Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!  While the school year might not be starting the conventional way - we are still excited to welcome our new and returning students, families, and staff for what will be a school year for the history books.  


To stay up to date on all things WRE - please make sure you subscribe to our calendar and to Principal Stevens weekly email updates.  Her latest emails will remained linked in the upper right hand corner under "Notes from Principal Stevens".  Also, make sure you are subscribed to the Seahawker (WRE PTA's Newsletter) to learn all about our fun events we have planned for 2020-2021.


The Shop WRE Store will remain open for the following:


All students will need school supplies when they start virtual learning on August 19. The WRE PTA Online Store will reopen Saturday, August 1. If you were not able to purchase school supplies in July, you can do so by going to www.wrepta.org/wrestore


The store will close on Thursday, August 6th at midnight. This is your last chance to purchase school supplies through the WRE store. If you have questions regarding the store, please contact Courtney Halpin at cjhalpin98@gmail.com


School supplies, spirit wear, and 2019-2020 yearbooks will be distributed during the drive-through Expo on August 17-18. More details to come on this event.


If you would like to buy your school supplies elsewhere, you can find a list of what school supplies are required here. Students will keep all supplies at home to begin the school year and then bring them to school once the face to face model begins. 

Video Highlights:
  • RISD will continue to follow the expert guidance from Dallas County Health and Human Services, and the plan for the start of school has not changed.
  • RISD will begin school with 100% virtual instruction on August 19 and currently plans to transition to in-person instruction on September 8 for those families choosing that option
  • The process for parents to formally commit to either virtual instruction or in-person instruction for the 2020-21 school year has now opened. Parents were sent an email message with a customized link for each enrolled child at the primary email address provided upon enrollment.
  • Parents are strongly encouraged to review RISD’s back to school blueprint for plans for details about each instructional model to help them make the instructional choice that is best for their family.
  • Parents who cannot locate the commitment process email should check their spam/junk filters and folders. Parents can verify their email address by contacting their child’s school, and may be referred for support at learning model@g.risd.org
  • The process is open through Thursday, August 6 and parents will be able to change their choice in advance of each new grading period.
  • All enrolled families will also be receiving information from their campus as part of back to school planning to re-verify their access to technology in advance of the virtual instruction beginning August 19.
  • RISD expects adults and students to possess and wear a face covering inside schools when in-person learning resumes. RISD will provide face coverings, or parents can provide their own for students. Some exceptions can apply, and parents can review the blueprint or details
  • Parents selecting in-person instruction are encouraged to begin working with their children now to get them used to face coverings and choose a mask that works best for them
  • RISD teachers are caring, committed professionals. They will be well-prepared to teach children, virtually and in-person, when school begins.

The RISD Enrollment Commitment Survey was sent out on Wednesday, July 29th and the deadline to submit a response is Thursday, August 6th. Several parents have reached out that they did not recieve the survey and funnily enough, I couldn't find it myself for a little while to fill out for my own two sons. Here are some tips and tricks to try to find your email with the survey link (each student has a specific link).
  • Check junk mail, spam folders, etc. Some emails may have automatically been placed in these folders.
  • Check all of your email addresses. We have found a few families who had some siblings sent to mom's email and some sent to dad's email. It depends on how the emails were entered into FOCUS during enrollment.
  • Search for this email address: noreply@qemailserver.com This is how I found my email - it had been automatically placed in my deleted folder through a filtering service that I use on my personal email account.
If these things do not work, you can reach out to our Student Data Specialists starting on Monday. Marcy Taylor (marcy.taylor@risd.org) and Emily Holloway (emily.holloway@risd.org) can enter your choice into FOCUS manually if your email cannot be found. 
The parent surveys are due on Thursday, August 6th. If a survey is not completed by that deadline, the choice will automatically default to the face to face model.

The WRE PTA and staff will still be holding our PTA Expo and virtual school material pick-up on August 17 and 18. We will have two areas for you to drive-through.
  • One drive-through will be used to pick up your student's ipad (if they do not currently have a school-issued ipad) and needed curriculum materials to begin virtual learning on August 19.
  • The other will be set up for WRE PTA and parents can pick up anything ordered in the PTA online store, including school supplies, spirit wear, 2019-2020 WRE yearbooks.

We will be staggering the pick-up times by grade level and will send the final details out next week, so please be on the lookout for that information!


iPad Return Update

Originally, we planned on families returning their school-issued iPads on July 20. Due to the ever-changing nature of COVID, this is no longer the case. If you are returning to RISD,  please keep your school iPads for now and further communication will be sent out once we have a plan in place. If you have a 2019-2020 6th grader, iPads will be returned to the junior high campuses at a later date.  If your family is leaving RISD, please email becky.stevens@risd.org to arrange a time to return your technology to campus.

Welcome, Ms. Mechelle Smith!

WRE Families,

My name is Mechelle Smith and I am excited to introduce myself as your new Assistant Principal!

I am entering my 29th year in education which has all been in RISD and within the Lake Highlands Learning Community.  I spent 25 years at Aikin Elementary as a 6th grade teacher, instructional coach and Assistant Principal and for the past three years, I have been the Assistant Principal at Merriman Park Elementary.

I have two sons who are both teachers and coaches in neighboring districts.  I am a huge Cowboys fan and have a sweet dog named Dak.  I love playing Words with Friends and reading historical fiction.

I am super excited to be joining the mighty Seahawk family and being a part of the culture that makes this school so great.  I look forward to meeting everyone and starting what will be a unique school year.  

Pease stop by and say hi whenever you can and follow me on twitter @mechellesmith.


Mechelle Smith  


to the 2020-2021 PTA Board for your leadership & service to our school!


President: Melissa Duffield

1st VP: Courtney Halpin

2nd VP of Programs: Dori Wright

3rd VP of Membership: Jean E. Sides

4th VP Auction & Boosters Ways & Means: Lauri Griffith

5th VP Operating Budget & Community: Corrie Strosnider

6th VP of Room Reps: Kimberly Elliott

7th VP of Community Relations: Ali Cullum

8th VP of Auction: Meredith Neff

Secretary: Emily Kretz

Treasurer: Alice Monroe

 Parliamentarian: Sarah Hefton


Click here to learn more about our PTA and PTA Board! 

RISD Academic Calendar for the 2020-2021 School Year

The RISD calendar for next year has been officially published! Please see below for important dates concerning next year!  Here is a PDF printable version of the calendar as well.




voly-logo – Harmony School of Excellence – Austin VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM

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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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.


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Description automatically generated DIRECTORY INFORMATION

Directory access will be closed/accessible to PTA members only beginning September 1, 2020.  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, Melissa Duffield and/or 1st VP-Aide, Courtney Halpin



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

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Upcoming Events

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Quick Links

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Thank you to our 2019-2020 Booster Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Seahawker Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors




Friends of WRE

Thank you to the following WRE Families who became 
Friends of WRE and
*Path Illuminators for the 2019-2020 year!

Paul & Norma Alberico
*Adam & Amber Alexander
Ben & Katie Alexander
Ann & Barbara Allen
*Julian & Cynthia Alva
Dan & Jennifer Asbill-Jackson
*Jess & Ashley Barr
*Bryan & Milissa Bedford
*Steve & Holly Berglund
*Clay & Kristin Berry
Tracey & Karl Berta
*Andrew & Merilee Biancardi
Amby & Jenny Bindra
Tim & Heather Bowling
Kirk & Sadie Brackin
*Ben & Lindsey Brewer
*Megan Bruce
Keith & Judy Buker
Michael & Lauren Burns
Marcus & Erin Butts
Jacob & Carrington Byers
Danny & Ellen Cain
Scott & Monique Callagy
Bradley & Allison Cameron
Cody & Sara Campbell
Preston & Stephanie Carr
*David & Mikalyn Carter
Mike & Carrie Cassell
*Adam & Julie Chabira
*Trey & Melissa Chapman
*Kevin & Allison Clark
Charles & Brittany Code
Adam & Brittany Cole
*Michael & Brooke Collins
Logan & Ashley Collins
Mark & Bethany Cone
Justin & Melanie Conner
*Edward & Kristen Cook
*Fletcher & Molly Cordell
Seth & Vanessa Cossel
*Michael & Ashly Cothern
*Rob & Julie Cothern
Patrick & Erin Cowden
Steve & Nicole Cramer
Matthew & Brandi Crawford
Jarrod & Jennifer Cross
Paul & Kelli D'Angelo
Sean & Nicole Dalton
Ross & Casey Daly
*Jacob & Savannah Darver
*Zach & Grace Davis
*Allen & Virginia Davis
Brandon & Amy Davis
Frank & Sara de los Reyes
*Tom & Katie Dehmer
Rudy & Jill DeLaSierra
Anthony & Kacy Dillard
Tim & Emily Dowden
*Joe & Melissa Duffield
*Tom & Caroline Dynan
*Glen & Katie Edwards
David & Allison Egner
Michael & Kimberly Elliott
*Erich & Delene Ephraim
Whit & Tiffany Fairbanks
Jason & Elizabeth Farr
Thomas & Morgan Farrow
Matt Daniel & Christina Feller
Terry & Christy Forbes
Chris & Amy Fulmer
*Doug & Megan Gearing
Jarrett & Christy Glass
Chris & Katie Gold
*Tom & Julie Goodale
*Aaron & Tami Gray
*Mark & Maurie Gray
*Casey & Lauri Griffith
*Mack & Bethany Grubb
Bryant & Christine Gullette
*Mark & Mindee Haas
*Chris & Courtney Halpin
Freddie & Amy Caron Halstead
Casey & Alycia Harper
Duncan & Courtney Haylock
*Ryan & Sarah Hefton
Adam & Jenni Hefton
Darrell & Kari Hernandez
Rene & Kathleen Hernandez
Christopher & Emily Hewett
Kevin & Tara Hickman
Tim & Ronda Hodges
*Blair & Burson Holman
*Mark & Hilary Holmes
Justin & Alathea Holt
Ernest & Ashley Horany
*Wyatt & Natalie Horton
John & Amy Horton
Dan & Maura Houchard
*Orie & Diana Hunter
Jason & Misti Irvin
Tyler & Katie Isbell
Nathan & Lauren Jacks
Keith & Kirsten James
Joel & Liza Johannesson
*Shane & Berit Johnson
Darian & Lori Johnson
Scott & Francesca Jones
Stephen & Anabel Karns
Todd & Ginger Keator
Royce & Shelley King
Andrew & Alison Kirkpatrick
Jacob & Dayna Kline
Kevin & Shannon Klucsarits
Bradley & Erin Kraus
*John-Michael & Emily Kretz
Chris & Megan LaDue
Patrick & Kathryn Lafferty
*Steve & Heather Lalicker
Chad & Lindsay Lancaster
Paul & Amelia Lettieri
Todd & Cindy Levreault
*Travis & Jenny Littlefield
*Thomas & Rebekah Louis
Courtnye Lynch
Coby & Gina Manning
*Blake & Amy Marable
Craig & Lisa Maurer
Britt & Carole McClung
Adam & Ashlie McGill
Scott & Melissa McMillian
Brandon & Leigh Meek
*Chris & Shelby Menczer
*Matt & Meg Mildren
*Matt & Jamie Miller
*Brian & Caroline Mitchell
*Jake & Stacey Mirelez
*Marty & Alice Monroe
Brandon & Amy Moore
Erin Morgan
Alan & Kathryn Morris
*Dean & Kristin Mueller
Kevin & Andrea Murry
*John & Kelly Musgrave
*Justin & Meredith Neff
Chris & Mary Jane Neilson
Todd & Libby Nicholson
*Scott & Jennifer Normile
Sean & Mary O'Brien
Tim & Stephanie O'Brien
Matt & Megan Ogle
Jason & Chari Oglesby
Mark & Tambi Olney
Chad & Caitlin Peters
*Jon & Sara Platt
*Bob & Mary Poe
*Joe & Kathryn Proctor
Stuart & Kathryn Qualia
Bo & Whitney Ragsdale
Matthew & Alyssa Ramsey
Jeremy & Aja Reed
Allan & Shanan Richard
Joshua & Shelby Rutland
Jeremy & Kristin Sain
Brian & Pam Shoults
Stephen & Jean E. Sides
*Mike & Melissa Smith
Grant & Amy Smith
Josh & Sarah Steele
Becky Stevens
*Todd & Corrie Strosnider
Brian & Alexis Sullivan
Irini & Altin Suloti
Bernie & Karen Tamayo
Geoff & Tiffany Taylor
Joe & Amy Theriot
Chris & Leslie Thomas
Kyle & Lindsay Thompson
*Mat & Erin Threadgill
Jeff & Shelly Tompkins
*John & Catherine Tornow
*Billy & Nikki Vahrenkamp
Travis & Allison Walker
*Robert & Stephani Walne
Michael & Lisa Walzl
Brian & Holly Webster
Matt & Corinne Weis
Steve & Ashley Whatley
Matt & Jenny Whitaker
*Trae & Brittany White
Mark & Laura Whitfield
*Deren & Laura Wilcox
Charles & Ashley Williams
*Brad & Jennifer Willson
David & Meredith Wilson
John & Stephanie Wilson
*Ramsay & Cary Woodall
*Scott & Elizabeth Woodard
Geoff & Shelley Woodbury
Craig & Anna Woods
Tianhong Yang & William Leven
Landon & Heather Yeager
*Al & Kate Young
Julius & Maria Zsohar



Check out our archive of Seahawker Newsletters.

Notes from Principal Stevens

WRE Parent FAQ's

Summer Update #2 7-31-2020

Summer Update 7-15-2020

Principal Post 6-1-2020

 Archived Principal Posts

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WRE Bragging Rights!


Excellence in Education Award

2019 Healthy Zone Award

Golden Apple Award

National PTA School of Excellence 2018-2020

STARS Teachers of the Year for RISD (Ashley Scott, Ron Crawford)

STAAR Science Distinction in

TBEC Honor Roll

PTA Parent Involvement – School of Excellence

Choir – Top Rating, Most Outstanding Choir 2014

Jump Rope for Heart 2018-2019 raised $32,948

Read for Need: Raised money for our sister school in Socorro, Mexico

Student-led Morning Announcements

100% iPad school

Texas Lone Star Challenge Academic Team Champions 2015 & 2016

Elk Lodge Drug Free Contest

Bot Ball Coding Club

Capturing Kids Hearts Showcase School

Chick Fil-A Partner Student Excellence Award

Healthy Zone School

Crest Counseling Award – 2 Years

NTRC – North Texas Regional Consortium Showcase Tech School

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