Elementary, middle and high school students across Round Rock ISD had the opportunity to further their skills in literature and enhance their knowledge of storytelling through a Shakespeare-immersed lesson. Provided by Globe Education, students received a visit from...read more
A District awarded grant of $98,622 has allowed students and staff at Wells Branch Elementary Arts Integration Academy ( AIA) to develop their creative and critical thinking skills with weekly visits from a team of teaching artists. Creative Action is an Austin-based...read more
Students were thrilled to see the new stage, black box theater, dance studio, keyboard lab, violin lab and flexible learning spaces added over the summer when they arrived at Wells Branch Elementary Arts Integration Academy on their first day of school. “A fourth...read more
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Bond 2014 projects across Round Rock ISD were completed over the summer, ensuring campus improvements and new facilities were ready to welcome students for the new school year. The projects included upgrades to 18 campuses, the...read more
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...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