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…

A+ Foundation awards $13K in grants to RRISD teachers

A+ Foundation awards $13K in grants to RRISD teachers

A+ Education Foundation, a philanthropic arm of A+ Federal Credit Union, awarded $13,257 in grants to 14 Round Rock ISD teachers as part of its 2016 Educator Grant Program. This year the Foundation awarded more than $70,000 in grants to 77 educators in Central Texas. Last year, the Foundation awarded $12,350 grants to 13 District…

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.”

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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 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, Canyon Vista Middle School and 23 elementary schools across the district. The Austin…

Board Briefs – December 17, 2015 Regular Meeting

The Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees met in regular session on December 17 to approve the name and attendance zone for the district’s 34th elementary school, Joe Lee Johnson Elementary School, serving the Wells Branch neighborhood. Trustees also recognized students from Double File, Ridgeview, Cedar Ridge, McNeil and Round Rock schools for state and national awards recognitions. The 2016-2017 academic calendar was also approved during this meeting.

Superintendent, Senior Chief visit schools during first week

Round Rock ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve Flores and Senior Chief of Schools and Innovation have been visiting schools, students, staff and principals throughout the first week of school.

Here are some photos of the two district leaders with staff members from those visits:

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RRISD PIE Foundation awards $85K in Excellence in Education Grants

The Round Rock ISD Partners in Education Foundation awarded more than $85,000 in Excellence in Education Grants at the district’s annual Kickoff event Aug. 18. This year’s grants funded 50 projects, spanning 47 campuses and departments, which will affect more than 25,000 students. Last year, the Foundation funded 40 projects at 31 campuses, totaling $66,701…

‘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 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.

East-side elementary schools share 162 TAG research projects

Stony Point High School hosted 162 students grades 1-5 from 15 Round Rock ISD elementary schools on the district’s east side Tuesday night for the Talented and Gifted student Independent Study Project showcase. Students presented on topics that they have researched independently through their coursework in the RRISD TAG program. The ISP projects and showcase…

Double File Trail welcomes award-winning author

Double File Trail Elementary School welcomed award-winning author Phil Bildner to its school’s library Monday. Bildner hosted a writing camp as part of his visit. The author won the Texas Bluebonnet Award in 2004 for his book, :Shoeless Joe & Black Betsy.” His book, “The Hallelujah Flight”  also made it onto another year’s Bluebonnet List. He…

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…

3 students win prizes from district, Round Rock Express Summer Reading program

Round Rock ISD and the Round Rock Express presented three students with a special prize package for their reading efforts this past summer. Elementary schools across the district collected 823 reading logs equalling 9,420 reading hours from the 27 participating schools. Caldwell Heights, Teravista and Pond Springs won the awards as the top schools, the district…