Points of Pride

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SCHOOL SUCCESS
  • For the second consecutive year, Rocky Top Middle School received the Best of Brighton Award for the enhancement and positive image that Rocky Top Middle School has given to the community.
  • In 2011, Rocky Top out performed all other come one come all middle schools in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade reading, writing, math and scince CSAP.
  • Rocky Top is proud to have 150 students participate in the Gifted and Talented program. This is approximately 14% of our total student population!
  • We annually celebrate fall and winter with our Fall Fest in October, and Winterfest in December. These are celebrations that promote student engagement and recognize positive behavior and contributuions.
  • We annually host our week long Grizzlies Give Back philanthropic event to raise money for Rocky Top families in need May 14th. A comunity dodgeball tournament and school wide assembly culminate the event.
STUDENT SUCCESS
  • Sarah Houston, 7th grader, tested for and received her Black Belt from Mile High Karate this last weekend. She has been in the program for 3 years and will continue to work for her 2nd Degree Black Belt, which she should receive in 2014.
  • 7th Grader Emma Mantooth, entered a poem she wrote in The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2012, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Her poem was recognized by a panel of literary professionals and earned the West Region-at-Large Gold Key Award.
  • Mariah Garrison, 7th grader, entered a national video singing contest for MGA Entertainment earlier in the year. It was to sing a jingle for one of their product lines (Bratz dolls). She just received news last week that she was the Grand Prize winner for the United States. She has won a live recording session in a profesional studio plus a cd of her recording and a video of her experience.
  • Halle Underwood, Italia Tancredo and Keeley Stricker and the Colorado Storm North U14 girls soccer team won the 2012 CYS State Cup Tournament . They will travel to Hawaii in June to play at the national level.
  • Zyler Zartun, on August 18th, rode and completed a century bike ride. That is 100 miles! He rode in the ADA Tour de Cure to raise money and awareness for diabetes. He is very actively involved in the American Diabetes Association, serving on the Tour de Cure committe and is a Captain of their Youth Ambassador program. He was recently asked by the Regional Director of the American Diabetes Association to speak to the ADA board members about his experience as a RED RIDER (person who rides with diabetes), his 100 mile bike ride and his involvement with the ADA.
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STAFF SUCCESS
  • Porfidia Beuke, Rocky Top counselor, was named Certified Employee of the Year by the Adams 12 Hispanic Advisory Council.
 
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Nathaniel Roberts - RTM Faculty,
Nov 29, 2012, 1:20 PM
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