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THANKS TEACHERS—Rockdale Elementary School teachers and staff got a nice surprise from a familiar face on Monday. Former RES principal and Milam County Retired Teachers Association member Eldon Ball, presented them with apples in honor of their hard work and dedicated service at RES in conjunction with Teacher Appreciation Week, May 5-11. Pictured are RES vice principal Alice Van Borssum, RES principal Sandy Calame, Ball and teacher Dawn Byrd. THANKS TEACHERS—Rockdale Elementary School teachers and staff got a nice surprise from a familiar face on Monday. Former RES principal and Milam County Retired Teachers Association member Eldon Ball, presented them with apples in honor of their hard work and dedicated service at RES in conjunction with Teacher Appreciation Week, May 5-11. Pictured are RES vice principal Alice Van Borssum, RES principal Sandy Calame, Ball and teacher Dawn Byrd. RHS PALS group selling sausage wraps Saturday

Rockdale High School’s PALS group will sell sausage wraps starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Brookshire Brothers, according to sponsor Tina Barcak. Wraps will be $3 each.

“We are raising money to replace an Aggie ring for Curtis Childers,” Barcak said. “Curtis was here during Red Ribbon Week as a guest speaker.”

Thorndale OAP, FCCLA plan dinner theatre

Thorndale High School will host a dinner theatre as a joint fund-raiser for the Theatre Depar tment and FCCLA starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16.

There will be a three-course meal prepared by FCCLA followed by a performance of the high school’s One Act Play, “After Midnight Before Dawn.”

Tickets are $10 and to-go orders are available for $10 and must be prepaid by May 14. The menu consists of salad, smothered chicken and a choice of desert.

FMI: Evelun Hodges, ehodges@ thorndale.txed.net.

Holcombe scholarship applications available

Applications are now being accepted for the Christine Holcombe Memorial Scholarship.

Applicants must have completed at least one year of college and must be a former Milam county resident or have graduated from a Milam county high school. Applications are due by June 30.

To obtain an application please email cholcombememorial@gmail.com. For more information please call 201-403-8185.

Gray inducted into academic honor society

STEPHENVILLE— Lyndsie Gray, of Milano, was inducted into the Tarleton State University chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, the oldest freshman academic national honor society, during its annual induction ceremony on April 15.

To be eligible, students must have earned a minimum 3.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 GPA scale) in a program leading to a bachelor’s degree during their freshmen semesters.

RISD student transfer deadline is May 30

Parents of students transferring into the Rockdale Independent School District from other school districts are reminded that May 30, 2013, is the deadline for application for student transfers for the 2013-2014 school year, according to superintendent Dr. Howell Wright.

There is no transfer fee.

Transfer forms may be completed by contacting Donna Melcher in the office of the superintendent at 520 West Davilla, during regular office hours, Monday through Friday.

Thorndale HS to host ‘Shattered Dreams’

THORNDALE— Thorndale High School will host the “ Shat tered Dreams” program on May 20-21, according to coordinator Jeni Anders. “Shattered Dreams” is a vehicle accident simulation to make teens more aware of the consequences of drinking and driving and to encourage parental involvement.

On May 20, a group of students will travel to Scott and White Hospital in Temple to observe a mock trauma scene. Once students return to THS, speakers from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) will speak to the students and parents involved in the event, Anders said.

On May 21, a student will be removed from class every 15 minutes in cognition that in 1989, a student was killed by a drunk driver every 15 minutes. A mock crash scene will take place at approximately 1:15 p.m. with a “memorial service” to follow at Thorndale Fireman’s Hall.

“We would like the community to be involved,” Anders said. To volunteer with this event, contact Melody Huber at 512-898-2141.

Simank, Sone earn top editor awards

DRIPPING SPRINGS— Mariah Simank and Diana Sone, seniors at Dripping Springs High School, have received the state’s high school Newspaper Editors of the Year award from the Interscholastic League Press Conference, an organization that offers annual yearbook, newspaper, broadcast and documentary competitions.

Simank is the daughter of Valerie and Stephen Simank of Dripping Springs and the granddaughter of Carole and Dennis Simank of the San Gabriel community.

Both students began working for the paper—The Paw Print—as staff writers as freshmen and served as co-editors as seniors. Both plan to pursue journalism degrees in college.


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