Richardson ISD subject matter experts discussing timely topics of importance to RISD students, teachers and families
January 6, 2017
The ‘What if' ratings were released by the Texas Education Agency this morning. RISD received a grade of “B” in each of the four domains. Click the link below to see how grades were distributed to school districts across Texas.
December 16, 2016
December 16, 2016
RISD Executive Director of Facility Services Michael Longanecker, AIA, discusses the RISD Operations Center, which is nearing completion.
December 8, 2016
Now in its second year, the University of North Texas (UNT) Eagle Advantage Program is making strides in connecting with RISD students and working to ease their transition into college life.
In addition to college preparation workshops for families and $1,000 scholarships given to each district high school principal to award to RISD graduates heading to UNT, there are some extra special benefits provided to participating seniors.
November 11, 2016
Sandra Moore is RISD’s Executive Director of Recruiting, Mentoring, Development & Retention. Her responsibilities include identifying and recruiting the best possible teachers to join, and stay, in RISD.
November 9, 2016
October 25, 2016
Dr. Cindy Lawrence, RISD's leader for special education services, discusses recent news coverage of special education and offers expert perspective.
October 24, 2016
2015 was a year to dream, design and create. For Skyview Elementary in Lake Highlands it was the year of the garden: a year dedicated to planning and building the Skyview Harmony Garden, complete with native plants, vegetable gardens and outdoor musical instruments. The garden and volunteer team recently celebrated its groundbreaking.
On the heels of this immensely successful endeavor, Skyview PTA president Sarah Greenman paused long enough to take a deep breath (maybe two) and then set another goal for her neighborhood elementary school: its first-ever off-campus fundraising gala and auction.
“When you can put kids in an authentic work environment that is a skill that you can’t duplicate in a traditional brick and mortar school. You can have the same equipment, you can have the same teachers, you can have the same resources, but you can’t give them the vision of walking into a working hospital.”
- Sandra Hayes, the district’s assistant superintendent of district operations, to the Dallas Morning News during the Open House for RISD’s new Health Science Program at Methodist Richardson Medical Center
- Mother of Joe Krejci, who credits LHJH’s nurse and coach with saving her son’s life after collapsing at school, to CBS DFW 11
- Wallace Elementary School Nurse Jessica Haas, whose quick thinking is credited with saving a parent’s life to WFAA News 8