RISD STARTS THE 2010-11 SCHOOL YEAR Aug. 23. The Thanksgiving holiday is set for Nov. 25-26, and winter break is Dec. 20-31. To view the full calendar, visit risd.org and click on “Calendars.”
ALL FOUR RISD HIGH SCHOOLS WERE RANKED among the top 3 percent in the nation by Newsweek magazine. J.J. Pearce was No. 255 and Richardson was No. 288. More than 26,000 schools were examined in the report, which looked at how hard the staff worked to challenge students with Advanced Placement and dual credit courses.
THE SHARE HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE PROGRAM is searching for host families for the fall semester. The program includes students from more than 30 countries and aims to get kids enrolled in school this month. The students speak English and have spending money and health insurance. For more details, visit sharesouthwest.org.
THE J.J. PEARCE MUM STORE needs volunteers to donate time or supplies to the shop, located at 7517 Campbell Suite 407. Students can earn community service hours and moms can meet and mingle. To get involved, call 214.334.8943 or email email@example.com.
FALL REGISTRATION DATES for Richardson High School are: Aug. 6 and 9 for seniors, Aug. 11 for juniors, Aug. 12 for sophomores and Aug. 13 for freshmen. New students should call 469.593.3000 to make an appointment Aug. 16-20.
RICHARDSON HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL PLAYERS hosted a benefit Hit-a-Thon earlier this summer, raising $2,675 for RISD alumnus Kevin Woods in need of a kidney transplant. His mother, Diana Woods, has worked at Westwood Junior High for 11 years.
SEASON TICKETS FOR THE RHS FOOTBALL SEASON are on sale for $35 a package, saving fans 12.5 percent. Go by the front office or email Katrina McGee at firstname.lastname@example.org.