Rockdale Magnet Fund
About Magnet from our faculty and students!
About Magnet from our parents!
Who We Are
Founded in 2007, the Rockdale Magnet Fund is the parent organization “booster club” established to support the students, faculty, staff, and parents of the Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology located in Conyers, Georgia. The Magnet Fund provides financial support for all school extracurricular activities, social events, leadership programs, national and international competitions, and non-RCPS-funded capital expenses.
At Rockdale Magnet School, we believe parent involvement should be one of the foundations of the strength of our school. The Rockdale Magnet Fund is a volunteer organization providing support and fundraising to our school, and would not be possible without the generous support of our RMSST family who are so giving of their time. All parents of enrolled RMSST students are encouraged to participate in various service, social, and fundraising events, with various levels of time commitments. We look forward to your support and participation!
Our mission is to connect families of students to our Magnet community family. The first thing that we want to do is connect with you, the Magnet parents. As we make better efforts to connect as a Magnet family, we can better understand how to support one another and the school at large.
The Rockdale Magnet Fund is dedicated to enhancing the quality of communication between the parents and the school and to providing the information that parents need to make the most of these sometimes challenging years. To foster that communication, please follow Rockdale Magnet Fund on Facebook.
Our primary function is to provide support to the Magnet community by coordinating various fundraising events and providing financial resources for events, competitions, and programs to benefit our students.
Provides opportunities to travel to present research, science fair projects and compete in state-wide and national math and science team competitions.
Supports 100% of dues for ALL students for clubs such as STUCO, Ambassadors, Peer Mentors, Sophisticated Men of Excellence, Women on the Way to Success, Magnet Inc. Entrepreneurial Club, and many others. We encourage our students to become active in extracurricular activities to build a well-rounded student.
As our name implies, the Magnet Fund coordinates fundraising activities throughout the year to support our school, faculty, staff, and, most importantly, the students. The premier event of the year is the Monster Dash 5K and Fun Run. We also put on an annual Holiday Poinsettia Sale, a spring fundraiser and other events. We welcome donations from our local business community, and parents and families all year long.
RMSST provides numerous social events throughout the school year which are sponsored wholly or in part by the Magnet Fund. The annual Fall Ball is an event that our students look forward to during the Fall semester for fun and camaraderie. In the spring, we sponsor our Spring Family Picnic and Annual Awards Banquet to celebrate our achievements throughout the year.
The Magnet Fund supports in-school FLEX monthly events which are coordinated by the students such as Tailgate, Red Ribbon Week, Black History Month, and many other activities.
Advanced Placement/College Entrance Exams
The Magnet Fund covers the costs for one Advanced Placement exam for ALL students who take 4 or more during the school year. Additionally, the Fund supports costs for the PSAT college entrance exams.
Non-School-Budgeted Capital Expenses
The Magnet Fund covers the costs for capital expenses which are not funded by the school’s normal budget. In 2019-2020, the Fund purchased a greenhouse to support the Science/Horticulture curriculum and new Health-conscious furnishings for the Learning Commons.
Thanks to our Great Partners in Education for your Support!!
Platinum, Gold, and Silver Sponsors
Friends of Rockdale Magnet
AP Honor School
National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools
STEM Georgia (First HS in state to be designated)
2021 - 2022 Fund Officers
Terrance Hollingsworth – President
Tiffany McLymore – Vice President
Melissa Dace – Secretary
Tessa Burkey – Accounts Receivable Treasurer
Natacha Simon-Christie – Accounts Payable Treasurer