STARS Teacher Profile - Andrew Weak

Andrew Weak photo and link to video

Thank you to RISD's 2016 STARS teachers of the year for all you do for students!

Red Ribbon Week

Last week, costumes, crazy socks and other unorthodox attire were seen at schools across the district as attention and enthusiasm was directed toward the national message to kids of avoiding drugs and substance abuse.


Red Ribbon Week photo

Red Ribbon Week photo

Red Ribbon Week photo

Red Ribbon Week photo

Board to Hear From Growth Planning Consultants

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RISD has retained the professional services firm Stantec to assist the district with immediate and long-term enrollment growth and facilities planning. The firm will work with RISD to evaluate existing plans to address enrollment growth in Lake Highlands, and also develop a districtwide long-range facilities needs plan.

At its November 7 meeting, the RISD Board will hear an action plan and timeline from Stantec. The firm's initial focus will be to work with RISD and stakeholders in the White Rock Elementary area to identify the best solution to address the school's substantial enrollment growth.

The November 7 Regular Board meeting is open to the public and will occur at 6 p.m. at the RISD Administration Building, 400 S. Greenville Avenue in Richardson. Following the meeting, video will be available through the RISD website.

Learn more

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On Point - Special Education Services

RISD's periodic blog On Point addresses timely topics of interest in education and RISD. Click to hear from RISD Executive Director of Special Student Services Dr. Cindy Lawrence about special education services in RISD, and the topic of the state target for services that's recently been in the news.

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Volleyball Playoffs Tonight

The Lake Highlands, Richardson and Pearce high school volleyball teams have all advanced to the Bi-District round of the State Playoffs.

Sachse will play Pearce on November 1 at Wylie High School at 6:30 p.m.

Lakeview Centennial will play Lake Highlands on November 1st at Pearce High School at 6:30 p.m.

Rowlett will play Richardson on November 1st at Mesquite Poteet High School at 6:30 p.m.

Good luck ladies!

Partner's Corner

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Verizon Supports RISD AVID
The Wireline Network Operations & Engineering department of Verizon recently donated over 300 gently used binders for RISD AVID students. Thank you Verizon for supporting RISD students and teachers!

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Courtesy Nissan Giving Back For Each Car Sold
Mention any RISD student organization or extra-curricular program when purchasing a vehicle from Courtesy Nissan, and Courtesy will donate $100 to the group.

Courtesy will also be giving away a new Sentra to an RISD senior with perfect attendance this school year.

Email Courtesy Nissan with questions about either RISD promotion.

About the RISD Partners Program
The Partners Program matches businesses or community groups with RISD schools to help our students have a fully successful educational experience. Throughout the year our campuses need volunteers, in-kind gifts and monetary resources.

To learn more about RISD partnership opportunities, please contact Community Relations Manager Mary Worthington.

Spirit Run is This Saturday!

Spirit Run is This Saturday!

The 2016 Excellence in Education Foundation Spirit Run is Saturday, Nov. 5 - registration is open now. The Spirit Run directly benefits the students & staff of RISD.

Link to upcoming events

District Calendar

  • November 7 - Regular Board Meeting
  • November 14 - Board Work Session
  • November 21-25 - Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 5 - Regular Board Meeting

Upcoming Events & Fundraisers

  • LHHS Choir Poinsettia Fundraiser - Extended to October 27
  • FMJH Market in the Meadow - October 29-30
  • Forest Lane Academy Holiday Craft Show - November 5
  • RHS Desperado Mini Clinic - November 5