Chamber of Commerce welcomes new RISD teachers

(ROCKWALL, TX—August 10, 2016) New Rockwall ISD employees were welcomed to the “family” this morning by the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce and local businesses at the “Sailing Into the School Year” breakfast. Newly appointed Superintendent John Villarreal expressed his excitement for his first school year serving in RISD. “In my short time here, I […]

Sterling National Financial Group, LLC announces Rockwall ISD teachers as Sterling Shining Star Nominees

(ROCKWALL, TX—May 11, 2016) Sterling National Financial Group, LLC has announced that two more Rockwall ISD teachers have been nominated for the Sterling Shining Star Award. Leah Voth, an English teacher and Yearbook Advisor at Rockwall-Heath High School, and Melinda Lewis, an American Sign Language teacher at Rockwall High School have been nominated. This is […]

Pre-Retirement Program planned for Rockwall area teachers

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 25, 2016) The Rockwall Area Retired Teachers Association, along with other several school districts in Region X, will present a special pre-retirement program for all interested educators on Saturday, Feb. 13. If you are a Rockwall area teacher considering retiring this year or in the near future, this free event will […]

Williams Middle School names ‘Top Turkey’ in Turkey Bowl

(ROCKWALL, TX – Nov. 24, 2015) The faculty at Williams Middle School took advantage of some holiday fun by hosting their 2nd Annual Turkey Bowl, an event where all the teachers bowl a frozen turkey and try to hit down as many pins as possible during their lunch periods. Staff taking the honors this year […]

Springer Elementary teachers accept Ice Bucket Challenge

ROCKWALL, TX (September 2, 2014) Rockwall Springer Elementary 5th grade teachers recently accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, agreeing to have buckets of ice dumped over their heads to raise awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The challenge took place after the school’s pep rally supporting Springer’s motto, “Expect Our Best.” Pictured are teachers Susie Kinney, Rebekah Hawkins, Melissa […]

PJ Day at Reinhardt means students, teachers follow their dreams

(Rockwall ISD) October 30, 2012 – Reinhardt students and teachers participate in Red Ribbon Week to stand  up against drugs. The school’s theme for the week is  “We have a dream at Reinhardt Elementary to be drug free for eternity.” Kindergarten teachers Melanie Weir, Kelly Sellers, Stephanie Kirk and Autum Quinton wore their pajamas, reinforcing […]

Rockwall ISD Convocation begins new school year

Rockwall ISD Convocation begins new school year

(Rockwall ISD) August 20, 2012 – Nearly 2,000 employees attended the annual Rockwall Independent School District Convocation on Monday, August 20. New and returning teachers, administrators and employees were joined by the RISD Board of Trustees and numerous business and community leaders to kick-off a new school year. Superintendent Jeff Bailey returned as the keynote […]

Does art make you smart?

Does art make you smart?

You don’t have to be Picasso to paint a picture, or Einstein to figure out that given time, space and a box of markers, children can quickly fill a blank canvas. Kids and crayons just naturally go together. Put a paintbrush in tiny hands, and big things happen. But did you know that actively involving […]

Teacher specials, summer camps at Art’s A Blast in Rockwall

May is Teacher Appreciation Month  Art’s A Blast in Rockwall is offering a discount to all teachers and school personnel during the month of May. They can register online at for any evening Paint & Party Session during May and pay $30 (instead of $39), when they attend the session and show their school […]

Inspire: Inspiring educators, changing the world

Inspire: Inspiring educators, changing the world

True Blue Business interview with KRLD 1080 news anchor Scott Sams Think back to second grade. Do you know who the mayor of your city was? The governor of your state? The President? Many of us cannot readily recall who was in the White House when we were seven years old—but we can quickly name our second grade […]