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Riverside Middle School
2920 US Highway 17 South
Williamston, NC 27892
Ron Byrd, Principal
Donsenia Teel, Assistant Principal
Tonya Little, Martin County Schools STEM Coordinator

MASCOT: Knights
COLORS: Navy Blue and Silver

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The mission of Riverside Middle School's faculty and staff is to enhance the educational process for students, parents, teachers, and all community stakeholders.


Riverside Middle School Knights are strong, courageous, brave, honorable and respectful in our words and actions.

Riverside Middle School offers the student many academic opportunities not only within the school day, but also on competitive teams.  Math Counts and Battle of the Books are two of such teams.  Students can also excel in other areas such as art, music, sports and STEM.  Come and watch as the Knights compete in football, volleyball, soccer, basketball, softball, and baseball. 

"We are a House UKNIGHTED!"
Principal Ron L. Byrd
Assistant Principal Donsenia Teel

We had a great 2015-2016 school year, making growth and STEMulating young minds. 
We are looking forward to an even greater 2016-2017 school year! 

RMS Media Flow

Martin County Schools
Middle Grades Summer Reading


Rising 6th Graders: 
Schooled by Gordon Korman
The Bully by Paul Langan
Crispin: Cross of Lead by Avi
Rising 7th Graders: 
Something Upstairs by Avi
Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
Chicken Boy  by Frances O'Roark Dowell
Rising 8th Graders: 
Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie Tolan
Under a War-Torn Sky  by L.M. Elliott
Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie  by Jordan Sonnenblick

All middle grade students are required to read one book and keep a reading journal for this book. Students must choose the book from the suggested reading list for his/her grade level. As you complete your summer reading keep the following in mind
  1. Choose one book.
  2. You are required to keep a summer reading journal.
  3. When school begins, you will be required to take an Accelerated Reader test on your book.
  4. Your final grade will be a combination of your summer reading journal (50%) and your AR test (50%). You will be allowed to use your journal to take the test.You will not be allowed to use the book, only your journal.
  5. You may choose to purchase the book, check the book out from your school, or borrow the book from your local library. When borrowing the book, please return it in a timely manner so others may have the opportunity to borrow the book as well.
Books and Summer Journal Questions are available at the RMS Office
or see information below.

Summer Reading

RMS Daily Announcements
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WRMS News 6_8_2016.mp4

Parents can check out the Standard Course of Study and Common Core standards at this website.  See what your child is studying at Riverside Middle School by clicking on the link below:

College & Career Choices- 8th Grade PBL Science Symposium, UNC Morehead Planetarium, Chapel Hill, NC
Fly-In With Air Force African American Pilots, RDU Airport UPS Hanger, RTP, NC
Field Trip, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC

BRITE, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC

RMS Earth Day Event

Congratulations to RMS 8th graders Azion Hyman, Ashaunti Hyman, and Jennifer Navarette fotheir advancement to the North Carolina State Science and EngineeringFair (NCSEF). The students achieved 2nd Place in the Junior Biological Sciences division at the Northeast Regional Science and Engineering Fair held on February 20, 2016 on the campus of East Carolina University. Their project, "The Drug Effects of Sucrose and Caffeine on the Motility of Flatworms", advanced to compete at the NCSEF on Saturday,  April 2, 2016, on the campus of Meredith College  in Raleigh, NC. The project was a result of the students' work in the Science Education Against Drug Abuse Partnership (SEADAP) a research partnership with Martin County Schools, East Carolina University (Greenville, NC) and Temple University (Philadelphia, Pa.).

Learn more about SEADAP in the STEM Announcements section in the Announcements tab.


RMS River Guardians Participate in Environmental Symposium

8th Grade PBL

Students from Riverside Middle School made blankets for the staff and members of Williamston Fire Rescue EMS to give to victims and patients during emergencies to provide a form of comfort in their time of need. We would like to thank the students and staff of Riverside Middle School for their hard work and donation, not only to the department but to the community.

6th Grade PBL
The Egypt Experience
Death masks and chalk drawings of Egyptian deities created in 6th grade art classes.

The Institute for Ancient Egypt is planning to take its world-famous exhibit of ancient Egyptian artifacts on tour in the United States. Rather than visiting museums, the Institute is planning to go to schools across the United States. They have selected your school as their first stop and have requested that your class help develop a plan to be used as a model to present their exhibit in an exciting and educational way.

This project provides students with the opportunity to master historical content, to learn how to conduct research, and to build upon their language and critical thinking skills as they assist the "Institute" in planning, organizing, advertising, and presenting its exhibit. Students become "authorities" on ancient Egyptian history and culture as the engage in the activities throughout the project.

6th graders read the Newbery Honor Book, "The Egypt Game"

Our School Has Started a Chain Reaction of Compassion

A Special "Thank You" and "Kudos!" to the RMS PTA for managing and facilitating concessions for RMS Athletics, sponsorship of school dances and support for PBIS and PBL events.  "Working Together, We Make a Difference!"

Don't miss the 1st PTA Meeting!
September 20, 2016 at 7:00pm

Join PTA
Family membership $5.00

PTA Board Members for 2016 - 2017
President - Gary Manning
Vice President - Jody Bickerstaff
Treasurer - Lucy Taylor
Secretary - Hope Eure

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Click on the image below to connect to the NC STEM Center and learn more about the NC STEM Center and STEM engagement.

The Martin County School System does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, or national origin in admission to, access to, and treatment in its programs and activities.

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