RISD Red Brick Building Centennial Celebration

RISD's current administration building on Greenville Avenue turns 100 years old this month. The building has a rich history, opening in 1914 as Richardson's school for grades 1-11 and serving as a gathering place for community events for decades. The RISD community is invited to a day of festivities and reflections as we celebrate RISD's history through its original 'large' school. Alumni tours, a memorabilia museum, student performances, food trucks and children's activities will highlight the free event open to the public.

Saturday, December 6 - 11am - 2pm.

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Honoring Our Heroes

Schools around the district honored our active and retired military personnel through a variety of events and activities on Veterans Day. Richardson ISD joins our community in thanking these heroes.

Preparing Future Falcons

Students-to-be in the Northwood Hills Elementary Future Falcons program recently had lots of fun with spooky science in the NHE Think Tank. The children enjoyed experiments with static electricity, making slimy worms, creating green "snow" and then learned all about where germs hide in a hand washing clinic using glow soap.

The program engages pre-Kindergarten age children in the attendance pattern in fun academic and social activities at the school to help them with their eventual transition to Kindergarten.

Brentfield Statue Garden

For a recent second grade project, students at Brentfield Elementary selected a famous person from the past, researched facts, wrote an informative message and dressed in character.

Students then stood outside around the playground to create a "Statue Garden." The entire school was invited to come find out who the famous people were by pressing red buttons for each "statue" to come to life and talk about the famous person.

Sport Stacking Picking Up Speed

Bowie Elementary students aimed this week to help set a new Guinness World Record for Speed Stacking.

Thousands of participants, all over the world, took part in the "World's Largest Sport Stacking Event" on November 13.

Sport stacking has been termed a "track meet for your hands at warp speed." It's an exciting sport where students stack 12 specially-designed cups up and down in predetermined sequences as fast as they can. Stackers race against the clock, compete in relays and often combine sport stacking with fitness challenges as part of physical education classes.

Benefits of Speed Stacking include improved reaction time, hand-eye coordination, concentration and focus.

Spirit Run Trophy Winners

The Spirit Run, hosted on November 8 by the RISD Excellence in Education Foundation, was successful with more than 400 walkers and runners and lots of community and school support. Congratulations to Lake Highlands High School for winning both the Spirit Run Trophy and Board of Trustees Student Trophy. The RISD Administration Building won the Stephanie Lynn Calams Memorial Staff Team trophy for participation. The top finishers for men and woman by age category received medals.

Thanks to everyone who came out on the beautiful brisk morning to benefit RISD students and staff.

Partners Corner

Special thanks to Spring Creek BBQ, AXA Advisors, and the Excellence in Education Foundation for sponsoring RISD's first annual Richardson Promotes Mentoring Tailgate Party in advance of the Berkner vs Pearce football game.

Teachers, staff, and their families from throughout the district enjoyed great food and superb entertainment by the Pearce cheerleaders and Berkner jazz band.

Upcoming Events

  • November 17 - Regular Board Meeting
  • November 24-28 - Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 6 - Red Brick Building Centennial
  • December 8 - Regular Board Meeting
  • December 19 - Student Holiday / Staff Development Day
  • December 22 - Winter Break Begins
  • January 5 - Student Holiday / Staff Development Day
  • January 6 - Second Semester Begins