Round Rock ISD Summer Nutrition Program

RRISD, USDA serve FREE meals to kids this Summer

Round Rock ISD and the District’s food service provider ARAMARK Education, will be offering lunch at no charge to all children age 18 and younger at 11 Round Rock ISD schools as part of the Summer Nutrition Program. The Summer Nutrition Program, in conjunction with Texas Department of Agriculture, offers free nutritious meals to all…

Round Rock ISD Pop-Up Library coming to a park near you this summer.

Round Rock ISD Summer Pop-Up Library keeps families reading

Schools out. Reading is in. Returning this summer, Round Rock ISD Library Services will be hosting “Pop-Up” libraries in multiple locations on different days and times throughout the District. Last summer, Round Rock ISD Pop-Up Libraries put over 10,000 books directly into the hands of students and family members. At Pop-Up Library locations, students and…

Canyon Vista team wins second place, Laurel Mountain student places at Supernationals VI Chess Tournament

Canyon Vista team wins second place, Laurel Mountain student places at Supernationals VI Chess Tournament

Students from Laurel Mountain Elementary School and Canyon Vista Middle School were among the top chess players at the Supernationals VI Chess Tournament — the world’s largest chess event — held in Nashville May 11-14. The Canyon Vista chess team earned second place and Laurel Mountain student Rohit Gundham earned second place, eighth place and…

Laurel Mountain propels Innovative School Grants through community partnership

Laurel Mountain Elementary School is maximizing the value of its Round Rock ISD Innovative School Grants, putting in motion environmental, grant-funded projects that will bring new flexible learning spaces to the campus. Laurel Mountain received a $75,000 Tier II Innovative School Grant to develop a natural play area and a $250,000 Tier III Innovative School…

Berkman, Voigt Achieve Marzano High Reliability Schools Certification

Berkman Elementary Arts Integration Academy (AIA) and Voigt Elementary School have achieved level two certifications in Marzano High Reliability Schools (HRS) program for creating a safe and collaborative culture. The HRS program was created by Marzano Research to help transform schools into organizations that take proactive steps to ensure student success. Using a research-based five-level…

RRISD schools named ‘CHILDREN AT RISK’ Top Performing Schools

A total of eight Round Rock ISD schools were ranked among the top schools in Central Texas by the 2017 CHILDREN AT RISK Annual School Rankings. Canyon Creek, Spicewood, Laurel Mountain and Herrington elementary schools were named four of the top five elementary schools in the Austin area. Canyon Vista, Cedar Valley and Walsh middle…

Marissa Maxim Sal CRHS 2017

Cedar Ridge High School Salutatorian to attend A&M, study political science

Cedar Ridge High School Salutatorian Marissa Maxim is fascinated by politics. Combining her fascination with politics and her determination to build a strong foundation for a future career in law, Marissa is set to study political science at Texas A&M University this fall. Along with Cedar Ridge, Marissa also attended Blackland Prairie Elementary and Ridgeview…

Arvind Raghavan CRHS Valedictorian

Cedar Ridge Valedictorian heads to UT, sets sights on computer science industry

Since elementary school Cedar Ridge High School Valedictorian, Arvind Raghavan, immersed himself in the field of computer science by spending countless hours over multiple summers coding, developing, testing and debugging games. His pursuits have put him on a path that now finds him ready to start the University of Texas at Austin as a computer…

Round Rock ISD says thank you to partners, volunteers and mentors

Round Rock ISD says thank you to partners, volunteers and mentors

As the academic year comes to a close, schools across the District are celebrating mentors, partners and volunteers for their selfless donation of time, talents and treasure.  Community Partnerships Supervisor Rachael Brunson said the value of our partners, mentors and volunteers is immeasurable. “At Round Rock ISD, we value the opportunity to form mutually beneficial…

RRISD schools selected for Texas Honor Roll

A total of 15 Round Rock ISD schools have been named to the Texas Honor Roll, a recognition led by Educational Results Partnership and the Institute for Productivity in Education. The Honor Roll is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and highlight successful practices that improve outcomes for students. Schools receiving the…

Cactus Ranch Students

Cactus Ranch Elementary Students Win First Place in Texas Poison Center Poster Contest

Cactus Ranch Elementary School fifth-grade students Monica Zhang and Tanishka Gupta collaboratively won first place in the state for the Texas Poison Center Network Poison Prevention Poster Contest. Students from third to fifth-grade learned about poison prevention in February and were invited to create posters to share what they learned. Monica and Tanishka won first…

WBE AIA Spring Showcase

Wells Branch Arts Integration Academy invites community to Spring Showcase, May 18

Wells Branch Elementary Arts Integration Academy welcomes student families, friends and community members to attend its arts integration Spring Showcase, titled “We are Wells Branch” featuring student artists and performers on May 18. When the doors open at 5:30 p.m. community members can take a gallery walk of integrated learning and student artwork, enjoy recital…

Spicewood FLL team wins Research Award at World Championship

The Immortals FIRST LEGO League (FLL) team from Spicewood Elementary School, an International Baccalaureate World School, won the first place research award at the organization’s World Championship competition in April. The FLL World Championship, hosted in Houston, gathered 32,000 teams from 88 countries to compete in the event. The Immortals represented Central Texas at the…

RRISD campuses earn ‘No Place for Hate’ designation

A total of 32 Round Rock ISD campuses earned designations as “No Place for Hate” campuses for the 2016-2017 school year by the Anti-Defamation League, which certifies the schools to teach lessons such as empowerment against bullying and the virtue of tolerance. To earn the designation, schools commit to creating a student-led coalition, signing the…

Voigt, Union Hill and Forest North named Capturing Kids' Hearts National Showcase schools

Voigt, Union Hill and Forest North named Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase schools

Voigt, Union Hill and Forest North elementary schools received the Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase SchoolsTM award for the 2016-2017 school year from the Flippen Group. Only 53 schools were selected for the national award out of 10,000 schools that host the program across the country. According to the Flippen Group, Capturing Kids’ Hearts is…

ELL readers

Voigt, Success ELL students partner for literacy

Students from Success High School’s English Language Learners (ELL) program known as Academic Language Academy at Success (ALAS) make regular visits to neighboring Voigt Elementary School to read and mentor ELL Pre-K students with emerging English skills. ALAS lead teacher Kinzie Morgan approached the idea to partner with Voigt as a way for her students…

students and dancers on stage at Berkman Arts Integration Academy

Local dance company teaches physics through dance at Berkman and Wells Branch

Students at the Berkman and Wells Branch Arts Integration Academies are learning physics through a unique dance partnership with the Austin Metamorphosis Dance Ensemble Company (AMDE). Dancing into Motion, led by AMDC, is a workshop for kindergarten through fifth-grade students that teaches the concepts of physics, specifically the laws of motion, through dance. Students at…

Elementary students watch Jason Garrett read book

Deep Wood kicks off ‘Texas Reads One Book’

Deep Wood Elementary School students joined nearly 60,000 Texas students April 3 to kick off “Texas Reads One Book” with an online reading led by Dallas Cowboy’s Head Coach Jason Garrett. This is the third year Garrett has helped kick off the statewide reading program. The 2017 “Texas Reads One Book” selection is “The Lemonade…

Cactus Ranch Elementary School Assistant Principal Kim Grubb

Cactus Ranch administrator named TEPSA Region 13 AP of the Year

Cactus Ranch Elementary School Assistant Principal Kim Grubb has been named Region 13 Assistant Principal of the Year by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA). Grubb was nominated for the award and selected after submitting an application and references from Cactus Ranch Principal Vicki Crain and Cactus Ranch staff. “It’s such an honor…

Jollyville students with magazines

Jollyville students self-publish magazine

Students at Jollyville Elementary School built new skills and experienced real-world challenges when they published their own magazines. The fifth-grade class self-published individual magazines as part of a Project-Based Learning (PBL) assignment that integrated social and emotional learning with writing and technology. “Students gained a new perspective about themselves through their writings,” said Tiffany Greene,…

The Immortals FLL Team from Spicewood Elementary School

Spicewood, England FLL teams succeed at regionals, ‘The Immortals’ advance to World Festival

The Spicewood Elementary School FIRST Lego League (FLL) team, The Immortals, advanced to the FLL World Festival after successfully competing at the Central Texas Regional Invitational Championship. The Immortals will compete in the FLL World Festival, held in Houston April 19-22. This year, 32,000 teams from 88 countries participated in FLL and 102 teams from…

Smiling student holding keychain

England Economics Fair promotes student service

England Elementary School’s third-grade classes raised a record-breaking $2,783 at its annual Project-Based Learning (PBL) Economics Fair. The fair is a result of a year-long project that connects the academia of economics, math and art with collaborative social lessons. At the beginning of each school year, students collectively select the PBL theme. This year, students…

RRISD students succeed at 2017 Texas Scholastic Chess Championships

RRISD students succeed at 2017 Texas Scholastic Chess Championships

Students from eight Round Rock ISD campuses earned top honors at the 2017 North/Central Texas Scholastic Chess Championships, held in Arlington in early March. Individual trophy winners represented Spicewood, Laurel Mountain, England and Sommer elementary schools, Canyon Vista and Walsh middle schools and Westwood and Round Rock high schools. Team trophy winners represented Sommer, Laurel…

Union Hill Elementary achieves certificatino in Marzano High Reliability Schools

Union Hill Elementary achieves certification in Marzano High Reliability Schools

Union Hill Elementary School has achieved a level two certification in the Marzano High Reliability Schools (HRS) program for creating a safe and collaborative culture. The HRS program was created by Marzano Research to help transform schools into organizations that take proactive steps to ensure student success. Using a research-based five-level hierarchy, along with leading…

Round Rock ISD Destination School Guide 2017-2018

RRISD publishes Public School of Choice Destination Guide, accepting transfers

District students and parents have the opportunity to learn more about Round Rock ISD Public Schools of Choice by reading the recently published Destination School Guide. Round Rock ISD Public Schools of Choice provides students with access to innovative programming that engages and taps into their specific interests, aspirations and preferred learning styles.The learning community…

Students with ipad

Pond Spring’s Tech Ninjas get hands-on with Next Gen devices

Fourth-grade and fifth-grade students from Pond Springs Elementary School, or the Tech Ninjas as they like to call themselves, engaged in an immersive technology experience on a recent visit to the Apple and Microsoft stores. Pond Springs furnishes students with a learning model geared toward enrichment activities designed to generate student interest and excitement in…

Brooke Bailey

Round Rock ISD names Bailey Pond Springs principal

Round Rock ISD has named Brooke Bailey the new principal of Pond Springs Elementary School. Bailey has worked in RRISD her entire educational career, most recently serving as the assistant principal at Pond Springs since 2013. She previously served as a teacher at Teravista, Gattis and Blackland Prairie elementary schools. She has 12 years of…

Blackland Prairie teacher named H-E-B Excellence in Education finalist

Blackland Prairie Elementary School Dyslexia and Interventions teacher Denise Johnson has been named a finalist for the H-E-B Excellence in Education Elementary Leadership Award. H-E-B selected Johnson as one of five finalists in Texas for the H-E-B Excellence in Education Elementary Leadership Award, which honors teachers with 10 to 20 years in the classroom. H-E-B…

Teravista hosts third annual Leadership Day

Student leaders at Teravista Elementary School hosted more than 240 community members at the campus’ Leadership Day, held in February. The students gave tours to visitors and explained how The Leader in Me program affects their daily lives both academically and personally. Elected officials, business leaders, parents, District personnel and educators from around Central Texas…

Deerpark students lead Pond Springs language enrichment activities

Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL) students at Deerpark Middle School taught Pond Springs Elementary School second-grade students language skills during a collaborative enrichment experience. For the second-grade students it was their first time at Deerpark, the middle school Pond Springs students feed into. The joint experience gave students from both schools the opportunity to…

Forest Creek, Laurel Mountain raise funds, books for ‘Libraries of Love’

Forest Creek and Laurel Mountain elementary school students raised more than $9,000 and 1,889 books for Libraries of Love, an organization that builds and supplies libraries for students in Africa. Both campuses hosted “Walk to Read” events and raised money and books through campuswide campaigns. Forest Creek fourth-grade classes integrated Libraries of Love into a…