August 10, 2019

 Magnet Families!


Mark your calendars! Our Annual Family Tailgate Party will take place Friday, August 30th before the first RCHS home football game!  We will have Field Day events from 3:15 pm – 5:00 pm and Tailgate will take place from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Please see the attached flyers and we look forward to seeing everyone there!  
  • The Magnet Fund will be collecting the following items for the tailgate raffle baskets and ask each family to contribute an item for their grade level's theme below. Please drop off items in the front office no later than Friday August 23rd. See flyer for more information! 
    • 9th Grade- Gift Card Basket

    • 10th grade- Geek Basket

    • 11th grade- Pampering Basket

    • 12th grade- Movie Basket

  • Parent Volunteers are needed for tailgate to help decorate, serve, collect money, and put together baskets. See attached flyer for more info! 
Thank you 12th grade parents & students for a great senior meeting on Thursday! Remember our College Readiness Retreat is this Friday, August 16th starting at 11:15am. See the email from Mrs. Lewin for more details and the packing list. 

We are aiming for 100% participating in our 9th Grade Parent & Student Meeting on September 5th from 6-7:30pm. This meeting will be a series of rotating small group workshops. Our faculty will be leading parent workshops to help you understand the Magnet curriculum and how to best support your student at home. Our Peer Mentors will be leading skill-based student workshops to help each 9th grader leave with more tools for success. 
Ava Bailey, Courtney Melvin, and Mackenzie Kennelly have done a wonderful job representing RMSST at the Japan Super Science High School Fair this week. We look forward to hearing about their adventures as they and Ms. Seagraves return home. 
Congratulations! RMSST has been accepted to present 4 sessions at the Georgia STEM Professional Learning Conference held in Athens this October! Congratulations to  Lauren Lewin, Tiffany McLymore, Amanda Baskett, and Kimberly Wisnewski who will be presenting great programs from RMSST to other schools across the state. 
Key Upcoming Dates to Mark on Your Calendars: 

  • 8/13- RCHS Senior Parent Night, 6:30-8pm (meet w/ RCHS admin & teachers)
  • 8/16- College Readiness Retreat (CRR) Starts @ 11:15am
  • 8/17- CRR Pick-up @7am (at Johnson Park)
  • 8/20- RCHS 9th Grade Parent Night, 5:30-7pm (meet w/ RCHS admin & teachers)
  • 8/27- RCHS 10th & 11th Parent Night, 5:30 - 7pm (meet w/ RCHS admin & teachers)
  • 8/30- Magnet Field Day & Tailgate, 3:15pm-7pm 
  • 9/5- Magnet 9th Grade Parent & Student Workshops 

As our 5th annual Alumni Speakers Week comes to a close I want to say a special thank you to all of the teachers, current students, and certainly the alumni who participated! We had 28 alumni visit campus across the week. They gave over 45 presentations to students about how hard work at Magnet opens up opportunities for college and career. From veterinarians to environmental engineers, our current students were exposed to exciting careers from students who were in their very desks not that long ago. Parents, please ask your students if they had a chance to hear from an alumni and what they learned.  

Have a great weekend and thank you for your continued support! 



Mrs. Baskett


Amanda Dyann Baskett
Director, Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology
Phone: 770-483-8737, ext.29110