Rockwall County spelling champ heads to regional bee

Rockwall County spelling champ heads to regional bee

The Dallas Morning News sponsored the Rockwall County Spelling Bee on Feb. 7, 2012. The contest was open to all students in fourth through eighth grade in Rockwall County. Campus winners from Rockwall ISD elementary schools, middle schools and from HEAR (Home Education Associational Resources, Inc) participated in the event. HEAR student Sudeshna Pontula was […]

Traffic light to be installed at Hwy 78, Wylie East Drive

(Wylie) This just in from the City of Wylie: the State of Texas has approved a stop light to be placed at the intersection of Wylie East Drive and Highway 78. The date of installation has not be established at this time, but it does state that it will happen during the 2012 budget year. […]

Cain MS coach named NFL Teacher of the Year finalist

(Rockwall ISD) Feb. 13, 2012 – Maurine Cain Middle School coach and teacher Brad Fichtel has been named one of five NFL Teacher of the Year finalists by the NFL Alumni Association. The honor is awarded annually to recognize NFL players who have followed their playing careers with excellence in the field of education. Coach […]

Gabriel Colmenares named Rotary Honory Student at Dobbs

(Rockwall ISD) Gabriel Colmenares, son of Rosa and Adolfo Colmenares, has been named the Rotary Honor Student of the 2011-12 school year for Dobbs Elementary. Gabriel, a sixth-grader, stands with Principal Teresa Twedell. Submitted by Norma Terrell, Dobbs Elementary School. To submit your news and events, email .

Utley students win big at District UIL Academic Competition

(Rockwall ISD) On Feb. 3 and 4, Utley Middle School students competed in the district UIL Academic competition against Williams and Cain Middle Schools from Rockwall and Wylie Junior Highs:  Cooper, Burnett, and McMillan. The 7th grade academic team placed 2nd and 8th grade team placed 3rd. The 2011-2012 UIL Academic Results are as follows: […]

Mighty Hawk Band to host spaghetti fundraiser

The Rockwall-Heath Mighty Hawk Band will host a spaghetti fundraising dinner on Saturday,March 3, 2012 at Rockwall-Heath High School. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased from any RHHS or Cain Middle School band student or by contacting Chris Hoar at 214-676-5007 or by Wednesday, Feb. 21. Submitted by Mary Thacker; edited for publication by Blue Ribbon News, all […]

Dinner with Dr Vinson, Wylie ISD Superintendent

Join the Cox Elementary PTA for Dinner Dr. Vinson, Wylie ISD Superintendent, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 at Cox Elementary. Dr. Vinson will speak about the Master Facilities Plan and Curriculum Development. Dinner will be Dickey’s barbecue sandwich, chips, cookie and water or tea. Advance tickets are $6 each; $7 at the door. To […]

Mentors needed at Springer Elementary

(Rockwall ISD) Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life? Be a Springer Elementary mentor. Sherri Clark has been Fabio Zichittella’s mentor for three years.  Sherri tells that when she enters Fabio’s classroom, he jumps up and runs to give her a hug.  His other Springer classmates ask when will they have a […]

Donuts for Dads at Dobbs Elementary

(Rockwall ISD) Dobbs Elementary parent Mark Homs joins his two daughters Rachel (on left) and Kate at the Dobbs PTA’s annual “Donuts for Dads” event. Each year, Dobbs dads are invited to join their children at the school for a donut snack before the school day starts. Submitted by Norma Terrell, Dobbs Elementary. To submit […]

Mayoral proclamation recognizes Rockwall Rotary Mentoring, names National Mentoring Day

Mayoral proclamation recognizes Rockwall Rotary Mentoring, names National Mentoring Day

‘First a Reader, then a Leader’ In a recent meeting of the Rockwall Rotary Club, Mayor David Sweet presented Barbara Allan, Chairman of Rockwall Rotary Mentoring, with a proclamation declaring Jan. 26 “National Mentoring Day.” The proclamation encouraged all citizens to applaud Rockwall Rotarians, the Rockwall ISD and community-wide mentors who graciously give of their […]