RISD public schools week includes ‘Parent Academy’
A “Parent Academy” given by local law enforcement officials and family activity nights will highlight the observance of Texas Public Schools Week in the Rockdale ISD.
Rockdale Police Department Chief Thomas Harris and Lt. J.D. Newlin will present a parent academy from 6-7 p.m. Monday, March 8 in the Rockdale High School library, according to principal Chad Jones. Topics will include cyber bullying, sexting and prescription drugs.
On Tuesday, community leaders throughout Rockdale will shadow various personnel at RHS to get a feel for what is taking place on campus through “A Day in Our Shoes” event, Jones said.
There will be multiple opportunities for parents to get creative with their children during different science, math and art nights held throughout the district.
Rockdale Junior High’s Family Science and Art Night begins at 6 p.m. Monday, March 8. The night will include tower building, racing mouse trap cars, minicatapult competition and egg drop games, according to April Eschberger, RJH principal. Slimy Science activities will be held in the new science lab.
On Tuesday, Science and Art Night will be held at the intermediate school cafeteria/gym from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for elementary and intermediate students and their families.
Meals with students
Moms, dads and grandparents each have their own mornings to eat breakfasts with their children at the elementary and intermediate next week. (See schedule)
Parents are also invited to come read to classes during the week. They are asked to call their child’s campus to sign up for a reading time.
Student art will be on display at each campus throughout the week and during the Tejas Art and Book Festival on Saturday, March 6.
First graders will perform their famous “Texas Play” at 2 p.m. Friday at the elementary gym.