Graduation 2024

The RISD Employee Acute Care Clinic will be closed for in-person appointments January 2–9th. During this time, employees can utilize Methodist Now virtual appointments. The number to schedule is 214-484-1524 (select option 1, and then option 3 when prompted). The clinic will open again for in-person appointments on January 10th at 8:00 a.m.
Richardson ISD Class of 2024
  • Address: 1500 International Pkwy, Suite 200, Richardson, TX 75081
  • Phone: 214-484-1524

Graduation dates and times for the RISD Class of 2024 at Wildcat-Ram stadium:

  • Berkner High School – Friday, May 24, at 8 p.m.
  • Richardson High School – Saturday, May 25, at 8 a.m.
  • Lake Highlands High School – Saturday, May 25, at 8 p.m.
  • Pearce High School – Sunday, May 26, at 8 a.m.

FAQs

RISD graduates will be allowed to invite up to 15 family/friends to attend with them.

The following items are prohibited: weapons of ANY kind (including pocket knives), outside food or beverage, wrapped gifts, tripods/monopods, artificial noise makers (air horns, bells, etc.), banners, balloons beach balls, confetti or streamers, flower vases, umbrellas, metal tumblers, diaper bags, and non-service animals or pets.

RISD Safety & Security periodically uses metal detectors at entrances as a deterrent against prohibited items, and uniformed police officers and/or RISD Safety & Security staff are assigned to all events at RISD stadiums.

Yes, wheelchair access and seating is available. Guests must provide their own wheelchairs and assistance.
Yes, concessions will be open. Water will be on sale for $3.00.
Yes, simply visit risd.org and a stream will start when ceremonies begin. Recordings of graduations will also be available in the days after the event on RISD’s YouTube Channel.

Traditional graduation ceremony speeches by class valedictorians and salutatorians will be video productions prepared by the students in conjunction with videography departments. Video speeches will be shown on the main screens during ceremonies to ensure a consistent graduation experience for all members of the graduating classes, and their families and guests.

The content of each student speaker’s message is the private, voluntary expression of the individual student and does not reflect the endorsement, sponsorship, position, or expression of the District or its employees.

In the event of inclement weather at the time of a graduation, RISD can delay the start of the event by up to two hours. Weather delays will be communicated over the speaker system and also posted to risd.org for those watching the live stream. If inclement weather lasts longer than two hours, or the forecast includes a high probability of dangerous weather such as severe thunderstorms or hail, then RISD may postpone a graduation to an alternate day.

If the May 24 Graduation must be postponed, the ceremony would be moved to May 26 at 8 pm at Wildcat Ram Stadium.

If either of the May 25 Graduations must be postponed, the ceremony would be moved to May 26 at 8 pm or May 28 at 8am at Wildcat Ram Stadium.

If the May 26 morning Graduation must be postponed, the ceremony would be moved to May 26 at 8 pm or May 28 at 8 am at Wildcat Ram Stadium. The date would be based on whether the previous day’s graduations had also been postponed, and would be communicated immediately to graduating seniors and their parents, as well as posted on the RISD website and social media channels.

RISD acute care clinic

About the Clinic

The RISD Acute Care Clinic, located in the Network of Community Ministries building, is for all full-time RISD employees and their dependents. There is a $10 co-pay to visit the clinic. No medical insurance is required.  

Patients do not have to schedule specific appointment times to visit the clinic, but call-ahead scheduling is available and highly recommended. Walk-in patients will be informed of a time to be seen by the provider based upon the number of patients being taken that day. They will then have the option to wait at the clinic to be seen by the provider or return to the clinic at the time designated by the clinic personnel.

Occasionally, due to medical personnel availability, there will be days in which not all employees desiring to be seen will be able to visit the medical provider that same day.

Clinic waiting room

Acute Care currently provided for:

  • Strep throat
  • Flu
  • Bladder infection
  • Pink eye
  • Infection (ear, nose, throat)
  • Minor Wounds/abrasions
  • Joint sprain
  • Skin conditions (poison ivy, ringworm, acne)
Eligibility – Clinic services are available for all current RISD employees and their immediate family, which is defined as their spouse and dependent children age 26 and under.
RISD acute care clinic

Low-Cost, Quality Care

The $10 co-pay covers all services rendered for both an in person or virtual visit. Insurance is not required. Cash, check and credit cards are accepted.

If a prescription is needed, the clinic will call it into the pharmacy of the patient’s choice. Prescription cost is at the patient’s expense (whether insurance or co-pay).

Debbie Speggle
Debbie Speegle
PA-C Medical Provider

Clinic Personnel

Debbie Speegle is a licensed Physician Assistant with over 18 years of clinical experience. After earning her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2004, she practiced in various professional medical settings, including Rediclinic, Surgical Consultants of San Antonio and most recently at Minute Clinic. She is a Richardson resident and is proud to serve the staff and families of RISD.

Frequently Asked Questions

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