Gabehart awarded TCEA Advocacy Award

Gabehart awarded TCEA Advocacy Award

Round Rock ISD Executive Director of Technology and Information Services Mark Gabehart was awarded the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Advocacy Award at the organization’s annual conference in February. Through the Advocacy Award, TCEA recognizes an individual’s efforts to advocate on behalf of students and teachers for technology-rich learning environments and educational experiences that meet…

District cheer showcase benefits scholarship program

District cheer showcase benefits scholarship program

On Saturday, Feb. 11, cheer teams from across the District will gather at Round Rock High School’s Dragon Stadium to perform Fusion, a cheer showcase. All proceeds from the showcase will benefit the Susan C. Brown Memorial Scholarship. At the showcase, 17 different cheer teams from the District’s five high schools and ten middle schools…

McNeil student-athletes make a difference as mentors

Every Tuesday morning elementary schools zoned to attend McNeil High School receive visits from McNeil student-athlete mentors. The MavsAreMAD (Making a Difference) mentor program blends the McNeil mascot, the Maverick, with the program’s statement of purpose, to make a difference. MavsAreMAD began last year with 30 athletes at Pond Springs Elementary School. This year there…

Cedar Ridge athletes celebrate signing early letters of intent

Athletics Report: student-athletes earn scholarships, community comes together in tragedy, winter sports thrive

Thirty student-athletes earn college scholarships, a community comes together in tragedy to raise $8,000 and Winter sports teams continue to thrive in Round Rock ISD. High schools showcase 30 students signing athletic scholarships Round Rock ISD stadiums and gyms are filled with future college athletes. In November the District’s five high schools celebrated five Cedar…

McNeil athletes earn scholarships, sign early letters of intent

McNeil athletes earn scholarships, sign early letters of intent

Last month, four accomplished student-athletes attending McNeil High School accepted college recruiting offers when they signed letters of intent. November signifies the early signing period for high school athletics, other than football. By signing a National Letter of Intent (NLI), a prospective student-athlete receives a scholarship and agrees to attend the designated college or university…

Athletics Report: Historical season ends for Dragons, Westwood Volleyball earns postseason awards, Stony Point coaching family grieves loss

Athletics Report: Historical season ends for Dragons, Westwood Volleyball earns postseason awards, Stony Point coaching family grieves loss

The Dragons end a historical season, basketball season heats up before the holidays and tragedy strikes Stony Point coaching family. Read more about Round Rock ISD athletics from Nov. 28 through Dec. 4, 2016. Historical Season Ends for Dragons The Round Rock High School football team lost to The Woodlands High School on Dec. 3,…

Athletics Report: Dragons advance, Raiders lose in a thriller

Athletics Report: Dragons advance, Raiders lose in a thriller

Round Rock ISD student-athletes went into the holiday week thankful for more opportunities to compete in the UIL state championship tournament. The Dragons advanced, the Raiders capped their historic season, and the Tigers fell.   Dragon Playoff Tickets available on November 23 The Round Rock High School football team advanced to the state playoffs, squaring…

RRISD, BrightBytes partner for district wide technology survey

Round Rock ISD has partnered with BrightBytes to learn more about students’ school and home technology use. BrightBytes, an educational software company, will facilitate a Clarity questionnaire to ensure the District receives a more complete picture of technology use for learning in students’ lives. Parent and guardian participation is essential to fulfill the District’s goal…

Public review opens for District of Innovation Plan

Public review opens for District of Innovation Plan

Community members now have an opportunity to review a plan that could bring more flexibility to schools, allowing Round Rock ISD to meet students’ needs and align with its Strategic Plan. Round Rock ISD’s District of Innovation (DOI) [roundrockisd.org/district-of-innovation/] design committee concluded their recommendation on September 12 for the District’s exemption from seven Texas Education…

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Weirich named Athletic Administrator of the Year

The Texas High School Athletic Directors Association (THSADA) has named Round Rock ISD Athletic Director Dwayne Weirich the 2016 Regional Athletic Administrator of the Year for Region 6. Weirich was selected by his Region 6 peers, which includes athletic directors from approximately 34 counties, for demonstrating contributions to local, conference and regional interscholastic athletics. “It…

Board Briefs

August 18, 2016 Board Briefs: High School #6, Dragon Stadium Upgrades, and Strategic Plan

The Board of Trustees approved a construction manager for High School #6, as well as safety and infrastructure upgrades to Dragon Stadium during the August 18 Regular Meeting. Leadership team presented reports on construction projects tied to the Round Rock ISD Strategic Plan and Public Schools of Choice. Contractor approved for High School #6 project at Pearson Ranch…

Round Rock ISD Varsity Football season tickets on sale now

Round Rock ISD Varsity Football Season Tickets On Sale Now

Round Rock ISD varsity football is just around the corner, but you can reserve your seats for the regular season today. By visiting rrisdtickets.com and clicking on your favorite school, reserving season seats is simple. Every RRISD high school will split its season between Dragon Stadium and the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex. Fans will need…

RRISD awards 1.9 million in Innovative School Grants to 34 schools

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.”

Davalos named Statesman ‘All Central Texas Girls Basketball Coach of the Year’

Westwood High School Girls Basketball Coach Doug Davalos has been named the All Central Texas Girls Basketball Coach of the Year by the Austin American-Statesman. Davalos has been coaching at Westwood for three years and celebrated his 300th career win in February with the girls basketball team. “Coach Davalos is immensely deserving of this honor,”…

RRISD athletes play in ‘All-Star Basketball Game’

Basketball players from three Round Rock ISD high schools showcased their talents at the 2016 All-Central Texas High School All-Star Basketball Game, held March 25 at the Cedar Park Center. The game gathered the top high school basketball athletes from across Central Texas for a friendly competition, highlighting their outstanding athletic skills. RRISD students who…