Roderick School Blog

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Principal Coffee 6-1-17 - POSTPONED

The topic was scheduled to be the school budget.  We are postponing the Coffee until specific financial details become available following the Town Meeting on Monday, June 5, 2017.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we look forward to seeing you when Dr. Cameron presents the budget at a later date!

Thank you!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Roderick Review 5/22/17-5/26/17

This week at Roderick School...

The Fifth Grade GYM SHOW!

Congratulations fifth graders on an incredible production with this year's Gym Show, MU-SIC-PA-LOO-ZA!  
Thank you to Mr. Moon and Mr. Maguire, the creative master minds behind it all as well as Ms. Salazar, Mrs. Lovely, Mrs. Fox, and Mrs. Lopez, AND all of the fifth grade teachers who all pitched in to make this a successful production.  This was a "memory maker" for sure!

In Honor of Memorial Day
Today, the students and staff from Delaney and Roderick Schools gathered together to remember and honor the heroes who have served our country in times of conflict and peace and gave the ultimate sacrifice.  Ms. Wagstaff led the ceremony this morning, the advanced band played a beautiful rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner, and each grade presented a song or poem to pay tribute to our nation's heroes.

Dr. Cameron will be presenting the 2017-2018 school budget in the Vogel Auditorium at 8:30 a.m.  We hope to see many of you there!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Roderick Review 5/15/17-5/19/17

This Week at Roderick...

The PTO is searching for new board members.  The PTO is in need of a Treasurer as well as other board members!  Please email  if you are interested in joining the board or helping out next year.

The Walls are Alive with the Sound of Music

Under the direction of Mrs. Danielson, members of our Grades 4-6 Chorus performed a great concert on Wednesday afternoon!  They sang some old favorites such as the song "Happiness" from the Broadway show, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown."  They also performed an original song written by Mrs. Danielson and some of her former students and included both accompanied and a cappella selections!  

  Join us for the ALL BANDS concert under the direction of Ms. Salazar on 
Thursday, June 8th at 7:00 p.m.
in the Gibbons Gym!

"Another Openin', Another Show!"

Fifth graders have been working hard to put on the finishing touches to this year's epic Gym Show!   A WPS tradition for over 30 years, the fifth graders are running, doing acrobatics, dancing, and performing a wide range of feats of coordination and have done a tremendous job to bring it all together under the leadership of Adam Moon, Mark Maguire, and Kristin Pitman.  They will perform their production next Thursday evening, May 25, 2017 in the Gibbons Gym at 7:00 p.m.

Students With Illnesses Score Help

Students With Illnesses Score Help, or S.W.I.S.H. for short is celebrating 12 years of helping students with serious illnesses.  Tickets to the Staff v. Police basketball game are going fast and there are still a number of great raffles to take part in as well.  If you are interested, visit their website by clicking on this link: S.W.I.S.H.

Thank you to our Student Advertising Committee members who are finding time to do their part to help as well!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Roderick Review 5/8/17 - 5/12/17


Monday, May 15th - Grade 4 Math (Session 1)

Tuesday, May 16th - Grade 4 Math (Session 2)

Wednesday, May 17th - Math MCAS Make-ups

Thursday, May 18th - Grade 5 Science (Session 1)

Friday, May 19th - Grade 5 Science (Session 2)

Parent Information Meeting:

For families of rising 6th Graders to learn about
CAMP BOURNEDALE 10/2/17-10/6/17

Monday, May 15, 2017
6:30 p.m. 
Roderick Library

Today at Roderick...
Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention Presentation
with Officer Hearon and KPHS students!

The entire sixth grade gathered today in the Vogel Auditorium as Officer Hearon
and students from the high school discussed scenarios, the evidence of bullying
behaviors and the effects that bullying behaviors have on the aggressor and the target.

Verbal, physical, relational, and cyber-bullying were all discussed and Officer Hearon shared some important reminders.  For example, students should be at least 13 years old to have their own online account.  He also shared the guideline that if you would not say something to the person you are talking about, you shouldn't share it with others or online in a post.  

The high school students created short videos portraying examples of some of the dangers in engaging in bullying behavior via texting, Instagram, and Snapchat as well.  Pictures that are shared through social media do not truly "go away" and students were reminded that even if you send the picture to just one person, you do not have control over it; it can be posted anywhere.

Officer Hearon was impressed by the active participation of our students as they contributed both what they saw occur in the scenarios and what could have been done to improve the situations such as including others, supporting others, and being kind and caring, appreciating one another's uniqueness.

Thank you to Officer Hearon and our KPHS friends for taking time to create the videos and presenting to our sixth graders today!


Be sure to check out the pictures from the DARE Graduation ceremony on the website soon!