Raptor Report October 3, 2022

All Things Rushing!

Principal's Message!

Hello All,


I was thinking about what I wanted to focus on as we head into the end of the first nine weeks and I was reminded of something I wrote the last two years around this time. It was about the power of YET! We have has such a successful first nine weeks, not without challenges, but nonetheless full of successes! The message below has not changed from a year ago! I am so excited about the possibilities for the rest of the year!


I was thinking about the first nine weeks so far this year and I was struck with the number of times that I was faced with a situation where things weren't exactly where I wanted them to be . . . yet! Whether I was working with teachers to help a student, working with a student to solve a problem, working with parents to support their child, I knew in every single situation that we would eventually achieve complete success, I knew it was just a matter of time! That is the power of yet!


One of the best things and most fabulous things about working with your kiddos is that they all believe in the power of yet! They may not know what it is called but they certainly believe it. As they approach every problem, every struggle, every challenge, they approach it with that not yet attitude! Things may not be exactly how we want them but they are just not there yet! Every day is an opportunity to get closer to our yet!


Thank you so much for believing in the power of YET at Rushing Middle School where we work every day to reach our goals and push ourselves beyond what we ever thought we could achieve!


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!


Sincerely,


Danielle Wallace

Sesame Street: Episode #4520: J. Monae Power of Yet (HBO Kids)

Reminder!

October 6, no students, professional learning for teachers! October 7 and 10, no school! Students and teachers return October 11!

Contact Info!

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Library News!

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Student Council News!

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National Child Identification Kits!

Prosper ISD is proud to work with the Region X Educational Service Center and the Texas Education Agency to support parents in the safety and security of their children. Passed in the last legislative session, SB 2158 provides children in grades K - 8 with an inkless child identification fingerprint card.


National Child Identification Kits will be sent home with students within the next two weeks. Each kit includes directions on use and will be kept at home. We hope that you will take advantage of this amazing opportunity provided by the state.

Call For Career Day Presenters!

Please click on the link below to reserve your spot!
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Counselors' Corner!

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Counselor Information!

Click here every week for updated counselor information!

Yearbook Information!

8th-grade ads for the yearbook are on sale until November 11th! Don't miss the opportunity to honor your 8th-grader with a special shoutout and picture! Order at: bit.ly/rms-8thgrade-ad

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PTO Information!

Spirit Wear is stocked! You still have time to order your cozy Prosper sweatshirt before Mother Nature realizes it is Fall!


https://rushingpto.membershiptoolkit.com/spiritwear


Looking for an easy way to Support your Middle School. Kroger Community Rewards Program is it. Visit kroger.com, log into your account, go to community rewards. Once there search using RUSHING MIDDLE SCHOOL PTO or EV835 and then click enroll.


Upcoming Events:


10/11 - Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

10/12 - Chipotle Spirit Night

10/19 - PTO Meeting

10/21 - Sugar Shack

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Bell Schedule!

Student Handbook Information!

Athletics Information!

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Cell Phone Policy!

As noted in the student handbook- the use of cell phones during the school day (8:15-3:30) is not permitted. Cell phones should be put away unless directed by the teacher for an educational purpose. This includes in the hallways and at lunch.