Monday Memo

December 7

One Week and Then Exams...

Please make sure you are keeping up with your grades, especially since the end of the semester is next week. There shouldn't be any surprises with grades. Make sure you have communicated any concerns with parents as well.

Don't forget we have Wednesday School and Friday Night Lights this week. Contact Jan Henderson if you have any student who needs to attend.

Big Announcement THIS Thursday After School

We have extremely talented teachers at Rice and I know it's hard to decide on just one Teacher of the Year. Although this may be the case, we have decided on someone to represent Rice as our Teacher of the Year. Come join us Thursday after school in the library to celebrate our Teacher of the Year and also to enjoy some cookies from Tiff's Treats!

Thanks to the TOTY committee for putting everything together again this year!

Readers Choice Awards

VOTE FOR RICE MS!

Rice is one of 3 finalists for the Reader's Choice Awards. Go tohttp://starlocalmedia.com/readerschoice each day through 12/18 to vote!

Canned Food Drive Pieing

Thanks to those of you who have already volunteered to take one in the face!

Wednesday WICORs In One Place!

Great informational resources for you to apply in the classroom.

Treats for You

As we have done in previous years, the counseling and front office staff are providing you with snacks during Exam Week. Hot cider will be provided all week along with the following:


Monday: Staff Party Leftovers

Tuesday: Sweet Treats

Wednesday: Lunch provided, please click here to order your lunch if you haven't already. The DEADLINE is this Wednesday.

Thursday: Salty Treats

Friday: PTA provided lunch



I would also love to have a theme week that week, ideas can be sent to Kendyl and Sara!

Staff Party

Don't forget to RSVP for the staff party which is scheduled for Friday, December 11 at Donna Olson's house. It is always a great evening to unwind a bit.

Remarkable Raven Nominations

Please have these turned into Sara by December 17. As always, the students and parents appreciate the recognition.

Rice's Bragging and Reflection Form

Thanks again for those of you who have joined and added some comments on the Google Classroom I created. Please use this to showcase yourself or another teacher in the building.


There are four "announcements" placed in the classroom which is to be used to brag on yourself, a teacher, or even a student. If you include something about someone, please let them know, so they can see the information. Something to try out as far as giving props and recognition to those who deserve it. The class code is: k37hjt


Latest Posts:


Adam Dyer, Dec 4:

Big shout out to Mary Schwab and David Holliday for being a great team working with some particularly motivationally-challenged kids. Absolute rock stars!


Cindy Woolum, Dec 2:

THANK YOU Christi Langely for dropping what you do and helping us when we need you quickly :) You are a ROCK STAR!


Cindy Woolum, Dec 2:

THANK YOU to Jordan Mullins for allowing me to pull you in and teach my class when I needed "back-up" quickly :) You are appreciated!


Cindy Woolum, Dec 1:

Huge THANK YOU to Michelle Johnson, Mo-Jo, for her incredible willingness to go above and beyond for the ELA dept. and also for welcoming me and the BSC kiddos, even when we are not scheduled!


Cindy Woolum, Dec 1:

Shout out to Tiina Saunders for allowing our BSC kiddo to be a HOPE student in her class. He LOVES it, and Tiina! He has more confidence and can't wait for 4th period! THANK YOU TIINA!

Happy Birthday!!!

December 10:

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Events for the Week

MathCounts Test

Monday, Dec. 7th, 3:30pm

8500 Gifford Drive

Plano, TX

8th Grade Girls Basketball vs. Bowman

Monday, Dec. 7th, 6pm

8500 Gifford Drive

Plano, TX

8th Grade Boys Basketball @ Bowman

Monday, Dec. 7th, 6pm

2501 Jupiter Road

Plano, TX

Band Winter Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 8th, 6:30pm

8500 Gifford Drive

Plano, TX

Principals Meeting-Kendyl, Sara and I are out

Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 8:30am-12:30pm

1001 Custer Road

Plano, TX

Need assistance monitoring in the cafeteria and gym in the morning.

Spring Play Auditions

Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 3:30pm

8500 Gifford Drive

Plano, TX

Lenora's Retirement Celebration

Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 4pm

3408 Preston Road

Plano, TX

Special Teacher of the Year Announcment

Thursday, Dec. 10th, 3:30pm

8500 Gifford Drive

Plano, TX

Spring Play Auditions

Thursday, Dec. 10th, 3:30pm

8500 Gifford Drive

Plano, TX

7th Grade Girls Basketball vs. Bowman

Thursday, Dec. 10th, 6pm

8500 Gifford Drive

Plano, TX

7th Grade Boys Basketball @ Bowman

Thursday, Dec. 10th, 6pm

2501 Jupiter Road

Plano, TX

Spring Play Auditions

Friday, Dec. 11th, 3:30pm

8500 Gifford Drive

Plano, TX

End of Semester Staff Party

Friday, Dec. 11th, 7pm

7925 Clark Springs Drive

Plano, TX

2016 Bond Program Planning Public Hearing

Sara sent out the information regarding a public hearing that will be held on December 17. This link provides further in formation. There is also direct benefit for Rice: