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Dr. Jeannie Stone Named Superintendent

Dr. Jeannie Stone Named Superintendent

December 16, 2016


Filed under Lead, News, Recent Stories

By Braedyn Bruner Dr. Jeannie Stone has been chosen to serve as RISD's new superintendent. There will be a 21-day window before her position is finalized on January 9th during the new year. "I am honored and humbled to be asked to lead Richardson ISD," Stone said. "I sincerely love this school...

Striking a New Chord

Striking a New Chord

Rose Nagele

December 15, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, News

By Rose Nagele Sitting in the parking lot of the Mesquite Memorial Stadium, the Golden Eagle Marching Band cheered and laughed as their director, Jesus Marquez, danced and whooped after revealing the results of the most important competition of the past 2 years. In the Area C UIL marching competi...

Peer Mediator Coat Drive

Peer Mediator Coat Drive

December 15, 2016


Filed under Briefs, Lead, News

By Estefania Uribe The peer mediators arranged a coat drive at the beginning of January, collecting sweaters, coats, and jackets from students and staff for the Richardson Coat Closet, who will give the coats to people in need. "It is a great opportunity to help people in need, especially in the...

Band Sets High Standard at All Region

Band Sets High Standard at All Region

December 13, 2016


Filed under Briefs, Entertainment, Lead

By Jacob RichmanA record 50 Richardson musicians made All-Region Band, paving the way for 15 band members to audition for area.Freshman All Region: Ella Martin- Flute, James Nagele-Flute, Logan Williams- Euphonium, Alexander Ly-Clarinet, Lily Schaefer-Clarinet, Anita Renaud-Alto Saxophone, Lexie Wolff-...

Board to Announce New Superintendent

Board to Announce New Superintendent

December 12, 2016


Filed under News, Recent Stories

By Braedyn Bruner In the coming weeks the Board of Trustees will select a permanent superintendent to replace Dr. Kay Waggoner who retired last June. Board President Kim Caston said the final decision will be based on characteristics that most closely mirror RISD. "A superintendent should lead w...

Staff vs Seniors Volleyball Game Is Set to Raise Money For Prom

November 17, 2016


Filed under Briefs, News

By Jesus LuvianoThe annual staff vs seniors volleyball game, a fundraiser for the senior class, will be this Friday in the large gym. Tickets for the game are $2 and they can be purchased in D hall."All the money that is collect from the fundraiser will be used for prom," Coach Krissy Baker said. "Hop...

Wrestling Season Starts Off Slow

Wrestling Season Starts Off Slow

November 15, 2016


Filed under Briefs, Fall, Sports

By Eric Cruz The wrestling team lost to Pearce and Byron Nelson at the first meet of the year. "Right now the guys need to use this start as motivation, to raise morale," Coach Mike Roach said. "We do a lot of conditioning in practice, and the results will come. We just have to continue to wor...

Cross Country Captain Advances to State

Cross Country Captain Advances to State

November 3, 2016


Filed under Briefs, Fall, Sports

By Isabel Costian For the first time in more than 30 years, junior Henos Andebrhan qualified for the state cross country meet by placing 11th place overall and 2nd place individually at the regional meet on Saturday, with a 5K time of 16:08. Coach Elizabeth Brown said she was "incredibly proud ...

On-Level Physics Students Will Not Take Field Trip to Six Flags

On-Level Physics Students Will Not Take Field Trip to Six Flags

November 2, 2016


Filed under Briefs, News

By Travis Pokorney Starting this school year, on-level physics students will no longer be able to attend the annual spring field trip to Six Flags Over Texas. "We wanted there to be an incentive to taking the AP course," physics teacher Lauren Martyn said. "We have had disciplinary issues with o...

Band Finishes Season at Area

Band Finishes Season at Area

October 31, 2016


Filed under Briefs, Entertainment, Lead

By Jacob Richman The Golden Eagle Band finished 15th out of 26 at the Area C marching contest at Mesquite Memorial Stadium. This puts an end to a much improved season for the band, who finished third place earlier this year at the Desoto Marching Classic and received superior ratings at the Region...

Orchestra Ranked #19 In State

Orchestra Ranked #19 In State

October 30, 2016


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By Deemah Pulak After months of studying, practicing, and rehearsing college-level music, the Chamber Orchestra entered the State Honor Orchestra Competition and ranked #19 in the state. "Being a part of Chamber has provided me with such great bonds and an amazing orchestra family," senior Fideli...

AVID Notes Student Academic Readiness

AVID Notes Student Academic Readiness

October 28, 2016


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By Braedyn Bruner For the second time in a row, the school was chosen as a three-year demonstration site for the AVID program by Stacie Valdez, Project Manager of Leadership Development, and other AVID representatives. In order to receive this award, representatives observed classes to see how st...

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