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Virtual College Fairs - Tonight 3/8  AND Tomorrow 3/9

The Texas Association for College Admission Counseling (TACAC) is hosting a Virtual College Fair on Monday, 3/8 and Tuesday, 3/9 from 5:00 p.m.-7:45 p.m. 

Over 300 colleges will be participating and it’s all FREE AND VIRTUAL!

To view the schedule and to register, visit: https://www.strivescan.com/texas/

Featured presentations with topics including "The College Search" and "Paying for College" start at 4:00 p.m. each day.

The virtual college fairs will take place each day 5:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.


Thank you,
Kathy Noland
College and Career Coordinator
J.J. Pearce High School


Superintendent’s Update  March 4

Click here to watch the March 4 Superintendent’s Update.

Highlights include:​

  • RISD has joined with United Way to participate and encourage reading and literacy activities through the month of March as part of the Read Across America initiative.
  • Texas has added school employees to the list of people eligible for the vaccine. RISD is encouraging all employees who want the vaccine to register to receive it as soon as possible.
  • RISD is in preparations to comply with Texas requirements to conduct the STAAR test for every student both face to face and virtual. While RISD’s goal is to make STAAR tests available to each student online, state requirements mandate the online tests be administered in person.
  • Each RISD school is preparing a schedule unique to their campus to conduct the test in a way that complies with health and safety protocols. Look for details coming home for your child’s school.
  • The Texas Education Agency and public health authorities continue to require and recommend that masks be worn in schools after Gov. Greg Abbott lifted the state’s general mask mandate. RISD is therefore not changing the existing mask requirement for adults and students during in-person school, and it will remain in place through the end of the year.
  • The district is re-evaluating some other existing protocols to be discussed at the board of trustees meeting on Monday, March 8.



RISD Parents,

Following up on last week's message related to RISD's Universal Mask Requirement, the Texas Education Agency released updated guidance for school districts related to health and safety protocols.

Based on that guidance, and taken with the ongoing recommendations from public health authorities related to face-to-face school operations in the pandemic, RISD is not changing the existing universal mask requirement for students and staff during in-person school activities for the fourth quarter.

Thank you.

Mustange Message - Pearce High School newsletter

Principal Breedlove sends Pearce specific emails each Sunday

If you missed an issue you can Find Them All Here.

Free Test Session

PEEF traditionally has offered a  "What I Wish I Knew about College" parent panel each Spring. Due to both the storm and COVID precautions, we are postponing this year's session while we investigate how to best accommodate everyone safely or run in a zoom format.

We will be offering the free test session with Huntington Learning Center.  Sign up in the session flyer.

2021-2022 Calendar Options

A committee of RISD parents and staff members prepared two calendar options for the 2021-2022 student academic calendar. In addition to weighing COVID protocols, academics and instruction, safety, impact on families, a balance between semesters, and placement of teacher development days were among many factors considered by committee members. Both options comply with state requirements.

Under Option A, the school year would begin Wednesday, Aug. 18, and conclude on Friday, May 27, 2022. View calendar Option A.

Under Option B, the year would start Tuesday, Aug. 17, and conclude on Friday, May 27, 2022. Monday, Nov. 1, would be a student and staff holiday if RISD chooses Option B. View calendar Option B.

Feedback about the calendar options is welcome at Let’s Talk! or at 469-593-0301. The RISD board is expected to vote on the 2021-2022 academic calendar at its March meeting.

Counseling, College & Career Center



Helpful Links:

SAT Registration

ACT Registration

Scholarship Information 

2021-2022 Enrollment Has Begun!

You Need Your Student's Snapcode & Proof of Residency

Whether you’re new to RISD or returning for another year, enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year begins at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 1.

Mark Your Calendar for the Senior 2021 Parade - May 22

We have secured a permit from the City of Richardson for the 2021 Annual Senior Parade coming up Saturday, May 22, 2021.

Last year, a corsage was provided for every student for free. Because this is a non-school sponsored activity, this year the corsages will be on sale for $2 to cover the costs. Remember, this OPTIONAL.
This year, we also encourage seniors to donate 2 cans of food which will be donated to the Dallas Food Bank just like we did last year.
Currently, we have had a significant amount of people sign up for volunteering, but I still encourage those who have not signed up to join. You must not have a child who is a senior to volunteer. The more the merrier!
More announcements will be coming out as the months unfold.

Sign up sheets for participation and volunteering are below!

Remember to sign up your child! 


Parade Sign Up Form

Volunteer Sign Up

Graduation Date: 

May 29, 2021

Mustang/Eagle Stadium  @ 8:00 PM




2020-2021 Bell Schedule 

Students will follow the Revised Schedule effective November 30th.


 Click here to view the blueprint in pdf - ENGLISH    or  SPANISH



Meet your 2020-21 PTA Board & Committee Chairs! 



President: Erin Gardner

1st VP-Aide: Betsy Tanis


2nd VP-Programs:  Leann Balzac

3rd VP-Membership: Ginny Miller

4th VP-Mum Store: Alison Fischer


5th VP-Mum Store:  Christie Michie


5th VP-Mum Store (Sales):  Rebecca Long

6th VP-Ways & Means:  Katie Henkel  


 7th VP-Registration: Jessica Slaughter


eNews: Sheri Wigder

Secretary: Cassey Stephens


Treasurer: Shelby Ripley


Parliamentarian: Kate Hoedebeck







Principal: Mrs. Carrie Breedlove




Arts in Education: Lorena Sapiens  


Citizenship & Legislation:  Linda Leftin


Clothes Closet: Deena Schlager


College & Career Fair: Kathy Roberts

 Council Delegates: Michele Reif  & Anne Howard


Hospitality (Teacher Appreciation II):  Tina Finks


Presidents Round Table: Stacy Roseberry


Public Relations: Tiffany Hoodenpyle


    Teacher Appreciation I: Emily Hennessey  


Volunteers: Ginger Gibbs  


Website Coordinator: Lisa Gregg


Mustang Dads: Nate Graybill   


North Rep: Emily Hobart


Parkhill Rep: Ann Marden


Pearce Community Women's League Rep:

Heather Novak





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