Art by Caroline Wilde, a sophomore at Rockdale High School. Full Story
RISD sets budget hearing June 20th
No change proposed in $1.225 tax rate
Rockdale ISD trustees will hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 20, to discuss their proposed 2011-12 budget and tax rate.
The proposed tax rate is $1.225, same as the current rate.
Proposed maintenance and operat ion rate is $ 1.04 and interest and sinking rate is 18.5 cents. Full Story
RJH promotes 143 eighth-graders
There are 143 new freshmen at Rockdale High School after a standing room only crowd witnessed eighth-grade promotion exercises in the Rockdale Junior-High School gym Thursday. Speeches by (L-R) valedictorian Dillon Bankston and salutatorian Michael Boyd were featured. Full Story
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES–
A retirement reception was held May 24 at the Rockdale High School library for RISD’s Jeanie Weed (left) and Jamie Streck. Full Story
A little history, a lot of politics
A few years ago Texas Lawmakers created a buzz word that flew around the capital and was aimed directly at public schools...transparency. This year they forgot all about transparency when a conference committee of a few members forged out a school funding plan that most legislators and the public were not allowed to know about until after the plan was developed behind closed doors. Full Story
Rockdale High School
All-A for 2010-11 School Year
Freshmen—Amanda Boyd, Autumn Davenport, Abigail Gay, Baley Helton, Melanie Ibarra- Herrera, Ansley Jenkins, Morgan Laughlin, Dakota Mynar, Emily Norris, Josh Pelzel, Lane Schweitzer. Full Story
PTO scholarships due
The 2011 Rockdale PTO Scholarship applications are now available in the Rockdale High School office.
“The applications need to be picked up, filled out and returned to us by Wednesday, June 15,” according to Sarah Vreeland, PTO secretary/treasurer. Full Story
VFW’S TOP TEACHERS–
Rockdale Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post 6525 presented Teacher of the Year awards to Rockdale High School social studies teacher Jim Kerbow (left) and Rockdale Elementary School teacher Janic Full Story
GONE WITH THE WIND—
After 13 years of study and passing numerous TAKS tests, the Rockdale High School graduating class of 2011 had one more hurdle to clear before receiving their diplomas Friday at Tiger Field. Full Story
VALEDICTORIAN: ‘Answer opportunity’s knock’
Editor’s note: Following is the valedictory address delivered during commencement exercises by Clayton Merka:
Good evening. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the friends, family and supporters of all Rockdale High School class of 2011 graduates for being here tonight. Full Story
SALUTATORIAN: ‘Bridging the gap at RHS’
Editor’s note: Following is the salutatory address delivered during commencement exercises by Kelsey Galbreath:
I’d like to thank you all for coming, classmates, teachers, administrators, family members and anyone else who got stuck being here. Full Story
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