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Children at a local elementary school

The U.S. by the National Association of Music Merchants named Richardson ISD a “Best Community for Music Education.” Only about 500 school districts nationwide were recognized this year with the distinction that is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. It’s no surprise to us — more coverage on the Lake Highlands High School choir here.

Students from RISD went up against those from Mesquite ISD in the Kids Teaching Kids 21 Day Challenge — a friendly competition designed by Medical City Children’s Hospital to raise awareness among students about healthy eating habits — and won. Lake Highlands Elementary topped the list of all the elementary schools from both districts, logging the healthiest habits over the three week trial.

According to the district newsletter, members of the Lake Highlands Reflector Committee last week held their fourth meeting “to continue the process of arriving at recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding ways to address enrollment growth in Lake Highlands. Groups of committee members presented their research into the advantages and drawbacks of different solutions to accommodate enrollment growth that remain under consideration.”

See related story: Councilman McGough proposes solution to overcrowding

RISD’s upcoming meetings are a great opportunity to learn more about what is in the 2016 bond package that voters will consider in the May 7 election.

The Lake Highlands High School area meeting is April 13 at Lake Highlands HS, 9449 Church Rd.

The Berkner High School area meeting is April 21, Yale Elem., 1900 E. Collins Blvd. Both begin at 6:30 p.m.

More dates to know:
Early voting begins: April 25
Election Day: May 7