Category: Community Relations

Nature to Neighborhood Studio: Laurel Mountain Elementary

Looking back at some fantastic educational moments that have taken place this year, Laurel Mountain Elementary took outdoor learning to a whole new level with a one of a kind Nature to Neighborhood Studio! While in the studio, students had a hands-on learning experience with everything from flooding patterns to composting with worms in this award-winning outdoor space.

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Partner Spotlight: Ascension Seton Gets Kids Moving

It’s no surprise to elementary school teachers and parents that children need breaks to get up and move around in order to maintain focus. According to research, movement increases blood and oxygen flow, which positively affects cognitive development, physical health and mental well-being.

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Coding Jam: Sommer Elementary

On a Saturday, March 7, Sommer Elementary School held Coding Jam. At the “Jam” experts in the coding field demonstrated to students how skills in coding could enrich their lives. We hope you enjoy watching the students engaged in this event and see them light up from their sense of accomplishment.

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Leadership Day 2020

Our Round Rock ISD Leadership schools focus on the seven habits of a great leader. Each year the schools have Leadership Day to show their family and friends how they model those skills.

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National School Breakfast Week 2020

Ace the Round Rock ISD Food Services mascot and Spike from the Round Rock Express are teaming up for National School Breakfast Week, March 2-6. Round Rock ISD elementary students who eat breakfast at school could win a Round Rock Express Kids Club Pack.

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Prom Rack event gives away dresses to Central Texas teens

PROMRack, established by the Write to Me Foundation, was created to ease that anxiety and help make dreams come true. The organization will host its 17th annual prom dress giveaway on April 4 from 1:30-5:30 p.m. at Austin ISD’s Juan Navarro High School, 1201 Payton Gin Road, Austin. Girls between the ages of 14 and 21 will have the opportunity to select a formal occasion dress at no cost.

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VIDEO: First Grade Fine Dines at Forest North Elementary School

Teachers at Forest North Elementary School used the cafeteria, not the classroom, to teach essential life skills – table manners. Made possible by a grant, awarded by the school PTA, first-graders put their good manners to use while enjoying their lunch in a “fine dining” atmosphere with cloth napkins, table linens, and flowers.

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Partner Spotlight: Sleep in Heavenly Peace

The organization Sleep in Heavenly Peace recognizes the importance of every child having a proper bed and a good night’s sleep. On Feb. 1, 2020, Sleep in Heavenly Peace teamed with First United Methodist Church of Round Rock to build high-quality bunk beds for families in need.

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