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IN THIS ISSUE
RISD High School
Theatre Productions
Students at Bukhair Turn
100 Days Smarter
PWE Collects Books For Belize
Meteorologist Visits Skyview
Outstanding Hispanic AP Students at PHS
2008 Spelling Bee Winners
AJH Symphony Orchestra
BHS Blood Drive
RISD National Signing Days
Transition Services Luncheon
"F Troop" Visits Audelia Creek
RISD Academic Decathlon
LHHS's Espree Set to Perform
RHS 5k Run
Total Eclipse of the Moon
26th Annual RISD Council of PTAs Used Book Fair
RISD HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE PRODUCTIONS
Berkner Theatre presents L.M. Montgomery's 'Anne of Green Gables' on Feb. 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Berkner Auditorium.

Ticket prices: $10 Advance, $12 at the door, $5 for RISD elementary students and their families.
Tyler Miller as the Engineer and the bar girls "The Heat is on in Saigon"
J. J. Pearce Theatre presents 'Miss Saigon.' RISD employees will receive one complimentary admission with their district ID at the box office. 'Miss Saigon' is showing January 31, February 1, 2 and 3; February 8, 9 and 10; and February 21, 22 and 24. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees begin at 2 pm. >Top
   
 
Marguerite (Morgan McDorman) and Percy Blakeney (Trey Pratt) sing their wedding vows to each other in Richardson High School's The Scarlet Pimpernel.
Richardson High School's Eagle Repertory Theatre presents 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' on Feb. 8, and 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the RHS Black Box Theatre. Ticket information available at www.rhstheatre.org. >Top
STUDENTS AT BUKHAIR ELEMENTARY TURN 100 DAYS SMARTER
Bukhair Elementary students celebrate their 100th day of classes.
As Bukhair second-graders explain: "Today we celebrated the 100th day of school. The second grade teachers were hard at work making this day one to remember."

"We counted to 100 objects by 2’s, 5's, 10's, 20's, and 25's.  We also read the book The Hungry Ants.  We included our Take 9 (daily exercise), and counted in sets of 10."

"Celebrating the 100th day of school has never been so much fun.  We look forward to counting down to the last day of school!" >Top
PRESTONWOOD ELEMENTARY COLLECTS BOOKS FOR BELIZE
Prestonwood Elementary Beta Club's service project this semester involved the student body bringing new and gently used children's books to share with others.

These books will be used to start lending libraries at several Anglican Schools in San Ignacio, Belize. The Beta Club collected more than 1,000 books to be sent to Belize. >Top
Pictured is the Prestonwood Beta Club members and sponsor.
CHANNEL 8 METEOROLIGIST VISITS SKYVIEW ELEMENTARY
Channel 8 Meteorologist Greg Fields speaks to second grade students at Skyview Elementary.
Second grade students at Skyview Elementary had a special guest recently. Channel 8 Meteorologist Greg Fields paid a visit to the campus to talk to the second grade about weather.

He explained how tornadoes and thunderstorms are formed, about the highs and lows in temperature, discussed weather safety, and answered may curious questions. >Top
OUTSTANDING HISPANIC AP STUDENTS AT PHS
J.J. Pearce High School 11th graders Gabriela Rodriguez, Jesus Jimenez, Celso Arellano and Cedric Villalobos were selected as outstanding Hispanic AP students and asked to participate in a districtwide parent education meeting.

The RISD parent education meeting was conducted by Tracey Hurst, Director of Secondary Advanced Academic Studies, for Hispanic parents on the benefits of advanced placement classes.

Three of the students are also members of the AVID program, "Advancement via Individual Determination", a college preparatory elective offered at Pearce High School. >Top
Pictured are the four Pearce High School students who were selected as outstanding Hispanic AP students.
2008 SPELLING BEE WINNERS
Pictured are the four RISD Area Spelling Bee winners.
Congratulations to the four RISD Area Spelling Bee winners for 2008. They will now head to the Dallas County competition in late February and possibly on to regionals in March.

Winners include RHS area spelling bee winner Rob Oakley from Spring Creek Elementary, whose last word spelled was 'imitate;' LHHS area winner Emily White from Moss Haven Elementary, whose last word spelled was 'tournament;' BHS area winner Jason Rodriguez from Springridge Elementary, whose last word spelled was 'tournament;' and PHS area winner Sara Drolet from Canyon Creek Elementary, whose last word spelled was 'tournament.'

Congratulations to the winners and good luck in the County competition! >Top
APOLLO JUNIOR HIGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Apollo Junior High Symphony Orchestra has been invited to play at the Texas Music Educators Association Conference on Feb. 15. This is a huge honor for the choir and the school. >Top
BERKNER HIGH SCHOOL BLOOD DRIVE
Berkner High School students and staff recently donated 221 units of blood with Carter BloodCare. When you add that to the 259 units that were collected in their November blood drive, their 2007-2008 school year total is 480 units. Since each unit of blood can save up to 3 people, that means BHS students and staff may have saved the lives of more than 1400 people since November.

Great job BHS! >Top
BHS students and staff donated the sixth-most units of blood to Carter BloodCare among DFW-area campuses in 2007.
RISD SIGNING DAYS
Pearce High School, National Signing Day 2007. Seated(L to R): Reece Markman(Soccer)-University of Rhode Island; Kimberlee Ernest(Soccer)-Texas Woman's University; Keegan Smith(Soccer)-Saint Louis University. Standing(L to R): Jordan Gush(Football)-Stony Brook University; Dishon Hughes(Football)-Georgetown University.
Wednesday was National Signing Day around the United States, and RISD again had a number of student-athletes officially commit to colleges and universities to play sports at the collegiate level.

Congratulations! >Top
 
Lake Highlands High, National Signing Day 2007. From left to right are: Geoff Dunham, football, Yale; Zach Atkins, football, Sewanee The University of the South; Quintin Shaw, football, University of Mary; John Shorter, football, UNT; Jessica Loyd, soccer, Baylor University; Alonzo Wilson, football, University of Mary; D. J. Monroe, football, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M; Hunter Fugate, soccer, Radford University; Alex Decosta, soccer, University of Denver; and C. H. Farmer, soccer, Xavier University.
 
Berkner High School, National Signing Day 2007. Students included: Melissa Henderson, Soccer, Notre Dame; Caitlin Foerstner, Soccer, Texas Women’s University; Katelyn Cropp, Soccer, Central Oklahoma; Caitlin Reedy, Soccer, St Edwards University; Josh Johnson, Football, Northwestern State; Nick Thomas, Football, Southwestern Oklahoma State University; Steven Pankey, Football, Midwestern State University; Stevie Trust, Football, Tarleton State University; Matt Carr, Football, Southwestern OK State University; Jock Payten, Football, Fordham University; Andy Okonkwo, Football, Fordham University; Jeremy Green, Football, Austin College; Tristen Eames, Football, Austin College.
TRANSITION SERVICES LUNCHEON
RISD's Transition Services Program will be holding their 18th Annual Business Luncheon on February 13 at 11:30 a.m. at Canyon Creek Country Club. This event recognizes the area businesses that employ Transition Students, highlights opportunities for potential employers, and is open to any area employer interested in attending.

The Transition Services Program:
  • Assesses and teaches vocational skills in the community leading to part or full time employment for students with disabilities.
  • Utilizes strategies of the Americans with Disability Act to help students become employed and train employers and co-workers to ensure the success of students.

  • Promotes volunteering and coordinates volunteer opportunities for the students as a means to develop more diverse career awareness.

  • If your business would like to attend the luncheon or receive more information about the Transition Program, please contact Susan Wilder at 469-593-7440. >Top
"F TROOP" VISITS AUDELIA CREEK ELEMENTARY
Fenton “F Troop” Fulgham recently visited Audelia Creek Elementary to help promote physical education. Fenton spent two days teaching the students about the positive effects of dance. Fenton is a local choreographer who has traveled the world working with various musical artists.  >Top
Fenton “F Troop” Fulgham is surrounded by Adrian Holloman, Kurt Rowe, and second graders from Audelia Creek Elementary.
RISD ACADEMIC DECATHLON
Congratulations to J.J. Pearce High School's Academic Decathlon team who won the Regional Competition, Jan. 19 at Rockwall High School. The team includes Parker Staats, Abigail Zapote, Michael Mohkamkar, Justin Neel, James Anderson, Ian Campbell, Shelby Walker, Samar Damghani and Isabella Westlauer, with Dr. Carol Whatley and Carol Hewitt as coaches. The team won 50 individual medals and three team medals.

The PHS team won a first place in Super Quiz Team, Super Quiz Relay and first Place overall. They advance to the State Competition in San Antonio, Feb. 27-March 2.

Congratulations to Berkner High School who has also advanced to the state competition for Academic Decathlon. Team members include Justin Jimenez, Robert Deel, Bill Mikesell, Abir Liben, Noura Liben, Amit Goyal, Monica Tong, Rebecca York and Robert McCarthy, with Tanya Gregson and Dean Webb as coaches.

The team came in second for Super Quiz Relay. The BHS team will compete at Plano East High School on February 29-March 2.

The Lake Highlands High School team came home with three medals: Henry Shytles, third in Essay; Chris Byrd, first in Speech; and Marta Alemu, third in Interview.

The Richardson High School team earned one medal: Micah Dianmond took third in Interview. >Top
LAKE HIGHLANDS HIGH SCHOOL'S ESPREE SET TO PERFORM
LHHS's pop music ensemble group will perform on Feb. 29 and March 1 at Lake Highlands High School.
Mark your calendars, as Lake Highlands High School's Espree will be performing on Feb. 29 and March 1 at Lake Highlands High School at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $9 each, reserved seating is available. For more information please call (214) 340-4541.

Click here to view the poster. >Top
RHS 5K RUN
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON
On February 20, 2008, there will be a total eclipse of the moon. RISD Planetarium Director Dr. Jim McConnell will be opening the Planetarium in the evening for anyone interested in dropping by to look through one of the telescopes he will have set up in the circular drive. He will also have a live feed from NASA showing on the large screen in the classroom. The partial eclipse will begin around 7:40 p.m. and the total eclipse will begin at 09:01 pm and end at 9:51pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for teachers and family alike.

The RISD Planetarium is located at 9465 Whitehurst Drive in Dallas, adjacent to Skyview Elementary. >Top
26TH ANNUAL RISD COUNCIL OF PTAs USED BOOK FAIR
Don't miss this great opportunity to pick up some "new to you" books while supporting a great cause.

February 7-9, 2008 - 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
February 10, 2008 - Noon to 6 p.m.

Valley View Center

Proceeds benefit the RISD Council of PTAs.

Click here to download the flyer. >Top
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