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    Rhinoland

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    Biography Day
    PHOTO ALBUM: Biography Day
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    Invention Convention Winners
    Photo Album: Invention Convention Winners
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    Valentines for Veterans

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    Honor Band

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    Running Club Race

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    Honor Orchestra

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    United Food Bank Donation

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    Pen Pals
    The week before winter break, second graders wrote letters to seniors at Rose Court Senior Living in Phoenix. Each student was assigned a resident, and in technology class they typed a short letter and included a festive border before printing them out. Ms. Wahid delivered the letters and the staff handed them out on Christmas with stockings and brownies. They were a huge hit, and some of the residents are planning to write back. It looks like we might have some pen pals in the near future! This was an excellent opportunity for students to practice writing, technology skills, and service to the community.
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    MathLeague Competition
    Rice Rhinos did an outstanding job at the MathLeague competition on January 22nd, 2022. Rice Elementary students placed 1st in Division 6 for the state of Arizona and came in second for the state overall. Way to go, Rhinos! A huge shout out to Jennifer Kraemer and Robyn Bills who prepare the students for these competitions. The following students qualified for the state competition:
    • 3rd grade - Chase Leavy
    • 4th grade - William Clouse, Kolton Kraemer, Kipton Weinberg
    • 5th grade - Ayushi Gautam
    • 6th grade - Sawyer Alvarado, Carmen Pafford
    Photo Album: Rice MathLeague Competition
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    Courtney Cook
    Congratulations to Rice Elementary teacher Courtney Cook who earned National Board Certification in December. Achieving National Board Certification is a rigorous process, and was designed to develop, retain, and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards website: Mission and History
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    Rep. Jennifer Pawlik Visits

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    Bus Drivers

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    Running Club
    PHOTO ALBUM: Morning Run
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    Math League Competition

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    Veterans Day Performance
    Second grade students honored veterans with an outstanding musical performance. Thank you to our teachers whose hard work was seen in the music and words of our students. We were amazed by the students who learned sign language from one of our teachers, Rylie Perkes, for the performance in order to be inclusive and reach more of our community. We were delighted to welcome our families to watch the performance. It is with our deepest gratitude that we thank our veterans for their service and sacrifice.
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    Commemorating Patriot Day
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    Come and Eat It
    Rice fifth grade students had a unique experience: Come and Eat It! -- a chef-driven, student-led, LIVE cooking program. This event was a collaboration between Rice Elementary, Aramark, and Independence Gardens. Students learned about the importance of good nutrition, and cooked using fresh, healthy ingredients, including cilantro grown in Rice Elementary's very own hydroponic tower gardens. Thank you to chefs Tess Collins and Subash Yadav for teaching our students how to make a bean tostada with jicama avocado slaw. Come and Eat It Photo Album
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    3D Printing
    Rice 6th graders finished their 3D design and printing unit by finally receiving their very own printed projects. Students used 3D design software to create an obelisk with their name etched in hieroglyphics, which was then printed out on one of our 3D printers. At the end of the project, they discussed helpful real-world applications for 3D printing (such as prosthetics for kids and devices for animals with special needs). 6th grader Ben Bunde used the software to design something he had been thinking about. He wanted to take the idea of using hydroponic gardening to create a float to hold a plant in a canal or pond. Ms. Wahid helped him adjust his design, print out a prototype, and now he can test his idea and improve his design! 3D Printing Photo Album
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    2021 HISEF

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    Rice AAA Winners

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    District Honor Band

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    District Honor Orchestra

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    Flag Corp

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    Yearbook Cover Design Contest

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    Spring 2021 Recognition
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    100th Day Celebration

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    Christian del Fosse

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    Visitor comment: "All of the Staff and Students! I was so impressed by how kind, considerate and well behaved all of the students were! It made me smile! I was at the school on Jan. 29 all day, and all of the children were so very kind and well mannered. And the teachers and staff were so kind -- it showed that they really care for their students. All the children seemed to be so happy, I just was so impressed. My kids are all adults now, but if they weren't, I would want to enroll them at this school for sure! I even had the privilege to meet the principal, Mrs. Mathew, who also was very kind."
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    Brianne Aaker
    Rice Elementary teacher Brianne Aaker earned National Board Certification as an Exceptional Needs Specialist - Early Childhood through Young Adulthood. The process was rigorous, but worthwhile. Brianne brings the number of CUSD teachers who have earned national certification to 74. National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. Created by teachers, for teachers, the National Board Standards represent a consensus among educators about what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. Board certification is available in 25 certificate areas spanning 16 disciplines from Pre-K through 12th grade. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards website
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    Ryder Christensen
    Rice Elementary's Inaugural Student Citizenship Award Winner is Ryder Christensen! The Apple Achievement Award (AAA) is CUSD's recognition program. Each year one staff member, volunteer, and student from each school is recognized for their outstanding contributions to their campus. We are so grateful to have so many wonderful children at Rice, and Ryder is an excellent example of how smart and engaging our students are. Ryder has three sisters and one brother, a dog and a pet tortoise! Ryder loves skateboarding, jumping on his trampoline, hanging out with friends, and helping others. He often volunteers through his church to help people move. We can't wait to see what the future holds for you, Ryder!
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    Food Drive

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    Donation of Paper Microscopes

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