RRISD celebrates 2018 Elementary Teachers of the Year

RRISD celebrates 2018 Elementary Teachers of the Year

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…

RRISD schools earn 115 TEA special distinctions

A total of 35 Round Rock ISD schools earned 115 special distinctions from the Texas Education Agency, including six campuses that earned all available distinctions.

Canyon Creek, Caraway, Great Oaks, Herrington and Spicewood elementary schools and Westwood High School earned all distinctions in all categories for which the schools were eligible, joining more than 400 campuses statewide that also earned all distinctions.

Campus distinctions are aligned with the TEA Accountability Ratings, released in August. RRISD, as well as all District campuses, earned a “Met Standard” designation.

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RRISD Students Raise $95,144 for American Heart Association

This Spring 18 Round Rock ISD elementary schools collectively fundraised $95,144 for the American Heart Association (AHA) through the project Jump Rope for Heart. The Jump Rope for Heart project strengthened student awareness of long-term cardiovascular health by teaching them the AHA’s “Five for Life” recommendations: reducing sodium intake, eating colorful fruits and vegetables, getting…

RRISD starts new school year with technology infusion

Students will have an opportunity to work with new technology this school year as a result of the Round Rock ISD Bond 2014 and Next Generation Digital Classroom projects. The latest update on the projects includes the following, which will be completed by the start of school: All high school and middle school campuses will…

‘Top 10’ grads shine at RRISD schools, continue education nationwide

Top graduates at Round Rock ISD’s five high schools shined throughout their time in the district and will continue their education at 21 universities in the United States. The RRISD elementary school that produced the most top 10 graduates was Fern Bluff with seven graduates. Great Oaks and Forest Creek each produced five graduates each…

Elementary TAG students showcase projects

Students at 15 Round Rock ISD elementary school displayed their projects at the Gifted and Advanced Academics Spring Independent Study Project Showcase April 7. The event hosted 318 student projects from Anderson Mill, Brushy Creek, Canyon Creek, Caraway, England, Fern Bluff, Forest North, Great Oaks, Jollyville, Live Oak, Purple Sage, Pond Springs, Sommer, Spicewood and…

Elementary students showcase art

Selected works from each of our elementary schools is on display at the Raymond E. Hartfield Performing Arts Center, 5800 McNeil Drive, Austin. The 20th Annual Elementary Art Exhibition is a showing of selected works from our thirty-three elementary school campuses representing art students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The show is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. through March 31.

Brushy Creek students showcase web design project

Jennifer Rubin’s third grade class at Brushy Creek Elementary School showcased their website project that incorporated technology, English and science lessons into an amazing collection of Google sites. How Animals Survive in Polar Climates challenged students to create their own Google sites to share their research on animals in the Arctic. Students included multimedia and…

Superintendent reads to students at Brushy Creek

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve Flores visited Brushy Creek Elementary on Wednesday to read to 2nd graders in the library. He read Round is a Tortilla by Roseanne Greenfield Thong, a RRISD Armadillo Book. The book introduces students to some Spanish vocabulary and Dr. Flores shared his experience as a Spanish speaker and growing up as an English…

Brushy Creek Elementary School PTA celebrates culture with Around the World

  The Brushy Creek Elementary School PTA brought a trip across the world to the cafeteria at their school for International Children’s Day. Students, staff and volunteers hosted tables featuring art work and activities representing a different culture. The excitement began as classrooms lined the halls awaiting the procession of students in dress from countries…

Principal Today participants bring world class partnership to schools

Round Rock ISD and the Partners in Education Foundation hosted Principal Today across every Round Rock ISD school on Thursday, bringing community and business leaders into to schools to shadow principals. Each Round Rock ISD school brought in a Principal Today to experience regular duties of a principal like morning drop-off, lunch duty and classroom…

Volunteer makes district-wide impact after Leadership RRISD

With a full-time job at the University Interscholastic League offices in Austin and two elementary school children, Jeanne Acton-Shanks finds time to volunteer in multiple areas of Round Rock ISD because she understands the value of community in schools, she said. “Parents with full-time jobs sometimes feel like we can’t volunteer, but we can get…

Bluebonnet assistant principal to serve as new Brushy Creek Elementary principal

The Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees approved Valerie Tidwell as the new principal of Brushy Creek Elementary during a called meeting Tuesday night. For three years, Tidwell has been the assistant principal at Bluebonnet Elementary School. She has also served as an academic dean at Wells Branch Elementary and as a teacher at Caldwell Heights…

25 RRISD schools named No Place for Hate campuses

The Anti-Defamation League’s No Place for Hate initiative has helped teach Round Rock ISD students lessons such as empowerment against bullying and the virtue of tolerance. For the 2013-14 school year, 25 RRISD schools were named No Place for Hate campuses. To earn the designation, schools commit to creating a student-led coalition, signing the Resolution…