Ripley Middle School's Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony will be held tomorrow, May 17. The ceremony will be held at the Ripley High School gymnasium. Parents and guests will be able to access seating for the ceremony at 8:45AM and the ceremony will begin promptly at 9:30AM. As a reminder, all eighth grade students should report to RMS tomorrow by 7:45AM. Students should arrive in their promotion attire and report to their designated seat in the cafeteria. We hope you will join us to celebrate this accomplishment for our students!
Eighth grade students were given permission forms today during lunch for promotion practice. Students must return these forms tomorrow when they arrive to RMS. Please be sure your student arrives by 7:45AM on Thursday and Friday to prepare for promotion activities. ALL students must be present for promotion practice tomorrow in order to participate in the ceremony on Friday. ** Those in need of a permission form may download the form from the "Documents" section of the RMS website to print, sign, and return with their student tomorrow. **
On Tuesday, May 7, the Ripley Middle School Student Council inducted the newly elected officers, senators, and members-at-large for the 2019-2020 school year. Outgoing 8th graders Leah H., Taylor C., Taylor S., and Annsley H. were recognized for the service to the council and for state level award recognition at State Convention. 2019-2020 Student Council Executive Officers (L to R): President: Cade P. Vice President: Joshua H. Treasurer: Courtney S. Secretary: Ju'Nya B. Rising 7th Senators and Members-at-Large (L to R): Alex C., Liam F., Ty C., Steven M., Myles W., Rhett W., Alayna W., Aisa B., Kamiyah B., Jayden M., Sarah S., Shaniyah B. Rising 8th Senators and Members-at-Large (L to R): Mason P., Nadalee A., Holly H., Joshua S., Dalton K., Madisen O., Margia M., Matthew S., Greene-Leigh C., Neveah S., Chandler W.
You can still buy the Ripley Middle School yearbook and have it shipped home. https://www.treering.com/1015052508963262
Congratulations to two of our RMS Track members for qualifying for the State Meet! Heaven Ward - girls' long jump (15'6") Jordan Glass- boys' long jump (18'2") We wish them the best of luck as they compete at the State Meet on May 18 at Austin Peay!
May Day is tomorrow, rain or shine! Students who are eligible to participate may come to school out of dress code (tops and bottoms) as long as clothing meets the length and fit expectations. Due to several water activities, students are asked not to wear white attire. Students may bring a change of clothing and towels as well. Students who earned tickets for utilizing appropriate testing strategies will receive these upon entering the May Day area. Students may purchase additional tickets during their time outside. Please be sure your student turns in his/her SIGNED permission form that was sent home today.
TNReady paper/pencil testing begins tomorrow! Students will take all parts of their ELA state assessment this week. Tuesday, April 16: ELA Subpart 1 (Writing) Wednesday, April 17: ELA Subpart 2 Thursday, April 18: ELA Subpart 3 and 4 AS AN INCENTIVE, students will be able to earn TWO May Day tickets each testing day by utilizing the following testing strategies: 1) Be present for testing, 2) Remain attentive to the test for the assigned testing time, 3) Maintain a secure and respectful testing environment (not falling asleep during the test, not being disruptive during the test, etc.). Students can earn up to TWELVE free May Day tickets by doing their best during testing!
Spring pictures orders are due this Wednesday, April 17! Be sure to bring your order and payment to school on this day!
Congratulations to the 31 new members of the Ripley Middle School Jr. Beta Club. The club is comprised of students who are athletes, band members, SCA members and just plain smart! Great job!
Please remember that the Lace Up for Literacy 5K is this Saturday at RHS. The race begins at 9:00am. Please come out and join in on the fun. More details about the race, registration, and related events can be found here: http://www.lced.net/article/100645?org=lauderdaleschools
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of April 1, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of March 18, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
Common Assessments are quickly approaching! Be sure to bring your materials home to study. Friday, March 15: ELA Subpart 1(Writing) and ELA Subpart 2 Monday, March 18: ELA Subparts 3 and 4 Tuesday, March 19: Social Studies Wednesday, March 20: Math Thursday, March 21: Science
The RMS Math department will be hosting PI (3.14) night this Thursday, March 14 from 5:30-6:30PM! Parents and community members will learn about: - the increase in rigor for TN Math Standards - the use of aligned curriculum and instructional resources to meet the expected level of rigor and achievement - strategies and resources for at-home practice and support There will also be a Parent vs. Student math trivia competition and the opportunity for one lucky math teacher to be PI(ed) in the face! Be sure to join us for a fun and informative night!
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of March 11, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
YEARBOOK DEADLINE APPROACHING! Two weeks left for free shipping. Order by March 21. https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1015052508963262
Orders from the Domino's Slice the Price fundraiser will be distributed tomorrow during school. Please check with your child to be sure that he or she received all order items.
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of March 4, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
There is still time to purchase the 2018-19 yearbook. Go to TreeRing at https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1015052508963262
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of February 25, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
Registration for the 2019 Lace Up for Literacy 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run is now open. Students can pick up forms in the library or use the one below. Participants may also register at www.racesonline.com. The race will be held at Ripley High School on Saturday, April 6th at 8:00 AM. The registration deadline is March 21st. The early registration fee is $15 for students, $25 for adults or $20 for Silent Runners. All paid participants will receive a T-shirt. Please see the linked form for more details or contact Tammy Pipkin at RMS 635-1391. https://5il.co/6mv0
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of February 18, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
RMS Football and Basketball cheer clinic and tryouts are scheduled for February 25th-March 1st. Informational/Parent Permission forms and Teacher Evaluations are available at lunch. *Applicants must be in good standing in grades and behavior to participate, according to the student-athlete contract.*
Advance Admission to the Sweetheart's Ball will be collected tomorrow morning, February 15, prior to 1st period. Admission is $10 for individuals and $15 for couples.
Tomorrow, February 12, is the final day to pay for dress code jackets sponsored by the Tiger Club. Project LEAPS will not meet tomorrow afternoon, February 12, due to Family-Teacher Conferences. During tomorrow night's conferences, parents will also be able to pay for tickets to the Sweetheart's Ball.
RMS Student Council will be sponsoring the Sweetheart's Ball this Friday, February 15 from 6:30-8:30PM. Attire for this dance will be business casual. Complimentary punch will be provided while supplies last. Other concessions will be available for purchase. Students must have their 2018-2019 RMS ID for entrance. Admission Info: Pre-Sale Admission (February 11-14 during lunch) - Individual: $10 - Couple: $15 Regular Admission (February 15 at the door) - Individual: $15 - Couple: $20
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of February 11, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of February 4, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of January 28, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
Ripley Middle School will host the First Semester Recognition Ceremony on tomorrow, January 18. Invitations were sent home with report cards for those students who will be receiving an award. For parents and family members who plan to attend the ceremony, please enter through the front side of the gym (closest to the main entrance). Ceremonies will take place at the respective times below. 6th grade- 8:30AM 7th grade- 9:30AM 8th grade- 10:30AM
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of January 21, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
January 20-26 is designated in Tennessee as School Board Appreciation Week. Please join Lauderdale County Schools in thanking our local school board for their commitment and dedication to the role they serve. Strong school boards are essential to school success!
Join us this week as we cheer on our Tigers in the WTAC basketball tournament! Lady Tigers play tonight, January 14, at 6:00PM. Tigers play tomorrow, January 15, at 7:20PM. Championship games will be played this Thursday, January 17th. LET'S GO TIGERS!
The ROAR/FOCUS behaviors for the week of January 14, 2019, can be found at the link below. You will also find ACT vocabulary and other helpful information. http://www.lced.net/o/lauderdaleschools/page/roar
Come out tomorrow night to support our Tigers and Lady Tigers as we play Haywood in our final home game of the season! We will also recognize our 8th grade players and cheerleaders between games. *Families of recognized 8th graders should be present no later than 6:15PM. Recognition will begin at the conclusion of the girls’ game.*
On December 18, 2018 Students from RMS Guidance Friendship Club took part in a service project singing Christmas Carols to local residents. Some of the places they visited were Ripley Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Lauderdale Community Living Center, Asbury Cove Assisted Living, and Lauderdale County Board of Education.
For 7th & 8th grade students: If you are already signed up for the Washington DC trip, please attend a meeting at 5:00 today, December 10, in the RMS cafeteria! Anyone NOT currently signed up may attend a meeting at 5:30!
RMS Student Council is pleased to announce that a $600 donation will be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital from our homecoming Penny Wars fundraiser. Thank you to all of our staff, students, and community members for your support! #tigerpride
Common Assessments begin next week! Be sure to remind your child to bring home materials nightly to review and prepare. Mon., 12/10: ELA Writing Tues., 12/11: Science and Math Part 1 Wed., 12/12: Math Part 2 Thurs., 12/13: Social Studies and ELA Part 1 Fri., 12/14: ELA Part 2
Join us tomorrow night for our homecoming basketball festivities against Halls! We will begin our night with our Lady Tigers playing at 6PM. Homecoming court recognition will be at approximately 6:45PM. Tigers will play at 7PM. * 8th grade recognition will be done at the January 7th home game. *
Classes will resume as scheduled on Friday, November 16. Have a great day!
Lauderdale County Schools will dismiss today at 1:30pm due to the incoming weather.
All RMS after school programs including Project LEAD/LEAPS, athletic practices, and extracurricular activities will not meet this afternoon, November 14, due to the prediction of wintry weather. Parents — All students will be dismissed from school at normal dismissal time and ride home using their normal transportation route.
RMS and RHS Student Councils would like to thank members of the Lauderdale County community for supporting our Veterans fundraiser drive. Between both councils, a total of $2,355 will be donated to Operation Gratitude for their active duty care package program! RMS and RHS Student Councils will be able to sponsor 157 care packages for service men and women across the country. What an awesome way to honor our Veterans!
The Tiger Club will hold their monthly booster meeting tomorrow, November 13, at 6PM. This meeting will take place in the cafeteria.
ROAR FOCUS Behaviors and ACT information have been posted for the week of November 12, 2018. Click the following link for more information. http://www.lced.net/roar
UPDATE: Students who plan to participate in the Veterans Walk with Student Council on Saturday, November 10 need to meet at First United Methodist Church at 9:15AM! Be sure to dress warmly! Hope to see you there!
All RMS after school programs (including Project LEAD/LEAPS, athletic practices, and extracurricular activities) will not be meeting this afternoon due to the prediction of severe weather. Parents--Those students will be dismissed from school at normal dismissal time and ride home using their normal transportation route.
The after school programs at RPS, RES, RMS, HES, and HJH (Project LEAD and LEAPS) will not be meeting this afternoon due to the prediction of severe weather. Parents--Those students will be dismissed from school at normal dismissal time and ride their regular afternoon bus home.
Help RMS & RHS Student Councils celebrate Veteran’s Week! Both councils are collecting donations for Operation Gratitude’s Active Duty Care Package Program. Want to donate? See any RMS/RHS SCA member or donate online at: https://giving.operationgratitude.com/rmsandrhssca
It's not too late to sign up for RMS' 7th and 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C.! Students who are interested in signing up for the trip should see Ms. Webb for the online TRIP ID. Then visit www.worldstrides.com/signup to join our trip group. The more students that sign up, the more fun for everyone. Get signed up today!
Tomorrow is our “Black Out Bullying” dress up day! Students may wear black tops and/or bottoms. Leggings should not be worn tomorrow.
RMS has several Veteran's Day activities scheduled for next week. All 8th grade students will be treated to a presentation by the Ripley High School JROTC on Friday, November 9 at 7:30AM. This presentation will be held in the cafeteria. From November 5-9, RMS Student Council will be partnering with RHS Student Council to sponsor a Veterans Week Fundraiser Drive. This fundraiser is to support Operation Gratitude's Active Duty Care Package Program which sends care packages to active service members across the country and around the world. It is the goal of both councils to sponsor 100 care packages. Care packages are $15 each, however, all donations will be greatly appreciated. Student donations will be collected daily during each lunch period. Community donations can be given to any RMS or RHS Student Council member or submitted online at: https://giving.operationgratitude.com/rmsandrhssca On Saturday, November 10, RMS and RHS Student Councils will be walking from the football field at RHS to the Court Square in honor of Lauderdale County's Veterans. Both councils invite students and community members to join in this walk as we support the County's Veterans Day Parade.
Make-up picture day is tomorrow, November 1. Students and staff who missed the original day will have their photos made.
Due to inclement weather that is scheduled to move into our area on Wednesday, October 31, the City of Ripley will be celebrating Halloween tomorrow, October 30. The town square Trunk Or Treat will be held tomorrow from 4:30 until 6:00PM. While you and your family are out celebrating Halloween tomorrow, be sure to stop by RMS' "Enchanted Forest" Fall Book Fair Night from 5:00 until 7:00PM!
This week, RMS will participate in Bullying Awareness Week. Students may wear out of dress code attire represented by each day's theme. Please make note of special dress code expectations for each day of the week. We look forward to our students continuing to take a stand against bullying! Monday (PEACE and SOLIDARITY): Students may wear out of dress code blue tops to school. Bottoms must still be in dress code. Tuesday (TEAM UP Against Bullying): Students may wear out of dress code purple and white tops to school. Bottoms must still be in dress code. Wednesday ("BOO" to Bullying): Students may wear out of dress code white tops to school. Bottoms must still be in dress code. Thursday (Here's to a BRIGHT future without Bullying): Students may wear out of dress code neon tops to school. Bottoms must still be in dress code. Friday (BLACK OUT BULLYING): Students may wear out of dress code black tops AND bottoms to school.
ROAR FOCUS Behaviors and ACT information have been posted for the week of October 29, 2018. http://www.lced.net/roar
Come join us for a night at the Enchanted Forest for the RMS Fall Book Fair! This will be held on Tuesday, October 30 from 5:00-7:00PM. Students may purchase book fair items during their library time from October 29 through November 2. Students and parents can also shop for books online now until November 10! Check out our Scholastic homepage for online orders. https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=lauderdalemiddleschool
Ripley High School is being recognized by TSSAA for its efforts in promoting ethics and positive sportsmanship... http://www.lced.net/article/69373?org=lauderdaleschools
Don’t miss out on FCA tomorrow! The meeting will be in the library until 4:00PM.
Tomorrow, October 4, is our ROAR Reward Day for the first grading period. Students were informed by homeroom teachers today if they qualified for the reward day. All students who have not received any discipline write ups for the first nine weeks are eligible for tomorrow’s reward day. Tomorrow’s reward day will involve students attending a grade level social hour with the opportunity to purchase snacks from the snack cart. These students will also have the privilege of being out of dress code tomorrow. We look forward to rewarding our students who go above and beyond to exhibit good behaviors!
There will be an interest meeting tomorrow, October 4th, at 5:00PM for 7th and 8th grade students who are interested in attend the 2019 Washington D.C. trip. For those who may not be able to attend but would still like information about the trip, please contact Ms. Laura Webb.
Students who sold 5 or fewer items during the cookie dough fundraiser were given their items this afternoon. Those who sold 6 or more will need to pick up their order from 3-5:30 this afternoon.
Please remember there will be no school on Friday, October 5, due to a staff professional development day. Also, schools will be closed for Fall break during the week of October 8. Have a safe and happy Fall break!
The ROAR/FOCUS behaviors for the week of October 15 can be found at the link below. You will also find ACT vocabulary and other helpful information. http://www.lced.net/o/lauderdaleschools/page/roar
For tomorrow’s “Purple and White Day”, students may wear any combination of purple and white. Bottoms may be purple or white but these are the only non-dress code bottoms that students should wear on this day.
Cookie Dough orders may be picked up on Wednesday, October 3rd from 3-5:30PM in the RMS Cafeteria. This is the only day for distribution so please make pickup arrangements accordingly.
If you plan to order school pictures or fall sports pictures, please be sure to turn your order in by Wednesday, October 3. Orders can be turned in to homeroom teachers.
Football Homecoming begins on Monday with "Jersey Day". Students may wear any sports team jersey OR t-shirt to school. Students must still wear dress code bottoms.
CA Testing Schedule Sept. 27: ELA Part 1 and Social Studies Sept. 28: ELA Part 2 and ELA Writing Oct. 1: Math Part 1 and Science Oct. 2: Math Part 2 Testing will be each morning from 8:00AM-11:00AM. We encourage our students to arrive on time and prepared to do their best!
The ROAR/FOCUS behaviors for the week of September 24 can be found at the link below. You will also find ACT vocabulary and other helpful information. -ROAR Behaviors/ACT - http://www.lced.net/o/lauderdaleschools/page/roar - ROAR Homepage
Tomorrow is the last opportunity to purchase Read20 shirts for this school year! An order form copy can be found in the "documents" section of our website or on our RMS Facebook page. See Mrs. Pipkin in the library to place your order and support literacy at RMS!
Be sure to buy the Ripley Middle School yearbook @treering https://www.treering.com/1015052508963262 You will receive a 15% discount before Sept. 30.
RMS Tiger Booster Club will meet tomorrow, September 13, at 6PM in the cafeteria. The meeting is for all booster club members and any parent(s) of RMS athletes who are interested in joining.
Cookie Dough orders may be picked up on Wednesday, October 3rd from 3-5:30PM in the RMS Cafeteria. This is the only day for distribution so please make pickup arrangements accordingly. Student rewards will be announced soon so stay tuned! Thanks for your support!
District Notification: Family/Teacher Conferences will be held Thursday, September 6, and Tuesday, September 11, from 4-7 p.m. at each school. Progress Reports will be available at this time. We look forward to seeing you!
Cookie dough orders are due tomorrow, September 6th! Orders may be turned in during homeroom or tomorrow's P/T conferences from 4-7PM. All cash payments should be turned in as one check or money order. Personal checks are accepted. Thanks for supporting our school!
This week, RMS students will participate in the anti-bullying program, Move2Stand. This assembly is designed to train students on making a positive impact on their school and community. Students will attend by grade level. 8th gr.- Sept. 4 7th gr.- Sept. 5 6th gr.- Sept. 11
Cookie Dough orders are due this Thursday, September 6th! Students may turn orders in during homeroom or during Parent-Teacher Conference that evening. Please remember to follow all fundraiser guidelines to make sure orders are accurate!
The weekly ROAR/ACT information can be found at the following address: http://www.lced.net/roar You will find the ROAR Behavior of the Week, FOCUS ACT Words of the Day, ACT Practice Problems, and an ACT 'Did You Know?’ Fact available for download.
Interested in the military? You should attend the Military Service Academy Day! Representatives from the Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, Military, and Navy will be in attendance. Contact Marianne Dunavant at email@example.com for more information.
Weekly Checks are well underway! Make note of the days that students will take each quiz so that they can review and prepare. Tues: Social Studies Wed: Math Thurs: Science Friday: ELA/Writing (Word of the Day quiz) Be sure to check PowerSchool for your child's grades!
7th grade class ring order deposits are due on Wednesday, August 29th. Orders will be collected in the morning.
6th grade Student Council applications are due tomorrow, August 23, by 3PM. They may be turned in to Mr. James Barbee or Mrs. Karie Arthur.
Class ring presentations for 7th graders will be on Thursday, August 23 at 7:30AM. This will take place in the cafeteria. Deposits are due Wednesday, August 29.
The Back-to-School dance is Friday, August 17th from 6:30-8:30. Admission is $5 and can be taken care of during lunch. Admission at the door increases to $10. Student registration fees ($20) must be paid in order to attend. Come and celebrate a great first few weeks of school!
National Night Out/Back to School Fest -- 6:00-8:30pm on Tuesday, August 7, at Ripley City Park. Free school supplies and food available. This event is sponsored by Ripley Police Department and the Lauderdale County Advisory Board.
Our first day at Ripley Middle School was a huge success! Ask your child about their favorite memory from their first day.
On Aug. 6, at 3:00pm, the Lauderdale Co. Ministerial Alliance will conduct the 4th Annual Prayer Over Schools simultaneously at RES & HES.