Radnor Middle School


April 17, 2014

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"Radnor Theatrical Apprentices" Theater Program Coming June 2014 Beginning April 22, RTSD families are invited to register for this first-ever RTSD summer theater program open to kids and young adults ages 3-18. More info.

Speak Up" - Wed., April 23 at 6 p.m. at Radnor Middle School - Sponsored by REF. A unique event uniting youth, educators and parents/guardians to explore and address the following issues chosen by the students: stress, peer pressure and parent/teen communication. Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard will open on the topic of stress. Click Here to register for "Speak Up!" Click here for more information.

Radnor Elementary's SMART Run 5K, April 27 Celebrate fitness with family and friends and raise funds for new technology and other educational needs at RES at the 5th Annual SMART Run 5K fundraiser on Sun., April 27. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m. at RES. The race also features a 1-mile Fun Run. Race day events include a DJ, Kids Fun Zone and raffles for camps, classes and gift certificates from a variety of local fitness clubs and merchants. Registration fees are $15/students, $20/adult and $75/family by April 23. After April 23, fees are $20/student, $25/adult and $90/family. For more information and to register, visit www.RES5K.com.

Radnor High School to Offer Summer Math Courses Beginning in June Local high school students are invited to sharpen their math skills over the summer at RHS' first Summer School program. Registration ends June 20.

From the School

April Newsletter

The Reading Olympics Competition is Tue., April 29 at Interboro High School (500 16th Ave., Prospect Park, PA 19076) for 5:30-8:45 p.m. Permission slips are due by Fri., April 25 and can be obtained from the library. All other information about the competition can be found here. If you have questions, please email Nicole Tuohey or call x7311.

Opportunity Knocks: RMS's Integrated Program The time has come to start thinking about next year and the exciting opportunities that await RMS students in our nationally recognized integrated learning programs. The options are: Crossroads (6th), Watershed (7th), Gateways and Soundings (8th). Please click here to learn more about these programs and the timeline for entry.

8th-Grade Group Photo - Fri., May 9 during advisory in the main gym. Parents can prepay online. Orders cannot be made after the fact. Students should hand the photographer their forms on picture day.

Annual RMS BBQ for Lunch is June 3! Snow will not postpone the annual BBQ for lunch! View the menu.

Registration is now open for Radnor Girls Crew Club's Summer Girls Rowing Camp Our girls camp is a "learn to row" program that introduces the sport of rowing to girls ages 12-16 from any school district. Come and learn how to row in a friendly, non-competitive environment!

  • No experience needed
  • Learn the how-tos of sweep rowing (one oar) which can be applied to sculling (two oars)
  • Meet and row with some of the Radnor High School Girls Crew rowers who help staff the camp under the direction of Radnor Girls Crew coaches.
  • One two week session (weekdays) and one Monday-Saturday session are still open for registration (June 16-27 or Aug. 11-16)

The program is designed to give each rower time to develop and improve rowing skills in a safe and relaxed atmosphere. Campers will progress quickly from learning technique on the rowing machines to application on the water. Registration packets and more information available here.

Are you full of school spirit and Radnor pride? We would love to have you join the RHS Cheerleading Program! Team bonding, a positive attitude and a true sense of sisterhood is our mission at Rad Cheer. We cheer at high school games, fundraise, get together socially, participate in community service opportunities at Citizens Bank Park, Villanova University, Wayne Holiday Parade, perform at a 76ers Game and much more. Interested students and parents can email Christine McGlinn, Cheer Club President, or call 267-226-1617.

Radnor High School Football - NEW DATE - Wed., April 23 from 7-8 p.m. in the RHS auditorium will be our annual Season Kick-Off Meeting to introduce coaches, discuss upcoming spring, summer and fall plans, Camp Green Lane, booster club activities and more. Open to all parents and students in current grades 8, 9, 10 and 11 interested or already playing football. For more information on RHS football, please contact head coach Tom Ryan at 610-745-8000. If you would like to receive email updates, please contact Gretchen Andersen. Visit our website for more information. Please note: this meeting was previously set for April 8 and was rescheduled.

Looking Ahead: 
April 17-18 Spring Break
April 22 IAAT Testing
April 23 SpeakUp!, RMS Auditorium, 7-9 p.m.
April 25 Gateways to Drexel
April 25 7A to Coatesville Hospital
For the full calendar click here.
From the PTO

Save the Date - Wed., May 21 at 7 p.m. Join us for the last PTO Meeting of the school year. All parents and staff are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided. Our guest speaker is Joan Cusano, director of instructional technology at RTSD. Her presentation will include an overview of new technology for the 2014-15 school year at RMS and there will be time for a brief Q&A at the end.

Attention 7th-Grade Parents! The 8th-Grade Recognition Night (Thu., June 12 from 6-8 p.m.) is traditionally a PTO-sponsored event hosted by 7th-grade parent volunteers. If you would like to help in the planning of this effort, please email one of our co-chairs, Annie Webb or Clare Girton to let them know.

Summer arrived early on Fri., March 28 for the RMS 6th-graders - Big THANK YOU to all the parents and staff who graciously gave their time and energy to the 6th-grade social. These events are not possible without our dedicated volunteers. Great pictures from the event are here.

A Luau on Louella was just the ticket for our RMS 7th-graders on March 21 - Many thanks to all the parents and staff who graciously gave their time and energy to the 7th-grade social. Another great event that would not be possible without our dedicated volunteers. Pictures of the event will be available soon here.

If you would like a copy of the
RMS Student Directory Addendum, copies are available at the main office at RMS. They are on the PTO Bulletin Board.
From the District

The Radnor Educational Foundation is proud to help fund the SpeakUp! event at Radnor Middle School on Wed., April 23. Click here for more details on this fantastic program! Please visit our website to find out more about what great projects we fund! Don't forget to "friend" us on Facebook too.

Two long-time Radnor organizations - Radnor A Better Chance and the Radnor High School Scholarship Fund - are teaming up for the 3rd Annual Recipe for Success Kitchen Tour on Sun., May 24 from 1-5 p.m.
Participants will tour a variety of stunning kitchens in Wayne. Donation is $35.00 per person. Payment and additional information is available at www.radnorscholarshipfund.com.

Radnor Educational Foundation is currently accepting new grant proposals from teachers for the Spring grant cycle.
Please visit our website at www.radnoreducationalfoundation.org to find out more about what great projects we fund! Also 'friend' us on Facebook to stay up to date on all of REF's activities.

14th Annual Katie Sampson Lacrosse Festival at RHS on April 26 The country's largest single-day high school lacrosse festival returns to Radnor High School with 54 teams competing, food, games and more. Read more.

Revised 2013-14 School Calendar                    

Follow RTSD on Twitter: @RadnorTSDLearn more.

From the School Board

Upcoming Meetings: April 22 Board Meeting (7 p.m.)

Recent Videos: 4/10 Budget Work Session 4/8 Curriculum Gov't Relations/Communications 4/1 Facilities Finance Special Board 3/25 School Board 3/18 Policy

Board Recaps: Stay up to date with what the RTSD school board is doing. There are board recaps posted after each meeting. For the board recap page, click here.

Board Meeting TV schedule: Comcast Channel 8, Verizon Channel 30
RTSD Board Meeting Mondays at 10 a.m.; Wednesdays at 2 p.m.; Fridays at 6 p.m.
RTSD Board Committee Meetings Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 1 p.m.   

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