July 25, 2023

Dear Middle-Level Colleague,

It is time to take advantage of your 2022-2023 RIMLE Institutional membership!  As you begin a new school year, it is important that ties are maintained with your middle-level professional organization.  We look forward to welcoming all middle schools in RI and we hope that if you were unable to join us last year you will be able to join us this year!

Membership in this exclusively middle-level organization allows us to advocate for and support all of you on issues that impact the young adolescent.  RIMLE looks to assist you in your staff development efforts that focus on a school culture that enhances the achievement of all students, and closes opportunity gaps.  We will continue to provide professional learning and networking opportunities as demonstrated by our:

The Scholar Leader Dinner will be held in May, 2023.  The Scholar Leader Award Program recognizes two students from participating schools for their leadership, community spirit, and academic achievement. (Please note, the cost of the event for the students being honored as scholar leaders will be paid by the Rhode Island Middle Level Educators and the New England League of Middle Schools as long as the school is a member of one of the organizations.)

Our RIMLE Middle-Level Awards that recognize our members - a “Promising Practitioner,” the “Team that Makes a Difference,” and “Distinguished Middle-Level Educator”.

Our RIMLE Update on our website that brings news and items of educational interest to middle-level educators. These regular “RIMLE Updates” also include notations from the Commissioner’s Weekly Field Memo.  www.rimle.net

Our networking opportunities may include:

Middle-Level Educator and Membership Meetings held throughout the year and professional development opportunities for those that work with young adolescents.

Access to professional development activities through our collaborative partners.

*For schools with less than ten middle-level staff members, usually private schools with a middle-level program, we offer a special opportunity to become institutional members for the low cost of $20 per middle-level educator at the school. To take advantage of this opportunity, you will need to list the names of your staff and their email addresses on the enclosed membership form/invoice.

Individual Memberships are also available for $35.00. Please be sure to include your name and email address on the membership form/invoice.

We look forward to having you join us this year as we focus on middle-level practice as a support for our young adolescents as they develop academically, socially and emotionally, and participate in our programs promoting the fine work done by middle-level educators in RI.

Thank you!