C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S to Dobbs’ top spellers

(ROCKWALL ISD-January 9, 2013) Congratulations to Dobbs Elementary fifth-grader Olivia Archer (left) and sixth-grader Graeson Lynskey. Olivia took first place in the school spelling bee, and Graeson earned second place. Olivia will represent Dobbs at the County Scripts Spelling Bee to be held at the RISD Administration Building on January 31.   Lynskey will serve as alternate. […]

Springer students study Navajo Code Talkers, donate to museum

(ROCKWALL ISD-January 8, 2013) Springer Elementary 2nd graders have been studying about Navajo Code Talkers this term. The Navajo Code Talkers were important citizens, because they helped the United States during World War II. The Navajo Code Talkers used their ancient language as a secret code during the war. Through their secret language they were […]

Cain Winter Glow-Out coming Jan 25

(ROCKWALL ISD-January 8, 2013) A ping pong challenge among coaches, a DJ, dancing, a photo booth and prize drawings are sure to make the Cain Winter Glow-Out the social event of the season. Sponsored by the Cain Middle School PTA, the celebration will be 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, January 25 in the school cafeteria. Admission […]

Rockwall-Heath Varsity wrestlers win Team Championship

(ROCKWALL ISD) January 7, 2013 – The Rockwall-Heath Varsity Wrestling Team traveled to Cypress, TX this past weekend for the 72 Team Cy-Fair ISD Invitational, winning the Team Championship for the second year in a row. “The student athletes wrestled very well and showed a lot of toughness and heart throughout the long two day tournament,” wrote Coach  Seleznoff. […]

Candidate packets available for Rockwall ISD School Board election

(ROCKWALL ISD-January 7, 2013) The 2013 Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees election will be held on Saturday, May 11. Three year terms up for election are Place 4, presently held by Doug Hamilton, Place 5, presently held by David Loftis. Candidate application packets may be obtained during regular business hours (Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., […]

Spots available for Ark Preschool at FUMC-Rockwall

(ROCKWALL-January 5, 2013) The Ark Preschool at First United Methodist Church-Rockwall is excited to welcome students back to classes on Monday, January 7. The Ark is a preschool for children ages 18 months to 5 years.  They offer  2 days a week, 3 days a week or 5 days a week preschool from 9 a.m. to […]

Big, bad wolf found NOT GUILTY in Pullen Elementary ‘courtroom’

(ROCKWALL ISD-January 5, 2013) Pullen Elementary first graders recently turned their classroom into a courtroom. Visiting Rockwall County Justice of the Peace Jack James was the presiding judge over the case of the Big Bad Wolf and the Three Little Pigs. Was the wolf truly guilty? The students, acting as the jury, listened carefully to the […]

Pasta for Pennies fundraiser at Utley dishes up money for Leukemia, Lymphoma Society

(ROCKWALL ISD-January 3, 2013) The Utley Middle School AVID class sponsored a Pasta for Pennies fundraiser, which raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society each year. This year, Utley raised $820.50! Dane Steinberger’s third period class brought in the most money, winning a pasta dinner from Olive Garden. Submitted by Mary Thacker. To share your good […]

Utley students place in 2012-13 Academic UIL Competition

(ROCKWALL ISD-January 3, 2013) Utley Middle School had 46 seventh and eighth graders participate in 15 different District Academic UIL events for competition in December. Seventh graders placed 3rd and eighth graders placed 2nd in the competition. Congratulations to these students for placing in their events: Calculator Application– Brandon Taylor 7th place, Genhmarie Maghirang  4th place, Zully Zavala 5th […]

Fifth grader recognized for act of bravery during house fire

(ROCKWALL ISD-January 2, 2013) The Rockwall County Fire Department visited Hays Elementary this past October to educate students on fire safety and prevention. Students were educated on the importance of having a fire safety plan, knowing your home address and remaining calm during emergencies. Jacob Purdue, a fifth grade student from Hays Elementary, demonstrated his […]