Focus Accounts Available Sept. 18

RISD is continuing implementation of a new student information system called Focus. When ready, Focus will allow parents and students to view grade and attendance information online, replacing Star Portal.

On September 18, parents are expected to be able to sign up for Focus accounts through, and students will begin receiving Focus account information through their school. In the meantime, parents with questions about grades should contact their child’s teacher, while questions about attendance should be directed to the school’s front office.

STARS Teacher Spotlight - Lisa Baker

Click to learn more about Northlake's 2015 STARS teacher of the year, Lisa Baker

Partner's Corner

Thank you to the National Charity League, (NCL) Turtle Creek Chapter for graciously donating 520 student backpacks as well as boxes of school supplies for each teacher at Richardson Terrace Elementary.

The mission of the NCL is to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development, and cultural experiences.

Terrace is excited to partner with NCL this school year!

RHS Volleyball Honored for Academics

Congratulations to the 2014-15 Richardson High School varsity volleyball team for earning the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s Team Academic Award for their accomplishments in the classroom.

This award is presented by the AVCA annually to honor collegiate and high school volleyball teams that display academic excellence, and RHS is one of approximately 200 teams in the United States to receive this prestigious award.

Students Honored for Outstanding Leadership

Three RISD students were recently honored by The Military Order of the World Wars for being selected by their peers as outstanding participants at Southwest Youth Leadership Conferences this summer.

Congratulations to Socrates Salinas (LHHS), Preston Abadie (RHS), and Samuel Rosen (PHS).

Each student received the Bronze Patrick Henry Medal.

Operations Center

At its August 3 meeting, the Board heard information and viewed a preliminary site plan related to the proposed construction of an operations center on vacant district property between Abrams Road and Greenville Avenue.

The facility would provide additional functional space for support operations and consolidate a number of functions currently housed at different locations around the district, including Facility Services, Child Nutrition, Bond Project Management, Purchasing, Testing/Accountability, Textbooks, Warehouse, Print Shop, and Transportation.

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District Calendar

  • September 7 - Labor Day Holiday
  • September 14 - Regular Board Meeting
  • September 21 - Board Study Session
  • October 12 - Fair Day - Student Holiday/Staff Development

Coming Up

  • Canyon Creek El. 50 Year Celebration - Sept. 18
  • RISD College & Career Fair - Sept. 19
  • PHS Band Shred-a-thon - Sept. 19
  • LHHS Highlandettes Night in Italy - Sept. 26
  • Northwood Hills Light the Night Walk

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