Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Frosty Morning

Students & Parents,

We had a lot of frost and ice this morning, but we still got everyone here and started on time.

Just a reminder to watch the weather reports, especially the early-morning news. If there is a school closure, you'll see it announced on TV. If the TV news gives no information about Killeen ISD, then we are starting on time.

Stay warm!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

KISD News, Public Hearing

Rancier Family,

As many of you have already heard, KISD has approved plans to close Fairway Middle School at the end of this school year, and to open brand-new Patterson Middle School in August.

These moves will impact students at almost every other middle school, as boundaries are changed in order to re-assign all the students from Fairway, and to create a student body for Patterson.

There are some Rancier students who will be shifted over to Manor Middle School, and Rancier will also receive a whole new group of students from the Nolanville area.

KISD believes very strongly in parent communication. Therefore, public meetings have been scheduled to allow parents and community members the opportunity to hear firsthand what is going on, and to ask any questions they might have.

If you can possibly attend, please make plans to come to the public meeting at Rancier Middle School on Wednesday, January 28, at 6:30 pm, in the Rancier cafeteria.

I would love to see lots of Rancier parents in the audience!

Special Thanks

A big thank-you goes out to the 5th grade students at Peebles, Hay Branch, and Brookhaven Elementary schools!

We were honored at Rancier to host these students for a couple of hours Friday morning. The 5th graders got to tour the Rancier campus, see performances by the Band & Choir, and even got to enjoy lunch in the Rancier cafeteria! It was a great visit, and we're excited to have these new Ka-Roos come aboard next year.

5th graders: Remember to finish the year strong!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

5-Day Weekend! (for students...)

Hey Y'all,

The first semester comes to an end this week.

Just a reminder to all students and parents that there is no school for students on Friday, Jan. 16th, Monday, Jan. 19th, or Tuesday, Jan. 20th. Students will return to school on Wednesday, Jan. 21st.

The Rancier staff will have a Teacher Workday on Friday, Jan. 16th, a holiday on Monday, Jan. 19th, and a Staff Development day on Tuesday, Jan. 20th.

Let's start the second semester strong!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Attention Parents of 8th Grade Students!

Rancier Middle School is planning a special presentation for the parents of our 8th grade students. We will be presenting information on the Student Success Initiative (SSI) and the requirements 8th graders must meet before being promoted to 9th grade.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 13th, and will be offered three times that day:

9am in the Rancier Library

Noon in the Rancier Library

6pm in the Rancier Cafeteria

Hope to see you there!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Welcome Back!

Happy New Year!

It's good to see everyone back from the holidays! I hope you had a restful break.

We are back on our regular schedule, but there are a few dates you need to be aware of.

The first semester ends on Thursday, January 15th.

There is no school for students on:

Friday, January 16th

Monday, January 19th

Tuesday, January 20th

We will resume our regular bell schedule on Wednesday, January 21st, which will be the official beginning of the third nine weeks and second semester.

Let's finish the semester strong!