2012- 2013 School Theme
Students Having Opportunities for Excellence and Success
T.O. RMS News
Academic Assembly Post-Poned due to Inclement Weather
Parents and students- The Academic Awards assembly is post-poned due to potential bad weather. The new time is Thursday night at 6pm. Continue
Congratulations, Mr. Poole!
Mr. Poole was recently selected as a winner of the Bossier Parish Outstanding Support Personnel! We are lucky to have you and our other support personnel at our school, Mr. Poole! Thanks!! A full story about Mr. Poole's great achievement can b... Continue
STOP!! You're going the wrong way!!!
Rusheon Middle School has made a change to the traffic flow for private cars and school buses. To better assist parents of car riders, our walking students and the congestion this creates when Yellow school buses enter and leave the campus, we have reversed the One Way in and One Way out signs.
All vehicular traffic will enter the West entrance of the campus under the direction of the Crossing Guards.
In the morning, student drop off will be in the front lot nearest Old Minden Road. After dropping your student off, private cars continue in an easterly direction and exit the campus by the Memorial Wall and Flag pole. This action should expedite your travels, allow for safe walking of students from cars as well as walkers from the nearby neighborhood.
School buses will enter the same entrance but will travel straight to the same school bus parking lot drop off area as in past years.
In the afternoon, private cars will enter the same One Way in and park in the front lot by backing into the stripped parking slots. When your student arrives at your vehicle, you simply just pull forward and exit by the Memorial Wall and Flag Pole. No more backing up into traffic and student blind spots!!! Buses will not interfere with your travels as they are in a separate school bus parking lot.
The School SRO along with teachers will assist with this transition to make a smoother morning and afternoon commute.
New Student Registration
All new students must have a certified birth certificate, an up-to-date Louisiana health card, a Social Security card and proof of residence. Proof of residency may be a current utility bill or rent bill showing parent's name and address. New students should bring previous school records.
Thank You Army!
Thank You Air Force!
Student Identification cards are made during Physical Education. New students, registration is not complete until you visit Mrs. Velasquez in the library to have your ID made.
RMS Receives Exxon Mobil Grant
We love our kids!!!!
We Love Our Mentors!
Being CPR2 Makes Us Smile!
Student Code and Motto
Rusheon Middle School Students are :
These Two 6th Graders Are LaPREP
Bound and Determined!
Congratulations are due to Collin Honey and Eric Clark. Mrs. Ford, pictured with the two young men, nominated them for LaPREP. This summer, ...more
T.O. RUSHEON WINS BIG AT eCYBERMISSION
The 6th grader team from T.O. Rusheon Middle School that went to compete in an eCybermission wowed everyone and walked away richer for it.
The four students ...more
Purple Up Day
April 26th has been designated as Purple Up day in all Bossier Parish Schools. Students are encouraged to wear a purple shirt in support of our military children and their families.
This will also ...more
Congratulations, Mrs. Hedges!
Mrs. Hedges was selected as the latest Golden Apple award winner from KSLA! Click the picture below for the full story.
Attention Parents: Information on cafeteria changes
March 18, 2013
Last week you should have received a letter announcing the school system’s implementation of a new cafeteria management system that incorporates palm scanning. The goal is three-fold; to improve the accuracy of meal charges made to student accounts, increase the speed of the lunch line, giving children more time to eat and to allow you more flexibility and options in managing your child’s account.
Let us emphasize it is not mandatory that a child participate in the hand scanning system. Parents may “opt out” without it impacting their child’s participation in the school food service program. Simply send written notification to your child’s school, stating so. Payments by check or cash can continue to be sent directly to the school. After Spring Break, and as schools “go live” with the new system, online payments using a credit or debit card will become an option. School Payment Solutions will charge a $2.50 convenience fee for each online transaction. We realize information and hand scans may have already been collected at some schools prior to parents receiving proper notification. For that, we apologize. If that is the case, and you wish to opt out, your child’s hand scan will be erased from the system once the school receives your written notification. This cafeteria management system has been highly successful in improving the effective management processes involved with school food services, speeding up the breakfast and lunch lines at schools throughout the U.S. It is in all 50 states and 19 districts throughout Louisiana. Sincerely, D. C. Machen, Jr. Superintendent
Let us emphasize it is not mandatory that a child participate in the hand scanning system. Parents may “opt out” without it impacting their child’s participation in the school food service program. Simply send written notification to your child’s school, stating so. Payments by check or cash can continue to be sent directly to the school. After Spring Break, and as schools “go live” with the new system, online payments using a credit or debit card will become an option. School Payment Solutions will charge a $2.50 convenience fee for each online transaction.
We realize information and hand scans may have already been collected at some schools prior to parents receiving proper notification. For that, we apologize. If that is the case, and you wish to opt out, your child’s hand scan will be erased from the system once the school receives your written notification.
This cafeteria management system has been highly successful in improving the effective management processes involved with school food services, speeding up the breakfast and lunch lines at schools throughout the U.S. It is in all 50 states and 19 districts throughout Louisiana.
D. C. Machen, Jr.
Marcus Griffin Memorial Garden
It is not easy to lose someone you care about, especially when they are taken too soon. Unfortunately, this is a lesson the students and faculty of T.O. Rusheon had to experience last year. But as time moves on, it is important to reflect on those we lost and remember what they mean to us. That is why T.O. Rusheon will be placing the above plaque at the site of a memorial garden for Marcus Griffin. This garden is to remember Marcus whom we lost last year in a tragic accident. The wonderful garden was donated by the Friends for Change with Coach Calhoun along with Mrs. Tinsley, and Jasmine Griffin as well as Home Depot.
African American Heritage Essay Contest
...And we have a winner!!
Congratulations to Miguel Chesmudiz for selling the most items during the Hoops for Heart!! Miguel is taking home this brand new bicycle for his hard work. Congratulations, Miguel!!
Congratulations to Coach Williams and our 7th grade boys basketball team!!
This year, our 7th grade boys basketball team lead the parish with a record of 9-1. This makes our boys district champs! Congratulations on all you guys did this year! T.O. Rusheon is proud of you!
Thank you Mrs. Harlan!!
T.O. Rusheon says congratulations and farewell to Mrs. Harlan, our librarian. Mrs. Harlan impacted so many students' lives and served T.O. Rusheon and Bossier Parish well; we hope she enjoys her well deserved retirement!
Congratulations to Dakota Ziekinski and Travis Goad who were selected to the 2013 All District Honor Band.
Congratulations to all Rusheon Band students who tried out. Ms. Aymor and the rest of the T.O. Rusheon faculty are proud of all of you for your hard work!
Spelling Bee Winners
Spelling Bee Winners
Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winners!
1st place: Abel Taylor
2nd place: Micah Robinson
3rd place: Emily Cunningham
Celebrating our moms!
We were delighted to have an opportunity to visit with our fabulous moms! Students and moms enjoyed juice, coffee, muffins, and conversation in the T.O. Rusheon Middle School library. Thank you moms for supporting our event!
From "junk" to robots
The T.O. Rusheon Robotics program is excited to incorporate STEM skills in a new and exciting way! Thank you to Mrs. Jeannie and Bossier Parish 4-H for our awesome "Junk Drawer" Robotics Kits!
NJHS 2012-2013 Induction
T.O. Rusheon is proud to announce its 2012-2013 National Junior Honor Society class. Please look at our pictures above from the ceremony and stay tuned to the NJHS page for future updates. Congratulations students!!
T.O. Rusheon Pink Week
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month, T.O. Rusheon celebrated a "Pink Week". The week's events culminated on Friday when everyone who had purchased a "'Rusheon' for the Cure" shirt wore it to school. Here are some pictures of our students and staff "Pinked" out!
Student's banner to be displayed at Red River Revel!
Mrs. Spring's art classes have been working hard and it shows! The banner above will be displayed at this year's Red River Revel. Be sure to head to the Revel and see it on display between October 6th through October 13th. Great job, guys and girls!
Mrs. Spoon's Class honors 9/11 fallen
Mrs. Spoon's 8th grade Louisiana Studies classes honor the victims and heroes of 9/11. These September 11, 2012 tribute cards given to the Bossier Firemen.
8th grade students at NSU
Several 8th Grade band members went to NSU for NSU Demon Drumline and Colorguard day on Sept. 8th. Looks like they had a blast!
Thank You Cyber Innovation Center!
T.O. Rusheon is thrilled to add seven new Boe Bots to our Robotics Initiative, courtesy of the Cyber Innovation Center. The new Bots will enable our students to experience engineering and mathematics skills under the leadership of Charlene Cooper and Katherine Spoon. Thank you Cyber Innovation for investing in our students future!
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Know someone who deserves a gold star? There are
plenty of them in Bossier Schools. Our employees are the
backbone of this education system – from teachers, paraprofessionals
and secretaries to custodians, coordinators
and cafeteria workers.
There are some stand-outs, though. You know the ones.
Those who go above and beyond what their job entails.
Those who take the extra time to help. You know who
they are and we are asking for help identifying them.
If a Bossier Schools employee deserves a “gold star” in
your book, nominate them for one!
Each month, along with our partner Bossier Federal
Credit Union, a new winner will be selected. Help us
identify our next gold star!
CPR2 Winners for the week of 4-29 through 5-3
We have GREAT teachers and students!
We are CPR2 Rams!!
Thanks for your support!