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|Prairie Creek Elementary Provides Toys for Tots|
Once again, Prairie Creek Elementary students, staff, PTA and community came through with a huge effort to help those less fortunate this holiday season. The school was proud to donate more than 400 toys to the U.S. Marine affiliated charity this week, earning a visit of gratitude from Iraq veteran (and PCE alumnus) Captain Eric Legge.
Thanks Prairie Creek! >Top
|Kiwanis christmas Parade|
The Bowie Elementary School K-Kids float was in the Annual Christmas Parade of Richardson and won first place trophy for the most outstanding non-professional float.
K-Kids is a student-led community-service club that is community-based with membership open to any child who desires to become a leader in his/her school and community by providing service to others.
K-Kids is the largest service organization for elementary school students in the world, with more than 20,000 members.
The Bowie K-Kids club, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Richardson has been in existence for four years. Physical education teacher Linda Goldman and third grade teacher Ginnah Song are the advisors. >Top
|Big Springs Elementary Celebrates 30 Years!|
This year Big Springs Elementary celebrates its 30th anniversary. A party to mark the occasion was held at the school cafeteria last month. Attendees included current and former teachers, staff, students and families, current principal Denise May, former principals John Feekin and Jim Smith, and Deputy Superintendent Patti Kieker. There were old class pictures to look at, commemorative bricks to purchase, and a collection of school memorabilia, including t-shirts, on display.
Principal Denise May welcomed all, and Patti Kieker addressed the crowd on behalf of RISD. The sixth grade students sang a few songs under the direction of music teachers Adriene Parrish and Connie Gilmer. A video was shown highlighting some of the history of the school, as well as comments from current teachers and students.
All who attended enjoyed remembering their part in the 30-year history of this elementary school. >Top
|STEM Academy students receive laptops|
Now in year two, the Berkner High School STEM Academy is moving ahead full force. The academy is currently enrolling underclassmen, and looks forward to having their first class of seniors next year.
In an effort to prepare their students with 21st century skills, STEM staff recently issued laptops to students for use at home and in the classroom.
A very big thank you to all of the RISD technology staff that helped with the distribution process! >Top
|PARTNERS CORNER HOLIDAY CHEER|
Our community partnerships never cease with donations, volunteers, and even holiday treats! This Holiday season RISD would like to say, we thank you so much for your support everyday! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
The Lake Highlands Junior Women’s League recently donated clothes to 75 Skyview Elementary students. The new clothes were complemented with a book donated by Skyview teachers as an added incentive! >Top
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|LIBERTY JUNIOR HIGH Students Create Music Video|
Students at Liberty Junior High recently scripted, filmed, edited and produced a music video as part of an after-school student engagement initiative.
Dozens of students participated in the process, which exposed them to a number of technologies they’ll be able to learn more about as they move to high school.
The equipment and expertise was provided by Out of the Box On Demand, a mobile production studio situated on a bus designed for student engagement. The bus visited Liberty for several weeks leading up to the presentation of the video to all Liberty students & staff last week at a pep rally.
Radio station 97.9, The Beat, also assisted with the presentation of the video, much to the enthusiasm of Liberty students. >Top
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|RISD Insiders Complete Program|
The 2008 class of Inside RISD, a group of parents, community members and business/non-profit partners interested in learning more about the district, completed their year-long program this week with a certificate and congratulations from RISD Superintendent Dr. Simmons.
Inside RISD meets one morning a month at a different campus or facility for an in-depth look at the various components of district operations. The class learned about topics such as curriculum, finance, instructional technology, facility services, governance, athletics, fine arts, accountability and much more.
“We are very appreciative of their willingness to take the extra time to learn more about our district,” said Dr. Simmons. “It is an RISD tradition to have a well-informed, engaged community, and programs like this are one way we can maintain that level of understanding and support.” >Top
|Carolers perform at risd administration building|
| Student singing groups from across the district made the trip to the RISD Administration Building this month to share holiday spirit.
Traditional songs were performed from a variety of holidays and cultures.
Thanks to all students and teachers who stopped in! >Top
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|Thurgood Marshall Tops Skyview in Hoops – but all Students Won|
Thurgood Marshall Elementary students recently played neighboring Skyview Elementary students in a game of organized basketball after students practiced for weeks leading up the end of the first semester. Both campuses use the sport as an incentive to encourage and maintain student engagement in academics.
The game was such a success in terms of interest and school spirit that organizers are hoping to expand the effort to include other area elementary schools in the future. Until that occurs, the Bulldogs will have to settle for reminding the Skyhawks who won. >Top
|This weekend in risd|
The PHS Show Choir Forte is featured in “Sister’s Christmas Catechism” at the Eisemann Center's Countrywide Theatre. Showtimes are:
Thursday, December 18 – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, December 19 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 20 – 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 21 – 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
Basketball - Friday, Dec. 19
BHS Boys vs. Molina HS @ Berkner High School, 5:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (F, JV, V)
BHS Girls vs. Molina HS @ Davis Field House, 6:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (JV, V)
LHHS Girls vs. Skyline HS @ Skyline High School, 6:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (F, JV, V)
LHHS Boys vs. Skyline HS @ Forester Field House, 8:00 p.m. (V)
PHS Boys vs. Highland Park @ Highland Park High School, 6:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m. (JV, V)
PHS Boys vs. Highland Park @ Pearce High School, 6:00 p.m. (F)
PHS Girls vs. Highland Park @ Pearce High School, 6:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (F, JV, V)
RHS Girls vs. Sunset HS @ Richardson High School, 6:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (F, JV, V)
RHS Boys vs. Sunset HS @ Davis Field House, 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. (JV, V)
RHS Boys vs. Sunset HS @ Sunset High School, 6:00 p.m. (FA)
Wrestling – Thursday, Dec. 18
PHS - Quinlan Ford Quad @ Pearce HS, 6:30 p.m. (JV, V)
Swimming – Thursday, Dec. 18 & Friday, Dec. 19
RHS, PHS, LHHS – City Championship Dive at Pearce Natatorium, 4:30 p.m. RHS,
PHS, LHHS – City Championship Swim at Pearce Natatorium, 5:30 p.m. >Top
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