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Come visit us at our new site starting June 8 at roms.ddtwo.org
 
District Announcements
Students to take new state tests this spring

SC students will take new state tests beginning in April 2015.  These new tests are ACT Aspire™, ACT Workkeys® and The ACT®.  Not only will the tests reflect the achievement level of students, but the new tests will help teachers understand where their students are succeeding and where extra help or academic focus is needed.  These tests will be an important tool in ensuring student success.  Attached is a link to helpful information from the SC State Department of Education on the new state testing program and what it will mean for your student.

http://www.ed.sc.gov/agency/pi/act/

http://www.eoc.sc.gov/Home/ACT%20Aspire/ACTAspireflyerDRAFT.pdf
New Website Coming June 8th

Dorchester School District Two is proud to announce the launch of our new website platform. On June 8th, 2015 we will transition from our current School Fusion platform to Edline.  In order to make the transition successful for all of our users, we are encouraging parents, students and staff to save any personal files currently stored on School Fusion to an alternate location.  As of June 8th, you will no longer be able to access websites or files on School Fusion. Please see the attached document for instructions on saving personal files.

Thanks to community feedback, we have organized our new websites to allow for ease of navigation in order to effectively communicate with the Dorchester School District Two community.  Parents will have the ability to quickly access up-to-date information on what is happening in the district and their child’s school.  We will keep you informed regarding web site features and the progress of the transition.

Please continue to visit us at http://do.ddtwo.org
Blended Learning Registration Now Open


Registration NOW OPEN: APRIL 13th - MAY 29th 
Class: June 8th - July 24th

Dorchester School District Two is pleased to announce the return of our Blended Learning Keyboarding and Computer Applications for any current students in grades 7-12.
Blended Learning is the combination of online and on-site instruction and assessment.

Visit http://blendedlearning.ddtwo.org for registration information.

Durham School Bus Services
Please contact Durham School Bus Services at DD2businfo@durhamschoolservices.com with any questions or concerns regarding bus transportation for your student. 

Durham is hiring bus drivers! Click here for more information!

 
School Announcements
Test Monitors needed
 Spring testing is coming up and we need volunteers to help monitor the tests.  We will be testing April 27-29 and May 7-8 and May 11-12. Testing will start at 8:30 each day and run until about 12:30.  If you can help, please call the office at 695-2470 or click here to sign up.  Thank you!
Join ROMS Band
Attention all River Oaks rising 6th graders:  If you are interested in being a part of the ROMS Band next year, you must attend our “Instrument Placement Night.”  Drop in anytime on Tuesday April 21, or Wednesday April 22 between 5-8pm so your child can test out all the instruments and choose the best fit for him/her.  There will be a well-known music vendor on site if you want to go ahead and reserve your rental instrument for the fall.  All you need to bring is a credit card to put on file with them and a $20 down payment if you are interested in that, however, it is not required.  I hope to see you there! If you have any questions or concers please email me at kmcintyre@dorchester2.k12.sc.us.  
Free after school and summer programs
The YMCA After School Program is now accepting applications for the remainder of this school year and for its upcoming Summer Camp to be held at ROMS.   
These Programs are free of charge, and transportation provided.
 
If you are interested, applications are available at the front desk or online here.
 Students must be enrolled by April 22 to be eligible.  If you have questions please contact Justiin Yonce at 843-637-6475
April 29th Early Dismissal has been cancelled
April 29th is a full day for students
Bobcats for Better Health Newsletter
ROMS Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year and our Star Performer
                        
Congratulations to Mr. Eric Hanks, Teacher of the Year; Ms. Joy Peterson, Rookie Teacher of the Year and Mr. Matthew Negron, Star Performer!
 
Make payments online
To make a payment online, click here .  You will be guided through an easy-to-follow process that will allow you to make payments online for your student's ID fines, trip to Disney or the Beta Club convention. Visa, Master Card and Discover may be used to pay.  There will be a $3.95 convenience fee paid to the processing company for each transaction - only one fee will be charged if you make two payments at the same time.  When prompted for a student ID # please use ROMS 2014.
To apply for Free and Reduced Lunch Benefits
 FREE AND REDUCED BENEFITS 
click on the link below for the paperless application
www.Dorchesterschooldistrict2.heartlandapps.com
Click the picture below to order your yearbook.
Together in Education with Harris Teeter
 
Help River Oaks partner with Harris Teeter by linking your VIC card with our school.  When you purchase select Harris Teeter Brand products using their VIC card, Harris Teeter contributes a percentage of those purchase dollars to our school.
ROMS school code is 2718.  Click here to link your card.
School Improvement
  The 2013-2014 Report to the Parents from the ROMS School Improvement Council is now available.  Click here to see it.
ROMS Mission

ROMS Mission Statement

The mission of River Oaks Middle School is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences that enable them to reach their fullest potential as independent thinkers as well as responsible and productive citizens. By providing an education in an atmosphere that encourages creativity, physical and emotional well-being, and tolerance for diversity, we seek to address the unique needs of the young adolescent in an ever-changing society.




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