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Dr. Laurie Birkenmeier



    RSMS Update for 8th-Grade Families

    May 20, 2020 Permanent Link to Post


    Good Evening Eighth Grade Falcon Families,

    Can you believe that tomorrow will be your student's final day of Middle School? It seems like it was just yesterday that the class of 2024 was just entering our school as 6th-grade students. They have grown up so much in the past three years! I am so proud of the leaders they have become and I will miss them greatly.

    As we prepare to say good-bye and wish the class of 2024 well, I would like to remind you to participate in our 8th-grade Last Drive Parade, tomorrow, starting at 3:00 p.m. Rockwood South staff members will line up throughout our parking lot to say good-bye to our 8th-grade students. You are welcome to bring one car per family. Please feel free to decorate your car if you wish!

    I have included a picture of the parade route below this letter. You will find that it is very simple:

    • Enter from Hawkins road on the Kellison Elementary side and make a right.
    • You will follow our main driveway to the parking lot, travel around the exterior of the upper parking lot, and back down the main driveway.
    • All cars will need to make a RIGHT ON HAWKINS to exit our school grounds.
    I would also like to remind you to attend our locker-clean out at your designated time next week. At this time, your student will turn in their Chromebook and charger and will receive their NEW Chromebook and charger for high school at this time. This Chromebook may also be used by students for summer courses.

    As I shared with you last week, the RSMS staff will be looking for another opportunity to celebrate with our 8th-grade students this summer if we are permitted to safely do so. At that time, we will be giving out 4.0 awards and promotion certificates to students as we have in past years. Unfortunately, we will not be able to hold our traditional 8th-grade Dance. I am very sorry our students had to miss this tradition due to COVID-19. In the meantime, we are greatly looking forward to seeing you in the parade at RSMS on May 21st!

    We appreciate all of your support! Please contact me if you have any questions.

    With Falcon Pride,


    Laurie Birkenmeier, Ed.D.
    Rockwood South Middle School
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    Parade Route for May 21st at 3:00 p.m.

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