RMA Middle School News

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2023-2024 Information

Veterans Day Holiday

The Veterans Day holiday will be observed on Friday, November 10. School will be closed for students and staff.

Order the 2023-2024 Yearbook

Guarantee that you will have a copy of the 2023-2024 Yearbook. Preorder the 2023-2024 Yearbook online today! 

Food Drive - November 13 to 20

November 13-21 is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. We need your help to stock the shelves at our local food pantry. All three of River Mill Honor Society groups (NEHS, NJHS, and NHS) will be involved in the collection of items. All donations will be sent to DreamAlign Ministries right here in the community of Graham. This is a great opportunity to teach your children that everyone does not have the luxury of having food to eat. This holiday season, give the gift of food to someone in need. All items are due in by Monday, November 20. Please send non-perishable items to the front office. (see below for a list of the Top 10 needs)   

  • Canned Protein (tuna, chicken, salmon, etc.)
  • Ravioli, Beefaroni, Spaghetti O’s, etc.
  • Pasta, Macaroni & Cheese, Instant Potatoes
  • Canned Soups
  • Oatmeal and Cereals
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Tomato and Pasta Sauces
  • Canned Fruits and Vegetables
  • Juices
  • Toiletries (deodorant, soap, toothpaste, etc.)

Any help you can provide will assure that the community and surrounding areas of Alamance County have food for the upcoming holiday season. Thank you for always going above and beyond to give back. For any questions, please contact Jenny Rudd at [email protected] or Ashley Rocha at [email protected].

Thanksgiving Holiday - November 22-24

There will be no school for students or staff on Wednesday, November 22 through Friday, November 24 in observance of Thanksgiving. We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday.


 Registration Packet Forms were due by Friday, August 18

Students were given a "back to school" packet of materials at the Open House or their first day of class. Included in the packet are several forms that the school must collect each year - such as emergency contact information, proof of residence, medical information, etc. Please complete these forms as soon as possible. If you have not already returned the packet with completed forms, please do so as soon as possible. 

The After School Care Program is Full

The After School Care Program is currently full. If you would like to have your child(ren) added to the waiting list, please email Angela Upchurch at [email protected]. You will be contacted in the event that space becomes available.

Lunch Orders

River Mill Academy has partnered with Danny's Cafe and Pizza Hut to provide hot lunch choices for students. The lunch price is $4.50 for all grade levels.   Lunches must be pre-ordered at www.MySchoolAccount.com. Orders must be placed before midnight Thursday for the following week. Instructions on setting up an online account were included in the welcome letter mailed to new students. The  lunch menu and and additional information can be found on the RMA website under Resources - Lunch Menu. 

Students are welcome to bring a lunch from home. No fast food deliveries will be accepted. 

Coaches Wanted

River Mill Academy is looking for coaches for the following sports:

  • Middle School Cheer
  • Middle School Baseball
  • Varsity Girls Basketball
  • Varsity Baseball

Please contact R. Clay Jones and Jamie Russell at [email protected] if interested.


Pay School Fees Online

For parents who would prefer to pay school fees online, River Mill Academy has partnered with Online School Payments (OSP) to offer a convenient way for parents to pay for school fees online using a credit card. Both the PE Fee and Laptop Insurance may be purchased online.


Jaguar Athletics Website

Be sure to bookmark the new athletic website for all RMA sports. You can keep up with game schedules, practices, last-minute cancellations, and much more. Don't forget to sign up for Dragonfly Max to receive notifications and to be able to upload required documents for all athletes.




*Students will be given a calculator to use in class. Classroom calculators cannot be taken home.

• 2 Binders (one for ELA and one for Social Studies)

• Sheet protectors

• Dividers

• Lined notebook paper (wide or college ruled)

• 2 Composition (not spiral) notebooks (wide or college ruled) one for Science and one for Math

• Pencil pouch

• Pencils/extra lead or handheld sharpener

• Pens (multiple colors)

• Highlighters

• Colored pencils or markers

• Clear tape

HOMEROOM SUPPLIES (Please bring these supplies to the homeroom teacher.)

• Expo markers

• Facial tissues

• Paper towels

• Clorox® wipes

• Band-aids

• Pencils

• Pencil top erasers

• Lined paper

• White copy paper

Wish List

white and colored cardstock, thermal laminating sheets, white out 


• 1 Box Crayola® Basics markers (8 or 12-count) regular size (no fine points)

• 1 Box Crayola® or Prang® colored pencils (12 or more colors)

• 1 Box Crayola® or Prang® watercolors (8-color semi-moist cakes)

• 2 Elmer’s® glue sticks

• 1 Pair scissors

• 1 Package #2 pencils, sharpened (at least 10)

• 1 Large rubber eraser

• 1 Package Sharpie® permanent markers fine point (5 to 8 colors)

• 3 Black Sharpie® black permanent markers

• 1 Large fabric art bag with zipper closure or heavy-duty plastic bag

• 1 Paper or plastic folder with pockets to store artwork and class notes

• Sketchbook (5.5” x 8.5” or larger, preferably 8.5” x 11”) These can be purchased at Five Below for $5


No separate supplies are required; however, donations of the following items are appreciated.

• Clorox wipes

• Paper towels

• Cardstock

• Any item from Amazon list “Clifton Classroom 2023-2024” to help students with projects, posters, classwork, etc.


• 1 plastic folder with pockets

• Pencils