Monday Memo

January 4

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a great two weeks off. I know it's hard to be back, but we are and I'm looking forward to a great semester.

I hope you start this semester off like you did to begin the school year with the thought process of instilling wonder in your students. Continue to concentrate on ways to create risk-taking in your own instruction along with the ways your students learn. We continue to have an opportunity to develop young minds and encourage our students to be positive citizens in the world. We are in a great place with some outstanding students and we need to continue to find ways to provide them an exciting and safe environment to learn.

Thanks again for being the forward-thinkers you are and I do look forward to being a part of the achievements our students will experience this next semester.

Journey to Jag Country

This Thursday, Jasper is having an 8th grade information night for our students. It was originally scheduled for this Wednesday, but has been changed. The posters in the hallway have been changed to reflect the new date. Please let your students know about the change as well.

The event starts at 6:00.

Staff Dress Code Reminder

Just a reminder that we are back to the normal staff dress code since the 1st semester is over. Jordan will be heading up the PISD Education Foundation Staff Campaign which may have an incentive to wear jeans on days that aren't specified as jeans days...


Mondays: Business Casual. Raven polo can be worn on these days.

Tuesdays: Rice Spirit Day. Jeans may be worn with Rice or PISD spirit wear.

Wednesdays: Dress for Success. Please encourage your students to participate.

Thursdays: Business Casual. The first Thursday of each month is "Cause Day" where you can wear jeans with your cause day shirt of your choice. This Thursday is our first Cause Day of the semester.

Fridays: Jeans may be worn.


As always, please remember that we are representing Rice Middle School, our community and the district, so we need to make sure we look the part as well.

New Staff Members

Please make sure you take the time to welcome Demetra Rogers, Elizabeth Nipper, and Jereko Lovett to our Rice family.

Second Semester Schedules

If a student shows up to your class and is not on your roster, please send him or her to the counseling office.

Wednesday WICORs In One Place!

Great informational resources for you to apply in the classroom.

Remarkable Ravens

We will be passing out our Remarkable Ravens tomorrow.

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

Happy Birthday!!!

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Events for the Week

Deliver Remarkable Ravens

Tuesday, Jan. 5th, 8:30am

8500 Gifford Drive

Plano, TX

Jasper Counselor Visits

Wednesday, Jan. 6th, 1:45pm

8500 Gifford Drive

Plano, TX

8th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Renner

Wednesday, Jan. 6th, 6pm

8500 Gifford Drive

Plano, TX

8th Grade Girls Basketball @ Renner

Wednesday, Jan. 6th, 6pm

5701 West Parker Road

Plano, TX

8th Grade Night at Jasper-Journey to Jag Country

Thursday, Jan. 7th, 6pm

6800 Archgate Drive

Plano, TX

7th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Renner

Thursday, Jan. 7th, 6pm

8500 Gifford Drive

Plano, TX

7th Grade Girls Basketball @ Renner

Thursday, Jan. 7th, 6pm

5701 West Parker Road

Plano, TX

6th Grade Honor Choir

Saturday, Jan. 9th, 8:30am

1717 17th Street

Plano, TX