RISD Honors Top Ten Graduates & Their Teachers

The top ten ranked students from each RISD high school's Class of 2016 were honored this week at the annual Top Ten Luncheon. The 40 students, representing the highest academic achievers in RISD's senior class, each invited the teacher who has been most influential in their success.

See RISD's 2016 top ten students & their most influential teachers

Photo of Dr. Stone and the Valedictorians & Salutatorians of RISD's Class of 2016

Dr. Stone is joined by the Valedictorians & Salutatorians of RISD's Class of 2016.

Photo of AVID luncheon

Graduating AVID Seniors Recognized

Each spring, RISD celebrates AVID senior graduation at a luncheon in their honor. This year's event recognized the 223 AVID seniors from RISD's four high schools, who have collectively earned more than $7.5 million in scholarship offers.

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college-readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll and persist in postsecondary education. Although AVID serves all students, it focuses on under-served students in the academic middle.

More than 95% of AVID's 2016 seniors have gained acceptance to four year universities.

Texas History, Austin Style

Fourth grade students from several RISD schools have made the trip to Austin this month to learn more about Texas History and experience what they have been learning in the classroom. Students visited the Texas State Capitol and the Bullock Texas State History Museum as part of Education in Action's Discover Texas program.

Photo of FRE Students

Forestridge E.S.

Photo of MST Students

Math Science Technology Magnet

Staff Spotlight - Service Awards

RISD employees were recently honored for service milestones ranging from 10 to 50 years with the district. Thank you to district teachers and staff who have made serving students in RISD their career. A special thanks to teachers Steve Erwin (45 years) and Sylvia Klutts (50 years) for their commitment and dedication!

See all of RISD's 2016 Service Awardees

Click to watch: Steve Erwin - 45 years of service in RISD

Click to watch: Steve Erwin - 45 years of service in RISD

Click to watch: Sylvia Klutts - 50 years of service in RISD

Click to watch: Sylvia Klutts - 50 years of service in RISD

Summer Safety Tips From Your RISD Nurses

Nurses Notes Newsletter graphic

Click to read the summer edition of Nurses' Notes

Link to upcoming events

District Calendar

  • May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday
  • May 31 - Called Board Meeting
  • 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
  • June 20 - Board Study Session


RISD's Class of 2016 will graduate on June 5 & 6 at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland. Tickets for each of RISD's four graduation ceremonies are available to graduating seniors through their high school. Each event will also be available to watch via video stream at no cost.

Sunday, June 5
Pearce High School – 12:30 p.m.
Berkner High School – 4:30 p.m.
Lake Highlands High School – 8:30 p.m.

Monday, June 6
Richardson High School – 7:30 p.m.

Learn more & see links to the video streams


Summer Camps

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

Learn more

2016-17 Student Academic Calendar Now Available

Link to academic calendar