Rice Middle School Announcements

Wednesday, February 26th

Unified Sports Club

Attention 6th and 7th graders! Do you love to help others? Do you love to have fun and play games? Consider joining the Unified Sports Club! This club is sponsored by the special olympics and aims to promote inclusion through sports and activities. Go by room 521 to grab an application out of the blue folder. Applications will be accepted through Friday, February 28th. See Ms. Wang if you have questions.

Donate to the MSA Food Bank

MSA is contributing to the already existing Food Bank at IACC, which serves around 80 families a week. MSA is collecting non-perishable food items, hygiene, and cleaning supplies all year round. There is a box in the rotunda. Please consider donating generously to help someone in need.

Attention Rice Speech Team

We are meeting today from 3:45 - 5:00pm in the cafeteria. Come prepared to work on your event for the Plano Senior Tournament

Card Club this Friday

Attention ALL students: Please join us for Card Club this Friday, February 28, in Mrs. Silva's room, 916! You can play with Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, Magic, or regular playing cards. Come join the fun and bring your cards this Friday from 3:30-4:15 in room 916. See you there!

Attention All Movie Club Members

We will have a meeting TODAY and Friday after school. Today's meeting will be from 3:30 to 4:30, and the Friday meeting will be from 4:00 to 5:00. BOTH meetings are mandatory, as we will be covering some crucial steps. Thank you and we hope to see ALL of you there.

Math and Science Club

Do you like science? Would you like to explore math that isn’t just numbers? If that’s you, come join the Math and Science Club. You can show off your favorite topic, learn about others’ favorites, and do fun hands-on experiments! Come to our meeting in room 511 on Thursday, Feb. 27th, from 3:30- 4:15.

Plano Art Summer Symposium

If you are a 6th and 7th grader who loves art and is interested in being approved for the Plano Art Summer Symposium, Talk to Ms. Lin in room 737 before or after school to be on the pre-approval recommendation list. Deadline is Monday, March 2nd.

MSA Meeting

MSA is inviting a guest speaker on Thursday, February 27th after school in Room 811 for an interactive seminar. We will also have an MSA winter party. Do not miss this great opportunity to gather and have fun. Bring food to share with others. Please join us. Hope to see you there!

Rice Cheerleaders

Attention future rice cheerleaders this is a reminder that your signed forms are due to either Mrs. Dyer (room 516) or Ms. Marcus (room 728) by Friday February 28th

Plano ISD 2020-2021 Academic Calendar Approved

Plano ISD’s school calendar for 2020-2021 has been approved and includes two fewer school days for students and teachers, as well as an additional five minutes added at the beginning of the school day for early childhood, elementary and middle schools. School hours for high and senior high schools remain unchanged.

Other calendar features include a Wednesday, August 12, 2020 start date and a Thursday, May 27, 2021 end date, a full week off for Thanksgiving and spring break is slated for March 8-12, 2021.

Bell schedules for all campuses are as follows:

· Early Childhood Schools: Beaty, Isaacs and Pearson
7:55 a.m. - 3 p.m.

· Head Start
7:55 a.m. - 3 p.m.

· Elementary Schools (grades pk/k–5)
7:40 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

· Middle Schools (grades 6-8)
8:25 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

· High/Senior High Schools (grades 9-12)
9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

· Academy High School
9:20 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

· Health Sciences Academy and IB World School
9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

· Special Programs
Elementary (grades K–5): 7:40 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Middle (grades 6–8); 8:25 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Secondary (grades 9–12): 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Download the calendar here

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