Between two continents: swimming bridges cultural barriers for Rockwall family

Rockwall mom reflects on what swimming means to her children, both in and out of the pool Editor’s Note: Raena Eldridge will travel to Austin Thursday, Feb. 21 to represent Rockwall High School at the UIL state swimming championships, defending the 4A state championship she won last year as a freshman. Raena and her three siblings […]

Utley students place in 2012-13 Academic UIL Competition

(ROCKWALL ISD-January 3, 2013) Utley Middle School had 46 seventh and eighth graders participate in 15 different District Academic UIL events for competition in December. Seventh graders placed 3rd and eighth graders placed 2nd in the competition. Congratulations to these students for placing in their events: Calculator Application– Brandon Taylor 7th place, Genhmarie Maghirang  4th place, Zully Zavala 5th […]

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, […]

Royse City student is UIL state champ

Royse City student is UIL state champ

Garrett Hammonds, a junior at Royse City High School, is the new 4A UIL State Champion in Prose Interpretation. Hammonds won the championship, held annually at the University of Texas at Austin, May 22. His state title caps off a stellar year of competition for Hammonds and the entire Royse City Forensics Team. “Garrett received […]

Rockwall ISD students earn top places in broadcasting

(Rockwall ISD) On April 30, the UIL/ILPC state results for broadcasting were announced.  The results are grouped by combining 4A and 5A schools. For General News, Hunter Gerhart received 3rd place for his General Assignment news story over President Obama visiting Eastfield. In the Graphics Category, Landan Coronado received 2nd place. In the Photography or […]

Wylie High advances students to UIL regional round

(Wylie ISD) The UIL Academic Team at Wylie High School competed March 22-24 in the district meet held at Highland Park High School, turning in its strongest performance and advancing students to the regional round. In addition, the team is tied for second place with Rockwall High School; final placement is determined by the best […]

Williams Middle School wins UIL district championship for seventh straight year

Williams Middle School wins UIL district championship for seventh straight year

(Rockwall ISD) On Feb. 3 and 4, Williams Middle School competed in our annual UIL competition.  Students from our district included the following schools: Utley, Cooper, McMillan, Burnett, and Cain; but in the end, WMS placed 1st in the 7th grade Team division, 1st place in the 8th grade Team division and, for the 7th […]

Utley students win big at District UIL Academic Competition

(Rockwall ISD) On Feb. 3 and 4, Utley Middle School students competed in the district UIL Academic competition against Williams and Cain Middle Schools from Rockwall and Wylie Junior Highs:  Cooper, Burnett, and McMillan. The 7th grade academic team placed 2nd and 8th grade team placed 3rd. The 2011-2012 UIL Academic Results are as follows: […]