Eagle Accolades

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!

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! 

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.


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 the following RHS Choir students who made the 9-10 Region Honor Choir:  Madeline Bevil, Gracie Garza, Caleb Howard, and Riley Norris.  We are so very proud of these students and their hard work above and beyond.

Cyber Talons

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

Fishing Team

The Rowlett Eagles Fishing Team was formed this year. We have monthly tournaments and are regulated by the Texas High School Bass Association. Currently we have placed 48 out of 244 teams at Lake Ray Roberts by Braeden Newman and Collin Robinson and Jessica Garcia and Clayton Brown,  19th out of 250 teams at Lake Lewisville by Sevy Barlett, and Conner Meisner, and 19 out of 250  at Lake Texoma with Chase Lay and Clayton Brown.  Clayton Brown also won the award for the biggest bass caught for the whole tournament.

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!


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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