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PROJECTOR DONATION—Rockdale Junior High received $1,500 from the Rockdale PTO (Parent-Teacher Organization) recently for new classroom projectors. Pictured are (L-R) PTO president Cheryl Blackstock, RJH principal April Eshburger and PTO treasurer Carolyn Stone. PROJECTOR DONATION—Rockdale Junior High received $1,500 from the Rockdale PTO (Parent-Teacher Organization) recently for new classroom projectors. Pictured are (L-R) PTO president Cheryl Blackstock, RJH principal April Eshburger and PTO treasurer Carolyn Stone. Rockdale band to hold mattress sale Saturday

Members of the Rockdale High School Big Blue Band will hold their first ever mattress fundraiser on Saturday April 26 at RHS. Proceeds go right back to the band. The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The band will sell Simmons mattresses, all sizes and types with full factory warranties. Financing and lay-aways will be available. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted. Prices will be marked 30-60 percent off retail.

Locals on Oregon St. academic honor list

CORVAL L IS, OREGON— Names of students who have made the Scholastic Honor Roll Winter term have been announced by Oregon State University.

Landon P. Falke, a senior Biology major, and Robyn L. Jost, a junior Art major, were both named to the list. Both grade point averages were 3.5 or above.

A total of 932 students earned straight-A (4.0). Another 3,634 earned a B-plus (3.5) or better to make the list. To be on the Honor Roll, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of course work.

Ammon participates in Southwestern event

GEORGETOWN— Emi- ly Ammon, of Rockdale, was among the students who participated in Southwestern University’s 2014 Research and Creative Works Symposium, which was held April 8.

Ammon presented a poster titled “Effects of Stride Rate Manipulation in Shoes with Varying Drop Heights.” The research was done with Professor Scott McLean.

RISD student transfer deadline May 30

Parents of students transferring into the Rockdale Indepen- dent School District from other school districts are reminded that May 30, 2014, is the deadline for application for student transfers for the 2014-2015 school year, according to Don Denbow, interim superintendent. 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.

RJH sets annual book fair next week

Rockdale Junior High School will hold its annual Scholastic Book Fair, April 28 through May 2 at the RJH Library. Hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a Family Night set from 4-6:30 p.m. May 1, according to Pat Elliott, Chairperson and Library Media Assistant at RJH.

“The fair provides students an opportunity to purchase a variety of books and materials for their reading pleasure. Fair attendees can also help build classroom libraries by purchasing books for teachers through the Classroom Wish List program,“ Elliott said.

On May 1, the book Fair will host Family Night with activities, themes, door prize and such.

Student volunteers, dubbed the Crew, helped to plan the Fair and will also help run it. From creating special promotions and merchandising displays to managing inventory and assisting shoppers with their selections.

Thorndale band banquet set May 13

THORNDALE—The community is invited to attend the fifth annual Thorndale High School Band Banquet, on Tuesday, May 13 at the Fireman’s Hall, spokesperson Starla Hall announced.

The evening’s program will begin at 7 p.m. and include band awards, scholarships and a video showing of the marching contest performance.

A chicken fried steak meal catered by Captain Red will be served for $10 per plate. Tickets can be purchased at: Thorndale High School Office, Band Hall, City Hall and RFCU-Thorndale.

Tickets will be available for sale through May 5. Please purchase your tickets in advance; tickets will not be sold at the door. FMI: Shannon Biar at 512-983-2818.


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