After-School Program

After-School Announcements:

Hour of Code - 

Computer Science Education Week is during the week of December 7th.  We will be hosting Hour of Code activities during 1st session (2:30-3:30 pm) on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  This activity will only be taking place during the week of 12/7.  Spaces are limited and students will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.  Students should sign up on the Ramsville site if they want to participate!  The sign up form will be available no later than Friday, December 4th. The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts.  

Got Talent? 

Rocky Run’s After-School Program, in conjunction with our neighboring Western Fairfax Middle Schools, will be hosting a virtual talent showcase!  Students should see the flyer which is linked on the After-School section of the student Ramsville site.

  • UPDATE - Submission Deadline HAS BEEN MOVED TO MONDAY, DECEMBER 7TH!!
  • Videos should be 2 minutes Max.
  • Email Your Video or Picture Submissions to jadejo@fcpsschools.net

Students will receive an email by Friday, Dec 11th if their submission will be shown in the Talent show

-AMC 8

Thank you to all students who participated in the AMC 8 competition.  Mrs. Campbell will be in touch in December/early January with results.

2nd Quarter Updates -

We will be re-evaluating our club attendance to open up spots in some of our closed clubs for the start of 2nd quarter.  If you are no longer interested in participating in a club that you are signed up for, please email Mrs. Campbell at SLCampbell@fcps.edu to get removed from the club list.

First Come, First Served - 

Remember that clubs are filled on a first come, first served basis.  When you see a club you are interested in, sign up!  There is no guarantee that spots will be available if you delay. 

Community Opportunities 

8th annual Invitation Science Fair with the Mythvestigations Club at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Rocky Run students are invited to participate in the 8th annual Invitation Science Fair with the Mythvestigations Club at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.  Participants will complete a research project of their choice and present it virtually at a scheduled time slot from March 19 to 21, 2021. Information sessions will be held throughout the year to provide students with guidance on how to create a research project, so we encourage all students regardless of experience to participate.

The attached flyer has information about the fair.    

An interest/brainstorming session will be held on December 4, 2020 at 4:30 pm. Students should use the link tinyurl.com/2021isf to sign up for the interest session. Additionally, students must register for the fair by December 18. Participants can find more details on the fair and registration forms on our website: tjsciencefair.wordpress.com. 

The group hopes that hosting a science fair will still provide students a chance to participate in research and apply their interests in science, even outside of a physical classroom.

Innovative Thinkers Competition 

Hello students! Welcome to MEDLIFE TJ’s first annual Innovative Thinkers Competition, where you can showcase your innovative ideas and skills. We are excited that you are interested, and we look forward to reviewing your projects. Your task is to identify a real problem that people face today and come up with a novel solution. Feel free to get creative! There are no limitations on what kinds of problems you have to pick - think as small or large as you want. You may work by yourself, with a partner, or in a group of three. There are prizes for winners!  More details can be found here

Where should my student find program information? 

All After-School Program information is posted on the student site, Ramsville, in the "After-School" section.  Here students will find:

1. Step by step instructions on how to register for the program and enroll in clubs

2. "Clubs by Day" spreadsheet, which lists our current club offerings by day/session (please note - not all clubs will start on 9/21.  Students should check for all club details, including start date, in the "Club Descriptions" spreadsheet.)

3. "Club Description" spreadsheet, which lists all club details, session times, start dates, and enrollment links.

Spaces are limited in programs, so students should only enroll in activities in which they plan on actively participating.  Once they fill out the enrollment form, they will receive a message either directing them to enroll in the club's Google Classroom or letting them know that the club sponsor will send a meeting link prior to the first club meeting.

General Program Information

Attendance - Attendance will be taken during all after-school sessions.

Club Specific Registration

Most clubs are open enrollment; however, some clubs will have membership requirements.  Because all programs are virtual at this time, students will need to complete a google form (posted on the student site, Ramsville), in order to gain access to the club's Google Classroom and/or receive the meeting link from the club sponsor.  If there is a selection process, club sponsors will review program information, commitment requirements, and the club selection process at the initial club meeting.

Program Preview 

A preliminary list of club offerings will be posted at the top of this page.  Please check this list frequently as clubs will be added throughout the year.  If your student is interested in starting a new club, he/she should complete this club proposal form and return it to Mrs. Campbell at slcampbell@fcps.edu

Communications

Program information will be posted on the new student website (Ramsville), here on the Rocky Run public website, and on the 7th and 8th grade google classroom sites.  A weekly schedule will be posted every Friday for the following week. 

Program Registration

ALL Rocky Run students must submit a program registration form prior to participating in the after-school program.  Form is coming soon! 

Important Program Dates:

·         September 21 – First day of after-school activities 

·         May 27– Last day of after-school activities

·         The After-School Program will not meet on student holidays, early release days, or during inclement weather cancellations. In addition, there will be no after-school activities or buses on the following dates: October 9, November 23-24, December 18, January 15, February 12, 

If you have a program question, please contact Shannon Campbell, After-School Specialist, at SLCampbell@fcps.edu.

 

Mission of the After-School Programs:

Rocky Run Middle School is committed to promoting active participation in extracurricular activities to support the academic mission and enrich the lives of students. Students who engage in these programs are more likely to develop positive attitudes towards school, achieve full academic potential, and become productive citizens. Students are encouraged to maintain a balance between their instructional studies, after school activities, and other outside interests.  The Middle School After-School Program is funded and implemented through a collaborative partnership between Fairfax County Public Schools, Office of After-School Programs, and the Fairfax County Government, Department of Community and Recreation Services.