Trustees eyeing new state tests
Rockdale ISD trustees Tuesday evening heard a report on the latest “alphabet soup” of state testing which will replace the current TAKS test in 2012.
Trustees were told the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test is being phased in to replace the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) exam. Full Story
Art by Erin Daniels, a senior at Rockdale High School. Full Story
Art by Ethan Ingram, a first-grader at Rockdale Elementary School. Full Story
Ideas sought for old Milano school
MILANO–School officials are asking for input from community members on what should be done with the old elementary school buildings near the Charlie Martin City Park.
Milano ISD supt. Lindy Robinson said that a community forum group has met and plans to meet again to discuss what ideas are coming in from the public for the old buildings. Full Story
Reasons to go to college
Whether you are uncetain about going to college or you just need some reassurance you’re on the right track, here are a few reasons to go to college:
• Every bit of education you get after high school increases the chances you’ll earn good pay. Most college graduates earn more money during their working years than people who stop their education at high school earn. Full Story
Breakfast (all campuses)
Cereal, toast, breakfast bar, jelly and milk offered daily.
Monday—Pancake and sausage on a stick, syrup.
Wednesday—Pancakes, sausage patty, syrup.
Thursday—Egg and cheese muffin. Full Story
MARCHING’S UPS AND DOWNS–Rockdale’s Big Blue Band (above) marched three times Friday and Saturday, at the RHS-Smithville football game Friday, Rockdale Fair Parade and UIL competitio Full Story
Rockdale ISD Parent-Teacher group announces ‘Fall Feast’ November 6
Rockdale ISD’s Parent-Teacher Organization has announced changes to their annual festival, group president Tiffany Prestridge has announced. Full Story
RHS STUDENT OF THE WEEK
Rockdale High School teachers have selected senior Berenice Rodriguez Vences to be student of the week. The daughter of Leo and Carolyn Dubey, she was nominated by technology teacher Glenda Walker, who believes that she is one of the most positive students on campus. Full Story
Class offered to learn English for parents
Parents of English Language Learners will have an opportunity to learn English themselves through a class offered to the community.
“This is an opportunit y to learn English, ask questions, learn how to help your child with schoolwork and make new friends,” Susan Boyd 21st CCLC coordinator said. Full Story