STARS Teacher Spotlight - Meg Shull

Click to learn about Bowie's 2015 STARS teacher of the year, Meg Shull

JROTC Leadership, Teamwork & Skill Training

The Berkner HS Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) program recently conducted its Fall Leadership Reaction Course to exercise cadets' leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. Teams were presented with timed, physical scenarios requiring collaboration and problem solving. Cadets also recently participated in water training & skill exercises, testing their individual and team abilities during six events. JROTC is an elective course offered at Berkner that focuses on leadership and character development.

Cadets work to construct a water pipeline over difficult terrain

A cadet completes a Ranger Swim with a mock rifle

Nurses Notes

Click to read the Fall edition of Nurses Notes, a publication prepared by RISD nurses for students, parents staff & community.

Nurses Notes - Fall 2015

Partners Corner

Thank you to Altrusa International of Richardson for its ongoing support of RISD schools. The organization recently donated books to the "Choose Kind" section of Northlake Elementary's library.

Their contribution was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting breakfast where students and their families shared and enjoyed favorite books.

District partner Richardson Gifted recently hosted A Day of Creative Play Based on the Art and Science of Paper.

Inspired by the popular short film Caine's Arcade, the activity encouraged students to design and construct arcade games out of cardboard boxes. Student creations were elaborate, fun and only limited by their imaginations.

Thank you to Richardson Gifted for supporting RISD students.

District Calendar

  • November 2 - Regular Board Meeting
  • November 16 - Board Work Session
  • November 23-25 - Student Holiday/Staff Development
  • November 26-27 - Thanksgiving Holiday

Coming Up

  • RHS Theatre - Bat Boy The Musical - Oct. 29 - Nov. 2
  • PHS Pacesetters Holiday Bazaar - Oct. 31-Nov. 1
  • Northwood Hills Light the Night Walk - Nov. 1
  • RHS Eaglettes Chipotle Fundraiser - Nov. 3
  • Highlandettes Chick-fil-A Day - Nov. 3
  • LHHS Choir Deep South Burger Spirit Night - Nov. 4
  • Wallace Night with the Stars - Nov. 7
  • Lecture - Careers in the Music Field - Nov. 9
  • SAGE Parent Education - ARD & 504 Process - November 13

2016 Bond Planning Community Meetings Scheduled

RISD is continuing to evaluate potential items to include in the 2016 bond and public input is a critical part of the bond planning process. Public meetings will be held in each of RISD's four feeder patterns to present information about possible items for inclusion, solicit feedback, hear ideas and answer questions. Parents, residents and employees who are interested in the bond planning process are encouraged to attend.

  • November 30 - Pearce HS Corral - 6:30 p.m.
  • December 1 - Lake Highlands HS Library - 6:30 p.m.
  • December 2 - Berkner HS Lecture Hall - 6:30 p.m.
  • December 8 - Richardson HS Library - 6:30 p.m.

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