January Middle School Newsletter

Happy New Year RC Middle School Community,

As we enter into 2015 it is with eager anticipation, high expectations, and gratitude that the Resurrection Christian Middle School Staff welcomes our opportunities to serve your family.  Our staff had a very productive professional development day on Monday, January 5.  We were honored to have the founding pastor of Resurrection Fellowship Church, John Stocker as our keynote speaker.  Pastor Stocker shared first hand history on the formation of the church, the decision to locate in an open field off I 25 over 25 years ago, how he followed the Lord’s word in building the church, starting a pre-school, and the dream of a school district and campus that we benefit from today. Following Pastor Stocker’s keynote, K-12 staff shared unique programs that exist at each grade level and honored one another as the work we do aligns with our three pillars at RCS, Boldly Christian, Globally Prepared, and Academically Equipped. In the culminating activity for the day, staff worked with like content area vertical teams utilizing the expertise that we have with our staff from grades K-12 and identifying next steps for articulating curriculum and finalizing the scope and sequence of each of the classes we offer at RCS.

We would like to welcome our two newest middle school staff members who began the week prior to Christmas break.  As a result of adding additional sections in our seventh grade classes to accommodate the large number of students who were on our wait list last summer, the RCS Board in November supported the hiring of two part time Educational Assistants to provide workload relief for our middle school staff.  Angela Klein and Tamara Sherrill have already made a tremendous impact on our staff.  Their passion for supporting teachers, serving others, working with middle school students, and tremendous work ethic are qualities that are an answer to prayer and another example of the Lord’s provision and  guiding exceptional talent to our school.

Today was the first day of practice for our inaugural season of middle school wrestling.  We are blessed to have a highly skilled coach, strong man of God, and former collegiate wrestler as our head coach.  Best wishes to Coach Stoltz as he trains our athletes for this grueling individual sport.  Our middle school  girl’s basketball team begins practice today.  We are thankful to have Coach Howlett and Coach Boehler returning to lead our teams.  Best wishes to our  students in drama and directors as they are now six weeks away from the production of “Seussical”.  At RCS our middle school and high school students join talents for our spring production.  We look forward to another run of awesome productions in February.

I encourage you to continue to communicate directly with your child’s teachers and to share your expertise on what is best for your child.  We look forward to improving our partnerships with you as we merge the parenting you provide at home, the ministry of the church you attend, and RCS to be the foundation your child has for developing into the Christian leaders each of our students will become.

With gratitude,

Rick Ramirez