Gabehart awarded TCEA Advocacy Award

Gabehart awarded TCEA Advocacy Award

Round Rock ISD Executive Director of Technology and Information Services Mark Gabehart was awarded the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Advocacy Award at the organization’s annual conference in February. Through the Advocacy Award, TCEA recognizes an individual’s efforts to advocate on behalf of students and teachers for technology-rich learning environments and educational experiences that meet…

Board Briefs: Board calls for May 2017 Bond Election, Trustee Hanna starts service, academic calendar approved

The Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees called for a May 2017 Bond Election totaling $572.1 million, welcomed Trustee Edward Hanna to the Board and approved the 2017-2018 academic calendar at its Feb. 16 regular Board meeting. Board calls for $572.1 million Bond election in May 2017 The Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees unanimously…

Board of Trustees approve 2017- 2018 academic calendar

Board of Trustees approve 2017- 2018 academic calendar

The Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees approved the academic calendar for the 2017-2018 school year at its regular meeting Feb. 16. A calendar committee comprised of District and campus administrators, as well as parents, designed the calendars in alignment with the most recent calendars. The calendar committee considered the following parameters when creating the…

RRISD Summer Enrichment Fair to be held Feb. 25

RRISD Summer Enrichment Fair to be held Feb. 25

Round Rock ISD families with children in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to attend the District’s Summer Enrichment Fair, to be held Saturday, Feb. 25 at Deerpark Middle School. The event will be hosted in the Deerpark cafeteria, 8849 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, from noon to 2 p.m. and will feature more than 30…

17 RRISD students named Presidential Scholar candidates

17 RRISD students named Presidential Scholar candidates

Seventeen Round Rock ISD students have been named candidates for the Presidential Scholars program, which allows them to apply for selection to the prestigious academic program. Students selected represent four District high schools: Cedar Ridge High School had one student, Westwood High School 11 students, McNeil High School had three students and Round Rock High…

Round Rock ISD high school students invited to register for 2017 Ethics in Youth Conference

Round Rock ISD high school students invited to register for 2017 Ethics in Youth Conference

Round Rock ISD high school students are invited to meet potential employers and further develop their ethical foundation during the 2017 Ethics in Youth Conference on March 25. Hosted by the Round Rock ISD Partners in Education (PIE) Foundation, RecognizeGood and Round Rock ISD, the conference will feature speakers from RecongizeGood and organizations across Central…

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…

Citizens Bond Committee presents recommendation to Board of Trustees

Citizens Bond Committee presents recommendation to Board of Trustees

The Round Rock ISD Citizens Bond Committee (CBC) presented a $530.1 million recommendation to the Board of Trustees Thursday night with projects including High School #6, Elementary School #35, school additions, a Career Tech High School and an indoor aquatics center. Trustees reviewed the projects and propositions, asking the District’s administration to bring forward additional…

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…

RRISD students earn 2K college credit hours through dual credit

RRISD students earn 2K college credit hours through dual credit

Round Rock ISD students at the District’s five comprehensive high schools earned a record breaking total of 2,325 college credit hours during fall 2016 dual credit courses — the equivalent of $1.9 million in tuition at Austin Community College (ACC). Across the high schools, 556 students registered and completed 774 dual credit courses, all available…

RRISD Mentor program receives proclamation from City

In honor of National Mentoring Month, the Round Rock ISD mentor program was recognized with a proclamation by the City of Round Rock Mayor, Alan McGraw, during the Jan. 12 City Council meeting. National Mentoring Month is a campaign held each January to promote youth mentoring. District representatives in attendance to accept the honor were…

Smith named new executive director of teaching and learning — secondary

Round Rock ISD has named Ryan Smith the new Executive Director of Teaching of Learning — Secondary. Smith has served as the District’s Director of Professional Development since 2013 and has previously held the position of assistant principal at Walsh and Deerpark middle schools. Prior to administrative roles, he also served as a special education…

District Digest

January 6, 2017 District Digest – 3 Things to Know In Round Rock ISD

Help Round Rock ISD advocate tirelessly for student success. Here’s what you need to know about our world class District. Download the PDF in English or Spanish. State releases preliminary school accountability grading system The state of Texas will be releasing preliminary grades for every school and district on Jan. 6, 2017, in accordance with…

Four RRISD schools named Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools finalists

Canyon Creek, Forest North, Union Hill and Voigt elementary schools have been named finalists by the Flippen Group to receive a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools award for the 2016-2017 school year. The Flippen Group selected 46 finalists out of 10,000 schools nationwide that host the Capturing Kids’ Hearts program. As part of the…

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…

PIE Foundation Scholarship Applications open now

Round Rock ISD Partners in Education Foundation Scholarship Applications Open Now

Round Rock ISD Partners in Education (PIE) Foundation Scholarship applications are now available for current seniors to complete before the deadline of March 8, 2017. Applications are located on the Partners in Education Foundation website where students should apply directly online. PIE Foundation scholarships are open to seniors graduating in 2017 to apply until midnight…

Cedar Ridge athletes celebrate signing early letters of intent

Athletics Report: student-athletes earn scholarships, community comes together in tragedy, winter sports thrive

Thirty student-athletes earn college scholarships, a community comes together in tragedy to raise $8,000 and Winter sports teams continue to thrive in Round Rock ISD. High schools showcase 30 students signing athletic scholarships Round Rock ISD stadiums and gyms are filled with future college athletes. In November the District’s five high schools celebrated five Cedar…

RRISD TAG Independent Study Showcase highlights elementary school student research

RRISD TAG Independent Study Showcase highlights elementary school student research

Talented and Gifted (TAG) students from across Round Rock ISD highlighted their research projects during the District’s semi-annual TAG Independent Study Showcase.

The event, held Dec. 6 at Cedar Ridge High School, provided an opportunity for elementary school students to present and showcase their work to parents, teachers and community members.

RRISD succeed at Texas K-12 Chess Championship

RRISD students succeed at Texas K-12 Chess Championship

Students from five Round Rock ISD schools traveled to Houston in November to compete in the 20th annual Texas K-12 Chess Championship. Students from England, Laurel Mountain, Spicewood and Sommer elementary schools, Canyon Vista and Walsh middle schools and Westwood High School joined more than 400 students from across Texas who participated in the championship.…

Athletics Report: Historical season ends for Dragons, Westwood Volleyball earns postseason awards, Stony Point coaching family grieves loss

Athletics Report: Historical season ends for Dragons, Westwood Volleyball earns postseason awards, Stony Point coaching family grieves loss

The Dragons end a historical season, basketball season heats up before the holidays and tragedy strikes Stony Point coaching family. Read more about Round Rock ISD athletics from Nov. 28 through Dec. 4, 2016. Historical Season Ends for Dragons The Round Rock High School football team lost to The Woodlands High School on Dec. 3,…