Centennial Celebration Is Tomorrow!

Join us tomorrow, Saturday, December 6 anytime between 11:00am- 2:00pm to commemorate 100 years of the Red Brick Building at 400 S. Greenville Ave. The building has a rich history, opening in 1914 as Richardson's school for grades 1-10 and serving as a gathering place for community events for decades. Building tours, alumni docents, a memorabilia museum, video documentary, student performances, food trucks, concessions and children's activities will highlight the free event open to the public.

Northwood Hills Pennies for Pies

Northwood Hills Elementary students recently raised $700 to help out the Network of Community Ministries during their busy holiday season. As a part of the donation drive, several students were excited and motivated to throw pie in their teachers' faces!

Principal Roxxy Griffin, Counselor Paige Pendery, Tech. Assistant Meredith Kent, and teachers Cheryl Derrington, Caitlin Sanaga and Laura Patterson were the lucky staff members who were "pied" right before Thanksgiving Break.

North Students Paying It Forward

North Junior High's National Junior Honor Society is currently collecting toys for young patients with cancer and blood disorders at Children's Medical Center. These patients suffer from diseases such as leukemia and lymphoma, and because of their compromised immune systems cannot share toys with other children.

The honor society heard the story of 3 year old Flick Blevins, son of a former North teacher, who was diagnosed with leukemia. Students decided to start the campaign "Flick's Friends" and are collecting new toy donations to help make the holidays a bit brighter for children and their families. The toy drive runs until December 12. If you would like to donate, please check out the list of ideas from Children's. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at North Junior High, 1820 N Floyd Rd. in Richardson.

Bukhair's Message to Bullies

Students at Carolyn Bukhair Elementary recently shared their anti-bullying message in a big way as one activity during National Bullying Awareness Week.

PCE Giving Tree

Prairie Creek Elementary is sponsoring a Giving Tree to benefit the RISD Council of PTAs Clothes Closet.

Clothes needed are listed on an ornament and placed on the Giving Tree. Participants select an ornament, decorate it and donate the clothes listed.

Thanks to Prairie Creek students, parents and staff for supporting the Clothes Closet that benefits district students in need.

RISD in "Strong Financial Condition"

At its last regular meeting, the RISD Board voted to approve the required annual audit of fiscal accounts performed by a certified outside auditing firm. Mr. Dan Tonn, CPA, with the firm Hankins, Eastup, Deaton, Tonn & Seay, reported that the audit of RISD accounts for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014 was unqualified, meaning no accounting problems were identified. Mr. Tonn further shared with trustees that, based on its conservative fiscal practices, RISD "continues to be in excellent financial condition."

View the report here.

Upcoming Events

  • 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