Rice Middle School Announcements

Tuesday, April 23rd

Attention Rice Speech Team

We will have practice this Thursday after school until 5pm. Come prepared to work on your event for the final tournament of the year!

Attention All Movie Club Members

We will have a meeting today, April 23rd in room 741 from 3:30 to 4:30. Again, that is room 741. Hope to see you there!

Attention 8th graders!

If you want to buy a Plano West shirt with your graduation date, the last day is TOMORROW, Wednesday, April 24th. Please turn in the form and $5 cash to the front office.

Moving or might be moving?

If you know, you will be moving or withdrawing from Rice at the end of school or during the summer, please fill out an “NEXT SCHOOL YEAR NOTIFICATION FORM” as soon as possible. The form is available in the counseling office and front office. Please remember, that if you later decide to stay in the Rice zone you always have a spot!


Chess Club Tournament

The Chess Club Tournament will be held on two consecutive Tuesday's, April 30 and May 7. The sign up sheet is posted on Mrs. Swanson's door, Room 515. Make sure that you sign up before Thursday, April 25 to be eligible to play. Check Mate!

Attention all 6th grade students

If you have your updated shot record with you, please submit it to Nurse Yang now. The updated shot record is required for 7th grade enrollment and due before the last day of school, May 24th. If you are not sure you have met the requirements, you can check with Nurse Yang. Remember, no shot record, no 7th grade schedule pick up

2019 NJHS Induction Class

The 2019 NJHS Induction Class is finalized and the list of inductees is posted to the NJHS bulletin board outside the 8th grade POD and on the NJHS Application google classroom page.

The Induction will be Thursday April 25 in the Rice Gym at 6:30.

Wednesday, the 24th, after school, we will have a short meeting with all inductees in the cafeteria to explain how the induction will work.

All inductees please join our remind and google classroom pages for all updates and communications.

Jasper Theatre Productions Class

Attention 8th graders attending Jasper next year: are you interested in being in the theatre production class? Productions class is a class that will be a combination of Technical Theatre and Theatre Students 9th and 10th graders. This is an audition only class.

Students who are considering auditioning need to put Theatre I or Technical Theatre I on their schedule, if they are accepted into the class, their counselor will move them into the Productions Class.

You can access the application packet here:


Plano ISD Summer Debate Camps

Mean Green Debate Camp

8th Graders attending Jasper next year can take advantage of the discount UTD is offering Jasper students on their summer debate camp, see flyer for more details.

Rice PTA 2019-2020 Board, Chairs, and Coordinators Needed!

Would you like to get more involved in your child's school, get to know other parents and staff, and use your time and talents to enrich our Rice community? Rice PTA is already hard at work to ensure that next year is a great one, and we need YOUR HELP to make it a success! We are looking for parents to serve in the following positions:

  • Treasurer
  • Communications Chair
  • Council Delegate
  • SAGE Chair
  • Legislative Chair
  • Teacher Appreciation Chair
  • Hospitality Chair
  • Reflections Art Contest Coordinator
  • 8th Grade Celebration Chair
  • Copy Chair
  • After-School Programs Coordinator
  • Hardship Chair
  • School Supplies Co-Chair
  • Dads' Club Chair
  • Parent Education Coordinator
  • Health Awareness/Youth Protection Coordinator
  • Multicultural Coordinator
  • Environmental Chair

Go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4CABAB2AA64-20192020 to view more information about and sign up for available positions. Deadline to sign up is May 1st. Contact volunteers@ricepta.org if you have any questions or if you'd like to sign up for a position. Thank you in advance for your service to the Rice community!

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