Rockwall Alliance for the Arts is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote, support, educate and create awareness of the arts in the community.

Rockwall Community Playhouse, Rockwall Children’s’ Chorus, Lakeside Civic Singers, Rockwall Art League, Rockwall Historical Foundation, MusicFest and the Hubbard Chamber Music Series all profit from the generosity of the Alliance.

In addition, students in the Rockwall Independent School District receive scholarships through the Alliance’s Youth ArtReach Grants. Money is provided for music, dance and art lessons to underprivileged children.

330 Laurence Drive , Heath, TX 75032 Phone: 972-772-4300 Web

Amy Parks – Heath Elementary School in Heath, Texas

School’s Namesake
The school’s name honors distinguished local educator Amy Parks, and identifies its geographic location in the City of Heath. Amy Parks spent her entire 35-year career teaching Rockwall’s first graders to read and preparing them for the future. The school’s site was made possible through the generosity of Dorothy and K.K. Stanfield who donated the 12 acres for the school. The school’s recreational area is named in honor of the Stanfields, who are long time residents of Heath.

School History
In the 1880’s, the Heath community had two schools; the schools merged in the early 1900’s. A large two-story, 10 grade, frame school house was constructed in 1913. Today’s beautiful new school opened in 1995 and is located near the site of the old Heath School. Its focal point bell tower was inspired by photographs of the old one, and the original school bell is on display in the foyer.

RISD – Rockwall County Texas


American Taekwondo Association (ATA) Black Belt Academy of Rockwall teaches self defense and karate for kids & adults. Martial arts is a sport in which the entire family can participate. Taekwondo is an exciting and powerful martial art known for its dynamic kicking and hand techniques.

1880 Tannerson Drive , Rockwall, TX 75087 Phone: 469-698-2800

Hays Elementary School
Rockwall ISD

Home of the Hays Huskies

Celia Hays is a former teacher whose Rockwall County roots go back to the early days of pioneer settlement. Her grandparents donated a plot of their homestead, located north of the city of Rockwall, for the Liberty Grove School. Ms. Hays graduated from Rockwall High School in 1924 and began her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse in Rockwall County in 1926. She retired in 1974 after 42 years in the classroom.

After her retirement, she became the librarian for the Rockwall County Library, then housed in the basement of the historical courthouse on the square. She also accrued more than 4,200 volunteer hours at Lake Pointe Medical Center. Ms. Hays passed away at the age of 92.

Rockwall Independent School District
1050 Williams St, Rockwall, TX 75087
972-771 – 0605

8525 Garland Road , Dallas, TX 75218 Phone: 214-515-6615


Dallas Arboretum

Through February 24… Daffodil Days – $5 Admission

See these beautiful trumpets announcing the beginning of spring, offering a preview of Dallas Blooms.

Through February 24, save on general admission at the gate, and save $7 on parking when you purchase online!

More than 1,096,000 visitors from all 50 states, as well as 90 countries, came through our gates in 2016. The Arboretum has been listed among the top arboretums in the world.

The Dallas Arboretum is proud to offer the public an array of popular annual events, educational programs for children and adults, and an emphasis on family-oriented activities. Ground-breaking horticultural research conducted in the Trial Gardens continues to contribute to an important body of knowledge, both regionally and nationally.

Located on the shores of White Rock Lake, the Arboretum’s 66 acres include a complete life science laboratory with endless potential for discovery. The Arboretum has a 75 member Board of Directors, 120 full-time paid staff members, 50+ part-time paid staff members, and more than 273 active volunteers.


Discovery School @ First Baptist Church in Heath

Combining the best developmental education with Christian precepts

Christian – Montessori – Preschool/Kindergarten

Discovery School of First Baptist Church-Heath is an early childhood education program designed to guide and nurture young children as they grow intellectually, physically and spiritually. Curriculums at Discovery School include The Montessori Method of Education, the God-inspired learning approach developed by Italian physician – Dr. Maria Montessori, and Hands-on-Bible, a program designed to bring the Holy Scriptures to life through play.

Affordable Fees
Monday through Friday
Parent Education Workshops
Certified/ Experienced Teacher
Unique “Hands-on-Bible” Curriculum
Authentic Montessori Environment
Peaceful School Community
Accreditation Candidate
Limited Enrollment
State Licensed

Contact Discovery School today for your personal tour!

1835 TL Townsend , Rockwall, TX 75032 Phone: 972-772-9798

Galaxy Ranch Private School Rockwall, TX

Private Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten
Rockwall Child Care Center – Daycare Alternative

1408 S. Goliad Street , Rockwall, Texas 75087 Phone: 972-772-3003

Heritage Christian Academy – Rockwall, Texas
Elementary | Secondary Education


Rockwall Summer Camps for Kids – 2015

List of Camps offered by the City of Rockwall The RISE and Rockwall School of Music


A parent’s greatest fear during the summer is hearing those dreaded words, “Mom, I’m bored!” Camps are a great way to incorporate something that’s fun yet educational into your summer schedule. Summer is also the perfect time to discover a personal passion that has yet to be explored. Half-day camps are one great option when it comes to finding a balance between structure and fun.

Music camps meet Monday thru Friday mornings for one week. There is no Registration fee, however, due to limited space, a $100.00 pre-payment is due when enrolling in the camp of your choice. This payment is non-refundable. The balance of $125.00 is due on the first day of the camp. You are making a commitment for the entire week.

Fun Drum Camp (Ages 7 and up)

M-F 10:00 – Noon: July 13-17 or August 17-21

Learn to play a variety of percussion rhythms from around the world! This two hour camp meets daily for one week. Please contact or 972-722-6874. The final session will conclude with a demonstration for friends and family. Minimum class size of four is required. A $100.00 pre-payment is due when enrolling (which is non-refundable). The balance of $125.00 is due on the first day of the camp.

Music Sampler Camp (Ages 7 and up)

M-F 9:30 – Noon: July 27 – 31

This is our own unique camp that allows students to experience piano, guitar, drums and hand chimes all in one week! The camp will be divided into four daily sessions. All campers will begin the day performing in a hand chime choir. The remainder of the day will be divided into three equal parts, thus allowing students to rotate between drums, piano and guitar. This concept has become one of our post popular opportunities to introduce students to a variety of musical experiences within the course of one week. Please contact or 972-722-6874 for specific class times. The final session will conclude with a demonstration for friends and family. Minimum class size of four is required. A $100.00 pre-payment is due when enrolling (which is non-refundable). The balance of $125.00 is due on the first day of the camp.

Beginner Guitar Students (Ages 8-11)

M-F 9:30 – Noon: July 20 – 24

This has been one of the most popular additions to our camp schedule. For children or teens who love music and would like to ‘test the waters’, this is the perfect camp. This week-long camp provides over 12 hours of instruction from a two-time Grammy Award Winning Guitar instructor. These daily sessions are based on age appropriate groupings and provide a week of adventure into the wonderful world of music.
Please contact or 972-722-6874 for specific class times. The final session will conclude with a demonstration for friends and family. Minimum class size of four is required. A $100.00 pre-payment is due when enrolling (which is non-refundable). The balance of $125.00 is due on the first day of the camp.

Girl’s Guitar Band (Intermediate – Advanced Players)

M-F 9:30 – Noon: August 3-7

Girls with intermediate guitar and vocal skills are invited to participate in the all-girl guitar band. Strong guitar and vocal skills are recommended for participation. This week-long camp provides over 12 hours of instruction from a two-time Grammy Award Winning Guitar instructor. The camp is offered August 3-7. Please contact or 972-722-6874. The final session will conclude with a demonstration for friends and family. Minimum class size of four is required. A $100.00 pre-payment is due when enrolling (which is non-refundable). The balance of $125.00 is due on the first day of the camp.
749 Justin Rd, Rockwall, TX 75087
972-722-6874 |

The RISE – Summer Hangout Camps

The RISE is offering a new kind of summer camp! Not only will we have specific sports camps, we will also have a RISE Summer “Hang Time” Camp option.
Your child can come for one day, monthly or the entire summer. This is going to be a great summer, so why not have your child spend it at a great facility!

Weekly scheduled activities include:
– Soccer, flag football, dodge ball, volleyball, badminton, field hockey and baseball!
– There will also be movie days, water fun days, special lunch Friday’s, scavenger hunts, karaoke and craft time!

For an additional $10/day, your child can participate in the sports training camps hosted by our RISE directors upon availability. See the Summer 2015 flyers for specific volleyball, basketball and baseball camp dates, and choice of camps and activities.

CITY OF ROCKWALL Summer Camps & Programs

Summer Rock Camp
Explorer Course Survivor
Comic Book Camp
Total Cheerleading!
Inventions Galore – Art Camps
Bricks 4 Kidz
Frozen – Pirates – Robots – Cinderella – My Little Pony
Fashion Designer – Science – Flag Football
Army Games & Dodgeball 2.0!
And more… View details: Spring & Summer Fun Guide

2720 Hillside Drive , Dallas, TX 75214 Phone: 214-826-2931 Web

For more than 40 years, Lakehill Preparatory School has embraced its mission to challenge college-bound students to navigate a diverse and ever-changing world by providing them with the opportunity to develop robust academic skills and to cultivate unique talents.

Lakehill offers the individual attention needed to excel in an academically challenging, college-preparatory curriculum. Through accelerated core academics, course electives, and extracurricular activities, Lakehill provides an environment for academic excellence.

Lakehill students recognize the importance of involvement in the school, community, and the world around them. Theater, music, publications, athletics, cheerleading, and a variety of student clubs and organizations promote teamwork and help students develop valuable leadership skills. Students also benefit from a peer mentoring program, forming lasting bonds between younger and older students. Community service is fundamental to the spirit of the school. Students are encouraged to embrace a spirit of volunteerism that will foster a life-long passion for service.

Through an extremely successful college counseling program, all Lakehill graduates attend college, and are highly sought after by the nation’s top colleges and universities.Recent acceptances include Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, Morehouse College, Northwestern University, University of Texas, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt University, and Vassar College. Collectively, the Class of 2012 earned over $1,300,000 in academic scholarships, an average of more than $61,000 per student.

Lakehill Preparatory School is an academic community dedicated to the development of the whole student. Explore the opportunities Lakehill has to offer your child.

From Wikipedia:

Lakehill Preparatory School is a fully accredited college preparatory school in the Lakewood neighborhood of east Dallas, Texas (U.S.). The school is accredited through a number of bodies including the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission, which works through the State Commissioner of Education.

The school was founded in 1971. The main campus is located on Hillside Drive in the heart of Lakewood. The campus sits on 6 acres (24,000 m2) and houses classrooms, a gymnasium, an auditorium, two libraries, multiple science and computer labs, and the Charles J. Wyly, Jr. Auditorium. The 17-acre (69,000 m2) Roger L. Perry Campus is located just four miles (6 km) from the Main Campus. Built in 2001, this campus is home to the Warrior Athletic Complex and the Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center.

The Warrior Athletic Complex offers a football stadium, baseball field, softball field, four tennis courts, and a field house. In September 2009, Lakehill opened the Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center, a 6,500-square-foot (600 m2) silver LEED certified building.

6620 FM 3097 , Rockwall, TX 75032 Phone: 972-772-1170 Website:

Principal: Jason Johnston

School Hours –
8:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Enrollment: 850
Faculty and Staff: 100
Grades: Seventh & Eighth
State Rating: Recognized
School Colors: Purple & Black
School Motto: Together we can make a difference.

School Mission Statement
“Together we make a difference at Maurine Cain Middle School by developing high academic goals, instilling compassion for others, and encouraging lifelong learning.”

Nebbie Williams Elementary School


School Hours
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Students should arrive by 7:50 so they have time to unpack, watch NWKN, and begin class.

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School Information

Built: 1996
Grades: Kindergarten through 6th Grade
School Colors: Orange, Navy & White
Mascot: Yellowjacket
Special Programs: Special Education, Language Science (Dyslexia), Speech, Gifted and Talented (SAGE), Functional Academics, Literacy Coach, and ESL.

School’s Namesake
The school honors a highly respected Rockwall teacher, Nebbie Williams. From a one-room school house in 1928 until she retired in 1971, Nebbie Williams always exemplified the best qualities of a dedicated professional educator. She began her career teaching all grades and all subjects in a one-teacher county school. Nebbie Williams later became Rockwall High School’s science teacher. She ended her 43-year tenure as a fourth grade teacher in Rockwall Elementary School.

3115 Ridge Road , Rockwall, TX 75032 Phone: 972-772-0180

Founded in 1982, Primrose Schools is the nation’s leader in providing consistent, accredited early childhood education and child care services in more than 200 schools in 16 states. Primrose School’s foundation is based on a dedicated and passionate group of early childhood professionals providing high quality education with a balance of learning, character development and play.

Primrose School’s exclusive Balanced Learning® program blends teacher-directed and child-initiated activities with a special emphasis on character development and is consistently delivered in all Primrose Schools nationwide. Through this approach, Primrose Schools has created a meaningful learning path, or blueprint, that enables teachers to guide children in the development of the knowledge and skills they need to move successfully from one year to the next. Primrose is the first preschool organization in the country to achieve the gold standard in educational accreditation (SACS CASI/NCA CASI).


Pictured above from right to left are: Carmen Pellinghelli, Jane Jordan, tutor, Kathy Melston, tutor, Sudha Patel, Rep. Ralph Hall, Irene Hernandez, and Bebe Bodenhamer, tutor.

Rockwall County Library’s Reading for Adults Program Helps Six Adults Earn Citizenship

Dec 30, 2010 — Rockwall County Library’s Reading for Adults tutors and U.S. Representative, Ralph Hall, joined together to offer congratulations to new citizens Carmen Pellinghelli from Mexico, Sudha Patel from India, and Irene Hernandez from Mexico (in photo above). Firouzeh Banan from Iran, Martina Egar from Nigeria, and Glenda Salazar from El Salvador were unable to be present.

The Rockwall County Library tutoring classes helped each prepare for their citizenship exam which they passed with flying colors. Ralph Hall presented each new citizen with a an American flag which has flown over the capitol in Washington, D.C.

The Reading for Adults program provides free tutoring classes for those wishing to become new citizens. The program also offers ESL classes to help those from other countries learn to speak, read and write in English plus preparation classes for G.E.D. exams. Classes begin the week of January 10. Anyone interested in taking classes should register starting January 4 in the literacy area of the library or phone 972-204-7705 for further information.


Interested in Adult Literacy or English as a Second Language?
Call the Rockwall County Library at 972-204-7700 for information.

Volunteers donate their time to help adults learn to read, obtain their GED or become U.S. Citizens. For information about becoming a volunteer tutor, call Gloria at 972-204-7705.

Volunteers: Teaching experience is not necessary. Free training is provided.
Students: Classes are free except for a small materials fee.

900 Yellowjacket Lane, Rockwall, TX 75087


RISD Sports Complex / Ball Field

City of Rockwall Parks & Recreation – Gymnasium facility.

Rockwall – Heath High School
Rockwall ISD

Inaugural year – 2005
Mascot: Hawks
School Colors: Red and Black

The Heath Hawks Theatre Company & RHHS Fine Arts Department present:

901 Yellow Jacket Lane , Rockwall, Texas 75087


Rockwall High School – RISD


Homecoming King Andrew Hinckley and Queen Taylor Gilstrap

RISD School Calendar

700 S. FM 2642, Royse City, TX 75189


Royse City High School
Royse City ISD
“Educating Kids with Passion, Perseverance & Pride”

Quick Calendar links
Royse City High School News

3220 Fontanna Boulevard , Rockwall, TX 75032 Phone: 469-698-2900

Grades: Kindergarten through 6th Grade

State Rating: Exemplary
School Colors: Blue & Yellow
Special Programs: Language Science, Speech, Gifted and Talented, Special Education, Reading Intervention, Pre-Kindergarten.
Extracurricular Programs: Honor Choir, KSTR Student Broadcast Team, Safety Patrol, KC Club

School’s Namesake
Sharon Shannon taught for 29 years in the Rockwall Independent School District. In the course of her career at Rockwall High School, she influenced nearly 4,000 students who have left her classroom to earn college degrees, to get jobs and to become contributing members of their communities. All of these students gained more than a superior education in her field of expertise; they learned how to think, reflect, discern, judge and to reason for themselves at a time in their educational development when the maturity and wisdom they gained would alter the course of their lives forever.

The respect of her students was evident by their demeanor in the classroom. They understood they were in the presence of a master teacher and they took advantage of each moment to grow and to enjoy learning. Their admiration and esteem was also evident by the number of students who named her as their most unforgettable and influential teacher.

The high regard of her colleagues was evident, too, by the numerous times she was nominated (and won) the annual Teacher of the Year award voted on by the RHS staff. She was also elected to Delta Kappa Gamma Society International because of her outstanding dedication and ability in the field of education.

Sharon Shannon Elementary School first opened in 2007.


The Texas State Historical Association is the state’s longest-running publisher of books on Texas history, having published our first volume in 1917. Through the years, the TSHA has established a reputation as a publisher of high-quality, award-winning books on a wide variety of topics, including exploration, biography, architecture, historic sites, high school football, labor unions, and suburbanization. All lovers of Texas’s rich pasts will find something to enjoy among these books.

The Handbook of Texas


Toastmasters of Rockwall invites the public to improve communication skills and overcome fear of public speaking.

Thursdays @ 7 p.m.
Community Bank
201 E Kaufman ~ Downtown Rockwall

1201 Townsend Drive, Rockwall, TX 75087


Herman E. Utley Middle School

Home of the Utley Wolves!

Rockwall ISD – Rockwall, Texas

1435 T.L.Townsend Dr , Rockwall, TX 75087

Rockwall ISD Track & Football Field.

Rockwall-Heath High School & Rockwall High School sports field.

Rockwall ISD Football Schedules

625 E FM 552 , Rockwall, TX 75087 Phone: 972-771-8313

J W Williams Middle School – RISD

School Hours: Monday – Friday / 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

School Colors and Mascot: Orange & Blue, Wildcats

Grades: 7 – 8

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