55th RHS Homecoming Parade

Students, staff, community members and future & former Eagles lined Belt Line Road this afternoon for the 55th Richardson High School Homecoming Parade.

Waggoner Named Outstanding Woman of Today

RISD Superintendent Kay Waggoner was named one of Altrusa International of Richardson's Outstanding Women of Today in the education category at an award luncheon on October 31.

Honorees are chosen for exemplifying determination, innovation, and making an outstanding contribution in their chosen careers. They are recognized for making a difference for the future of women and providing leadership in their fields.

Congratulations to all the honorees and nominees.

Largest Groundbreaking in City History

More than 450 students and staff members from Northrich Elementary were joined on October 30 by Richardson Mayor Laura Maczka, Dr. Waggoner, members of Richardson City Council and the RISD Board of Trustees for the largest groundbreaking in Richardson history. Work is beginning on a 2010 City of Richardson Bond Program park project behind Northrich that will benefit the school and surrounding neighborhood.

Parkhill Student Earns U.S. Patent

Parkhill Junior High student Max Pincu was recently awarded a U.S. Patent for his 2010 RISD Invention Convention entry of a Security Barrier with Emergency Release Mechanism he named 'Burglar Bar 3000."

His invention as a 4th grader was named "Most Patentable," and the firm of Baker Botts, LLP assisted Max with the lengthy process of applying for his patent.

Cross Country Success

The Pearce Lady Mustang Cross Country team placed second and Lake Highlands Boys placed third in the recent district meet and are both advancing to the Regional competition.


Individual cross country regional qualifiers include:
• Brandon Vaughn, LHHS, 4th
• Alex Little, LHHS, 6th
• Bilaacha Galgalo, RHS, 2nd
• Stefani Kessler, PHS, 10th
• Catherine Bryant, LHHS, 9th

Congratulations & good luck at regionals!

Berkner Band Prepares for State

Congratulations to the Berkner High School Mighty Ram Band for advancing to the State Marching Band competition. The band will compete on November 4 at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio. Good luck Rams!

Richardson High FFA Receives Charter

Richardson High's Future Farmers of America (FFA) recently earned a charter distinction and is now a recognized Texas chapter. FFA programs provide students with the opportunity to practically apply classroom knowledge to real-world experiences through local, state and national competitions. The RHS chapter recently donated nearly 300 pounds of food to the North Texas Food Bank.

Choose Kind Library at Terrace

Altrusa International of Richardson donated books to help students understand differences for a Choose Kind Library at Terrace Elementary. The Choose Kind philosophy embraces diversity of all types and respects differences in peoples.

To introduce the special collection of books to the school, each grade level will read the same book. This common book experience will build collective knowledge about differences in people and provide grade-appropriate opportunities to extend learning.

O. Henry Takes Stand Against Bullying

O. Henry Elementary recently hosted a magic show and parent education event about bullying. Students pledged to not bully, showed off their classroom work, and enjoyed a little magic with their friends.

Parents learned what the definition of bullying is, signs to look for and how to report it.

Pearce Choir Chili Cookoff

The 3rd Annual Pearce Choir Chili Cookoff and Food Truck Fest is Sunday, November 2 from 12:00-2:00 pm at JJ Pearce High School. Enjoy samples from chili cookoff competitors. There will also be several local food trucks and activities for kids. Pearce area choirs, Stampede, Pacesetters, cheerleaders and many more will perform. Admission is $5.00. See flyer for chili cookoff registration.

Spirit Run Is Next Saturday

There is still time to register for the RISD Excellence in Education Foundation's Spirit Run taking place on Saturday, November 8.

Register here.

Upcoming Events

  • November 3 - Regular Board Meeting
  • November 6 - Second Six Weeks Ends
  • November 17 - Regular Board Meeting
  • November 24-28 - Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 6 - Red Brick Building Centennial