Art by Mikki Kasenmersky, a sophomore at Rockdale High School. Full Story
Public school week continues
Texas Public School Week activities continue in the Rockdale ISD with a full slate of programs Thursday and Friday as follows:
• 7:30 to 8 a.m., Grub for Grandparents breakfast, elementary cafeteria.
• 6 p.m., One Act Play rough run-through, RHS auditorium, public invited. Full Story
TEXAS SING-ALONG—Tejas Fest also included a day of vists to local campuses by authors and entertainers Friday. Jodi Johnson (L) and Shane Matthews performed at the intermediate school. Full Story
Merka wins $15,000 Go Texan scholarship
HOUSTON–A Rockdale High School senior has received an $15,000 Houston G o Texas scholarship.
Clayton Merka, son of Thomas and Connie Merka of Rockdale, was given the scholarship at the Awards Banquet held at Reliant Center in Houston on Feb. 25. He was accompanied by his parents and Milam County Go Texas Ambassador Bobbie Scroggins. Full Story
TOOTH FAIRY VISITS MISD–She wears wings and a tiara, but her magic wand is a toothbrush. Full Story
What does it mean to educate at RISD in the 21st century?
What does it mean to be a 21st century learner or a 21st century educator? Full Story
Deadlines for many scholarships available for Rockdale High School students are looming, some as soon as this month.
Kathie Bowermon, counselor, listed scholarships, qualifications and deadlines as follows:
• Bartlett Electric Cooperative Lawrence Karl Memorial, parent who is a Bartlett Co- Op member, at least a 90 overall average, April 1. Full Story
4th Six Weeks All-A
First grade—Weston Avrett, Dara Doelitsch, Nickolas Grimes, Koda Howell, Brianna Massey, Marcus Morgan, Karyme Naik-Santana, Riley Reid, Layne Telg.
Second grade— Hannah Batten Justin Gage, Justice Gilmore, Annatasia Hood, Cordell Spears, Malinda Storey, Tucker Taylor, Mason VonGonten, Noah Wall, Dawson Warren. Full Story
BOOK DONATIONS–Members of the Milam County Retired Teachers donated 100 books for young readers to the Buckholts ISD Library on Feb. 28. Full Story
Rockdale residents named to TSTC list
WACO–Six Rockdale residents have earned a place on the Dean’s Honor Roll for the 2010 fall semester at Texas State Technical College.
Daniel Ramirez, Brandon SanMigel, Jordan Vincent, Christian Penuela, Lorenzo Robertson and Eric Balderas are among those recognized with a scholastic achievement of a 3.5 to 3.9 grade point average for the semester. Full Story
NHS forms due March 11 at Rockdale High
Rockdale High School students, sophomores through seniors, with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible to apply for membership into the school’s National Honor Society, principal Joey Geletka announced. Full Story
Off campus lunch incentive program
As the result of a recent “off campus lunch” incentive program, students from Rockdale High School will be rewarded with an “off campus lunch” again this week, principal Joey Geletka announced. Full Story
Rockdale JH starts recycling program
Rockdale Junior High students have began the “Recycle for Generations” program at the school, according to teacher Rebecca Geletka.
“We are accepting empty inkjet cartridges, laser cartridges and old cell phones from home, work or school,” Geletka said. “Items may be dropped off for recycling at the junior high office.” Full Story
Rabies clinic set at Thorndale city park
THORNDALE–Thorndale Middle School is sponsoring a rabies clinic from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, March 26 at the pavillion at Thorndale’s city park, according to spokesperson Jana Richardson. Full Story
RHS STUDENT OF THE WEEK
Rockdale High School teachers have selected senior Patrick Jordan to be student of the week. The son of Roy Jordan and Jeana Milam, Jordan was nominated by counselor Lynette Guerra who believes he is one of the most helpful students on campus.
Jordan is active in RHS student council, art club, UIL and Dolphin Challenge. After high school he plans to join the U.S. Navy. Full Story