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Young boy laying on a scooter collecting balls in a basket for a spirit assembly game (hungry hungry hippo)
RMS students playing guitar and singing
RMS mountain biking club in the forest
Students and teachers laying on scooters, collecting balls in a basket for a spirit assembly game (hungry hungry hippo)
RMS students cheering in the bleachers
RMS teacher playing a game
RMS choir preforming
Two teachers presenting at an assembly with students in the background
RMS mountain biking club in the forest
Teacher presenting at an assembly with students in the background
RMS students keeping score
RMS mountain biking club in the dessert

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RMS is a place where there are high expectations for all Cub Learners and Staff with support and accountability to reach them.

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sixth graders cooking

The sizzle in the pan was electrifying.

Brendan Larsen drizzled a mixture of soy sauce, sugar, and sriracha over a concoction of rice and fresh heating on a single electric burner. The wafting aromas immediately transformed the RMS Family and Consumer Science classroom into your favorite Chinese take-out restaurant.

“I love to cook,” explained the Rifle Middle School eighth-grader as his spoon expertly darts through the rice to keep it from burning and mixing all of the elements into the fried rice it will soon become. I help my dad every day with cooking. We like to cook many different things, like spaghetti and any type of meat, and I love making fried rice.”

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Garfield Re-2 school calendar

The Garfield Re-2 Board of Education approved the academic calendar for the 2024-25 school year during its March 13, 2024 meeting. The two-year adoption is similar to the current calendar.

School will begin for students in Garfield Re-2 schools—serving Rifle, Silt, and New Castle—on August 12. All staff will return on August 5, and new staff will report on July 29. Winter break will begin on December 23 and last until January 6, 2025. 

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Photo of School Board members as of November 2023

Garfield Re-2 School District student enrollment continues to increase, despite the State seeing the lowest overall PK-12 enrollment levels since 2013.

The District added 124 students or 2.66% over last year, continuing a steady increase in students following the 2020-21 low of 4,526 as the nation emerged from COVID restrictions and online learning. According to the Colorado Department of Education, Garfield Re-2 is one of 65 Districts reporting flat or increased student enrollment.

Read More about Garfield Re-2 bucks state trends: Student enrollment up nearly 3%

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RMS is an amazing place...

led by a wonderful principal who is calm, proactive, and diligent.

I feel as though my children are being well prepared...

for high school. Overall, it has been a great three years.

My child is doing extremely well...

in middle school compared to when she was in elementary school, academically.

The principal...

the teachers, the administration, the location, the students and staff are great.