Round Rock ISD’s parent and family seminars provide valuable information focused on the academic and wellness needs of students. Parents/guardians will gain access to experts offering insight into topics affecting today’s high school students.

Seminar topics have been identified by frequently requested information from our student’s parents/guardians.

January 2019

Future Readiness - From Middle School to High School: Realistic Expectations and Transition Wednesday, January 23

6 – 8 p.m. The transition to high school can be an exciting time along with opportunities, new challenges, and questions. Join us as we discuss the importance of this transition time for our students entering eighth grade and get tips on navigating the academic challenges and opportunities that come with high school.

Seminar seats are limited. Room capacity and/or materials REQUIRE participants to register.
SIGN UP to attend From Middle School to High School: Realistic Expectations and Transition

Location: Round Rock High School, 300 N. Lake Creek Dr., Round Rock, TX 78681 in the 700 building cafeteria (old cafe).

Audience: For parents/guardians with their student(s) – grade 8.

Presenters: Lisa Greinert, Round Rock ISD Community Education; Rachelle Fink, Round Rock ISD Social and Emotional Learning

Future Readiness - Apprenticeships after High School : Earn While You Learn. Wednesday, Jan. 23

6 – 8 p.m. Are you interested in working with your hands in a trade like construction, electrical, HVAC, or plumbing? Or, maybe an alternative to college? Get an overview of how apprenticeships work (paid full-time work and evening/weekend classes), how to apply for one, and the opportunities for advancement in the field.

Location: Round Rock High School, 300 N. Lake Creek Dr., Round Rock, TX 78681, in the Lecture Hall

Audience: Students and parents/guardians with their student(s) – grades 11-12.

Presenters: Leonard Aguilar of the Texas Building & Construction Trades Council and Joe Cooper of the Plumbers & Pipe fitters Local Union #286

Counseling Services, FYI Seminar Series – Social Media pressures Monday, January 28

6 – 7 p.m.

This session tackles 30 of the biggest issues bombarding this social media-saturated generation around self-worth, confidence, relationships, insecurities, and purpose in life. Justin Burke will share lessons he has learned from his own life and offer practical solutions. No registration required.

Location: Round Rock High School, 300 N. Lake Creek Dr., Round Rock, TX 78681 in the 700 building cafeteria (old cafe).

Audience: Students and Parents/guardians of students grades 6 – 12.

Speaker: Justin Burke, author of More Than Liked: Staying True to Yourself in a Social Media-Obsessed Generation, singer-songwriter, social media personality, and university student.

Future Readiness - Get Your “College” On: How to earn college credit in high school Wednesday, January 30

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 postsecondary 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. Seminar seats are limited.

Room capacity and/or materials REQUIRE participants to register. SIGN UP for Get Your “College” On: How to earn college credit in high school

Location: Round Rock High School, 300 N. Lake Creek Dr., Round Rock, TX 78681 in the 700 building cafeteria (old cafe).

Audience: Students and Parents/Guardians with their student(s) – grades 8-11.

Presenter: Michelle Swain, Round Rock ISD Gifted and Advanced Academic Services

February 2019

Future Readiness - Study Skills: Time and Stress Management Wednesday, February 6

6 – 8 p.m. High school years can be a stressful experience for many students. Although a certain level of stress is normal, balancing heavy academic workloads, extra-curricular activities, jobs, and social commitments can be daunting. This course aims to provide students and parents with the tools needed to effectively manage time and stress in the school environment to help students be more successful, happy and healthy. Seminar seats are limited.

Room capacity and/or materials REQUIRE participants to register. SIGN UP for Study Skills: Time and Stress Management

Location: Round Rock High School, 300 N. Lake Creek Dr., Round Rock, TX 78681 in the Tool Box (old 200 bldg.).

Audience: Students and Parents/Guardians with their student(s) – grades 7-12.

Presenter: Angelica Ross, Round Rock ISD Early College High School

Future Readiness - Mental Health: Finding a Mental Health Counselor: Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 6 - 8 p.m.

6 – 8 p.m. A mental health counselor is a medical professional who helps individuals achieve emotional wellness. Mental health counselors work with individuals, families, groups, and communities to deal with mental health issues and improve mental well-being. If you are curious about what a mental health counselor can do for you or your child, there are a few important things you should know. Learn more about what these professionals do and how to find the right mental health counselor.

Location: Round Rock High School, 300 N. Lake Creek Dr., Round Rock, TX 78681 in the Tool Box (old 200 bldg.).

Seminar seats are limited. Room capacity and/or materials REQUIRE participants to register.

SIGN UP for Mental Health: Finding a Mental Health Counselor.

Audience: Parents/Guardians with their student(s) – grades 8 – 12.

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

Future Readiness - What Does Your Future Look Like: Career Exploration Wednesday, February 13

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 postsecondary pathways towards those careers and occupations. Discover career exploration tools and review resources that aid with planning for future success beyond high school. SIGN UP for What Does Your Future Look Like: Career Exploration

Seminar seats are limited. Room capacity and/or materials REQUIRE participants to register.

Location: Round Rock High School, 300 N. Lake Creek Dr., Round Rock, TX 78681 in the 700 building cafeteria (old cafe).

Audience: Students and Parents/Guardians with their student(s) – grades 7-12.

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

Counseling Services, FYI Seminar Series - Stress, Anxiety, and Depression Monday, February 25

6 – 7 p.m.

An informative session that offers tips and strategies to help students manage and cope with developing stress and anxiety. Renee Cameron will discuss self-care, active listening, stress management and coping skills for processing anxiety effectively. No registration required.

Location: Round Rock High School, 300 N. Lake Creek Dr., Round Rock, TX 78681 in the 700 building cafeteria (old cafe).

Audience: Students and Parents/Guardians of students grades 6 – 12.

Speaker: Renee Cameron, M.A., LPC, LMFT, STARRY training coordinator

March 2019

Counseling Services, FYI Seminar Series – LGBTQIA: The Basics Monday, March 11

6 – 7 p.m.

Attendees will be informed about the related vocabulary and how to navigate language used in the LGBTQIA communities. Participants will learn how to debunk myths about bisexuality, gender identity and expression, and the issues facing the transgender and gender non-binary communities. No registration required.

Location: Round Rock High School, 300 N. Lake Creek Dr., Round Rock, TX 78681 in the 700 building cafeteria (old cafe.).

Audience: Students and Parents/Guardians of students grades 6 – 12.

Speaker: Shane Whalley of Daring Dialogues

Future Readiness - More Than Sad: A look at teen depression: Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 6 - 8 p.m.

6 – 8 p.m.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s presentation More Than Sad was designed to offer parents a look into teen depression. The story of four teens will be shared and how each of them experienced depression. Participants will gain a better understanding of depression, suicide, and the resources available.

For parents/guardians with their student(s) grades 8-10. Due to the sensitive nature of this information, parents/guardians should use their discretion as to bringing their student to this seminar. Location: Round Rock High School, 300 N Lake Creek Dr, Round Rock, TX 78681 in the Tool Box (old 200 bldg.). Seminar seats are limited. Room capacity and/or materials REQUIRE participants to register. Registration is required: SIGN UP for More Than Sad: A look at teen depression

Location: Round Rock High School, 300 N. Lake Creek Dr., Round Rock, TX 78681 in the Tool Box (old 200 bldg.).

Audience: Parents/Guardians with their student(s) – grades 9 – 12. Due to the sensitive nature of this information, parents/guardians should use their discretion as to bringing their student to this seminar.

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

Future Readiness - RROCK Ready: How to get your child “future ready.” Wednesday, March 27

6 – 8 p.m.

RROCK Ready is a Round Rock ISD and community partnership fostering early literacy development before students enter school. As Bill Gates once said, “The first five years have so much to do with how the next 80 years turn out.” Research proves the first five years are critical to a child’s development. Join us as we discuss strategies and tips to assist you in preparing your child for success in school. Seminar seats are limited. Room capacity and/or materials REQUIRE participants to register. SIGN UP for RROCK Ready: How to get your child “future ready.”

Location: Round Rock High School, 300 N. Lake Creek Dr., Round Rock, TX 78681 in the 700 building cafeteria (old cafe).

Audience: Parents/Guardians of students ages 5 and under who have not entered school yet.

Presenter: Margo Vogelpohl, Round Rock ISD Title I and Pre-Kindergarten

April 2019

Future Readiness - Effective Communication Wednesday, April 10

6 – 8 p.m.

This presentation will take a look back at the different topics discussed and focus on how parents can effectively communicate topics often avoided with their children. Time will be given to practice and gain practical guidance on strategies easily implemented at home. Seminar seats are limited. Room capacity and/or materials REQUIRE participants to register. SIGN UP for Effective Communication

Location: Round Rock High School, 300 N. Lake Creek Dr., Round Rock, TX 78681 in the Tool Box (old 200 bldg.).

Audience: Parents/Guardians with their student(s) – grades 8-12.

Presenter(s): Dr. Amy Grosso, Round Rock ISD Future Readiness; Rachelle Fink, Round Rock ISD Social and Emotional Learning

Future Readiness - College not for you? What’s Your Plan? Wednesday, April 10

6 – 8 p.m.

You are about to graduate – what is your plan? While four-year institutions present an excellent option for many students, other students may want to consider other educational and career possibilities. Join us as we discuss various opportunities and paths to help you make informed decisions regarding your future. Seminar seats are limited. Room capacity and/or materials REQUIRE participants to register. SIGN UP for College not for you? What’s Your Plan?

Location: Round Rock High School, 300 N. Lake Creek Dr., Round Rock, TX 78681 in the 700 building cafeteria (old cafe).

Audience: Students and Parents/Guardians with their student(s).

Presenter: Lisa Greinert, Round Rock ISD Community Education

The Future Readiness Parent Seminars are made available by the Round Rock ISD Community Education department. SIGN UP FOR FUTURE READINESS SEMINARS.

The F.Y.I Seminar Series was developed by the Round Rock ISD Counseling Services department.