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…

Isaac Sorenson, 2017 Salutatorian McNeil High School

McNeil Salutatorian to attend BYU, study mechanical engineering

Isaac Sorensen’s approach to learning includes seeing, touching and visualizing the problems he’s tasked to solve. His technique has made him the 2017 McNeil High School Salutatorian and earned him a place at Brigham Young University this fall studying mechanical engineering and pursuing minors in physics and mathematics. Along with McNeil, Isaac also attended Cedar…

Larissa Herold, 2017 Valedictorian McNeil High School

McNeil Valedictorian heads to UT, sees alternative energy as field of choice

The 2017 McNeil High School Valedictorian is Larissa Herold. In the fall, Larissa heads to the University of Texas at Austin to pursue a double major of environmental engineering and Plan II honors. “I have been drawn to engineering because it affords the opportunity to combine disciplines and ways of thinking,” Larissa said. “Plan II…

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 student athletes rank among top 10 at UIL Track and Field State Meet

RRISD student-athletes rank among top 10 at UIL Track and Field State Meet

Round Rock ISD student-athletes from Cedar Ridge, Round Rock and Stony Point high schools ranked among the top 10 students in their events at the annual University Interscholastic League (UIL) Track and Field State Meet. The three-day meet was held in Austin May 11-13 and invited the top track and field athletes from across Texas…

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…

RRISD students succeed at DECA International competition

RRISD students succeed at DECA International competition

Students from three Round Rock ISD high schools were named finalists at the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) International Career Development Conference. Nearly 50 students from Cedar Ridge, McNeil, Round Rock and Westwood high schools competed at the international event, held in Anaheim, CA in April. Along with the individual student winners, “The Rock…

Stony Point journalists excel in state competitions

Stony Point journalists excel in state competitions

Stony Point High School journalists earned several state championship titles and program awards at the Interscholastic League Press Conference (ILPC), the journalism division of University Interscholastic League (UIL), in April. Stony Point took 78 individual places including gold, silver, and bronze medals. Stony Point also boasted 24 state champions. The school’s three publications — Touchstone…

Westwood Latin students succeed at Junior Classical League state competition

Westwood Latin students succeed at Texas State Junior Classical League competition

Latin students from Westwood High School successfully competed at the annual Texas State Junior Classical League (TSJCL) competition, winning first place among multiple categories. The TSJCL fosters the study of ancient Greek and Latin topics in the modern age, according to the organization. The TSJCL is one of more than 1,000 chapters of the National…

Stony Point High School achieves certification in Marzano High Reliability Schools

Stony Point High School achieves certification in Marzano High Reliability Schools

Stony Point High School has achieved a Level 1 certification in the Marzano High Reliability Schools™ program for creating a safe and collaborative culture. The high reliability school (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…

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…

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…

Theresa Proctor

McNeil journalism teacher recognized by UIL

McNeil High School journalism teacher Theresa Proctor has been chosen by the University Interscholastic League (UIL) to receive the Edith Fox King Award from the Interscholastic League Press Conference. “We are fortunate to have Theresa working with our literary Mavericks,” McNeil Principal Courtney Acosta said. “She does a great job of teaching them not only…