High School Info Night

High School Info Night

Come to Omega Middle School at 60 State Street in West Asheville on Thursday, November 10th from 6:15 to 8pm for presentations from EIGHT different local high schools! Choosing where to go to high school is a big decision. We’ve made things a little easier by bringing all the high schools together for one night and one night only! Each high school will briefly introduce their program before opening up the floor for questions and more in depth conversations. All are welcome to attend!
High School Presentations from:
Asheville High
Asheville School
Carolina Day School
Buncombe County Early College
Franklin School of Innovation
Nesbit Discovery Academy
Odyssey Community School
School of Inquiry & Life Sciences
The Learning Village High School Initiative
FMI: sheila.mraz@omegamiddleschool.org

More than Mindfulness Conference – October 12th

Thanks for your interest in the More Than Mindfulness Conference. Registration is now closed but save the date for October 6 and/or 7 2017.


Rainbow Community School has a 40-year history in contemplative and holistic education and has been recognized as a national leader in these areas. Our Seven Domains holistic approach leverages the tools of mindfulness while moving beyond them into the secular realm spirituality. The staff and faculty at RCS invite you to the inaugural More than Mindfulness (MTM) Conference which is a unique and dynamic event that will explore many ways of inviting the “soul” into your schools.

When: October 12, 2016

8:30-5:00 (Centering observations and reflection, break out sessions and workshops)

Cost: $35 for the full day. Participants receive a certificate of completion to be used towards professional development, a Seven Domains and Centering manual that includes informational materials and reproducibles. Breakfast and snacks will also be included and a food truck lunch will be available for purchase. Click here for the menu.

Intended Audience: Educators, parents, school administrators and mental health as well as other education related professionals.

About the Event: School based mindfulness programs are becoming increasingly more widespread in private and public schools throughout our country and research suggests that these programs bolster mental health and well being and have the capacity to improve academic achievement. At MTM we will highlight ways to integrate mindful practices into your school culture but will emphasize MORE than mindfulness by expanding these practices to include holistic and secular methods that nurture the personal and collective spiritual identities of your students, staff and community members.

Participants will engage in and reflect on RCS’s unique Centering curriculum and practice, gain holistic strategies to adapt your own curriculum and/or school culture, and collaborate through rich discussion about these important themes: inviting the soul in to the classroom, cultivating awareness and spiritual identities, exploring education as a sacred art. The conference will also feature break out sessions in which RCS presenters will bring topics of interest to parents, teachers, school administrators, and other education related professionals.

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Sponsor Opportunities: If you are interested in being a supporting organization at the 2016 More Than Mindfulness Conference, please contact West Willmore

For more information: Please contact West Willmore at west.willmore@rainbowlearning.org or call  931 808 3722.



Omega Middle School Open House

Omega Middle School Open House



Wednesday, October 19th

8:30-10:00 AM & 6:30-8:00 PM

You are cordially invited to attend our Omega Middle School’s Open House! There will be two sessions, one from 8:30 to 10:00am and another from 6:30 to 8pm.

We are so excited to host you and your familiy! We are eager to show you what makes Omega Middle School the innovative and thriving holistic middle school that it is. The morning session will allow you to shadow 6th, 7th, and 8th grade math classes while the evening session will provide you with an opportunity to meet the teachers as well as some of our newest alumni.

Morning Session: 8:30am – 10:00am
“Experience the Classrooms”
Meet and Greet, Overview, Tour the Math Classes

Evening Session: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
“Meet the Teachers”
Meet and Greet, Overview, Tour of the Classrooms,
Q&A with Omega Teachers and three of our Omega Alumni!

Thank you for your interest! Check out our newly launched website http://omegamiddleschool.org/ to explore the ins and outs of our middle school. Email Admissions Director, Sheila Mraz, at sheila.mraz@omegamiddleschool.org for more information.

RCS Community Potluck

RCS Community Potluck

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Friday, September 9th, 6 PM

RCS Community Playground

Please join us for our annual RCS Community Potluck hosted by our amazing specials teaching team. Bring your own reusable plates, cups, and utensils to keep our gathering green. We also invite you to bring your instruments, balls, hula hoops, etc.

New Parent Social

New Parent Social

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Thursday, September 1st

8:45-10:00 AM


Please join us for a morning social after dropping your children off at school where you will meet other new families, veteran families, board members and administrators! This fun and informal event is a great way to get connected with the RCS community. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.

Back-to-School Summer Camp

Back-to-School Summer Camp at Rainbow Community School!

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Student Support Coordinator, Ali Banchiere, and Sixth Grade Teacher, Jenny Armocida, will be leading academic, organizational and creative activities to help your child transition into the new school year with ease and confidence.

Camp sessions will be held from 9 AM to 3 PM:

August 1st – 5th for rising Kindergarteners through 3rd graders
August 8th -12th for rising 4th through 7th graders

Rising K – 3rd Grade Activities Include:
Reading, Math, Handwriting and Writing skills
centering activities and mindful movement
arts and crafts
social skills and teambuilding games
outdoor games and water play

Rising 4th-7th Grade Activities Include:
Reading, writing, grammar and spelling
Math review based on Singapore Math curriculum
Note-taking strategies
Effective organizational habits and routines
Typing and word processing
centering and mindful movement
engineering challenges and teambuilding games
arts and crafts
outdoor games and water play

To enroll:
Camp fee is $250 for the week, with $50 due upon enrollment. To enroll, please email Ali at ali.banchiere@rainbowlearning.org with your name and your child’s name, age and grade. The $50 deposit can be made by check made out to Rainbow Community School,
or can be withdrawn from your school account if you prefer.