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Student Services

A variety of support services are offered to students and their families at Rosemount Middle School. These services include individual and group counseling, academic assistance, testing administration and interpretation, as well as any other form of assistance that will help make student experiences at the middle school successful throughout the years. The student services staff is made up of two counselors, one psychologist, school nurse and the administration. You may set up appointments with these people through the main office.

Following are some of the services provided for the students at Rosemount Middle School:

  • Individual Counseling Appointments
  • Support Groups
  • Newcomers Group
  • Child Study Process
  • Reinforcement and Recognition of Positive Academic Achievement
  • Academic Help

  • Counselors

    Our counseling staff committment to the whole-child experience here at RMS. Kiel DesJarlais and Betsy Rose, our counselors, have various resources posted for both students and parents on their MOODLE course page.

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  • School Nurse

    The Health Office at Rosemount Middle School is staffed by Robin Schmitz, Licensed School Nurse. Mrs. Schmitz is committed to working with students, families, and staff to promote optimal health and academic success for all students. Office hours are from 7:45 am to 3:15 pm on all days students are in school. Services offered in the health office include in-school care management for chronic and acute health conditions, assistance with medication administration and health care procedures, vision, hearing, and growth and development screenings, first aid, and communicable disease prevention and intervention.

    You can also visit the district health page for more information.

  • Gifted and Talented

    RMS is dedicated to developing a GT program that suits the needs of all learners through a combination of clustered groupings, advanced/accelerated course work and individual talent development. Through these opportunities we strive to provide a rigorous, engaging and motivating experience for our students at RMS. Please feel free to contact Tiffany Kienitz for more information.
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  • Speech Services

    Speech-Language Pathologist: A specialist sometimes called a speech clinician, speech therapist, or speech pathologist with a role to assess, diagnose, treat and help prevent speech, language, social-communication, voice, fluency and other related disorders.

    Speech pathologists usually have an M.A., M.S. or Ph.D. in their specialty, as well as a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) earned by working under supervision. The state of MN requires a state license. What does a Speech Pathologist do: A speech-language pathologist works with a full range of communication disorders including the following:

    • Evaluate and diagnose speech, language, cognitive-communication and disorders.
    • Treat speech, language, cognitive-communication and social-communication deficits in individuals of all levels, utilizing an individualized plan with both long-term goals and short-term objectives established for each individual's needs.
    • Direct or in-direct service delivery models may be provided individually or within groups, depending upon the setting and individual's diagnosis and needs.

    Speech-language pathologists often work as part of a "team", which may include special education teachers, audiologists, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, physical therapists and administrators.

    In general the focus of typical school based speech or language therapy services include:

    • Articulation
    • Voice
    • Fluency
    • Receptive (understanding of language)
    • Expressive (expressing thoughts/ideas)
    • Pragmatic (social skills including self-advocacy)
  • Programs

    YMSYMO: You Miss School - You Miss Out
    In order to encourage students to attend school and maximize learning, Rosemount Middle School has implemented a program called "You Miss School - You Miss Out."

    Students are recognized in the following manner for attending school regularly:
    Weekly: Perfect attendance in any homebase group for a five day week will result in treats being served to all students in that group.
    Yearly: Perfect attendance by any student for the year will make that student eligible for prize drawings.

    Our YMSYMO program is funded through a grant from Dakota County to increase student attendance in school. Our aim at Rosemount Middle School is to promote and reward outstanding attendance. Help students build self- esteem, teach responsibility and demonstrate to students that they are in a safe, positive school environment.

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    Presidential Academic / Fitness Award
    This is a national award given to eighth graders in the spring of their final year. Students who receive this award must have a cumulative score above the 85th percentile on their National Standardized Achievement Test and have maintained an "A-" average during their three years in middle school. This is an award that signifies much effort on the part of students and they deserve congratulations. Students who qualify for the Presidential Academic Fitness Award receive a signed certificate from the President of the United States.

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  • Student of the Month (SOTM)
    Each month students are selected by grade level from each of our educational departments to receive "Student of the Month" honors. Student of the month awards are given to students on the basis of the following criteria:

    • Has shown ability to take responsibility
    • Is working up to their capability
    • Has shown a marked improvement in work in that particular class
    • Has demonstrated a positive attitude toward the class and fellow students
    All students achieving this award will have their name announced over the intercom, will have their picture taken and posted in the display case, and will receive an award certificate. This award reflects hard work and positive contribution to our school environment.

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