Arrival & Dismissal Changes 8/20/2018



Thank you to the 
2019-2020 PTA Board
President: Melissa Duffield
1st Vice President: Courtney Halpin
2nd Vice President: Maura Houchard
3rd Vice President: Laura Wilcox
4th Vice President: Michelle Williams
5th Vice President: Corrie Strosnider
6th Vice President: Lauri Griffith
7th Vice President: Diana Hunter
Secretary: Emily Kretz
Treasurer: Sarah Hefton
RISD Council Delegate: Tara Hickman
RISD Council Delegate: Sara De Los Reyes
RISD Council Delegate (ALT): Katie Isbell
RISD Council Delegate (ALT): Mindee Haas

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Parent and Staff Feedback Requested

Parent, staff, and public feedback is requested on the two options

under consideration for adoption as RISD’s 2020–2021 Student Academic Calendar.

(Please note that RISD’s 2019–2020 Student Academic Calendar

was adopted last year, with the 2019–20 school year set to begin on August 15.)


View 2020–21 Calendar Option A

View 2020–21 Calendar Option B

To provide feedback on the 2020–2021 calendar options,

please email or call 469–593–0000.

Feedback received will be shared with Trustees at the May 20 Work session,

and the 2020–2021 Student Academic Calendar may be adopted

as soon as the June 10 regular board meeting.


Field Day is May 24th at Wildcat Stadium!
We need your help!! 





If you or a family member would like to volunteer, you will have to complete an online background check. Please note, it takes two weeks to process. 


All volunteers must submit a form annually, even if you are a returning volunteer and had one the prior year. Volunteer application forms are available here.

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Volunteer in the library!  Help shelve books and kids check out books!

RISD Clothes Closet Needs You!


The RISD Clothes Closet NEEDS YOU!  Please consider volunteering a few hours at the Clothes Closet by signing up on this sign up genius.


You can drop off clothing donations for the RISD Clothes Closet in the basket in the WRE lobby anytime!  You can also take your donations directly to the Clothes Closet on all Monday mornings that RISD is in session from 9:30 to noon.  It is located at 1239 W. Beltline Rd (across from Richardson HS and next to RISD Newcomer Center).  


The RISD Clothes Closet provides clothing to students in financially challenging situations.  This assistance allows the students to feel good about going to school, and they can focus on learning.  The Clothes Closet is located in a remodeled house across from Richardson High School on Beltline, which allows privacy to the students and families in a clean, store-like atmosphere.  It operates solely on clothing and monetary donations from the RISD families, community, and volunteers.  They also provide new shoes and toiletries to each student who comes through.  You can find the Clothes Closet's current needs on Facebook at RISD Council of PTAs Clothes Closet (RISDCC) and on Twitter @RISDPTACC. You can also email them at

Email Norma Lisa Abegg at with any questions!  


Please give these staff members a big Seahawk welcome when you meet them!

  • 1st - Sydney Sloan Holloway
  • 2nd - Amy Carr
  • 2nd - Courtney Crain
  • 2nd - Amanda Baker
  • 3rd - Bonnie McClure
  • 3rd - Sarah Shackelford
  • 3rd - Madeline Ruhman
  • 4th - Megan Law
  • 5th - Susi Rinck
  • 5th - Ann Pearce
  • DP - Brenda Kirby
  • Music - Joanna Murray
  • Music - Delaney Archer
  • Music - Tori Cohorn
  • Counselor - Cotton Mendenhall
  • Counselor - Tracy Pierce
  • Nurse - Ashley Jones
  • Front Office: Valeria Stutz 
  • PE - Jeff McDonald

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All visitors must follow RISD's, and WRE's, building entry procedures and must sign in at the front office upon arrival and provide proper identification to receive authorization to enter the school. If you do not provide proper identification you will not be allowed to enter the building. 


Your child's safety is our number one priority! We want to thank you for adhering to our guidelines and rules, and helping keep our school safe.

Directory Information

Directory access will be closed/accessible to PTA members only beginning September 1, 2018. If you would like to join PTA, you can do so here.


Did you know there is a FREE Directory App for your phone? Learn more here. 

PTA President, Stephani Walne and/or 1st VP-Aide, Whitney Ragsdale


If you already have a Membership Toolkit account with another organization, you can use the same log-in here. Need more information?






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Notes from Principal Walker

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