Rondout Valley Junior High
Wins the Ulster County Health Bee
The $1,000 Grand Prize !!!
A gaggle of 7th graders took a school bus, with co-facilitators Mrs. Davenport and Mrs. Rice, along with our district mascot The Mighty Gander to the YMCA in Kingston and came away with a first place showing and a $1,000 check from Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley, in Ulster County’s (first ever) Health Bee! Not only did we have five students and two alternates participate, but we had over twenty students come to cheer their classmates on. The students were exceptionally well mannered, exhibited passionate school spirit and were obviously the most talented school under pressure. They and their teachers represented our district in the best possible light and we couldn’t be prouder of them.
Congratulations Gander Nation!
Photos to come soon!
Rondout Valley Junior High School
No Referral Celebration
The Junior High students and staff had a great time at our most recent No Referral Celebration—The Junior High Winter Olympics. This event was put on by our dynamic P.B.I.S. Team. Students who had not received a discipline referral for the second quarter were invited to be part of this celebration. The students and staff participated in events such as Curling, a Bobsled Race, a Mock Snowball Fight, Olympic Trivia and the Ring Pass. Our celebration ended with some fun and funky dancing. Gold Medals were awarded to the winning teams and most importantly students were rewarded for their good behaviors. Go Ganders!
Come Out and Cheer on the Junior High
Ulster County’s United Health Bee
On March the 6th at the YMCA in Kingston
starting at 6:30 P.M.
Our students will be competing against other students from Ulster County in a competitive, fun and informational environment. Top prize for the winning school is $1,000!
The Junior High will be providing bus transportation for our students who are participating and any students who want to come cheer on their peers. If you are interested in coming on the bus please call ext. 4701 for more information.
Important Change of Date
The 5-12 Pops Concert that was originally scheduled
for March 5th has been moved to
March 18th with a snow date of March 20th
7:00-8:30 in the High School Auditorium
Here at Rondout Valley Junior High School AKA “Gander Nation” we are committed to the success of your child in a climate that promotes safety and inclusiveness. Our team of highly trained professionals continues to seek out best practices in their respective fields to best service your child’s needs. Our vision of a School of Excellence is at the forefront of all that we do.
We are full on into the new Common Core Curriculum for both math and English. Although the state’s rollout of these programs has been heaped with criticism, our teachers have persevered to work through the glitches and offer a solid curriculum to your child.
All teachers have their Homework Hotlines set up. You and your child can find out homework information by dialing 687-2400 and then your child’s teacher’s extension. The extension was mailed home in September. If you have not received one please call extension 4701 and we’ll have one mailed home to you.
The 8th grade iPad Initiative is off to a running start. These devices are excellent learning tools. Their teachers have been in workshops learning how to use these devices to make your child’s education engaging and stimulating, while learning 21st Century Skills they will need for both the workforce and higher education.
We ask that you continue to inquire from your child about their homework, their reading logs and how they are spending their free time. Please stay in contact with your child’s teachers and school counselor. We encourage you to have a set time when your child turns in all electronic devices to YOU. Research shows that not much good is going on after 9 PM in cyberspace. iPads, cell phones, laptops and other electronic devices are better left in your room for the night. We need your child well rested for the academic rigors of Junior High School.
Students, teachers, parents, guardians, counselors, administrators and other support staff working in partnership is the single most important factor in your child’s success. Please do not hesitate to call me if there is anything you feel needs my attention. I am honored to be working with your children.
Rondout Valley Junior High School
Internet Safety Tips for Parents/Guardians
Parents and Guardians you may visit www.engageny.org for more information regarding new Common Core curriculum in Math and English or follow the links below for a condensed version of that information. http://pta.org/files/2012_NPTA_PG-7thGrade.pdf
Student Supply List