RISD parent involvment meeting set Tuesday

Rockdale ISD will hold a Parent Involvement meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 29 in the Rockdale Junior High Commons, Pam Kaufmann, Rockdale ISD assistant superintedent for instruction and administration, announced.

The drafts of the district and campus Parental Involvement policies will be available for review and input.

“All Rockdale ISD parents are encouraged to attend and offer suggestions on how they can be involved in the education of their children,” Kaufmann said.

Snacks will be provided and babysitting will be available.

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 camp June 4-6 at the RHS 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 performance during a 2012 Tiger football game.

The camp’s parent performance is set for 11 a.m. June 6. Retired cheer uniforms may also be purchased.

For more information or to preregister, 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.

Out-of-school TAKS Exit test offered at RHS

Rockdale High School will offer the TAKS Exit Level Exams in July 2012 for Out-of-School (OOS) examinees, Lynnette Guerra, RISD testing coordinator, announced. Tests dates are July 9 ( EL A), July 10 (Math), July 11 (Science) and July 12 (Social Studies).

“ Indiv iduals w ho a re no lon - ger 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 necessary sections(s),” Guerra said.

All out-of-school TAKS examinees must complete an online registration process. Out-of-school examinees may register online at taksoos. Registration is open now through 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 arrive 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.

For additional information, contact Guerra at 512-430-6145.

RISD to offer summer food program June 4-28

The summer months are all about fun and family activities. “Unfortunately, some children in our communities do not get the nutrition they need when there is summer break,” Kevin Cragun, RISD director of dining services, said.

The Summer Food Service Program, sponosred by the Texas Department of Agriculture, provides healthy meals at no charge to children age 18 and younger. To participate, just show up.

“We are mandated to provide free meals to the community where it has been determined through the National School Lunch Program that a majority of students there receive free and/or reduced priced meals,” Cragun said.

“You do not need to register or get meal tickets and no one will ask for proof of income or age,” he said. “Your children get the food they need to fuel up for summer fun so they can learn, play, and grow when they are not in school.”

All meals and snacks meet federal nutrition standards. They are free to anyone 18 years or younger.

Meals will be ser ved Monday through Thursday, June 4-28 at both the Rockdale High School and Rockdale Elementary School cafeterias. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Lunch service will run from noon to 12:45 p.m.

All meals must be eaten on the premises. Food items may not be shared. Food may not leave the cafeteria.

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