Thursday, December 8 is the Winter Showcase for the Fine Arts. Doors open at 5:30 and the show begins at 6 PM. Enjoy performances by Choir, Drama and Dance, visual arts by Art and Stagecraft and a student store presented by Career Tech! Check out the REC Shop website, student designed!
2022 marks the first time THE RECMS Band has played in the Light Up Downtown Youngstown parade! We were the only stand-alone middle school band there! The event was well attended and the kids had a lot of fun participating in the parade by either playing in the band, passing out candy and REC pamphlets or chanting, "Here we go Tigers, Here we go!"
Until next year...GOOOO Tigers!
On Sunday, November 20, 2022, eleven students went to represent Rayen Early College Middle School at Ohio's Statehouse in Columbus. Scholars had the opportunity to write their own bills and go through the entire bill passing process with other Ohio Schools. RECMS took 6 pieces of legislation and Quenci Duckworth represented the 2022 Lt. Governor.
Scholars present and defend/debate the legislation with other Ohio schools in the Statehouse where they're permitted to use committee rooms & the Senate/House chambers. Ohio has 33 Senators and 99 Representatives that use these rooms and sit in the very seats scholars used.
O'Tayveon Green was selected to sing, The National Anthem, a cappella, to kick off the event. This was his first time singing solo in front of a crowd and he was spectacular!
Porter Wilson's bill on schools providing a clothing stipend for low-income students was 1 of 4 pieces signed by the student Governor. He had a tough debate and did it alone!
Special Awards were given to:
Jenna Kent - Outstanding Senator &
O'Tayveon Green - Outstanding Delegate
RECMS ran for 3 offices and won them ALL!!! The 2023 winning officers are:
Taelynn Davis-Speaker of the House
Meliyah Edwards-President of the Senate
Congratulations Yanuelis! You're the lucky winner of a brand new sewing machine and starter kit! We cannot wait to see the things you will create! Perhaps you will be able to help with some costume design for our Spring production of The Lion King Jr.
Thank you to all our sewing applicants for taking the time to write or record a response. Your words were heartfelt and we loved reading about your passion for learning something new or keeping family traditions alive.
We gave out over 200 turkeys and had exactly enough! That was crazy! We had big donors such as RECMS Middle School parent, Miguel Rojas Nueva's, who donated 30 turkeys, John and Jackie French who donated 25 and Jimmy Venerosa who donated 6 WalMart Gift cards! Dr. Freeman, Mr. Matlock and Stacy Quinones helped to pass out turkeys! We even have additional gift cards to kick off our Santa's Workshop!
Today (11/11/22), Mr. Gregory and myself had the pleasure of taking our 8th grade choir and theater classes to see La Boheme! Wow! What an amazing show it was! We got to follow the story of Rodolpho and Marcello as they found new love, renewed love and dealt with heartbreak! A show sung in Italian may seem like a tough obstacle to overcome, but our scholars loved the show! Many of our scholars were so moved by the performance that they were crying or on the verge of tears at the end! I want to thank everyone that helped make this trip possible. I believe it is an experience that the scholars will be able to cherish, and that they can move forward with an even better understanding of the Arts!
Career Tech scholars learned how to sew, creating doggy bandanas to donate to a local animal shelter to give to pets upon adoption. All bandanas were made with LOVE!