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

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.…

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,…

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…

Westwood, Canyon Vista, Cedar Valley bands honored as ‘Mark of Excellence,’ Citation of Excellence’ winners

The Foundation of Music Education has awarded five Round Rock ISD bands Mark of Excellence and Citation of Excellence awards at three District campuses during its annual award program. Three bands at Westwood High School and the Honors Bands at Canyon Vista and Cedar Valley middle schools were recognized through the awards, which recognize outstanding…

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.

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…

Hernandez principal Acosta to serve as new Westwood principal

Hernandez Middle School Principal Mario Acosta will serve as the new principal at Westwood High School, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve Flores announced. Acosta served Hernandez for two years as principal, overseeing a growing International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme and award-winning fine arts programs. The school focused on student success by growing partnerships, engaging the community…

Westwood teacher named ‘UTeach Outstanding Cooperating Teacher’

Westwood High School German Teacher Jennifer Melgar was one of six Texas teachers selected to be recognized as UTeach Liberal Arts Outstanding Cooperating Teachers. Teachers were recognized by UTeach Liberal Arts for their exceptional work with student teachers and interns. Melgar has worked with UTeach German student teachers since 2013 and has hosted interns for…

‘Children At Risk’ rank RRISD schools among top in Central Texas

A total of eight Round Rock ISD schools were ranked among the top schools in Central Texas by the 2016 CHILDREN AT RISK Annual School Rankings. Cactus Ranch, Spicewood, Laurel Mountain and Canyon Creek elementary schools were named four of the top five elementary schools in the Austin area. Cedar Valley, Walsh and Canyon Vista…

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…

Davalos named Statesman ‘All Central Texas Girls Basketball Coach of the Year’

Westwood High School Girls Basketball Coach Doug Davalos has been named the All Central Texas Girls Basketball Coach of the Year by the Austin American-Statesman. Davalos has been coaching at Westwood for three years and celebrated his 300th career win in February with the girls basketball team. “Coach Davalos is immensely deserving of this honor,”…

Westwood Latin students succeed state competition

Spencer Rhea, third place in Academic Pentathlon, Patrick Reed, third place in Academic Pentathlon, Anna Hagen, third place in Academic Pentathlon, Vivian Tran, third place in Academic Pentathlon, Naveen Rajan, second place in Academic Pentathlon, Christian Jocson, second place in Certamen, a fast-recall facts game, Aneesh Thallapureddy, first place in Academic Pentathlon, Matthew Frizzell, first…

Westwood teacher, students win national computer science awards

Westwood High School Computer Science Teacher Deborah Kariuki and 10 of her students have been named recipients of The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing awards. Westwood students Michelle Liu, Noelle Rivera, Garima Singh, Kavya Ramamoorthy, Emily Chang, Saumya Prakash, Varshinee Sreekanth, Sunny Tian, Tyra Macharia and Roshni Rawal, were…

Westwood pianist recognized with National YoungArts Foundation award

Westwood High School pianist Jonathan Qi was has been recognized by the National YoungArts Foundation for his exceptional artistic portfolio, which he submitted in a blind, competitive adjudication process. The National YoungArts Foundation recognizes and supports America’s most talented 15-18 year olds in the visual, literary and performing arts, according to the organization. The Foundation…