See You Monday!

The 2015-2016 school year begins Monday, August 24. Parents are encouraged to not delay enrolling their children at their attendance area school.

Best wishes to students, teachers, parents and staff for a safe and outstanding year of teaching, learning and achievement!

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Kindred To Lead West Junior High

Mrs. Kimberly Kindred has been named principal of West Junior High Arts & Technology Magnet. Mrs. Kindred comes to West from Coppell ISD, where she has most recently served as assistant principal at Coppell North Middle School. She began her career as a classroom teacher and is a former Texas Region 10 Secondary Teacher of the Year.

Mrs. Kindred has a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Phoenix and a bachelor's degree in Education and Counseling from University of North Texas.

She will begin her new duties immediately.

Congratulations!

Students Selected for Elite State Choir

This summer, five RISD students were selected to perform in the Texas Choral Directors Association Junior High Honor Choir in San Antonio. More than 700 singers from across Texas auditioned for 180 spots.

Congratulations to Abby Lysinger, Ellie Repp, Mason Repp, Abigail Stephenson and Sam Wood.

Board Meeting - August 17

At its August 17 meeting, the RISD Board of Trustees discussed updates to the District Improvement Plan, the comprehensive document that guides campus and administrative activities in support of RISD’s mission, vision and goals. Board members also were briefed on implementation of the District’s 2015-2016 theme You Matter. The campaign is being supported in-house by RISD Communications.

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District Calendar

  • August 24 - First Day of School
  • September 7 - Labor Day Holiday
  • September 14 - Regular Board Meeting
  • September 21 - Board Study Session
  • October 12 - Fair Day - Student Holiday

Coming Up

  • Calams Memorial Scholarship Benefit Fundraiser - August 22
  • Highlandettes Annual Garage Sale - August 22
  • Pearce Kickoff Cookout - August 26
  • RISD College & Career Fair - September 19

Reminder - Focus Coming in the Fall

RISD is in the process of implementing a new student information system called Focus for the 2015-16 school year. This extensive effort will impact parents who are accustomed to accessing their child's grade and attendance information through Star Portal, which will be discontinued and replaced by Focus to provide this function for parents.

Information about Focus account creation will be available to parents in the Fall.