RRISD celebrates 2018 secondary teachers of the year

RRISD celebrates 2018 Secondary Teachers of the Year

RRISD partners with ACC, Round Rock Chamber for HVAC, Plumbing career training

More skilled professionals should hit the Central Texas job market thanks to a new partnership.

Round Rock ISD has partnered with Austin Community College (ACC) and the Round Rock Chamber to start an HVAC and plumbing career training program at Round Rock High School (RRHS).

The organizations signed a memorandum of understanding for the program, which will begin this summer in the back of the RRHS 500 building. The program was created to meet the demands for individuals trained in HVAC and plumbing in the Central Texas community. Courses will be held for free to District students and employees.

City of Round Rock presents letter of intent for proposed RRISD aquatic center

The City of Round Rock has announced its intent to partner with Round Rock ISD for a proposed aquatic center, pending approval from voters in the Bond 2017 Election.

Round Rock City Manager Laurie Hadley announced a letter of intent had been established at the District’s April 20 Board of Trustees meeting, committing to a potential partnership for the aquatic center facility if approved by voters. The City of Round Rock, RRISD and the YMCA of Williamson County initially partnered for a feasibility study in 2016 to determine the need and desire for a facility in the Round Rock area. The aquatic center is included as a $22 million project in Bond 2017, which consists of funds to address the District’s needs.

Board Briefs

Board Briefs: Trustees receive District debt report, award Bond 2014 bids

The Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees received information on the District debt report, approved the District of Innovation plan, awarded construction bids for Bond 2014 projects, celebrated the District’s Efficiency Award from Austin Energy and reviewed the 2017 commencement ceremony plan at its April 20 Regular Board Meeting. Board receives District debt report Chief…

Early voting for Bond 2017 opens April 24, Election Day to be held May 6

Early voting for the Round Rock ISD Bond 2017 package will run from April 24 to May 2 prior to Election Day May 6.

The $572.1 million Bond consists of three propositions that address growth, innovation and safety within Round Rock ISD. Learn more about Bond 2017 and view a complete list of financial information and proposed projects on the District’s Bond website.

Early voting locations within and in close proximity to Round Rock ISD will be open daily. Williamson County locations will not be open Sunday, April 30.

The Immortals FLL Team from Spicewood Elementary School

Spicewood, England FLL teams succeed at regionals, ‘The Immortals’ advance to World Festival

The Spicewood Elementary School FIRST Lego League (FLL) team, The Immortals, advanced to the FLL World Festival after successfully competing at the Central Texas Regional Invitational Championship. The Immortals will compete in the FLL World Festival, held in Houston April 19-22. This year, 32,000 teams from 88 countries participated in FLL and 102 teams from…

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 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…

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 values continue to increase

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,…

Athletics Report: Dragons advance, Raiders lose in a thriller

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…

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…

Board Briefs

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

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 open for 2016-2017

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

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…