Wranglers A Hit in London

Forty-six Lake Highlands High School students had the opportunity of a lifetime traveling to London, England over the holiday break to perform in the London New Year's Day Parade. The parade draws hundreds of thousands of spectators and a T.V. audience of several million viewers.

The students had an incredible experience and put on a fantastic show.

Chari Earns Five More Degrees

Berkner High School student Joshua Chari made news last spring when he earned two associate's degrees from Richland College while a 15-year-old high school junior.

Joshua has taken advantage of Dual Credit, Advanced Placement and online course opportunities, and now as a senior recently earned five additional associate's degrees for an amazing total of seven - all before he graduates from high school.

He will be recognized by the City of Richardson later this month at the annual State of the City address.

Congratulations to Joshua on his achievements!

Just In Time For the Cold Weather

Northrich Elementary students were recently given a wonderful gift from a Sunday School class at the First Baptist Church of Richardson. Every Northrich student received a custom Northrich Bear hoodie to stay warm over the winter season.

Thank you First Baptist Church of Richardson!

Springridge Welcomes Noted Author

Springridge Elementary recently welcomed award-winning author Polly Holyoke in a visit to school. Her title The Neptune Project is currently a nominee for the Texas Bluebonnet Award.

Mrs. Holyoke visited with students to discuss her work, offer advice on ways students can improve their writing, and detail some of the different careers that involve writing.

Weather Reminder

The safety of students and staff is the top priority when poor weather creates hazardous travel conditions.

In the event that travel conditions may require classes be delayed or cancelled, parents and employees will be notified directly by telephone message before 6:30 a.m. Parents are encouraged to ensure their child's campus has up-to-date contact information.

In addition, stakeholders can check the RISD homepage, the district Facebook page or the district Twitter feed. RISD also notifies local media outlets of closures or delays.

If unsure, parents, employees and students should assume a normal school day unless notified of a closure or delay by RISD. The District does not send a message verifying a normal operating day. Parents are encouraged to ensue their child's school has up-to-date telephone and email information.

Public Hearings January 12

The Richardson Independent School District will hold public hearings on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss its 2013-14 Annual Performance Report and the District's evaluation of its accelerated instruction program for End of Course (EOC) exams.

The hearings will be held at the RISD Administration Building, located at 400 S. Greenville Avenue in Richardson. The public is invited to attend.

Save The Date - PTA Used Book Fair

The annual RISD Council of PTAs Used Book Fair will be February 12-15 at Dal-Rich Village shopping center (Belt Line & Coit).

This is the annual opportunity to get quality used books, CDs & DVDs at prices as low as 50 cents while supporting scholarships for RISD seniors.

Donations of books, CDs or DVDs to the Used Book Fair are welcome and can be coordinated by contacting Meredyth Childress.

Pearce Pacesetter Dance Workshops

The Pearce High School Pacesetter Drill Team will be offering dance workshops for both elementary and junior high students on January 19.

Elementary: Spend a fun-filled morning with the award-winning Pacesetter Drill Team and learn a special routine to perform with them in the annual Pacesetter Revue in April. More information & registration for elementary workshop.

Junior High: Join the Pacesetters for a dance intensive workshop for junior high kids. We will focus on dance technique, style and cutting edge combinations in both hip hop and jazz. More information & registration for junior high workshop.

Have a Heart - Give Blood

Prairie Creek Elementary, in conjunction with Carter Blood Care, is hosting its third annual blood drive on February 13 from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Openings are available every 20 minutes or may be reserved by emailing nurse Shara Strickland.

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Upcoming Events

  • January 12 - Regular Board Meeting
  • January 19 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Student/Staff Holiday
  • February 2 - Regular Board Meeting
  • February 13 - End of 4th Six Weeks
  • February 16 - Student Holiday/Staff Development
  • February 16 - Board Study Session