Support .0004 ‘small schools multiplier’
Superintendents from Milano and Thorndale discussed the impact of the funding level for small schools in Texas during a meeting of superintendents and chief financial officers from 68 districts.
The question that brought the group together is “Why would the state purposely create a special formula just to penalize a group of districts?” Full Story
TAKs exit-level exams
Rockdale High School will offer the TAKS Exit-Level Exams in March for out-of-school (OOS) examinees.
Tests dates are March 2 (ELA), March 3 (math), March 4 (science) and March 5 (social studies). Full Story
Milk served daily.
Monday—Trix cereal, orange, apple juice.
Tuesday—Breakfast on a stick, apple.
Wednesday— Banana loaf, yogurt, orange, grape juice.
Thursday— Sausage and cheese biscuit, apple. Full Story
Buckholts names new principals
BUCKHOLTS—The Buckholts ISD has named two new principals, after recent changes, according to Supt. Dr. Dirk Dykstra.
He said the BISD campus principal became ill and took a leave of absence and the assistant principal also left. Full Story
PRESIDENT’S AWARD—Cindy Bolch of Cameron, member of the El Camino Real Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists, received the President’s Volunteer Service Award at the January meeting. She achieved 4,000 hours of volunteer service. In addition, she was awarded the Texas Master Naturalist 4,000 volunteer hour dragonfly service pin. Full Story
Junior-high lists UIL results
Results for Rockdale Junior-High School students in the recent 2014- 15 UIL academic competition have been announced as follows:
Art—1. Averie Hobbs; 3. Jaylyn Stutts.
Calculator—6. Arianna Eastridge.
Chess—5. Nathan Thomas.
Dictionary skills—2. Carlee Thompson.
Impromptu speaking—6. Keymani Hamilton. Full Story
Meadors in ‘spotlight’
Nine-year-old Kinley Meadors of Rockdale is highlighted as a “January spotlight” on the webpage of the National Junior Swine Association (NJSA).
She began her show career in 2010 at a Fredericksburg show at age five. Her favorite shows include the World Pork Expo, the Star of Texas in Austin, and the San Antonio Livestock Exposition. Full Story
Intermediate lists UIL winners
Results from Rockdale Intermediate School students who participated in the recent 2014-2015 University Interscholastic League (UIL) academic competition have been announced as follows:
Art Memory (4th Grade)—Team placed 3rd; Jadira Luna, 4th; Ramon Salomon, 6th; other team members, Princesa Fonseca, Faye Inman, Kaeli Moore. Full Story
Hackamore Ranch contests
COMMENTS FROM MICAH
The third annual open invitational 4-H and FFA contests sponsored by the Hackamore Ranch in Milam County are set for March 14.
Cody and Albina Fowler have an interest in youth and ecology, so their non-profit organization is providing scholarships to high point senior participants. Full Story
CEU Conference Jan. 30, Caldwell
CALDWELL—The 2015 Brazos Valley CEU (continuing education unit) Conference will be conducted Friday, Jan. 30, at the Burleson County Fairgrounds in Caldwell.
TDA certified, licensed, commercial and noncommercial applicators can obtain up to five CEU’s in one day.
Cost is $35 per person if pre-registered by Jan. 23. At-thedoor registration will be $45. Full Story
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