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End-of-Year Celebrations
Retirement Luncheon
LHE Honored as
Historical Marker
AVID Luncheon
The Pearce Pacesetters Prove That “Love is in the Air”
BHS at the Eisemann
Bowie Elementary Rewards Good Citizenship
Graduation Information
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Open to juniors and seniors enrolled in RISD high schools.
The camp will meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, June 9 – June 25, in the Arts and Technology Building on the UT Dallas campus. Each student must select one session to participate in.

Session One: 9–11:45 a.m.
Session Two: 12–2:45 p.m.
Session three: 3–5:45 p.m.

The camp fee is $35.
(Scholarships are available.)

End-of-year celebrations
Students throughout the district enjoy celebrations at the end of the school year. Many elementary schools have a "Field Day" where students participate in a variety of games and activities outside. Other schools have special performances or ceremonies to mark the end of another successful year.

Summer vacation for students starts June 5! >Top
Retirement Luncheon
Several RISD staff members who are retiring this year were honored at the Annual Human Resources Retirement Luncheon. They received the heartfelt thanks of the Board of Trustees and administrators for their long years of dedicated service to RISD, along with a nice gift.

Retirees invited one guest to celebrate with them at the formal luncheon. Best wishes to all RISD retirees in their next adventures in life. >Top
lake highlands elementary honored as historical marker

With about 400 people on the front lawn of the 54 year-old school, Lake Highlands Elementary was recognized by the great State of Texas with an official Historical Marker. Both current students and their families and many of the first young scholars to walk through the doors of the five room school in 1955 were witness to the unveiling of the marker.

Prior to the opening ceremony, returning alumnae enjoyed visiting and marveling at how big their little school had become over the years.  Principal Kim Sullivan welcomed special guests RISD Superintendent Dr. David Simmons, Dallas City Councilman Jerry Allen, representatives from the office of Congressman Jeb Hensarling and State Representative Allen Vaught, RISD trustee Luke Davis, and Mrs. Robin Norcross, who initiated the installation of the marker. Honored guests were family members of Dr. Bill Passmore who began the LHE legacy as the first principal of the school.

During the program, the audience was entertained with performances by the Lake Highlands Junior High Jazz Band, the Lake Highlands High School Drum Line and the LHE 4th grade choir.

Congratulations to the Lake Highlands Elementary community for this unique recognition. >Top

Avid Luncheon
Senior representatives from each of the high schools shared their inspirational stories about how AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) changed their lives at the annual AVID Achievement luncheon last week.

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
The JJ Pearce Pacesetters prove that “love is in the air”
The Pacesetters presented their 2009 spring show, “Love is in the Air." The show included many of the team’s award winning routines such as solos by Captain Nadia Bahramnejad, 1st Lieutenant Hayley Shelton, junior Alyssa Solman and a duet by sophomores Carly Marston and Mallory Shelton.  Alyssa and Carly also shared the honor of the “Best Dancer Award” at the Pacesetter Banquet May 3rd.

The Final Revue featured entertainment by other groups within the Pearce campus: The Comedy Club, Mustang Stampede, Varsity Cheerleaders and several very talented musicians. Pacesetter Dance Workshop attendees in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade showcased what they learned back in February for thrilled parents, friends and proud Pacesetters.
This year’s “Miss Pacesetter” award went to Mia DaMommio. Mia exemplies not only the spirit of teamwork needed to be a Pacesetter but the leadership, work ethic and moral standards that make the Pacesetter Organization proud. >Top
BHS at the eisemann
The Berkner Band held its end of year concerts at the Eisemann Center this month.

Audience members enjoyed a variety of selections that demonstrated the talent of the Award-winning BHS musicians. >Top
Bowie Elementary rewards good citizenship
As a special reward for good citizenship and hard work, Bowie's 3rd-6th graders were entered into a drawing for brand new bicycles donated by Dillet Black from The Horace Mann Companies. Grade level winners were excited about riding home from school on their new bicycles!

Thanks to this generous community partner for these incentives in support of student leadership and positive behavior. >Top
Graduation Information
All RISD graduations will be held at the Special Events Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd. in Garland.

Sunday, June 7
Richardson HS - 1:30 p.m.
Lake Highlands HS - 5:00 p.m.
Pearce HS - 8:30 p.m.

Monday, June 8
Berkner HS - 7:00 p.m. >Top
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