Eagle Accolades
2017-2018

Academic Decathlon

The Rowlett High School Academic Decathlon team competed in the Garland ISD District Competition consisting of 10 events on November 7th and 11th.  They brought home a combined total of 52 medals and the First Place District Trophy.  Way to Go RHS AcDec- District Champs!

Academic Octathlon

The RHS Octathlon Team competed with other schools from the district in the following eight subjects: Math, Language and Literature, Music, Art, Science, Social Science, Economics, and Essay. After a close contest, we placed 2nd in District and look forward to competing at regionals in the spring.

Band

On Saturday, October 14, 2017 the Mighty Eagle Band placed 2nd at the DeSoto Marching Invitational at DeSoto High School. Congratulations to the band students and their fine performances. 

On Wednesday, October 25, the Rowlett Mighty Eagle Band received straight First Division Ratings at UIL Marching Contest at Mesquite Memorial Stadium.  Congratulations to the band students for a great finish to the marching contest season!

Choir

Congratulations to the following students from the RHS Choirs who were placed in the 2017-18 All Region Choirs on Saturday, Oct. 7:

Region Mixed Choir

Soprano 1: Ysa Salas, Chair 10 and Bri Dunphy, Chair 11
Soprano 2: Sarah Hunter, Chair 10
Alto 1: Lucie Shepherd, Chair 7 and Abby Greeno, Chair 15
Alto 2: Taryn Hollingsworth, Chair 9; and Jaquelyn Hernandez, Chair 10
Tenor 1: Preston Govan, Chair 14;
Tenor 2: Trent Mosty, Chair 13 & Michael Gutierrez, Chair 16;
Bass 1: Chris Ivey, Chair 6

Region Treble Choir

Soprano 1: Claire Steen, Chair 21
Soprano 2: Audrey Lee, Chair 20 and Sarah Tietz, Chair 28
Alto 1: Erica Carranza, Chair 23; McKaela Whilden, Chair 26; and Katie Hendricks, Chair 28
Alto 2: Leslie Iwuagwu, Chair 16


German American Partnership Program

GAPP is proud to welcome 24 students, two teachers, and the principal from Fuerstenberg Gymnasium in Donaueschingen, Germany. They will be here October 19 - November 8.

Student Council

Student Council was able to raise over $3,300.00 for Hurricane Harvey relief through Miracle Minute, Principal Punishments, and Texas Association of Student Councils Harvey Relief T-shirt sales.

$4,161 was raised for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life using Pink Out shirt sales and money collected by student relay participants.

$3,475 was raised during the Homecoming week Emperor and Empress competition.  The winning teachers chose to donate the money to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Children's Miracle Network, and several other charities.

All of the above money was raised between August 28 and October 20 to bring us to over $10,000 in 8 weeks!

Texas Association of Future Educators

Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) club/organization raised $710 for the Young Texans Against Cancer organization for childhood cancer research and for children with cancer to attend camp I-Hope with their family and siblings partnered with Medical City Children's hospital. Some of the members participated in the 5K race against childhood cancer on 11/5/17 in Dallas.

The Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) members participated in the Regional TAFE Competition on 11/8/2017. The following members qualified and are moving on to the State TAFE Teach Tomorrow Summit on February 15-17; President Ashleigh Navarro and Maddie Turek for Elementary Bulletin Board, Treasurer Juliana Vitanza and Mackenzie Blount for Middle School Bulletin Board and Ashley Hibbs for TAFE Scrapbook. Congratulations ladies!

Theatre

The Eagle Theatre Company was nominated by university theatre professors based on the quality of students entering their program. They were nominated to receive the honor of performing at the Ediburgh Fringe Festival.  After receiving the nomination, a production history, letters of recommendation, current student testimonials, as well as alumni and parent testimonials had to be submitted to show proof of the quality of the program. Rowlett High School Theatre was selected out of over 200 nominees to represent the United States at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This is GISD's first ever nomination and win.
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