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EDUCATION NOTES

Rockdale PTO sets first meeting for Tuesday

The Rockdale Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) will hold its first meeting of the new school year on Tuesday, Sept. 4, according to spokesperson Melissa Reynosa.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Rockdale Junior High commons area.

RISD mandatory substitute training set

A mandatory training for all new and returning Rockdale ISD substitute teachers will be held from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 at the Rockdale ISD Conference Room.

This training will include processes for the new automated substitute service Rockdale ISD is implementing this year. Individuals interested in becoming substitute teachers must attend this training in order to qualify for the substitute list.

Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent and provide consent to a criminal background check. Substitute applications can be picked up at the RISD Central Office prior to the training.

For additional information contact Sharon Bujnoch at 430- 6000 at Central Office.

TAKS exit retest offered for OOS examinees

Rockdale High School will of fer the TAKS Exit Level Exams in October for out-ofschool (OOS) examinees. Tests dates are Oct. 22 (ELA), Oct. 23 (Math), Oct. 24 (Science) and Oct. 25 (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 necessary sections( s).

All out-of-school TAKS examinees must complete an online registration process. Out-ofschool examinees may register online at http://www.TexasAssessment.com/TAKSoos. Registration is open now and will end at 5 p.m. Sept. 17.

All out-of-school TAKS examinees should notify the high school counselors of their intent to test at 512-430-6140.

On the day(s) of test ing, 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.

OOS students with additional questions may contact Lynnette Guerra, RISD Testing Coordinator, at 512-430-6145 for more information.

Parent Clubs collecting box tops for schools

The Rockdale PTO and Mi lano PATCH Club, their school’s parent and teacher organizations, hav started collection of “Box Tops for Education” as a fund-raiser for their districts.

The box tops are collected, sent in and free money sent to the clubs.

Box tops can be turned in at any campus of f ice in the Rockdale and Milano ISDs.

RJH band hot dog social Sept. 11th at park

Rockdale Junior High band members will host a hot dog social on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Veterans Park starting at 6 p.m.

Plates will cost $3 each.


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