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,…

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…

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,…

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…

RRISD to host 17th Annual Festival of Bands

Band members from across Round Rock ISD will gather October 3 for the District’s 17th Annual Festival of Bands, which showcases the talent of fine arts students at 15 schools.

The event, held at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex, will begin at 7 p.m. Marching bands and auxiliaries from Cedar Ridge, McNeil, Round Rock, Stony Point, and Westwood high schools will perform marching performances and lead middle school students in group performances.

RRISD High School Girls Participate in Coding Immersion

RRISD High School Girls Participate in Coding Immersion Seventeen girls representing Round Rock ISD participated in the Girls Who Code (GWC) Summer Immersion Program, which embedded a cohort of students in major media and tech companies for seven weeks. Students learned the fundamentals of computer science while gaining exposure to the tech industry and mentorship…

RRISD students named 2016 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Fifty-three Round Rock ISD students were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, following the annual announcement by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Westwood High School, with 35 semifinalists, led the District in total semifinalists, earning more than any other school in Texas and among the top five in the United States.

Each year, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation selects the highest achieving students for its program. Approximately 16,000 students were selected as semifinalists among 1.5 million students nationwide who completed the Preliminary SAT and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, according to the organization.

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.

District commences Cedar Ridge auditorium project from Bond 2014

Creativity starts with a blank canvas. The composer doesn’t know the notes. The actor doesn’t have words. It’s only through hard work, commitment and determination that creativity emerges from someplace empty. Just outside of Cedar Ridge High School lies another kind of blank canvas – a large construction site. It can be hard to visualize…

Round Rock ISD Varsity Football Season Tickets On Sale Now

Round Rock ISD varsity football is just around the corner, but you can reserve your seats for the regular season today. By visiting rrisdtickets.com and clicking on your favorite school, reserving season seats is simple. Every RRISD high school will split its season between Dragon Stadium and the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex. Fans will need…

RRISD music teachers showcase technology tools at state conference

A group of Round Rock ISD music teachers showcased technology tools used in fine arts classrooms during a panel presentation at the Texas Center for Education and Development of Fine Arts (CEDFA) summit. The Technology in Music Instruction presentation was led by Cedar Ridge High School Piano Teacher Cayla Cardiff, Stony Point High School Choral…

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 find success at DECA International competition

Students from four Round Rock ISD high schools led the competition at the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) International Career Development Conference. A total of 46 students from Cedar Ridge, McNeil, Round Rock and Westwood high schools competed in the international event, held in April in Nashville. Eight students placed within the top 20…

A+ FCU awards $12K in scholarships to RRISD students

The A+ Federal Credit Union (A+FCU) awarded six Round Rock ISD students with a combined $12,000 in scholarships to help further their education. The winners, seniors at Round Rock and Cedar Ridge high schools, were selected for their outstanding academic achievement, as well as for their community involvement. The students, their respective school and collegiate…

McNeil, Round Rock, Cedar Ridge musical theatre students win GAHSMT Awards

Musical theatre students from Cedar Ridge, McNeil and Round Rock high schools were honored at the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards (GAHSMT), which gathers 28 local schools for a Tony Awards-style ceremony. McNeil student Sophie Niles won Best Female Lead for her role in “Little Shop of Horrors!” “It’s really still surprising to…

RRISD athletes play in ‘All-Star Basketball Game’

Basketball players from three Round Rock ISD high schools showcased their talents at the 2016 All-Central Texas High School All-Star Basketball Game, held March 25 at the Cedar Park Center. The game gathered the top high school basketball athletes from across Central Texas for a friendly competition, highlighting their outstanding athletic skills. RRISD students who…

RRISD students advance to national PTA Reflections contest

Five students from Round Rock ISD have advanced to the national Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Reflections contest. The students advanced after being judged at the state level. More than 1,000 entries had advanced to the state level to determine if they would move on to the national competition. Out of those submissions only 30 were…