Renaissance Faire


Ashlei Gruender and Isabel Rodriguez

by Sarah Trautner, Nevaeh Arlantico, and Harlynne Gill 

     The seventh grade Renaissance Faire was on May 5th, 2017. Seventh graders chose a topic from the Renaissance era, whether it was a subject or a famous person. Along with their topic, they had to write a five page essay about the topic. Lauren Eschweiler, a seventh grader, said, "I chose the Doctor's Office because my dad is a doctor and I'm interested in that topic." The research process started in February and ended in April. Mrs. Marshall, a seventh grade teacher, said, "I like the faire because it allows students to express themselves creatively."  

    This year's Renaissance Faire will be the seventh year of having the project. When the students presented their projects to other students, teachers, and parents, they had to wear a costume. If a student was doing their report on a specific person, they had to dress like that person, but if they did the report on a topic they just had to dress like a Renaissance citizen. 

Wax Museum

Aaron Gresham, Jalen Miranda,  Aalynan Coleman, Alexis Serrato, Jason Ochoa


by Armando Cortez, Matthew Ross Rea, and Andrew Newman 

 

      The eighth grade Wax Museum happened on May 5, 2017 to showcase their hard work throughout the year. The students were given almost the entire year to work on this with due dates laid out over time. The students picked a character from American history to research and present. Ms. Messina, an eighth grade social studies teacher, said, "Students pick a name out of a hat, fate chooses for them." this would decide their presentation. The presenters would dress and act as their character while conveying the importance of their historical figure. 

      The risk of embarrassment and failure is nerve racking just like most projects but with preparation that can be forgotten, "I feel confident because I have learned about my character well," said by Angelina Sada, an eighth grade student. This event has been in use for two years now and is an effective e Aaron Gresham, Jalen Miranda,  Aalynan Coleman, Alexis Serrato, Jason Ochoa nd of the year project for eighth graders to show off.

Pawtastic News May 2017

Open House

       Open house was on Thursday, May 11. It will started at 5:00 pm. There were many activities available for families besides the class room visitations. Activities included a Book Fair, Hot Dog on a Stick, the Summer Arts Showcase including an art show, with student art from sixth, seventh and eighth grade and Band performances from all the band classes, and a yearbook sale. Classroom visitation began at 6:00 pm. During class visitations students and their families were free to stroll though the campus and check out the students' work.  All teachers were participating in the open house. Mrs. Greene, a seventh grade teacher, said, "I put colorful work that has a lot of writing and art on the wall." Students and parents  visited students' classrooms and classrooms for their next grade level to get an image of what they were going to do next year. Students got excited to see their work on walls of their classroom so everyone can see. Lakshmi Ananya Prayaga, a fifth grade student, said, "I feel proud and happy. I get a  feeling of satisfaction when the teacher puts my work on the wall so my family sees my work." 

Mother's Day




by Haaniya Saulat and Elissar Daya         

    Mother's Day is celebrated to honor mothers all around the world. Anna Jarvis was the founder of Mother's Day in the United States. She started it when she commemorated her mother on May 10th, 1908, three years after she passed away. Ever since, people celebrate their mothers. "Mothers give so much to their kids, so we should be celebrated. It would be nice to be recognized," said Mrs. Rojo, a teacher at RMMS.

    Mother's Day was May 14th, 2017. This day, mothers got a chance to relax while the children give presents and help their moms in anyway possible. Jazmin Adams Athanasion, a seventh grade student, said, "I celebrate Mother's Day because I love my mom and she does everything for me. She is like my best friend." Mother's Day is a special day in which mothers are honored. 

May Movie Madness

by Ariel Abea, Caden Herzer, Jasmeen Mann

    Many movies are coming out in May like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, Alien Covenant, and Pirates of the Caribbean-Dead Men Tell No Tales. The first movie to be released in May was Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 which started May 5. The movie stars Chris Pratt as Starlord, and continues from the first Guardians of the Galaxy.The next movie to come out in May was King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. It also started on May 5, as well. The story is based off of the myth of Excalibur and is starring Charlie Humnam as King Arthur. 

 

    On May 19, the movie Alien: Covenant is being released. It will be starring Michael Fassbender as David, and Noomi Rapace as Elizabeth Shaw. Alien: Covenant is another movie of the Alien series and is the sequel of Alien Prometheus with the dangerous body hosting monsters. The same day Alien: Covenant comes out Baywatch will be released, as well. Baywatch stars Dwayne Johnson as Mitch Buchanon, and Zac Efron as Matt Brody. Baywatch is about when one devoted life guard begins to dislike another new life guard. 

 

    In all of May 2017 there will be 48 movies being released but most probably will not be popular. Alien: covenant, Baywatch, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, and possibly Pirates of the Caribbean-Dead man tell no Tales will be popular. Guardians of the Galaxy was mentioned because the first one became very popular and was a fan favorite. Baywatch used to be a popular TV show. And Alien is a well-respected movie series as well.

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Ratigan


by Lynette, Erika, and Jacey.

    This month's teacher spotlight is Mr.Ratiagn. "He's a good teacher and he brings a lot of spirit to his class," said his student Brianna Ortiz, a seventh grader. He teaches seventh grade PE and sixth grade math and science. Mr. Ratigan has been teaching for twenty-six years. If he wasn't a teacher, he'd like to be a full time sports coach. On his free time he likes to coach college track and cross country. Mr. Ratigan said, "My favorite parts of teaching are the kids, the students, building a relationship with them and getting to know them." He chose to be a teacher because he wanted to work with kids, and make them the best they could be. He enjoys coming to teach everyday and giving students knowledge and making them good citizens. 

State Testing

by Madison Herreria, Alexis Alejo, Megan Leon   

    State testing is required by the state for every school. From the week of April 17th, 2017 to May 5th our school was taking the state test. The fifth and sixth graders tested on April 17th through April 20th. The seventh and eighth graders started testing on April 24th and continued through May 5th. The seventh and eighth graders had their schedules changed to a block schedule during testing. This gave them two hours per class and only three classes per day so they had more time to test. Sometimes, state testing can be hard and very long, but it is important to stay focused and be calm. Regina Caldera, a seventh grader, said , "Testing helps me increase my knowledge." Mrs. Leech, our RMMS vice principal, said, "Although it can be stressful, it is important because it gives students the opportunity to show how they make progress." The most important thing about state testing is that it defines your knowledge and prepares you for college standards.  

    Testing has changed over the past few years. Testing used to be filling in bubbles on a scantron with a number 2 pencil and writing on paper. Now all testing is done on laptops including the writing. Each student was able to use a laptop in each class to complete the test.