posted Mar 1, 2018, 1:43 PM by Cynthia Torres

"Hello Royal Palm and Cardinal Academy families and friends! Please join us for Curriculum Night on Wednesday, March 7th from 5:30 to 7:30 at Royal Palm Middle School.  This event is designed to be a fun and informative evening for parents, students and family members to move freely about the campus and participate in demonstrations and see examples of what we do at Royal Palm and Cardinals Academy.  We will be serving free pizza and bottled water until supplies run out...Get there early and make sure that your student gets a "Passport" to collect stamps from each exhibit to qualify for prizes.  Free pizza, free fun and a good luck at all the happenings at RP.   Wednesday, March 7th, from 5:30 to 7:30....Be there!


This event is also serving as a springboard to an off campus event on Saturday, March 10th at the 19North Conference area which is located on 19th Avenue and Northern in the Albertson's Shopping Center from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  On that evening, there will be live music, displays, food and ice cream trucks all in support of the many things that we offer at Royal Palm.  Let's call it a Royal Palm Road Show.  This is our valued connection with our educational support partner 19North, coming to life.  They have been kind enough to grant us access to their conference area to show our stuff.   


Come to Curriculum night Wednesday, March 7th From 5:30 to 7:30!  Come to 19North Night on Saturday, March 10th from 5:00 to 8:00.....Support our kids, support our school, support our community!  We look forward to seeing you at both events."  


Royal Palm and Cardinal Academy Community Members

posted Feb 23, 2018, 8:22 AM by Cynthia Torres


Please help us in welcoming two new members to our teaching staff.  Taking over our 7th Grade Sciences classes is Mr. Mitchell Moes and we have also added an Academic Interventionist, Ms. Tabitha Swiger.


Mr. Moes has jumped right in and is doing a great job of getting to know his students and he is assimilating nicely to our campus family.  Welcome Mr. Moes!


Ms. Tabitha Swiger joins us as an Academic Interventionist.  Essentially, she will be working with our teaching staff to identify students who need additional assistance in ELA and/or Math and then helping them improve in targeted areas. Welcome Ms. Swiger! 


We are pleased to have each of these individuals join the family.  You can meet them in person on Wednesday, March 7th from 5:30 to 7:30 during our CURRICULUM NIGHT! 

Curriculum Night

posted Feb 20, 2018, 11:21 AM by Cynthia Torres

Curriculum Night at Royal Palm will be March 7th 5:30-7:30 p.m.

High School Registrations

posted Jan 26, 2018, 2:57 PM by Cynthia Torres

Attention all 8th grade parents;

All registration paperwork needs to be filled out completely with all required documents the high school is requesting and returned on Monday, January 29th. We included a copy of your child’s birth certificate and shot records, you will need to provide current proof of residence.  All high schools are a different district and students do not automatically roll over into their systems, along with any information.  Counselors from Sunnyslope, and Cortez will be at Royal Palm Middle School on Monday, January 29th in the library during school hours to collect and register all eighth grade students.  Any students who live outside of these school boundaries will need to go to the high school in their home area and pick up a registration packet.  All students must first register at the school in their attendance area in order to request a variance to another high school.

Any students seeking a variance to another high school will still need to bring in their registration paperwork for their homeschool so that he or she can be registered and their variance request can be processed in a timely manner. 

Please have your student in attendance so that he or she can be registered for high school.  Any students absent or who live outside of these high school attendance area will need to register at the high school after January 29th.  To double check your child attendance boundaries, please check out the high school website at:

Wednesday Detention Program

posted Dec 20, 2017, 12:05 PM by Cynthia Torres   [ updated Dec 20, 2017, 12:40 PM ]


Dear Parents/Guardians:

As we have continued to roll out our PBIS behavior program, The Raider Way, which emphasizes recognizing students for positive behavior choices and offers incentives for students to do the right thing we are seeing an overall improvement in student behavior on campus.  There are, however, still some students who have difficulty making good choices. 

In response, we are adding another layer of consequence to assist students in making better choices.  Beginning the week of January 15, 2018, we will be utilizing an afterschool detention program.  This will take place on early release Wednesdays.  This means that students will be required to stay afterschool from 1:45 p.m. until the late buses, which arrive at approximately 3:10 p.m.

Before a student can serve an afterschool detention, parents will be informed of the date and time and will be asked to sign a form indicating whether the child will be walking home, riding the late bus, or having a parent pick them up from school.  That form will be sent home with the child at least three days in advance of the assigned detention date.

Again, this is not something that we wanted to have happen, but certain repetitive behaviors have caused the need for this action.  Adding after school detention also allows us to intervene before a student is suspended in school causing him/her to miss valuable instructional time.  During the detention time, students will be allowed and encouraged to complete schoolwork that they may be needing to submit to their teachers.  This will be an opportunity for additional academic support. 

If you should have any questions, please contact us at 602-347-3200.


Will Ambos

Estimados padres / tutores:
A medida que hemos continuado implementando nuestro programa de comportamiento PBIS, The Raider Way, que enfatiza el reconocimiento de los estudiantes para las elecciones de comportamiento positivo y ofrece incentivos para que los estudiantes hagan lo correcto, estamos viendo una mejora general en el comportamiento de los estudiantes en la escuela. Sin embargo, todavía hay algunos estudiantes que tienen dificultades para tomar buenas decisiones.
En respuesta, estamos agregando otra capa de consecuencias para ayudar a los estudiantes a tomar mejores decisiones. A partir de la semana del 15 de enero de 2018, utilizaremos un programa de detención después de la escuela. Esto tendrá lugar los miércoles de lanzamiento temprano. Esto significa que los estudiantes deberán permanecer después de la escuela de 1:45 p.m. hasta los últimos autobuses, que llegan aproximadamente a las 3:10 p.m.
Antes de que un alumno pueda cumplir una detención después de la escuela, se informará a los padres de la fecha y hora y se les pedirá que firmen un formulario que indique si el niño caminará a casa, viajará en el autobús retrasado o si los padres los recogerán de la escuela. Ese formulario se enviará a casa con el niño al menos tres días antes de la fecha de detención asignada.
Nuevamente, esto no es algo que quisiéramos que sucediera, pero ciertos comportamientos repetitivos han causado la necesidad de esta acción. Agregar detención después de la escuela también nos permite intervenir antes de que un estudiante sea suspendido en la escuela, lo que ocasiona que pierda un valioso tiempo de instrucción. Durante el tiempo de detención, a los estudiantes se les permitirá y alentará a completar el trabajo escolar que pueden necesitar presentar a sus maestros. Esta será una oportunidad para apoyo académico adicional.
Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con nosotros al 602-347-3200.

Will Ambos


posted Dec 14, 2017, 9:30 AM by Cynthia Torres



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Choral Program Thursday, Dec 14th

posted Dec 11, 2017, 10:42 AM by Cynthia Torres

The Combined Choirs


Royal Palm Middle School




Scenes from Winter Celebrations


There will also be a Sing Along where the audience will join in singing with the choir!!  Student Council will be selling hot chocolate and cookies….Come one, come all to a very special event!!

Accele"raider" and Anchor Awards

posted Dec 11, 2017, 9:26 AM by Cynthia Torres   [ updated Dec 11, 2017, 9:30 AM ]

Accele"raider" and Anchor Awards go to....

Kathy Gupton-8th Grade Math

Cynthia Torres- Office Manager

Student Profile Updates

posted Nov 17, 2017, 10:33 AM by Cynthia Torres


Good Evening Raiders and Cardinals….

On Friday, November 17th , your student should have brought home a Student Profile form…We are asking that you take a look at it and make any changes that may have occurred in regard to addresses, phone numbers and emergency contacts…If there are changes, please write them in and sign the document.   If no changes are needed, and everything is current, please still sign the document.  We ask that you have your student return the signed document, whether any changes were made or not, by Wednesday, Nov. 22.  This will let us know that you have reviewed the document and acknowledged that everything is updated. 

Thank you for your assistance on these very important pieces of information.


Buenas tardes Raiders y Cardenales ...

El viernes, 17 de Noviembre, su hijo/a debería haber llevado a casa un formulario de perfil estudiantil ... Le pedimos que lo revise y haga los cambios que puedan haber ocurrido con respecto a direcciones, números de teléfono y contactos de emergencia ... Si hay cambios , escríba los nuevos detalles y firme el documento. Si no se necesitan cambios, y todo está actualizado, aún así firme el documento. Le pedimos que su hijo/a devuelva el documento firmado, independientemente de si se realizaron cambios o no, antes del miércoles, 22 de Noviembre. Esto nos informará que ha revisado el documento y ha reconocido que todo está actualizado.

Gracias por su ayuda en estos datos tan importantes.



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