STARS Teacher Profile - William Gattus

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

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Thomas Named Hamilton Park Principal

Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet assistant principal Michael Thomas has been named the new principal of the school.

Mr. Thomas is in his 10th year with RISD, beginning as a classroom teacher and also serving as an instructional specialist and assistant principal before coming to HPPM this year. He holds a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from The University of Texas at Dallas and a master's degree in Educational Leadership from Lamar University.

Mr. Thomas has assumed his new duties.

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Staff Spotlight

RISD Director of Visual Arts K-12 Myron Stennett has been named the winner of the Texas Art Educator Association Outstanding Art Educator Award. Mr. Stennett has been with RISD for 27 years, beginning as a teacher at Dobie Primary.


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Technology Survey Now Open

The BrightBytes survey of parents and students in grades 3-12 is now open and accessible from each school's website. RISD participates in the national BrightBytes survey as one way to help the district make decisions related to classroom and school technology.

The survey is anonymous, takes about 5 minutes, and is specific to each RISD campus. Visit your school's homepage to participate.

PACE After School Programs - Making It Matter

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RISD's PACE after school programs are still accepting students. Click to watch students in Northlake's PACE program have fun while learning about healthy eating habits, thanks to Children's Medical Center.

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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Link to upcoming events

District Calendar

  • October 17 - Board Work Session
  • November 7 - Regular Board Meeting
  • November 14 - Board Work Session
  • November 21-25 - Thanksgiving Holiday

Upcoming Events & Fundraisers

  • LHHS Fall Choir Concert - October 11
  • PHS Cheer Clinic - October 15
  • PHS Pacesetter Holiday Bazaar - October 22-23