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RRCSD September Newsletter 2018
Beach School
  • Picture Day at Beach will take place on Sept. 11.
  • The students will take a field trip to the apple farm on Sept. 28.

Goldwood Primary School

  • Principal Carol Rosiak created a “Wall of Words” at Goldwood and asked teachers and staff to bring in words to hang on the wall as a way to motivate and encourage.
  • The Kindness Bus visited Goldwood on Aug. 31 with students hearing a presentation from Bob Votruba.
  • The Goldwood PTA Family Picnic will take place on Sept. 18 from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm.
  • Parent lunches will take place from Sept. 24-28 at Goldwood. Please check the Goldwood website for information on respective times for parents to attend lunch with your child.

Kensington Intermediate School

  • Jamey Pfahl, a Computer Technology teacher at KIS, received the 2018 Rocky River City School District Teacher of the Year Award at Convocation.
  • Students will attend an assembly on Sept. 7 to cap the 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Summer Reading Program. Students who turned in a summer reading “BINGO” sheet earned a raffle ticket for each “BINGO” completed. There will be drawings at the assembly, giving students a chance to win a number of prizes.                       
  • The PTA Popsicle Social will take place on Sept. 14 during recess/lunch.
  • This year’s Spooky Saturday-PTA Fun Day at Kensington will be on Oct. 20 from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm.

Rocky River Middle School

  • Peter Lara, the head custodian at RRMS, received the 2018 Rocky River City School District Employee of the Year Award at Convocation.
  • RRMS was recognized in the 2018 Great Kindness Challenge for choosing to actively keep the kindness going year round. The students, faculty and staff of RRMS received a certificate.
  • RRMS will run a Magazine Drive from Sept. 13-25 with proceeds going toward the Washington, DC trip.
  • Matt Blazer began his tenure as the School Resource Officer at RRMS at the start of the school year.
  • The school will host “Kick it for Cancer Week” from Oct. 1-5, capped with a kickball game on Oct. 5.

Rocky River High School

  • The Class of 2019 kicked off the year by hosting a Senior Breakfast on the first day of school (Aug. 22).
  • Vice Admiral Forrest Faison, the surgeon general of the US Navy and a 1976 Rocky River HS graduate, visited the school on Aug. 29. He spoke to the junior and senior classes at an assembly in the auditorium as part of Cleveland Navy Week .
  • The Navy Rock Band performed before VA Faison spoke and the Navy Bomb Squad presented to an AP Physics Class and two AP Chemistry Classes later that morning.
  • RRHS will host an Open House on Sept. 13, giving parents a chance to follow their child’s schedule around the building.
  • The Drama Department announced the fall performance will be “Rehearsal for Murder”, while April’s musical will be the classic “Singin’ in the Rain!”.
  • Homecoming week will run from Sept. 17-21 with a number of events scheduled to take place.
  • The Homecoming food truck tailgate will take place from 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm at RRHS.
  • The Homecoming parade is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm at take its usual parade route.
  • Food truck and raffle tickets are available at:

Rocky River City School District 

  • The District held its annual Convocation on Aug. 21 prior to the first day of school.
  • A total of 30 employees new to the district for the 2018-19 year were recognized at Convocation.
  • In addition, 16 employees were recognized for 10 years of service, 12 were honored for 15 years of service and 15 were recognized for 20 years of service to the district.
  • A trio of employees - Ann Brokaw, Brian Chulik and Mary Anne Hutchinson - were honored and received a crystal apple for 25 years of service to the district.