Repeat Robotics Champs

Berkner HS and West JH have both done it again, earning first place finishes in the Technology Student Association (TSA) state robotics competition in Waco. Berkner teams took first and second place, earning two of the three available high school national qualifying spots.

West teams finished first and second in the middle school division, also qualifying for the national competition this summer.

Congratulations to these outstanding students and coaches.

Four Eagles Named Dell Scholars

Four Richardson HS AVID students have been named Dell Scholars, a prestigious national scholarship program that provides $20,000, a laptop, textbook credits and ongoing support for students in college.

Congratulations to Aisleen Menezes, Deborah Omirin, Muhammad Kara and Kany Abdullah.

RISD has had 31 Dell Scholars since 2009.

JLHHS Students Participate in Mayor's Job Fair

For the first time, LHHS students participated in the Dallas Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program, an eight-week paid summer internship program that introduces high school scholars to careers and employment opportunities in industries and companies of interest.

Candidates selected to participate in the job fair received training and participated in mock interviews. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings was the keynote speaker and more than 160 companies participated.

Strike!

Dartmouth Elementary's Evelyn W. threw out the season opening pitch for the Frisco Rough Riders after winning a PTA contest to raise funds to benefit her school.


Summer School 2015

Is your student interested in taking classes over the summer to accumulate credit or free up time for activities or electives during the school year?

Visit RISD's updated Summer School pages to learn more about opportunities for students in 7-12 to receive instruction this summer.

Parent Education - Teens on Autism Spectrum

Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder often have difficulty maintaining all three sides of the health triangle (mental health, physical health, social health). This parent education opportunity on April 28 at 6:30pm at Richardson HS will discuss how to maintain each side of the triangle, how each side effects the other sides, and the types of breakdowns that occur in the school setting.

While the focus of this discussion will be adolescents, parents of younger children are also welcome.

Jordan To Lead Wildcat Athletics

Lonnie Jordan has been named Lake Highlands High School’s new Athletic Coordinator and Head Football Coach. Jordan served as the Wildcat offensive coordinator from 2007-2010, and returns to Lake Highlands from Lone Oak HS, where as head coach he was named the District 6-3A Coach of the Year in 2014.

“I am very excited to welcome Lonnie Jordan back to Lake Highlands,” said LHHS Principal Frank Miller. “He is an ideal match with the profile put together by our community and staff. While his coaching experience and success speaks for itself, the most impressive aspect of his philosophy is a strong commitment to preparing student-athletes for success on and off the field.”

District Calendar

  • April 20 - Board Study Session
  • May 4 - Regular Board Meeting
  • May 18 Board Study Session
  • May 25 - Student & Staff Holiday
  • June 5 - Snow Make-Up Day / Last Day of School

Coming Up

  • Pearce Pacesetter Revue - April 17-18
  • West JH 50th Anniversary - April 18
  • Experience Dyslexia: A Simulation - April 23
  • Lake Highlands Elem Recycling Drive - April 25
  • Stephanie Calams Memorial Golf Tournament - April 28
  • Substance Abuse Parent Education - What's in Your Teen's Room? - April 29
  • Berkner Booster Club Golf Tournament - May 15