Rice Elementary School

A 2017 PBIS Bronze Award Recipient for High Implementation Fidelity

Our Vision

Rice Elementary School’s vision is to empower students to achieve holistically and become influential citizens.

Our Mission

At Rice Elementary School, every child will be effectively educated Academically, Culturally, Emotionally, and Socially through rigorous instruction, moving forward as 21st Century Nnee.

A Message from Your Principal

Welcome to Rice Elementary School. We are proud of our dedicated, experienced staff and enthusiastic learners!

As demands and complexities of teaching children increase, it becomes more evident that we all need to work together to insure that our children reach their potential. We believe that all of us – the school and the community – must work together in an extended family environment to insure success for all our students. We believe it is everyone’s responsibility to empower children with the creative, intellectual, and decision-making skills necessary for them to become academically, socially, physically, and emotionally successful and responsible.

With that in mind, you are invited to be an active participant at Rice Elementary School. Whether you are a classroom volunteer, special event participator, or member of one of our school communities, you are encouraged to be involved! Research on schools clearly demonstrates that parent participation in their child’s school coincides with a greater likelihood of academic success for their child.

It is our desire to keep you informed of all that is taking place at school. Up-to-date and additional information are sent to you though bright arrow, email, and personal contact. Listen to our live radio feed on Mondays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on KYAY Apache Radio 91.1 FM. If you have questions or concerns that arise at any time, please do not hesitate to give your child’s teacher or me a call. I look forward to having a long and rewarding relationship with you and your family.


Ivan Tsosie

Ivan Tsosie, RES Principal
(928) 475.4837
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Congratulations, Rice Elementary School!

Congratulations to all the teachers, staff, students, parents, and administrators of Rice Elementary School! Rice Elementary was awarded the 2017 bronze PBISaz achievement award. The award was presented to Rice Elementary on May 5 at a state award ceremony where the school received an award poster to hang in our school, recognition at the state level, and a commemorative photo along with publication of the achievement. Congratulations to all the hardworking staff members of Rice Elementary on this great achievement!

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