Dear Rangel Families,
We hope this message finds you well and that you had a fantastic Thanksgiving break with your child. As we enter the holiday season, we want to keep you informed about important updates and upcoming events at our middle school.
Middle of the Year MAP Testing: This week, our middle school students completed the Middle of the Year MAP testing, allowing us to gather valuable data to better understand their academic progress. We will be thoroughly analyzing this information to tailor our support and educational strategies for each student over the next few months leading up to the STAAR exam.
Changes in Transportation Services: Starting December 11th, afternoon late buses will not be in operation. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we make these adjustments. Make sure your child is picked up at the appropriate time of 4:30 p.m. if they are a car rider. Afterschool buses will run as scheduled.
Limited Afterschool Activities: In preparation for our week of semester exams scheduled from December 19th to the 22nd, afterschool activities will be limited. We believe providing students with additional time to make it home and focus on their studies will contribute to their success during this critical exam period.
Early Release on December 22nd: This year, we will only have one day of early release, which is scheduled for December 22nd at 1:25 p.m. We kindly ask that all students clear the building by 2 p.m. on Friday so that our dedicated faculty and staff can also spend quality time with their families and kick off their well-deserved holiday vacation.
We appreciate your ongoing support and collaboration in creating a positive and successful learning environment for your child. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
Wishing you and your family a joyful holiday season!
Calendar of Events
Polar Express Day is December 8th
ACP Testing Schedule for Students
Open House for Recruiting New Students for 24-25
A Night with ART Club and Bob Ross - December 8th
Junior Achievement at Rangel
Introducing an exciting opportunity for girls at Irma Lerma Rangel YWLS! Our new club empowers older students to teach younger peers essential foundations in financial literacy. This unique mentorship dynamic not only enhances understanding but also equips both age groups to apply these skills to complex real-world situations, extending well beyond college. By fostering connections between different age groups, we aim to strengthen our school community and elevate the Irma Lerma Rangel YWLS name beyond our campus. Engage in this impactful initiative, and not only will you gain valuable knowledge, but you'll also earn community service hours. Seniors have the added benefit of qualifying for graduation cords, certificates, and scholarship opportunities within Junior Achievement. Don't miss out on this amazing chance to learn, connect, and make a lasting impact!
G.I.R.L.S LIfe and Wellness Journal- Fall Issue 5 Available Here!
College Success Updates
Congratulations to all 6 Questbridge Finalists who all matched with a college of thier choosing!!
Match Scholarship Recipients are granted admission to one of QuestBridge's college partners with a full four-year scholarship worth over $200,000 each. Our college partners use a combination of their own funds as well as state and federal aid to fund the scholarship.
The Match Scholarship is offered as part of a generous financial aid package provided by the QuestBridge college partner that covers the cost of attendance, including:
- Tuition and fees
- Housing and food
- Books and supplies
- Travel expenses
All Match Scholarship packages:
- Have NO parental contribution
- Have NO student loans
- May contain a student contribution in the form of work-study, summer work, or student savings
A huge thank you to Ms. Gonzales, our College Success Advisor, for all her hard work and dedication to help our ladies win this great opportunity!!!
Student Success | Updates:
- As our seniors begin to receive acceptance letters, they have also begun receiving merit scholarships! As of November 17, the senior class has already earned $540,000 in scholarships!
- As of November 17, our seniors have received 42 acceptances to various colleges including Albion College, UT Arlington, UNT, Prairie View, & Texas State!
College Visits| Updates:
- This Tuesday & Wednesday, Mrs. Gonzales will take half of our senior class to visit Austin College, OU, & TCU.
9th-11th Initiatives| Updates:
- This week, ASP Ambassadors will begin practicing their Intro to College presentation for the 9th - 11th graders. We are still waiting on date confirmation from advisory teachers for presentations.
SAT Prep | Updates:
- The last SAT Saturday Intensive for the Fall semester will be this Saturday, December 2, at W. H. Adamson HS from 9 am to 12 pm.
- The next and final SAT Prep session for the semester will be on Tuesday, December 5, after school in room 230.
Rangel Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
Parents and guardians,
We kindly remind you to utilize the carpool lane when dropping off and picking up your child in the morning and afternoon. The pink sign your child gave you is to assist with any Dallas Police blockades into our school, not to enter bus lane. With the Texas State Fair traffic, it is crucial to keep Pennsylvania Ave clear for buses only. Please refrain from using the bus lane as you will be turned away.
Additionally, we urge you not to block the carpool lane with stopped traffic on Robert B. Cullum. Blocking traffic or stopping in other lanes puts your child in danger. Let's prioritize their safety by keeping the carpool lane accessible and flowing smoothly.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in ensuring a safe and efficient drop-off and pick-up process for all students.
Counselor Referral Form For Parents and Faculty
Parents and Guardians,
If you feel it necessary to have a counselor reach out to your daughter, please use the form below. Our counselors will review and reach out to your students as soon as they can to help them through the issue that has been reported.
Covid 19 Updates for Reporting
From Nurse Ruiz-
Please inform school nurse if you test positive for COVID:
Isolation for COVID positive people is 5 full days, with symptom onset or date of test if asymptomatic being Day 0. Starting on Day 6, it is recommended that the person should wear a high-quality mask through Day 10 as they may still be spreading the virus. Here is the link to the CDC guidelines for your reference: CDC Isolation for COVID-19
El aislamiento para personas positivas a COVID es de 5 días completos, siendo el inicio de los síntomas o la fecha de la prueba si son asintomáticos el día 0. A partir del día 6, se recomienda que la persona use una mascarilla de alta calidad hasta el día 10, ya que puede seguir propagando el virus. Aquí eats el enclave del CDC para su referencia: Aislamiento de los CDC para COVID-19