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




Grizzlies CAN 
Put an End to Bullying!

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

Gearing Up to Be a Grizzly!

We are eager to welcome parents and incoming 6th graders March 11th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM!

Our principal kicks off this evening during which parents get to meet elective and core teachers as they travel through a mock schedule that will expose them to learning spaces throughout the building. Parents will receive in-depth information on this night regarding Chromebooks, curriculum, scheduling, instrument rentals, timelines and much more!

For students who haven't registered through Infinite Campus for a music class by March 11, a computer will be available at the end of the evening event.

Registration forms are due back to each elementary school by March 13 (for those who are unable to register online).


High School Open House 
for 8th Grade Students

Horizon High SchoolMonday, March 2nd
Legacy High SchoolMonday, March 2nd
Mountain Range High SchoolWednesday, March 4th
Northglenn High SchoolMonday, March 2nd
Thornton High SchoolMonday, March 9th

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!

News from The Top
February 27, 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.)

Grizzlies Give Back Donations:  Do you have a contact with a company that might be able to donate goods or services to a worthy cause?  Click HERE for an explanation of what Grizzlies Give Back is and how we depend on donations.  Feel free to print this letter and pass it on to anyone who might be able to help.  Thank you in advance for spreading the word!

Rocky Top Safety:  Are you interested in supporting safety and security at Rocky Top Middle School?  Would you like to help us ensure the safety of your students?  Rocky Top is enlisting the help of our community members for a variety of support...as a source of community feedback, by participating in mock drills, assisting in the planning of next steps for school safety.  If you are interested, please provide your information HERE.

PARCC Perks: One cool thing about this brand new PARCC test is that it’s tied to college and career readiness benchmarks.  That means your performance on the test will help you prepare for high school---and beyond!--- by providing personalized information about your academic preparation.
(Throughout the next couple weeks we’ll be sharing a PARCC Perk per day with students...thought we’d share with you too!)

Parent Workshop:  This month's workshop, Race to Nowhere, is on Monday, March 16th at 5:30 PM in the Rocky Top library.  This is a movie viewing followed by a student panel for discussion afterward.  Please RSVP to the event by clicking HERE, so that we can count on your attendance and feel free to bring your middle or high school student.  Babysitting will be provided for children aged 3 through 9 years of age.

Student Recognition Breakfast:  We will be celebrating many students at this month’s student recognition breakfast!  The breakfast, for students and their families, is March 30th at 7:30 AM in the cafeteria.  If your student is nominated for an award, you will receive an invitation the week prior to the breakfast.

The theme for March is “Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood.”  Students who demonstrate this habit listen to other people's ideas and feelings.  They try to see things from others’ viewpoints and listen without interrupting.  They are confident in voicing their ideas and look people in the eyes when talking.

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

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.

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.


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...



 
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!

ROCKY TOP MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOK

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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:

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