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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Ridgeview Middle School Band members to perform at international music conference

A group of percussion students at Ridgeview Middle school earned an opportunity to perform at The 70th Annual Midwest Clinic in Chicago. The Midwest Clinic is an international music conference with student musicians selected around the world to showcase ideas and talent. The Ridgeview percussion students had competed against hundreds of other groups of musicians.…

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.”

RRISD bus monitor celebrates 90th birthday

Round Rock ISD bus monitor James Bennett celebrated his 90th birthday surrounded by fellow transportation employees, family and friends May 23. The celebration, held May 23 at the RRISD Transportation East facility, honored Bennett’s milestone birthday and his passion for serving the students in the district. “We are honored to celebrate Mr. Bennett and his…

Board Briefs – December 17, 2015 Regular Meeting

The Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees met in regular session on December 17 to approve the name and attendance zone for the district’s 34th elementary school, Joe Lee Johnson Elementary School, serving the Wells Branch neighborhood. Trustees also recognized students from Double File, Ridgeview, Cedar Ridge, McNeil and Round Rock schools for state and national awards recognitions. The 2016-2017 academic calendar was also approved during this meeting.

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…

Cedar Ridge High School Top 10 — Kayleigh Nerhood, No. 9

Cedar Ridge High School senior Kayleigh Nerhood ranked No. 9 in the 2015 graduating class. Along with Cedar Ridge, Nerhood also attended Blackland Prairie Elementary School and Ridgeview Middle School.  Nerhood will continue her education at Marshall University as a biology major. Nerhood said her most influential teacher in Round Rock ISD has been math…

Cedar Ridge High School Top 10 — Raunak Pillali, No. 6

Cedar Ridge High School senior Raunak Pillali ranked No. 6 in the 2015 graduating class. Along with Cedar Ridge, Pillai also attended Forest Creek and Blackland Prairie elementary schools and Ridgeview Middle School. Pillali will continue his education at Vanderbilt University as a neuroscience major. Pillali said his most influential teacher in Round Rock ISD…