Rockingham County Middle School opened its doors in August 1999 to 870 students representing four different communities in Rockingham County. Previously, these students attended small K-8 or K-6 schools. Even though students were excited about the new middle school with the state-of-the art technology, skepticism remained. This fear was allayed when students, faculty, and parents assumed a feeling of ownership in the school. Throughout the school year, parent involvement was high and surveys from students, faculty, and parents yielded positive attitudes toward the school. The litmus test for the new RCMS was: Can the school achieve as the smaller schools did? As end-of-grade test data was received, RCMS achieved exemplary status and was named a School of Distinction. RCMS has continued a positive attitude and high scores throughout its 12 years of existence.
Rockingham County Middle School
182 High School Rd.
Reidsville, NC 27320
Instructional Hours: 8:15 am - 3:25 pm
Office Hours: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Grades Served: 6-8
Colors: Black and Grey
Principal: Moriah Dollarhite
Assistant Principal: Melissa Hamilton
Guidance Counselors: Donna Carter and Tracey Anderson
Secretary/Bookkeeper: Sandy Fabian
Media Coordinator and Webmaster: Brettany Brown
PowerSchool Data Manager: Penny Howerton
Number of Teachers: 51
Rockingham County Middle School is located at the intersection of highway 87 and highway 65 in Wentworth, NC. The school is behind Rockingham County High School, sharing the same entrance.
RCS Mission Statement:
Teaching all students to become productive citizens and life-long learners.
RCMS Vision Statement:
Rockingham County Middle School's vision is to provide learning experiences in a safe, inviting environment in order to meet the needs of all children and prepare them to be productive citizens of the world.
RCMS Belief Statement:
Rockingham County Middle School administrators and staff believe that all children can perform at high standards that are appropriate for them. Believing that it is the school's responsibility to provide opportunities for high performance, we recognize the need to work collaboratively to support our students. Additionally, we assert that teaching and learning make a profound difference in students' lives.
J.A.G.S.: Jointly Achieving Goals and Success
Rockingham County Middle School (RCMS) is located between the towns of Reidsville, NC and Wentworth, NC in central Rockingham County. Both Reidsville and Wentworth are rural communities. RCMS has been a part of Rockingham County Schools since 1999. The faculty and staff serve approximately 900 students in grades 6-8.
Core classes offer a rich curriculum in all subject areas. Higher level language arts and math classes are available for advanced coursework. Elective offerings include band, chorus, art, computer skills, physical education, Spanish, and family and consumer science, and career decisions.
All instructional rooms and offices have Internet access. Two flexibly scheduled labs offer opportunities for students to complete multimedia products and hands-on learning. The school places great emphasis in keeping our technology updated as we offer students learning opportunities in 21st Century Classrooms. All classrooms are classified as Tier II with Activboards, projectors, document cameras, and access to mobile carts of Dell laptops or Chromebooks.
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We need you! The RCMS PTO is free to join. Sponsorships are available for $10 and include an RCMS JAGS car magnet, an RCMS JAGS wide band bracelet and your child's name listed on the sponsor board. You give us your contact information and tell us how and when you would like to volunteer. We'll share information via email about upcoming events and ways that you can get involved at school. RCMS PTO--Take a GOOD LOOK and GET INVOLVED.
Rockingham County Middle School has an active parent-teacher organization (PTO). Members of this group organize volunteer efforts and fundraisers to provide community support to the school.
Executive officers for the 2018-2019 school year are:
President: Kelly Page - firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President - fundraiser/shirts: Melanie Morrison - email@example.com
Vice President - fundraiser/shirts: Jo Wilson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President - concessions: Amber Neal - email@example.com
Treasurer: Stephanie Ellington - firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Kim Beasley - email@example.com
Admin. Representative: Moriah Dollarhite - firstname.lastname@example.org
Members at Large:
Deanne Gunter - email@example.com
Farrah Frazier - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kimberly McMichael - email@example.com
Shannon Turner - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracey Anderson - email@example.com
Please contact Kelly Page at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information if you would like to become involved in your PTO.
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