EDUCATION NOTESDean named a ‘top teacher’, again
TEXAS CITY–David Dean, a 1993 Rockdale High School graduate, has been named his school distirct’s “Teacher of the Year.” This is the second time Dean has earned this award, the first time being for the 2007-08 school year. He has taught fifth grade science/social studies at Levi Fry Intermediate School in Texas City for the past six years.
After graduating from RHS, Dean received his bachelor’s of science from Sam Houtson State University in criminal justice and then earned his master’s in education administration from Lamar University.
Dean is the son of Rod and Suzy Stewart of Rockdale, brother to Mike Dean, Josh Stewart, Heidi Easley and Nikka McDaniels.
Havard earns TAMU Gathright award
COLLEGE STATION–Morgan Havard was presented the Thomas S. Gathright Academic Excellence Award during Parents Weekend at Texas A&M University in College Station. This award is named in honor of the first president of Texas A&M. The award was established to recognized to superior academic achievements of individual students within their respective colleges.
RES Pre-K, Kinder round up is Monday
Pre-K and Kindergarten registration and round up has been set for Monday, April 26 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in the elementary school cafeteria.
Bring your child who will start school in the fall to meet the teachers, visit the classrooms, and fill out registration forms.
To be eligible to register your child for pre-kindergarten or kindergarten, he or she must be four (for pre-K) or five (for Kindergarten) on or before Sept. 1, 2010.
The requirements are: • Official Birth Certificate • Social Security Card
• Complete immunization record
• Verification of household income (pre-K only)
• Proof of residence
• Parent/Guardian Identification (If not the parent, need the guardianship papers.)
Hromcik earns USAA excellence math award
The United States Achievement Academy (USAA) announced this week that Julie Hromcik of Rockdale has been recognized by the USAA as a student of excellence in mathematics. This prestigious honor very few students can hope to attain. In fact, the Academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students.
Hromcik, who attends Rockdale High School and was nominated for the award by RHS teacher Deborah Dean, will appear in the USAA’s official yearbok which is published nationally.
Hromcik is the daughter of Dawayne and Gaylen Hromcik of Rockdale. Her grandparents are Daniel and Imelda Hromcik and Richard Strelsky, all of Rockdale.
Yearbook ad deadline extended until May 1
A reminder to all Rockdale HS senior parents that The Lair staff is selling senior brag ads to be included in the 2010 yearbook. “Honor your student with a message and congratulations that will be captured in their senior book,” Linda King, yearbook sponsor said.
Prices are: 1/8 page, $30; 1 /4 page, $60; 1 /2 page, $120; whole page, $200. Deadline for brag ad submission is May 1.
RJH community book fair set May 3–7
Students from Rockdale Junior High will host a special Book Fair from Scholastic on May 3-7 to promote literacy and the love of reading, according to Pat Elliott, book fair chairperson.
The book fair will be open each day from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. and feature a wide range of books for young teens and adults, including mystery and adventure novels, fantasy trilogies, sports guides, manga and the latest bestsellers from more than 150 publishers.
The fair will also have books available for the younger reader and a selection of books in Spanish. Parents, children, teachers, and the community are invited to attend.
There will be a Family Night at the book fair from 4-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 6. Parents can also purchase items off their child’s classroom wish list.
Burleson-Milam Field Day slated May 5
The first ever Burleson-Milam Special Services Field Day has been set for Wednesday, May 5, according to Terry Malovets, administrative assistant for Burleson- Milam.
The event will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Rockdale High School football field.