Global Citizenship at RMS

Global Citizenship“In a Gentle Way, You Can Shake the World”- Gandhi

By: Kortny Marsh and Cameron Crone

The seventh grade classes of Reagan Middle has begun the Global Project. This year we have decided to fight hunger and poverty in Burundi, an African Country, and America. We will be donating money to both Heifer International and The Dixon Food Pantry. The issue of hunger and poverty is an ongoing and prominent issue. Poverty rates are higher than they need to be. The death rate of hunger is also too high, and hunger kills more people each year than AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria combined. We want to help stop this. So, as a large group, we are joining forces and raising money and poverty, and awareness of this issue. Every cent that is donated brings us one cent closer to eradicating hunger. The seventh grade classes want to help make a difference in the world. Everyone has a right to eat, and we want to help make sure everyone can share this right. If we don’t help the people around us, we can never grow as one. To raise money, we are planning to do a pop sale, a bake sale, t-shirt sales, and many fun events. The pop sales are already doing well. If you want to donate to this cause checks should be made out to “RMS Global Project”, “In a Gentle Way, You Can Shake the World. “ – Gandhi

Rockin' on the Rock

A new event called Rockin' on the Rock is being planned to benefit Dixon Schools Athletics and Activities for students in grades 6 through 12.  Click here to learn more about the event.

Reindeer Bags

Every year the 7th grade participates in community service. This year they created and filled reindeer bags full ofChristmascandy to give to area nursing homes. Heritage Square, Lee County Nursing Home, and Liberty Court Assisted living were recipients of their good will. All students in 7th grade language arts classes purchased candy and other goodies to fill a bag created for each resident. It truly is better to give than receive!

 reindeer bags

Reagan Middle School Homework Club

Reagan Middle School offers an after school program to help students with homework completion. The Program is run by Mrs. Mills and Mrs. Ackerson Monday through Friday from 2:15 to 3:00 in room # 210. The program does not run on half-days or school holidays. Transportation needs to be provided by the parents on days that your student attends Homework Club as busses do not run at 3:00. Homework Club is self-directed with staff available to give one on one help to students who get “stuck” while completing their work. The staff can also assist the students in getting their work organized. Staff will help students communicate with teachers in order to find out what work they have due and what missing work they may still need to turn in. Please contact Mr. Bullock, Mr. Magnafici or your school counselor to get your student enrolled in Homework Club.

6th Grade Visits Museum of Science and Industry

On November 25th, 2013 200 6th graders, teachers, and chaperones loaded on to charter buses and headed in to the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, for their annual field trip.  Students had an exciting day of taking a hands-on approach to the many exhibits the museum has to offer.  Among student favorites were the “Science: Storms” exhibit, and the “Baby Chick Hatchery”.  This field trip is many of the student’s first exposure to the city of Chicago. For some, looking out the widow of the bus, and seeing the skyline and city landmarks were just as exciting as the museum itself.  Funding for this trip was generously provided by the Dixon PTO.