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Dickerson Dickerson Dickerson makes ATSSB junior high region band

THORNDALE—Devin Dickerson, a seventh grader at Thornda l e Middl e school was selected to the Region 18/26 Association of Smal l School Bands (ATSSB) junior high concer t band during tryouts held Nov. 10.

Dickerson earned seventh chair trumpet in the ATSSB band, competing against almost 100 other trumpet players.

She is the daughter of Bradley and Jenny Dickerson.

Rockdale band boosters set bake sale Dec. 8th

Rockdale Band Booster Club will hold a bake sale starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, according to spokesperson Rhonda Wagner.

The sale will be held in the parking lot of Antique Queens, located in downtown Rockdale, through the Christmas parade that starts at 6 p.m.

Baked good donations are needed from all Rockdale band program participants, grades 6-12, Wagner said.

For more information, contact Wagner at 512-760-5410, Monette Schweitzer, 512-760-6118 or visit the Rockdale Band Booster page on Facebook.

RISD participating in ‘Speak Up’ survey

Since Oct. 3, Rockdale ISD has been participating in the Speak Up national research project. Speak Up is the first survey designed to help parents share their ideas directly with schools and national policymakers.

As key stakeholders, Speak Up provides parents with a mechanism for expressing their views to the administrators at their child(ren)’s school and district about key issues impacting their child(ren)’s education.

Since 2003, Speak Up has collected and shared the views of over 2.6 million students, teachers, and parents from all 50 states, as well as internationally.

By participating in Speak Up, parents are expressing their views to a wider audience of local, state, and national policy makers as well as the business community— and contributing to the national dialog about science, technology, and preparing students for the 21st century workforce.

The online survey is open to students, educators and parents; it’s quick and easy to get involved. To take the survey visit: www.speakup4schools.org/ speakup2012/ and click the blue parents “enter here” button.


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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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