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Tacky Tuesday

Tacky Tuesday

October 25, 2017

By Madison TriplettStudents dressed up as Buddy the Elf and the Easter Bunny and many other tacky holiday costumes in support of homecoming week."Christmas is coming up soon and it's also a really festive holiday "Junior Gabrielle Steagall said. " Plus I had a lot of things just laying around the house"...

RHS Starts Off Spirit Week in Costume

RHS Starts Off Spirit Week in Costume

October 24, 2017

By Lilli HuebnerStudents milled into the school building donned in tulle and spandex for the first day of homecoming spirit week. Dressed as characters from their favorite shows and movies, RHS students kicked off spirit week."I've gotten a lot of complements, I think this is the most I've talked to pe...

Grant Funds Bands New Uniforms

Grant Funds Bands New Uniforms

Isjina Luckett, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017

  Marching Band members received new uniforms this year through the RISD bond, the first time they have been updated in 11 years. Drum Majors Francesca Williams and Nick Crothers recieved applause from the crowd as they walked out on to the auditorium stage wearing the new uniforms at The Spring...

Freshman get a Separate Pep Rally

Freshman get a Separate Pep Rally

October 5, 2017

By Madison Triplett One of four pep rallies this year will be accompanied by freshman-only pep rallies during seventh period. The first one will take place Friday, October 13th in the large gym. Freshman pep rallies are the schools solution to over-crowding in the large gym during the event. "Could you im...

Eagle Stop Open for Business

Eagle Stop Open for Business

October 3, 2017

By Summer Rains To encourage student and staff participation, Principal Chris Choat is replacing the Talon 200 raffle board with a more inclusive program called Eagle Stop. The Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) team is focused on creating an atmosphere where all positive beh...

Richardson Reads with Bergner

Richardson Reads with Bergner

Daphne Lynd

September 29, 2017

By Daphne Lynd New York Times best selling author Daniel Bergner stood in front of AP English students and choir members to discuss his book and how writing it impacted him as a part of Richardson Reads One Book. The librarians and teachers who set up this event coordinated with Richardson Reads ...

Camp Golden Eagle Pep Rally Kicks off Game Against Pearce

Camp Golden Eagle Pep Rally Kicks off Game Against Pearce

September 28, 2017

By Marian Patterson As Justin Bieber's Despacito made the gym floor shake, theater teacher Eric Archilla applied sunblock to his nose and Coach Beth Brown put on her cowboy boots for their emcee performance at the first pep rally as camp councilors of Camp Golden Eagle. Preparation for the pep ra...

Teachers and Principals Greet Students as They Arrive to School

Teachers and Principals Greet Students as They Arrive to School

September 9, 2017

By Marian Patterson With a back drop of street protesters in front of the school, this morning administrators, school staff and members of the marching band assembled to greet students as they entered saying they wanted to shine a positive light and bring the focus back to the students. The Golden...

Senior Informational Dinner

Senior Informational Dinner

September 7, 2017

By Isjina Luckett The RHS PTA is hosting a Senior Informational Night Dinner & Auction on September 14th at 6:30pm in the cafeteria. Senior principal Elise Curry will be talking to parents about what will be going on throughout the year up to graduation. "It's very important for the parent...

RISD Schools Collect Items for Hurricane Harvey Victims

RISD Schools Collect Items for Hurricane Harvey Victims

August 28, 2017

By Deemah Pulak In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, RISD and the RISD Council of PTAs launched a project to engage families across the district who wanted to help hurricane and flood victims in southeast Texas which flooded 50 counties. "I'm all for it," Assistant Principal Mike Westfall said. ...

Former RHS editor assaulted while covering Austin protest

Former RHS editor assaulted while covering Austin protest

Daphne Lynd

August 26, 2017

By Daphne Lynd Former RHS yearbook editor Chase Karacostas was assaulted while reporting on a student protest for the Daily Texan, the student newspaper at the University of Texas. Karacostas was interviewing a student at the protest for Texas Senate Bill SB4 – a sanctuary city law. As Karacostas report...

Picnic Perfect for the Principal

Picnic Perfect for the Principal

Daphne Lynd

August 25, 2017

By Daphne Lynd In a symbolic gesture, Former Principal Charles Bruner gave the RHS Spirit Stick to Chris Choat at the annual back-to-school picnic, ushering in a new era for the school. The picnic kicked off with teens and parents mingling and looking at the different booths as student groups showed...

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