The Richardson High School Athletic Booster Club (RHSABC) year is nearing its’ close and some of the board positions will become open for next year. We appreciate all the hard work and time invested of those who will be ending their tenure… THANK YOU VERY MUCH! They are:
- Hutton Sentell – President
- Ja Criesman – Treasurer
- Cindy Bronson – Membership
- Yolanda Slaughter – Programs
With these individuals leaving soon, we need your help in finding replacements for these positions! If you have someone in mind for any of these positions, please reach out to them, and see if they would come to the next meeting to see what it’s all about. Although the time commitment is not great, the impact your involvement has is…GREAT! There are position descriptions and responsibilities listed on the RHSABC website under “About Us”, then “Positions & Volunteer Opportunities”. Here’s the link.
Those leaving their position will be glad to spend some time with the new Board Members during the transition to help get them up to speed.
Here are the current open positions for 2014-2015:
- President – Open
- Treasurer – Open
- Membership – Open
- VIP Dinners – Might be open, but they can always use additional volunteers if not
Returning Positions are:
- Vice President/Website – Chip Hornbeck (returning & handling website)
- Secretary – Mark Wilkinson (Returning)
- Programs – Elaine Mishler is stepping in here
Anyone interested in volunteering for these positions should attend the March meeting (Monday March 3rd at 7:00 PM in the RHS High School Library). Voting will take place at the April meeting, with the term to begin in April as well.
Finally, parents with students coming from the Junior Highs might be good candidates so please help by reaching out to them as well.
Richardson High School students Julianna Washington and Greyson Rubin were selected among many applicants to appear as two of Dale Hansen’s Scholar Athletes of the Week! The taping was on Wednesday, February 12th, and their segments will air on at the end of the Sunday night 10 o’clock news on WFAA. Julianna’s air date is March 30th, and Greyson’s air date is April 20th, so don’t forget to tune in!
In honor of making the playoffs, the boys basketball team will be selling playoff t-shirts for $15.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a shirt.
They will also be sold at the game Tuesday night February 18th and checks should be made out to the RHS ABC.
Come out and support the boys and the girls basketball teams as they travel to Plano West for a doubleheader Tuesday night, February 18th.
Girls game: 6:00pm
Boys game: 7:30pm
The games will be held at Plano Senior High School which is located at 2200 Independence Pkwy, Plano, TX.
See you there!
RHS Signing Day was Wednesday February 5th. Richardson High School had seven student athletes sign with different institutions to go compete in their sport at the collegiate level.
Pictured left to right:
Christian Allen – Southern Nazarene University (football)
Tristan Cockrell – Texas A&M Commerce (football)
Kimbrick Jones – Oklahoma Panhandle State University (football)
Rachel Eckert- Lubbock Christian University (soccer)
Emma Moore – University of Houston (swimming)
Qyara Winston – University of Arkansas (soccer)
Milan Fisher – Houston Baptist University (track)
Due to ever changing enrollment figures, the UIL realigns high school districts every two years. 2014 happens to be one of those years so with only a few short months before the 2014-2015 high school sports season starts up it was time for them to look at the numbers and reshuffle the deck. On Monday, the UIL announced their realignment for 2014-16 so here’s a rundown on where RHS is now and how things will look next school year.
Currently Richardson High School falls into District 9-5A with all of the other RISD high schools as well as some schools out of DISD as follows:
- Dallas Jesuit
- Dallas Skyline
- Dallas Sunset
- Dallas White
- Richardson Berkner
- Richardson Lake Highlands
- Richardson Pearce
Class 5A is currently the largest class and is home to schools with enrollments of 2,090 or more. The complete breakout is below:
- 5A : 2,090 and above
- 4A : 1,005-2089
- 3A : 450-1,004
- 2A : 200-449
- 1A : 199 and below
Starting next school year there will be a new class called Class 6A. Based on how the classes were divided in the past, it would be natural to think that this means there will be a new, larger class above the existing Class 5 which would contain some of Texas’s mega-schools such as Allen and Plano West. That is not the case however. Instead, the large number of previous Class 1A schools have essentially been split, causing each school in the other classes to get bumped up a notch in classification. For example, Class 3A schools will get moved to 4A, 4A schools will get bumped to 5A, and existing 5A schools like RHS will get moved up to the new 6A class along with any other high school with an enrollment of 2,100 or more. Here are the tiers in our new 6 class model:
- 6A : 2,100 and above
- 5A : 1,060 – 2,099
- 4A : 465 – 1,059
- 3A : 220 – 464
- 2A : 105 – 219
- 1A : 104.9 and below
So where does that leave Richardson High School? Starting next school year RHS will leave it’s former DISD opponents and move to the new District 10-6A along with Mesquite and Highland Park. Here are all the schools in 10-6A along with the latest enrollment figures:
- Mesquite – 2,845
- North Mesquite – 2,649
- Richardson – 2,569
- Richardson Berkner – 2,540.5
- Lake Highlands – 2,503.5
- Mesquite Horn – 2,251
- Richardson Pearce – 2,177
- Highland Park – 2,106
You can find more information on the 2014-16 realignment as well as the complete reclassification and realignment packet here: http://www.uiltexas.org/alignments
District 10-6A is looking to be far more competitive than our old 9-5A so there will be some exciting years coming up as we take on new opponents, forge new rivalries and face some new challenges. Personally I can’t wait.
Click here to download the registration form
Come on out and support your Lady Eagles softball team as they open their season with a tournament at Highland Park. The Lady Eagles play on Friday, February 21st and Saturday, February 22nd as follows:
See you there!