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Students in the seventh grade Panther Time classes have been working on team building skills since school started.  As a final activity, we are taking the students to the Manitoqua Outdoor Education Center for a day of additional team building activities.  The outdoor setting is an ideal place to reinforce ideas taught in the classroom through a hands-on approach.  We will strive to make the students’ visit a fulfilling, thought-provoking, educational and fun experience.


Students will be attending Camp Manitoqua with their Panther Time groups on one of two days - either Monday, September 18, or Tuesday, September 19th.  Students and faculty will depart from Reed-Custer Middle school between 7:50 – 8:00 A.M.  ALL students need to bring a sack lunch on the day of the trip.  Students may also want to also bring snacks, water, sunscreen or bug spray. 


While at Camp Manitoqua, students will have an opportunity step out of their comfort zone and try rock wall climbing, zip-lining, the high ropes course, and the team building “initiatives”. 


Students will arrive back at Reed-Custer Middle School in time for normal dismissal at 3:00. 


In order to attend the Manitoqua Outdoor Education Center, students must return four signed papers:   a permission slip, the completed medical form, the Adventure Zone release form, and the signed statement of conduct.  Please include a check for $20.00 made payable to Reed-Custer Middle School.  Please make certain that the check and all signed documents are returned to your Panther Time teacher by Friday, September 8, 2016.


Students must maintain their eligibility for the Manitoqua trip by exhibiting proper behavior at all times.  We will be monitoring the students’ behavior beginning on August 21st.  If the student experiences three incidents of misbehavior, he or she will be disqualified from the trip.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the seventh grade team or Mr. Trager.


Sep 23 ILMEA Auditions

Sep 27 Morris Cornfest Parade Rehearsal

Oct 01 RCMS Marching Panthers perform in Morris Corn Festival Parade

Oct 05 Music Booster Meeting

Oct 06 Eighth Grade Marching Panthers perform with RCHS Marching Comets

Oct 08 Teen Read Week

Oct 09 No School

Oct 11 Picture Retakes/Eighth Grade Group Picture

Oct 12 Academic Booster Meeting

Oct 12 Fall Band/Choral Concert

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