Republic Middle School
Family Newsletter
Empowering Leaders to Grow and Serve
RMS Families,

Happy October!
There are so many great things going on at RMS right now! Check out this month's family newsletter to make sure you don't miss a thing!


Thank you,
Allison Dishman, Principal
Tonia Herbold, Assistant Principal
Curt White, Assistant Principal
Michael Wright, Assistant Principal
Enrollment
6th grade: 369

7th grade: 386

8th grade: 393

RMS: 1148
Response to Intervention (RTI)

We have successfully finished our first cycle of RTI this week at RMS! This first cycle focused on math intervention based on student achievement data collected by classroom math teachers. Students who did not demonstrate mastery on a standard based checkpoint were given specialized instruction according to the student's needs and support.
Students who demonstrated mastery chose a class to work in for their personalized learning time (PLT).
Beginning next week, we will begin our second RTI cycle focusing on specific ELA standards.
LEAD
Students have continued to spend time with their LEAD classes each Monday afternoon during the month of September. After building collaboration, we have adjusted our timeline for LEAD Team deployment to begin in January rather than second quarter. We will conduct a virtual LEAD Team expo during the second quarter for students to explore the different teams they have the option to join. This adjustment gives students and teachers time to build relationships with their current LEAD classes while also participating in LEAD challenges and reflection activities. The weekly activities provides students the opportunity to apply many of the leadership skills they have learned and time to work through class content as they prioritize their learning.
Free/Reduced Meal Applications
Although ALL STUDENT MEALS ARE FREE now through December or until funds run out, we encourage families to complete an application for free and reduced meals.  A new application must be completed each year. 
 
Since we are unsure of when exactly the free meal program will expire, by completing the free and reduced meal application you can ensure that your student's meal benefits don't expire, if your family is eligible.
 
The current pandemic has impacted many Republic families in ways that may have changed their eligibility. Even if your family has not qualified for free or reduced price meals in the past, the only way to confirm your eligibility is to complete the application.
 
Please call 735-3753 with any questions.
RMS PTO October Newsletter
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October
10/1
Socktober begins
End of Progress 2
Football (8th) @ Webb City, 5:30pm
Volleyball vs. Carl Junction, home 5:30pm

10/2
SI (School Improvement) Day, no school for students

10/3
Cross country @ Joplin, 9:30am

10/5
Volleyball vs. Joplin, home 5:30pm

10/6
Volleyball vs. Nixa, home 5:30pm

10/08
Football vs. Nixa, 7th away, 8th home, 5:30pm
Volleyball @ Carthage, 5:30pm

10/9
Progress Grades Distributed
Leadership Expo

10/12 and 10/13
Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3:30-7pm
Teachers will contact families to schedule virtual conferences based on needed support. If you would like to schedule a conference with a specific teacher, please call: 732-3640 or email teacher directly.

10/15
Cross country COC, 4:00
Football vs. Branson, 7th away, 8th home, 5:30pm
BOE Meeting, 7pm

10/17
Volleyball COC Tourney, (7th), time & place TBA
Volleyball COC Tourney, (8th), time & place TBA

10/19
Virtual PTO meeting, 5:30

10/23
Picture Retakes
End of 1st Quarter

10/29
Grade Cards Distributed