Rice Middle School Announcements

Thursday, May 17th

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Attention AVID students

Please check Google Classroom for important details about our picnic this Friday.

Yearbooks are here!

Yearbooks will be handed out in homeroom on Friday, May 18. If there are any extra yearbooks, they will available to buy starting Monday, May 21st before and after school in Ms. Kosel's room (728). They will be $40 CASH only. The office will not be able to deliver cash, so you will need to bring it with you to school. Thank you for your support of the yearbook!

Important Dates

Dear Rice Parents,

Many of you like to make summer travel arrangements. So you may better prepare, the following dates have been determined by the district:

  • Middle School (Grades 6, 7 and 8) Registration is July 26, 27 & 30
    • New students should contact their schools beginning July 16 to schedule registration appointments. Appointments will be scheduled July 26, 27 & 30 during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Middle school counselors will return July 23.
  • Middle School Schedule Pick-up is Wednesday, August 1, 2018
    • 6th Grade is 8am – 10am
    • 7th grade is 11 am – 1pm
    • 8th grade is 2pm – 4pm
  • First day of school is Monday, August 13, 2018

A copy of the approved district calendar can be found HERE.

Thank you,

Rice Administration & Counseling

Advanced Theatre at Jasper

If you are an 8th grader, attending Jasper next year and would like to audition for the advanced theatre class, please see Ms. Petropoulos for more information.

Plano West Golf Team Tryouts

All boys and girls that will be freshmen or that are interested in trying out for the Plano West Golf Team for the 2018 -2019 season need to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, May 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the Plano West Library . Please make sure one parent attends. Information about summer tryouts and the team will be discussed. If you are unable to attend, you must contact Coach Hardison at rick.hardison@pisd.edu

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!


Summer Tennis Camps

There will be 2 tennis camps held at Plano West this summer for kids 7-16 years old. The dates are June 4-8, and July 23-27. Email Coach Walker for details at morgen.walker@pisd.edu

Choose one of the following options to register:

1. Call High Point at (972) 941-7170, Option 5

2. Register in person at Highpoint Tennis Center, 421 W Spring Creek Pkwy

3. Register On-line at:


Search “Tennis Camp” and select your week

PISD Theatre Camps

Enrollment for the middle and high school theatre camps are now open and have gone 100% digital this year.

If you have a current 6th or 7th grade student, they would attend StarPower, the Middle School Camp: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plano-isd-starpower-middle-school-theatre-camp-registration-44766489776

If you have a current 8th grade student, they would attend CenterStage, the High School Camp: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plano-isd-centerstage-high-school-theatre-camp-registration-44783629040

Both of these camps have a finite number of spaces for actors and technicians so early registration is recommended as the camps book quickly every year!

Summer Debate Camps

Registration is now open for the Plano West Debate Camp July 23rd-27th

Plano West Debate Camp registration is now open!

Registration is open for the Plano Senior Debate Camp

Information can be found here

Summer Camp flyer