Raa Middle School

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Raa Middle School 0092
Location
Tallahassee, Florida
United States
Information
Type Public coeducational secondary
Established 1959
Principal Giselle Marsh
Grades 6-8
Enrollment 1,087[1]
Color(s) Blue, gold, and white
              
Mascot Rams
Website
Raa Middle School
Coordinates 30°26′41.5″N 84°16′29″W / 30.444861°N 84.27472°W / 30.444861; -84.27472Coordinates: 30°26′41.5″N 84°16′29″W / 30.444861°N 84.27472°W / 30.444861; -84.27472
Architect T.A. Monk, M. Leo Elliot
Architectural style Mission/Spanish Revival
NRHP Reference # 93000982
Added to NRHP September 21, 1993

Raa Middle School (also known as Augusta Raa Middle School) is a public, coeducational middle school built in 1959 in Tallahassee, Florida.

Raa Middle School became a performing arts magnet school in the 2008-09 school year. Students have a choice of drama, band, and other performing arts activities.

Sports[edit]

The school's colors are blue and yellow, and their team mascot is the Ram. Raa Middle School offers to its students the opportunity to play:football, soccer, cross country, volleyball, softball,basketball, cheerleading and track.

Our Generation's Heroes[edit]

In 2002, "Our Generation's Heroes," a book written by eighth grade students about the stories of people involved in World War II, was published. It started as an assignment for Kathy Corder's social studies class.[1]

2004 Fire[edit]

On October 23, 2004, there were several fires set at the school which caused extensive damage (approximately $350,000) to the gym and two classrooms. According to one account, the student who set fire to the school had received threats from fellow students who claimed they would "beat him up". He reportedly lit the fires so that he would not have to go to school.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wakisha, Douglas (May 28, 2002). "Florida students pen World War II veterans' stories in book.". Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  2. ^ "Attorney General Selects Law Enforcement Officer of the Year". Attorney General Charlie Crist news release. January 11, 2005. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  3. ^ "Dealing With False Alarms". WCTV. October 29, 2004. Retrieved 2009-02-08.