Tuesday, December 13, 2011

RMS Staff take No Homework Pledge for December Vacation

RMS Staff take No Homework Pledge for December Vacation.

We feel that taking this pledge is being consistent with our school mission and is supported by research such as the following described on the Race to Nowhere site:

Ensuring a homework free break provides more time for:

-Students who enjoy a balanced schedule that includes family, friendship, creative and imaginative pursuits, and community service and involvement.
-Students who have time to be passionate, curious, inventive, and creative.
-Students whose schedule includes time for physical and mental health - including sleep, healthy meals, physical activity, and down time.
-Students who have time to develop the skills that will prepare them for the 21st century.

We will be continuing our discussion around how homework fits into the balanced lives of our students. We welcome your feedback and questions and hope you enjoy your break!

Leave feedback at:
Associate Principal’s Blog: http://rmsap.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @rmshanover #rmschat
Email: michael.lepene@dresden.us

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Welcome to the RMS Associate Principal's Blog! I've been wanting to do something like this for a long time and hope it serves as an opportunity for increased communication and dialogue between our school and the members of our community. I hope that this site will both promote and share information about the day to day life at the Richmond Middle School and provide a place for me to share some of my thoughts on issues in education both locally and in a larger context. I thank you for reading, following and contributing your thoughts.
Michael Lepene
Associate Principal
Richmond Middle School