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SILVER CUP & SUPERINTENDENT'S MEDALLION AWARDS NIGHT 2006
Silver Cup recipients Darwin Spiller, principal of Stults Road Elementary, (seated), and Kay Reynolds, Dobie Primary principal, (front row), accept accolades from the Board of Trustees and Interim Superintendent Patti Kieker. Back row, from left, Board Vice President Karen Ellis, Carol Kent, Patti Kieker, Kim Quirk, Pat Epstein and Lanet Greenhaw. The Silver Cup awards are presented for work with the community.
 
Individual school success was celebrated last Monday night at the Ninth Annual Richardson Independent School District Awards Night. The Board of Trustees and Interim Superintendent Patti Kieker presented awards for community service projects and for sustained academic achievements. In addition, schools were recognized for earning one of the top two ratings from the Texas Education Agency this fall, part of the district’s overall Recognized rating.

In all, more than three fourths of the district’s 55 schools were honored at the festive awards ceremony and reception.

TEA Ratings

Eight RISD schools received the “Exemplary” rating.

  • Bowie Elementary
  • Brentfield Elementary
  • Canyon Creek Elementary
  • Mohawk Elementary
  • Northrich Elementary
  • Prairie Creek Elementary
  • Spring Creek Elementary
  • Yale Elementary

Thirty-four RISD schools received the “Recognized” rating.

 
  • Apollo Junior High
  • Parkhill Junior High
  • Richardson North Junior High
  • Westwood Junior High
  • Aikin Elementary
  • Arapaho Classical Magnet
  • Big Springs Elementary
  • Dartmouth Elementary
  • Dover Elementary
  • Forest Lane Academy
  • Forestridge Elementary
  • Greenwood Hills Elementary
  • Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet
  • Jess Harben Elementary
  • Lake Highlands Elementary
  • Mark Twain Elementary
  • Math/Science/Technology Magnet
  • Merriman Park Elementary
  • Moss Haven Elementary
  • Northlake Elementary
  • Northwood Hills Elementary
  • O.Henry Elementary
  • Prestonwood Elementary
  • Richardson Heights Elementary
  • Richardson Terrace Elementary
  • Richland Elementary
  • RISD Academy
  • Skyview Elementary
  • Springridge Elementary
  • Spring Valley Elementary
  • Stults Road Elementary
  • Thurgood Marshall Elementary
  • Wallace Elementary
  • White Rock Elementary
 

Silver Cup Awards

Each year since 1998, the Board of Trustees has presented Silver Cups to schools that have developed outstanding community projects. Community On-Campus Silver Cups honor schools that had exceptional success in encouraging volunteers and community members to participate “on campus.” This year’s winner is Stults Road Elementary for their partnership with Episcopal Church of the Ascension. Their volunteers mentored students, participated in a Read-A-Thon, donated more than 530 books, taught parent education and ESL classes, and boosted teacher morale by redecorating the teacher’s lounge and providing encouragement and gift certificates throughout the year.

An honorable mention certificate went to Richardson Terrace Elementary.

Community Outreach Silver Cups honor schools whose students and staff have demonstrated exceptional effort in reaching out to their community through volunteering, training, partnerships or other activities. This year’s winner is Dobie Primary for their service over the course of nine years to more than 800 families in their community. This service specifically involves the Family Literacy Center which helps adults learn how to assist their children in reaching their full potential as learners.

An honorable mention certificate went to Lake Highlands Freshman Center.

Superintendent’s Medallions

These coveted awards recognize schools for their TAKS results through the perspective of continued academic growth, especially with subpopulations of economically disadvantaged and non-predominant ethnic groups in each school.

Six schools were extremely close to meeting all criteria, and for the third year, Honorable Mention certificates were presented. Patti Kieker said, “Their achievements are definitely worth noting and we are pleased with the positive direction they are headed.”

Those schools receiving honorable mention certificates for Superintendent’s Medallions are:

  • Audelia Creek Elementary
  • Bowie Elementary
  • Jess Harben Elementary
  • J.J. Pearce High School
  • Spring Creek Elementary
  • Springridge Elementary

This year, 15 schools met all the criteria necessary for medallion status.

Congratulations to Superintendent Medallion winners:

  • Aikin Elementary
  • Apollo Junior High
  • Dartmouth Elementary
  • Mohawk Elementary
  • Northrich Elementary
  • O.Henry Elementary
  • Richardson Heights Elementary
  • Richardson High School
  • Wallace Elementary
  • Yale Elementary

This year, five of those 15 schools received Gold Medallions for four consecutive years of earning Medallions. They are:

  • Brentfield Elementary
  • Canyon Creek Elementary
  • Math/Science/Technology Magnet
  • Parkhill Junior High
  • Prairie Creek Elementary
 
 
     
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