la reunión de padres en enero. Para obtener más información sobre el sexto grado en Rocky Hill y informaciones general desde la escuela haga un clic. Toda la información está en español. 

 Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night 2019-20 (Spanish)

RHMS Amazing Accomplishments 

Check back here periodically for updates on our staff and students' amazing accomplishments! 

 Six MCPS Students Win National Verizon App Challenge

Watch the Fox 5 Willpower Game Shout out to RHMS! Fox 5 Willpower Shout Out (.mov file) Plays in Windows Media Player  

 Montgomery Student Competes in Scripps National Spelling Bee  

RHMS competes in MCPS Book Wars Competition

Gazette.Net: Willpower Game (pg A-1) & Book Wars (pg A-3) 

SmarTrip Card for Free Rides

Effective July 1, 2019, all Montgomery County youths ages 18 and under (older if still in high school) ride FREE on Ride On buses all the time. Effective October 1, 2019, all student riders must use the Youth Cruiser SmarTrip® Card to ride for free. 

Rocky Hill Middle School has received a limited number of Ride On Youth Cruiser SmarTrip cards. In order for students to obtain a card, students need to complete a registration form in the Rocky Hill MS finance office. Once the registration information is verified, you will receive your Youth Cruiser SmarTrip card. As a student at Rocky Hill Middle School, you will not need to bring proof of age or residency when submitting your registration. 

Please see the attached letter for additional information and locations for obtaining a SmarTrip card.

Are you Moving?

For further information on providing Rocky Hill with the correct documentation to complete your change of address, please refer to the following link: Residency Information

Common Sense Media Lessons at RHMS

Digital citizenship, the practice of being safe, smart and ethical while online, has become an area of focus for educators and families as the 24/7 digital lifestyle becomes increasingly pervasive at school and home. The curriculum, which covers issues such as privacy, cyberbullying, internet safety and other digital dilemmas will be taught across math, world studies, English, science and health classes to all Rocky Hill students during the 2017-2018 school year.

Click this link to access more information about the Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship program: https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship  

Use this link to access the Family Tip Sheets provided by Common Sense Media: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lessons/family-tip-sheets/en  

A healthy media diet balances three things: what kids do, how much time they spend doing it, and whether their content choices are age-appropriate. Mixing media and tech time with other activities will help families find that happy medium. Use the Family Media Agreement and Device Contract to set realistic rules that make sense for your family so you and your kids can make the most out of media and tech time. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/family-media-agreement

If you have any questions, please to contact Laurie_A_Abita-Gramtages@mcpsmd.org

PTA Student Success in Middle School Presentation

On Tuesday, October 8th, the PTA sponsored a Student Success in Middle School Presentation. Our Resource Counselor, Mrs. Gupta, and the grade level Team Leaders, Mrs. Quinn (6th), Mrs. Fong (7th), and Mrs. Wilkerson (8th) shared specific strategies for student success. In addition to their presentation, a panel of 7th & 8th grade students and their parents shared their successes and challenges of being a Rocky Hill Middle School student.

Student Success in Middle School PTA Presentation

Academic Eligibility and Extracurricular Activities

Students must maintain a 2.0 marking period average (MPA), with not more than one failing grade in the previous marking period, in order to participate in extracurricular activities during the next marking period. The MPA is not the same as the GPA. Further information can be found in MCPS Regulation IQD-RA, https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/policy/pdf/iqdrb.pdf All middle schools run an after-school extracurricular activities program and Rocky Hill does plan for activity bus service for those students who stay after the regular school day. The activi­ties may include clubs and/or interscholastic sports. Students must meet MCPS academic eligibility criteria to participate in non-academic extracurricular activities or to stay for basketball games, dances, etc.

MCPS Radon Testing and Mitigation Program Update 

Dear School Parents, Guardians, and Staff, 

There have been recent news reports about elevated levels of radon in certain classrooms in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). This is to inform you that the MCPS Indoor Air Quality unit indicates that all classrooms and offices in our building are below the United States Environment Protection Agency (EPA) recommended action limit of 4.0 picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L). No action is needed at this time for our school. 

As background, radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown (decay) of uranium which is found in soil and rock all over the United States. The EPA recommends that the radon levels above 4.0 pCi/L should be retested prior to any mitigation efforts. 

Attached is a document providing facts about radon testing and whether slightly elevated levels of radon poses a safety hazard. I have also attached the Radon Testing and Mitigation Program Update from the MCPS Indoor Air Quality unit that provides an overview of the radon testing and mitigation program in MCPS. While there are no concerns of elevated levels of radon in our school, I wanted to make you aware of this information. 

Dr. Cynthia Eldridge 

Radon Testing Program Update-English

Radon Testing Program Update-Spanish

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