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  • Congratulations to RHS seniors Melody Iro and Nanette Elufa for being named 2014 National Achievement Scholarship Winners.
  • Congratulations to Lake Highlands Elementary teacher Jeannie Burkhalter for winning the Fujitsu Teacher Trailblazer Award.  Burkhalter was surprised at school on March 26 with a plaque, flowers and check for $5,000.
  • Dr. George Hademenos, Richardson High physics teacher, has been named a finalists for a 2014 H-E-B Excellence in Education Award. He was awarded $1,000 for himself and $1,000 for RHS.
  • 2014 STARS teacher Andrea Dysput – Forestridge Elem.
  • 2014 STARS teacher Chris Pineda – Liberty Junior High
  • 2014 STARS teacher Alexis Stern – Richardson H.S.
  • 2014 STARS teacher Cori Pratt – Carolyn Bukhair Elem.
  • 2014 STARS teacher Sarah Claborn – MST Magnet
  • 2014 STARS teacher Nicholas Hamilton – Audelia Creek Elem.
  • 2014 STARS teacher Chad Lawson – Pearce H.S.
  • 2014 STARS teacher Christina Fuller – Lake Highlands Elem.
  • 2014 STARS teacher Amy Hammer – Richardson H.S.
  • 2014 STARS teacher Heather Robb – Dobie Primary
Congratulations to RHS seniors Melody Iro and Nanette Elufa for being named 2014 National Achievement Scholarship Winners.1 Congratulations to Lake Highlands Elementary teacher Jeannie Burkhalter for winning the Fujitsu Teacher Trailblazer Award.  Burkhalter was surprised at school on March 26 with a plaque, flowers and check for $5,000.2 Dr. George Hademenos, Richardson High physics teacher, has been named a finalists for a 2014 H-E-B Excellence in Education Award. He was awarded $1,000 for himself and $1,000 for RHS.3 4 2014 STARS teacher Andrea Dysput – Forestridge Elem.5 2014 STARS teacher Chris Pineda – Liberty Junior High6 2014 STARS teacher Alexis Stern – Richardson H.S.7 2014 STARS teacher Cori Pratt – Carolyn Bukhair Elem.8 2014 STARS teacher Sarah Claborn – MST Magnet9 2014 STARS teacher Nicholas Hamilton – Audelia Creek Elem.10 2014 STARS teacher Chad Lawson – Pearce H.S.11 2014 STARS teacher Christina Fuller – Lake Highlands Elem.12 2014 STARS teacher Amy Hammer – Richardson H.S.13 2014 STARS teacher Heather Robb – Dobie Primary14
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No Child Left Behind Report Card   4/21/14
Federal No Child Left Behind Report Cards are now available to RISD parents and stakeholders. Just select a school from the NCLB menu on the district Accountability page.

For more information, please read the NCLB letter to parents here.
 
 
State Grants RISD Waiver Request for Instructional Days  4/1/14
The Texas Education Agency has granted RISD's request to waive two of the four student instructional days lost this school year to inclement weather. State waivers can only apply to student instructional days, and not staff work days. This news means that after the April 18 instructional makeup day for students, no additional make up days will be required of students in the current school year, and the final day of school for students will be Thursday, June 5.
 
 
RISD Named a Best Community for Music Education  3/26/14
RISD has been named a 2014 Best Community for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation. This national designation recognizes school districts that "set the bar in offering students access to comprehensive music education." Congratulations to RISD's Fine Arts Department and thanks go to the RISD community and taxpayers for their ongoing support of fine arts programs and equipment.

Learn more.
 
 
RISD Among First Districts To Receive Elite Financial Recognition  3/20/14
The Texas Comptroller today announced that RISD is among the initial 34 school districts, cities and other local government entities around the state to have earned the Platinum Leadership Circle award for financial transparency. This is the first time this extended level of recognition for clarity and openness of finances has been available. RISD is one 12 school districts in the state earning the distinction. RISD has previously earned the Gold Leadership Circle award when it was the top available designation.

For more information about this recognition, please visit the Texas Comptroller's website.
 
 
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