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RAMS PRIDE…Purposely Running In the Direction of Excellence
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Principal's Message

I am so grateful and honored to be the principal of the “new” R. L. Norris Elementary School
(now back on Harrison Road). Being the daughter of three R. L. Norris High School Alumnae (Kathleen Grant Drayton, Class of 70 and Herman “Johnny” & Emmie Joyce Cowins, Class of 1964), I understand the importance of remembering and honoring the legacy that has been left by so many, especially that of Mr. Raymond Luther Norris. 
This year will truly be a great year as the fantastic faculty, superb staff, and studious students get settled in a brand new building. We would like to cordially invite parents, alumnae, and community members to come by and see the excited things that will happen this year.
At R. L. Norris, we believe each of us possesses a talent to be used for the greater good. I believe what Albert Einstein stated, “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” This school year I have challenged the faculty and staff to educate the heart of the students of R. L. Norris Elementary School. According to Aristotle, educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
This year we will show our RAMS PRIDE…Purposely Running In the Direction of Excellence.
Your Principal,
Mrs. Shantell Crockett

School News

Mobile Food Bank Coming to Thomson-McDuffie Middle School on November 13, 2020

Please see the attached revised flyer with information about the Mobile Food Distribution that will be held by the McDuffie County School System and Golden Harvest Food Bank on Friday, November 13, 2020 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. PLEASE NOTE - the location has been changed to Thomson-McDuffie Middle School. Also, please remember that this is a contactless distribution. Recipients of food will not get out of their car. In addition, their trunk must be empty and must be able to be opened. All boxes of food items will be placed in the recipient's trunk. Food will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.


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