Raptor Report September 14, 2020

All Things Rushing!

Principal's Message!

Hello All,

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!

Danielle Wallace

National Suicide Prevention Month!

Show your support for mental health awareness during National Suicide Prevention Month!
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Counseling Corner!

Counseling Corner

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, ccharrell@prosper-isd.net

Torrey Eckert, 7th grade, tneckert@prosper-isd.net

Sara Jones, 8th grade, sbjones@prosper-isd.net

Yearbook Information!

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Student Council Information!

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Prosper Education Foundation!

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Banned Book Week!

Banned Book Week is September 27th - October 3rd, so in celebration of these great books you can participate in The Banned Book Week Breakout from now until October 3rd! Prizes will be given to participants! See the attached flyer for details.
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PTO Information!

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)


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Career Day Speakers Needed!

The Rushing Middle School Counseling Department would like to extend an invitation for you to be a guest speaker at our Career Day on Friday, November 20, 2020.

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 (tneckert@prosper-isd.net). Thank You!

Information From Athletics!

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Education Rights & Responsibilities During COVID-19!

As a result of COVID-19, many families must make decisions about their children’s education that factor in student and family safety as well as student learning. This flyer is intended to outline some of the options parents have when returning to school and to share some information regarding those options.
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Hope Squad Information!

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Athletics Schedules and Booster Club Information!

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Cross Country!

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Library News!

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 (recalhoun@prosper-isd.net) with any questions!

Science Trip Opportunity!

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Washington D.C. Trip Opportunity!

Please follow the buttonm below to get information about the trip!

Student Handbook Information!

We will start enforcing dress code violations and tardies on Monday, August 24. I have attached the student code of conduct below. Please pay close attention to the dress code section starting on page 47. It includes information on the face covering requirement as well as all other dress code violations. Thank you so much for your support! Please reach out to any of us with any questions or concerns!

SFE App Ready to Go!

Please see the graphic below for mobile lunch order information. Parents can order lunch for your child through SFE by 7:00 am the same day, then your child can pick up their lunch without waiting in the line!
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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.

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Upcoming Dates!


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