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IN THIS ISSUE
BHS Robotics Reaches
Quarter Finals at
World Championships
Earth Day 2008
PHS Colorguard Shines in
Spring Competitions
RISD's ATPE
Scholarship Awards
Community Foundation
Sends Kids to Camp
Weatherminds at
Richland Elementary
Partners Corner
LHHS Gymnastics Team
AVID Luncheon
RHS Physics Day of
Fun - May 17
Graduation Times
BHS ROBOTICS REACHES QUARTER FINALS AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
The Berkner High School robotics team fared well at the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship tournament last month, competing against teams from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Singapore.

After finishing the first day undefeated and in first place, the team completed the tournament in the quarterfinal round.

Congratulations to the students for an outstanding effort in just their second year competing at the world championship tournament.

They were coached by Tricia Jolly, Sam Jolly, and Eon Meusa. >Top
EARTH DAY 2008
More than 80 elementary classes from across RISD converged on Cottonwood Trail this month in observance of Earth Day. Students learned about the environment and conservation in support of the science curriculum. >Top
J.J. PEARCE COLORGUARD SHINES IN SPRING COMPETITIONS
The J.J. Pearce High School Colorguard competed in a successful series of spring competitions, earning a national ranking.

After winning the Lamar High School contest in Arlington, the students performed again, less than 12 hours later, in the WGI International Dallas Regional event in Grand Prairie. After a strong performance it was announced the team had earned a top 15 national ranking.

They were coached by Renee Cantrell and Diunte White.

Congratulations! >Top
RISD'S ATPE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
At a recent reception, Richardson's Association of Texas Professional Educators president Blake Chapman awarded scholarships to some outstanding and deserving recipients. Scholarship recipients include: Patrick Unkenholz, Amy Quinn, Aaron R. Burkhard, Royce Phillips Jr., and Erica Hastings. >Top
ATPE scholarship award recipients with Richardson ATPE president Blake Chapman.
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SENDS KIDS TO CAMP
The Eiland Collins Foundation's Dwight Harry presents a check to HPPM Principal Dr. Cindy Montgomery, Assistant Principal Kay Simms, and students.
More students at Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet will now be able to experience field trips to Sky Ranch and NASA, thanks to the generosity of the Eiland Collins Foundation.

Last week, the foundation's Dwight Harry visited HPPM to present a $ 1,500 check to fund field trip scholarships for students who otherwise might not be able to attend.

The Eiland Collins Foundation is named for one of the great leaders in the Hamilton Park community, and has donated more than $4,500 to benefit underprivileged students at the campus over the last three years. >Top
WEATHERMINDS AT RICHARDSON ELEMENTARY
Richland Elementary welcomed Meteorologist Meghan Danahey from Channel 8 News for a Weatherminds presentation.

Students were excited to learn about things that affect the weather, and were ready with lots of excellent questions.

Thank you Meghan Danahey and WFAA Channel 8. >Top
Channel 8 Meteorologist Meghan Danahey presents at Richland Elementary.
PARTNERS CORNER
Students celebrated success at their recent Super Saturday party, a volunteer TAKS-preparation event.
Atmos Energy Rewards Junior High Super Saturday Stars
Many thanks to Atmos Energy who donated three hundred t-shirts to reward junior high Saturday students and staff for hard their work to prepare for TAKS. Atmos was truly impressed by the student's dedication and our staff's commitment to provide classes on Saturday!

Way to go! >Top
LHHS GIRL'S GYMNASTICS TOP TEN IN STATE - MORRISON ALL-AROUND STATE CHAMP
Despite having just three members, the Lake Highlands High School girl's gymnastics team won the regional competition, and finished eighth in Texas last month.

Since all their scores counted, there was little room for error for team members Jessica Girards, Sarie Morrison and Hannah Van Meter. Despite this, the girls performed very well, with Sarie Morrison winning the individual all-around and vault titles.

They were coached by Addi Ledford.

Congratulations! >Top
LHHS girl's gymnastics team received first in regional competition and finished eighth in Texas last month.
AVID LUNCHEON
High School students and staff from RISD's AVID Program celebrated their outstanding accomplishments at yesterday's AVID luncheon.
Senior representatives from each of the high schools shared their inspirational stories of how AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) has changed their lives at the AVID luncheon.

AVID is a national program offered as an elective course in every RISD secondary school. AVID teachers focus on college preparation, leadership and organizational skills, and making connections with students to support them in their academic pursuits..

Congratulations to all students and staff for their dedication and commitment to achievement through AVID. >Top
RHS PHYSICS DAY OF FUN - MAY 17
Richardson High School AP Physics students are presenting a day of fun and science for elementary students tomorrow, Saturday, May 17 at the Richardson Public Library. For more information, check out the flyer. >Top
GRADUATION TIMES
2008 Graduation is set for June 7 at the Garland Special Events Center.

BHS - 8:30 a.m.
RHS - 12:30 p.m.
PHS - 4:00 p.m.
LHHS - 7:30 p.m.

Click here for directions and a map to the Events Center. >Top

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