RVMS Recognizes Student Achievement
Student birthdays are announced daily. Students whose names are read during morning announcements may come to the office for a birthday pencil and a pass to be first in the lunch line.
Caught You Being Good Notes
When a staff member sees a student doing a good deed or demonstrating good citizenship, the student can be presented with a Caught You Being Good note to take home and share with parents.
Positive Office Referrals
Staff members can refer a student to a grade level principal for demonstrating good behavior or accomplishing an individual achievement. A student who gets a Positive Office Referral will receive a certificate, a pencil with an RVMS pencil pennant, a positive phone call home, and/or the opportunity to move to the front of the lunch line for a day. The student is also recognized in the school newsletter, The Knightline.
Students of the Month
Each month all teams recognize students who exemplify academic achievement, attitude, responsibility, citizenship, effort, cooperation, honesty, and leadership. Twenty-one Students of the Month are presented with certificates at a continental breakfast held each month in their honor. The students' names are also published in the school newsletter and are displayed at school on the Student of the Month recognition board.
There are two Honor Rolls each quarter at RVMS: 3.0-3.499 and 3.50-4.0. The names of Honor Roll students are published in The Knightline and displayed at school on the Honor Roll recognition board.
Students who earn straight A's or who raise their grade point average by a minimum of .25 from one quarter to the next are given free pizza, soda, and prizes during lunch in the commons on designated Merlin Lunch days.
Students who earn all "ones" in conduct and effort for a quarter receive a coupon for a free ice cream treat in the RVMS commons at lunch.
Knights of the Round Table
Knights of the Round Table (KORT) is a prestigious honor at RVMS. Sixth graders or students who are new to RVMS who receive a 3.5 or higher grade point average for first and second quarter are designated Knights of the Round Table during at an annual ceremony. During the ceremony, students are "knighted" and receive a certificate and a grade level KORT pin. In order to remain members of KORT, students must maintain a 3.5 or better grade point average each quarter. KORT students are also announced in the school newsletter and are displayed at school on the KORT board.
Excalibur Team Awards and Special Awards
Excalibur Awards are core and encore awards presented to students who display an extraordinary effort in learning in his/her core classes. Students are selected for these awards based on commitment, perseverance, effort, and responsibility.
Special Awards are presented to students who place first in academic competitions, such as the school spelling bee or a math contest. Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders who earn Special Awards receive them at the Excalibur Awards ceremony.
Eighth Grade Promotion
At the end of each school year, eighth graders who are leaving RVMS are honored in an Eighth Grade Farewell Ceremony. During the ceremony each student’s name is announced and he/she is presented with an Eighth Grade Promotion certificate.
Award of Academic Excellence
Students who earn twelve quarters of straight A’s during their three middle school years at RVMS are recognized during the Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony, receive a plaque at the Ceremony, and have their names placed on the Award of Academic Excellence perpetual trophy at RVMS.