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Always There

I know that the Admin team has a lot on their plates, so I want to commend Rochelle for always taking time for a kind or supportive word. I know if I'm having a problem, I can count on her to help me find a way to solve it. Or to just listen. She has so many responsibilities, but never feels rushed if I need help. I think we're really lucky to have Rochelle be a part of our team!

That Extra Step

Glen is so kind and caring with the students and staff - he goes above and beyond his job duties. No matter the task he says "sure, no problem." He takes the time to listen to students and takes care of even what must seem the silliest tasks. We would be lost without Glen and are so grateful to have him at RJEMS!!

Bus Success

We are so grateful to Wayne Nelson, Bus #27 driver! Parents and grandparents report how kind he is to our Murphy students. And, last month, he parked his bus and walked into the building with a lunch that one of our kindergartners left on the bus! We really appreciate that he goes the extra mile for our kids!

Happy Healthy Kids

Sending a HUGE shout-out to the PE department at RJEMS. By continuing to provide above and beyond opportunities like biking, golfing, and swimming as well as differentiating your PE classes, you are doing more than encouraging fitness for 45 minutes of the day, you are helping kids try something new!

Students have voiced positive feedback regarding your recreational/competitive gym offerings. One student said, "I actually have fun in gym class now! We do different activities that I enjoy, and I don't have the stress of having to do well in front of my classmates. I can just have fun!" Other activities such as the 6th Grade Swim Meet, the 6th Grade Track and Field Day, and the 8th Grade Golf Trip have not only exposed students to activities that they may have never tried or had the opportunity to do, but they also inspired some students to continue on in those sports by joining the GRHS Swim, Golf, and/or Track Teams.
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iPad Rollout

I want to recognize the amazing job of Amy Peterson, Heidi Clairmont, Christine Grover & Chris Granley along with extra hands to smoothly roll out the iPads to the 10th, 11th and 12th graders. It was a smooth start with lots of collaboration! Good job!

Sparkling Clean

I wanted to pass along how great of a job you are doing with keeping your building [RJEMS] clean and organized.

I walked through there today with the insurance adjuster, and he told me he could not find one thing that needed attention. He made a note of how organized the storage, pool, and mechanical rooms are.

He told me that he walks through 300-350 schools a year and only once a year he comes across one that has been as well kept and organized as RJEMS. Way to go team!!!!
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Team Work

The Technology Department was recently tasked with providing wireless access to the ball field and track at the High School for an upcoming track meet. While we have enjoyed support from the Maintenance Department before, this project required quite a bit of time and effort from them to make this project a success. Our District Electrician, Dale Wilkening, was instrumental in completing this project. Dale went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed to provide this service to our school in a very timely manner. His friendly manner and expertise made it a real pleasure to work with him.  ..More Information

Top-Notch Truancy Staff

I want to take a moment to talk about the Truancy Specialists in our schools. These staff members do a wonderful job communicating with kids and families about the importance of attending school every day. They take every day in stride and I rarely see any of them without a welcoming smile on their face. Thank you for doing such a great and important job making sure that our kids are in school prepared to learn!..More Information

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