STARS Teacher Profile - Gretchen Allen

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Thank you to RISD's 2016 STARS teachers of the year for all you do for students!

Summer Bond 2016 Projects

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Dozens of Bond 2016 projects occurred over the summer, with schools across RISD benefitting from repairs, replacements or new equipment. Click to watch some of the work and projects.

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Annual College & Career Fair - September 17

The 2016 RISD College & Career Fair is Saturday, September 17. RISD high school students and their parents are invited to learn more about the college application and admissions process and meet with representatives from more than 150 local and national colleges & universities.

Speakers will offer sessions related to college applications/essay writing, financial aid options, college services for students with disabilities, qualifying to play intercollegiate athletics, and more.

This year's College & Career Fair will be held at Berkner High School, with shuttle bus service to/from BHS available from RISD's other high schools.

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2016 Spirit Run is November 5

Bond 2016 photo and link to video

The 2016 Excellence in Education Foundation Spirit Run is Saturday, November 5 - registration is open now. The Spirit Run directly benefits the students & staff of RISD. Register on September 14 from 5pm - midnight for $15!

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District of Innovation

RISD will be holding a public hearing on September 12 regarding the district's intent to pursue state designation as a District of Innovation. A District of Innovation is a concept passed by the Texas Legislature that provides traditional independent school districts most of the flexibilities available to the state's open enrollment charter schools.

The idea behind Districts of Innovation is that a local school district may want to pursue specific innovations in curriculum, instruction, governance, parent or community involvement, school calendar, budgeting, or other areas. If approved, an innovation plan allows a district to gain exemption from many Texas Education Code requirements, thus gaining more local control.

The public hearing will take place September 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the RISD Administration Building, 400 S. Greenville Avenue in Richardson.

First Grad of New School Year

Photo of first graduate through the newly-expanded Memorial Park Academy

Congratulations to Jocelyn Pokropinski - the first RISD student to graduate through the newly-expanded Memorial Park Academy program.


Board To Discuss Boundaries & Design of New School

At its September 12 meeting, the RISD Board is expected to hear initial attendance boundary recommendations and rationale for the new elementary school on White Rock Trail. Stakeholder feedback related to the boundaries will be solicited, and Trustees are expected to make a final decision on boundaries at the October 3 meeting.

Also at the September 12 meeting, trustees are expected to make preliminary design decisions on the configuration of the school, including elements from the most recent community survey, such as the location of the outdoor play areas, number of floors and aesthetic design of the exterior facade.

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Scoreboard Sponsors

Thank you to the following businesses and organizations that support RISD through scoreboard sponsorships at Eagle-Mustang or Wildcat-Ram stadiums. Please consider supporting these businesses that support RISD.

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District Calendar

  • September 12 - Regular Board Meeting
  • September 19 - Board Work Session
  • October 3 - Regular Board Meeting
  • October 7 - Student Holiday - Staff Development Day
  • October 10 - Fair Day Holiday

Upcoming Events & Fundraisers

  • Richardson Chamber Feeding Children Everywhere Event - September 11
  • RHS Eaglette Mini Dance Clinic - September 17
  • PTA/SAGE Parent Education Opportunity - Parents & Teachers as Allies - September 21
  • RHS Golden Eagle Band March-A-Thon - September 24