Members of the RHS band who earned medals
Members of the RHS band who earned medals at the UIL solo Whitsel, (middle) Emily Wagner, Faith Talley, Mason Crump, Hebert and ensemble contest included (front row, l-r) Autumn Davenport, Gonzalez, Full Story
RHS musicians bring 16 medals back from contest Buentello, Davenport advance to state with solos
On Saturday, Feb. 18 members of the Rockdale High School’s “Big Blue Band” participated in the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest at Hutto High School, bringing home at total of 16 medals. Ariel Buentello and Autumn Davenport earned high enough marks to advance to the state competition with their solos. The state contest wil be held in May. Full Story
RES students to take part in national reading challenge
Students at Rockdale Elementary are preparing to take part in “Read The Most From Coast To Coast,” on Friday, March 2, Dr. Seuss’s Birthday.
“Read The Most From Coast To Coast,” a nat iona l reading event set for March 2, challenges students to shatter the national one- day record for Accelerated ReaderTM Quiz- taking. Full Story
Texas Public Schools’ Week
One of Rockdale ISD’s Goals that was revised and adopted by the board this past November is to “Motivate parents and community members to be engaged partners in educating all Rockdale ISD students.” We all have an oppor tunit y to work toward meeting this goal March 5- 9 during Texas Public Schools’ Week. Full Story
RHS STUDENT OF THE WEEK
Rockdale High School teachers have selected junior Noe Zelaya to be student of the week. The son of Rigoberto and Ana Zelaya, Noe was nominated by RHS teacher Paige Garrett, who believes he is one of the most honest students on campus. Noe is part of the Spanish Club, F.O.R. Club and is also in track. Full Story
Scholarship deadlines nearing
Deadlines for many scholarships available for Rockdale High School students are looming, some as soon as this month. The scholarships and applications are now listed on the Rockdale ISD website under the “Counselor Corner” at the high school.
Kathie Bowermon, counselor, listed scholarships, qualifications and deadlines as follows: Full Story
Input sought for RISD 2012-13 school calendar Full Story
Fruit, cereal and milk offered daily.
Tuesday— French toast sticks.
Wednesday—Egg and sausage burrito.
Friday— Banana muf f in, vanilla yogurt.
Elementary and Intermediate Lunch
Salad bar and milk offered daily. Full Story
ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS, SERIES 5, PART 5
Pioneers in education, professions, business
Editor’s note: The fifth edition of Susie Sansom Piper’s Black History Month series “On The Other Side of the Tracks” looks back at notable African- American women in Rockdale’s history. Full Story
School activities picking up
Things have been kind of quiet around town lately as far as I know. If you have any news please give me a call. I don’t know your news unless you call me. Tell me about all the great things you, your kids and grandkids have been up to. Full Story
Public schools week to offer a little bit of everything
TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS WEEK SCHEDULE
Things are skimmed down a bit this year for the observance of Texas Public Schools Week at Rockdale ISD, but parents will have plenty of opportunities to visit the schools, according to Pam Kaufmann, RISD assistant superintendent for instruction and administration.
Family Nights Full Story
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