Republic Middle School
Family Newsletter
Empowering Leaders to Grow and Serve

I hope that your break was restful and memorable. As we return to school, we generally see an increase in illnesses. That being said, hand washing truly is the key to preventing the spread of germs. Also, please keep your kiddos home if they are running a fever, vomiting, or experiencing diarrhea. Once they have been fever free for 24 hours, without any fever reducing medication, then send them on their merry way back to school.

 Thank you and happy new year. 

-Nurse Laura, Republic Middle School

417-732-3640 ext. 4011
There are 75 RMS students who will be participating in the perfect attendance celebration on February 17! These students are identified as attending 100% of the school hours for the first semester. They will be celebrating with a popcorn and movie.
Random Student Drug Testing -2nd enrollment window open for Spring Sports
7th and 8th grade only
Per  Board of Education policy JFCI , if your student plans to participate in any activities, athletics, clubs, or organizations they must have a random student drug testing form on file.
The random student drug testing consent form is a one-time enrollment for a student's entire school career (6-12 grades). If your student turned one in last year or at the beginning of this year they will not need to submit a new one for a spring sport or for any additional years your student attends Republic School District.
If your 7th or 8th grader plans to participate in any of the qualifying activities during the 2019-20 school year, they must have a copy of the random student drug testing consent form on file. 
For athletic/activities taking place in the spring, the second enrollment window is open from January 6th-January 17th.

A copy of the consent form can accessed by clicking  here .
For questions or comments please contact the main office at  Republic Middle School: 417.732.3640
RMS 2019-20 Building School Improvement Plan (BSIP)

The RMS BSIP concentrates on four main areas: Literacy, Numeracy, Attendance and Discipline. The 2019-20 RMS BSIP was developed by the RMS Leadership Team with student and staff input.

It is vital to student success that all RMS families have updated contact information. You may contact the RMS office at any time to update your information or use parent portal to do so. Be reminded that communication with building teachers and administrators is always available and important. Below you will find many of the communication tools you may access:

  • Website: and
  • District Twitter: @republicschools
  • Building Twitter: @RepMoMiddle #rmsculture
  • District Facebook: Republic School District
  • Building Facebook: Republic Middle School
  • Email/phone
  • Tiger Talk e-newsletter: Sent on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month during the school year. Parents who have provided an email account are automatically signed up. Others can sign up on our website.
  • Mobile App
  • Voice calls and text messages at the building and district level (All numbers provided will receive these notifications, there is no longer a need to opt-in as in the past. However, opting out is still an option.)
  • Canvas

  • Second semester begins
  • Choir Play Auditions, 3:00
  • BBB vs Willard at RMS, 5:30pm
  • BBB vs Neosho at Neosho, 5:30pm
  • GBB vs Waynesville at RMS, 5:30pm
  • 2nd quarter grade cards emailed home
  • NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award Meeting, 7:00am
  • Stu-Co Community Service Project, 2:45pm
  • Special Olympics Game Night, 6:00pm, RMS
  • GBB vs Ozark at Ozark MS and JH, 5:30pm
  • BBB vs Joplin, home 5:30
  • GBB vs Nixa at RMS, 5:30pm
  • 100% attendance celebration
  • PTO meeting, RMS conference room, 5:30pm
  • BBB vs Webb City at Webb City, 5:30pm
  • GBB vs Willard at RMS, 5:30pm
  • NJHS PHP Service Project, 2:45-4:30
  • 7thBBB vs Pershing at Pershing, 5:30pm
  • 8thBBB vs Pershing at RMS, 5:30pm
  • BBB vs Carl Junction at CJ, 5:30pm
  • 7thBBB vs Cherokee at RMS, 5:30pm
  • 8thBBB vs Cherokee at Cherokee, 5:30pm
  • NJHS Executive Meeting, 11:05am
  • Tigers in Training, TBD
  • BBB vs Carthage at RMS, 5:30pm