Cain Middle School robotics teams qualify for Dallas regionals

(ROCKWALL ISD-December 13, 2012) Congratulations to the Cain Middle School Robotics teams that competed in the  2012 FiRST LEGO League Qualifiers held on December 1 and 8. All the teams had a great time and three of the four Cain team teams qualified for the Dallas regionals!  The regionals will take place Saturday, January 12, […]

Rockwall Christian Academy Student Council looks to local civic leadership for guidance

(ROCKWALL-December 12, 2012) During its first monthly Community Connections Coffee on December 11,  Student Council officers at Rockwall Christian Academy welcomed leadership from the City of Rowlett. “We wanted to reach out to local leadership and really connect with our community in a more personal way,” said Secondary Principal Tony Rorie. Mayor Todd Gottel, City […]

Rockwall High Band members make All-Region

(ROCKWALL-December 12, 2012) Texas Music Education Association Region 3 All-Region Band auditions were held Saturday, December 1. Eighteen Rockwall High Band students were selected for the All-Region Band. Top players from all across Region 3 will participate in the All Region Clinic and Concert on January 17 and 18 in Richardson. The public is invited […]

Innovative Teaching Grant recipients recognized

Fall 2012 recipients represent 15 campuses & six grants, totaling more than $21,000 (ROCKWALL ISD-December 11, 2012) The Rockwall ISD Education Foundation’s Fall 2012 Innovative Teaching Grant recipients were presented to the Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees during their recent December meeting. Grants Committee chairman, Larry Womack, recognized the recipients who represented 15 campuses and […]

Williams MS students take 1st place UIL awards – again!

(ROCKWALL ISD-December 11, 2012) For the 8th year in a row, Williams Middle School placed 1st in 7th grade Overall, 1st in 8th grade Overall and 1st place in the UIL TEAMS competitions. The WMS students that contributed to this accomplishment are: Art:  7th grade – 1st Cody Orr, 2nd (tie) Skyler Dayoc & Miles Scott, […]

Garland ISD robotics teams qualify for world championships

(GARLAND ISD – December 10, 2012) Garland ISD’s robotics program is going global, with representation at the 2013 VEX Robotics World Championships. More than 600 of the best middle and high school teams from 15 countries will face off next April in California, including two from GISD—both products of Austin Academy for Excellence. Qualifying to […]

Hartman Choir, Orff Ensemble shares cookies, caroling with Summer Ridge residents

(ROCKWALL ISD – December 10, 2012) The Hartman Elementary school Honor Choir and Orff Ensemble traveled to Summer Ridge Assisted Living Center in Rockwall to entertain the residents and spread some holiday cheer. The students in the Orff Ensemble performed two pieces from their fall concert, while the Honor Choir sang some selections from the […]

RHHS Youth & Government Team takes 7 of 13 Distinguished Delegate medals

(ROCKWALL ISD – December 6, 2012) The Rockwall-Heath Youth and Government Team recently participated in the Youth and Government District Conference. Building on their very strong showing at the Garland Mock Legislature in November, the team was dominant in winning seven of the 13 Distinguished Delegate medals. Medals went to Jacob Anderson, Jocelyn Cardenas, Adrian […]

RHS Orange Wave Band to perform Winter Concert Thursday

(ROCKWALL – December 5, 2012) The Rockwall High School Orange Wave Band and their families invite the public to join them for an evening filled with wonderful music in celebration of the holiday season.  Admission is free for the RHS Band Winter Concert, which will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 6 at the Rockwall Performing […]

Williams MS Orchestra tunes up for success at All City Orchestra audition

(ROCKWALL ISD – December 5, 2012) Congratulations to the Williams Middle School for having 26 students selected by audition on Saturday, December 1, 2012 to perform with the Rockwall ISD All City Orchestra. Please join us in congratulating these fine young musicians.  They are: (Front row, from left) Kevin DeMars, Caroline Slater, Brandon Gan, Gracie Self, […]