RRISD musicians, vocalists, dancers named to All-State groups

Cedar Ridge, Baylor Scott & White Health partner for professional panel

A panel of nine health care professionals visited Cedar Ridge High School as part of a question-and-answer session aimed at informing Health Science Academy students about the path to a career in the healthcare field. The panelists from Baylor Scott & White Health included a surgeon, physical therapist, dietician, orthopedist, primary care physician, finance manager,…

Inaugural ECHS class begins first college course

The inaugural class of Early College High School (ECHS) freshman has begun its first college course as part of the ECHS curriculum, officially becoming college students at Austin Community College (ACC). ECHS freshmen began “Effective Learning: Keys to College Success,” or EDUC 1300, a three-credit transferable course that provides knowledge and skills needed for success…

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…

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…

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.…

McNeil athletes earn scholarships, sign early letters of intent

Last month, four accomplished student-athletes attending McNeil High School accepted college recruiting offers when they signed letters of intent. November signifies the early signing period for high school athletics, other than football. By signing a National Letter of Intent (NLI), a prospective student-athlete receives a scholarship and agrees to attend the designated college or university…

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,…

Community Partnership gives Success students glimpse of future careers

Success High School students interested in joining the workforce as automotive repair technicians were invited by Christian Brothers Automotive Repair in Round Rock for an on-site tour to learn about the automotive repair business. While on-site, students observed customer service and consultation, parts inventory and business management and appropriate tool and equipment care in addition…

Stony Point journalism students get a lesson from acclaimed photojournalist

Students of Rebecca Plumley’s journalism class at Stony Point High School had the opportunity to visit with acclaimed photojournalist Thomas E. Franklin to talk about real-world projects and experiences. Franklin is an assistant professor at Montclair State University in Multiplatform Journalism and is best known for the picture he captured at ground zero known as…

Athletics Report: Dragons advance, Raiders lose in a thriller

Round Rock ISD student-athletes went into the holiday week thankful for more opportunities to compete in the UIL state championship tournament. The Dragons advanced, the Raiders capped their historic season, and the Tigers fell.   Dragon Playoff Tickets available on November 23 The Round Rock High School football team advanced to the state playoffs, squaring…

Community comes together to purchase wheelchair accessible van for the Favors Family

During the football team sendoff at Stony Point High School on Nov. 11, Stony Point student Jasiel Favors was welcomed by fellow students and the community to receive a crowdfunded donation to pay for his wheelchair-accessible van. Favors, who was paralyzed from the neck down after a helmet-to-helmet collision during a 2015 junior varsity football game,…

RRISD students create works of art for future medical center

Students across Round Rock ISD are coming together to create works of art for the new Dell Seton Medical Center that will open in 2017. Students from elementary, middle and high schools are creating pieces of visual art that will be placed into a large art mosaic at the facility. Students were asked to contribute…

Elementary schools come together for fitness challenge

1919As part of Stony Point High School’s homecoming traditions, students from Berkman, Herrington, Robertson, Teravista and Double File Trail elementary schools came together for a fitness challenge that was held during halftime at the campus Powder Puff football game. Parents, students and staff were excited to participate in the events which included longest punt, longest…