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Coming Up...

  • Sept. 20 - Pep Rally - One hour activity schedule
  • Sept. 21 - RFM - Technology Day 1 (Learning Lab)
  • Sept. 21 - AAC meeting - Learning Lab 3:40-4:30 pm
  • Sept. 30 - UIL eligibility - students maintain or loose eligibility
  • Oct. 6 - RNJH Reads Day
  • Oct. 7 - Professional Development
  • Oct. 10 - Student/Staff Holiday
  • Oct. 19 - PSAT
  • Oct. 24-28 - Red Ribbon Week

TIC Day 1 - Sept. 21st

From Lydia Croupe...If you are a returning teacher, you do not need to re-enroll into the Google Classroom. If you are a NEW teacher to RNJH, then please enroll in our Google Classroom with the code: c0yrjj

We will not be taking time to enroll during the session that day, so if you have difficulty enrolling beforehand please let me know. Also, please have your device with you for the session.

RISD Spirit Run

Spirit Run Event is Saturday, November 5th, Galatyn Park, fun run begins at 8:00 am. There are many opportunities to participate, and you don't have to be a runner to do so! Opportunities include:

  • ​Volunteering at Spirit Stops with bands, drill teams, and other student organizations to make noise and spread motivation
  • Register for sleep-in registration (so they don't actually have to do anything!)
  • Volunteer at water stops and other race infrastructure
  • Walk, jog, or run the 5K Spirit Run in teams of students and staff


Please go to http://www.risdspiritrun.com for registration

ESL Support for Teachers

Some of you have expressed through your TTESS goals to grow in your capacity to more effectively reach our ELL students. Here is a great opportunity...



We now have two NEW online courses available for educators of ELLs: ESL TExES Certification #154 Preparation Course and Sheltered Instruction! These courses are FREE to our BE/ESL Coop districts. Both courses can be accessed through our Region 10 Online Learning Center. See below for the course descriptions, credit hours, and links to the online learning site.

ESL TExES Prep-Test #154 (12 credit hours)

https://olc.region10.org/pd/enrol/index.php?id=914 (You will need to log in before being directed to the course page.)

This 12-hour course is designed to prepare certified teachers to take the ESL TExES #154 for ESL certification and to develop a core set of competencies needed to teach ELLs. The following topics will be covered: language concepts and second language acquisition, ESL instruction and assessment, cultural awareness and family and community involvement.

Sheltered Instruction (3 credit hours)

https://olc.region10.org/pd/enrol/index.php?id=892 (You will need to log in before being directed to the course page.)

The purpose of this course is to give teachers a deeper understanding and adequately prepare them to implement the components of sheltered instruction in their classrooms. The training will explore strategies that make subject matter concepts comprehensible to English Language Learners (ELLs) while promoting the students' English language development.

These courses are monitored by instructors that will provide feedback on the course assignments. They are designed to assist teachers in serving their ELLs in the classroom. A certificate of completion will be available after proficiency is shown on all course assignments and assessments.

Celebrating Literacy

Have your book ready for your picture for Richardson Read Day. Also have a pose in mind. Ms. Calhoun will try to get to everyone next week. If any of you want to come to the library for your picture, that would be great.

AVID Students Need You!

AVID students are serving as contributing citizens this year is by serving concessions at events. If you would like to volunteer to be the teacher to help facilitate concessions at any of our volleyball games, please check out this site: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e44adaa2aa7fc1-avid

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North Staff Looks to Get Fit

Janet Beal wins this week’s 10 dollars with a 2.24% weight loss. Stacy Tritt followed closely with a 2.21% weight loss.

Congrats to everyone!! You all lost a total of 26 pounds!

Tech Tip of the Week

Working with a QR code? Many students do not have a QR reader on their phone. Use snapchat! if you hold your finger down on the code it will read it in Snapchat

AVID Needs Your Feedback

Please take our AVID survey here as we work toward school wide use of WICOR
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Join REA

It’s that time of year again for the REA (Richardson Education Association) annual membership campaign. Farrah LaFollette will serve again as our campus representative. During the next two weeks, you will see information regarding enrollment, discounts and incentives for joining. REA’s mission is to provide scholarships each year to RISD staff who wish to pursue professional growth. For more information please view the following link. RNJH own Kit Sloan makes an appearance in the video.

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