NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for children for the week of June 14, 2021 has been posted -- Pick up is scheduled for June 14 & June 17th. Reminder: Until further notice, meal pick up locations will be at RHS and HHS only. https://forms.gle/yZa8QQ9sYqfe3AY66
NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for children for the week of June 7, 2021 has been posted -- Pick up is scheduled for June 7 & June 10th. Reminder: Beginning June 1, 2021, meal pick up locations will be at RHS and HHS only. https://forms.gle/pbmg5kkhGTtNtm4x5
LCS Meal Order Survey for Children - Pick Up Date - Tuesday, June 1, 2021 & Thursday, June 3, 2021 Reminder... if you filled out the survey last week, please note there will be no pick up on Thursday, May 27. Complete the survey below for meal service on June 1 & June 3. Meal Survey Link: https://forms.gle/UUZHuwTQtnbm5RZp6
LCS Parent Meal Pick Up –ANNOUNCEMENT Due to the close of the school year, meal pick up will be made available on Monday, May 24, 2021. There will be NO meal pick up on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Beginning June 1, 2021, meal pick up will resume on Mondays and Thursdays each week (with the exception to the occasional holiday schedule in which pick up will resume on the following day). During the summer months, meal pick up locations will be RHS and HHS only. Meals will be available at the front entrance of these two schools. When completing the weekly survey, please select which school you prefer as a pick up location. May 24, 2021, Meal Survey Link: https://forms.gle/WsgCeqrf94ijgejh9
The At-Home Decodable Book Series is now available for free for all Tennessee families of K–2 children. These materials are meant to encourage at-home reading practice to help young learners become stronger readers. This launch is part of the family component of the state’s Reading 360 initiative to help boost strong reading skills amongst Tennessee students. Each free decodable packet has 7 decodable booklets, which contain 20+ exciting stories full of sounds and words to practice. Families can read the stories at home with their child to help them sound out words and build their reading skills. https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/education/reading-360/Decodables_1pager.pdf
Updated SLC Call 5-12
2021 GRADUATION CEREMONIES FOR LAUDERDALE COUNTY https://www.lced.net/article/459133?org=lauderdaleschools
NATIONAL SCHOOL NURSE'S DAY - MAY 12, 2021 https://www.lced.net/article/459045?org=lauderdaleschools
Promotion Update- May 11
NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for children for the week of May 17, 2021 -- Pick up is scheduled for May 17 & May 20. https://forms.gle/GvDdcStU9ynYDJEm9
Summer Learning Camp is right around the corner! Our teachers are planning some great lessons and activities for our students. Some lessons and projects require household items. If you have these items and would like to donate them, please drop them off to the front office. - empty bottles - paper towel rolls - toilet paper rolls - Legos - medium-sized plastic laundry containers
Initial Summer Learning Follow Up call
NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for children for the week of May 10, 2021 -- Pick up is scheduled for May 10 & May 13. https://forms.gle/GN4ftBxrazAb2dNL8
NATIONAL SCHOOL PRINCIPALS' DAY - MAY 1, 2021 https://www.lced.net/article/450584?org=lauderdaleschools
TEACHER & STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK - MAY 3-7, 2021 https://www.lced.net/article/450287?org=lauderdaleschools
NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for children for the week of May 3, 2021 -- Pick up is scheduled for May 3 & May 6. https://forms.gle/zUhDRvgFQjAPVvQ98
NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for children for the week of April 19, 2021 -- Pick up is scheduled for April 26th & April 29th. https://forms.gle/H25chjJJWbWT7JMv5
Letters were sent home on Monday and Tuesday regarding RMS’ plan for 8th grade promotion. Letters should be signed and returned to homeroom teachers by Friday, April 23rd. Additional information regarding promotion will be shared in the coming weeks. Remote parents - promotion letters will be attached to your child’s progress reports and available for pickup on Friday, April 16th.
NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for children for the week of April 12, 2021 -- Pick up is scheduled for April 19th & April 22nd. https://forms.gle/E9o3dG2UXGMJvUXz9
This is our LAST WEEK for evening Targeted Learning sessions! With TNReady testing beginning in late April, students are encouraged to join sessions for mini lessons and homework help. Sessions are from 5:30-7:00PM with three available 30-minute sessions. Need help getting onto TLS sessions? Send a text to 731-324-3102 with your student's name and grade.
TRAIN NETWORK SUPPORTS LAUDERDALE COUNTY SCHOOLS https://www.lced.net/article/435518?org=lauderdaleschools
HALLS HIGH FOUNDATION HOSTS TRUCK & TRACTOR PULL ON APRIL 10, 2021, at Halls Airbase https://www.lced.net/article/435442?org=lauderdaleschools
NATIONAL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL'S WEEK - 2021 https://www.lced.net/article/434045?org=lauderdaleschools
LAUDERDALE CO. AWARE STUDENTS SPEAK TO LEADERS FROM ACROSS WEST TN https://www.lced.net/article/433893?org=lauderdaleschools
RMS Parents - Report Cards went out with even day students last week on Tuesday, March 30th, and with odd day students on Wednesday, March 31st. If you did not receive your child's report card, please contact their teacher. Remote student parents may pick up report cards any day Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
SUMMER LEARNING CAMP ENROLLMENT BEGINS TODAY FOR K-8 STUDENTS https://www.lced.net/article/433308?org=lauderdaleschools
NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for children for the week of April 12, 2021 -- Pick up is scheduled for April 12th & April 15th. https://forms.gle/XATL13wK22mH33YD9
There are only TWO weeks left our of evening Targeted Learning sessions! With TNReady testing beginning in late April, students are encouraged to join sessions for mini lessons and homework help. Sessions are from 5:30-7:00PM with three available 30-minute sessions. Need help getting onto TLS sessions? Send a text to 731-324-3102 with your student's name and grade.
Today’s a great day for a (virtual) field trip! Mr. Wiggin’s Social Studies classes are touring the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. Today’s tour is to reinforce their lesson on antisemitism. The VR/AR headsets used for this lesson were provided through a PCW grant secured by Dr. Brandon, technology teacher.
TLS Week 8 Learning Schedules There will be three available 30-minute sessions between 5:30PM-7:00PM. Two sessions will provide live instruction and one session will provide homework assistance. Students are encouraged to join and remain on sessions to receive the most academic benefit. Need help getting onto TLS sessions? Send a text to 731-324-3102 with your student's name and grade.
NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for children for the week of April 5, 2021 -- Pick up is scheduled for April 5th & April 8th. https://forms.gle/FYYPPWc6vjQWD4Di6
BOGO Spring Book Fair April 5th-9th Spring 2021 Book Fair Theme: Choose Your Own! The fair will only be open for 1 week this time. Students will mostly shop during ROAR class. However, I will have a few open times for students with money to shop. Those times are listed on the bottom of your cover sheet and in this email. OPEN TIMES FOR SHOPPING Mondays: 9:30-10:15. 11:35-12:25. 2:00-3:00 Tuesdays: 9:30-10:15. 11:35-12:25. 1:15-3:00 Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays. 2:00-3:00 The book fair accepts cash, check, eWallet, debit, or credit cards. We do not accept blood, sweat, tears, Monopoly money, empty promises, or bitcoins. Social distancing, masks, and hand sanitizer will be strictly enforced.
RMS Yearbook purchase deadline extended to April 6. To purchase please go to: www.treering.com/validation Our school passcode is: 1015052508963262 Softcover: $24.56 Hardcover: $32.19 Price includes tax. Yearbooks purchased after the deadline will incur an additional shipping charge and can only be ordered through the website.
All after school activities are canceled for Thursday, March 25, due to the potential of severe weather.
LEAPs after school tutoring is canceled for today, March 25, 2021. TLS evening sessions are still scheduled for this evening. In the event of session cancellation, information will be posted in Google Classroom. A decision regarding baseball and softball practice will be made prior to the end of the school day.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY SCHOOLS SELECTED AS MENTOR DISTRICT FOR STATEWIDE PRE-K–12 LITERACY IMPLEMENTATION NETWORK https://www.lced.net/article/425375?org=lauderdaleschools
NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for children for the week of March 29, 2021 -- Pick up is scheduled for March 29th & April 1st. https://forms.gle/HmDKrXRg8s8X5o3b8
TLS Week 7 Learning Schedules There will be three available 30-minute sessions between 5:30PM-7:00PM. Two sessions will provide live instruction and one session will provide homework assistance. Students are encouraged to join and remain on sessions to receive the most academic benefit. Need help getting onto TLS sessions? Send a text to 731-324-3102 with your student's name and grade.
"Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." - Desmond Tutu #KindnessWeek https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXmQpj85l1U
NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for children for the week of March 22, 2021 -- Pick up is scheduled for March 22nd & March 25th after next week's spring break. https://forms.gle/8qDnKfZuNUdDrpVL8
Last night was Ripley High School's Football/Cheer Banquet. Thanks to parents, coaches, athletes, and the community for a season to remember. Below, you will find a short highlight film from this past season. GO TIGERS!!! https://www.hudl.com/video/2/32616/600eeaa3386df90f602662d9
Farmers to Families Food Box Pickup will be this Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at Ripley First Baptist Church's Family Life Center from 9:30am-12:00pm. Free boxes of produce, meat, & dairy provided by Save the Children for families of Lauderdale County... first come, first served. See the attached flyer for more information.
NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for children for the week of March 8, 2021 -- Pick up is scheduled for March 8th & March 11th next week. https://forms.gle/Cytqy61jML4oghRBA
RMS will be collecting Chromebooks and accessories from in-person and remote students for Spring Break storage. During this time, RMS faculty and staff will check all devices for possible maintenance issues. Those who checked out MiFi hotspots from RMS will need to return these devices as well. In-person students will leave their devices at school on March 11th and 12th. Remote students will need to make sure that all assignments have been submitted before the March 10th drop-off. Remote students may pick up devices on Monday, March 22nd.
VETERINARY AND ANIMAL SCIENCE PROGRAM OF STUDY AT RHS https://www.lced.net/article/409936?org=lauderdaleschools
TLS Week 5 Learning Schedules There will be three available 30-minute sessions between 5:30PM-7:00PM. Two sessions will provide live instruction and one session will provide homework assistance. Students are encouraged to join and remain on sessions to receive the most academic benefit. Need help getting onto TLS sessions? Send a text to 731-324-3102 with your student's name and grade.
Remote learning enrollment changes for the 4th 9 weeks will occur March 1-5. Parents will need to contact RMS during the designated week if they wish to move from one learning mode (remote or in-person) to the other. If there will be no change in your child’s placement, you do not need to contact RMS. For enrollment changes, please contact (731) 635-1391.
Thank goodness for the sun and warmer temperatures. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 23, and will follow the hybrid schedule.
NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for children for the week of March 1, 2021 -- Pick up is scheduled for March 1st & March 4th next week. https://forms.gle/MKf7P5egifD43kuu5
The sun and warmer temperatures improved road conditions a great deal today, but it looks like we will need at least one more day of warmer temperatures to insure safe travel. Schools will be closed again on Monday, February 22, 2021.
TLS Week 4 Learning Schedules There will be three available 30-minute sessions between 5:30PM-7:00PM. Two sessions will provide live instruction and one session will provide homework assistance. Students are encouraged to join and remain on sessions to receive the most academic benefit. Need help getting onto TLS sessions? Send a text to 731-324-3102 with your student's name and grade.
Pronouns, combining like terms, and slope equations are just a few of the topics covered during our TLS evening sessions. Our last session for this week is TONIGHT from 5:30-7:00PM. Be sure to log on for additional learning and support! Need help getting onto TLS sessions? Send a text to 731-324-3102 with your student's name and grade.
With additional snow falling on already treacherous roads, there will be no school in Lauderdale County for the remainder of the week. Schools will be closed on February 18 & 19, 2021. Please stay safe!
As a reminder..... Schools are posting online review and practice assignments for students for the remainder of this week. Teachers will also check their Google classroom messages, in the event students have questions or need help. Online work will not be new learning but will be focused on practice of skills previously learned. Schools will move forward with the online, evening lessons (targeted learning series), which started in February. Schools have posted additional details on their website, mobile app, Google classrooms, social media, and by phone. Stay safe!
In between the fun in the snow, there are several learning opportunities for RMS students to engage in during our time at home. From online review and practice activities to live evening instruction, students will be able to continue learning and building skills. Due to the President's Day Holiday, all activities and sessions will be available starting tomorrow. We hope all of our students and families enjoy some snow fun and stay safe and warm!
As a result of the winter storm, schools will be closed on February 16 & 17, 2021. Another announcement will be made Wednesday regarding additional closures for the remainder of the week. While we are not in session, schools will post online review and practice assignments for students. Teachers will also check their Google classroom messages, in the event students have questions or need help. Online work will not be new learning but will be focused on practice of skills previously learned. High schools will offer an ACT boot camp for students who are interested this week. Schools will also move forward with the online, evening lessons (targeted learning series), which started in February. Schools will post additional details on their website, mobile app, Google classrooms, social media, and/or by phone. Stay warm and be safe!
As a result of existing road conditions, there will be no school in Lauderdale County on Friday, February 12, 2021.
TLS sessions will still be held tonight from 5:30-7:00PM. If you are not already enrolled in the TLS Google classes, please contact Mr. James Barbee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a result of the National Weather Service's recently updated ice storming warning, Lauderdale County Schools will be closed on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Please stay safe!
TLS Week 3 Learning Schedules There will be three available 30-minute sessions between 5:30PM-7:00PM. Two sessions will provide live instruction and one session will provide homework assistance. Students are encouraged to join and remain on sessions to receive the most academic benefit. Learning schedules for Week 3 are posted below! If your child is not enrolled in the TLS Google Classes, please contact Mr. James Barbee for enrollment.
HHS DECA RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR OUTSTANDING SCHOOL-BASED ENTERPRISE (SBE) https://www.lced.net/article/398080?org=lauderdaleschools
Class of 2025 families: You are invited to attend the High School Information virtual meeting tonight from 5:30-6:30PM! RHS Counselor, Catherine Thomas, will be reviewing the registration process as well as requirements and expectations for high school. Be sure to join in! Meet Link: meet.google.com/orf-gafi-wne
LCS STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CAREER COURSES https://www.lced.net/article/397844?org=lauderdaleschools
NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for children for the week of February 15, 2021 -- Please note that Monday is a holiday so pick up will be on Tuesday, February 16, and Thursday, February 18. https://forms.gle/xtbDPLyoT8muJZoS8
Class of 2025 families: You are invited to attend the High School Information virtual meetings on Thursday, February 4 or Tuesday, February 9. RHS Counselor, Catherine Thomas, will be reviewing the registration process as well as requirements and expectations for high school. Be sure to join in! Meet Link: meet.google.com/rzm-axac-qnn
Eighth Graders! Missed out on Week 1 of our evening TLS Program? Join us next week! There will be three available 30-minute sessions between 5:30PM-7:00PM. Two sessions will provide live instruction and one session will provide homework assistance. Students are encouraged to join and remain on sessions to receive the most academic benefit. Learning schedules for Week 2 are posted below!
Seventh Graders! Missed out on Week 1 of our evening TLS Program? Join us next week! There will be three available 30-minute sessions between 5:30PM-7:00PM. Two sessions will provide live instruction and one session will provide homework assistance. Students are encouraged to join and remain on sessions to receive the most academic benefit. Learning schedules for Week 2 are posted below!
Sixth Graders! Missed out on Week 1 of our evening TLS Program? Join us next week! There will be three available 30-minute sessions between 5:30PM-7:00PM. Two sessions will provide live instruction and one session will provide homework assistance. Students are encouraged to join and remain on sessions to receive the most academic benefit. Learning schedules for Week 2 are posted below!
NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for children for the week of February 8, 2021 -- As a reminder, meal pick up is now on Mondays and Thursdays each week. https://forms.gle/hxV1DqhbXqQGQjEN8
The Ripley Middle School boys basketball team will play tomorrow at Brighton High School in the TMSAA Sectional. Tip off against North Parkway Middle School will be at 12:20. We wish all the players and coaches the best of luck tomorrow along with safe travels! Go Tigers!
HORTICULTURE PROGRAM OFFERS HALLS & RIPLEY HIGH STUDENTS CAREER PATHWAYS https://www.lced.net/article/389563?org=lauderdaleschools
NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for Children for the week of February 1, 2021 -- As a reminder, meal pick up is now on Mondays and Thursdays each week. https://forms.gle/zLmoLxis2XLEWN5f9
Join us in recognizing our local school board in celebration of Tennessee School Board Appreciation Week! Lauderdale County's School Board works diligently in many areas including: • Creating a vision and making student achievement the top priority • Ensuring learning progress is measurable and meeting district goals • Creating a safe, orderly climate for students and teachers Thank you all for the impact you make daily for our students!
LCS INTRODUCES TARGETED LEARNING SERIES & SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAMS TO PROVIDE EXTRA SUPPORT TO STUDENTS https://www.lced.net/article/385590?org=lauderdaleschools
SCHOOLS TO REMAIN ON HYBRID SCHEDULE WITH EXTENDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES https://www.lced.net/article/384188?org=lauderdaleschools
NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for Children for the week of January 25, 2021 -- As a reminder, meal pick up is now on Mondays and Thursdays each week. https://forms.gle/RmZptLN5GfBGfYx77
The Ripley Middle School Band is participating in the “Slice the Price” card fundraiser from Domino’s. Our goal is to raise $4,000 for much needed instrument repairs. With the purchase of a $10 card, you will receive unlimited buy one get one free large pizza for the rest of 2021. Please consider supporting these AMAZING students. Orders can be placed online and are due by Thursday, January 28th. https://slicethepricecard.com/35099
Tiger Booster Club will meet tomorrow, January 18th, at 6:00PM. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria.
ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION CAREER PROGRAM AVAILABLE FOR LCS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS https://www.lced.net/article/379116?org=lauderdaleschools
NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for Children - January 19 & 21, 2021 -- As a reminder, meal pick up is now on Mondays and Thursdays each week. Next week's pick up will be on Tuesday rather than Monday due to the holiday. https://forms.gle/U4Beo4kahdm1T2uSA
NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for Children - Week of January 11, 2021 -- https://forms.gle/GEVBPP4Mm7DxRw2R8
MEAL PICK UP FOR CHILDREN CONTINUES WITH CHANGES IN JANUARY https://www.lced.net/article/369700?org=lauderdaleschools
GRANT ASSISTS K-3 STUDENTS WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY https://www.lced.net/article/369638?org=lauderdaleschools
LCS STUDENTS IN K-3 TO RECEIVE FREE READING PROGRAM DELIVERED TO HOMES https://www.lced.net/article/369572?org=lauderdaleschools
RMS 8th grade teacher Doug Billings has worked as a professional Santa for 2 years. He has attended Santa School in Midland, Michigan and traveled overseas to Denmark for the World Santa Claus Congress. Today, Santa Doug shared the spirit of Christmas with RPS students virtually. What a great day for these students! Check out Santa Doug's visit: https://youtu.be/_JVZAoKDkEk
Students Earn College Credit Through LCS Criminal Justice Program https://www.lced.net/article/367370?org=lauderdaleschools
School pictures are next week! Tuesday, December 15, will be for odd day students and RMS faculty/staff. Wednesday, December 16, will be for even day students and remote students. Remote students may take their photos when they arrive for Chromebook device return. Students may be out of dress, but must still adhere to all length and fit dress code expectations.
On December 8, the Lauderdale County Board of Education discussed the school operating calendar and voted to keep the staggered, odd/even schedule through the month of January. The school board will weigh the decision again in mid-January to determine when schools should return to normal operating schedules with all in-person students present.
LCS STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO STATE OF THE ART MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT https://www.lced.net/article/362111?org=lauderdaleschools
NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for Children - Week of December 14, 2020 -- This is a friendly reminder that the week of December 14 will be the last meal pick up for 2020. https://forms.gle/YH9Vh5dfLzYi2NkU6
RMS will be collecting Chromebooks and accessories from in-person and remote students for Winter Break storage. During this time, RMS faculty and staff will check all devices for possible maintenance issues. Those who checked out MiFi hotspots from RMS will need to return these devices as well. In-person students will leave their devices at school on December 14th or 15th but will use them in class the remainder of the week. Remote students will need to make sure that all assignments have been submitted before the December 16th drop-off.
RMS RECEIVES PATH TO COLLEGE DESIGNATION BY STATE https://www.lced.net/article/360914?org=lauderdaleschools
STUDENTS RECEIVE NEW TECHNOLOGY TO ASSIST IN LEARNING https://www.lced.net/article/360872?org=lauderdaleschools
The 2020-2021 grade level and school-wide spelling bees will be conducted online this year. If your child is interested in participating in the spelling bee, he/she will need to register and test no later than Friday, December 11th at 1:00 PM. Please go to https://online-test.spellingbee.com to create a parent account. Once we receive notification that you have registered your student, we can assign them an online test. This is the ONLY way students will be able to participate, so don’t delay. For questions, please contact Ms. Pipkin- email@example.com.
Enrollment changes for the 3rd 9 weeks for remote learning will occur December 7-11. Parents will need to contact their child's school if they wish to move from remote learning back to in-person learning or move from in-person learning to remote learning. If there will be no change in your child’s placement, you do not need to contact the school. However, if you are making the decision to change your child’s placement, you must contact the school next week, December 7-11, to inform them of your decision to change. Stay safe! --LC Schools RPS: 635-0691 RES: 221-3066 RMS: 635-1391 RHS: 635-2642 HES: 836-9651 HJH: 836-5579 HHS: 836-9642
RMS would like to send a sincere thank you to the RHS Booster Club, Superintendent Shawn Kimble and the central office staff, and the Lauderdale County Board of Education for providing a great evening for the RMS coaching staff and student-athletes. The team was served a steak dinner before being awarded with championship plaques and t-shirts.
CDC & TDH CHANGE GUIDELINES FOR COVID-19 QUARANTINE https://www.lced.net/article/358904?org=lauderdaleschools
RMS Basketball Homecoming is next week, December 8-11! Schedules are shown below for even and odd day homecoming activities. Homecoming points will be earned for dress up day participation and for Spirit Games competitions. Grade level teams will compete against one another in Spirit Games competitions. In order for students to participate in competitions, they must sign up with their team teacher and return permission forms by December 8 for even day students and December 9 for odd day students.
RMS Named a Silver Level Model of Demonstration School. For the second consecutive year, Ripley Middle School has been recognized by the Tennessee Behavior Supports Project as a Silver Level Model of Demonstration School for the 2020-2021 school year! Only 27 West Tennessee Schools (K-12) received this level of recognition! Thank you to our RTI2-B team as well as our teachers and staff for working together to meet the needs of our students! For more daily happenings at RMS, please visit the news section of our school website at: https://www.lced.net/o/ripleymiddle/news
KUSTOFF NOMINATES HALLS HIGH STUDENT TO U.S. AIR FORCE SERVICE ACADEMY https://kustoff.house.gov/media/press-releases/kustoff-nominates-west-tennessee-students-us-military-service-academies
NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for Children - Week of December 7, 2020 -- https://forms.gle/tZq1XKBu8h9KFJ9n8
NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for Children - Week of November 30, 2020 -- Please remember that meals will not be available during Thanksgiving break. https://forms.gle/GrJtHXpsYgDMCTeQ8
All Lauderdale County Schools are in need of additional substitute teachers. We are thankful to our current substitute teachers for their contributions each day, but more help is needed. Anyone who is interested in applying may do so at the link below: https://lced.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=714
Please help spread the word.... Lauderdale Co. Schools has several vacancies for bus drivers. The link to apply can be found below.... https://lced.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=729
TDOE Announces New PBS Content: Winter Foundations Bootcamp for Early Learners https://www.apptegy.net/s/news-lauderdaleschools/articles/tdoe-announces-new-pbs-content-winter-foundations-bootcamp
Parents of Remote Students - Progress Reports are available for pick up at RMS anytime Monday-Friday, 8:00am-2:00pm.
CHECK THIS OUT: LAUDERDALE COUNTY SCHOOLS PARTICIPATE IN #EPSOWEEK2020 https://www.lced.net/article/347013?org=lauderdaleschools
RMS held Parent Chromebook Nights this week. Check out what was covered! https://www.lced.net/article/346204?org=ripleymiddle
Did you miss our Parent Chromebook Nights? That's ok! Watch a recorded version here: https://youtu.be/p2N2PhR0_q8. Your student will be bringing home paperwork for you to review and sign this week.
LCS High Schools Provide Awesome Resource for Seniors: 2020 Virtual College Fair. Click the link below to view the 2020 College Fair Slideshow. https://5il.co/mxqh
Lauderdale County is ahead of many West TN counties in its recruitment efforts for TNAchieves mentors. To see exactly where each county stands, visit https://tnachieves.org/mentors/dashboard/. You will also find a link on the TNAchieves website to start your application to become a TNAchieves mentor for the class of 2021.
Reminder: Lauderdale County Health Dept. will be providing free drive-thru flu shots for all ages at Halls Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 10th, from 4pm-6pm.
HYBRID SCHOOL SCHEDULES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH REMAINDER OF 1ST SEMESTER https://www.lced.net/article/343464?org=lauderdaleschools
NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for Children - Week of November 16, 2020 -- Please remember that meals will not be available the week of November 23 during Thanksgiving break. https://forms.gle/BcPQWM3wzKiDByg68
On the prowl for your next read? It may be in the hidden library jungle. Come scope it out at the RMS Book Fair! The Book Fair will be open on both Parent Chromebook Nights, November 9th and 10th. Families are welcome to stop by the library and see what is available! We will follow social distancing and mask expectations.
Ripley Middle School will host two Parent Chromebook Nights on Monday, November 9 and Tuesday, November 10. These nights allow for parents to receive information about the LCS Acceptable Use Policy and how to navigate Chromebooks. In order for RMS students to check out Chromebooks for distance day learning, parents/guardians must attend an informational session and return the Acceptable Use Policy form. Sessions are available from 4:00-5:00PM and 5:30-6:30PM. Homeroom teachers placed calls to all parents/guardians on Monday to schedule appointments for families. If you did not receive a call or need to schedule an appointment, please call the school at 731-635-1391 and your child’s homeroom teacher will reach back out to you.
Friendly Reminder: Free Drive Up Flu Shot Clinic at Ripley High School on November 7th from 9-11am. These are free for any community member.
NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for Children - Week of November 9, 2020-- https://forms.gle/stsLGVeQtFmS3onj8
Friendly Reminder: The COVID-19 Parent Survey closes at noon on Friday, October 30, 2020. The link can be found below. If you have already completed the survey, thanks so much for your feedback! Stay Safe! -- Lauderdale County Schools https://forms.gle/JbbhFKK3vkUYwHYw9
See the link below for an important reminder on tracking COVID/flu symptoms and when to not send your child to school. https://www.lced.net/article/336063?org=lauderdaleschools
Due to the forecasted weather, the drive up flu clinic scheduled at Halls Elementary today has been postponed until Tuesday Nov. 10th from 4-6pm.
COVID-19 Parent Survey - Survey closes at noon on October 30, 2020. https://forms.gle/JbbhFKK3vkUYwHYw9 Parents/Guardians: As schools prepare for the next several weeks, we are seeking information from parents about how schools should operate under the current conditions of COVID-19 in our community. Individual survey results will be kept confidential and only the total summary of responses will be communicated to schools. Please remember that this survey is for parents of current Lauderdale County students only. We value your opinion and thank you for taking the time to submit this important survey. Lauderdale County Schools
NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for Children - Week of November 2, 2020-- https://forms.gle/25ygqZdj4ZXkD2U3A
Parents of Remote Students - If you did not get a chance to pick up your student's Report Card at one of our P/T Conference nights, you can come pick it up at RMS anytime Monday-Friday, 8:00am-2:00pm.
Ripley Middle defeats Brighton to win the West TN Athletic Conference Football Championship. GO TIGERS!!! https://www.lced.net/article/330682?org=lauderdaleschools
NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for Children - Week of October 26, 2020 https://forms.gle/c2vTttcMJVs56NRFA
Free Drive Up Flu Clinics - Click the link below for more information. Let's do our part and work to eliminate the spread of flu this season! https://www.lced.net/article/325844?org=lauderdaleschools
NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for Children - Week of October 19, 2020 https://forms.gle/yYc19f6nn2hW3rT97
Parent-teacher conferences will be held at RMS on October 20th and 22nd from 4-7pm. If you would like to schedule a conference (virtual, phone, or in-person) with your child's teacher, please complete the request through the link here (https://forms.gle/m8qmqPeRkHh3bNa97) by Tuesday, October 13th at 3:00 p.m. Teachers will then send home information with your confirmed appointment time. If you have trouble accessing the link, you may call the school for assistance at (731) 635-1391.
RMS remote learning families, please review the following update regarding instruction for the 2nd nine weeks. Letter: https://5il.co/lrnl
RMS Tiger Club is collecting orders for dress code approved jackets. The first order will be placed on Friday, October 16th. Any orders received after the deadline will be fulfilled with the next order, Friday, November 6th. Please place order form with payment in an envelope and send to school with your student. If you have any questions, contact Mindi Hearn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 635-1391. Jacket Order Form: https://5il.co/lq7h
The purpose of the Tiger Club is to help fund RMS athletics and promote a high level of sportsmanship. Every parent/guardian of an RMS athlete is asked to support the Tiger Club. Membership fees & other fundraisers allow the Tiger Club to host the Athletic Banquet and purchase various equipment needs. Every sport at RMS is supported by Tiger Club! Tiger Club Membership Form: https://5il.co/lq7i
Fall Break is scheduled for October 5th-9th. As a result, there will be NO meal pick up for the week of October 5. A meal order survey has been released today which will collect orders for the week of October 12. The survey link is below. https://forms.gle/Nicd8CZ3coR4NLP39
LCS RELEASES INFORMATION & PROCEDURES FOR PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES https://www.lced.net/article/313252?org=lauderdaleschools
IT'S COLLEGE APPLICATION WEEK! This week focuses on building excitement and increasing knowledge about the college application process at all grade-levels. It also provides every graduating senior with an opportunity to apply to college. Students are encouraged to wear their favorite college t-shirt this Wednesday (for odd day students) and this Thursday (for even day students).
NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for Children - Week of Sept. 28, 2020 https://forms.gle/59Ek5bVXhRV4KiYNA
Applications are now available for RMS Student Council. Applications will be accepted for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. All applications are due by Tuesday, September 29, at 3:00PM. Applications are available online via the RMS website and the RMS Facebook page. For questions, please contact Mr. James Barbee. To complete an application, please complete the following form: https://forms.gle/vmDsk5fPuWitpyG87
Important: Families seeking to return from remote to in-person learning for the 2nd 9 weeks, or to sign up for remote learning for the first time, should do so by noon on Sept. 25. These changes should be made by calling your child's school between Sept. 21-25 from 8:30am-2:30pm.
RMS Lady Tigers' volleyball team will host Crestview tonight in a double header starting at 5:00 PM. RMS football will host Brighton at 6:30 PM at RHS. Hope to see you out at one of our events. For more info, check out our "News" section or FB page.
NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for Children - Week of Sept. 21, 2020 https://forms.gle/pD9MzGsizXmyjnLz9
Remote learning orientations are underway at RMS! Families attended small group sessions earlier this week to learn more about remote learning expectations and accessing educational programs. Our final remote learning orientation will be held on Monday, September 14 from 5:00-6:00PM. For families planning to attend the orientation, you may bring a device from home to use. Demonstration devices will also be available for use during orientation. Devices will also be distributed to students who indicated the need during the application process. For Monday night’s orientation, families are asked to park in the rear parking lot (near the gym) and enter from the bus entrance. As a reminder, all academic packets that have been assigned for RMS remote students are due by Friday, September 18.
RMS will host remote learning orientation sessions next week. It is vital for students and parents to be in attendance as we will review how to access educational programs and complete assignments. Families with more than one RMS remote learner may choose one session to attend for all students. Families are asked to bring devices from home, if available, to use during the orientation. Demonstration devices will be available for those who need them. Academic packets from this week should be turned in during orientation sessions. No academic packets will be collected on Tuesday, September 8. All previously assigned academic packets should be turned in by Friday, September 18. After this date, no academic packets will be collected or graded.
NOW OPEN - LCS Meal Order Survey for Children Week of Sept. 14, 2020 https://forms.gle/cgn5k7BUPxMzuxf99
Family/Teacher Conferences are being rescheduled for October 20 & 22 from 4-7pm. Your child's school will communicate more information closer to the event. Please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher if you have questions prior to the scheduled conferences.
LCS is excited to be represented by Mrs. Candace Sanders, HES Teacher, as the SW TN Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Sanders is 1 of 9 state finalists for TN Teacher of the Year. The winner will be announced at a virtual event on Sept. 9. Good luck!!! https://youtu.be/AR5ww9b9PDI
LCS will remain on the odd/even day schedule through at least Fall break. This schedule has assisted in limiting the spread of COVID and has allowed schools to remain open. A decision about the schedule beyond Fall break will be announced by October 2.
On Tuesday, September 22, Ripley High School seniors will complete the Junior ACT that was cancelled this spring. In order to maintain social distancing guidelines while testing, only Seniors will report to Ripley High School’s campus. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will work remotely on this date to complete assignments. Please note that this schedule change on September 22 is only for students at Ripley High School. Ripley Middle School even day students will still report to school for instruction.
Ripley Middle will travel to Halls Junior High tonight for their first football game of the season. Best of luck to the RMS Tigers and Cheerleaders!
LCS OFFERS FREE MEAL PICK UP FOR CHILDREN AT HOME https://www.lced.net/article/297871?org=lauderdaleschools
The following letter was sent home recently with our even and odd day students. This letter contains reminders and updates for those attending school in-person at RMS. https://5il.co/k4vt
The Lady Tigers volleyball team will host Brighton tonight at 5:00 PM at Ripley Middle School. For more information, please visit the following link: https://thrillshare.com/s/news-ripleymiddle/articles/rms-to-host-first-extracurricular-event
RMS families: In order for students to remain hydrated throughout the day, RMS administration will allow students to bring bottled water to school. Water bottles must be sealable and should not have open lids (such as Yeti cups). Water bottles must also be clear and can be disposable. Only water is permitted in classrooms and hallways. Soft drinks and other beverages may only be consumed during lunch and must be disposed of at the end of lunch.
Ripley Middle School students who are enrolled in remote learning for the first grading period may pickup academic work packets and workbooks on Monday, August 17. Unlike our work given in the spring, academic work packets and workbooks provided this fall will be returned and graded. When arriving, families will follow the driveway around the school and stop at the 600 wing for pickup.
IMPORTANT REMOTE LEARNING INFORMATION - 8-13-2020 https://www.lced.net/article/286627?org=lauderdaleschools
See the link below for information on programs that are available to help make internet service more affordable. https://www.highspeedinternet.com/resources/are-there-government-programs-to-help-me-get-internet-service
P-EBT Food Assistance for Qualifying Families - Deadline to apply is August 14, 2020. Click the link below for more information: https://www.lced.net/article/284926?org=lauderdaleschools
Attention RMS Families: We will distribute information next week regarding your child's scheduled day to attend school in-person (even day or odd day) along with additional academic schedule information. Please make arrangements to drop by the school to pick up your child's information. All registered students will have information that will need to be picked up. Families who have not returned 2020-2021 student registration packets will be able to return these at this time.
The district will stop taking applications for remote/virtual learning at noon on July 23. More detailed information about Lauderdale County School District’s remote learning option will be provided to families by August 1, 2020. One Page Flyer: https://5il.co/ibgr
Remote/Virtual Learning Information for Families https://www.lced.net/article/271531?org=lauderdaleschools
LAUDERDALE CO. SCHOOLS OPENS REGISTRATION FOR VIRTUAL LEARNING PROGRAM https://www.lced.net/article/270356?org=lauderdaleschools
TSSAA PUBLISHES FALL SPORTS GUIDANCE - follow the link below for more information. https://www.lced.net/article/270282?org=lauderdaleschools
Please don't forget... Lauderdale County Schools will have drive-through registration on Monday, July 13th, from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm and Tuesday, July 14th, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at each school. Registration packets may be returned to your child’s school Monday, July 20th, from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm and Tuesday, July 21st, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
VIRTUAL/DISTANCE LEARNING UPDATE & REGISTRATION REMINDER https://www.lced.net/article/269075?org=lauderdaleschools
The Tennessee Department of Human Services announced financial assistance is available for families who qualify for free or reduced school lunches, through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program. Parents who already receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits currently, do not need to apply. The funds began arriving on the EBT card they already use beginning June 12. Parents who do not receive SNAP benefits, but whose children do qualify for free or reduced school meals, will need to apply for P- EBT online https://tdhs.service-now.com/. The application period has been extended through July 13, 2020. Individuals who need assistance completing their P-EBT application or have general questions about the program are encouraged to call the TDHS hotline at 1-833-496-0661 and select option 3.
2020-2021 student registration packets will be made available for drive through pick up at each school. WE ASK THAT YOU PLEASE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO PICK UP AND RETURN YOUR PACKET DURING THESE SCHEDULED TIMES. It is very important for schools to receive student registration information so they may prepare for the return of students. See dates and times below: -Drive through pick up dates & times are Monday, July 13 – 12:00pm-6:00pm & Tuesday, July 14 – 9:00am-1:00pm -Drive through return of registration packets are Monday, July 20 – 12:00pm-6:00pm & Tuesday, July 21 – 9:00am-1:00pm
Lauderdale County Schools will have student registration packets available for drive through pick up and drop off at each school. Please make arrangements to pick up and return your student's packet during these scheduled times. It is very important for schools to receive student registration information to prepare for the return of students.
Yearbooks are being passed out right now. If you didn't order one, you can still buy one at TreeRing.com. There are no extra books available. Our school code is: 1015052508963262
2019-2020 RMS yearbooks are in! Yearbooks may be picked up on Wednesday, June 17 and Thursday, June 18 from 9AM-2PM.
The 2020-2021 RMS Football Cheerleading roster will be posted on the front door of the school tomorrow, June 16.
Notices for remaining end of year missing items/fees were mailed last week. If you need to return or pay for these items, you may do so from 9AM-12PM on Tuesday, June 16 and Thursday, June 18.
Parents/guardians, please follow the link below to complete a very important survey. As Lauderdale Co. plans for the upcoming school year, the district is preparing for the potential effects of COVID-19. Your feedback is appreciated! https://forms.gle/2q8vCBKDVDYVnz6F7
Lauderdale County Schools Announces Phase 1 Summer Athletic Activity Plans. Follow the link below for more information. https://www.lced.net/article/253466?org=lauderdaleschools
A google doc has been created for future athletes and can be found on the "Ripley Middle School" facebook page or under the "news" section on the RMS page located at www.lced.net/ripleymiddle
Thanks to all of our wonderful LCS employees. Although the school year was cut a little short, thanks for all of your hard work and dedication. A link to your recognition presentation can be found below. Have a great summer!!! https://youtu.be/AD8EfXUD0t0
Follow the links below for information on changes to the student meal program and transition to the summer feeding program. Meals are still available for pick up at the RPS, RHS, and HHS. https://www.lced.net/article/251414?org=lauderdaleschools https://5il.co/ge8g
REMINDER: End of Year Item Pickup will be Tuesday, May 19, from 9:00AM-12:00PM and Wednesday, May 20, from 9:00AM-12:00PM and 4:00PM-6:00PM. This will be your opportunity to drop off items as well as pick up student belongings and final report cards. We will not collect payment for fees until Thursday, May 21.
The RMS Athletic Awards Presentation has been posted. Check it out on the RMS webpage under the "news" section and also you can view it on the Ripley Middle School Facebook page. Congrats to all athletes and coaches on another great school year.
Ripley Middle School has released their Class of 2024 8th Grade Promotion Presentation. Find the link to the YouTube video below. https://youtu.be/qoU4x1Y4yuw
The Ripley High Class of 2020's Baccalaureate Program has been published for viewing. Follow the link below to see the Class of 2020's program. https://youtu.be/QAu6p_L3MA8
The Ripley High School Class of 2020's Baccalaureate Program has been uploaded for viewing at the following link: https://youtu.be/Uiudh3xwumM
Follow the link below for information regarding live, online streaming for the upcoming graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020. https://www.lced.net/article/247473?org=lauderdaleschools
Procedures for picking up report cards have changed. Report cards will be available for pick up at your child's school on the following dates and times. -Ripley Schools - May 19 from 9am-12pm and May 20 from 9am-12pm & 4-6pm. -Halls Schools - May 20 from 9am-12pm & 4-6pm
All deadlines for the RMS 2019-2020 yearbook have been pushed back. You still have time to order one at: https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1015052508963262 Each book has 2 custom pages available for you to add your own photos. The pages ONLY print in YOUR book. The book will be submitted to the publisher at the end of this week. If you want your custom pages and to save shipping, please order this week!
Ripley High School's 2020 Academic Awards Presentation has been posted. Follow the link below to the district's YouTube channel to see the presentation. https://youtu.be/CCG63-9qeCI
Ripley High School's 2020 Scholarship Recognition Presentation has been posted. Follow the link below to the district's YouTube channel to watch the presentation. https://youtu.be/-_1GQ2D3OxY
Student Council Senator applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now available. This application is for rising 7th and 8th graders at RMS and rising 9th graders at RHS. Applications for rising 6th graders will be given out this fall. You may complete the Google Form application (link below) or pick up a paper copy on May 11 or 12 during end of year item pickups. All applications (online and paper) are due by Monday, May 18, 2020 at 3:00PM. Application: https://forms.gle/6YuUF43X6ZTQonyi9
Parents and guardians can sign their current 5th grade students (upcoming 6th graders) up for the RMS Band for the 2020-2021 school year using the form linked below. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSceyjnsa1Zw6XPu0YleslA7UyEkUJ9Ia3ERDY9Ojuog5iTXcQ/viewform
2019-2020 Yearbooks can still be ordered! Visit the following website to place your order. https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1015052508963262 Spring sports athletes/families: the deadline to order spring sports pictures is Friday, May 15th. Visit the following website to view proofs and place orders. https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000791721 Current 8th graders: registration for 9th grade at RHS was due on April 27th. RHS has not received all class requests for incoming freshmen. Visit the following website to review the informative video and documents regarding high school requirements. If you have not completed your registration, please do so immediately. https://www.lced.net/o/ripleyhighschool/browse/123291
REPORT CARDS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON MAY 22 AS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED. FOR MOST STUDENTS, GRADES ARE FINAL AS OF MARCH 20 IN ACCORDANCE WITH GUIDANCE FROM THE TENNESSEE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION. MORE DETAILS WILL COME LATER FOR DELIVERY OR PICK UP OF REPORT CARDS.
NEW INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP ON TUESDAY, MAY 12, FROM 9:00-11:00AM. THIS WILL BE THE LAST DATE FOR PICK UP OF MATERIALS FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR. THE SAME MATERIALS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AT: https://www.lced.net/covid-19-information--72
Just a reminder for 8th graders - be sure to send in your photos for 8th grade week! There was an error with our posted phone number - be sure that photos are sent to (731) 574-4927. We will extend the deadline for photo submissions until tomorrow at noon.
Follow the link below for information on upcoming events for our high schools. https://www.lced.net/article/241901?org=lauderdaleschools
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! RMS is grateful for the dedicated and compassionate staff, teachers, and administrators who serve in our building each day. Join us in showing appreciation for their commitment to educating and empowering young minds. https://youtu.be/JxxUeXmAzLQ
Attention RMS! If you have items that need to be returned to RMS (textbooks, library books, school locks, etc.), you may return these items Monday through Thursday from 9:00AM-2:00PM. Drop-off boxes are located on the front breezeway of the building for contactless delivery.
Special thanks to our RMS faculty and staff who have volunteered with preparing and distributing meals, distributing instructional packet pickups, and completing the many tasks needed for our school to run smoothly. We greatly appreciate each one of you! Ms. Braden Mrs. Broadnax Ms. Cole Coach Crawford Coach Dixon Mrs. Ellis Mrs. Garrett Mrs. Grigsby Mrs. Heath Mrs. Herron Mrs. Kiestler Mrs. Milam Mr. Pearson Coach Rose Ms. Smith Ms. Taylor Mrs. Thompson Mrs. White Coach Wiggin
GRADUATION PLANS ANNOUNCED FOR THE CLASS OF 2020 https://www.lced.net/article/239309?org=lauderdaleschools
New instructional materials will be available for pick up on Tuesday, April 28, from 9:00-11:00AM. For RMS students, this set of instructional materials will focus on English/Language Arts and Math standards. To download these materials at home, please visit the LCED website: https://www.lced.net/covid-19-information--72 We will also begin collecting items that belong to RMS (library books, textbooks, novels, etc.) on this day. Ready Math materials (instruction textbook and practice workbook) should not be returned. If possible, please place the items in a bag (Walmart, etc.) and label it with the following information: student name grade homeroom Further information regarding the dates and procedures to pickup student items stored in lockers will be shared next week.
High Schools are working on plans to celebrate their seniors. In the next week, dates will start rolling out for alternate plans on academic awards recognition, banquets, baccalaureates, etc. Graduation plans are still under review, but should be finalized and communicated soon.
Pre-K & Kindergarten registration packets may be picked up at Halls Elementary and Ripley Primary on Tuesday, April 28, from 9-11am. You may deliver the application back to the school on May 12 from 9-11am or you may mail it to the school.
New instructional materials available for pick up at your child's school on April 28 from 9-11am. These items are also posted at: https://www.lced.net/covid-19-information--72 - High School registration packets & senior scholarship applications may be turned in on Tuesday.
Current 8th graders (Class of 2024) need to complete the Google Form below to begin course registration for Fall 2020 classes at Ripley High School. For questions, please contact Ms. Catherine Thomas, RHS Guidance Counselor, at email@example.com. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJFfWtGBXRFjkOQwNy5h5ZcXd85j-0qQFVSbW4khB2z9K6bQ/viewform
With the Governor’s announcement of school closure for the remainder of the school year, all remaining TSSAA events for 2019-20 have been cancelled. http://www.lced.net/article/232637?org=lauderdaleschools
Parents of Spring Sport Athletes: Shelby Images has sent a link that allows parents to access spring sports proofs and place orders. These proofs are for soccer, boys and girls track, softball, and baseball. Further information about order deadlines will be communicated at a later time. https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000791721
Preliminary information on finalizing the 19-20 school year may be found at the following link or by visiting LCED.NET and looking under "News". http://www.lced.net/article/232226?org=lauderdaleschools
According to Governor Lee, all TN schools will remain closed until next school year. More details to come soon about closing out the school year for teachers, students, and parents. Stay safe!
NEW INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON TUESDAY, APRIL 14, FROM 9-11AM - NEXT PICK UP WILL BE ON TUESDAY, APRIL 28. VISIT YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL TO RECEIVE HARD COPY MATERIALS OR YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THEM ON APRIL 14 BY VISITING https://www.lced.net/covid-19-information--72
Calling all photographers! We are short of photos for this year's yearbook! Please send photos from the school year OR photos of you and your family in masks or sheltering in place activities. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Order Treering.com. School code: 1015052508963262
Please visit LCED.NET and look for the COVID-19 page to find updates on student meal service, instructional resources, and information on a new instructional partnership for students offered by TN Department of Education & PBS. www.tn.gov/education/pbsteaching
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we distribute instructional materials. The response this morning was AMAZING. Thank you families for making learning a priority. These materials are also online at https://www.lced.net/covid-19-information--72 #LauderdaleLeads
Band instruments may be picked up tomorrow, April 1, from 11AM-1PM. Please pull down by the band room when you arrive.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we distribute instructional resource packets for students. The response this morning was ASTOUNDING. We will continue to make packets available at RMS until 2:30 this afternoon. These packets may be picked up next Tuesday, April 8, from 9-11AM. They are also available online at the LCED website (https://www.lced.net/covid-19-information--72). Please remember to take advantage of the breakfast and lunch program for your students. These may be picked up from RPS or RHS on Thursday, April 2 from 10:30AM-12:30PM. Bus site pickups and times are also available on the website below.
A new COVID-19 school update page has been added at https://www.lced.net/covid-19-information--72. This page will have important information and recent updates. It also includes instructional materials for download along with supporting online resources.
Grade level instructional materials for Math & English/Language Arts may be picked up at your child's school on Tuesday form 9:00-11:00am. These materials are for two weeks of practice. They may also be downloaded at www.LCED.net by following the COVID-19 link.
Please follow this link (https://5il.co/e9eb) for new meal procedures for the week of March 30. Times and locations will remain the same; however, pick up/delivery days are now on Mondays and Thursdays only. Lunch and breakfast for 7 total days will still be distributed.
Student meal pick up is scheduled at RPS, RHS, and HHS today from 10:30am-12:30pm. Meal deliveries by bus begin today for pre-determined locations. Please visit www.LCED.net and look under the news tab for more information on meal delivery locations.
LCS will follow Gov. Lee's new recommendation and schools will remain closed through at least Friday, April 24. Meal pick up and deliveries will continue as planned. (https://5il.co/dvgt). Schools will make instructional resources available early next week. More info. to come.
Please remember meal pick up for students today at RPS, RHS, or HHS. Meals today will include lunch and breakfast for 2 days. The next meal service is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25. Please remember meal service is subject to change based on public safety concerns.
Updates have been made to the LCS food delivery/pick up procedures for student meals. Linked below is an updated flyer. Flyer: https://5il.co/dvgt
Lauderdale County Schools is set to provide free breakfast and lunch at nearly 15 sites across the county. This is available to all children 18 & under. Click the link below for a flyer with full details. https://5il.co/dvgt
Visit the LCED.NET News section for answers to some Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19 school closures. http://www.lced.net/article/213228?org=lauderdaleschools
Lauderdale County Schools will be closed through at least March 31 due to the risk of exposure to COVID-19. More information on future plans will be given in the coming days. Stay up to date on your LCS mobile app's news section or visit www.Lced.net and click the news tab.
Coronavirus Update - Lauderdale County Schools http://www.lced.net/article/208401?org=lauderdaleschools
Soccer, Baseball, and Softball games have been cancelled this evening. Soccer will practice in the RMS gym at 5:00. Baseball will practice at 5:00 at the high school field house. Softball will practice at 3:30 at the compound. Please share!
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of March 2, 2020, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
HEALTH & SAFETY UPDATE - LAUDERDALE COUNTY SCHOOLS - 2-26-2020 Follow the link for more information: http://www.lced.net/article/197088?org=lauderdaleschools
Congratulations to Lauderdale County's Teachers of the Year. See the linked story for more information. http://www.lced.net/article/196424?org=lauderdaleschools
Our 5th Annual Lace Up for Literacy is just around the corner. All of the information you need for the race scheduled on April 4, 2020, can be found at the following link. http://www.lced.net/o/lauderdaleschools/browse/106813 #LauderdaleLeads
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of February 24, 2020, 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 17, 2020, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
Student spotlight: RMS 8th grader Meg C. went above and beyond on an extra credit project for her English/Language Arts class. To supplement the study of WWI novel "All Quiet on the Western Front", the students were tasked with creating a detailed diagram of the German and French trenches; this is Meg’s diagram! Great job, Meg!
RELAX & READ20 with “Narcissist” or “Love Potion”! Buff City Soaps are back in time for Valentine’s Day. The Lace Up for Literacy committee is selling these amazing soaps while supplies last. Soaps are $7 each or 3 for $20. See Mrs. Carole White or Mrs. Tammy Pipkin to purchase your soaps. All proceeds benefit Lauderdale County Schools’ READ20 initiative.
The 2020-2021 Lauderdale County school calendar has been released. Download your copy from the link below! https://5il.co/cu0r
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of February 10, 2020, 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 3, 2020, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
On August 24, 1920, Tennessee became the Perfect 36. That is, it became the final state needed to ratify the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote in America. The story of how Tennessee became the Perfect 36 was brought to life in Ms. Pipkin's library classes using the traveling history museum trunk. Using primary sources, students analyzed both sides of the fight. They took on the persona of pro and anti forces that were represented in Nashville during that long hot summer of 1920. They role played the debates and wore buttons and roses that signified their political affiliation on the issue.
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of January 27, 2020, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
The Ripley Middle Tigers are your 2020 WTAC boys basketball tournament champions! Congratulations to Coach Wright, Coleman, Morgan and all the players on a huge victory!! Next up is sectionals in Memphis! Game time and site to be determined.
The Ripley Tigers boys basketball team knocked off Haywood last night by a score of 35-24. The boys play in the WTAC championship tonight against Munford, at Haywood Middle. Hope to see you all there. Best of luck to all players, cheerleaders, and coaches!
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of January 20, 2020, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
This week 7th grade Wit and Wisdom classes (Mrs Dixon, Mrs Sherman, and Coach Wiggin) created and performed Tableaus based on Escape from Mazanar which details the memoirs of a schoolgirl raised in an internment camp for Japanese Americans. Tableaus are an innovative illustration where students create a frozen, silent picture to illustrate the scene and reactions of characters. In this lesson, students analyzed the impact of the plot and settings on characters demonstrating their understanding through the creation, planning, and performance of tableaus of different sections of the book. Every student can show greatness and interact with complex texts creating innovative and in-depth projects.
The basketball team will host Northview tonight, the girls game will start at 6. Also, homecoming court will be announced at 5:45, and the 8th graders will be recognized between the girls and boys varsity games (approximately 7:15). Hope to see everyone out tonight.
Permission slips are being sent home for the ROAR trip January 27th to Union City's Discovery Park. Over 400 students who did not receive an office referral of any kind for the 2nd 9 weeks have been invited. Congratulations to those students for ROARing during the 2nd 9 weeks!
Ripley Middle School will be adding Soccer this spring for boys and girls. Conditioning begins today at Ripley City Park at 3:45 and ends at 4:45. Hope to see several participants out this spring and good luck to all athletes and coaches involved!
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of January 13, 2020, 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 December 9, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
Due to the failure of a water line and the flooding of Ripley Middle School, there will be no school for students at Ripley Middle School on Friday, December 6, 2019. All other schools are in session and on regular schedule. All faculty and staff will report as usual.
23 members of the Beta Club attended the State Convention on November 23-25. Marleigh Hawks placed 3rd for Creative Writing. Also, the RMS Jr. Beta Club received the GOLD key Award. RMS was well represented. You can see the full story at https://www.lced.net/o/ripleymiddle/news
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of December 2, 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 November 18, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
Lauderdale Co. Schools will operate on a regular schedule today. Dress warm and stay safe!
Due to the threat of wintry weather late tonight, the RMS basketball game start times have been moved to 5:00 in Brighton. The JV game has been cancelled. There will be a shortened halftime and warmup before the boys game so expect the boys game to start before 6:00. Good luck to all players and cheerleaders.
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of November 11, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
The Ripley Tigers basketball team will host Haywood tonight at Ripley Middle School. The girls game tips off at 6:00 and will be followed immediately by the boys. Come out and support your Tigers!
For those who did not get to pay for Dress Down for Troops today, students will be able to pay their $3 tomorrow morning. All money will be collected during homeroom time.
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of November 4, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
Join RMS Student Council on Wednesday, November 6, as we "Dress Down for Troops", in honor of our veterans. RMS students may pay $3 to dress casually on November 6 in honor of our veterans. Funds will be collected during lunch on November 4 and 5. All funds raised will be donated to the GI Joe Fund, a nonprofit organization that assists veterans, active duty personnel, and members of the military community with finding employment, connecting to their benefits, and accessing housing opportunities.
RMS will be hosting the WTAC jamboree tonight starting at 6:00. Munford and Haywood tip off at 6:00. Ripley and Brighton will tip off at approximately 7:05. Come check out the new gym at RMS and support your Tigers!
eWallet is a great new feature for the book fair. Watch the short video and follow the link to the website to set up an eWallet for your Ripley Middle School student! https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/ripleymiddle
This weekend, members of the RMS and RHS Student Councils attended the Southern Association of Student Councils conference in Sulphur, Louisiana. These student leaders heard from keynote speakers Kyle Scheele and Houston Kraft and participated in several roundtable and workshop sessions. We look forward to the great things they will accomplish this school year! Pictured (L to R): Jayden M., Courtney S., Mason P., Luke M., Liam F., Cade P.
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of October 28, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
The latest update for our mobile app has been released to the Apple App Store. This should clear up any issues with the most recent update of iOS 13.
Join the RMS Math Department for Monster Math Night! Parents will learn more about our new iReady online learning program and ways to support their child at home with our new Ready Math curriculum. Those who join us will receive two (2) admissions vouchers to the RMS Basketball Jamboree following Math Night!
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of October 21, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
RMS Tiger Club Halloween Dance is Friday, October 18th from 7-9 PM. Tickets can be purchased on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during lunch for $5. No tickets will be sold on Friday. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place costumes. All proceeds benefit RMS Athletes.
RMS Tiger Club Booster meeting tomorrow night at 6 PM. Any and all parents are welcome to attend.
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of October 14, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
4-H is having a Fall Break Community Service Day next Thursday, October 10! This free event is sponsored by the Lauderdale UT-TSU Extension Office. Many students are looking for opportunities to earn service hours for various extracurricular activities. This is an excellent service opportunity for a great cause.
October 2, today, is the last day for jacket orders. Any orders placed after today will be made in December. Please check for the order form in the document section of the LCED app.
School pictures will be taken tomorrow, September 27. Students are able to be out of dress code, but must still meet acceptable dress expectations. Notes were sent home today clarifying these expectations. Football, football cheer, and volleyball team and individual pictures will be taken tomorrow as well.
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of September 30, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
Our first round of Common Assessments will begin next week. For this round of testing, students will take each assessment during their class period on that specific day. English/Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies assessments will be given to all grades on the same day. Math assessments will done according to when each grade completes the Ready Math unit. Only Grades 7 and 8 will take a math assessment. Grade 6 students will take their assessment following Fall Break. Students should be bringing home materials to prepare for each assessment. It is strongly encouraged that students are present for school on assessment days. We also ask that student checkouts be limited so the testing environment is not disrupted.
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of September 23, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
Parent Teacher Conferences continue tonight at Ripley Middle School from 4:00-7:00 PM. We hope to see you all here!
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of September 16, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
Please don't forget Family/Teacher Conferences at all Lauderdale County Schools this evening from 4-7pm. Conferences will also be held at the same time on Tuesday, September 17. #GoTigers
Big Ws tonight for RMS Athletics. The Tigers knocked off Crestview 40-36 to remain in the hunt for the WTAC playoffs. Also, the Volleyball team scratched out another win against East JH out of Fayette Co in a thriller. 25-27, 25-20, 15-12. Congrats to all student athletes and coaches!
Socratic Discussion with Ms. Sherman The Socratic seminar is a formal discussion, based on a text, in which the leader asks open-ended questions. Within the context of the discussion, students listen closely to the comments of others, thinking critically for themselves, and articulate their own thoughts and their responses to the thoughts of others.
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of September 9, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! During Mr. WIggin’s class today, students analyzed the plot of the Knight’s Tale from the Canterbury Tales using literary dominoes to organize the plot using summaries. Students are reading the Canterbury Tales as a part of the new Wit and Wisdom curriculum. Students are interacting with rigorous texts and participating in collaborative learning with high quality activities.
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of September 2, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
RMS SCA will be hosting a "Holiday Homecoming" dance on Friday, September 6th from 6:30-8:30PM. Students must have their 2019-2020 student ID in order to attend. Advance admission to the dance will be sold September 3rd-5th during lunch for $5. Admission on September 6th may be purchased at the door only for $10. Concessions will be sold during the dance. Come and join us for the first dance of the school year!
RMS student will participate in Football Homecoming activities next week, September 3-6. Dress Up Days: Students will be able to wear holiday themed tops according to the dress code expectations below. Please note that the only day non-dress code bottoms can be worn is on Thursday. Spirit Links for Project Impact: Our homecoming service project for this year is “Project Impact”. Project Impact is an initiative to provide for students and adults who are displaced in our area. To help with this initiative, RMS Student Council will sell spirit links each morning during homeroom time (7:30-7:42) for $0.25. Links will be placed in homeroom teacher mailboxes. Homeroom teachers will display the links in their classrooms. Pep Rally/Spirit Games: Our school-wide pep rally will be held on Thursday afternoon, September 5th. During the pep rally, there will be 4-5 “field games” that students will be able to sign up and play to earn points for their grade. Administrators will coordinate the game signups during each lunch period next week.
Congratulations to the following 6th grade students for being selected to serve on the 2019-2020 Student Council! Gracie B., Trinity B., Jaykob D., Alexis D., Maria F., Justin H., Keanon K., Julia M., Cole P., Aastha P., Calleigh P., Amaria S., La’Darrien W., and A’Niya W.
The ROAR/FOCUS behavior for the week of August 26, 2019, is found at the link below along with ACT vocabulary words, practice items and helpful tips. http://www.lced.net/roar
RMS Football game has been cancelled for tonight.
The RMS volleyball team heads to Brighton this afternoon for a 5:00 PM matchup. The football team hosts Bolivar, kickoff is set for 6:00 PM. Come out and support either squad. If you can't make it, you can catch the scores at https://www.lced.net/o/ripleymiddle/athletics
Project LEAPs: In order for students to be eligible for this year’s program, parents/guardians must attend the informational meeting tomorrow. For questions about Project LEAPs, please see Mrs. Mindi Hearn. Student Council: 6th grade students are able to pick up applications in the cafeteria. All applications must be returned by 3:00PM on Friday. For questions about Student Council, please see Mr. James Barbee. STRIPES: 7th and 8th grade students who are eligible to participate in our STRIPES program were given these applications last week. Applications must be returned by this Friday. For questions about the STRIPES program, please see Mrs. Amanda Gray. Cookie Dough Fundraiser: Orders will be collected during this Friday RTI (12:15-12:45) by homeroom teachers. Please be sure to send your student’s completed order form and payment in a SEALED envelope. For questions about the Cookie Dough fundraiser, please see Ms. Kamisha Dixon.
RMS Before and After School LEAPs program will begin next week. There will be a brief parent meeting this Thursday, August 15, at 5:00 PM for information and applications. Parents must attend this meeting in order for their child to be considered for the program.
The RMS football game tonight has been moved to 7:00 in response to the recent heat. TSSAA policy states athletic events must cease when the heat index reaches 104. RMS admins/coaches will monitor conditions until kickoff and will always place an emphasis on player safety.
RMS students participated in our school-wide Cookie Dough Kickoff yesterday. GAO representative Ginger Bryant spoke to students about the great prizes that they can earn by participating in this fundraiser! Students were given order packets when they returned to homeroom. Orders are due by Friday, August 23. Let's make this year's fundraiser one of our best!
Need a dress code jacket? RMS Tiger Club will be selling them through Thursday, August 15th! Be sure to order yours soon! Visit the "Documents" section of the RMS webpage for an order form!
After a successful first day of school for students at RMS, the RMS football and cheerleading squads headed to Brighton where the Ripley Tigers picked up a 14-6 victory over Munford. Congrats! You can follow all Ripley Middle School athletics scores throughout the year by going to https://www.lced.net/o/ripleymiddle/athletics
Congratulations to all Lauderdale County Schools for a great first day of school! Thanks to faculty and staff for all of the hard work in preparing for a new school year. WELCOME BACK STUDENTS!!! It's going to be a great year! #Hear me ROAR
Please don't forget that student registration is tomorrow for all Lauderdale County schools. Follow the link provided for more information. https://5il.co/8cdz GO TIGERS!!!
2019-2020 RMS registration documents are available online! Visit the "Documents" section of the RMS website to download these documents prior to Thursday's registration sessions. Registration is from 8-10AM and 4-6PM.
There will be NO volleyball tryouts tomorrow, July 25. The 2019-2020 team roster will be posted soon.
The 2019-2020 school supply list for RMS is now available online! Visit the "Documents" section of the RMS webpage to view this schoolwide list. http://www.lced.net/o/ripleymiddle/documents
Follow the link below to the 2019-2020 registration schedule and school calendar for Lauderdale County Schools. http://www.lced.net/o/lauderdaleschools/browse/26171
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.