Barracuda Times

Edition 7: September 22, 2023 - September 29, 2023

From Mrs. Ringdahl, Elementary Principal

Another week is done. What a wonderful week it was! Start with Hello sent powerful messages about the RAMS Way! What is the RAMS way? Can you feel it went you enter the building? We hope so. The RAMS way is simply to be the best version of yourself every day. Be kind to yourself and others. Treat yourself, others, and the school with respect. We expect that all adults in our building model this! We are grateful for your partnership with our staff as we are stronger as a united front.
Huge congratulations to our own Dr. Rebenack, STEM teacher extraordinaire, NASA Ambassador and Civil Air Patrol educator as she has secured a weather station at RAMS for students to complete a project on Watershed Analysis which includes data collection, laboratory experiments and collaboration on data analysis. All students in grades K-5 will participate. Talk to your student today about the amazing STEM opportunities she brings to our students every single day!
With three weeks left in the grading period, I ask that our students make the most of it. Finish strong. We love to celebrate accomplishments of our students. Making every day better than the day before is the greatest achievement. We celebrate a new day each day with a fresh start. No matter what happened yesterday, it is in the past. Can’t change it; we can only do better; be better.
Have a great week!
💙Mrs. Ringdahl

From Mr. Bertha, Secondary Principal

Dear RAMS Families,

There are three weeks left in the first quarter of the year. The first marking period closes on Thursday, October 12, and finalized report cards will available to parents on Friday, November 3. Please continue encouraging your student to give their best to academics. First quarter grades matter! These grades are averaged with second quarter grades and an exam to result in a first semester average. I hope you will join us on Tuesday’s Parent Academy to learn more about middle and high school progression and graduation. The event starts at 6:00 p.m. in the gym.
Thank you for supporting our “Start with Hello” week. Students engaged with our activities and the image below shows students writing notes of encouragement to others on campus. Student life events will continue in the weeks ahead as we recognize and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
We appreciate the increasing attendance at our monthly PTSO General Assembly meetings. On Thursday, our PTSO board shared budget and event updates and highlighted a push for more community events. PTSO membership is $10 for an individual and $15 for a family membership. Membership is a major focus this year and I strongly encourage all families to join (you can click here for the PTSO membership page)!

Best regards,
🐟Chris Bertha

Important Reminders

· School Uniform Reminders

  • Dress code expectations are being enforced. Please ensure students are wearing appropriate uniform attire.
  • As a reminder, academic divisions have different colored polo shirts:

§ Elementary: White, Light blue, & Navy Blue

§ Middle School: Black & Gray

§ High School: Black, Gray, & Royal Blue

· Hispanic Heritage Month

  • RAMS is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a variety of events between September 15 and October 15. Be on the lookout for special activity announcements!

· Parent Academy- Middle and High School Pupil Progression & High School Graduation 

  • Join us in the gym on Tuesday, September 26, to learn about the academic progression for middle and high school students.

· October 12, Special Events!

Join us for a night of special events!

  • ESOL Parent Advisory Council Meeting
    Rm 216 from 4:45-5:30 p.m.

  • K-5 Math Night
    Cafeteria from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

  • K-10 Mental Health Awareness Parent Academy
    Gym from 5:30-6:30 p.m.


Our new Athletic Newsletter, “Sports Week,” will be shared in this section of the school newsletter. Click the image below to see this week’s sports news!

Cross Country:

This week in RAMS 3-10 Barracuda Cross Country, our athletes ran their fins' off in their 3rd race of the season! Come by the Dover Fields on Tuesday at 4:30 to cheer our Barracuda runners through the finish line!

Shoutout to the Middle School Girls' team for placing 3rd overall this week! Way to go and keep it up!


Volunteer Opportunities:

Calendar Spotlight

· Sept. 22-29
MS & HS Book Fair

· September 26
MS & HS Parent Academy: Pupil Progression and High School Graduation (Gym at 6:00 p.m.)

· September 29
Elementary Student of the Month (8:30 a.m.)

· October 9-14
Attendance Matters and Hispanic Heritage Spirit Week

· October 12
Last day of Quarter 1

· October 12
Math Night @ 5:00-7:00 pm (K-5)

Mental Health Awareness Parent Academy (5:30-6:30 pm)

ESOL PAC Night (4:45 – 5:30)

· October 13
First day of Q2 and Tornado Drill @ 8:15 AM

· October 16th
Professional Study Day

· October 19
PTO General Meeting @8:15am and @6:30pm

Savvas Info:

Welcome to the Savvas Parents' Corner. No matter what the school year looks like for you, Savvas Learning Company is here to help. We are excited to support our parents, caregivers, and students to ensure that learning thrives everywhere.


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