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Thank You! Bond 2016 Passes

Richardson ISD's $437 million bond was approved by voters May 7, with 66.98% of those casting ballots in support. The measure will provide new classrooms to accommodate growth, replace or repair aging infrastructure, upgrade classroom technology in every RISD school, and provide equipment to offer more course options to prepare students for college and careers.

"This is a landmark day in Richardson ISD with the passage of the largest bond in our history," said Kim Caston, President of the Board of Trustees on Election Day. "Today, our community voted to invest in RISD. The passing of Bond 2016 provides our District with the facilities, library enhancements, tools, and technology to prepare our students to compete and be successful in the classroom, on the stage and the field. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, our sincere appreciation to our RISD leadership team, RISD staff, the RISD Community Bond Advisory Group, our RISD parents, students, and community for their input, and all those who worked so hard to help pass this bond. We will continue to work with you to make RISD a 'Destination District.'"

Acting Superintendent Dr. Jeannie Stone also thanked the numerous stakeholders who supported the measure, noting that the true winners in this election are Richardson ISD's students and teachers. "I would like to sincerely thank our parents and community for supporting students, staff and public education in RISD," Stone said. "We understand the value and importance of our community's support, and on behalf of our more than 43,000 students and employees, thank you!"

Three Board of Trustee seats also were voted on in Saturday's election:

  • Kris Oliver retained his office in Place 3, defeating George Clayton.
  • Katie Patterson ran unopposed for Place 4, which was vacated by Lanet Greenhaw following 18 years of service.
  • Eron Linn retained his seat in Place 5, after drawing no opponents.

Election results are unofficial until canvassed.

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2016 Lone Star Challenge

Teams from schools across RISD recently competed in the Lone Star Challenge - an academic competition for elementary students, based on the Academic Decathlon competition held in the high schools.

Students competed in four areas: essay writing; written tests in Math/Science and Language Arts/Social Studies; and a live Super Quiz. Congratulations to White Rock, Bowie, and Merriman Park elementaries for earning the top three spots.

Individual grade level winners included Max Jensen, Merriman Park; Nolan Crowder, Northwood Hills; and Caroline Mulry, Bowie. Thank you to the sponsors and volunteers for making the event possible.

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Staff Spotlight

This week is Nurse Appreciation Week. RISD is among the area school districts that staff a full-time registered nurse in each school during the day to best ensure the health and safety of students and staff. School nurses perform a wide variety of preventative duties and respond to medical situations on campus ranging from bumps & bruises to life-threatening emergencies.

Thank you RISD's fabulous nurses!


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Link to upcoming events

District Calendar

  • May 16 - Board Study Session
  • May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday
  • June 2 - Last Day of School
  • June 3 - Records Day
  • June 5 - Pearce, Berkner and Lake Highlands High Schools Graduation
  • June 6 - Richardson High School Graduation
  • June 13 - Regular Board Meeting

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Summer Camps

RISD's Summer Camp page lists district- or school-affiliated summer camp offerings, including opportunities from RISD partner organizations.

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Meetings, Events & Fundraisers

  • LHHS Choir Spring Concert - May 13
  • PHS Spring Football Game & Super Bowl HS Honor Roll Event - May 19
  • Stephanie Calams Memorial Golf Tournament - May 20
  • 2016-17 Pre-K Pre-Enrollment - Apr. 4 - May 27

2016-17 Student Academic Calendar Now Available

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