Round Rock ISD and Round Rock Chamber partner for K-12 day

The Round Rock Chamber hosted 21 community members at its annual K-12 Day, which visited four Round Rock ISD schools to showcase the innovative programs offered in the District. The group toured the District in a traditional yellow school bus as they visited Berkman Elementary Arts Integration Academy, England Elementary School, Hernandez Middle School and…

RRISD students earn 2K college credit hours through dual credit

RRISD students earn 2K college credit hours through dual credit

Round Rock ISD students at the District’s five comprehensive high schools earned a record breaking total of 2,325 college credit hours during fall 2016 dual credit courses — the equivalent of $1.9 million in tuition at Austin Community College (ACC). Across the high schools, 556 students registered and completed 774 dual credit courses, all available…

RRISD Mentor program receives proclamation from City

In honor of National Mentoring Month, the Round Rock ISD mentor program was recognized with a proclamation by the City of Round Rock Mayor, Alan McGraw, during the Jan. 12 City Council meeting. National Mentoring Month is a campaign held each January to promote youth mentoring. District representatives in attendance to accept the honor were…

Smith named new executive director of teaching and learning — secondary

Round Rock ISD has named Ryan Smith the new Executive Director of Teaching of Learning — Secondary. Smith has served as the District’s Director of Professional Development since 2013 and has previously held the position of assistant principal at Walsh and Deerpark middle schools. Prior to administrative roles, he also served as a special education…

District Digest

January 6, 2017 District Digest – 3 Things to Know In Round Rock ISD

Help Round Rock ISD advocate tirelessly for student success. Here’s what you need to know about our world class District. Download the PDF in English or Spanish. State releases preliminary school accountability grading system The state of Texas will be releasing preliminary grades for every school and district on Jan. 6, 2017, in accordance with…

Four RRISD schools named Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools finalists

Canyon Creek, Forest North, Union Hill and Voigt elementary schools have been named finalists by the Flippen Group to receive a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools award for the 2016-2017 school year. The Flippen Group selected 46 finalists out of 10,000 schools nationwide that host the Capturing Kids’ Hearts program. As part of the…

Round Rock ISD Partners in Education Foundation Scholarship Applications Open Now

Round Rock ISD Partners in Education (PIE) Foundation Scholarship applications are now available for current seniors to complete before the deadline of March 8, 2017. Applications are located on the Partners in Education Foundation website where students should apply directly online. PIE Foundation scholarships are open to seniors graduating in 2017 to apply until midnight…

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…

RRISD TAG Independent Study Showcase highlights elementary school student research

Talented and Gifted (TAG) students from across Round Rock ISD highlighted their research projects during the District’s semi-annual TAG Independent Study Showcase.

The event, held Dec. 6 at Cedar Ridge High School, provided an opportunity for elementary school students to present and showcase their work to parents, teachers and community members.

RRISD students succeed at Texas K-12 Chess Championship

Students from five Round Rock ISD schools traveled to Houston in November to compete in the 20th annual Texas K-12 Chess Championship. Students from England, Laurel Mountain, Spicewood and Sommer elementary schools, Canyon Vista and Walsh middle schools and Westwood High School joined more than 400 students from across Texas who participated in the championship.…

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,…

Future leaders develop skills at World Class Leadership Conference

Elementary students across Round Rock ISD spent a Saturday morning developing skills that will help them become future leaders during the World Class Student Leadership Conference on Nov. 12. Hosted at Great Oaks Elementary School, the conference offered 340 elementary student council members the opportunity to participate in different leadership sessions throughout the morning and…

RRISD PIE Foundation raises $137,000 during annual Employee Giving Campaign

The Round Rock ISD Partners in Education (PIE) Foundation raised more than $137,000 during the District’s annual Employee Giving Campaign, an increase of more than $15,000 from 2015. The annual Employee Giving Campaign invites Round Rock ISD staff to donate funds to the RRISD PIE Foundation in support of District programs, teacher grants, scholarships and…

TEA seeks input on ESSA implementation in Texas

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has launched an online survey offering parents, taxpayers and the general public an avenue to provide input on the state’s implementation of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA, which is the new federal law governing K-12 education and replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, returns a…

District prepares middle school attendance area proposal for October 20 Board meeting

Round Rock ISD will present its updated middle school boundary proposal, including amendments following community input, at the Oct. 20 Board of Trustees regular meeting. The District’s goal in amending the proposal is to minimize demographic balance changes. The District presented the initial proposal at the September 15 Board of Trustees regular meeting in anticipation…