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  • Lake Highlands CDC students enjoyed a trip to the pumpkin patch.
  • Students at Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet participated in engaging, hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) experiments and activities as part of United Way's 90th anniversary celebration.
  • Spring Valley Elementary had a very successful Family Health and Fitness Night! Thank you to all that made this possible.
  • Show choirs Forte from Pearce HS & Legacy from Richardson HS recently performed at the Meyerson as part of a benefit for the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy's Celebration of Reading.
  • Show choirs Forte from Pearce HS & Legacy from Richardson HS recently performed at the Meyerson as part of a benefit for the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy's Celebration of Reading.
  • Celebrate Freedom Week at MST
Lake Highlands CDC students enjoyed a trip to the pumpkin patch.1 Students at Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet participated in engaging, hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) experiments and activities as part of United Way's 90th anniversary celebration.2 Spring Valley Elementary had a very successful Family Health and Fitness Night! Thank you to all that made this possible.3 4 Show choirs Forte from Pearce HS & Legacy from Richardson HS recently performed at the Meyerson as part of a benefit for the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy's Celebration of Reading.5 Show choirs Forte from Pearce HS & Legacy from Richardson HS recently performed at the Meyerson as part of a benefit for the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy's Celebration of Reading.6 Celebrate Freedom Week at MST7 8
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Lake Highlands Secondary Growth 
RISD will be holding three identical parent & community informational meetings to discuss ideas to accommodate projected student enrollment growth at the secondary level in Lake Highlands. The meetings will be held:

Thursday, October 16 – Lake Highlands High School – 6:30pm
Tuesday, October 21 - Forest Meadow Junior High – 6:30pm
Thursday, October 23 – Lake Highlands Junior High – 6:30pm

Parents & community members are welcome to attend, learn more, ask questions & provide feedback.

Read the parent/community letter.

Read the LH Growth FAQs generated from staff, parent, community & student focus groups. (Updated October 23)

 
 

Ebola Update 10/13/14
On October 2, Dallas County Health & Human Services (DCHHS) contacted RISD with information that three Wallace Elementary students had potentially been in contact with the Dallas Ebola patient. The students were identified, and at the request of DCHHS, removed from class, evaluated for symptoms and interviewed by health authorities. The students are healthy and have demonstrated no symptoms. At the request of DCHHS, they have been removed from school in order to be monitored.

Learn More:
Ebola School FAQs - October 13
Ebola School FAQs - October 13 - Spanish
Wallace Ebola Follow Up Letter - October 8
Wallace Parent Letter - October 2
Wallace Parent Letter - Spanish
Ebola FAQs
DCHHS Phone Center for Ebola Questions: 972-692-2783
For translation in other home languages, please contact Eva Wallace at 469-593-0236.

 
 

Class Size Waiver Request 10/7/14
At its October 6 meeting, the RISD Board of Trustees authorized the district to seek a class size waiver from the state of Texas. For 2014, RISD is exceeding the state's K-4 class size limit of 22 students in a single classroom at one school. After hiring additional teachers and constructing new classrooms over the last three years in response to enrollment growth, RISD's number of class size waivers has fallen significantly, from a high of 291 waivers in 2012.

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