The 1st Annual Grizzlies Give Back 5K

Saturday, May 2nd at Rocky Top Middle School

14150 York St Thornton CO 80602

9:30 am

Check in 8:30-9:15

To benefit Grizzlies Give Back Week at Rocky Top Middle School

The 5k Run is a community run and walk to support Grizzlies Give Back Week at Rocky Top Middle School. Come out to support your local middle school and enjoy exercise, competition and fun!


 
 NJHS APPLICATIONS FOR 
2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR 
AVAILABLE NOW!

The Rocky Top chapter of the National Junior Honor Society is accepting applications for next year.  Those who will be in 7th and 8th  grade next year are eligible to apply.  

The purpose of this organization shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop character, and to encourage good citizenship in the students of Rocky Top Middle School.

  • Applications are due Friday, April 17th.
  • There are limited spaces available for incoming National Junior Honor Society members; therefore completing this form does not guarantee selection.
  • Members selected for membership will be notified by Friday, April 24th.
  • Members who are selected will attend a new-member meeting on Tuesday, April 28th from 7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. in the 8th grade pod.
  • New members will be inducted into the National Junior Honor Society on Tuesday, May 5th at 6:00 p.m. in the Rocky Top Middle School gymnasium.


              Reunification Exercise

Hey Rocky Top Parents...you're invited!

When:  Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Who:  Students who can stay after school from 2:15 PM until 4:00 PM at the latest  AND parents who can arrive to pick up their students between 2:35 PM and 3:15 PM.

Where:  Rocky Top Middle School

What/Why:  Testing the Process!

We have an exciting opportunity for you to help test the Adams 12 Five Star School District process for post-crisis reunification here at Rocky Top!  We need parent and student volunteers from our community to participate in this reunification exercise.

"In our effort to continuously improve our safety and security protocols, the Adams 12 Five Star School District has created a crisis Reunification Team to assist our schools when parent/guardian reunification is required.  Our goal is to practice reuniting students with their parents/guardians as quickly and efficiently as possible.

There will be a crew onsite filming the exercise, and there will be many participating organizations, such as Thornton, Federal Heights, Westminster and Broomfield Police Departments, Adams County Sheriff, Thornton, Westminster and Federal Heights Fire Departments, and North Metro Fire Protection District!

If you are willing to help and interested in being a part of this process, please RSVP HERE.


News from The Top
April 3, 2015

(PARA INFORMACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL Siempre mandamos estos anuncios cada viernes.  Si usted requiere información en español siempre mandaremos una copia traducida el miercoles despues.)

 

Nutrition Services Update: Students who have balances or owe charges in their lunch account at the end of the year will have that balance or charge rolled over into next year. If your student is changing schools within the Adams 12 Five Star School District, the balance or charge will follow to the new school. If you would like the balance refunded, please contact Susan Carew, Kitchen Manager, at x2229 or susan.carew@adams12.org.  Refunds are available May 12th through May 26th. Please be aware that students will no longer be permitted to accrue negative balances by charging lunches as of May 5.  (Note: No Nutrition Services funds are handled through our main office.)

(UPDATE) 8th Grade Panoramic Picture:  The order deadline for the lowest price will be Sunday, April 5th.  Additional information is available at www.BestClassPicture.com.

(REMINDER!!!) Red Apple Competition: This April is our spring challenge month to raise money through Red Apple, the little red schoolhouse in our south parking lot. If you are doing any spring cleaning over break or throughout the month of April, please bring in your donations starting April 1st.  We won the competition for most pounds donated in the fall for the entire Denver area, so we KNOW we can do it this spring!  Happy Cleaning!!

(REPEAT) Keeping Grizzlies Safe: The coming of spring (easy to say today!) means we’ll be having our unannounced lockdown drill sometime soon.  We wanted to take this time to remind you how we communicate during and after all safety drills and actual emergencies.  You’ll receive immediate notifications via Facebook, Twitter, Infinite Campus Messenger, and SchoolMessenger (audio recording).  Be sure to “like” us, “follow” us, and subscribe to any or all of these sources for the most up-to-date information!
On another safety note, sign up HERE  to participate in a reunification drill to test the Adams 12 protocol for reuniting families after emergencies.  Be sure to follow the link to volunteer an hour of your time to help us improve processes in order to keep our students safe!

(REPEAT) Empty Bowls Family Nights: Empty Bowls, an international grassroots effort to fight hunger, was created by The Imagine Render Group. The basic premise is simple: Craftspeople, educators, students and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are then invited to a simple meal of soup and bread on May 6th and, in exchange for a cash donation, guests get to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to local food banks to support their efforts to end hunger and food insecurity throughout our community. Family nights for bowl painting are offered in February, March and April...sign up HERE before all the spots are filled!


News from The Top, March 20th, 2015

News from The Top, March 13th, 2015


Crossing Guards

Wanted!

Do you love volunteering?

Want to #PayitForward?

Do you want an easy way to get involved at Rocky Top Middle School?

Do you want to help keep students safe?

Do you like wearing fashionable day-glow orange safety vests and holding a stop sign?


Then become a volunteer crossing guard! Adams 12 will provide training. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Ratner at 720-972-2211 or Jason.Ratner@adams12.org for more details.


Wonder what's going on around RTMS?  Be sure to check out the text version of our video announcements!
https://sites.google.com/a/adams12.org/rtms/announcements

Grizzlies CAN 
Put an End to Bullying!

Did you miss last month's Parent Workshop?  
Click HERE to see what we discussed!

Please join us in celebrating the arts and our amazingly talented Grizzlies at these two local art shows!!!


Adams 12 Five Star School District Art Show
at the
Front Range College Hill Library Link
April 17th through 28th


Horizons North Credit Union Art Show
April 23rd and 24th

Click HERE for more information!


Please join us in celebrating the arts and our amazingly talented Grizzlies!!!

Adams 12 Five Star School District Art Show
Front Range College Hill Library Link
April 17th through 28th

Horizons North Credit Union Art Show
April 23rd and 24th


Please follow the link below to see dates and times for PARCC and CMAS testing this spring.




Rocky Top Vision and Mission
Grizzly Families!
 
With the new year Rocky Top will be defining our mission and vision to support our community and ensure the absolute best for your children.  Please take a few moments to complete this survey that will be used to help guide the process of creating mission and vision statements.  If you are interested in being a part of shaping the future of Rocky Top Middle School please add your information to the form.  Thank you for your incredible support for all that we do and we wish you a restful and fulfilling break with family and friends!




We are proud to be a 1:1 technology school!!!
Get better acquainted with your Chromebooks by completing the activities or exploring the links on the following pages...



 


GRIZZLIES GIVE BACK 
Empty Bowls Project

Do you enjoy being artistic?  Do you enjoy giving back to your community?  This is the project for you!
Click HERE to sign up!

Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger and was created by The Imagine Render Group. The basic premise is simple: Potters and other craftspeople, educators, students and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to our local food banks that serve the Adams 12 Five Star School District community working to end hunger and food insecurity.


If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Rocky Top Middle School, please click on the link below and fill out the form.
For more information about volunteering in Adams 12, click here:

Chromebook Information:
Have questions or information about Chromebooks, deals, and warranties?  Ask and discuss on the Chromebook Forum!
Click Here!
http://rtchromebooks.blogspot.com/

ROCKY TOP MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOK

NOW ONLY $40

to capture all the year's memories in one book!

Visit www.jostensyearbooks.com to order today


Priority Text Alerts
From Adams 12
The Adams 12 Five Star School District has teamed up with SchoolMessenger to bring you Priority Text Alerts.  To start receiving these alerts, simply text "Yes" to 68453.  For more information, download the flyer:



We love sharing in the success of the students here at Rocky Top. If you have, or know of a student who has some cool news, please email it to us using the link below.
  • Griphen Jolly attended a lacrosse event in Phoenix.  He was one of only 120 kids from the entire Western region of the US chosen to participate.
Click here to check out Grizzly Growler which highlights exceptional writers here at Rocky Top
 
Click here to read highlights of the Points of Pride for this year.


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