Friday, December 12, 2008

Just one week to go...

Rancier Family,

We're coming up on our last school week of 2008!

Christmas Break will go from December 22 - Jan 2, with students returning to school Jan. 5, 2009.

Remember, we have an early release Friday, December 19!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Progress Reports & Shadow Day


Progress Reports are being mailed home today, so watch your mailboxes, and contact your child's teachers if you have any questions or concerns.

Parents of 8th Graders:

Shadow Day @ Killeen High is Tuesday, Dec. 16th! This is a special event designed to give our 8th graders an opportunity to see their future campus and attend classes alongside their future classmates. Last year's event was a big success, and we look forward to another great day.

Students must return their permission form with parent signature in order to attend Shadow Day.

Thank you for your support!

Monday, December 1, 2008

December is Here!


It's hard to believe, but we are now in December!

This week, December 1 - 5, we will be mailing out Progress Reports. Our plan is to get them in the mail to you by Thursday, Dec. 4.

Also, please remember the second nine weeks is winding down. We have only 15 school days until Christmas break, and then only 9 school days in January before the semester ends.

Watch your mailbox for your child's progress report, and be sure to contact your child's teachers if you have any questions.

Thank you for your support!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Dear Ka-Roos,

Remember, we are in school only Monday & Tuesday of next week, Nov. 24 & 25. Thanksgiving break goes from Wednesday - Friday, Nov. 26 - 28.

Enjoy good food, time with family, and come back ready to learn on Monday, Dec. 1st.

I am very thankful to work with the Rancier Middle School family.

This link to the Scholastic web site gives information on the pilgrims' and Native Americans' first Thanksgiving meal, and this link gives information on President Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

We've Got Spirit! How 'Bout You?

Congratulations to our brand-new Rancier Middle School Pep Squad!

Just today, we announced the names of several students from all three grade levels who will help promote school spirit and cheer for our athletic teams at all events.

The Pep Squad is separate from the Cheerleading Squad, and is open to all students.

Please contact Ms. Elmore if you have any questions!

Go Roos!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

IB Town Hall Meeting

Attention 8th Graders & Parents:

There is a special event next week you need to be aware of.

Killeen High School has scheduled an IB Town Hall Meeting for 8th grade students and their parents, to give you an opportunity to learn about the IB programs available to you at Killeen High.

The meeting is set for Tuesday, Nov. 18th, at 6 pm, at the Killeen High Cafeteria.

Rancier Middle School also takes part in the IB program as an MYP school. If you would like to learn more about these programs, just follow the link above to the IB web site.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Honoring our Veterans

There is no school today in Killeen ISD, as we observe Veterans' Day and honor all those who serve and have served in our armed forces.

At Rancier Middle School, we give a special word of thanks to all the veterans among our parents and staff. We honor you today, and every day.

Follow this link for information on the history of Veterans' Day.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Attention Ka-Roo Parents!

I am excited to announce that Killeen ISD is in the process of opening up GradeSpeed access to parents of Middle School students.

GradeSpeed will allow you to view your child's grades from any computer with internet access, anytime, 24/7.

KISD Technology Services will be sending out letters to parents with instructions to access GradeSpeed.

8th grade letters went out today, 11/6.

7th grade letters will go out on 11/12.

6th grade letters will go out on 11/19.

Be sure to get connected right away! If you have trouble connecting, please contact our office for help.

Thank you!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Nov. 6 & Nov. 11


Please be aware that we have a 1:35 Student Release on Thursday, November 6th. Students are asked to clear campus as quickly as possible, as our teachers will be involved in Staff Development from 2:00 till the end of the day.

Also, there is no school on Tuesday, Nov. 11, in honor of the Veterans' Day holiday.

Thank you!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Wondering Who Won?

On Friday, we held our Mock Presidential Election, and promised to announce the results Monday.

If you're checking the blog tonight, you get a sneak preview...

The student body of Rancier Middle School has elected Senator Barack Obama as President of the United States. Students are encouraged to watch election returns Tuesday evening to see if our results match those of the national election.

Parents, you should also be receiving a letter with your child's report card. Be sure to check out Study Island! If your child does not have a login ID, a new one is available in the library.

See you Monday!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Time to Vote!

It's almost Election Day, and Rancier Middle School is ready to vote!

We will be holding a mock presidential election here at RMS on Friday, October 31st, in our Activity classes. We are also teaching our students how the Electoral College works in our presidential elections, and we're using our Activity classes to simulate the Electoral College in our mock election.

We plan to announce our results on Monday, November 3rd.

Let's see if RMS predicts the outcome of the election on the 4th!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A New 9 Weeks

Friday, October 24th, marked the end of the first nine weeks of the 08-09 school year.

Parents, if you haven't already done so, now is a great time to make contact with your child's teachers to discuss progress and goals for the second nine weeks. E-mail is an easy way to get in touch and stay in touch. Our teachers' e-mail addresses can be found on the KISD web site, at the Rancier Middle School page.

One of our goals for this year is to increase our percentage of students passing all classes, and we ask for your help in making this goal a reality.

Have a great week!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Welcome to the Blog!

Parents, students, & staff:


My name is David Dominguez, and I am honored to serve as principal of Rancier Middle School.

This blog is dedicated to getting the word out about all the great things happening here in Ka-Roo country. I hope you will find this space an easy way to keep up-to-date with events here, and just to feel more a part of the Ka-Roo Family.

Feel free to leave comments, but understand that comments will have to be approved before appearing on the blog.

This blog will be linked on our campus page through the KISD web site.

Thanks for stopping by!