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, January 21, 6 – 7 p.m. – How to Improve PSAT/SAT Scores: Putting a Plan in Place

Free. To accommodate for space and supplies, registration for How to Improve PSAT/SAT Scores: Putting a Plan in Place is required.

Audience: Parents/Guardians and their 8-10th grade student(s)
Location: Deerpark Middle School, 8849 Anderson Mill Rd., Austin
Presenters: Lisa Greinert, director, Round Rock ISD Community Education; Peggy Mica, coordinator, Round Rock ISD Career and Technical Education

Students received the results of their October PSAT in December. What comes next? Learn how to access and analyze PSAT results, link your student s College Board account with Khan Academy for personalized PSAT/SAT practice targeting areas of improvement, and access other support tools and services like the SAT Question of the day and campus-based Princeton Review courses. Don t let those scores live in the bottom of the backpack or in a file somewhere – make the most of them!

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Wednesday, January 29, 6 – 7 p.m. – Study Skills: Organization and Notetaking

FREE. To accommodate for space and supplies, registration for Study Skills: Organization and Note taking is required.

Audience: Parents/Guardians and their 8-12th grade student(s)
Location: Round Rock High School, Old Cafeteria #700 Building, 300 Lake Creek Dr., Round Rock
Presenter: Angelica Ross, AVID teacher, Round Rock ISD Early College High School

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.

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Saturday, February 1, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Gifted & Advanced Academics Parent Conference

Fee: $10 per person. Register for Gifted & Advanced Academics Parent Conference

Location: Walsh Middle School, 3850 Walsh Ranch Rd., Round Rock
Keynote: The Whole Child and the Balance of Being
Speaker: Dr. Tracy Inman, associate director for The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University.

Student activities for children K-5 will be available while parents attend informative breakout sessions.

Register and pay for Gifted & Advanced Academics Parent Conference. Walk-ins, cash or check only. Fee is charged per person. Prepared for parents/guardians of gifted students, all grades and those interested in secondary advanced academics, such as our college credit in high school programs. Questions? Contact the Gifted and Advanced Academic Department.

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Tuesday, February 4, 6-7 p.m. – PSAT, SAT & ACT: Increasing College Readiness

FREE. To accommodate for space and supplies, registration is required. Register for PSAT, SAT, & ACT: Increasing College Readiness.

Location: Hernandez Middle School, 1901 Sunrise Rd., Round Rock.

College readiness exams are a part of high school. Learn about the format of each of these exams including what they measure, the range of scores, and tools to prepare for success like Khan Academy, Princeton Review, and the SAT Question of the Day. We will also discuss what they mean for the college admissions process and how they can impact scholarships and certain program opportunities. Registration is required.

Prepared for parents/guardians and their students, grades 8 -11.

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Tuesday, February 11, 6-7 p.m. – More than Sad

FREE. To accommodate for space and supplies, registration is required. Register for More than Sad.

Location: Deerpark Middle School, 8849 Anderson Mill Rd., Austin.

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.

Prepared for parents/guardians and their students, grades 8-12.

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Tuesday, February 4, 6-7 p.m. – PSAT, SAT & ACT: Increasing College Readiness

FREE. To accommodate for space and supplies, registration is required. Register for PSAT, SAT, & ACT: Increasing College Readiness.

Location: Deerpark Middle School, 8849 Anderson Mill Rd., Austin.

College readiness exams are a part of high school. Learn about the format of each of these exams including what they measure, the range of scores, and tools to prepare for success like Khan Academy, Princeton Review, and the SAT Question of the Day. We will also discuss what they mean for the college admissions process and how they can impact scholarships and certain program opportunities. Registration is required.

Prepared for parents/guardians and their students, grades 8 -11.

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Tuesday, February 25, 6-7 p.m. – What are Apprenticeships?

FREE. To accommodate for space and supplies, registration is required. Register for What are Apprenticeships?

Location: Success High School, 500 Gattis School Rd, Round Rock.

Apprenticeships, job-based learning, for career trades like construction, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing can lead to a successful career without a college degree. Come learn about Austin area apprenticeship possibilities in these fields and more.

Prepared for parents/guardians and their students, grades 11-12.

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