Students receive faster feedback

Students in Megan Stillwell’s seventh grade math classes at Ridgeview Middle School are receiving quicker individualized feedback thanks to a Excellence in Education Grant from the Round Rock ISD Partners in Education Foundation. This $616 grant allowed for the purchase of four sets of 32 KleenSlate® Deluxe Double-Sided Dry-Erase Response Paddles to serve all campus…

RRISD finalizes first bond sale, approves contractor for new elementary school

Round Rock ISD has reached a new phase in its 2014 bond program with the first of three bond sales and the approval of a contractor for elementary school no. 34, which will serve the Wells Branch neighborhood and open in August 2016. The Board of Trustees approved the closed-seal bid by Balfour Beatty Construction…

Minecraft creates engaging lessons in RRISD schools

Round Rock ISD teachers are re-envisioning the educational value of video games after Minecraft has successfully integrated into language arts, social studies and math curriculums across the district. A pilot program to use Minecraft as a tool was started in 2013 at Laurel Mountain Elementary School and Canyon Vista Middle School. Since its success, the…

Cedar Ridge Students are Building Bridges

Cedar Right math teacher Luc Tran was awarded an Excellence in Education Grant from the RRISD Partners in Education Foundation for his Bridge Truss project. With the materials purchased, the students are tasked with designing and building bridges in compliance with the UIL Science Olympiad truss bridge rules. This group project allows students to explore engineering with…