School News
Student Council Basketball Tournament
Attention 7th & 8th grade parents!  Does your son or daughter enjoy playing basketball? Is he or she looking for an opportunity to get involved at school? Student Council is in search of students interested in competing in a basketball tournament.  The tournament will be held after school on Friday, February 19th starting at 3:30 p.m.   
New Immunizations Required for 7th and 12th Graders Fall 2016
The Ohio Department of Health has revised the immunizations requirements for the 2016-2017 school year. All students entering the 7th grade are required to have one dose of Meningococcal vaccine and one dose of Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) prior to the start of school. In addition, all students entering the 12th grade are required to have two doses of Meningococcal vaccine prior to the start of school. However, if the student received their first dose after their 16th birthday then just one dose of Meningococcal is required. You may obtain the Meningococcal and the Tdap vaccines from your private physician or other community providers. Please consider the new guidelines when scheduling your child’s next medical appointment. These vaccines are also available from the Cuyahoga County Board
of Health. Please call 216-201-2041 for an immunization appointment or for additional information. 

Heinen's and Giant Eagle Rewards Programs
Attention all Heinen’s and Giant Eagle shoppers! If you shop at Heinen’s and/or Giant Eagle you can help Rocky River Middle School while you do your grocery shopping.   
Second Annual Book Swap
The sixth graders participated in the Second Annual Book Swap to mark the end of the first semester.  Students were invited to donate a previously read book, and in turn, received a coupon good for the “purchase” of another previously read and donated book.  Nearly 120 books were “swapped” helping each sixth grader meet his/her goal of reading 40 books from several different genres during the school year.   The morning also included extra silent reading time and hot cocoa, thanks to the RRMS PTA.     
The Mindful Movement at RRMS
Mindfulness is the simple art of paying attention to the present moment with kindness. There are different strategies including mindful breathing, listening, movement and many other activities designed to reduce stress and anxiety. All students have learned about these strategies in fitness class and are invited to attend a Mindful Morning session in the West Gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:45 to 8:00a.m. Students are reporting they feel more calm and can focus better in class. As we continue through second semester, mindfulness will be infused into the classroom and individual meetings with students.   Parents are also invited to learn more about mindfulness and the clever, fun techniques you can implement right away at home. The takeaways will help you and your children find the balance and calm in today’s hectic world. There will be another Mindful Parenting Book Club session on Thursday, February 18th at 9:30 a.m. held at Kensington Intermediate School. For more information on the book, please click here. If you are not able to attend, but would like more information, please email baylog.moira@rrcs.org and you will be added to the email list to receive summaries of our discussions.     
Geography Bee
The Geography Bee championship was very intense.  Parents, students, and staff in attendance witnessed a competition unlike any other.  So many contestants survived numerous rounds-extending their participation beyond the norm of previous years, but in the end one student finished on top.  The 2016 RRMS Geography Bee school champion is sixth grader, Nathan.  John finished in second place, and Andy in third.  Congratulations to all three gentlemen and the six other final competition contestants: Charlie, Sam, Cade, Joey, Brendan, and Melanie.  Best wishes to Nathan as he prepares to take the state level Geography Bee qualifying test.   
Yearbook Orders Due

Students who did not order a yearbook will soon be receiving an order envelope.  The cost of the yearbook is $18.00. Checks should be made payable to Ripcho Studio.  Students can return the order envelope to school by 1/29/16 or order online until 3/14/16.  Please click read more for online ordering instructions.  


Middle School Newsletter
Attached is the newsletter for your reference.   
Science Olympiad Heats Up
The Science Olympiad is a national science competition in which teams compete in a variety of STEM-based events. Rocky River's team advisor, Michelle Gibson, describes the Olympiad as a "scientific academic track meet," with twenty-three events per competition and fifteen-member teams who compete as a group. 
Pirate's Pen
The fall issue of the RRMS student newspaper, Pirate's Pen, is now available online.  Archived issues will be available under the "Student Newspaper" link on the left navigation bar. 

Rocky River Middle School 
1631 Lakeview 
Rocky River , OH 44116 

Principal: Megan Rose
Assistant Principal: Jeffrey Schultz
School Hours: 8:15 AM - 3:18 PM 
Important Numbers:
Attendance 440/356-6873
Fax 440/356-6881
Guidance 440/356-6875
Main Office 440/356-6870

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School Events
President's Day
Mon Feb 15 2016
J. Patrick Lewis Community Event
Wed Feb 17 2016
Mindful Parenting Book Club
Thu Feb 18 2016
RRMS 7th Grade Band/Choir Concert
Tue Feb 23 2016
RRMS 8th Grade Band/Choir Concert
Thu Feb 25 2016
RRMS 6th Grade Jazz Band Concert
Wed Mar 2 2016
RRMS Maroon and White Night
Fri Mar 4 2016
RRMS Musical "Dig It!"
Sat Mar 5 2016
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