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!
The 2017-2018 Rowlett High School Academic Decathlon Regional Team competed on Jan 19th and 20th and brought home the following medals.
Malka Tahiro - High Team Score – Varsity
3rd Place Interview – Varsity
Daniel Becirevic - High Team Score – Scholastic
Bianca Espinoza - 2nd Place Interview - Scholastic
Jake Gartrell - High Team Score – Honors
3rd Place Speech – Honors
Matthew Beard - 2nd Place Art – Honors
Congratulations to these team members!
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!
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
Congratulations to students Kennedy Warren, Christian Newkirk and Ryan Sundstrom members of our Cyber Talons E team. They advance to the National Semifinals to be held the weekend of February 9 thru 11. Only the best 12 teams will make it thru to the National. https://www.uscyberpatriot.org/home
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 (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!