Springer Elementary sixth grader earns Rockwall Rotary Student of Honor

Springer Elementary sixth grader earns Rockwall Rotary Student of Honor

  The Rockwall Rotary recognized its Student of Honor this week from Springer Elementary – sixth grader Sam Eisenbise. Springer Elementary Principal Sara Reeves introduced Sam and presented him with the honors during the Rotary meeting on Feb. 13. Photo by BRN Media. Our print edition is delivered free to ~15,500 homes in Rockwall and […]

Rockwall High School Robotics Booster Club receives grant from Best Buy Foundation

Rockwall High School Robotics Booster Club receives grant from Best Buy Foundation

The Rockwall High School Robotics Booster Club, Inc is proud to announce that they have been selected to receive a community grant from the Best Buy Foundation and the Best Buy store in Rockwall. The purpose of the grant is to support students in exploring new technologies and further preparing them for the workforce. FRC […]

District notifies parents of potential for increased law enforcement presence at Rockwall schools Monday

District notifies parents of potential for increased law enforcement presence at Rockwall schools Monday

In an email to parents on Friday, Feb. 7, the Rockwall ISD said, “In an abundance of caution, you may observe additional law enforcement presence on or near campuses on Monday, Feb. 10. The Rockwall Police Department notified us of individuals who may want to protest local law enforcement at government locations, including the possibility […]

Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees approves 2020-21 school calendar

Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees approves 2020-21 school calendar

The Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees approved the 2020-2021 school calendar at their January board meeting. Download a printable pdf here >> https://www.rockwallisd.com/Page/11518 Courtesy Rockwall ISD.  Our print edition is delivered free to ~15,500 homes in Rockwall and Heath, TX. To share your good news and events, email editor@BlueRibbonNews.com. Subscribe to our email newsletter here. […]

Business Professionals of America students advance to state

Business Professionals of America students advance to state

Twenty Business Professionals of America (BPA) students recently advanced to state after competing at the BPA Regional Leadership Conference (RLC) competition held at the Dr. Gene Burton College & Careers Academy GBCCA chapter members will now have the opportunity to join over 3,200 other conference delegates, from across the state, to participate in state level business skill […]

Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy hosts district 8th graders

Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy hosts district 8th graders

Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy recently welcomed more than 1,300 8th grade students from all three middle schools. Students choose one career cluster/ program of study to learn more about by spending time in that classroom with the lead teacher. Burton Academy Student Ambassadors took the lead with organizing all the groups, letting […]

Rockwall ISD refinances bonds from 2007 Bond Program

Rockwall ISD refinances bonds from 2007 Bond Program

Since 2015, Refinancing/Refunding Bonds Saves Taxpayers $49.6 million In October, the Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to take advantage of low-interest rates and refinance bonds from the 2007 bond referendum. At the Board’s Monthly Meeting on January 21, the administration announced the Board’s action saved taxpayers $8.5 million. In addition, the Board’s refinancing/refunding […]

Amy Parks Mariners spread joy and kindness

Amy Parks Mariners spread joy and kindness

The Amy Parks Mariners set out to spread joy and kindness throughout their school and community during the month of December.  Students were spotted all month long engaging in acts of kindness! Each time a student was caught showing kindness, they were recognized by getting to choose an ornament to hang on their campus Kindness […]

Williams Middle School Robotics compete in first VEX competition of the year

Williams Middle School Robotics compete in first VEX competition of the year

Williams Middle School Robotics recently had two of their five teams compete at Cain Middle School in their first VEX competition of the year. Teams 1701E advanced to finals and finished in 7th place overall. “Many of these students are doing robotics for the first time,” said Laura Shine, Robotics sponsor. “I am very proud of […]

Utley Middle School student’s artwork advances to state contest

Utley Middle School student’s artwork advances to state contest

Isaac Fortner, an Utley Middle School student, recently had his artwork, The Tree Of Me, advance to state-level judging in the PTA Reflections Contest. Sixty thousand students participate in the program annually and less than three percent of those advance to Texas PTA. Final results will be announced on March 15 via the Texas PTA website. Submitted […]

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