Mandatory RISD substitute training

A mandatory training for all new Rockdale ISD substitute teachers will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Rockdale ISD Conference Room.

This training will include processes for the automated substitute service system RISD has implemented. Individuals interested in becoming substitute teachers must attend this training in order to qualify for the substitute list.

Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent and provide consent to a criminal background check.

Substitute applications can be picked up at the RISD Central Office prior to the training.

For additional information contact Sharon Bujnoch at 512-430-6000 at Central Office.

TAPR hearing set by RISD school board

A hearing for public discussion of Rockdale ISD’s Texas Academic Performance Report ( TAPR) formerly known as the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) is set for 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20 at the Central Administration Building, during the January board meeting, according to Pam Kaufmann, RISD assistant superintendent for instruction and administration.

Information will be provided regarding the 2012-13 district and campus performance profiles, comparable improvement, future performance objectives and district and campus improvement plans.

All parents and community members are urged to attend.

Band booster spaghetti supper set Feb. 3

Rockdale Band Boosters will hold their biggest fund-raiser of the year from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3 in the Rockdale Junior High commons area.

The annual spaghetti supper will also include performances by all Rockdale ISD bands.

Plates are priced at $8 per person. “ To-go” plates will be available at 4:30 p.m.

Tickets are available by contacting RISD High School and Junior High band members.

Tickets will be available at the door as long as the food lasts. For more info, contact Monette Schweitzer, 512-760- 6118, or band directors Adrian Acevedo and Kevin Stehr.

Dinner to raise funds for Lexington band

LEXINGTON—The Lexington Band Boosters are hosting a fried chicken dinner, silent auction and bake sale at the Lexington Park Building on Sunday, Jan. 12. Serving begins at 10:30 a.m. and all proceeds will be used to purchase new uniforms for the Lexington High School marching band.

Tickets are $8 each in advance or at the door.

Each meal will include three pieces of chicken, green beans, corn, German noodles and dessert. Tea will be provided with dine-in meals only.

Donations are being accepted for the silent auction and bake sale, and monetary donations are also being accepted toward the purchase of new uniforms. For more information, email

TAKS exit level test offered at RHS

Rockdale High School will offer the TAKS Exit Level Exams in March 2013 for Out-of-School (OOS) examinees.

Tests dates are March 3 (ELA), March 4 ( Math), March 5 ( Science) and March 6 (Social Studies), according to RISD testing coordinator Lynnette 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-of-school TAKS examinees must complete an online registration process. Out- of-school examinees may register online at http:// TAKSoos. Registration is open now and will end at 5 p.m. Jan. 10.

All out-of-school TAKS examinees should notify the high school counselors at 512- 430- 6140 of their intent to test.

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 may call Guerra at 512-430-6145 for more information.

Big Blue Band headed to Disneyworld next year

Members of the Rockdale High School “Big Blue Band from Tiger Land” are planning a trip to Walt Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida on June 8-14 and are currently looking for individuals and businesses to help fund the experience.

“ We will be making band trip T- shirts to help promote our trip, identify our students while at Disneyworld and at the same time advertise our sponsors,” RISD director of bands Adrian Acevedo said.

Sponsorships are due in by Feb. 27, Acevedo said, and can be sent in to PO Box 632, Rockdale TX 76567.

For more information, contact Acevedo at 512-430-6105 or

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