Another exciting and successful morning "Grooving with Dad" at Stevenson Elementary. Dads, grandparents and male role models came for an early morning healthy challenge in the gymnasium.
Springer Elementary recently competed in the district Battle of the Books competition.
Brittany Ables, 10th grader at Rockwall High School, recently won the 4th U.S. Congressional District Art Contest.
Springer Elementary students in Ashlie Newberry’s class recently had a Skype interview with a photographer for a documentary being made about the Amazon and the different tribes found there.
Rockwall High School will host the gymnastics events for the Special Olympics Texas Summer Games on May 27.
With summer right around the corner, the Rockwall ISD is proud to announce the Child Nutrition Department will provide sponsorship of the Summer Meal Program.
Rockwall ISD was well-represented as leaders of school wellness at the Fuel Up to Play 60 Excellence Awards, held at AT&T Stadium with NFL Dallas Cowboy, Travis Frederick.
Ms. Elaine, the Pullen Elementary crossing guard, is the first and last face Pullen students see every day.
Rockwall ISD recently hosted the elementary Battle of the Books. Amy Parks- Heath Elementary is the 3rd/4th grade champion and Hartman Elementary is the 5th/6th grade champion.
Rockwall ISD recently honored employees at the 2017 Employee Service Awards and Retiree Recognition. Dr. Villarreal, along with board members Linda Duran and Leigh Plagens, were on hand to celebrate their service.
On Monday, May 15, at their regularly scheduled meeting, the Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name the College and Career Academy after longtime Rockwall ISD Superintendent, Dr. Gene Burton. Dr. Burton served in public education for 33 years with 16 of those years in Rockwall ISD.
One of 161 Students Across the Country
Reinhardt Elementary students recently had the opportunity to speak with Thomas Pesquet, a member of the International Space Station (ISS) for expedition 50/51, about his life in space.
Reinhardt Elementary students will have the opportunity to speak with Thomas Pesquet, a member of the International Space Station for expedition 50/51, about his life in space on May 15 at approximately 10:30 a.m. Central Standard Time.
The WMS Symphony Orchestra and WMS String Orchestra (Combined Sinfonia and Philharmonic orchestras) recently competed in the Lone Star Showcase of Music at the Eisemann Performance Hall in Richardson, Texas.
Rockwall ISD recently celebrated our beginning teachers and their mentors with a reception in their honor.
Cain Middle School VEX robotics team “The Starbots” recently competed in the VEX VRC Worlds Competition where they placed third in the world.
Three teams from Amy Parks-Heath Elementary recently competed in the Vex IQ Worlds competition in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Chick-fil-A cow stopped by with breakfast for special students at Jones Elementary. Every year, Jones participates in Chick-fil-A’s Core Essentials program.
The Rockwall-Heath High School robotics team, Black Hawk Robotics, recently competed at FIRST Robotics World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri. Over 400 teams from around the world competed at this event.
Springer Kindergarten students recently learned about important leaders and how they have helped shape our community, state and nation.
Rockwall ISD is proud to announce the 2017 Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year: Kayse Williams, special education teacher at Stevenson Elementary and Amber Panter, Spanish teacher at Utley Middle School.
The Rockwall ISD Culinary Arts Team, comprised of both Rockwall High School and Rockwall-Heath High School students, recently traveled to Charleston, South Carolina to compete in the National ProStart Invitational.
Three artists from Rockwall-Heath High School recently won four Gold Medals from The TAEA State Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE). They are Emily Mastronardi, Peighton Cook, and Christy Gersch.
Pullen Elementary second graders recently met at Brookdale Summer Ridge Senior Living Center to read and socialize with the residents. Students read books such as I Love You, Stinky Face and Dinosaurs Love Underpants.
Springer Elementary Principal Sara Reeves and Assistant Principal Kelli Crossland surprised Springer teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week by inviting them to “chill” with a refreshing snow cone, sponsored by the Kona Ice Truck.
On SSO Day, Rockwall-Heath HS Chain Reaction Club served at the Rockwall County Library.
The Rockwall High Robotics Team known as Full Metal Jackets Team 1296 attended the FIRST World Championship Competition in Houston April 19 – April 22 where they ranked first in the Turing Division after qualifications.
Rockwall ISD recently held its annual Digital Media Fair where about 1,500 students, parents and community members attended.
First graders in Mrs. Judith Alvarenga’s class researched about community helpers and how they make a difference by being superheroes every day.
Stevenson SAGE students in grades 3-6 held a cardboard arcade and raised more than $700 to go towards the Rockwall-Heath Student Council Green Door Project.
For SSO Day, Williams Middle School helped their neighboring middle school in Mesquite, Wilkerson Middle School, supplement their uniform policy by collecting solid colored polos and khaki pants to donate to the school.
Moving with Mom was a huge success again this year at Billie Stevenson Elementary with over 100 moms in attendance.
Springer kindergarten students have been learning about the needs and characteristics of living things. Using a wide variety of resources, they have been researching animals of their choice.
The Rockwall-Heath High School robotics team, Black Hawk Robotics, recently attended the Brazos Valley Regional in Waco, Texas. At the end of the intense competition, the Black Hawks were the regional winners.
On Thursday, April 20th, the Symphonic Band, under the direction of Thomas Kramer, traveled to Wylie East High School to perform for a panel of judges. Overall, the band received “Excellent” ratings on stage and in sight reading.
Stevenson Elementary students spent the morning of April 22nd with namesake Mrs. Billie Stevenson at her Fate home for SSO day.
Hays and Springer have partnered with “Mac and Cheese and Pancakes” for their annual Students Serving Others project.
Thanks to a grant awarded by the Rockwall Education Foundation, fifth grade students at Stevenson used a breakout box created by the Rockwall Escape Room to “Escape Through History.”
Jones Elementary recently had their Camp Read S’more Art and Literacy night. During the event, there were multiple stations students and families could experience.
Allyssa Loya, Jones Elementary Library Media Specialist, has been selected as a littleBits Lead Educator. Out of hundreds of applications across the United States, Ms. Loya was one of only 16 who were chosen to participate in this program.
The Rockwall High Robotics Team, Full Metal Jackets, recently attended the Waco Regional Competition March. The team won the Gracious Professionalism award.
Students at Stevenson Elementary recently had art projects advance to the state level of the PTA Reflections Contest where the following students were represented and awarded:
Congratulations to Cain Middle School’s track stars for a great showing at the District Championship Track and Field Meet.
The Utley Middle School Concert and Symphonic Orchestras recently competed at UIL earning Straight Ones from all six judges and being awarded the sweepstakes trophy.
Stevenson students, faculty and Dr. Villarreal recently celebrated a great cause. Stevenson students raised over $13,000 in two weeks benefiting the American Heart Association.
The 2017 International Bridge Building Competition will be held at Rockwall-Heath High School on April 22.
Students from Pullen Elementary recently had the opportunity to Skype with Zach Zieleinski, a former Pullen student, who is teaching math in Macia, Mozambique.
District is one of 4% of school districts in nation to receive distinction
The kindergarten classes at Nebbie Williams have been busy this spring, completing their first research project over animals. They researched what the animal looked like, where it lived and what it ate.
The Rockwall High School Stingerette Officers and Show Stoppers attended Nationals at the University of North Texas where they were awarded the Gussie Nell Davis Outstanding Team Award.
The Highsteppers and Starsteppers from Rockwall-Heath HS recently competed at Nationals on the campus of the University of North Texas.
Stevenson 6th grade had a Pi Day Competition to recite as many digits of Pi that they could.
Rockwall ISD is pleased to announce the achievement of Level 1 certification for Cullins-Lake Pointe ES, Dobbs ES, Hays ES, Jones ES, Nebbie Williams ES, Reinhardt ES and Quest Academy in Marzano High Reliability Schools™. Cain MS achieved certifications in levels 2 and 3.
Sophomore Ryan Szafran has completed the interview process and has been selected to participate in the year-long Congress-Bundestag (German Parliament) exchange program.
The Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International has awarded Rockwall Independent School District its Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for having met or exceeded the program's high standards for financial reporting and accountability.
Rockwall ISD graduates, Enrico Trevisani and Rebecca Voth, are among two national finalists for the prestigious Truman Scholarship. They were both selected as finalist for the state of Texas and will interview in Austin on March 6 for consideration for the award.
Congratulations to the RHHS Fine Arts Team for their Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards nominations for their 2017 musical, Footloose!
Rockwall-Heath High School Theatre Co. goes to UIL One-Act Play Region this Friday at 5:40. The event will be held at Waco University High School Auditorium.
The RHS A Cappella Group, Walk the Line, won the Varsity Vocals International Championship of High School A Cappella (ICHSA) semi-final competition at Marcus HS.
Rockwall ISD is using a new course scheduling system, called Skyward Online Arena Scheduling, for high school students.
The Rockwall HS Robotics Team, Full Metal Jackets, recently attended the FIRST Dallas Regional event. The team advanced to the quarter finals of the event, and brought home several awards.
Rockwall ISD Culinary Arts team won the state ProStart Culinary competition in San Antonio, Texas.
The Half Metal Jackets, comprised of Utley MS and Stevenson ES students, recently attended the North Texas VEX Starstruck Middle School Regional Championship at Berker High School in Richardson.
Members of the Jones Jaguars PawsUp Podcast Club recently finished their first podcast. Students met after school in the library every Thursday for one hour.
For the sixth year in a row, the Rockwall-Heath High School Black Hawk Robotics team qualified for the First Robotics Competition world championship by winning the Rock City Regional and the Chairman’s Award in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Rockwall High School students recently competed at the Texas State Championships in Dallas, Texas.
Throughout Digital Learning Day, teachers utilized resources to enhance their lessons. Teachers used online tools, smartboards, Osmo, QR codes and more.
As Texas Business Professionals of America (BPA) regional three winners, fourteen Rockwall-Heath High School (RHHS) students recently competed at the Texas State Championships in Dallas, Texas.
Rockwall High School students will record an original song on the John Lennon Education Tour Bus Friday, March 24 from 9:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Best-selling author, Sarah Mlynowski, recently visited Pullen Elementary.
Springer Elementary students recently participated in the UIL Competition and produced exceptional results.
The Heath Hawks Theatre Co. from Rockwall-Heath High School placed first in the UIL One Act Play Competition which was held Thursday, March 9th at Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler.
Rockwall ISD held a groundbreaking ceremony for Dobbs Elementary School on Friday, March 10. The new school is scheduled to open in August 2018.
The Rockwall High School Percussion Ensemble recently competed in the North Texas Percussion Festival at Forney High School.
Amy Parks-Heath Elementary recently had five Robotics teams compete at the North Texas Regional Event in Greenville, Texas. Four of the five teams made it to the finals challenge.
Orchestra students from Rockwall High School entered four groups and brought home four UIL Sweepstakes Awards at the Region 25 UIL Orchestra Concert and Sight Reading Contest at the Allen High School Performing Arts Center recently.
Members of the Cain VEX Robotics team, StarBots, recently competed at the North Texas Regional State Championship Vex Tournament where they took home the Robot Skills Championship award.
The Springer Elementary after-school group, Ouida Girl Power, is making real-world connections by learning about life cycles and adaptations of creepy crawlers.
The Rockwall High School competitive A Cappella group, Walk the Line, recently hosted and participated in one of three Quarter Finals as part of the International Competition for High School A Cappella (ICHSA).
16 Rockwall-Heath HS DECA students recently competed at a State Competition and three advance to DECA’s ICDC (International Career and Development Conference) being held in Anaheim, California this April where they will join 12,000 world-wide competitors.
Student officers from the Rockwall High School Robotics Team, Full Metal Jackets, organized cell phone donation barrels for Secure The Call, which provides free 911 cell phones for those in need, including senior citizen centers, women/domestic violence centers and police.
Nebbie Williams held its 4th Annual Nebbie Science Fair hosted by the Nebbie PTA and The CORE Rockwall. Student science fair projects were judged during the day and the science exhibition and awards ceremony took place in the evening.
The Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees’ Facility Naming Committee is now accepting nominations for the naming of the College & Career Academy located at 2301 South John King Blvd., Rockwall, Texas 75032. The new school is scheduled to open in August 2018.
Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Billie Stevenson Elementary as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship.
The Rockwall Independent School District is pleased to announce the 2017 Teachers of the Year nominees. Nineteen teachers, one representing each campus, were selected by their peers and colleagues for the honor.
Kaden Newton, a first grader at Hays Elementary, was presented with a congressional award recently by U.S. Congressman, John Ratcliffe.
Stephanie Adams, trustee from Rockwall ISD, joined 34 other school board members from across Texas February 16-18 at the third session of the Leadership TASB class of 2017.
At their February meeting, the Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees adopted a resolution to initiate the District of Innovation consideration process. In compliance with Texas Education Agency eligibility guidelines, the board will host a public hearing within 30 days to consider whether the district should pursue the District of Innovation designation.
For 12 years in a row, Williams Middle School has been announced both 7th and 8th grade UIL champions, as well as overall winner, in their UIL district.
Polly Holyoke, author of the Bluebonnet nominated Neptune Project, stopped by Jones Elementary recently to talk to the students.
Polly Holyoke, author of The Neptune Project, recently visited with Springer students to talk about what students need to do to become better writers.
At the 2017 TASBO Annual Conference in Austin, Rockwall ISD Chief Financial Officer Randy McDowell will be sworn in as the President of the Board of Directors for the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO).
The Board of Trustees approved the 2017-2018 school calendar at their monthly meeting on February 20.
The Stingerettes recently went to regionals competition in Frisco, Texas, where they brought home multiple awards for RHS.
The 5th grade students at Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary discovered that the local Veteran’s Hospital was in desperate need of items for the Veterans.
The Rockwall High School Culinary Arts team, Comprised of RHS and RHHS Students, recently participated in the Texas ProStart Regional Competition in Round Rock, TX. They competed against 20 other schools and came out in 2nd place!
Rockwall and Rockwall-Heath HS architecture and fashion students recently competed at the Skills USA regional competition in Waco, Texas.
Students at Springer Elementary participated in the Jump Rope for Heart event to raise money for the American Heart Association and to learn about the importance of having a healthy heart.
Seventeen Rockwall ISD students are now Certified Pharmacy Tech Trainees. The students received their certifications in February after completing a rigorous curriculum that will allow them to move toward certification as a Pharmacy Technician.
Rockwall High School has qualified two students for the 2016-2017 University Interscholastic League State Cross-Examination Debate Meet to be held March 16-18 at the University of Texas in Austin. The Qualifying team includes juniors, Tara Phipps and Benjamin Leal.
Rockwall ISD is pleased to announce the achievement of Level 1 certification for Rochell ES, Stevenson ES, Cain MS and Utley MS in Marzano High Reliability Schools™.
Stevenson Elementary Students recently gathered to represent school clubs during their Leader In Me Symposium.
Several schools in Rockwall ISD are Leader In Me schools. A Leader In Me school is school that is implementing Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People with their students.
Through January 22, Rockwall ISD hopes to motivate every elementary student to participate in the 21-Day Challenge in order for students to learn to make a healthier snack by themselves at home for 21 straight days.
Rockwall ISD students and staff will work on (or will participate in) service projects across the community as part of the annual Students Serving Others Day on Saturday, April 22, 2017.
Springer Elementary sixth graders hosted Cans for Coasters on Monday, February 6.
Thirty-five RHS Choir students attended UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest and earned twenty-six Superior Ratings.
Thursday evening, Pullen sixth-grade students modeled the Leader in Me behavior at the Rockwall ISD Parent Leadership Academy. They served as greeters and trained parents in technology.
Third grade Reinhardt Elementary students have worked diligently for the past several weeks on creating informational books.
Stevenson Elementary students in grades 3-6 who read a least five books on the current Bluebonnet list and turned in a written summary of each were invited to attend the annual Bluebonnet Breakfast in the library. At the breakfast, they also vote for their favorite book.
Springer Elementary’s Literacy Night was a huge success! Families had the opportunity to visit the Scholastic Book Fair in the library, read in the computer lab, participate in a book walk, visit two grade level activities and enter for a chance to win a gift card to the Book Fair.
The Tooth Fairy recently visited Jones Elementary Pre-K and Kindergarten classes. She explained to the students the importance of proper brushing, flossing and eating foods that are not high in sugar.
Springer Elementary School is excited to announce our January Principal’s 200 Club Winners: Brooklyn Bernal, Grayson Brown, Giovanni Diaz, Savanah Finley, Joshua Rodriguez, Nader Shalabi, Hunter Welch and Steen Welch.
At Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary “Readers are Leaders.” The Cullins Elementary Librarian, Gabby Brown, challenged the students to read Bluebonnet Award Nominated books.
Rockwall High School students won three of the five ribbons awarded at the Multicultural Event.
Hartman Elementary staff and students celebrated the 100th day of school on Friday, February 3 by dressing up as 100 year olds.
Brandon Taylor, a junior at Rockwall High School, was awarded the Gold Presidential Service Award for his volunteering efforts in the Rockwall area.
Lorien Britt, an Utley Middle School seventh-grade student, won the Rockwall County Spelling Bee for the second year in a row.
January 27th, Rochell Elementary students ran laps to collect on the pledges they received.
Pullen Elementary is a Leader in Me school and will be hosting visiting schools from around the Metroplex on February 2 to visit and observe.
Texas artist, and illustrator of over 20 books, including a New York Times bestseller, A.G. Ford recently visited Cullins-Lake Pointe, Nebbie, Pullen, Reinhardt, Shannon and Stevenson Elementary Schools to talk to students about children’s books and illustrating.
Congratulations to Rockwall-Heath HS Orchestra Students who went to UIL Solo Contest Saturday, Jan.28th. Twenty-five students received Superior ratings and 11 are advancing to State.
Rockwall ISD hosted its annual Multicultural Celebration on February 2, celebrating the diversity of cultures that Rockwall ISD students come from.
Toyota of Rockwall recently awarded Rockwall ISD teachers with grants to fund programs at their campuses.
The All-City Orchestra Auditions were recently held at Williams Middle School and the Williams MS Orchestra had 18 students place in the 2016-17 Rockwall All-City Orchestra.
Nebbie Williams Elementary Student Places Second in All-City Orchestra
Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary is a “Leader In Me” school and they use Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
Rockwall Leadership Academy held its first meeting of the 2016-2017 school year. The 29 participants in the six-week program will learn ‘what’s behind the scenes’ in operating a school district, the accolades and accomplishments of the district as well as the challenges facing Rockwall ISD.
Sixth-Grade SAGE (Selected Academically Gauged Education) students from across Rockwall ISD spent the day learning about careers from area professionals.
Several members from the Nebbie Williams Sixth Grade Spirit Squad volunteered during their lunchtime to help with the Black History Month mural of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., led by staff member Lisa Efaw.
In 2005, Texas School Counselor Association began a program called CREST to recognize schools with outstanding counseling programs. This year, 62 schools will be recognized for excellence in school counseling. CREST stands for Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas.
Bryce Baxter, a senior at Rockwall-Heath, has been chosen out of numerous submissions around Texas as the winner of the Business Professionals of America (BPA) t-shirt design contest for the club’s State Leadership Conference (SLC) in Dallas, Texas from March 1- 4.
Sixteen of the twenty students who competed in the District 11 Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) Competition are advancing to DECA State Career Development Conference held in San Antonio in February 2017.
Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary recently hosted another family night and the Perot Museum brought their interactive museum to them.
Springer Elementary celebrated National Pie Day on January 23 by hosting a pie tasting contest, baked by teachers.
Rockwall ISD students from multiple campuses recently won at the Fort Worth Stock Show.
Jones Elementary had some talented visitors recently, thanks to the PTA. Chinese acrobats from the Bureau of Lectures and Concert Artists stopped by for an exciting performance.
For the past year, Utley Middle School 7th Grader, Sid Santiago, has been involved in the application process in the hopes of being selected to join an elite group of scholars from public, private and parochial schools across the country in the STEMMPREP Project at the University of Washington.
Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary is a Leader in Me school and the staff and students work to live by the Seven Habits by Stephen Covey on a daily basis.
APHE Robotics teams competed at RHHS against 36 teams from all over North Texas. Four teams from Amy Parks finished in the top 5 with 3 sweeping 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the field event.
On January 20-21th, both Rockwall High School and Rockwall-Heath High School competed in the Region 10 Academic Decathlon Contest held at Plano West Senior High School.
Sixteen students from Rockwall High School recently competed in the Business Professionals of America Regional Competition and 12 of them advance to the State Leadership Conference.
Rockwall-Heath HS students recently competed in the Business Professionals of America Regional Competition. Click to view the results.
Springer Elementary held their annual Spelling Bee for 2017. Congratulations to the top three Spelling Bee finishers!
Nebbie Williams Elementary School has held their annual school spelling bee, in advance of the district bee on February 2. The winner was sixth grade student Morgan Crosby.
Each year students have the opportunity to participate in the statewide PTA Reflections contest. This year’s theme was “What is your story?”
Nebbie Williams Elementary School banded together for children who spent the holidays at Children’s Hospital, donating books, games, toys and other items.
Springer Stallions recently participated in a sock donation for the homeless. The sock drive was inspired by Dr. Seuss' book, "Fox in Socks."
Rockwall High School 2013 graduate, and United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) Cadet, Zach Maginnis, marched in the Presidential Inaugural Parade January 20, 2017, representing Squadron 10 from the USNA.
Rockwall-Heath High School 2013 graduate, and United States Naval Academy (USNA) First Class Midshipman Amanda Zabolotny Class of 2017, will be marching in the Presidential Inaugural Parade January 20, 2017, with her Company.
Makenzie Baird, Rockwall High School Choir and Walk the Line member, earned a chair in the Texas All-State Choir.
Rockwall-Heath High School Choir member, Charlton Anthony earned a chair in the Texas All-State Mixed Choir.
Three Hays Elementary 4th grade students met up at the Rockwall Animal Shelter to donate the money they collected from hosting their 4th Grade Cardboard Arcade.
Before students go back to school teachers go back early for staff development. They prepare their classrooms and have motivational training to kick-start the second half of the year.
Springer 6th Grade Choir performed the National Anthem and half time show for the Rockwall-Heath varsity basketball game.
The Dallas chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution honored Gayle Kidd, a 5th grade teacher at Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary, at their breakfast January 14th for winning the American History Teacher Essay Award.
Through January 22, Rockwall ISD hopes to motivate every elementary student to participate in the 21-Day Challenge in order for students to learn to make a healthier snack by themselves at home for 21 straight days, from January 23 through February 12.
Sixteen finalists from 4th, 5th, and 6th grade participated in the Amy Parks-Heath Elementary Spelling Bee. After 20 challenging rounds, a winner was named.
Tyler Burden, a RHHS Mighty Hawk Band member, earned a chair in the Texas All-State Band Saturday, January 7th.
3rd Grade students at Springer Elementary presented “Open A Book,” a magical and musical ride through children’s storybooks.
Nebbie Williams Elementary School brought cheer and merriment to Rockwall.
Stevenson's Cub TV Broadcast Team visited WFAA Studios in Dallas to learn more about how things work behind the scenes in a television studio.
APHE Robotics teams competed at RHHS against 36 teams from all over North Texas. Four teams from Amy Parks finished in the top 5 with 3 sweeping 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the field event.
The Principal’s 200 Club is a positive behavior support system that rewards students for exhibiting their BEST behavior.
Fun. Engaging. Challenging. Hands-on. Interactive. Those are some of the words used to describe Mrs. Morgan’s sixth grade science class at Nebbie Williams. The students start most classes with “Today I will feed my brain so that I can make a difference.” And their class is different.