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EDUCATION NOTES


Wilson Wilson RISD needs community council members

Rockdale ISD has openings for one community representative and one business representative to serve on the elementary Campus Educational Council; one parent representative to serve on the junior hihg Campus Educational Council; one parent representative to serve on the high school Campus Educational Council, according to assistant superintendent for instruction, Pam Kaufmann. Representatives from these groups will be selected to serve on the Campus Educational Councils by the principals and other Council members.

Parent representatives must have students enrolled on the campus for which they apply. Community representatives must reside in RISD, be at least 18 years old and cannot be the parent of a student currently enrolled in the district. Business representatives must own or operate a business, but the business does not have to be located in RISD. Parent, community and business representatives cannot be employees of RISD.

Applications can be picked up or requested from the elementary, intermediate, junior high or high school office. The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, Oct. 7.

Campus and District Educational Councils serve as advisory groups to the principals and Superintendent, but have no regulatory powers.

“ This is an excellent opportunity to serve the school district. Our Counci ls play an instrumental role in our school improvement process. We hope that many interested persons apply,” Kaufmann said.

Wilson selected to compete in pageant

SAN ANTONIO— Ha i le y Wilson, a 13-year- old eighth grader at Rockdale Junior High School, has been selected as a candidate in the 2013 Miss Teen of Texas Scholarship & Recognition Pageant held Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in San Antonio.

Sheisthe daughter of Michael and Shanna Wilson of Rockdale.

The Miss Teen of Texas Pageant is not a beauty pageant. Candidates are chosen based on interview skills, recommendations from teachers and coaches, local achievements and service to school and community, personal development, scholastic record, personality and poise and general awareness.

The candidate selected as Miss Teen of Texas will receive a $1,000 scholarship, custom-designed award plaque, medallion of excellence and a sash. She will also be eligible to compete for the National Title of Miss Teen of America and vie for additional scholarships, prizes and awards. Wilson is needing local sponsors to help with expenses for the state pageant. Sponsorship donations from local businesses may be tax-deductible. For more information about the pageant go to www.missteenofamericapageant.com.

Anyone interested in helping with a sponsorship, please call 512-429-1051.

MHS Project Grad blankets, ‘bull bingo’

MILANO—MHS Class of 2014 Project Graduation is taking orders for Milano knit blankets. The blanket is 63x63 inches. Cost is $45 each. Personalization can be added for an additional $15. Money is due at time of ordering.

The group is also selling “bull bingo” tickets for a chance to win $200 debit cards. The “ bingo” will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28. A limited number of tickets have been sold for the event and cost $10 each.

Contact a MHS senior, senior parent to place your order or buy tickets.


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