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 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…

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.…

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…

Round Rock ISD names Hadziselimovic Grisham principal

Round Rock ISD has named Paige Hadziselimovic the new principal of Grisham Middle School. Hadziselimovic has worked in RRISD for eight years, most recently serving as the assistant principal at Grisham since 2012. She previously served both Deerpark Middle School and L.C Anderson High School in Austin as the Director of Theatre Arts. She has…

Middle School Attendance Area Proposal 2017-2018

RRISD to present final middle school boundary proposal for Board approval

Round Rock ISD will present its final middle school boundary proposal for action by the Board of Trustees and its Nov. 17 regular meeting. View the presentation. District officials amended the previous boundary plan, presented at the Oct. 20 Board meeting, after community and Board input. Cedar Valley and Chisholm Trail middle schools will be…

Middle School Attendance Area Proposal 2017-2018

District prepares middle school attendance area proposal for October 20 Board meeting

Round Rock ISD will present its updated middle school boundary proposal, including amendments following community input, at the Oct. 20 Board of Trustees regular meeting. The District’s goal in amending the proposal is to minimize demographic balance changes. The District presented the initial proposal at the September 15 Board of Trustees regular meeting in anticipation…

RRISD names Winters inaugural Pearson Ranch Middle School principal

Round Rock ISD has named Kim Winters the inaugural principal of Pearson Ranch Middle School. Winters has served as the principal of Grisham Middle School since 2012 and previously held the position of assistant principal of Westwood High School. She has a total of 14 years of experience, all within Round Rock ISD. “Serving the…

District launches interactive map for boundary change impact

District launches interactive map for boundary change impact

Families can now search an interactive map to see how the proposed middle school attendance area changes could affect them.

After parents and community members asked for an improved map, Templeton Demographics worked with the Communications team to create a web page for families to look up their address and scan through the District to see the current and proposed middle school attendance areas.

District narrows focus on middle school attendance areas

Round Rock ISD will continue its review for middle school attendance area changes considering updates to Cedar Valley, Chisholm Trail, Deerpark, and Walsh middle schools for the 2017-18 school year. The District hosted its first meeting September 15, 2016, concerning the attendance area changes for middle school with the opening of Pearson Ranch Middle School…

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.

A+ Foundation awards $13K in grants to RRISD teachers

A+ Foundation awards $13K in grants to RRISD teachers

A+ Education Foundation, a philanthropic arm of A+ Federal Credit Union, awarded $13,257 in grants to 14 Round Rock ISD teachers as part of its 2016 Educator Grant Program. This year the Foundation awarded more than $70,000 in grants to 77 educators in Central Texas. Last year, the Foundation awarded $12,350 grants to 13 District…

RRISD students participate in 2016 Lone Star Leadership Academy camps

RRISD students participate in 2016 Lone Star Leadership Academy camps

Advancing their leadership skills this summer, 23 Round Rock ISD students participated in the 2016 Lone Star Leadership Academy camps. Students were selected to attend one of the Lone Star Leadership Academy camps across Texas, which provided them with the opportunity to learn about state leaders and what it means to be a Texas citizen.…

RRISD awards 1.9 million in Innovative School Grants to 34 schools

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.”

Grisham librarian continues education with international professional development

Grisham Middle School Librarian Diane Hance has been selected for two international professional development trips, which will take her to the southern hemisphere to bring knowledge back to Round Rock ISD. Hance will travel to Myanmar this summer as part of the Global Exploration for Educators Organization. The two-week experience, which will take educators throughout…

Grisham, Laurel Mountain students place in top 10 at National Geographic Bee

Students from Grisham Middle School and Laurel Mountain Elementary School were among the top competitors at the National Geographic Bee state competition, held April 1. Grisham seventh-grade student Dhruv Nistala finished in second place at the event, which tasks the top 100 geography students in Texas to test their global knowledge. Laurel Mountain fifth-grade student…

Board Briefs – November 19, 2015 Regular Meeting

Recognitions Students Congratulations to three Round Rock ISD students for being accepted into the ZACH Theatre College Bound Conservatory. McNeil High School freshman Larissa Marks, Westwood High School freshman Rebekah Farris and Round Rock High School sophomore Nya Garner were accepted to the four-year program. Courtney Acosta is principal at McNeil, Laurelyn Arterbury is principal…