Project Grad shirt meeting Thursday

RHS Project Graduation will be have a meeting for “shirt sales only” at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 22 at the high school cafeteria, according to spokesperson Robin Galbreath.

“We will be discussing sale events, taking orders and delivering support shirts,” she said. For question, contact Galbreath at 512-569-1742.

Area students earn Tarleton St. degrees

STEPHENVILLE–Tarleton State University’s spring commencement was held May 15. The following area candidates were awarded their diplomas.

Buckholts–Julie Vrazel, bachelor of science in ag services and development, summa cum laude.

Burlington–bachelor of science in agronomy and range management.

Caldwell–Amanda Svec, bachelor of science in nursing.

Locals earn degrees at Stephen F. Austin

NACOGDOCHES–The following students from Rockdale received degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University during May commencement exercises:

Jessica Lynn Gaines, master’s of education in kinesiology.

Tanya Denise Mynar, BSIS in interdisciplinary studies.

Tarleton St. releases Honor Roll list

STEPHENVILLE–Tarleton State University has released its ‘A’ Honor Roll list for the spring 2010 semester. Students listed on the ‘A’ Honor Roll have a 4.0 grade point ratio and are taking a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Area students making this list are:

Buckholts–Julie Vrazel, ag services and development major.

Caldwell–Kyndall Trnka, exercise and sport studies major.

RJH Pre-AP reading lists available

The Pre-AP summer reading requirements list for Rockdale Junior High 6th, 7th and 8th grades is available on the Junior High web page ( under Quick Links.

The reading list is also available in the junior high office.

Local students ‘distinguished’ at TSU

STEPHENVILLE–Tarleton State University has released its Distinguished Students list for the spring 2010 semester. Students on the list include freshman and sophomore students who have a minimum 3.25 grade point ratio (GPR) and no grade lower than a ‘C,’ and juniors and seniors who have a minimum 3.5 GPR with no grade lower than a ‘C.’ All must be in good standing with the university.

Area students making the list include:

Buckholts–Kayla Kuzel. Caldwell–Meagan Svec.

Lexington–Katie Hoelscher.

Thorndale–Kaleigh Page.

Credit-by-exam dates set for Rockdale ISD

Rockdale ISD, in compliance with Texas Education Agency requirements and RISD Board Policy EEJB, has established policies and procedures for credit-by-exam for acceleration in grades K-12. Students and/or parents who want to consider an accelerated progression through school should visit with the campus principal or counselor, according to Cathy Ormsby, RISD Testing Coordinator.

On all campuses, specific criteria must be met. Students must achieve a certain score(s) on a criterion-referenced exam(s). In addition, the student’s parent or guardian must give written approval of the proposed acceleration and the campus principal must also concur, Ormsby said.

In grades K-5, the student must score 90 percent or above on a criterion-referenced test for the grade level to be skipped in each of the following areas: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

In grades 6-12, the student can receive credit for an academic subject in which the student has received no prior instruction if the student scores 90 percent or above on a criterion-referenced examination for acceleration. Students scoring 90 percent or better will receive that examination score as the course grade on the academic record.

Ormsby said that test dates for the 2010-2011 school year have been scheduled as follows: Aug. 31, Sept. 1-2 and May 10-12, 2011. Since the exams may be ordered from outside sources, the deadline to request testing for fall 2010 is Aug. 2 and spring 2011 is April 8. Campus principals and counselors have the forms required for submitting a request for creditby exam for acceleration. Please consult the principals or counselors for more information on this subject, she said.

‘Meet the Teacher’ set at RES, RIS campuses

Rockdale Elementary School (Pre- K through second grade) and Rockdale Intermediate School (grades 3-5) will host a come-and-go “Meet the Teacher” night for students and parents from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, according to elementary principal Robin Faulkner.

“Students are welcome to bring school supplies on this night,” she said. Rockdale Elementary is located at 625 W. Belton and Rockdale Intermediate is located at 1338 W. Hwy 79. For further information concerning “Meet the Teacher” night, call the RES office at 430-6030 or the RIS office at 430-6400.

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