Fulton School teacher delivers inspiration

Fulton School teacher delivers inspiration

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – April 8, 2020) Jamie Allen, a teacher at The Fulton School in Heath, adores her third grade students and is passionate about teaching STEM. With schools closed to COVID-19, Jamie has taken the extra step of delivering weekly packets to her students – dropping them off on their doorsteps, so they can […]

Rockwall ISD names 2020 Teacher of the Year nominees

Rockwall ISD names 2020 Teacher of the Year nominees

(ROCKWALL, TX  – March 30, 2020) Congratulations to the Rockwall ISD Teacher of the Year nominees. 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. Advertising: 214-342-8000 or advertising@BlueRibbonNews.com.  

My toughest, most beloved teacher

(ROCKWALL, TX – September 10, 2018) The teacher walked in to my junior year AP English class, slammed the door, her heels echoing off the floor as she walked before us. Her blue eyes were piercing. She dripped confidence and resolve as she introduced herself and the class expectations; we were intimidated. Ironically, Mrs. Vowell […]

Save the date: Teacher Prayer Breakfast Aug. 3

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 10, 2018) J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall invites all area teachers, including those in the Rockwall ISD and Community ISD, to a FREE Teacher Prayer Breakfast in their honor from 7 to 8 a.m. Friday, August 3rd. There will be a time of prayer and encouragement, and prize drawings – including […]

Students perform in Rockwall Music Teacher Association’s Scales Olympics

Students perform in Rockwall Music Teacher Association’s Scales Olympics

(ROCKWALL, TX — January 29, 2018) On Jan. 20, 59 piano students performed in the Rockwall Music Teacher Association sponsored Scales Olympics.  Students played scales, chords, inversions, and arpeggios in the level matching their ability.  Each student performed a piece of music of their choice and then were given a selection to sight read.  Pictured […]

A little ‘sweat equity’ goes a long way

“What you need here, son, is a way to power the trolling motor from the rear battery,” Dad quipped as he rubbed his chin, then we drove down to the hardware store and found a blue electrical box (the kind you see installed in houses for wall plugs) and a couple of brass screws. He […]

YMCA hosts prayer breakfast for Rockwall area teachers

(Rockwall, TX—August 4, 2016) The J.E.R. Chilton YMCA invited all Rockwall area teachers to a special appreciation breakfast offering prayer for the coming school year. The teachers munched on eggs, sausage, gravy, muffins and cinnamon rolls provided by Preston Hollow Catering while YMCA Executive Director Bonnie LaVielle sang with her two sisters Betty Methvin and […]

Working Boys

Working Boys

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 6, 2016) Brennen, our 17 year old, scrambles through the house gathering cleaning supplies. “Can I borrow a vehicle? I have a boat to scrub.” He’s only got a small window of time before lacrosse practice. A traffic ticket looms and he doesn’t want to miss practice again to work up […]

Rockwall Chamber to host RISD New Teacher & Employee Breakfast

(ROCKALL, TX – July 31, 2015) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce will once again host the Rockwall ISD New Teacher and Employee Breakfast, an annual event which serves as an opportunity for the local business community and schools to connect. Presented by Rockwall Indoor Sports Expo (RISE), this year’s event will be at 7:30 […]

Superstardom vs Summer Kid-dom

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 28, 2015) “I’m dreading summer, Coach.” A middle-schooler dreading summer, dreading the break from school—the bane of their existence? Then she described an Olympic-esque training regimen. Playing for three teams, training, traveling to tournaments every weekend, clinics, camps; I needed a three-day weekend after hearing her summer schedule. Man, times have […]

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