RFA Football opens up this Friday night against Nottingham HS (Kick off is set for 630pm) Please click here to watch their promo video. Come out and watch this team who's motto is "Relentless Pursuit." This team is stronger and faster and will be a force to reckon with this year. Bringing back the tradition is what they want to do and one of the traditions is Rome's amazing fan base.
In his opening day message to more than 700 Rome City School District employees, Superintendent, Jeffrey P. Simons urged staff to be ambassadors for the school district. He spoke about the anticipated growth of nanotechnology and how it will impact our district with people looking to relocate and move to the Rome area. "We all need to be advocates for our school district, Initial impressions matter, we need to roll out the welcome wagon," he said.
On Wednesday, August 26th the Marine Corps Recruiting station in Albany worked with the RFA Varsity Football team during its practice at the RFA Stadium. Marine Major Mastin Robeson, commanding officer, along with 6 fellow Marines spoke to the team before setting out on the field for drills.
On Monday, August 25th Superintendent of Schools, Jeff Simons had the opportunity to speak to new teachers at New Teacher Boot Camp. He discussed the importance of collaboration; professional development and growth; and professional conduct. "Teaching is a collaborative profession, so you need to rely on others to help you be successful... the best teachers are the best learners. The district offers significant professional development training not only through the mentoring program, Madison-Oneida BOCES and the Teacher Center but activities that we engage you in on Superintendent's Conference Day," said Simons.
The Rome City School District will be holding a Bus Safety Education Orientation for kindergarteners and parents/guardians on Tuesday, September 1st and Thursday, September 3rd from 3-5 p.m. The orientation is voluntary and will take place at the Clough/Early Childhood School - bus loop, 409 Bell Road.
Staff click on the graphic for the Superintendent's Days Conference Schedule.
Gator Camp is an early childhood initiative targeting students entering Kindergarten. It is designed around theme-based learning and introduces students to letter sounds, social skills, and pre writing through integrated sensory activities and music. The four-week camp brings students to Gansevoort two days a week to acclimate them to the school environment and day to day routine, giving them a heads up before the start of the school year.
The Rome City School District Athletic Department is launching a new program called, Three Sport Athlete. Michael Stamboly, Athletic Director for the District designed the new logo (shown on t-shirt). It represents a Triple Threat or 3 sport athlete.