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…

Canyon Vista team wins second place, Laurel Mountain student places at Supernationals VI Chess Tournament

Canyon Vista team wins second place, Laurel Mountain student places at Supernationals VI Chess Tournament

Students from Laurel Mountain Elementary School and Canyon Vista Middle School were among the top chess players at the Supernationals VI Chess Tournament — the world’s largest chess event — held in Nashville May 11-14. The Canyon Vista chess team earned second place and Laurel Mountain student Rohit Gundham earned second place, eighth place 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…

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…

Ridgeview aims to donate 7,500 pairs of shoes

Ridgeview Aims to Donate 7,500 Pairs of Shoes

Ridgeview Middle School students, staff and community have challenged themselves to donate 7,500 pairs of shoes to undeveloped nations through the Funds2Orgs organization. The shoe drive started in late March and as of May 10, 5,440 pairs of shoes have been donated. The endeavor is led by Jill Strode, Ridgeview PTA President. “This is definitely…

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 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…

Grisham student earns second place at National Geographic State Bee

After 58 grueling rounds, which included two tiebreakers, Grisham Middle School eighth-grade student Dhruv Nistala earned second place at the National Geographic State Bee. Dhruv also placed second in the 2016 National Geographic State Bee. The competition gathers the top 100 geography students in Texas to test their global knowledge. The latest National Geographic State…

Grisham eight-grade student Cassie Beauchamp with a hand-crafted violin.

Grisham student creates low-cost violins for IB MYP project

Grisham Middle School eighth-grade student Cassie Beauchamp created eight hand-crafted violins as part of her International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) community project in an effort to provide access to music for children who cannot afford professionally made instruments. Cassie created the violins out of paper mache newspapers, 3D printed tuning pegs, laminate flooring…

RRISD students succeed at 2017 Texas Scholastic Chess Championships

RRISD students succeed at 2017 Texas Scholastic Chess Championships

Students from eight Round Rock ISD campuses earned top honors at the 2017 North/Central Texas Scholastic Chess Championships, held in Arlington in early March. Individual trophy winners represented Spicewood, Laurel Mountain, England and Sommer elementary schools, Canyon Vista and Walsh middle schools and Westwood and Round Rock high schools. Team trophy winners represented Sommer, Laurel…

Round Rock ISD Destination School Guide 2017-2018

RRISD publishes Public School of Choice Destination Guide, accepting transfers

District students and parents have the opportunity to learn more about Round Rock ISD Public Schools of Choice by reading the recently published Destination School Guide. Round Rock ISD Public Schools of Choice provides students with access to innovative programming that engages and taps into their specific interests, aspirations and preferred learning styles.The learning community…

RRISD students earn awards, advancement in "History Day,' "Geographic Bee' competitions

RRISD students earn awards, advancements in ‘History Day,’ ‘Geographic Bee’ competitions

Round Rock ISD elementary and middle school students have been selected to advance to the Texas State History Day and the state level of the National Geographic Bee after successfully topping the competition in regional contests. Canyon Vista Middle School students earned group and individual awards at the Central Texas Regional History Day, held Feb.…

Deerpark students lead Pond Springs language enrichment activities

Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL) students at Deerpark Middle School taught Pond Springs Elementary School second-grade students language skills during a collaborative enrichment experience. For the second-grade students it was their first time at Deerpark, the middle school Pond Springs students feed into. The joint experience gave students from both schools the opportunity to…

Students learn basketball, goal-setting from Mr. Globetrotter

Students learn basketball, goal-setting from Mr. Globetrotter

Motivational speaker and Harlem Globetrotter Melvin Adams visited Success High School to share his message of hope and positivity to students from Success, Early College High School, and Hopewell Middle School. “Sometimes life can be overwhelming and the idea of goal-setting can be intimidating,” Success Principal Thomasine Stewart said. “We are grateful to Melvin for…

Board of Trustees approve 2017- 2018 academic calendar

Board of Trustees approve 2017- 2018 academic calendar

The Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees approved the academic calendar for the 2017-2018 school year at its regular meeting Feb. 16. A calendar committee comprised of District and campus administrators, as well as parents, designed the calendars in alignment with the most recent calendars. The calendar committee considered the following parameters when creating the…

Board calls for $572.1 million Bond Election in May 2017

Board calls for $572.1 million Bond Election in May 2017

The Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees unanimously called for a Bond Election to be held May 6, 2017, to address the needs of growth, innovation and safety. “To provide our students with a world-class education, we must provide them with world-class opportunities, resources and facilities,” Board President Diane Cox said. “Our priorities in this…

District visually impaired academic readers compete in Braille Challenge

District visually impaired academic readers compete in Braille Challenge

District visually impaired students from four campuses competed at the Region 13 Braille Challenge, an academic competition for braille readers. McNeil High School freshman Adhy Singh took home the first-place medal in the junior varsity division. Adhy said he practiced every day to prepare for the competition. Specifically, he concentrated on managing his stress in…

District cheer showcase benefits scholarship program

District cheer showcase benefits scholarship program

On Saturday, Feb. 11, cheer teams from across the District will gather at Round Rock High School’s Dragon Stadium to perform Fusion, a cheer showcase. All proceeds from the showcase will benefit the Susan C. Brown Memorial Scholarship. At the showcase, 17 different cheer teams from the District’s five high schools and ten middle schools…

Hernandez students attend presidential inauguration

Hernandez students attend presidential inauguration

Fifteen Hernandez Middle School students were among the hundreds of thousands who witnessed the 45th presidential inauguration at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Students did everything from raking leaves to babysitting to raise the $2,300 required for the trip. Along with their chaperones, Hernandez Librarian Wendy Tucker, and Desiree Le, International Baccalaureate (IB) coordinator,…

Canyon Vista student wins Coding4TX Hackathon

Canyon Vista student wins Coding4TX Hackathon

Canyon Vista Middle School student Rohan Polavaram put his skills to the test and led the competition at the Coding4TX Hackathon in celebration of Computer Science Week. Coding4TX is a coding and computer science education program serving Texas teachers and students, operated by national non-profit Code/Interactive, according to the organization. Rohan spent a full day…