Rockdale Magnet Fund
What We Do
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, the Magnet Fund supports and host various events throughout the year to support the overall Magnet mission of CHALLENGE, OPPORTUNITY and DISTINCTION. The Fund supports academic/travel opportunities like National Science League, Regional Science Fair, International Science and Engineering Fair, Regional/State Math competitions and many other events throughout the year. The Fund also coordinates fundraising events to support the $150K+ budget for the RMSST including Monster Dash, Poinsettia Sale, and other fundraising efforts. The funds raised also support capital expenditures which are not supported through the normal RCPS budgeting process.
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.
AP Honor School
National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools
STEM Georgia (First HS in state to be designated)
2023 - 2024 Fund Officers
Dr. Natacha Simon-Christie – President
Tanisha Chandler – Vice President
Keisha Hudson – Secretary
Benita Edwards– Accounts Receivable Treasurer
Landra Jeffries-French – Accounts Payable Treasurer