Champions of Rome...

As the winter sports season nears the end, Rome Free Academy has had several teams and individuals bring home league and sectional championships. For the second year in a row, the girls' bowling team has won the Section III Championship and are headed to the state tournament. The girls' track team continued their dominance in our league by winning their 5th consecutive league championship. Not to be out done, the boys' swim team also won the league championship this year. Topping all of this, for now, is RFA's Justin Swavely who won the Section III Championship in both the shot put and the weight throw, with RFA's Billie Mays III bringing home the silver medal in shot put as well. With both basketball teams, boy's hockey, and wrestling heading into their post season competitions, the best of the bunch has been the girls' ice hockey team from Clinton. Comprised of students from district's throughout the Mohawk Valley, the team includes 7 athletes from RFA. This group of ladies has not only already won the Section III Championship, but will play for the State Championship today. Congratulations to all of our student athletes and teams for an amazing season thus far. For those that are still going, good luck in the coming weeks and continue to represent Rome Free Academy and all of Rome in a great way!!

Midwinter Recess

A reminder that the week of February 17th through February 21st is our midwinter recess week. School will not be in session this week. Regular classes will resume on Monday, February 24th.

RFA Travel Club

The RFA Travel Club is currently looking for anyone interested in participating in their trip to Spain and Portugal in the spring of 2021. The meeting for the Spain/Portugal Trip will be held on February 27th (Thursday) at 6:00 p.m. in room 1310 at RFA. If you or your family want to learn more or enroll for the trip, this is the meeting to attend. For more information on this trip and/or the meeting, please see their flier HERE. 

Suitcase Art Show

Thank you to the Rome City School District Art Department for once again putting on the annual traveling art show throughout the Rome community. On February 6th, the show opened at the Fort Stanwix Willett Center. Over the next two months, the show can be seen in different locations. The art show will remain at the Willett Center through March 4, then can be seen at Community Bank from March 10-24. Congratulations to all of the students whose art work is displayed and don't miss this opportunity to see the amazing talents of our young artists in Rome!

Free Bully Prevention Workshop

One of our local karate dojos is sponsoring a free bullying prevention workshop on Friday, February 28th from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. The seminar, sponsored by Bullyproof: Unleash the Hero Inside Your Kid and Sidekicks Karate, aims to give kids the tools they need to protect themselves and empower them to have the confidence to stand up for themselves and others. For more information, or to register, please see their flier HERE.

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