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Head of Lower School


Welcome to Rocky Mount Academy’s Lower School! There is a special spirit in our division where students are busy and engaged and have a warm relationship with their teachers and classmates. The recipe for our success begins with our dedicated faculty who set the bar high with both academics and behavior which feed into our school mission as we prepare for the challenges, opportunities, and responsibilities to be encountered in life and college.

We make it a priority to know each student well and to create classroom environments where every child is acknowledged and feels a safe sense of belonging. Within small classes, students receive the direct instruction and support they need to begin bridging the gap between their academic performance and potential. Our program places an emphasis on developmentally appropriate challenges that nurtures a sense of self-discipline, resilience, and confidence in our learners.
Our LS at RMA builds a supportive community in the classroom giving children the time and opportunity they need to practice important social skills. We promote student independence and ownership allowing children to make good choices. Our academic program is full of enrichment opportunities in fine arts, physical education and in Global Studies.

At RMA, we partner with families who have like goals and want their children to be loved and understood yet challenged and motivated. We integrate character education and responsibility to give back to our community.

I delight in watching our children transform into responsible citizens at RMA where they experience the foundation for all learning. Rocky Mount Academy is a special place to be, and we appreciate your interest in learning more about our school.

 

Martha Lancaster

Phone:  252-443-4126  Ext. 297
 
mlancaster@rmacademy.com

The mission of Rocky Mount Academy -- to prepare its students for the challenges, opportunities, and responsibilities that they will encounter in life and in college -- begins in Lower School.

 

The Lower School provides a solid and comprehensive foundation upon which students will build their futures.  A strong phonics-based language arts curriculum, hands-on math and science, and daily social studies instruction are the cornerstones of the Lower School program.

To enhance academic instruction and enrich the students' overall growth and development, enrichment courses are incorporated into their daily schedules. These courses include:  art, music, physical education (4 days per week), world languages and global studies, computer lab/technology, guidance, and library.

In addition, our Lower School students travel off campus for a variety of educational experiences throughout the year, and each year, guest speakers and visiting authors join us to share their work and experiences with the students.

Our experienced staff of 14 teachers and 4 assistants in grades Pre-K through 5 is committed to providing quality instruction to meet the needs of every child in Lower School. For students who need additional support to reach their academic goals, our Learning Skills Program offers students the opportunity for one-on-one or small group tutoring and enrichment. 

In Lower School, our commitment to our families is to provide a rich and thorough educational experience for students that will pave the way for success in meeting the challenges that lie ahead in school and beyond.

May 2022
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
AP Testing
May 2, 2022
CANCELLED: RMA GLF BY VA Away The Epiphany School (CIC Conference Tournament/ Senior Recognition)
May 2, 2022 |12:00 PM - 02:00 PM -

Facility: Taberna Country Club Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73993632 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Soc Gi JV Home Greenfield School
May 2, 2022 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74107533 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Sft Gi VA Away Community Christian School
May 2, 2022 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: Community Christian School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74691434 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Soc Gi VA Home Greenfield School (SENIOR NIGHT)
May 2, 2022 |05:30 PM - 07:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74485346 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

AP Testing
May 3, 2022
Time: TBA -CANCELLED: RMA Sft Gi VA Away Cape Fear Christian Academy
May 3, 2022

Facility: Cape Fear Christian Academy Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74152369 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

PO Meeting via Zoom
May 3, 2022 |09:00 AM - 10:00 AM -
CANCELLED: RMA Bas BY JV Home Burlington Day School
May 3, 2022 |03:30 PM - 05:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74204492 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Ten BY VA Away Thales Academy Apex
May 3, 2022 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: Ting Park Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74485067 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Bas BY VA Home Burlington Day School
May 3, 2022 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73973025 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

AP Testing
May 4, 2022
POSTPONED: RMA Sft Gi VA Home Arendell Parrott Academy
May 4, 2022 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74152371 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

CANCELLED: RMA Bas BY VA Home Arendell Parrott Academy
May 4, 2022 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73972376 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

AP Testing
May 5, 2022
Spring Arts Festival
May 5, 2022 |05:00 PM - 08:00 PM -
CANCELLED: RMA Soc Gi JV Home Friendship Christian School
May 5, 2022 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74107548 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Ten BY VA Away Faith Christian School
May 5, 2022 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: Faith Christian School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73816008 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Sft Gi VA Home Faith Christian School
May 5, 2022 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74152373 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Bas BY JV Away Faith Christian School
May 5, 2022 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: Faith Christian School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74204503 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Soc Gi VA Home Friendship Christian School
May 5, 2022 |05:30 PM - 07:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74106989 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Bas BY VA Home Faith Christian School (SENIOR NIGHT)
May 5, 2022 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73973027 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

AP Testing
May 6, 2022
RMA Soc Gi JV Home Faith Christian School
May 6, 2022 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74107560 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Soc Gi VA Home Faith Christian School
May 6, 2022 |05:30 PM - 07:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74106995 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

AP Testing
May 9, 2022
Booster Club Meeting
May 9, 2022 |05:30 PM - 06:30 PM -
AP Testing
May 10, 2022
Time: TBA -RMA Soc Gi VA Home OPEN (1st round of state play/RMA has a bye)
May 10, 2022

Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74107001 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

Time: TBA -RMA Bas BY VA Home OPEN (1st round NCISAA State Play/ RMA has a bye)
May 10, 2022

Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74731953 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

CANCELLED: RMA Sft Gi VA Home Arendell Parrott Academy
May 10, 2022 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74716644 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Sft Gi VA Away Faith Christian School (1st round NCISAA State Play)
May 10, 2022 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -

Facility: Faith Christian School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74731952 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

AP Testing
May 11, 2022
AP Testing
May 12, 2022
RMA Ten BY VA Home Trinity Academy of Raleigh (playing the winner of Fayetteville Academy vs Trinity Academy on 5/10)
May 12, 2022 |04:30 PM - 06:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74731969 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Soc Gi VA Home John Paul II Catholic High School (playing the winner of JPll vs Faith on 5/10)
May 12, 2022 |05:30 PM - 07:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74731951 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Bas BY VA Home Village Christian Academy (playing the winner of Village Christian vs Friendship Christian on 5/10)
May 12, 2022 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74731949 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

AP Testing
May 13, 2022
8th Grade Luncheon
May 13, 2022 |11:00 AM - 12:00 PM -
MS Awards Ceremony
May 13, 2022 |01:15 PM - 02:15 PM -
EC Play at RMA
May 13, 2022 |06:00 PM - 07:00 PM -
RMA Bas BY VA Home Caldwell Academy (quarterfinals of state play)
May 14, 2022 |11:00 AM - 01:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74755419 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Soc Gi VA Home Burlington Christian Academy (NCISAA Quarterfinals)
May 14, 2022 |01:00 PM - 03:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74755433 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Ten BY VA Home Westchester Country Day School (NCISAA Quarterfinals at higher seed)
May 16, 2022 |02:00 PM - 04:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74755432 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Ten BY VA Home Davidson Day School (NCISAA SEMIFINALS)
May 17, 2022 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74767908 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Sft Gi VA Away Freedom Christian Academy (NCISAA SEMIFINALS)
May 17, 2022 |04:30 PM - 06:30 PM -

Facility: Freedom Christian Academy Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74744208 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Soc Gi VA Home Hickory Christian Academy (NCISAA SEMIFINALS)
May 17, 2022 |05:30 PM - 07:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74763774 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Bas BY VA Away Burlington Day School (NCISAA SEMIFINALS)
May 17, 2022 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Facility: Eastern Guilford Field Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74763779 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

8th Grade Mystery Dinner
May 18, 2022 |06:00 PM - 07:00 PM -
MS Dance
May 20, 2022 |07:30 PM - 09:30 PM -
RMA Sft Gi VA Away Wayne Christian School (NCISAA GAME 1 CHAMPIONSHIP)
May 20, 2022 |05:00 PM - 07:00 PM -

Facility: Wayne Christian School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74780926 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Ten BY VA Away Gaston Day School (Division III NCISAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP)
May 21, 2022 |10:00 AM - 12:00 PM -

Facility: Faith Christian School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74780936 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Sft Gi VA Away Wayne Christian School (GAME 2 of NCISAA CHAMPIONSHIP)
May 21, 2022 |04:30 PM - 06:30 PM -

Facility: Wayne Christian School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74780930 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

RMA Sft Gi VA Away Wayne Christian School (FINAL GAME IF NEEDED)
May 21, 2022 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -

Facility: Wayne Christian School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/74780934 for more information! \n\nClick here to watch this event live!

Baccalaureate @ FUMC
May 22, 2022 |04:00 PM - 05:00 PM -
D Block Exams
May 23, 2022 |10:30 AM - 12:30 PM -
C Block Exams
May 24, 2022 |08:00 AM - 10:00 AM -
F Block Exams
May 24, 2022 |10:30 AM - 12:30 PM -
B Block Exams
May 25, 2022 |08:00 AM - 10:00 AM -
Kindergarten Graduation
May 25, 2022 |10:00 AM - 11:00 AM -
A Block Exams
May 25, 2022 |10:30 AM - 12:30 PM -
Graduation- NCWC Dunn Center
May 27, 2022 |11:00 AM - 12:00 AM -