Please join us in viewing the movie, "Race to Nowhere" on Wednesday, March 12th from 5:00 - 7:30.
A concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at the culture of hollow achievement and pressure to perform that has invaded America's schools. It is destroying our children's love of learning and feeding an epidemic of unprepared, disengaged, and unhealthy students.
This remarkable film shines a light on the price our kids pay for this "race to nowhere." Cheating is commonplace, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and ironically, young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.
Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried that students aren't developing the skills needed for the global economy, "Race to Nowhere" points to the silent epidemic running rampant in our schools.
"Race to Nowhere" is a call to families, educators, experts and policy makers to examine current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens in the 21st century.
Among many others, "Race to Nowhere" features Dr. Madeline Levine, author of the best-sellers, "The Price of Privilege" and "Teach Your Children Well", Dr. Deborah Stipek, former Dean of the Stanford School of Education, Dr. Kenneth Ginsuburg, and adolescent medicine specialist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Wendy Mogel, author of "The Blessing of a Skinned Knee" and "The Blessing of a B Minus", Denise Pope, author of "Doing School", and Sara Bennett, author of "The Case Against Homework".
Alternate Incoming 5th Grade Student/Parent Night
If you have a 6th grade student starting Rocky Top in fall 2014 but were unable to attend "Gearing up to be a Grizzly" on March 5th, you are welcome to join us for an abbreviated version on April 2nd, 3:00 - 4:00.
High School Registration and Open House
High school counselors visited Rocky Top on February 28th to begin the process of registration for high school with our 8th grade Grizzlies! Your student received registration forms and course lists at that time. Students were asked to complete the registration forms and return them to the high schools during Open House. Each high school will host an open house for incoming students during the times listed below:
(if your student has misplaced his/her registration information, please click on the links below to access another copy)
•Horizon High School,
•Legacy High School, -:
•Mountain Range High School, ,
•Northglenn STEM High School 8th grade Open House, March 3rd at 6pm
•Thornton High School 8th grade Open House, March 10th,
*For more information about Open House, please contact the high schools directly
**If you are not able to make it to the Open House, please have your student return completed registration forms to RTM's Counseling office by, , otherwise you will be responsible for getting completed forms to the high schools. **
Empty Bowl Project
Are you creative? Do you enjoy painting? Do you like giving back to your community? Click the link below to read about our empty bowl project and sign up for a time to come in and paint a bowl with your whole family!
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Rocky Top Middle School, please click on the link below and fill out the form.
For more information about volunteering in Adams 12, click here:
Order your yearbook!
It's the perfect time to order your 2013-14 Rocky Top Yearbook. This year's theme is Decade of Dominance.
Now through February 7th, you can order your yearbook for only $40! Click on the link below to order!
Priority Text Alerts
The Adams 12 Five Star School District has teamed up with SchoolMessenger to bring you Priority Text Alerts. To start receiving these alerts, simply text "Yes" to 68453. For more information, download the flyer:
We love sharing in the success of the students here at Rocky Top. If you have, or know of a student who has some cool news, please email it to us using the link below.
This month's MESA winners for the Newspaper Bridges! 6th Graders:Brooke Quintana, Buck Cole, Nathaniel Bigelow, Tristan Boh
CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL FOR YOUR INGENUITY, CREATIVITY AND PERSEVERANCE!
Click here to check out Grizzly Growler which highlights exceptional writers here at Rocky Top
Click here to read highlights of the Points of Pride for this year.