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!