Reading Rocks cohorts celebrate graduation

Reading Rocks cohorts celebrate graduation

Robertson, Berkman Elementary Schools achieve certification in Marzano High Reliability Schools

Robertson, Berkman achieve Marzano High Reliability Schools certification

Berkman Arts Integration Academy (AIA) and Robertson Elementary School have achieved level one and level two certifications, respectively 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…

Robertson implements Blended Learning

As part of a Raise Your Hand Texas pilot program, Robertson Elementary School is embarking on a five-year journey to implement blended learning and enhance the teaching and learning that happens in classrooms. “Blended learning is a combination of traditional learning with the use of technology to scaffold instruction,” said Robertson Principal Dr. Patricia Ephlin.…

RRISD students participate in 2016 Lone Star Leadership Academy camps

RRISD students participate in 2016 Lone Star Leadership Academy camps

Advancing their leadership skills this summer, 23 Round Rock ISD students participated in the 2016 Lone Star Leadership Academy camps. Students were selected to attend one of the Lone Star Leadership Academy camps across Texas, which provided them with the opportunity to learn about state leaders and what it means to be a Texas citizen.…

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.”

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…

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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‘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…

Herrington, Hopewell win Celebration of Families Wellness Challenge

Herrington Elementary and Hopewell Middle schools earned $1,000 for their campuses through the Round Rock ISD Celebration of Families Wellness Challenge last month. Students, parents and community members from all elementary and middle schools competed in three areas at the event for the chance to win one of two $1,000 and $500 prizes. The areas…

Robertson Showcase

We had the opportunity to visit Robertson Elementary School recently to experience a day in the life of a Roadrunner. During our visit, our cameras got to: watch the morning broadcast in studio, participate in some awesome dance moves to get ready for the day, visit the book fair, witness the maiden voyage of kindergartners’ hand-made kites,…

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…

Robertson counselor published in professional magazine

The American School Counselor Magazine published the article, “Ballooning Feelings,” written by Robertson Elementary School counselor Kay Klumpp, in its September issue. Klumpp has been a counselor in Round Rock ISD for 12 years. During her time with students, she said she developed a method to help children with emotional regulation with her colleague Marshall…

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…

KidsVision brings 20/20 vision to elementary students

  Students are seeing life a little clearer thanks to KidsVision for Life Central Texas, an organization that provides free vision exams and glasses at schools across Round Rock ISD. The KidsVision mobile clinic has visited Berkman, Bluebonnet, Gattis, Robertson and Voigt elementary schools this year. The group plans to also visit Anderson Mill, Caldwell…

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…