Technology immerses Deerpark Language Arts students in the Sixties

Through technology, Next Generation Digital Classroom (NGDC) librarian Amy Lott transported Deerpark Middle School seventh-grade language arts students to the time and place of the coming-of-age novel The Outsiders, written by S. E. Hinton, published in 1967. In preparation to read the book, students used iPads to launch Aurasma virtual experiences. The auras immerse the…

RRISD Demographic Snapshot: Herrington brings nearly one-quarter total growth in District, property value continues to increase

Round Rock ISD continues to grow, with a projected enrollment of nearly 52,000 in 10 years — an increase of more than 3,600 students, according to the latest quarterly demographic reports supplied by Templeton Demographics. The highest growth in the District can be attributed to land in the northeast corner of the RRISD attendance zone,…

Inaugural ECHS class begins first college course

The inaugural class of Early College High School (ECHS) freshman has begun its first college course as part of the ECHS curriculum, officially becoming college students at Austin Community College (ACC). ECHS freshmen began “Effective Learning: Keys to College Success,” or EDUC 1300, a three-credit transferable course that provides knowledge and skills needed for success…

Robertson, Berkman achieve Marzano High Reliability Schools certification

Berkman Arts Integration Academy (AIA) and Robertson Elementary School have achieved level one and level two certifications, respectively in Marzano High Reliability Schools (HRS) program for creating a safe and collaborative culture. The HRS program was created by Marzano Research to help transform schools into organizations that take proactive steps to ensure student success. Using…

RRISD releases TAPR data, earns ‘Met Standard’ accountability rating

Round Rock ISD earned a “Met Standard” accountability rating, according to the recently released 2015-2016 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR). The TAPR compiles a wide range of information on student performance in each Texas school and district. Performance measures include State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) results by grade, subject and student group;…

Athletics Report: Dragons advance, Raiders lose in a thriller

Round Rock ISD student-athletes went into the holiday week thankful for more opportunities to compete in the UIL state championship tournament. The Dragons advanced, the Raiders capped their historic season, and the Tigers fell.   Dragon Playoff Tickets available on November 23 The Round Rock High School football team advanced to the state playoffs, squaring…

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…

Board Briefs Oct. 20, 2016: Trustees discuss middle school attendance zone, DOI

The Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees discussed the middle school attendance zone proposal, approved the Round Rock ISD District of Innovation (DOI) plan, reviewed the annual School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) and recognized the success of 35 outstanding campuses for earning TEA distinctions at its Oct. 20 regular meeting. Board discusses middle school attendance…

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 to provide free breakfast during first week of school

Round Rock ISD students will have the opportunity to start the year with a full week of free breakfast, offered at all 54 District campuses.

The free breakfast will begin on the first day of school Aug. 23 and continue through Aug. 26. Serving times will vary based on each campus’ breakfast schedule. Students and families are advised to check with their school’s staff for official times.

Leadership Round Rock ISD registration now open for 2016–2017

Registration for Leadership Round Rock ISD is now open for the 2016–2017 school year.

Leadership RRISD is a monthly presentation series that gives community members a behind-the-scenes look within RRISD schools and District administration. The program will host eight meetings throughout the year, open to up to 35 community members who must register each month based on their interests. Participants are able to register for more than one Leadership RRISD session. Meetings will be held 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. each month from September 2016 to April 2017.

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, Kennedy Center partner for Arts Integration Academy training

As Berkman and Wells Branch elementary schools prepare to open as Arts Integration Academies (AIA) in August, Round Rock ISD administrators and school staff partnered with the Kennedy Center ArtsEdge program for intensive professional development sessions. The first of three trainings led the group through brainstorming exercises and allowed for collaboration among academic and fine…

RRISD to host College Application Presentation

Round Rock ISD will host a College Application Presentation for all district seniors and their parents on Aug. 2. The event will provide a general overview of the application process and the opportunity for students and parents to speak with admission representatives from various colleges and universities. Topics discussed will include the ApplyTexas Application, Common…

RRISD music teachers showcase technology tools at state conference

A group of Round Rock ISD music teachers showcased technology tools used in fine arts classrooms during a panel presentation at the Texas Center for Education and Development of Fine Arts (CEDFA) summit. The Technology in Music Instruction presentation was led by Cedar Ridge High School Piano Teacher Cayla Cardiff, Stony Point High School Choral…

RRISD to live-stream Virtual Kickoff 2016

Round Rock ISD Kickoff 2016 is going virtual. A Virtual Kickoff is a start of school year celebration broadcasted live to schools and departments hosting site-based watch parties so as to focus the entire organization to DREAM BIG and TAKE ACTION. Virtual Kickoff 2016 will be exclusively live-streamed to site-based watch parties on August 17…

STAAR results now available for grades 3-8

Test results for the 2016 State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) are now available for grades 3-8. Parents and students can receive results in-person at the student’s campus or online at the Texas Assessment Web Portal. Parents will need the student’s access code, also referred to as the portal code to receive online…

RRISD seeks volunteers, donations for School Supplies Sunday

Round Rock ISD is seeking volunteers and donations for its annual School Supplies Sunday, held in partnership with the Round Rock ISD Partners in Education (PIE) Foundation and Round Rock Police Department Kutz 4 Kids event, presented by Dream Big. Volunteer opportunities are available for three separate days, which include the sorting day Aug. 10,…