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Starr Starr RHS Fish Camp scheduled Thursday

Rockdale High School’s “Fish Camp” for incoming freshmen will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at the school.

Pa rent s of R HS f reshmen are invited for a meeting at the school auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11.

Gold Cards available for senior citizens

Rockdale ISD Gold Cards are available to senior citizens 60 years of age and older who are residents of Rockdale Independent School District, according to Supt. Dr. Howell Wright.

Gold Cards are complimentary general admission passes for Rockdale ISD activ ities. They may be obtained from the superintendent’s office 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout the year.

Current Gold Cards do not have an expiration date; therefore, if you already have one, there is no need to request a new one, Wright said.

Tiger Camp for RJH 6th graders set Monday

Calling all in-coming Rockdale Jr. High sixth graders, Tiger Camp w ill be held 9-11 a. m. Monday at the RJH campus. For more information, contact Angela White, at 430- 6100, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“Tiger Camp helps in-coming sixth graders get familiar with the transition from fifth grade to junior high and will include a tour of the campus, classrooms, office and nurse’s office, lockers and more, plus they will play some fun team building games in the gym,” White said.

Dual credit meeting for RHS students

Rockdale High School has schedule a very important meeting for students (and their parents) who requested dual credit courses this fall, principal Joey Geletka has announced. The meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the high school library.

Dual credit courses begin Aug. 22. Registration will take place at this meeting. Go to the rockdaleisd.net website for the full letter regarding this news release.

RJH sixth grade orientation Aug. 16

Sixth grade orientation will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at Rockdale Junior High, principal April Eschberger has announced.

The orientation will begin with a brief parent meeting and an introduction to the sixth grade staff. Students will then follow a mock schedule complete with bells, Eschberger said. “Students will be able to go to their classes, meeting each of their teachers. It is important to be there at the beginning to attend classes in order.”

Open houses set at Rockdale campuses

Class lists will be posted at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at both the Rockdale Elementary and Rockdale Intermediate schools, school administrators have announced.

Rockdale Elementary’s annual open house is set for 5- 6: 30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, where students and parent will meet teachers and can bring their school supplies.

The intermediate campus will host its annual open house from 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 18.

Milano ISD’s ‘Meet the Teacher,’ cake auction

Milano ISD’s “Meet the Teacher” night is set for Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 6-6:45 p.m. for the entire district, Supt. Lindy Robinson has announced. Students may bring their school supplies that night as well.

“At 7 p.m., everyone will head to the Milano High School gym for the annual ‘Meet the Eagles’ and cake auction for the athletic program,” Robinson said.

2010-11 RISD yearbook orders being taken

Yearbook s for the 2010 -11 school year can still be purchased at the Rockdale High School office.

Summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed 12:30 for lunch) Monday through Thursday.

Cost is $45 for high schooljunior high books and $20 for elementary/intermediate books.

Baylor president to speak at Thursday event

WACO –The C ent ra l Texas Baylor Club in conjunction with Parents League of Baylor University will hold its annual student send-off picnic at 6 : 3 0 p. m . Thursday, Aug. 11, at Ten ro c Ranch in Salado, according to spokesperson Pam Dial Taylor.

“Each year the picnic gives Baylor alumni of all ages a chance to fellowship and to welcome the students from this area who will enter Baylor this fall,” Taylor said.

Special guest speaker will be Judge Kenneth Starr, current president of Baylor University. Starr was counselor and chief of staff to U.S. Attorney General William French Smith during the Reagan Administration and was independent counsel for Whitewater.

For more information, contact Taylor at 254-760-8855.


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