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Junior High Summer School Program
The Junior High School will be running a summer school program for all Junior High School students who failed 2 or more classes this school year. Your child’s guidance counselor will contact you as soon as they know if and for what subjects your child will need to attend summer school. The district will not be providing transportation or breakfast/lunch for students who attend summer school. Below are some of the specifics regarding this year’s summer school program:

The Junior High School Summer School program will meet in the middle school building rooms M101 and B101.
Summer School will run from 7/6/15-8/6/15 (5 weeks)
Daily, prompt attendance is mandatory unless cleared through the principal’s office
8:00-10:00 -  2 sessions running at the same time (7/8 English-Social Studies & 7/8 Math)
10:10-12:10 - 2 sessions running at the same time (7/8 English-Social Studies & 7/8 Science)
Your child may have to attend one session or two depending on their passing of core classes.

Please contact the junior high counseling office if you have any further questions at ext. 4705.


8th Grade Moving-Up Ceremony Information


 The Rondout Valley Junior and Intermediate Schools performed at the Music in the Parks New England Festival in Agawam, Massachusetts on May 1st.  This was their first combined music department trip and the students gave their best performances of the year!  Their dedication, hard work and talent are to be commended!
 
Below are the ratings and awards they received:
5th & 6th Grade Concert Band directed by Darryl Schoonmaker received a Superior Rating
7th & 8th Grade Jazz Band directed by Jason Clinton received a Superior Rating, 1st Place Junior High Division and the Best Overall Jazz Band Award
7th & 8th Grade Concert Band directed by Jason Clinton received a Superior Rating, 1st Place Junior High Division and the Best Overall Concert Band
7th & 8th Grade Chorus directed by Julianna McCarthy received an Excellent Rating.
 
Additionally, the festival awards only one district with the Esprit de Corps Award for best sportsmanship, professionalism and spirit.  We are honored to announce that the Esprit de Corps was given to Rondout Valley.
 
The judges commented that they were very impressed with the selection and difficulty of music performed, the number of students participating, and the musicianship of the Rondout Valley students.  They also commented on the high level of musical training in the Rondout Valley School District.
 
On Thursday, May 14th the 7th & 8th Grade Chorus will be holding their annual spring concert in the high school auditorium from 7PM-8PM.  The 5th & 6th Grade and the 7th & 8th Grade Concert Bands will be holding their combined annual spring concert in the high school auditorium from 7PM-8PM on Thursday, June 11th.  

Click here to see a list of students who participated!


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Rondout Valley Junior High School
2014-2015
Clubs and After School Activities
All meet from 2:30-4:00

Junior High Student Council--- 1st and 3rd Mondays
Junior High Yearbook ---1st and 3rd Thursdays
Diversity Club –2nd and 4th Thursdays
Junior High Newspaper Wednesday
National Junior Honor Society –meets after Second Quarter regularly during Activity Time
After School Study Support --- 
Mondays --- English/Social Studies 
Wednesdays—Science/Math
RVCSD College Planning Guide
RVCSD College Planning Guide



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
http://pta.org/files/2012_NPTA_PG-8thGrade.pdf