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Watch RISD Graduations
Live Via the Web
RISD will again be showing all four high school graduations live through the district homepage on June 5 and 6. Viewers simply need to visit during the following times to automatically view a streamed video of the graduations as they occur at the Special Events Center.

Sunday, June 5
PHS – 12:30 p.m.
LHHS – 4:30 p.m.
BHS – 8:30 p.m.

Monday, June 6
RHS – 7:00 p.m.

Visitors to the RISD website not wishing to view graduations will be able to access district web-based resources as they normally would through an additional click. There is no charge for viewing the live video stream of RISD graduations.
Current News
Superintendent Update 6/3/11
Please join me in congratulating our 2011 RISD graduates as they embark on the next chapter of their lives. Catch the live streaming of the Graduation ceremonies online, at no cost. Visit for details/times.

Thanks so much for supporting Richardson ISD during the past school year. The district experienced a memorable year in many ways – national and state recognitions, a record five days of closed doors due to bad weather, a successful bond election and a historic state budget deficit. As you are aware, Gov. Perry called a special session that began yesterday because the regular session ended May 30 without a balanced budget and without agreement on a school finance bill. The district plans to recommend a 2011-12 budget based on a $20 million shortfall from the state. Please stay informed of any changes at the state level via the district's website.

My best wishes for a relaxing and enjoyable summer to everyone. RISD looks forward to greeting you in August!
All RISD High Schools Ranked in Top 5 Percent of U.S. 6/3/11

The Washington Post
recently released their High School Challenge Index rankings, which measures a public high school's effort to challenge its students.

All four RISD high schools made the list, including:

Richardson High School - #329 in U.S.
Pearce High School - #337 in U.S.
Berkner High School - #932 in U.S.
Lake Highlands High School - #1355 in U.S.

According to the report, the rankings evaluate how well schools work to challenge students with advanced-placement college-level courses and tests. With more than 26,000 high schools in the United States, all four RISD high schools ranked among the top 5 percent in the country. This list is compiled annually by national education reporter Jay Mathews, and has been published in past years by
Newsweek as America's Best High Schools.

To view the entire report, please visit
The Washington Post website.
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June 1-2
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June 3
Student Holiday / Records Day
June 5 - Graduations
Pearce HS - 12:30 p.m.
Lake Highlands HS - 4:30 p.m.
Berkner HS - 8:30 p.m.
June 6 - Graduation
Richardson HS - 7:00 p.m.
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