Message to families
Students at Royal Oak were treated to a celebrity guest artist on October 22nd.
Art teacher, Jennifer Shaw, recruited Disney animator, Floyd Norman, to speak to her students about animation.
Mr. Norman is an animator, writer, and comic book artist. According to Wikipedia, over the course of his career, he has worked for a number of animation companies, among them Walt Disney Animation Studios, Hanna-Barbera Productions, Ruby-Spears, Film Roman and Pixar.
He has worked on famous films including Sleeping Beauty, The Sword in the Stone, The Jungle Book, Mary Poppins, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Toy Story 2 and Monsters, Inc.
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Former Thespian Vice president, Christie Carino, and incoming President Julien Mireles spoke to the board about the several accomplishments the ROMS Thespian Club and Drama Department had during the 2014-2015 year. The highlights include:
·Hosting 1500 students from 50 schools for the Fall Drama Teachers Association of Southern California (DTASC) festival.
·Receiving 9 awards, and 7th place overall at the festival.
·Reviving the Children’s theater program and performing for all 4th graders in the district.
· Initiating 32 members into the International Thespian Society
·Having 11 members of the Thespian Society earn Scholar recognitions (maintaining a 3.5 GPA), and 5 members earn Five Star Thespian status, meaning they’d logged over 300 hours of excellent work within 2 years at ROMS.
·Selling out performances for the spring musical, The Drowsy Chaperone.
· Earning 10 nominations and 3 awards for our musical from the National Youth Arts Awards.
It was a great and busy year, and the ROMS Thespians were happy to share their accomplishments with the COUSD Board.
Message to families
Royal Oak Middle School is an outstanding school for students in grades 7-8. The school offers STEM class that include Project Lead the Way Automation and Robotics and Design and Modeling. ROMS has a great TV/media program, award winning visual and performing arts, and outstanding life skills classes. ROMS is one of the only public middle schools in the area that participates in the regional and state History Day and Science Fair competitions. Their school library is very inviting. Their ASB is very active. ROMS offers many after school athletic programs that compete with area schools. ROMS has very dedicated teachers, support staff, and administrators.