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Edward J. Richardson Middle School (RMS) is nestled in the hillside of southwest Torrance in Los Angeles County. This neighborhood school opened as Newton School in 1955, originally housing grades K-8, later changing in 1972 to a middle school, and eventually closing in 1986, when it was converted to an adult school. It was renamed Edward J. Richardson Middle School, after a retiring superintendent, when it reopened in 1993 in the current 6-8 grade-level model. Today, the current administrative team at RMS is led by Dr. Chad Mabery, Principal, and Ms. Katie Schenkelberg, Vice-Principal.
What Every Middle School Parent Needs to Know About Getting Their Child Ready for College
Presented by Dr. Chad Mabery and Audra Wells, Santa Monica College Administrator
At the College Readiness Parent Night on February 18 at 6:30pm, we discussed why all students should prepare to go to college or a post-secondary school, the research behind college readiness, college requirements, UC a-g coursework, what colleges look for in an application, NCAA eligibility requirements, resources for paying for colleges (FAFSA), and what you can start doing now to get your child ready for college! Click HERE to view teh presentation.
Ben Egan, TUSD Director of State & Federal Projects
Dr. Chad Mabery, RMS Principal
Sara Pearlman, RMS ELA Teacher
Stephany Nakamura, RMS Math Teacher
How will it impact students?
Whenfully implemented, the new Common Core State Standards will be the largest and most significant shift in how students will be expected to demonstrate their learning in their everyday classes and on standardized tests. Beyond the basic facts, students will be assessed on how effectively they communicate, collaborate, create, justify, persuade, and more. At the Common Core Parent Night on March 4, we discussed what parents needs to know about Common Core and how to support their child with the learning expectations and assessments. Click HERE to view the presentation.
Bullying: How parents can help!
Wednesday, March 12, 6:30, RMS Cafe
Parents will find out about the current realities in social media, cyber bullying, and bullying. Bullying is a community problem. Parents, teachers, and students all need to be on board to stop bullying. Specific and proven strategies will be shared on how parents can help their student respond to bullying.
7th grade Parent Night: 8th grade classes @ SHS for 2014-15, 6:30, South High gym (March 18)
5th, 6th, & 7th grade Parent Night: Common Core Middle School Math Pathways, 6:30, RMS Café (March 19)
8th grade Parent Night: 9th grade classes @ SHS for 2014-15, 6:30, South High gym (March 26)
5th grade Parent Information Night, 6:30, RMS Cafe (April 29)
Students can now make anonymous bully reports through eTUSD.
At RMS we are committed to eliminating all bullying and harassment on campus. If you want to help, here are some helpful links for parents and students:
We need your support again - Please Direct Donate to Richardson Middle School PTSA!
Another school year has arrived and with it another drive for your school donations. Each and every year a new budget must be created to meet the upcoming school year needs. Do you fully understand the role of PTSA and the hard work that parent volunteers put in each and everyday for our great school?