Nebbie names Teacher of the Year

(Rockwall ISD) Nebbie Williams staff selected Geniece Smith as their Teacher of the Year for 2011-12. Smith is the campus resource teacher serving all grade level students. She has taught for 11 years, all of which have been at Nebbie Williams. She has contributed countless hours working with Nebbie students, as well as offering her […]

Dobbs students host showcase for parents

(Rockwall ISD) Dobbs Elementary sixth graders hosted a showcase of projects which culminated a three-week research study of the decades of the 20th century. Jack Conner shares his time capsule and newspaper, created to reflect the decade of the 1960s, with his mother Richele.           Submitted by Norma Terrell.     […]

Dobbs students top off Dr. Seuss’ birthday

(Rockwall ISD) In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, the bilingual kindergarten class at Dobbs Elementary School shows the “Cat in the Hat” they can wear funny hats, too! Pictured are (back row, from left) Juliette Rayo, Nicholas Casares, Josue Gomez, David Luna,  teacher Layla Sherrard and (front row) Leila Moreno, Alex Galvan, and Emiliano Campos.

Nebbie Williams jumps to action for American Heart Association

(Rockwall ISD) Nebbie Williams Elementary School raised more than $22,000 during its recent Jump Rope for Heart campaign. First grader Ella Turner raised more than $12,000 of that total in memory of her little sister, Colby. Ella received an award from the American Heart Association for her great efforts. “We are proud of our students […]

Nebbie Williams student earns Rotary Student of Honor Award

Connor Campbell, a sixth grader from Nebbie Williams Elementary, was recently recognized with the Rotary Student of Honor Award. Connor was chosen based on his work ethic, academic success, kindness to others, and the great volunteer work he does outside of school for his church. He was honored at the February Rotary Meeting. Mrs. Gammon, […]

Earth Science at Dobbs Elementary

(Rockwall ISD) Dobbs Elementary third graders are using the Proscope microscope and iPad to magnify and compare soil samples taken from the Rockwall area. Pictured are Arian  Mehdizadegan (left) and Ethan Spearman from Beverly Dobb’s third grade class. Submitted by Norma Terrell. To submit your news and events, email .

Dads sign commitment to love, coach, model, encourage their kids

(Rockwall ISD) Celia Hays Elementary dads sent a message of commitment to their children. They held an event where 150 dads, representing 285 students, came and listened to an inspirational message from Coach Scott Smith of Rockwall ISD about being a great father. Dads connected with each other and at the end of the night signed […]

Dobbs students get creative with famous Americans

Dobbs students get creative with famous Americans

(Rockwall ISD) Dobbs Elementary second graders have created bottle dolls to resemble the famous Americans they have been researching. Pictured with their dolls are (back row, from left) Jayden McDonald and Diego Chavez, and (front) Krista Johnson and Jessica McCoy.

Every day’s a party at Art’s a Blast in Rockwall

Every day’s a party at Art’s a Blast in Rockwall

Retired teacher blends passion for art and teaching into new, artsy entertainment venue Rockwall resident Shay Cronin may have retired after 30 years of teaching in the RISD, but her love of art and her passion for people has put her right back in the classroom. There are no pop quizzes or final exams, no […]

Safety Town Hall Meeting at Williams MS, Feb. 28

Safety Town Hall Meeting at Williams MS, Feb. 28

The Rockwall ISD will hold a Town Hall Meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 in the library at Williams Middle School. The district’s Director of Safety and Security will give parents a security update during the first part of the meeting. Following the program, audience members will have an opportunity to meet in small […]