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Students participate in service learning project. NJHS students raise money with bake sales. Students practice with After-School Guitar club. Students enjoy a field trip. Carson students work together to explore science topics.


  • September 2 – Panther Palooza Open House
  • September 4 – New Student Orientation
  • September 8 – First Day of School
  • 2015-16 Student Supply List -- Click here for more information
  • RCMS PTA: Click on the link to learn more and to Join the Carson PTA
  • New Student registrations over the summer are by appointment only. Please contact Lesa Lloyd, Registrar, at 703-925-3613 to schedule an appointment.

Panther Palooza Open House

Panther Palooza Open House All RCMS students and families are invited to attend the first annual Panther Palooza Open House on Wednesday, September 2. Panther Palooza is a chance to complete all your first-day paperwork, purchase PE uniforms, learn about our after-school programs, tour the school, and more! Bring your checkbook! The Panther Palooza will be held from 2 PM to 6 PM. Please come at a time to accommodate your busy summer schedule. More details can be found at this link

RCMS Current Newsletters

Click here to see the April issue of Current News. See past newsletters at this link.

Stay Connected with Keep in Touch

Click here to see a Welcome Message for the 2015-16 School Year. This KIT contains important information for all RCMS families.

Click here to see the Weekly Announcements for August 25 or click here for an archive of our weekly Keep In Touch (KIT) announcements.

Keep in Touch is Fairfax County Public Schools' notification system.  Click on the link here to learn more and to register for your Keep In Touch Account.


Carson Summer Reading Book

After a lot of reading, deliberating, and voting, the One Book committee has selected The Crossover by Kwame Alexander to be our school One Book for the 2015-2016 school year. Click here for more information.

Summer Assignments for Rising 7th and 8th Graders

Click here to see more information about all summer assignments.

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology

For more information regarding registration and admittance click here.

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Help Support RCMS With Box Tops for Education

Thank you for supporting Rachel Carson MS by clipping box tops from household items and school supplies. Drop them off in the collection drawer in the Main Office. Click here for more information on collecting BoxTops for Education.