Society

EDUCATION NOTES

PTO volunteers needed; meeting set Tuesday

Rockdale PTO is holding an organizational meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 in the RJH Commons area, according to Cher yl Blackstock, President.

“We are really needing parents, grandparents or guardians to join PTO,” Blackstock said, “and get involved with your child’s school system in Rockdale. We offer scholarships for high school seniors, organize dances, festivals and other fun activities to help support our school and make them the best they can be.”

The organization has raised over $13,000 in the past two years, which all goes back into the schools as they need it.

For more information, contact Blackstock at 512-760-0613.

TAKS exit level retest scheduled Oct. 21-24

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. Register online at http://www.Texas- Assessment.com/TAKSoos. Register until 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.

OOS students with additional questions may contact Guerra at 512- 430-6145 for more information.

Battle of the Bell shirts on sale until Friday

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.


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