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Rockwood South Middle
 2019 Niche Best Schools

1628 Hawkins Rd, Fenton, MO 63026 | Phone (636) 891-6850 | Fax (636) 891-8830

Activities

​ACTIVITIES WILL BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER...CHECK BACK THEN FOR UPDATED ACTIVITY CLUBS AND INFORMATION FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR​

​​​​​Activities and clubs play an integral role in a student’s education experience.  For a weekly schedule of activities, see the Weekly Announcements & Calendar on the RSMS website.

These opportunities contribute positively to increased school pride, overall school climate and individual student growth.  Ask your teachers and counselors about how you can become involved in Rockwood South school activities.

RSMS 2019-2020​ Clubs and Activities

Student Journalism Club is in its second year here at RSMS! Our digital publication is released monthly to both parents and students. Writers of all kinds are welcome! We love to publish short stories, poems, comic strips, news stories, profiles on people and events at RSMS, and more! If you are looking for a way to get involved and you love to write, Student Journalism Club is for you! We accept students at all grade levels, and we meet after school on Wednesdays in Mrs. Barrett's room, 120.

6-Silver ELA Help Sessions-​If students are in need of additional help in order to improve or master specific skills in English Language Arts, Mrs. Bray will be available weekly on  Wednesdays Only- 2:50pm-3:50pm 

 Book ClubThe Book Club is a new club for students who love to read and enjoy discussing the books they are reading.  The students in the club will decide the format:  will we all read the same book so that we're able to discuss it in depth?  Will we, instead, read different books that are related by topic or theme or author?  Will we read a book and then watch the movie together to see how they differ and to judge which was better?  How about writing book reviews to submit to the school's online newspaper?  Or, will we research some aspect of the book and come in costume or bring props?  Will we want to film our own version of the book?  As a Book Club member, you will decide.  This club meets every Tuesday in room 100 with Mrs. Tauser.  A variety of leadership roles will emerge as Book Club develops.  For sure we'll need discussion leaders who prepare questions for our group discussions.  Leaders will also need to plan out activity dates and responsibilities.

Chicken Club-Join Mrs. Hall (room 104) after school on Wednesdays to learn more about our new school chickens and help take care of them.  We will also be working to make the area outside a relaxing and welcoming place for students and staff.  We will be working with Mrs. Smarr's garden club as well.  ​

Garden Club- Program will begin on Wednesday, Sept 4th with Mrs.Smarr in room 209.   It will be every Wednesday after school from 2:50- 3:50 p.m. 

 Falcon Players– Auditions for Fall Musical will be held on August 27-28 afterschool room #503

OPTIONAL Falcon Players Informational Musical Audition Meeting Wednesday, August 21

RSMS Fall Musical Wednesday-Friday November 13-15 7:00PM *Drama Rehearsal (During Plays) details on website www.D-R-A-M-A.com

​​Math Learning Lab-  Gilley room 311 Tuesday

*NJHS: National Junior Honor Society –Meets once a month for existing members on designated TUESDAYS after school and other activity dates decided upon by NJHS service committees.   7th and 8th grade students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 at the end of the previous school year will be notified of their eligibility for membership on August 26, 2019, at which time they will receive their membership application packet and instructions on how to complete the application, including due date of  Friday, October 11. Friday, Oct. 11--Letters go out last block to all who applied/turned in packets for NJHS for acceptance or non-acceptance.  (NJHS - Induction ceremony is Monday, October 28 at Summit.)

Orchestra Practice –  Tuesday & Thursday starting October 19-20 school year.  All orchestra students in all grades welcome! Get one-on-one help from Mr. Alexander, practice with friends, learn new music, and have fun! Sign up weekly, no commitment necessary.

 Paper Crafts Club-​ gives students the chance to learn and practice the ancient Japanese art of origami, the medieval art of quilling, and the newly popular art called Zentangle.  Some students come to color or to draw.  Recently, we've had students who enjoy illustrating anime characters attend Paper Crafts.  Students have the option to display the art they create in a display cabinet located outside Ms. Tauser's room.  This club meets every Thursday in room 100 with Mrs. Tauser. Students take on leadership roles in Paper Crafts Club primarily through their expertise in creating different patterns.  Knowledgeable students teach other club members how to make the more difficult works of art.  Students also have the chance to take the initiative in researching new patterns with which to challenge themselves and others as well as in planning and designing the display cabinet.​

​Strategy Games – Apples to Apples, Dungeons & Dragons, The Game of Life, Chess, Mankala, Guesstures, Blokus, Scrabble, Risk—come play with us!  Strategy Games is a club for students who enjoy playing board games and other games which don't rely solely on luck.  Students show up to room 100 (Mrs. Tauser) on Wednesdays, alone or with some friends, and select a game to play from among the many in our class, or bring your own favorite games from home to share with the group.  Anyone is welcome to play in any game with any group.  Some students show up every week while others drop in on Wednesdays when they have no other commitments.  Students get to make friends with others while playing face-to-face with actual people instead of a screen.Leadership opportunities in Strategy Games Club often arise as a result of regular attendance at our Wednesday meetings.  Students learn to take the initiative in organizing games, recruiting new members, and refereeing disagreements over game rules.  In previous years club members organized and ran a fund raiser to purchase many of the club's games.

Book Battle – Love books? Are you competitive and detail-oriented?  Join our Book Battle team and compete in Pattonville's Area-wide Middle School Book Battle in May! The competition is set up trivia-style and your team will answer questions on the book list provided by the competition. See Miss Rankins, the librarian for the book list and further details.  The team will meet after school on Tuesdays, starting in October. ​


Web Leaders Meetings
Cagwin/Ryman room 302 check RSMS calendar for dates.  WEB, which stands for “Where Everybody Belongs” is a middle school orientation and transition program that welcomes 6th graders and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their middle school experience. Built on the belief that students can help students succeed, the program trains mentors from our 8th-grade class to be WEB Leaders. As positive role models, WEB Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide the 6th graders to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to middle school and help facilitate 6th-grade success.  ​

*YearbookMrs. Bittle room 309 check RSMS calendar for dates.  (On varied days each month, starting Tuesday, September 4)  Students will be involved in the creation of the RSMS yearbook.  Come to this initial meeting for future dates!

Jazz Horizons​-​(Tuesday & Thursday 6:30AM​​) Albrecht/Brockmeyer  A non-audition jazz band that determines placement in the upcoming Jazz Explosion and Jazz Connection jazz bands, Jazz Horizons performs concert.  Open to band students (7th and 8th grade), bass, piano, and guitar players.

*Intramurals-​6th-8th Grade

Cross Country – (Fischer/Saettele) 6th-8th Our program encourages everyone to participate.  Which means you can practice and race, or you can just practice and train with the team to get in better shape. We want everyone to become better runners and improve their times/performances as the season progresses.  We will promote making ourselves better, reaching challenging goals, having fun, and becoming a successful team. We usually have a minimum of 3 races per season ranging from 1-2 miles.CHECK CALENDAR FOR DATES

6th Grade VolleyballFischer(October-January) check calendar for dates

Basketball Skills-Sponsor-Fischer (August-November) check calendar for dates

Basketball Strategies & Games-Sponsor Fischer & Koger (January-March) check calendar for dates

Track & Field-Fischer/Koger-(March-May) check calendar for dates


 Frequently Asked Questions

Rockwood South Middle School activities are open to all students who attend RSMS. A few activities may be restricted to certain grade levels. This information will be included in the announcements.

Students will not be allowed to participate in intramural activities on the days they have been assigned to a detention or in-school/out-of-school suspension.​

​Students participating in activities are expected to be courteous, cooperative, committed, and in control. This includes following the guidelines established by the sponsor, turning in the necessary permission forms, and displaying appropriate behavior at all times.

It is a privilege to participate in activities at RSMS. Students who misbehave while participating will be removed from the activity and will not be allowed to participate in any other activities until given permission by the administration and sponsor.

​Activities are usually held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:25. Some activities may be held at different times and will be noted in the specific description of that activity.

​Most of the activities will be held at RSMS. Those that are not will be listed under the specific description of the activity. The activities held off campus might require the parent/guardian to pick up the student because it concludes after the activity buses have departed.

​Students can go to the room specified in the activity announcement and sign up with the sponsor/teacher. Some activities require sign up and permission forms through the teacher/coach.  All students must sign the after school activity sheet in the front office by 1:00 on the day they will be attending an after school activity. After school library study and library clubs require sign up in front office as well as the library.

​At 3:25, students are released to go to their lockers and meet the buses. Resident students must provide their own transportation.  Activity buses are provided to students in the VICC program and are located in front of the building where the students are dropped off in the morning.

​These activities are set up for the students to learn something new. It is a great way to meet new friends, gain new experiences, and have fun.

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