The Future Readiness Parent Seminars are made available by Round Rock ISD Community Education and inspired by frequently requested information from our student’s parents/guardians.

Future Readiness Parent Seminars provide valuable information focused on the needs of students as they move through their academic careers and help guide parents and guardians as they consider the important choices that make students future ready.

Pre-registration is required. Seminar fee: $10.00 per family, per seminar. Fees collected are donated to student scholarships. Apply for a seminar fee waiver.

 

When Does Stress Become Anxiety?

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, 6-8 p.m.
Anxiety is currently the most common mental health issue for students with one out of five dealing with a diagnosable disorder. Knowing the difference between stress and anxiety, can allow parents to better support their children. The presentation will provide information on stress, anxiety, and resources available.

For parents/guardians with their student(s) grades 8-12. Location: Round Rock High School, 300 N. Lake Creek Dr., Round Rock, TX 78681 in the old cafeteria. Fee: $10 per family. Register for When Does Stress Become Anxiety?

Presenter: Dr. Amy Grosso, coordinator, Round Rock ISD Future Readiness

Dr. Amy Grosso holds an MS.Ed. in Educational Psychology from Baylor University and a Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Before her work in education, she spent several years as a mental health counselor. Dr. Grosso serves as board chair for the Central Texas chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; and leads professional development on mental health topics, assists with AVID, and oversees grants for the District.

 

What Does Your Future Look Like: Career Exploration

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, 6-8 p.m.

Do you know what the hot jobs of the future are?

Learn about careers with the potential to grow at a faster-than-average rate, new occupations in growing industries and the post-secondary pathways towards those careers and occupations.

Discover career exploration tools and review resources that aid with planning for future success beyond high school.

For parents/guardians with their student(s) grades 8-10. Location: Round Rock High School, 300 N Lake Creek Dr, Round Rock, TX 78681 in the old cafeteria. Fee: $10 per family. Register for What Does Your Future Look Like: Career Exploration

Presenter(s): Lisa Greinert, director, Round Rock ISD Community Education; Peggy Mica, coordinator, Round Rock ISD Career and Technical Education

Lisa Greinert has been a teacher and middle and high school administrator. Her passion lies in ensuring parents and students recognize the importance of preparing early for future success. Greinert has been an educator with the District for 18 years.

Peggy Mica has 32 years of experience as an educator. After more than 22 years as a high school teacher, Mica spent over three years as a campus instructional technology specialist. Currently, Mica coordinates the Career and Technical Education program for the District.

Greinert and Mica have a combined experience of 50 years with the Round Rock Independent School District.

Get Your “College” On: How to earn college credit in high school

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, 6-8 p.m.

Understanding the most appropriate educational pathway for your student can be overwhelming. Learn about the different programs that offer students the opportunity to earn college credit during high school. These rigorous programs can provide financial benefits and give your student a post-secondary academic advantage. Find out more about college readiness assessments (PSAT/SAT/ACT), which are required for college admission and explore resources to help your student do their best.

For parents/guardians with their student(s) grades 8-10. Location: Round Rock High School, 300 N. Lake Creek Dr., Round Rock, TX 78681 in the old cafeteria. Fee: $10 per family. Register for Get Your “College” On: How to earn college credit in high school

Presenter(s): Michelle Swain, director, Round Rock ISD Gifted and Advanced Academic Services

Michelle Swain is an advocate for the District’s diverse student base of advanced learners. In her role, Swain oversees the gifted and talented (TAG), advanced placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), dual credit, UT OnRamps dual enrollment, Texas Virtual School Network, the College Board SAT Suite of Assessments, Duke Talent Search, Enrichment, and examination for acceleration programs. Swain has been in public education for 25 years.

 

Study Skills: Organization and Note-taking

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, 6-8 p.m.

Discover the key to effective note-taking. Effective note-taking goes beyond the actual act of taking notes. Developing note-taking skills can aid retention, decrease frustration, improve time management and academic success.

At this workshop, students and parents learn together. Students gain proficiency in the essential skills of organization and note-taking while parents/guardians learn how to support their students in the practice of applying these newly acquired skills.

For parents/guardians with their student(s) grades 8-12. Location: Round Rock HS “Tool Box,” 200 Bldg. at Round Rock High School, 300 N. Lake Creek Dr. Round Rock, TX 78681. Fee: $10 per family. Register for Study Skills: Organization and Note-taking

Presenter: Samuel Groom, AVID teacher, Round Rock ISD Early College High School