April Newsletter

Greetings RC Middle School Community Members,

As the final quarter of our school year unfolds, we are excited about the rights of passage and transitions scheduled as students complete the final seven weeks of the semester.  Currently eighth grade students are registering for high school classes, selecting student council for high school, and in a few weeks, will be planning for their middle school graduation event.  It is a wonderful time in the journey of our middle school students to see them meeting with their high school counselor Mrs. Radford, and beginning to map out their classes and look at pathways to graduation spring of 2019.

As a District that benefits from one campus with students preschool through graduating seniors, we are blessed to have opportunities to share in prayer and praise reports.  Our elementary, middle, and high school students got behind our seniors with their missions trip to Belize not only with prayers and fundraising, but also witnessing their testimonies upon their return.  This week in chapel a number of seniors spoke about the provisions the Lord supplied for each, as well as the life changing events that occurred on the mission field as all members of the team drew closer with Father God.

Last Friday, our K-12 students and staff participated in a fundraiser for Down Syndrome and provided a check for $500 raised in one day with Hats on For Down Syndrome.   Our 6-12 grade students also participated in a fundraiser for His Little Feet International during chapel on Wednesday.  The Windsor based choir made up of orphan children ages 9-11 from around the world sang and shared some of their testimonies.  Along with an offering collected after chapel (over $1300!), our students had the opportunity to pick up a packet to sponsor an orphan or child in another country.  Look for these packets to arrive home with your children.

In two weeks (April 13 -15) our students will participate in our annual standardized testing.  Sixth and seventh grade students take a battery of tests from Terra Nova including Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies and Bible.  Our eighth grade students take the ACT Aspire test with units including Math, English, Reading, Writing, and Science.  Both the Terra Nova and ACT Aspire are regionally and nationally normed assessments.  ACT Aspire is closely aligned in format and style to the ACT exam for college admission that all of our students take at RCS their junior year.

Have a blessed Easter weekend.  May each of us experience the love and presence of Father God and the incredible Savior we have in Jesus Christ.

With gratitude,

Rick Ramirez