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School of Excellence Survey
Please take 5-10 minutes to reflect on your experience at our school and complete the survey. Choose the answer that most accurately expresses how you feel about your experience. This survey is completely anonymous. Please complete this survey as soon as possible and by May 28th. Click below to know more and take part in the survey:-
Grizzly Survey
On Thursday, May 23rd, RMS students will participate in our annual Grizzly Survey during an extended Grizzly Time period.
The Grizzly Survey asks a variety of questions related to students' academic, social-emotional, and career needs. Response data helps RMS identify how well our students are functioning in specific areas, and enable us to proactively address areas of need via future programming and supports.

Demographic Questions & Disaggregated Data
The survey incorporates initial demographic questions, which enable us to disaggregate the data to identify if there are student groups whose needs warrant targeted support. Disaggregating data is a critical step as we work toward our goal of improving access and equity for all students.

Anonymity of Data
The survey is administered through the K-12 Insight survey program, which is the official survey program utilized by the Lake Washington School District. Survey administrators are only able to determine if a student has started and/or completed the survey, but individual responses are anonymous and not linked with a student’s name. We also have a protocol in place that maximizes individual student privacy during administration via spaced seating, laptop positioning, close teacher monitoring, and guidance about not sharing responses with peers.
If you have questions about this survey, or would like to opt your student out of participating, please send an email to Steffany Black @  no later than Wednesday, May 22 nd  by the end of the school day.
Save the Date - Griz Biz 2019
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 20, 2019, this will be the date of Griz Biz where families can pick up and complete paperwork, sign up for sports, open lunch accounts, tour the school, etc.
Redmond Middle School PTSA Achieves Platinum Status
The Standards of Excellence Award recognizes local PTAs for the use of best practices of PTA management. Redmond Middle School PTSA was awarded the Platinum Level Standards of Excellence Award for the 2018-2019 school year. This award demonstrates that we are child-focused, responsible to members, knowledgeable, fiscally responsible, involved, and well-trained.  
2018-2019  Reflections Winner
RMS is proud of Jina Kim who won the national Reflections Award of Excellence. She won a "second place" award for Visual Arts category.
Click here to check the details.
Congratulation!! Jina Kim.
Kudos to our winning team at the Washington State National History Day competition
Eight RMS students achieved first and second place for their interactive websites at the Washington State National History Day competition. Both teams will advance on to the national competition which takes place June 9-13 at the University of Maryland.  National History Day is an academic enrichment program for students in grades 6-12. Students select topics connected to an annual theme and complete their own in-depth research on the topic. This year, the annual theme is "Triumph and Tragedy." Students present their conclusions by creating museum-style exhibits, media documentaries, research papers, interactive websites, and dramatic performances. The competition cycle takes students from the school level to regional, state, and national competitions. At each level of competition students share their work with their peers, historians, educators, and professionals in related fields as they complete for special awards and the opportunity to advance to the next level of competition. Congratulations to these students that will represent Washington State at the national competition:
Interactive Website: "Reform From the Ashes: Burning the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Forever into History"
Tanvi Bedekar
Payton Gergen
Cassie Knowlton
Jennifer Lo
Interactive Website: "Sunset Over the Pacific: Battle of the Philippine Sea"
Tanvi Kale
Kate Pallett
Vaishi Sistla
Diya Yaga
Winners of the Green Classroom Pledge
Recently the Green Team sponsored a program/contest where classrooms could participate and sign the Green Classroom Pledge to make a commitment to be more earth conscious. Congratulations to the winners of the Green Classroom Pledge!

Ms.Dowling, Ms.Johnsen, Ms.Jester, Ms.Kernish, Ms.Line, Ms.McCorkle, Ms.Montanana, Ms.Piver
A special acknowledgment goes out to Ms.McCorkle's class for decorating their pledge sheet with appropriate ways to recycle and educating everyone around about green practices. All the staff and students who signed the pledges should be proud for making a commitment to be more green! To read more,  view the winners announcement  now.
Bike to School Day - Student Bicyclist Winner!
Congratulations to the owner of the bike shown! They are the lucky winner of the Back to School Day last Wednesday, May 8, which awarded them 5 Awesome Pawsome coins! Thank you to everyone who biked! As part of the School Pool month, Bike to School Day was a great opportunity to help save the environment, earn money for ASB and enjoy the great weather! Remind your students to fill out the School Pool tracker every time they've biked, walked, bussed or carpooled. At the end of the month, if they turn in their tracker, they'll get a free round of putt putt golf at the Rainbow Run Putt Putt course at Willows Golf Course in Redmond!
Sign up for volunteers
Celebrate good times - come on!
There are only seven more weeks of school and the remaining events are sure signs of closure. 
After teacher appreciation week, there is Laptop Roll in and Field Day!
Please review this sign up for the last of the volunteer opportunities of 2018-2019.
**** a HUGE thank you to all volunteers!!
Click on the below link:-
Volunteer of the month May
This certificate of appreciation is presented to Ekta V for her professionalism as the editor of our weekly Bear Tracks newsletter. Ekta was nominated by her team of peers, but we can all acknowledge her thoughtful consideration of content and reliable 6 am Monday email delivery. On behalf of the PTSA, join me in thanking Ekta for her diligent work in compiling relevant information. 
Stacy Hatch
Redmond Middle School PTSA and parent volunteer
Math Club News
Math Is Cool Masters Competition Results
Math Is Cool Masters competition was held in Moses Lake High School on Saturday, May the 4th. RMS Math Team brought the following trophies home:
6th Grade Division i:
Team (Alon Ragoler, Alan Duan, Anish Deshpande, Aakarsh Balla):  2nd Place  
Alon Ragoler:  2nd Place
Alan Duan:  3rd Place
Anish Deshpande:  6th Place
7th & 8th Grade:
Algebra 1:
Michael Sheng:  8th Place
Evan Kim:  10th Place
Joseph Kaim:  12th Place
Congratulations!!! Below 12 students were in Redmond MS Math Is Cool Masters team:
Alon Ragoler
Alan Duan
Anish Deshpande
Aakarsh Balla

Michael Sheng
Chris Ma
Di Mao
Aarna Chowdhary

Evan Kim
Joseph Kaim
Aakash Banerji
Aaron Gao
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Help RMS ASB by donating used clothing and shoes. The bin is located in the parking lot by the portables.
Fund the Grizzlies  –  Please donate to the Redmond Middle School Associated Student Body (ASB) to help fund student activities.
Technology at Students' Fingertips in LWSD
Come learn what tools are readily available to all LWSD students to help with reading and writing literacy.
When : Tuesday  May 21 , Networking at 6:30, Presentation at 7 PM
Where : LWSD Resource Center at Redmond Town Center. Entrance from the parking lot in the back. 
Presenter : Joe Brazier from Microsoft's Worldwide Education Industry Team
Download a flyer   for this event
The meeting opens at 6:30 with networking and a chance to meet and chat with Dr. Shannon Hitch, Director of Special Services, and her Associate Directors. Complimentary student care is available for meeting attendees. To sign up, please email  at least a week prior to the meeting date. Include your child’s name(s) and age(s). Please use the email subject line:  Childcare at PTSA meeting
Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about access may email us at   in advance of the meeting.
If you would like to request an interpreter, please let us know at
Learn more about the   Special Needs Group.
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