High School Registration visits (current 8th grade students)
High school counselors will deliver registration information to Rocky Top 8th graders on this day. All students will be given directions on how to submit their registration forms to each high school on February 22. Each high school is using an online registration process this year and all forms must be submitted by the high school’s deadline.
Elementary School Visits (INCOMING students in 5th grade)
Counselors visit feeder elementary schools to talk about the structure of middle school, discuss and describe classes and allow for a Q&A session. (This is when we answer the age old question "what if I'm late to class"). We will deliver information so that students and parents can make their music selection online. Parents may want to wait until after Gearing Up to be a Grizzly, when they will hear from our music teachers firsthand.
- Meridian Elementary
- Prairie Hills Elementary
- Eagleview Elementary
- Silver Creek Elementary
- Students from non-feeder elementary schools (virtual)
*** Please note, due to the complexity of scheduling we do not accept teacher/core requests. Please contact our registrar, Blia with questions at 720-972-2202 or firstname.lastname@example.org
EARLY MARCH: In-House Registration (current 6th and 7th grade students)
Counselors and registrar deliver registration info. to current 6th & 7th graders. Students will register on this date in their classes after discussing their choices and options with parents.
April 12 @ 6 PM: Gearing Up to be a Grizzly (INCOMING students)
Family and student night for incoming 6th graders.
Families will get in depth information about RTMS on this night (ie: curriculum, scheduling, instrument rentals, timelines and much more!). We will also include a fun and festive tour of the school to give our youngest Grizzlies the chance to see inside RTMS!
Coffee & Conversation with Chelsea Behanna, RTMS Principal (INCOMING parents)
Not able to make it to Gearing Up to be a Grizzly or have more questions? No worries! Come join Rocky Top Middle School Principal, Chelsea Behanna, for virtual coffee & conversation about your child's upcoming transition to 6th grade. Bring your questions, worries and hopes to share as we discuss all the things to look forward to as you wrap up the year. Only 30 spots will be available per Coffee & Conversation session and we ask that you only sign up once.
Families who have a student on a formalized plan (IEP, 504, ALP, or ELD) will have separate times offered to them to help answer questions regarding these specific needs.
Exploring Grizzly Country (INCOMING students and their families)
Students get to see where their classes are, open lockers, get to know new students, and see where their classes are! Teachers will be present in their classrooms, though will not be giving a formal presentation as in-depth questions will be answered at our final transition event in September. Student leaders will be available to provide information on what it's like to be a middle school student!
(PLEASE bring your schedule from home)
**Schedules will be available through Infinite Campus in August date TBD
First day of school! (students only)
8:30 a.m. - The first day of school for 6th grade. This is a half-day for our 6th graders, who will have the opportunity to be in the building by themselves for their first partial day of school. The day begins with a large welcome in the gym followed by the full attention of our staff ensuring each student is comfortable and aware of resources.
11:30 a.m. - The first day of school for 7th & 8th grader. This is a half-day for 7th & 8th graders.
Back to School Night (7th & 8th grade students and their families)
5:30 - 8:00 PM (window of time assigned by grade)
7th and 8th grade students and their families get to go through their student's schedule (passing periods included!) and hear from teachers each class period. Teachers will be going through a presentation in each class and answering questions about how their classroom operates. Topics covered may include navigating Infinite Campus, Google Classroom, Schoology, and teacher blogs.
Welcome to Grizzly Country (6th grade students and their families)
5:30 - 8:00 PM (window of time assigned by core)
6th grade students and their families get to go through their student's schedule (passing periods included!) and hear from teachers each class period. Teachers will be going through a presentation in each class and answering questions about how their classroom operates. Topics covered may include navigating Infinite Campus, Google Classroom, Schoology, and teacher blogs.
2022 Information for Registration
2022-23 6th Graders
The 2022-2023 6th Grade Registration Packet will be linked shortly with information on Chromebooks, core classes, and elective class options.
LINKED HERE is a video with the steps needed to register for a music class for 6th grade.
Want to know more about the difference between Brass and Woodwinds? Check out this video to hear from current students! Our music department also wants to help get your Grizzly excited for their music class by having them watch this video. If you have questions about a particular music class, feel free to reach out to one of our music teachers:
2022-23 7th Graders & 8th Graders
7th & 8th grade registration packets will be linked shortly.
LINKED HERE is a video going over the steps for the 7th & 8th grade registration process.