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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.

The first week in March has traditionally been the week we celebrated Texas Public Schools’ Week until recent years when state testing schedules prohibited many campus activities. Testing schedules have been changed and we will return to the traditional time frame. To kick the week off RISD has partnered with the Tejas Festival and will have authors speaking and reading to our students on Friday, March 2.

This is an exciting time for our students as the authors are awesome role models and are exceptional at enriching our children’s education. We also have the Rockdale Relays on March 2 as Rockdale Athletics hosts one of the best competitive meets in Central Texas.

Please check our district and campus WebPages to find exciting opportunities for parents, grandparents and our community to participate with different activities during the day and evening next week. Depending on the campus we have Muffins for Moms, Donuts for Dads, and Grub for Grandparents.

The Elementary and Intermediate Schools will present a Math and Science Night for parents and guardians similar to the Polar Express Night that occurred last semester. The iTiger after school program will host an open house Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. at Rockdale Junior High. These are just a few of the opportunities for our parents and the Rockdale Community to participate with Rockdale ISD next week.

Texas Public Schools’ Week is an important time to celebrate our student’s work and it is also a time for us to recognize all of the district staff that works with our students directly or indirectly each and every day. Next week if you see a teacher, paraprofessional, bus driver, custodian, cafeter ia worker, maintenance worker, secretary, diagnostician, business office employee, campus or district administrator, nurse, or counselor please t hank t hem for the job that they do with our children.

In this age of increased accountability and few- er resources their jobs have become more challenging and they deserve to be recognized and congratulated for the work and dedication they bring each a nd ever y day to ou r 1,600 students.

I encourage you to visit our campuses next week and see the exciting things our students and staff are doing. Rockdale ISD wants to be a partner with our community and parents and we want all of you to feel welcome when you visit our schools. We look for wa rd to celebrat ing TexasPublicSchools’Week with you.

hwright@rockdaleisd.net


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