Round Rock ISD’s free Parent and Family Seminars provide parents/guardians access to experts with valuable information focused on the academic and wellness needs of students.

Parent and Family Seminar Series is made available by the Round Rock ISD Community Education department. Seminar topics have been identified by frequently requested information from our student’s parents/guardians.

The F.Y.I community health and well-being seminar series was derived through input from a student survey and developed by the District’s counseling services department.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 6 – 7 pm – How to Manage Stress and Anxiety

Free. To accommodate for space and supplies, registration for How to Manage Stress and Anxiety is required.

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Presenter: Dr. Amy Grosso, Round Rock ISD future readiness
For: Parents/Guardians and their student(s), grades 8-12.

Anxiety is currently the most common mental health issue for students with one out of three dealing with anxiety. 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.

Location: Hernandez Middle School – Cafeteria, located at 1901 Sunrise Rd., Round Rock, TX 78664

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 6 – 7 pm – AVID Awareness

Free. To accommodate for space and supplies, registration for AVID Awareness is required.

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Presenter: Dr. Lora Darden, executive director Round Rock ISD Future Readiness
For: Parents/Guardians and their student(s), grades 5-10.

Learn about AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) in Round Rock ISD. AVID is a college-readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges. Although AVID serves all students, it focuses on the least served students in the academic middle. The formula is simple: raise expectations of students and, with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge.

Location: Hernandez Middle School – Lecture Hall, located at 1901 Sunrise Rd, Round Rock, TX 78664

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 6 – 7 pm – What is Gifted Education?

Free. To accommodate for space and supplies, registration for What is Gifted Education? is required.

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Presenter: Raine Maggio, Round Rock ISD gifted and advanced academics
For: Parents/Guardians and their student(s), grades K-12.

Learn about Gifted Education offered by Round Rock ISD, identification requirements, referrals, testing process, and the instructional opportunities and other services designed to meet the unique needs of students with significantly advanced general intellectual ability and/or specific subject matter aptitude.

Location: Deerpark Middle School – Cafeteria, located at 8849 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, TX 78729

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6 – 7 pm – Study Skills: Time & Stress Management

Free. To accommodate for space and supplies, registration for Study Skills: Time & Stress Management is required.

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Presenter: Angelica Ross, Round Rock ISD Early College High School
For: Parents/Guardians and their student(s), grades 8-10.

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.

Location: Round Rock High School in the 700 Building Cafeteria (old Cafeteria), 300 N. Lake Creek Dr. in Round Rock.

Monday, Oct. 21, 6 – 7 pm – Vaping and Other Drugs

An FYI community health and well-being seminar, Free

For: Parents/Guardians and their student(s), grades 9 -12.
SPEAKER: Joe Dias, M.Ed., LPC-S, has had a 15-year career in adolescent and family mental health as a former Crisis Counselor for Austin ISD, Program Specialist for Memorial Hermann PaRC IOP, and Director of Recovery and Wellness Services at University High School.

Dias facilitates an interactive discussion about drug use and youth; provides information on drug-using cues and indicators with teens; and reviews the acute and chronic symptoms of substance use with education on multiple substances and the risks of vaping.

Location: Old Hopewell Meeting Room, immediately adjacent to the Round Rock ISD Lillie Delgado Administration Building located at 1311 Round Rock Ave. in Round Rock.

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6 – 7 pm – Understanding High School Academies & Electives

Free. To accommodate for space and supplies, registration for Understanding High School Academies & Electives is required.

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Presenter: Sheri Bonds and Peggy Mica, Round Rock ISD career and technical education
For: Parents/Guardians and their student(s), grades 8-10.

Why does my child need to choose an Academy? Choosing your high school electives and Academy is an exciting decision because it is an opportunity for students to explore current and new interests. The purpose of the Academies is to ensure all students are prepared for their future when they graduate from high school. This seminar will outline the electives and Academy options that are available at each of the Round Rock ISD high school campuses and how to determine which Academy best fits your student’s interests and ultimately their future goals.

Location: Hernandez Middle School – Cafeteria, located at 1901 Sunrise Rd, Round Rock, TX 78664

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6 – 7 pm – Social Media Wellness

Free. To accommodate for space and supplies, registration for Social Media Wellness is required.

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Presenter: Dr. Amy Grosso, Round Rock ISD future readiness
For: Parents/Guardians and their student(s), grades 8-12.

Social Media is all around and there is no escaping the use of it by our children. Often times the approach of telling kids what not to do builds a wall. The presentation is based on the book Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World by Ana Homayoun which focuses on ways to approach the topic with students to assist them in making healthy choices.

Location: Hernandez Middle School – Lecture Hall, located at 1901 Sunrise Rd, Round Rock, TX 78664

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 6 – 7 pm – What is Gifted Education?

Free. To accommodate for space and supplies, registration for What is Gifted Education? is required.

Register for What is Gifted Education?

Presenter: Raine Maggio, Round Rock ISD gifted and advanced academics
For: Parents/Guardians and their student(s), grades K-12.

Learn about Gifted Education offered by Round Rock ISD, identification requirements, referrals, testing process, and the instructional opportunities and other services designed to meet the unique needs of students with significantly advanced general intellectual ability and/or specific subject matter aptitude.

Location: Hernandez Middle School – Lecture Hall, located at 1901 Sunrise Rd, Round Rock, TX 78664

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 6 – 7 pm – College Admissions Officer Panel

Free. To accommodate for space and supplies, registration for College Admissions Officer Panel is required.

Register for College Admissions Officer Panel

Presenter: Michelle Swain, Round Rock ISD gifted and advanced academics
For: Parents/Guardians and their student(s), grades 11-12.

There are plenty of theories regarding what colleges and universities want in selecting their students, but what do the people who actually engage in a holistic review of student applications say? Admissions officers from Texas public and private colleges and universities will respond to questions about the role of advanced academics coursework in the admissions process and provide insight regarding such aspects as strength of schedule, recommendation letters, and student essays.

Location: Hernandez Middle School – Cafeteria, located at 1901 Sunrise Rd, Round Rock, TX 78664