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2012 Invention Convention
Berkner Band Earns Another
Top Ten State Finish
RISD Parent Dyslexia
Education Group Meeting
Prestonwood Panthers
Turkey Trot for Hunger
Northlake Dressing to
"Go for the Gold"
RHS Swims Across America,
Raises Funds for Cancer
Research
Brentfield Elementary
Fall Carnival
RISD Senior One of Ten
National Finalists in $100,000
Tuition Contest
Northlake Elementary
Holiday Fine Arts Nite
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2012 Invention Convention

Most Innovative Invention - I-Mix, Kate K., Terrace Elementary

More than 850 students from 37 schools showed off their creativity in RISD's 28th annual Invention Convention.

Inventions were judged on uniqueness, usefulness, research, construction/design, salesmanship and effectiveness of display. The district Invention Convention recognizes outstanding inventors from each RISD school, and provides them with the opportunity to present their inventions to each other and the public. They were judged by representatives from event sponsors, local elected officials and area business representatives.

Major Award Winners from this year's Invention Convention include:

  • Best in Show - Know Your States, Ashley Garcia, Audelia Creek Elementary, 3rd Grade
  • Most Patentable - Tickle Me Doggie, David Allsup, Arapaho Classical Magnet, 5th Grade
  • Most Innovative Invention - I-Mix, Kate Kahle, Terrace Elementary, 6th Grade
The Invention Convention is made possible by support from signature sponsor M&A Technology, as well as The Container Store, Baker Botts, Whataburger, Original Pancake House, Radio Shack, the Richardson Environmental Action League, Arapaho Road Animal Clinic, McDermott Scholars, Terry Scholars and Chemistry Student Association members from UTD, as well as RISD employees, parents and alumni, who also offered their time to the event.

For the complete list of winners, please click here.

Congratulations to all winners, participants, volunteers and organizers for helping to make this outstanding event a reality. >Top

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Berkner Band Earns Another Top Ten State Finish

Congratulation to the Berkner High School Mighty Ram Band for advancing to another appearance at the state 5A marching band finals this month.

Berkner finished ninth in Texas in the competition, another outstanding year.

The Mighty Ram Band is directed by Frank Troyka. >Top

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RISD Parent Dyslexia Education Group Meeting – Dec. 5

Region Ten Education Service Center's Gina Mitchell will be the featured speaker at this event open to all parents and employees. Her presentation is titled, Introduction to Dyslexia: Identification and Understanding.

December 5, 6:30 – 8:00pm
RISD Professional Development Center
701 W. Belt Line Rd – Building A, Room 303/304

For more information, see the event flyer. >Top

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Prestonwood Panthers Turkey Trot for Hunger

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Prestonwood Panthers turned into turkeys before Thanksgiving! All students participated in 1st annual Turkey Trot and 2nd annual Canned Food Drive to benefit the Network of Community Ministries.

The initial goal of 1,000 cans was quickly surpassed and more than 2,000 total cans were collected. Parents also brought canned food as an "entry fee" to join the race. Students, parents, and teachers trotted ½ mile through the Prestonwood Neighborhood. The students and parents raised 2,250 pounds of food to help hungry families in Richardson.

Thank you to first grade teacher Ms. MacHendrie for organizing both events and all the staff and parents, who participated.

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Northlake Dressing to "Go for the Gold"

Northlake Elementary proudly displays their new NLE Wildcat "Going for the Gold" t-shirts they received compliments of an anonymous donor. The T-shirts are worn every Friday to demonstrate school and community spirit – and to remind NLE students of their goal! "GOING FOR THE GOLD!" >Top

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RHS Swims Across America, Raises Funds for Cancer Research

The Richardson High School swimming team recently conducted a fund raising event through Swim Across America, which is dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming - related events.

Through their event, RHSwim Breaststroke For a Cure, swimmers collected pledges, donations and raised more than $3,800 for their chosen recipient, the Baylor Cancer Center.

Congratulations to team members for their efforts to help others, and to their coach, Regina Moss. >Top

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Brentfield Elementary Fall Carnival

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The Brentfield Fall Carnival was held recently. It was a huge success and kids of all ages had a great time! >Top

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RISD Senior One of Ten National Finalists in $100,000 Tuition Contest

Lake Highlands High School senior Sango Demunga is one of just ten national finalists in Dr. Pepper's $100,000 Tuition Giveaway. Sango's family fled violence in Congo eight years ago and she has been part of the RISD family since 2009. You can watch her compelling 60 second video and help her win $100,000 in college tuition by voting for her here or via Facebook here.

There is no cost to vote, it can be done once a day through December 17, and a second vote can be earned each day if you use your Twitter account to tweet #TuitionForSango.

Good luck Sango! >Top

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Northlake Elementary Holiday Fine Arts Nite - December 19, 2012

Northlake Elementary is hosting their second annual Holiday Fine Arts Nite, December 19th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The evening begins with our PTA meeting offering food and festivities such as K-6th grade students performing Music and Dance numbers, Readers Theatre (short skits), Aspiring Artist showcasing various hand-made ornaments and gifts; and our Enrichment Clusters displaying various products and services students have been working on this past Fall. It promises to be a fun-filled evening packed with entertainment. Please join us!

Click here to download the event flyer. >Top

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