If you walk through the halls of Old Town Elementary this year, you may notice something different — students in a number of classrooms at various grade levels speaking Spanish during their instructional lessons. This year, the campus has implemented the Dual Language...read more
A total of 35 Round Rock ISD schools earned 115 special distinctions from the Texas Education Agency, including six campuses that earned all available distinctions.
Canyon Creek, Caraway, Great Oaks, Herrington and Spicewood elementary schools and Westwood High School earned all distinctions in all categories for which the schools were eligible, joining more than 400 campuses statewide that also earned all distinctions.
Campus distinctions are aligned with the TEA Accountability Ratings, released in August. RRISD, as well as all District campuses, earned a “Met Standard” designation.read more
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.”read more
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A total of 28 Round Rock ISD schools have been recognized as No Place for Hate campuses for the 2016-2017 school year by the Anti-Defamation League, which certifies the schools to teach lessons such as empowerment against bullying...read more
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An educational manuscript co-authored by Old Town Elementary School Teacher Annie Durham has been selected for publication by Science and Children, a leading peer-reviewed journal for elementary science education. Durham, who teaches...read more
This Spring 18 Round Rock ISD elementary schools collectively fundraised $95,144 for the American Heart Association (AHA) through the project Jump Rope for Heart. The Jump Rope for Heart project strengthened student awareness of long-term cardiovascular health by...read more