June 30, 2022 

Good afternoon,

I broke my streak with this message series! I was really good at getting this message out on Thursday evenings all year, until the very last week. The last few days of school were a whirlwind and I didn’t find the time to close out this year’s Eye on the Junior High with a final message. You may not have noticed - but I did!

It actually works out well that I can comment on the final events of the school year to you now! The 8th graders had a fun trip to Mel’s Funway on June 17th. As one of the chaperones, I saw that our kids represented themselves and our school well and seemed to have a great time using the facility. The weather was perfect and the cheeseburgers were good, too.

Our last day of school featured our annual Tug-of-War Competitions! This fun event pits homeroom against homeroom in our bracket-style competition. Shout out to Ms. McGovern’s homeroom for winning the 7th grade trophy and to Mrs. Macey’s homeroom for winning the 8th grade trophy. We also distributed our yearbooks to those students who ordered one earlier in the year. We are aware that some families thought they had ordered or missed the emails about ordering altogether. We have several takeaways that we hope will make this process smoother next year.

The last event of our school year was a school-wide assembly at the high school (the only facility that can hold our whole school)! Our Select Choir sang two pieces, the winner of our Last Verse poetry contest read her poem, and we acknowledged several students who represented our values of Joy, Community, and Engagement throughout the year. We also awarded our Good Citizenship Awards to two students who were voted by the staff as wonderful contributors to our school community throughout the year. The end-of-year assembly is always a great event for us and I’m glad we were able to do it in person again.

I’m shutting down the Eye on the Junior High until the start of next year. My family and I have a few beach vacations planned, where we’ll be able to be together and enjoy a different pace than the rest of the year provides. I hope you have something fun planned for these next two months. If your child is moving onto high school and you hope not to continue to receive these messages next year, feel free to Unsubscribe at the bottom of the email you received. Otherwise, even if you don’t have a student at RJ Grey next year, feel free to stay connected to us.

We will welcome our 7th graders on Monday, August 29th, and our 8th graders will come back on Tuesday, August 30th. Until then, I wish you a great summer!

Take care,

Jim Marcotte

Posted by jmarcotte On 30 June, 2022 at 1:15 PM  

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