Spelling bee comes into action
Rohan Jayakumar, Writer • January 18, 2023

The school's Spelling Bee has begun! For RCMS 2022-2023, the Preliminary Spelling Bee will be on Tuesday, Feb. 14, and if you qualify you make it the School Spelling Bee, which will be on Feb. 28. Both of the Spelling bees...

Eighth-graders work on service hours as Jan. 13 deadline looms
Ariya Lee, Writer • January 10, 2023

RCMS eighth-grader worked to finish their service hours as the Jan. 13 deadline loomed. “I’m definitely concerned [about completing my hours], but I’ll find ways to do it,” said Rishima Sahoo, an eighth-grader...

Daanya Saraff, an eighth grade student on the Discovery team, keeps her phone in her locker prior to the beginning of the school day.
Students and teachers share mixed feelings on the new FCPS phone policy
Neha Shetwal, Writer • November 10, 2022

As of the 2022-2023 school year, FCPS has enforced a new, harsher, policy regarding cell phone use in schools, which is being met by the mixed feelings of both students and teachers. This year’s new phone policy states...

A group of kids are standing together in front of their hard work (Maya, Saranya, Snehitha, Shriya, Riddi)
After school fun
Rohan Jayakumar, Writer • November 9, 2022

Students are enjoying after-school clubs -- both old and new. After school clubs are a way to engage with friends and peers. There are many different clubs where anybody can join, tryouts, and sign-ups. Homework Club,...

Students walk out over LGBTQ+ policy change
Students walk out over LGBTQ+ policy change
Emma Vu , Maisie Smith-Zoh, and Ava-Grace Satterfield October 24, 2022

Approximately 100 RCMS students stood on the sandy baseball field in the windy weather in almost complete silence, except for the chirp of the birds above and the whirring of the Channel 4 helicopter overhead. On Sept....

Students in Mr. Bickfords Panther Time class play their favorite theatre game, Splat, during indoor recess. (In picture: Emery Rosensweig, Adhvik Vinodh, Lauren DeShields, Shravya Kamasamudram, Maisie Smith-Zoh, Daanya Saraff.)
New middle school recess relieves stress for teachers and students
Ava-Grace Satterfield, Writer • October 11, 2022

“I love recess because I get to spend time with my friends for 10 minutes -- but it’s ok!” said Uma Sarkar, an eighth-grader on the Discovery team.  "It helps me take my mind off of things, and helps me get rid of...

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