Creative Writing Club
The Rice Middle School Creative Writing Club is a place for students to work on and share their creative writing. Students from all grade levels are invited to attend meetings. The club is intended to foster student enjoyment of creative writing and allow them opportunities to share their work.
The Eco-Club gives students the platform they need to take action on the environmental issues they feel passionate about.
Meetings 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 3:30
Sponsor: Rocio Martinez-Mendoza
Teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship.
Currently, Rice Middle School has one First Tech Challenge (FTC) team that consists of up to fifteen 7th and 8th graders. Teams are chosen during September through a tryout process. Practices, scrimmages and competition tournaments will consume 4-14 hours per week from September until February (possibly longer), so applicants are encouraged be prepared to make a significant time commitment. Anyone interested in mentoring one of the teams or donating money, tools or materials should contact the sponsors below.
Girls’ Coding Club
Sponsor: Anya McCarthy
Lone Star Book Club
Sponsor: Laura Liu
NJAHS (National Junior Art Honor Society)
Our goal is to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art and also to aid members in attaining the highest standards in art, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community.
As a member of NJAHS, students should participate in two competitions at PISD as well as Junior VASE.
We are bringing art into other departments at school such as theatre (painting the sets for the play) and Special Education (painting ceiling tiles), as well as painting the pillars in the hallway.
Sponsor: Amy Lin
NJHS (National Junior Honor Society)
Rice Speech Team
Sponsor: Lindsey Petropoulos
Spanish Reading Club/El Club del Libro
Sponsor: Rocio Martinez
Sponsor: Maxine Woodhouse
Unified Sports Club
The Unified Sports Club is sponsored by the Special Olympics and meets the first Monday of every month. This club seeks to promote social inclusion of students with disabilities through intentionally planned activities.
Sponsor: Kayla Wang
Sponsor: Scott Sommer