Rolling Hills Express

Rolling Hills Engineering Academy Newsletter March 2020

MARCHing Toward Excellence

Have you ever witnessed the precision of the military or a collegiate marching band? Every member is in perfect step and doing the right thing at the right time. As our Team Excellence enters the month of March and goes deeper into this spring semester, let's ensure every member- educators, students, and parents- are marching toward the next level of success. A march is intentional and bold. Marching feet have purpose and a distinct destination.

RHE is the right place. The right things are quality instruction, willing learners and supportive parents. The right time is every day. We will support teaching, learning, high expectations and discipline every day.

We have the right team- you, your child and the RHE staff. We're MARCHing toward Excellence. "Left, left, left, right, left!"

Principal Cherish Pipkins, M.Ed.





Parents, our staff arrive to work early and most remain after school for tutorials, meetings, conferences, or clubs. Please be mindful and pick up your children on time each day. School dismisses at 3:30 pm. Students must be picked up no later than 3:45 pm. Thank you in advance for being courteous to our staff, who all have professional obligations and personal responsibilities.

If you need assistance, our on-campus after school program, Right at School, is a great option!

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Dollars for College!

Attention Kinder and First Grade Parents:

Lancaster ISD has money to contribute to your child's future! If you want these Dollars for College, be sure to complete the following:

  1. Complete the Opt-In form and LISD seeds an automatic $50 into your child's account.
  2. Create your personal family- owned account online. Step 2 allows LISD to make deposits, as well as match your contributions, up to $150.

Your child's account can earn performance incentives! Attend a parent conference in the fall and spring and earn $25 for each. Ensure your child has 97% attendance and receive $25 into your child's account.

Click on the picture for additional information. Get money for your child and complete Steps 1 and 2 TODAY!

What did RHE Student Attendance look like in February? Green is Good!

Attendance is the most important factor for student success! We're aiming for an A!
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Mark Your Calendars!

Week of March 2 Read Across America Week

March 2 PK- 2nd Read Alouds/ 3rd-5th Book Tastings

March 3 Dr. Seuss Theme Day

March 3 LISD Truancy Forum

March 4 RHE Career Day

March 6 All Pro Dads/Pop-Up Attendance Party

March 11 Warm-Up Wednesday

March 13 AttenDANCE

March 16-20 Spring Break

March 24-25 Mock STAAR Testing 3rd-5th grade

March 25 Warm Up Wednesday

March 27 Pop-Up Attendance Party

March Madness

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RHE Career Day is Wednesday, March 4. Students will be exposed to a variety of careers and professionals.

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Third-Fifth grade students are invited to Friday Night Lights March 6 and March 27 from 4pm-6 pm for STAAR Prep! Permission Slip must be on file.

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Mock STAAR Testing will be March 24-25 for 3rd-5th grade.

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The Countdown is On! STAAR Testing is coming up!

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Highlights from February: RHExcellence is what we do!

Congratulations to the Teacher, Staff Member and Students of the Month

Black Excellence: Black History Program

LISD Black History Bowl

RHE Novas and Scholars with Mr. Mills and Mr. Taylor
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This is Us: Students + Parents + Staff = TeamExcellence!

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Black History Projects

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We Won't Forget Trayvon Martin

RHE Staff Represent For the Culture

New Books are in for our Library! We're excited to share these new titles with students.

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Mock Block Party celebrates Student Improvement and Achievement!

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Valentine's Day at RHE

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Tea Cups celebrate!

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Bus Driver Appreciation Week

World Read Aloud Day: Sharing stories in every class!

Kindness Week

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100th Day of School and 100 Positive Calls to RHE Families

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Friday Night Lights

Tutus and Tennis Shoes hosted by Sister 2 Sister was a Sweet Success!

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February All Pro Dads: Father Figures come out in Big Numbers

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Next Level Teaching and Learning

Ms. Randle's fifth grade math students perform "surgery" on math problems, complete with doctors' notes and goals for each patient.

Special Olympics

Special Recognitions

Mrs. King competes against Superintendent Dr. Granger in LISD's First Gumbo Cook Off

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Pick up your NEW RHE Dismissal Tag

Stop by the front office, with your id, to replace or receive a new, sturdy dismissal tag.

Standard Dress Code

Red, white, or blue collared shirts, tucked into black, khaki, or navy bottoms. Sweaters worn inside the building should be solid red, white, or navy, just like school shirts. Coats are not to be worn inside the school.

Mondays: Uniform tops and uniform bottoms

Tuesdays: Uniform tops and uniform bottoms

Wednesdays: College shirts with uniform bottoms

Thursdays: Uniform tops and uniform bottoms

Fridays: Jeans allowed, only if wearing an RHE/LISD spirit shirt. Students are not to wear jeans with a regular uniform shirt.

Become an RHE Volunteer for 2019-2020. Click on the volunteer graphic below. We need You!

All field trip chaperones must be cleared volunteers. Please complete your volunteer application today!

Click below to view the 2019-2020 LISD Calendar

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Important Information

· Safety is our top priority. Be sure you have your photo id, anytime you visit campus. You will be required to check-in at the office and receive a visitor’s pass.

· The front foyer is the designated goodbye station each morning. To ensure student safety, only RHE staff and students will walk the halls during morning intake. Friendly staff members are stationed to greet and escort children to class.

· A dismissal card is mandatory to pick up your child. If you forget your card, please check in at the office, with your photo id.


· Classes begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. We understand there are times when children miss school. If your child will be absent, please contact Registrar Ms. L. Smith at 972-218-1528. To maintain an orderly dismissal process, please note that children will not be checked out early after 3 p.m.


· We encourage partnerships with parents. Please come by to visit your child’s classroom to witness excellence in action. Parent observations are to last a maximum of 30 minutes. Parents will not interact with teachers or students during the observation time. Be sure to schedule a parent-teacher conference when you need to speak with the teacher.


· We will recognize students on their birthdays. You are welcome to bring packaged birthday treats for your child and all of their classmates. Birthday treats will be distributed at the end of day. Please contact your teacher to inform them about birthday visits.


· PK-5th students wear red, white, or blue collared shirts, tucked into khaki, black or navy bottoms. We will reinforce and remind students of the district dress code. As you prepare for cooler weather, note that appropriate sweaters, sweatshirts, or sweater vests worn inside the building are red, white, blue, or campus/LISD affiliated. Jackets, windbreakers, and coats are to be removed inside the building.


o Grade level information will come home on a weekly or monthly basis, based on the team. Be sure to sign up for your teacher’s Class Dojo or Remind to conveniently receive messages about class.

o RHE Campus newsletter will be shared at the beginning of each month.