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‘i Can’ with iTigers this summer

After school program offering activities during break for students, parents
By MARIE BAKKEN
Reporter Staff Writer


Above, Making worlds of their own, (l-r) Matthew Nesbit, Irma Nesbit and Jennifer Garza make paper mache globes in a geography session this summer. Below, high school students (l-r) Audri Flores, Missy Tovar, Amanda Bexley, Amanda Flores, Marissa Ramos and John Rivers work on some arts and crafts. 
Courtesy photos by Susan Boyd and Denice Doss Above, Making worlds of their own, (l-r) Matthew Nesbit, Irma Nesbit and Jennifer Garza make paper mache globes in a geography session this summer. Below, high school students (l-r) Audri Flores, Missy Tovar, Amanda Bexley, Amanda Flores, Marissa Ramos and John Rivers work on some arts and crafts. Courtesy photos by Susan Boyd and Denice Doss Just because classes are out for summer break doesn’t mean there’s not much going on at Rockdale ISD. With grant money from the Afterschool Centers on Education program, the district’s iTigers program is offering a variety of activities to students from elementary to high school, as well as their parents.

Intermediate aged students are meeting at Rockdale Elementar y School dur ing the week, Monday through Thursday, for the month of June.

Junior high and high school kids are at RHS for programs. Also this year, the annual RISD sports camps are being held in conjunction w ith the iTiger camps, and that all seems to be working well.


Above, Pat Jerman shows students Emma Mireles, Leah Walker how to fry bacon. Below, The Woodcutter (Ireland Joseph) tries to find out where Goldilocks is from the ticket lady (Tracy Lopez) during a reader’s theater presentation. Above, Pat Jerman shows students Emma Mireles, Leah Walker how to fry bacon. Below, The Woodcutter (Ireland Joseph) tries to find out where Goldilocks is from the ticket lady (Tracy Lopez) during a reader’s theater presentation. Teachers and communit y volunteers are sharing their time and interest with the students through various programs, camps and activities.

Intermediate aged students have over 100 participants in the summer program through either regular camp, sports camp or both, RIS iTigers coordinator Susan Boyd said.

At the high school, classes and activities include self defense, swimming at the City Pool, sew ing, arts & crafts, dr ivers’ education, Science Club and many others.

“Being able to provide this for our students is such a blessing for all and it is all due to the grant received through the program,” RHS iTigers coordinator Denice Doss. Afterschool Centers on Education, called iTigers in Rockdale.”

Available for parents this summer are English classes and a walking group.

English classes for Spanish speaking parents were offered each Monday at RHS during the month of June.

A walking club will begin Tuesdays and Thursdays in June and July from 7-8 p.m. at the high school track for all parents. This is free to the public. For the walking club contact Jennifer Hicks at 254- 231-7304.



Amanda Barr, Cindy Willis (instructor), Irma Nesbit, Bryana Owens mix up concrete to make stepping stones to be placed in garden area at Rockdale Intermediate School. Amanda Barr, Cindy Willis (instructor), Irma Nesbit, Bryana Owens mix up concrete to make stepping stones to be placed in garden area at Rockdale Intermediate School.

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