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EDUCATION NOTES

Walker gets A&M degree

COLLEGE STATION—Kyle Raymond Walker recently graduated from Texas A&M University’s Dwight Lock College of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Distribution.

He is the son of Mike and Shirley Walker of Rockdale, brother of Keith Walker of Temple and grandson of Inez Walker of Rockdale.

Battle of the Bell shirts

Battle of the Bell shirts are being sold for $15 per shirt. Deadline to order are Aug. 30. Contact Debra Neal at the RHS office, 430-6140, or any RHS senior to order.

Elementary Open House

Rockdale Elementary will hold its Open House for the 2013-2014 school year starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22.

Everyone is to meet in the RES gym for a short orientation and then parents and students will be released to the classrooms.

RIS open house Aug. 22

Rockdale Intermediate School will hold an open house from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22.

Students may bring their supplies to put in their classrooms that evening.

FMI: contact the RIS of f ice, 512430-6200.

RHS schedule pick up

Students at Rockdale High School may pick up schedules from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 in the high school rotunda.

TAKS exit level retest

Rockdale High School will offer the TAKS Exit Level Exams in October 2013 for out-of-school (OOS) examinees. Tests dates are Oct. 21 (ELA), Oct. 22 (Math), Oct. 23 (Science) and Oct. 24 (Social Studies), according to RISD testing coordinator Lynette Guerra.

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-ofschool TAKS examinees must complete an online registration process.

Out-of-school examinees may register online at http://www.TexasAssessment.com/ TAKSoos. Registration is open now and will end at 5 p.m. Sept. 13.

Examinees may also register the day of the test.

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 testing, 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.

Contact Guerra at 512-430-6145 for more information.


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