Welcome to Ramsey Middle School

Ramsey Middle School is an innovative, academically challenging environment that empowers each learner to explore possibilities, act with integrity, and create positive change within one's community and the world.

7th and 8th Grade Boys & Girls Basketball

7th and 8th grade boys and girls basketball starts 11/30, from 4 to 6 pm.Boys will practice in the Ramsey upper gym, and girls will practice in the Ramsey lower gym.

Practice will be every Wednesday and Friday, 4 pm - 6 pm, with no practice during winter break. Transportation is not provided for practice. Please pick students up by 6 pm.

Contact Akua Kennedy with questions.

Community Voices Event

Evento-Voces de la Comunidad
Cod Dhiibsiga Bulshada

Thursday December 1, 6:00 pm, in the Ramsey Auditorium

All are invited! Neighbors, alumni, students, families, historians & community leaders. Dinner & childcare provided.

We want to hear your opinion: SHOULD WE RENAME RAMSEY MIDDLE SCHOOL?

Come for a presentation by students about our namesake Alexander Ramsey and then participate in a small group break-out dialogue. Please RSVP to Paul Sommers or Elissa Cedarleaf Dahl.

Warm Clothing Drive

Ramsey’s student council is hosting a warm clothing drive December 5 through December 16. Please consider donating new and/or gently used, CLEAN warm clothing items (hats, scarves, gloves, coats, sweaters, heavy socks). All donations should be brought to room 301.

Multicultural Night and Open House

En español
In Soomaali

Wednesday, December 7, in the Ramsey Cafeteria
Potluck Dinner 6-7 pm
Prospective Families RMS Tours 7-8 pm

For all prospective and current Ramsey families, please join the broader Ramsey community in a celebration of our diverse families and our future Rhinos on Wednesday, December 7!

Please bring a dish to share that has a connection to your family’s culture or ethnicity. See the flyer for all the details.

In order to make this event a success, we’re looking for help with setup, hosting, and cleanup. If you’re willing to lend a hand, click here to sign up!

Washburn 8th Grade Open House for Prospective Students

Washburn High School invites prospective students and their families to join us for our Open House event on Tuesday, December 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. This is a night organized to help you learn about course offerings, explore extra-curricular opportunities, and tour the building by visiting various classes. This event does follow a set bell schedule as you rotate through different presentations, so please plan on attending for the full two hours.

Additional Offerings:
  • Student Panel Sessions: Hear from current students about Washburn (for students only!)
  • Extra-Curricular Offerings: Visit our extra-curricular offerings as you pass between classes by visiting the various clubs & activities scattered throughout the building!
Click the headline for additional details and tour information.
Future City Competition Teams

After a hard-fought 9 weeks, our three Future City competition teams have been finalized. Congratulations to the following 8th graders:

Team Shadows of Wisdom: Ryan M (Team Leader), Josh M, Fred H, Alex C, and Isaiah L
Team Bonumorbis: Ben K (Team Leader), Earl VN, and Devin K
Team Hallowed Place: Will M (Team Leader), Faruk B, Noah S, Alex P, and Asher T
These teams will represent RMS at this year’s Future City State of Minnesota competition on January 21, 2017. For more information on Future City, visit
Annie Jr. - Winter Musical at Ramsey

Registration is open to participate in the Ramsey Winter Musical. Visit to download a registration flyer or to link to online registration. There are opportunities to participate in the cast, technical theatre, costume crew and pit orchestra. Annie Jr. will be performed on Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11.

Click the headline or view the registration flyer for more information.

New Procedure for Student Pickup

Ramsey is implementing a new procedure for student pickup during the school day. If you know you will need to pick up your child during the school day:

  1. Have your child stop by the health office in the morning to pick up a Permission to Leave slip.
  2. Fill out the slip with the date and time they’re expecting to leave, and the reason for dismissal.
  3. Show the slip to their teacher at the appropriate time, and meet you in the school office.
We are hoping this will reduce the amount of time parents spend in the office, waiting for their children for scheduled appointments.
Treats for Teachers

Show our wonderful Ramsey staff how much they are appreciated by supporting "Treats for Teachers".  Bring or send in a treat for the staff to enjoy on the first Wednesday of each month.  Treats can be a simple bag of fruit, a veggie tray, baked goods, chips and dip or salsa, a family favorite, or anything you would like to send in! Contact Heidi Knaus with questions at or sign up here for any of the Treats Days this year.