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EDUCATION NOTES

Rockdale HS sets open house for Monday

Rockdale High School will host an “open house” from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, announced principal Joey Geletka.

Parents are encouraged to attend and meet and greet the new teachers.

Denise Doss will be available to discuss the iTigers after school program and Golden Girl Boosters and FFA will be meeting that night.

RJH band hot dog social Tuesday 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.

Meetings set for RISD iTiger opportunities

Rockdale’s iTiger after-school program has begun the second year of the five year grant cycle. The focus of the program is to help students with academics, college and career readiness, as well as exposing them to enrichment activities that will enhance their learning and experiences. But the second focus of the grant is to involve the parents and community in the schools.

The iTigers coordinators are sponsoring several parent and community events in the next few weeks.

At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 a meeting will be held for parents to give suggestions for classes for the after-school program as well as input for adult classes. The meeting will be held at the high school. Then on Thursday, Sept. 13 there will be a second parent meeting at 10 a.m. at Rockdale Intermediate School discussing the same topics.

The adult classes will be provided free to the public and include walking club, technology instruction, and arts and crafts just to name a few.

On Tuesday, September 18 there will be a swap and giveaway of clothing, household items, etc. to be held at the Rockdale High School cafeteria. People can take items to swap or just come and pick out items. This is open to the public and is free.

This will be the first of four swap and giveaways that Rockdale iTigers will be holding throughout the year.

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.

Volunteers needed at all Rockdale ISD campuses

Rockdale ISD realizes the need for parents and community to be involved in the school. In light of this need, RISD is starting a Volunteer Program at all four campuses

Dr. Howell Wright said that, “For education to work the parents and community must be involved.”

This year they are focusing on Partners in Education and asking our community to get involved in school. Parents, grandparents, retirees, shif t workers, business owners and homemakers are encouraged to find a place to serve.

“Every person has something to of fer,” Dr. Wright added. Volunteers are welcomed on all RISD campuses in many capacities, ¬≠hall monitors, bus monitors, mentoring a child, helping in a classroom, and working with the after-school program are just a few of the possibilities of which people could be a part.

RISD volunteers are subject to a background check and fingerprinting. You will be notified with more information after the initial background check.

RISD’s Volunteer Program is a part of iTigers, the district’s ACE afterschool program.

For more information call Amber Brooks, 430-6144, at the elementary school, Susan Boyd, 430-6226, at the intermediate school, Sandi Wynn, 430-6072 at the junior high, and Denice Doss, 430- 6013, at the high school.

Horton earns degree from Baylor Univ.

WACO—Laurie Lane Horton, of Milano, earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, general family and consumer sciences.

Baylor University conferred degrees on nearly 500 graduates during summer commencement exercises Aug. 11 in the Ferrell Center on the Baylor campus.

Stephens on Baylor Dean’s List for summer

WACO—Krista Diane Stephens, of Rockdale, was named to the Dean’s List at Baylor University for the 2012 summer semester.

She is a college of arts and sciences student.

To earn recognition on the Dean’s List, students must have a minimum 3.7 grade point average whi le enrol led in a minimum of 12 semester hours.

Parent Clubs collecting box tops for schools

The Rockdale PTO and Milano 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 office in the Rockdale and Milano ISDs.


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