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Upcoming Dates...

  • December 9 - RNJH Spelling Bee (5th & 6th period)
  • December 10 - Faculty Meeting
  • December 11 - Grade Posting Window Opens
  • December 15 - Staff Holiday Party
  • December 18 - Last day to complete RISD Staff Climate Survey
  • January 4 - Professional Development
  • January 7 - Rolling Faculty Meeting ELPS Training with Wendi Hanson
  • January 13 - ELA Simulation (altered schedule)
  • January 26 - North Navigation Night (All Staff)

STARbucks Staff of the Week

This week we celebrate Laura Bond! Laura teaches 8th grade science PreAP, 7th grade Science GT and GT Investigations. Laura is the team lead for 8th grade science and the Student Council sponsor. She also helps coordinate Campus Advisory and assists with the Principal's Advisory group. Thanks Laura for all your hard work and helping make North JH an awesome school!

Advisory Update

In your box this weekend you will find….

AA One Pager for the next two weeks!!! (It is on blue paper – Week #16 is on the front, Week #17 is on the back)


  • Exam schedules
  • MATH Four Corners Review
  • MATH Four Corners Review KEY (on yellow)
  • ELA Review Packets (8th grade only)

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New Sub System is Coming!

RISD is implementing a new absence and substitute management system for teachers, nurses and other campus staff who require a substitute when absent from work. The new system is called Aesop, and it will replace the current SubFinder system effective January 5, 2016, the first instructional day after Winter Break.

Human Resources has developed an Aesop resource page on Edline to assist staff in transitioning to this new tool. The resource page includes tutorial videos to help you get started. Employees with questions about Aesop should visit the resource page or may contact Kristy Burrell in Human Resources at 469-593-0270 or

Please click on video link below...

Update from the Counselors

If you know of any schedule changes that need to be made involving 2nd semester classes, please let Beth and Jan know by Friday, December 11.

Counselors will print 2nd semester schedule before we leave for the winter holiday so we need that information by next Friday.

A few examples of such might be:

  • Students being removed from the AVID program
  • Student who have talked to you about dropping or adding PAP classes.
  • Special Education placement changes
  • Band, choir or orchestra class placement changes

Please do not make a general announcement to your classes about changing schedules for 2nd semester. We are requesting only changes that are required.

RNJH Staff Holiday Party at Taco Joint

Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 4pm

100 Central Expressway

Richardson, TX