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Former RISD Principal Brad Helmer new Heritage Christian Academy Headmaster

Former RISD Principal Brad Helmer new Heritage Christian Academy Headmaster

ROCKWALL – Former Springer Elementary School Principal, Dr. Brad Helmer, has been selected as the new Headmaster at Heritage Christian Academy by the Board of Trustees. Dr. Helmer is a Rockwall native who also held assistant principal positions at Utley Middle School and Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary School. He holds a Doctorate of Education from Texas […]

Emmy-winning Trans-Siberian Orchestra violinist Mark Wood performing May 20

Emmy-winning Trans-Siberian Orchestra violinist Mark Wood performing May 20

ROCKWALL – Former multi-platinum-selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra member and Emmy award-winning composer Mark Wood, creator of the revolutionary ‘Viper’ electric violin, will present his ‘Electrify Your Strings’ (EYS) concert at Utley Middle School, May 20, at 7 pm. The world-reknown artist will perform with the Stevenson Elementary and Utley Middle School orchestra students on his handcrafted seven-string electric […]

Rockwall transgender teen mom thankful for new Obama trans bathroom directive

Rockwall transgender teen mom thankful for new Obama trans bathroom directive

ROCKWALL – The mother of a 17-year-old Rockwall transgender teen expressed thanks for the Obama administration’s directive this morning that all US public schools must allow transgender students to use the bathroom or locker room of their choice or face possible loss of federal funding or a federal lawsuit. The mother – who asked their […]

Obama admin: Public schools, let transgender students choose bath, locker room

Obama admin: Public schools, let transgender students choose bath, locker room

WASHINGTON DC – The Obama administration sent a letter to every US public school district this morning stating they must allow transgender students to use whichever bathroom and locker room that matches their chosen gender identity or possibly face a loss of federal funding or a federal lawsuit. The letter, which is signed by officials […]

Dr. John (J.J.) Villarreal lone finalist selected for next RISD Superintendent

Dr. John (J.J.) Villarreal lone finalist selected for next RISD Superintendent

ROCKWALL – The Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees unanimously named Dr. John (J.J.) E. Villarreal from Carroll ISD in Southlake as the district’s lone finalist to become RISD’s next superintendent during a special board meeting this morning. Dr. Villarreal has served as the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services since October 2011. He will replace current […]

N word discussion results in RISD placing Utley teacher on administrative leave

N word discussion results in RISD placing Utley teacher on administrative leave

ROCKWALL – A discussion about an N word article last week has resulted in Rockwall ISD placing Utley Middle School social studies teacher Rebekah Cook on administrative leave. She’s also the school’s AVID – or college readiness – coordinator and helps with its yearbook, according to her school district profile. According to RISD, the reason […]

Fulton School surprises Rockwall family with $12,000 check for daughter’s medical expenses

Fulton School surprises Rockwall family with $12,000 check for daughter’s medical expenses

ROCKWALL – Little six-year-old Emma Goree of Rockwall has always been a go-getter, participating in swim, gymnastics, dance, etc. But now that’s all had to come to a halt. When she was three, she began having 3-4 second long epileptic seizures every few months, which have now increased to sometimes 25-30 times per day, up […]

Heath principal contacts parents about ‘concern for school safety’ rumor

Heath principal contacts parents about ‘concern for school safety’ rumor

HEATH – A social media rumor involving a “concern for school safety” led Rockwall-Heath High School Principal Tom Maglisceau to contact parents yesterday via text and email. He explained that the rumor, which was learned about several weeks ago, has been investigated by the school, the school resource officer and Heath public safety and it […]

Want kids to listen more, fidget less? Try more recess… this school did

Want kids to listen more, fidget less? Try more recess… this school did

(TODAY PARENTS) FT. WORTH – Four times a day, the doors of Eagle Mountain Elementary in Fort Worth, Texas, fling open to let bouncy, bubbly, excited kindergarteners and first-graders pounce onto the playground. The youngest kids at this school now enjoy two 15-minute breaks in the morning and two in the afternoon for a total […]

Parents upset Cullins-Lakepointe teacher arrested twice for DWIs, still teaching

Parents upset Cullins-Lakepointe teacher arrested twice for DWIs, still teaching

ROWLETT – Some parents are upset that Cullins-Lakepointe Elementary School SAGE Gifted & Talented Education teacher Stephanie Pack is still teaching after being arrested twice for DWIs in Rockwall and Dallas Counties late last year. According to the parents, they are upset she has not been placed on administrative leave or taken leave herself until […]

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