RRISD awards $1.9 million in Innovative School Grants to 34 schools

Round Rock ISD has awarded $1.9 million in Innovative School Grants to 34 District campuses, challenging the winning schools to explore, enrich or design an exemplary model of innovation to serve students and the community.

The grants, ranging from $7,500 to 100,000, align with Goal 1 of the RRISD Strategic Plan, which states “we will implement, enhance and support innovative teachings and learning models.” Funded through 2016-2017 budget allocations, the grants were awarded through an internal application and interview process.

“To be the Destination District for Public Schools, we must empower our students and staff to create destination schools,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve Flores said. “The Innovation School Grants are an exciting opportunity for our schools to be creative and think outside of the box to benefit our students and community.”

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Northwest Austin Rotary recognizes, awards $3K to RRISD teachers, paraprofessionals

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Northwest Austin Rotary Club recognized Teachers of the Year and Paraprofessionals of the Year at 21 Round Rock ISD campuses April 29. The Teachers of the Year and Paraprofessionals of the Year and their principals were honored...

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Fourth grade students gain new experiences, math skills at Dell Diamond

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Round Rock ISD elementary students had the opportunity to gain new experiences while engaging in hands-on math lessons at the Dell Diamond March 22 - March 24. As part of an educational field trip, fourth grade students from ACTION...

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School Showcase: Anderson Mill

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]There are no students at Anderson Mill Elementary. This school, which opened in 1977, is home to 541 scholars. While scholar means “student”, this unique way of referring to students is the school’s way of empowering students to...

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RRISD students win 193 awards at Austin Energy Regional Science Festival

Round Rock ISD students earned a total of 193 first-place or special awards at the annual Austin Energy Regional Science Festival, held Feb. 17-20 at the Palmer Events Center. Awards were presented to outstanding student projects from Westwood and McNeil high schools,...

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