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2009 Spelling Bee
RISD Area Spelling Bee winners will now head to the Dallas County competition in late February and then on to regionals in March. All district winners are shown above. From left: RHS area spelling bee winner, Hanna Born from West Junior High; BHS area spelling bee winner, Jonathan Chari from Apollo Junior High; LHHS area spelling bee winner, Emily White from Moss Haven Elementary; PHS area spelling bee winner, Adrita Tasmin from Prestonwood Elementary. >Top
27th annual risd council of ptas used book fair
The 27th Annual RISD Council of PTAs Used Book Fair will be held at Valley View Mall, Feb 12-15. Over 80,000 books, CDs, and DVDs have been collected by local school PTAs. Proceeds from the sale fund scholarships for students and teachers throughout the district, with over $600,000 being donated over the last 26 years. Students in the National Honor Society, Young Men's Service League, National Charity League, Richardson Symphony League, Interact, Richardson Youth Leadership Program, and Girls Service League will be assisting with the sale.

Click here to download the flyer. >Top
RHS 5K run - march 7
Richardson High School 5K benefiting the RHS Excellence in Education Fund.

When: March 7, 2009 at 9 a.m.
Where: 1250 W. Beltline Road
Richardson, Texas 75080

Registration at or in person at Run On! Richardson

$15 Early Bird-if registered by February 25
$20 after February 25
$25 Race Day
$10 for all students

Packet pick-up March 4 6
at Run On! Richardson
1469 W. Campbell Road
Richardson, TX

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RHS Women's track team meet carl lewis
The RHS Women’s track team got to meet legendary track star Carl Lewis at University of Houston, Carl Lewis Indoor Track and Field Meet on Jan. 17. >Top
phs & rhs rivals
Jeffrey Stulmaker (left) and Stephen Katrein (right)
Usually when Richardson High school Varsity Tennis Captain Stephen Katrein and J.J. Pearce Varsity Captain Jeffrey Stulmaker meet on the tennis court, they are adversaries.

Not any more. The pair who played doubles together for The United States Tennis Association Sanctioned Qualifiers came together for a huge win in the Boys 18's Doubles Draw for the 2008 Cotton Bowl Super Championship Major Zone.

Katrein, who is ranked 39th in Texas and 46th in the Gulf States, and Stulmaker who is 88th in Texas and 112th in the Gulf states, are also an unusual duo for another reason. They are both lefties. The pair beat the number one seeded team from Austin in the first round. They went on to win the finals over a mixed Ohio/Texas team.

Katrein, a senior, and Stulmaker, a junior, put friendship aside when it comes to district tennis. "We each want to win for our schools," they say. They will have the opportunity to battle it out when the Spring Tennis Season begins this month. >Top
parent survey

The RISD Parent Survey will be distributed/mailed to parents the week of January 26. This brief survey seeks parent input to help RISD plan and evaluate the education and opportunities provided to our students. Parents, please complete the survey when you receive it and return it to your child's school or via U.S. mail by FEBRUARY 16.

We want to hear from you. Your opinion counts! >Top
Polar Express Stops at Jess Harben
As the culmination of library lessons about Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas, the Polar Express made a stop at Jess Harben Elementary School before winter break.  Students were issued official tickets and given jingle bells.  Activites included a holiday skit and a narration of the Polar Express book to a slide show and music. Following the story, everyone was served hot chocolate with marshmallows.  It was a fun celebration for all. >Top
Berkner HIgh School Pancake fundraiser
Berkner Theatre will be serving all you can eat pancakes at the Applebee's on Beltline Road from 8:30 a.m to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 7 for just $5.00. BHS is so excited about serving pancakes that they may burst into spontaneous singing from the upcoming production of "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown!" The proceeds from this amazing breakfast offer goes to the Ryan Sanders Memorial Scholarship Fund. Don't miss this theatrical breakfast opportunity.

Tickets are available at the door or from Jan Flesch at Berkner High School. >Top
This weekend in risd

"Even if you can't get to the theater on Broadway in New York City, you'll think you've been there after attending an RISD high school production. The student talent is outstanding, the sets are of Broadway quality, and the price is unbeatable. Don't miss a show!"

- RISD theater patron


“Thoroughly Modern Millie”, a high-spirited musical romp set in the 1920’s, will be presented by the Richardson High School Theatre Arts Magnet on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 1 at 2:00 p.m. Ticket information is available at

Pearce High School Theatre present “Footloose”. One kid. One Town. One Chance. All he wanted to do was dance. The music is on his side. Performances on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 1 at 2:00 p.m. Ticket information is available at

LHHS Theatre presents “Little Shop of Horrors”, a rock musical by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, about a nerdy florist shop worker who finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed. Performances on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7:00 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30 at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 31 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Ticket information is available at

The Lake Highlands High School Winter Guard Competition will be held all day Saturday, January 31 at Juan Sequin High School in Arlington.

Basketball – Fri., Jan. 30
PHS Boys vs. Rockwall @ Pearce High School, 6:30, 7:30, 8:00 (JV, F, V)

PHS Girls vs. Rockwall @ Rockwall High School, 5:00, 6:30, 8:00 (JV, V)

LHHS Girls vs. Sunset @ Lake Highlands High School, 6:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (F, JV, V)

LHHS Boys vs. Sunset @ Davis Fieldhouse, 6:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (JV, V)

RHS Boys vs. W. T. White @ Loos Field House, 6:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m (JV, V)

RHS Boys vs. W. T. White @ W. T. White High School, 6:00 p.m. (FA)

RHS Girls vs. W. T. White @ Richardson High School, 6:00 p.m., 7:30 (JV, V)

RHS Girls vs. Plano Williams @ Richardson High School, 6:00 p.m. (F)

BHS Boys vs. Creekview @ Berkner High School, 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (JV, F, V)

BHS Boys vs. Molina @ Berkner High School, 5:30 p.m. (F)

Soccer – Fri., Jan. 30
BHS Girls vs. Creekview @ Berkner B Field, 5:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. (JV, V)

LHHS Boys vs. Sunset @ Wildcat-Ram Stadium, 5:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. (JV, V)

LHHS Girls vs. Sunset @ Kincaide, 5:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. (JV, V)

RHS Boys vs. W. T. White @ Eagle-Mustang Stadium, 5:45 p.m., 7:00 p.m. (JV, V)

RHS Girls vs. W. T. White @ Loos Fieldhouse, 5:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (JV, V)

Wrestling – Thurs., Jan. 29 and Sat., Jan. 31
RHS vs. BHS @ Richardson High School, 6:00 p.m. (JV, V) – Jan. 29

LHHS in LHHS Quad @ Lake Highlands High School, 9:00 a.m. (JV, V) – Jan. 31

Gymnastics – Thurs., Jan. 29
RISD Girls Invitational @ MST, 6:30 p.m.

Tennis – Fri., Jan. 30
RHS to Denton Snowball Classic @ Denton High School, all day tournament

LHHS vs. Rockwall Heath @ Lake Highlands High School, 4:00 p.m. >Top
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