6th Grade Math
The RMS math curriculum is focused on deepening and broadening students’ skills and knowledge in math. In middle school, students receive instruction at all grade levels in the four major math content strands of number sense, algebra, geometry, and probability and statistics. Students are given the opportunity to learn each concept, how concepts are interrelated, and to build upon their knowledge in all areas from course to course.
6th & 7th Grade English/Language Arts
The English departments for grades 5-8 will all be implementing a new English curriculum, starting in the 2017-2018 school year. This curriculum focuses on student engagement through reading, writing, and research. Our new English curriculum uses the "Understanding by Design" unit design, to ensure that teachers are leading students towards a specific, rigorous, relevant learning goal in every lesson and throughout the year. In the sixth-grade, students will read the novels Iqbal by Franceso D'Adamo, Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, and Dragonwings by Laurence Yep. In seventh grade, students will read The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman, The Diary of Anne Frank, A Play by Francis Goodrich and Albert Hackett, and Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen, as well as experience literature circles where students get to select novels to read through together.