RRISD celebrates 2018 secondary teachers of the year

RRISD celebrates 2018 Secondary Teachers of the Year

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…

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,…

Round Rock ISD and Round Rock Chamber partner for K-12 day

Round Rock ISD and Round Rock Chamber partner for K-12 day

The Round Rock Chamber hosted 21 community members at its annual K-12 Day, which visited four Round Rock ISD schools to showcase the innovative programs offered in the District. The group toured the District in a traditional yellow school bus as they visited Berkman Elementary Arts Integration Academy, England Elementary School, Hernandez Middle School and…

Hernandez student selected to be part of the national conference youth choir

Hernandez student selected to be part of the national conference youth choir

Kallie Smalley, an eighth-grade student from Hernandez Middle School, auditioned with middle school students from all across the United States and was selected to be part of the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE) national conference youth choir. In addition to auditioning for the youth choir, Kallie wrote an essay describing her interest in music…

Hernandez hosts culture day

Hernandez hosts culture day

As part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, Hernandez Middle School recently hosted Culture Day to build cultural awareness through student and teacher led activities. The IB program aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect, according to the organization.…

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…

Hernandez, Deerpark students participate in ‘Engineer the World’ camp

Thirty students from Hernandez and Deerpark middle schools participated in Mission: Engineer the World camp on Saturday, November 5. The camp, hosted at Hernandez, is an all day middle school camp, created by the Society of Women Engineers (UTSWE) at the University of Texas at Austin . The camp is designed to excite and educate…

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…

Hernandez students participate in mock election

Hernandez Middle School government teachers have provided students with the opportunity to participate in a mock election, in alignment with the upcoming presidential election. Through the “Flexlection,” Hernandez students were able to spend a week during their flex period to evaluate where each party stands on issues such as education, the economy and jobs, and…

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…

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…

Hernandez partners with Univision to open in-school media center

Hernandez Middle School students were broadcast live across the United States last week as the school celebrated its partnership with Univision at the opening of its state-of-the-art media center. Hernandez is one of six schools nationwide to partner with Univision to empower students to learn more about careers in television broadcasting. The media center is…

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.”

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…

‘Fiesta Mexicana’ brings culture, entertainment to Round Rock

Ballet Folklorico groups from across the district will gather Jan. 22 for the fourth annual Fiesta Mexicana dinner and show, which celebrates latino culture through dance. Fiesta Mexicana will be held at the Cedar Ridge High School cafeteria, 2801 Gattis School Road, Round Rock, at 5:45 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m. and…

Superintendent, Senior Chief visit schools during first week

Round Rock ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve Flores and Senior Chief of Schools and Innovation have been visiting schools, students, staff and principals throughout the first week of school.

Here are some photos of the two district leaders with staff members from those visits:

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RRISD PIE Foundation awards $85K in Excellence in Education Grants

The Round Rock ISD Partners in Education Foundation awarded more than $85,000 in Excellence in Education Grants at the district’s annual Kickoff event Aug. 18. This year’s grants funded 50 projects, spanning 47 campuses and departments, which will affect more than 25,000 students. Last year, the Foundation funded 40 projects at 31 campuses, totaling $66,701…

RRISD starts new school year with technology infusion

Students will have an opportunity to work with new technology this school year as a result of the Round Rock ISD Bond 2014 and Next Generation Digital Classroom projects. The latest update on the projects includes the following, which will be completed by the start of school: All high school and middle school campuses will…

‘Top 10’ grads shine at RRISD schools, continue education nationwide

Top graduates at Round Rock ISD’s five high schools shined throughout their time in the district and will continue their education at 21 universities in the United States. The RRISD elementary school that produced the most top 10 graduates was Fern Bluff with seven graduates. Great Oaks and Forest Creek each produced five graduates each…