Raptor Report September 21, 2020

All Things Rushing!

Principal's Message!

Hello All,

Very grateful for another fabulous week! We had our first REACH breakfast honoring students who have exemplified the REACH characteristics of Respect, Encouragement, Appreciation, Communication, and Honor on Friday, September 18. We will have a REACH breakfast every month honoring the students for their dedication to these tenets!

I want to take a moment to tell you all thank you! Thank you for being patient with beginning of the year carlines and new routines, with new schedules and new procedures, with new ways of learning and communicating, and with us as we figure out how to create the safest and most effective way of serving our Rushing families.

I am forever honored by the opportunity to serve as principal at Rushing Middle School!

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

Tutoring Schedule!

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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.

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

Band News!

The band was excited to welcome Ms. Mallow, their first clinician for the year! She spent the day in all of the band classes watching and listening and giving fantastic feedback to the directors and students to help us all become better. She had wonderful things to say about all of our Rushing Raptors!!!!!

Speaker Presentation!


Collin Kartchner created a popular parody Instagram account simply to poke fun of social media and used that account to raise awareness of the harmful effects social media can have on our self-esteem and self-worth. Instead of using his large following to earn paid sponsorship dollars, he used his platform to raise $100k's for hurricane victims, cancer kids, and now has become a social activist raising awareness of social media's effect on teen mental health. He travels the country speaking to kids, parents, educators, and more on the connection between social media and screen addiction on the epidemic rise in teen anxiety, depression, and suicidality. This past year, Collin has presented to 600,000+ individuals at over 500 speaking engagements. His movement to #SavetheKids has gained national attention, earning him a spot on Utah Valley's Top 40 Under 40, an audience at the NIKE and Adidas Headquarters, and a spot on the TEDx stage in September 2018. Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes said that “Collin is a WARRIOR for our kids.” He and his high school crush Elizabeth live in Pleasant Grove, UT, with their 4 amazing un-plugged kids.

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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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Raptor Library Fun!

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PTO Information!

In person Spirt Wear Sales Sept 26th at the Commons in Windsong Ranch 9am-11am

NEW Spirit Wear available for PRE-ORDER. Order will close Oct. 1st.

The full zip hoodie is the same style as our current hoodie...SOFT, SOFT, SOFT!

The Boxer craft shirt is a perfect game day shirt (does run big consider sizing down).


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 and Booster Club Information!

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Cross Country!

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Cross Country Meet Information!

Congratulations to our 8th grade Rushing Cross Country team as they competed in their first race this past Monday. The girls team took first place overall, bringing home the very first addition to our trophy case.

Athlete Maya Fung took 1st place with a time of 15.04. Regan Rose took 2nd with a time of 15.20.

Congratulations runners!

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August Girl's Athletes of the Month!

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.

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!


9/21....School Board Meeting

9/26 ..... Spirit Wear shopping, Commons in Windsong Ranch 9am-11am


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