Derek Swem, Director, Special Services Across the country, more than 8 million students are missing so many days of school that they are academically at risk. Chronic absence — missing 10 percent or more of school days due to absence for any reason—excused, unexcused absences and suspensions, can translate into students having difficulty learning to read by the third grade, achieving in middle school, and graduating from high school. (attendanceworks.org)
The district is currently recruiting substitute employees for the 2021/2022 school year. We are accepting applications for substitute teachers as well as our classified positions. If you know someone who would like to apply as a substitute employee, please feel free to forward this email or give them the URL to apply on Edjoin. Interested applicants may apply at https://www.edjoin.org/rimsd We are also currently seeking guest teachers for all grade levels and subjects. Apply at https://www.edjoin.org/rimsd Applicants should possess and be able to present the following documents: • Official Transcripts (unopened, sent from the university or college that conferred your degree) • Completion of CBEST • A valid credential, MS, SS, or Education Specialist preferred (minimum of a 30-day emergency substitute permit) • College seniors with at least 90 completed semester units may also inquire about emergency substitute permits • Tuberculosis Clearance (provided by your doctor) Come join our professional, courteous, and outstanding team of teachers who instruct and provide structure to our children with important skills and knowledge that will forever change their lives.
Dear Rim Family. It is with a great deal of sadness that I share that we have lost one of our beloved MPH staff members, Mr. Dean Powelson. Mr. Powelson was an amazing 6th-grade teacher at Mary Putnam Henck Intermediate School who unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2021. Funeral arrangements are unknown at this time. Mrs. Whiteside personally spoke with his family, who wanted to express their thanks for allowing their “Dino” to serve the students of our district. As well, they knew being a teacher was Mr. Powelson’s greatest honor. The family is immensely grateful for the love and support from his school and district family and friends. The passing of Mr. Powelson has and will continue to deeply affect the MPH and Rim Family. Mr. Powelson is remembered as being a genuine, kindhearted, and thoughtful individual. He truly cared for the students and the staff he worked with. While we know words are of little solace, our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed. If your child needs assistance during this difficult time, a counseling team is available in the MPH library, please feel free to let us know how we can support your student during this time.. Your child can also stop by the counseling office at any time to talk with staff. My thoughts are with Mr. Powelson’s family and the Rim Community during this difficult time. Michelle Murphy, Superintendent
Rim of the World High School’s successful 2021-2022 Back To School Night took place on Thursday, August 26th around the picturesque mountain football stadium. The untraditional spin on Back To School Night created a fun street fair styled event with clubs that sold refreshments, community organizations present with resources and handouts, and a local Taco Vendor that sold dinner to families and staff. Rather than going from period to period on a bell schedule to listen to teachers’ Back to School Night presentations, the casual meet and greet style event allowed for families to go from one department to the next to interact one-on-one with their various teachers. The teachers provided QR codes for their class syllabus or their Back to School Night presentation for families to look over. Community organizations present at the event included RHS PTSA, Rim Education Foundation, Soroptimist, Rim Family Services, and Mountain Counseling and Training. They shared with families the various programs and services they offer RHS students. In addition, Superintendent Murphy, Assistant Superintendent Beal, Director of Student Services Derek Swem, and Chief Business Official Jenny Haberlin all spent the evening talking with families and staff and celebrating the new school year. RHS is looking forward to another rewarding year and enjoyed spending the evening with the greater Fighting Scot Family!
David Nygren - Principal, Mountain High School School started at Mountain high school last week and we were so happy to see all the students in person and they are already hard at work. In addition, our muralist, Wes Abarca was honored by Senator Ochoa Bogh for his mural on our school building. It’s going to be a great school year!