February Newsletter

Greetings RC Middle School Community,

February weather in Colorado provides a wonderful analogy to the seasons we are faced with in life.  This week we’ve had beautiful warm sunny weather, an arctic front and snow, and now 60 degree temperatures this weekend.  Similarly in life we are either moving into a storm, in the middle of one, or coming out.  At RC Middle School, this is also true with the children we are blessed to teach every day.  All of us are either heading into a storm, in the middle of one, or on the way out. Praise God we have His gifts and lessons to pour into the lives of everyone we serve.  Thank you for the privilege of partnering with your family to raise up the next generation of Christian Leaders.

This past week RCS had eleven middle school students who rehearsed and performed with the Colorado Middle School All State Choir at the Colorado Convention Center.  This is the first year we have participated in auditions.  Congratulations to Mrs. McCormick our choral director and to our talented students.  The performance on Friday night was exceptional.  Our drama department is in the final weeks of preparation for their two weekend run (2/26-28 and 3/4-6) of “Suessical”.  This is one of the most ambitious musical productions we have offered to our community.  Best wishes to our 6 – 12th graders who are involved in the production.  Our middle school girls basketball teams are having a great season.  Not only are they improving and having success on the scoreboard, they are competing with wonderful sportsmanship and character.  Our middle school wrestlers have been making their mark in dual meets and tournaments.  As a first year program, we arrive to meets with fewer than 10 athletes and have left every competition with opposing team coaches and parents impressed with the character, skills, and fierce competitive spirit our boys are bringing to the mat.

Thank you to all of the parents who have called or have stopped by to visit with me personally.  Each of you is the expert on your child.  Your vital input into the work we do at RCS helps us target our efforts and improve the learning of your child.  Our teachers strive to return phone calls and e-mails within 48 hours.  Please continue to communicate directly with teachers and include me with any discussion you would like for me to be aware of.  I welcome the opportunity to be a part of your child’s growth, learning and success.

In closing, I encourage you to consider offering 1% of each of your days to silence and attention to the quiet whisper of the Lord.  Outside of prayer, music, life’s celebrations or challenges….simply quiet, being still, and receiving the Lord’s blessings and guidance.  Fourteen minutes is 1% of our 24 hour days.  I am trying to do the same.  Stop the hamster wheels of my mind from spinning….and pay attention.

I look forward to the Divine Downloads that the Lord provides.

With gratitude,

Rick Ramirez