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, December 3, 6 – 7 p.m. – Career Exploration

Free. To accommodate for space and supplies, registration for Career Exploration is required.

Audience: Parents/Guardians and their 8-10th grade student(s)
Location: Hernandez Middle School, 1901 Sunrise Rd., Round Rock
Presenters: Lisa Greinert, director, Round Rock ISD Community Education; Peggy Mica, coordinator, Round Rock ISD Career and Technical Education

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.

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Tuesday, December 3, 6 – 7 p.m. – Utilizing Google Tools

Free. To accommodate for space and supplies, registration for Utilizing Google Tools is required.
Audience: Prepared for parents/guardians and their students, grades 3 -12.
Location: Hernandez Middle School, 1901 Sunrise Rd., Round Rock
Presenters: Round Rock HS Librarians Sara Pavone and Christina Taylor.

Do you wish you could use Google products like your student? Join us to learn how to use the power of Google to boost your technology skills. Discover how to use Google Gmail, Calendar, and Drive to facilitate organization, communication, and collaboration with your Round Rock ISD student(s) and teachers.

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Tuesday, January 14, 6 – 7 p.m. – What does your future look like? Career Exploration

Free. To accommodate for space and supplies, registration for Career Exploration 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

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.

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Wednesday, January 15, 6 – 7 p.m. – Study Skills: Time and Stress Management

FREE. To accommodate for space and supplies, registration for Study Skills: Time and Stress Management 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

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 the tools needed to effectively manage time and stress in the school environment to help students be more successful, happy and healthy.

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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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