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Starr Starr RHS Driver’s Ed class sign up through Friday

Current Rockdale ISD students who are interested in taking Driver Education this year may sign up in the RHS office May 7-18, spokesperson Gloria Thomas announced.

Students must be 15 years old before July 11. The Driver Education fee this year is $375. The first 48 current RISD students who register must pay $205 to sign up with the remaining $170 being paid by the ACE Grant.

If 48 RISD students do not register by May 18, other district students will be allowed to register on May 21 on a first come, first served basis, Thomas said.

For more information, contact Thomas at 512-430-6141.

Starr earns Le Cordon pastry chef certificate

AUSTIN—Nathan P. Starr graduated from Le Cordon Bleu-College of Culinary Arts on April 21 with a certificate in patisserie and baking, declaring him as a cer tif ied pastry chef.

He graduated with honors and exemplary attendance and wa s induc ted as a member of Eta Sigma Delta Honor Society, finishing with a cumulative grade point average of 3.67.

Starr, a 2010 Rockdale High School graduate, is the son of Beckie and John Perez of College Station and the grandson of Bennie and Barbara Starr of Rockdale.

LRHS names scholarship winners

Recipients have been announced for the 2012 Little River Healthcare scholarships. Winners were:

• Tyler Miller, a senior at Thorndale High School. He will attend Schreiner University in Kerrville this fall to pursue a degree in nursing.

• Olivia Unnasch, of Thorndale, currently attending Tarleton State University. She is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in nursing with a minor in Biology.

• Dillon Ir w in, a senior at Thorndale High School. He will attend Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls this fall to pursue a degree in nursing.

• Kelsey Galbreath, of Rockdale, currently attending Texas A&M University. She plans to attend medical school to be involved with orthopedics.

• Jenae Rhoades, a senior at Cameron’s Yoe High School. She will attend Tarleton State University in the fall to purse a degree in pediatric nursing.

Rah-Rah mini cheer camp set June 4-6

The Rockdale JV cheerleaders for the 2012-13 school year will host a rah rah mini cheer c a mp Ju ne 4- 6 at t he R HS Gym, spokesperson Tina Barcak announced.

The camp will run from 10 a.m. to noon each day for Pre-K through sixth graders interested in attending. Cost is $30 and includes a T-shirt and pre-game per for ma nc e du r ing a 2012 Tiger football game.

The camp’s parent per formance is set for 11 a.m. June 6.

Retired cheer uniforms will also be available for purchase.

For more information or to pre-register, contact Barcak at 512-430-6109.

RHS iTigers to start teen parenting group

Rockdale High School iTigers program is beginning a program called Healthy Start—a teen parents group, RHS ACE Coordinator Denice Doss announced.

The program will be led by Lisa Debault, RN and will be held 4-6 p.m. each Monday at the high school. All teen parents are invited to attend.

The subjects discussed will range from childbirth to raising healthy children. For more information call Doss at 430-6013.

RISD parent surveys open through May 23

Rockdale ISD would like to ask parents, grandparents and legal guardians of RISD students to take a few minutes and complete its 2011-2012 Title I Parent Survey found on the Rockdale ISD website, w w w. rockdaleisd.net.

Hard copies of the survey are available at any RISD campus, central office and at upcoming school events, Pam Kaufmann, assistant superintendent for instruction and administration, said.

The information will be used to evaluate our goals and plans for the remainder of the 2011- 2012 school year. The survey will also help us plan for the 2012-2013 school year.

“The faculty and staff at RISD truly value what you have to say and we need to hear your voice to make this a successful partnership,” Kaufmann said. “We welcome your opinions and thank you for participating.”

The survey will be open until May 23. You may complete the survey online or turn in to any campus or central office.

Out-of-school TAKS Exit test offered at RHS

Rockdale High School w ill offer the TAKS Exit Level Exams in July 2012 for Out-of-School (OOS) examinees, Ly nnet te Guerra, RISD testing coordinator, announced. Tests dates are July 9 (ELA), July 10 (Math), July 11 (Science) and July 12 (Social Studies).

“Individuals who are no longer enrolled in school and who have not previously met minimum expectations on all sections of the TAKS test, but who have met all other graduation requirements, may register to retake the necessar y sections(s),” Guerra said.

All out-of-school TAKS examinees must complete an online registration process. Out-ofschool examinees may register online at www.TexasAssessment.com/ taksoos. Registrat ion is open now t hroug h 5 p.m. June 8. All out-of-school TAKS examinees should notify the high school counselors (512- 430 - 6140) of their intent to test.

On the day(s) of testing, examinees should ar r ive by 8 a.m. and report to the high school office. Examinees must present picture identification, such as a driver’s license, school ID, DPS ID, etc. to test. Examinees will not be able to take the test(s) without a picture ID, Guerra said.

OOS students with additional questions may contact Guerra at 512-430-6145 for more information.


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