Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, mentorship at RMS is temporarily on hold. I look forward to welcoming my mentorship students back when it is deemed safe. Wishing you all a great school start-up!
This year our mentorship class is participating in the "Planting a Promise" program through BC Agriculture in the Classroom. We learned about the growth cycle of daffodils and planted daffodil bulbs in the planters boxes at the front of the school along Rutland Road. We can't wait for Spring when our flowers will bloom!
Our class spent time watching and discussing the video, "Caine's Arcade" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faIFNkdq96U). Students were then inspired to begin creating their own cardboard arcade games!
As an extension of our critical thinking challenges, the class has come up with their own challege. Beginning after Remembrance Day, groups will begin creating their deluxe paper airplanes. The goal of this challenge will be to incorporate features that allow the plane to fly/glide carrying a load of coins to test their strength.
Videos to help with construction:
The Purdy's Chocolates fundraiser is on now!
Purchase your Christmas chocolates - same prince as the store with 25% of funds going to Rutland Middle School.
All orders are DUE on Wednesday, November 23.
Friday is Orange Shirt Day!
Join us and hundreds of others across Canada and wear an orange shirt on September 30 to honour the children who survived the Indian Residential Schools and remember those that didn’t. Every Child Matters. We will wear orange shirts in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children’s sense of self-esteem and well-being, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters.
The Story of Phyllis Jack and the orange shirt day. Video.
Week of September 19-23:
- School Photos, Monday
- Terry Fox Run, Wednesday
***Donations being collected every day during mentorship
Updates on activities in Mrs. Luthin's mentorship class will be posted here. Mentorship at RMS is a program where "students connect with a supportive teacher advocate that works with them for their years at RMS. Students develop metacognitive skills through engaging work with Attributes of the SD23 Learner" (RMS Handbook).