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Weekly Announcements 9/12

September 21, 2016


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Announcements for the Week of Sept 12, 2016 Want to start a club? Remember that you will need an adult employed by RISD to sponsor any club or organization that meets on campus. If/when you are able to secure a sponsor, please see Mr. Westfall in B103. The deadline to begin a new club on campus is...

Policy Changes Affect Entire District

Policy Changes Affect Entire District

September 21, 2016


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By Deemah Pulak In efforts to further strengthen and improve the performance of students and teachers at school, the district has implemented a new type of grading policy and attendance policy for students. The old six six-week grading periods have been replaced by four nine-week grading periods. The di...

Weekly Announcements 9/19

September 21, 2016


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Announcements for the Week of Sept 19, 2016 Want to start a club? Remember that you will need an adult employed by RISD to sponsor any club or organization that meets on campus. If/when you are able to secure a sponsor, please see Mr. Westfall in B103. The deadline to begin a new club on campus is...

Fourth Annual Picnic Drove Larger Crowds

Fourth Annual Picnic Drove Larger Crowds

August 25, 2016


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By Isabel Costian Students, staff, and community members attending the fourth annual picnic shaded their eyes from the sun and from the reflection caused by a sleek, shiny black Nissan Sentra SR parked on the track. Throughout the night, the car drew attention from the crowd by sparkling in the Au...

Taste the Rainbow

Taste the Rainbow

March 21, 2016


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By Caroline Cluiss Amid the sound of crunching gravel and jumbled footsteps, junior Samantha Sturgeon ran straight toward the clouds of blue and yellow powder, hoping not to run into any fellow racers. This Saturday, Sturgeon and over 500 other racers from the Richardson-Pearce community ran fr...

Proposed Bond Could Bring Big Changes to RHS

Proposed Bond Could Bring Big Changes to RHS

February 15, 2016


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By Isabel CostianOn Monday night the Board of Trustees will decide whether or not to put a proposed $437 million bond before the public for a May vote. If passed, the debt service tax would be raised by 8 cents.The bond is only for things that are capital in nature, which means that they have a useful...

Photography Students Excel at Competition

Photography Students Excel at Competition

January 28, 2016


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By Anne GarseaAfter writing to the Richardson Civic Art Society and lobbying for a photography portion to be added to the annual fall high school contest, Photography Magnet students nagged three of the four top awards for their use of editing and creativity in their submitted work.The contest was op...

First Entrepreneurial Club Starts at Richardson

First Entrepreneurial Club Starts at Richardson

January 25, 2016


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By Caroline Cluiss Although they never got a "small loan of a million dollars" like presidential candidate Donald Trump, juniors Emily Chen and Nisreen Alqaisi still want to become entrepreneurs. In order to fulfill this dream, Chen and Alqaisi co-founded a club called SecondGen, which aims to gui...

Art Magnet Students Display Art at Famous Exhibit

Art Magnet Students Display Art at Famous Exhibit

December 17, 2015


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By Chase KaracostasSitting at home over the summer looking for something to do, senior Lauren Dube turned to a new medium, cut paper, to create "La festival de papel." This artwork, along with five of her peers' works, claimed six spots at the Dallas Museum of Art’s (DMA) Young Masters Exhibit....

Former NFL Player Quan Cosby Inspires AVID Students

Former NFL Player Quan Cosby Inspires AVID Students

November 21, 2015


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By Chase Karacostas When Quan Cosby enrolled at the University of Texas, he had already played more than four years of professional baseball. Although he decided to switch sports and join the football team at The University of Texas, academics were his main focus. “Taking AP classes was prob...

Robotics Excel at Berkner VEX Competition

Robotics Excel at Berkner VEX Competition

November 16, 2015


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By Sally MaselunasSophomores Hunter Johnson and Adam Metzinger intently watched as their robot successfully completed the tasks required for the annual VEX competition held at Berkner High on October 31.At the VEX competition, students are tasked with designing and building a robot against other tea...

Raising Awareness for Endangered Species

Raising Awareness for Endangered Species

October 28, 2015


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By Mark SalmaAP Environmental Science students set up their endangered species projects in the courtyard as environmental science teacher Tony Strohmeyer studied the projects. Ranging from the Panda to the Southern Orca, each student picked a different endangered animal to research and present their find...

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