News From RStar512

Week of November 19th & 26th

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Want to Recognize A Staff Member?!

Staff Shout Out Thank You!

Thank you to those how have given Shout Outs to our staff members. We want you to know that we are making sure to recognize those staff members and that YOUR WORDS MATTER. Please, continue to provide Shout Outs to our wonderful Star Staff!
RS Staff Favorite Things

Want to get your child's teacher or staff member a little treat? Click on this button to access the "Favorite Things" of each of our staff members.

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Our Star Garden!
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Library/MakerSpace Support

Sign-Up to Volunteer in the Library

Are you interested in helping or volunteering in the Rising Star Library and MakerSpace? If so, please fill out the form below, and Mr. Wilson will contact you to set up your visits! We have lots of fantastic volunteer opportunities available!

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Sign-Up to Receive our Digital Flyers

Make sure you have signed up through PeachJar to receive our digital flyers. This is how we distribute community flyers for upcoming events and information.

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Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Click here for our Breakfast and Lunch menus

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DS Bussing Information

Click this button for more information on Bussing.

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Sign-Up for PTA Here

Click on this button to sign-up for PTA!

Rising Star Reflections Entries

Thank you for all the fabulous artists that entered the PTA Reflections Contest! Here are all the Rising Star contest entries and Award of Excellence Winners!

Award of Excellence Winners will move on to compete against artists in their grade and art category for the entire Shawnee Mission School District.

District winners will be announced at the District Open House on December 3rd!

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PTA Citizenship Program

The PTA is proud to sponsor, support and encourage Rising Star 5th and 6th graders to write a poem or essay on the theme, “My Motivation.” Only new and original works inspired by the theme, “My Motivation” will be accepted.

· Poetry entries must be between 50-500 words.

· Essay entries must be between 200-1000 words.

Please visit the PTA Citizenship Website for official rules and student entry forms. Entry forms can also be picked up at the Rising Star front office.

Submit your Citizenship entry to the Rising Star front office by November 30!

Questions? Contact Suzanne McIver

Chat & Chew Books & Dates

Books can be found in our Rising Star Library, in most teacher’s classrooms, at the Johnson County Library & of course on Amazon or in brick & mortar stores. If you choose to purchase the books for your student, please consider donating them at the end of the year so that we can have more copies available to lend out each year. Donated books can be given to Mr. Wilson in the library. Thank you!

*Chat & Chew Party: Those students who have read & attended at least 3 Chat & Chew book sessions are invited to bring their lunch & their favorite book to share with their peers.

(Chat & Chew is held in the classroom during the student’s lunch period)

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Notice of Upcoming Network Outage

During the evening of November 19th, beginning at approximately 5:00pm and lasting up to 4 hours, the ICT team (technology) will be performing network maintenance that will result in an outage for all network services. This outage will impact access to all district network services including items such as student Internet access, all access to Skyward, and other network dependent resources.

Because November 19th falls during the district's Thanksgiving break, impact to district students and employees should be minimal. However, it is important to note that these services will be unavailable during this maintenance window.

West is Best Scholarship Fund

West is Best Scholarship Fund was founded in 2012 to provide financial assistance to students to participate in after school sports or scouts. Recipients must live or go to school in the SM West attendance area. Over the years, we have provided over 520 scholarships totaling over $56,000 to area youth in all grades, K-12, at all West-area schools. For more information or our scholarship forms, please visit our website at

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