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EDUCATION NOTES

RHS honor roll breakfast set Friday

The Rockdale Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) and the RHS National Honor Society will host an Honor Roll Breakfast, according to NHS sponsor Deborah Dean.

The breakfast is set for 7:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15 in the high school cafeteria for high school students on the 80 and above honor roll. The meal will include breakfast breads, donuts, sausages, juice and coffee. Parents of students on the honor roll are encouraged to attend, Dean said.

AEIS hearing set by RISD school board

A hearing for public discussion of Rockdale ISD’s Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) is set for 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 at the central administration building, prior to the January board meeting, according to Penny Curry, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction.

Information will be provided regarding the 2008-09 district and campus performance profiles, comparable improvement, future performance objectives and district and campus improvement plans. All parents and community members are urged to attend.

Trnka earns academic honors at Tarleton

STEPHENVILLE–Kyndall Trnka, of Caldwell, was recently named to Tarleton State University’s ‘A’ Honor Roll list for the fall 2009 semester at the university’s Stephenviille campus. Students making the list have a 4.0 grade point ratio on the 4.0 system and are taking a minimum of 12 credit hours. Local Scout heading up school book drive

Justin Ferguson, 18, is heading up an effort to collect books for a local school and in the process earn his Eagle Scout rank.

Ferguson said that in order to earn the rank he must organize and carry out a service project. He is doing so by holding a book drive on Saturday, Jan. 23 and 30 with drop off locations at Walmart in Rockdale, Brookshire Brothers in Cameron and Milano Elementary School.

Books collected are for a local school’s library, Ferguson said. Donations are to be for reading levels Pre-K through high school, with a high demand for the Pre-K level readings. For more information, contact Ferguson at milanobookdrive@gmail.com.

Annuals for ‘09-10 on sale starting Jan. 25

Beginning Jan. 25–29, The Lair staff will be selling high school and elementary books for the 2009-10 school year, according to spokesperson Linda King. These books are full color, and will be on sale for the lowest price of the year. High school books (grades 6-12) will be on sale for $40 and elementary books (grades K-5) will be on sale for $20.

If you choose to buy both books, you will receive a $5 discount, with the total for both books coming to $55, King said.

We are excited about the look of the ’09 yearbook, and we hope everyone will order their books at this early and cheaper price, she added. Make plans now to order your 2009 book(s) so you won’t miss out on the “Caught in the Shuffle” edition of The Lair.


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