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Better Schools Brighter Future PAC formed to promote $257 million bond referendum passage

Better Schools Brighter Future PAC formed to promote $257 million bond referendum passage

ROCKWALL – A new “Better Schools Brighter Future” PAC (Political Action Committee) has been organized to promote passage of Rockwall ISD’s new $256,820,000 million bond referendum Nov. 3. The PAC – which is now listed on Facebook – includes a diverse coalition of parents, educators, elected officials, business leaders, community activists and more who support […]

Rockwall ISD to put $256,820,000 bond referendum on ballot this November

Rockwall ISD to put $256,820,000 bond referendum on ballot this November

ROCKWALL – The Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously last night to place a $256,820,000 bond referendum on the Nov. 3rd ballot. A major highlight is the building of a new College and Career Academy which will offer opportunities for students to study in such career fields and professional certifications as medical, law, architecture, […]

Cheryl Bahm: Most teens don’t understand what dating violence really is

Cheryl Bahm: Most teens don’t understand what dating violence really is

ROCKWALL TX – Most middle and high school students don’t understand what dating violence really is. That’s what Women In Need Women’s Shelter Outreach Director Cheryl Bahm told about 25 people recently at the June family violence prevention meeting hosted by Americans Ending Abuse at the Rockwall Golf & Athletic Club. But after taking her week-long […]

High school seniors now need pass only 3 of 5 STAAR tests to graduate

High school seniors now need pass only 3 of 5 STAAR tests to graduate

AUSTIN – Thousands of high school seniors across Texas can still graduate and receive a diploma this year even if they only pass three of the state’s five STAAR graduation tests, after Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 149 yesterday. Students will still have to have a passing average in all of their core classes. […]

Children At Risk study: Rockwall ISD earns A grade, Royse City ISD B

Children At Risk study: Rockwall ISD earns A grade, Royse City ISD B

(By Staff Writer Michelle West) HOUSTON – Rockwall ISD received an A grade and Royse City ISD received a B in the second edition of the Texas School Guide, just published by the Houston-based non-profit, Children At Risk. According to its website, Children At Risk “seeks to improve the lives of children through advocacy, policy […]

New “Tutor Doctor” provides expert tutoring for your student in your home

New “Tutor Doctor” provides expert tutoring for your student in your home

ROCKWALL- Does your child need a tutor? But are you unable to drive him or her to a tutoring center? Now, anywhere in Rockwall, you can have an expert tutor make house calls and arrive at your door at a time that’s convenient for you to teach your child. Local mother of four, Lauren Stephens, […]

Student travel info meeting with EF Educational Tours Jan. 20 at Heath High

Student travel info meeting with EF Educational Tours Jan. 20 at Heath High

ROCKWALL – How would you like your high school student to visit and learn more about Australia, New Zealand or Hawaii this year? How about go on a service learning tour to Peru in 2016? Now you can with EF Educational Tours, which for 50 years has been helping teachers and students to discover the […]

RISD needs $18 million upgrade to keep pace with technology

RISD needs $18 million upgrade to keep pace with technology

ROCKWALL – Rockwall ISD Chief Technology Officer Donna Fisher told the Board of Trustees at a regularly scheduled work session Nov. 3 that nearly $18 million worth of technology upgrades are now needed to educate students since so many computers and other tech devices have become outdated since the last bond election which allowed the […]

Ebola alert precautions closing 2 Royse City schools tomorrow

Ebola alert precautions closing 2 Royse City schools tomorrow

ROYSE CITY – As a precautionary measure, Royse City ISD is closing Davis Elementary School and Ruth Cherry Intermediate School tomorrow for deep cleaning after a Dallas Presbyterian Hospital nurse who lives in Royse City and has two children attending those schools self-reported yesterday that she helped treat the first Dallas Ebola victim Nina Pham, […]

Heath Hawks limit N. Forney to 80 yards offense, soar over Falcons, 52-0

Heath Hawks limit N. Forney to 80 yards offense, soar over Falcons, 52-0

ROCKWALL – The Heath Hawks defense limited North Forney to only 80 yards in total offense and forced two interceptions and running back Rico Henderson rushed for eight, four and nine-yard touchdowns as Rockwall-Heath soared over the Falcons, 52-0, Friday night at their Homecoming game. Quarterback Jordan Hoy completed six of nine passes for 72 […]

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