Raptor Report September 14, 2020
All Things Rushing!
Thank you for another successful week! We are certainly settling into our routines and we have even officially started extracurricular activities and practices before and after school. It is fabulous to see kiddos doing what they love whether it is football, volleyball, cheer, theatre or any number of other things we have finally beginning! Video production, Broadcast, and Yearbook students are getting together student produced announcements and beginning to layout our incredible yearbook. Seeing the students and how much they continue to show such resiliency in the face of what is going on outside of school is inspiring! Classroom activities are just as impressive as they experiment in science, analyze in social studies, express in ELAR, and explore in math! They certainly are unparalleled examples of resiliency!
As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns! Thank you for your continued support and, as I have said, with GRACE, GRATITUDE, and KINDNESS, we can resolve any issue and move forward for the success of our students at Rushing Middle School, GO RAPTORS!
National Suicide Prevention Month!
We hope you've had a great start to the new school year! September is here and with it comes new guidance lessons. Guidance lessons for this month will focus on Responsibility, Accountability, Diversity and Inclusiveness.
Please check out the dress up days for September 14-18!
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. We will have awareness activities all month. Please reach out with any questions!
Christine Harrell, 6th grade, email@example.com
Torrey Eckert, 7th grade, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara Jones, 8th grade, email@example.com
Student Council Information!
Prosper Education Foundation!
Banned Book Week!
General PTO meeting Sept 17th 9am at the Belclaire Model Home located in Windsong Ranch
Cupcakes anyone? Join us all day at Smallcakes Sept 17th...Just mention Rushing Middle School and 10% will be donated to our PTO
Shopping and Coffee! Stop by the south side pool parking lot in the Artesia neighborhood Saturday September 19th from 9am-11am...We will have our Spirit Wear available and Honeylu's coffee truck will be on site too!!
In person Spirt Wear Sales Sept 26th in Windsong Ranch 9am-11am (more information to come)https://rushingpto.membershiptoolkit.com/login
Career Day Speakers Needed!
In order to best fit the needs of our current circumstances regarding health and safety, we will be hosting Career Day virtually. We are asking any interested speaker to select one of the following options:
1. Submit a 20-25 minute video which will answer guided questions provided by the RMS counseling department.
2. Commit to appear live virtually through Google Meet from 9am to 10:35am for 3 different student groups (30 minutes each) on November 20th to discuss your career path and answer questions from students.
Our goal for Career Day is to expose our students to as many different career fields and educational backgrounds as possible. If you are interested in being a guest in one of the two formats listed above, please complete this Google Form, and we will be in contact with you.
Please direct any questions to Torrey Eckert (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank You!
Information From Athletics!
Education Rights & Responsibilities During COVID-19!
Hope Squad Information!
Athletics Schedules and Booster Club Information!
Exciting Library News!
We will be getting library books in students' hands this week for both virtual and in person learners! In addition to eBooks and audiobooks in Sora, students will now have access to print books from the library. In person learners will get them during the school day. Virtual learners will get books through our curbside grab & go service. If your child is a virtual learner please refer to the Grab & Go Curbside Checkout document for details. Curbside services will begin on Thursday, August 27th.
Please contact Mrs. Calhoun (email@example.com) with any questions!
Science Trip Opportunity!
Washington D.C. Trip Opportunity!
Student Handbook Information!
SFE App Ready to Go!
Wear Yellow Wednesdays!
"Be Kind" T-Shirts - Order Yours Today
Hope Squad has organized "Be Kind" yellow T-Shirts as a symbol to simply be kind to one another, which is why you often see yellow shirts and apparel throughout our district on every Wednesday of each month. This stems from supporting the cause of suicide awareness and prevention. This year we have two shirt options for you to choose from and purchase through myschoolbucks for $10. Orders will be placed monthly and delivered to your child's campus. The first order will be placed September 1st.
Please log into your "MySchoolBucks" account to order your t-shirt. The shirt will be delivered to your child's campus.
Children's Health Stadium will be lit up yellow every Wednesday evening as a simple reminder for our community to exercise kindness. SO, if you find yourself driving around Prosper any Wednesday evening, run by the stadium to enjoy PISD's symbol for kindness.
9/17 ..... PTO general meeting
9/17 ..... Smallcakes spirit day, just mention Rushing Middle School
9/19 ..... Spirit Wear Shopping, 9-11 AM, south side pool parking lot in the Artesia
9/16-9/17..... 6th and 7th Grade MAP testing math
9/19 ..... Meet the Eagles, Children's Health Stadium, 7-8 PM
9/24....School Board Meeting
9/26 ..... Spirit Wear shopping, more info to come
10/9..... End of the first nine weeks
10/12..... Columbus Day, no school
10/26-30..... Red Ribbon Week
10/30..... Student Holiday
11/20 ..... Career Day
11/23-27..... Thanksgiving Week
12/18..... Early Release
12/21 - 1/4..... Winter Break