First and second-grade students from Robertson Elementary School were given the opportunity to learn swim safety at CHASCO Family YMCA thanks to the grant they were awarded from St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center.
Students from Round Rock High School helped organized Adopt a Child, an initiative started last year by Teacher of the Year, Randi Chaverria, where all six Round Rock ISD high schools adopted and celebrated over 400 elementary students from the District.
For the second consecutive year, Round Rock ISD has been honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. The District is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada to earn this honor, which recognizes efforts and growth to the Advanced Placement (AP) program.
Recognized for her efforts to enhance the Talented and Gifted curriculum in Round Rock ISD, Raine Maggio, gifted services coordinator, was named the 2018 Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT) Administrator of the Gifted Award winner.
Round Rock ISD has named Dr. Patricia Rendon-Ephlin the new principal of Hernandez Middle School. Rendon-Ephlin has worked in Round Rock ISD for 14 years and served for the past 11 years as principal of Robertson Elementary.
The Round Rock High School Symphony Orchestra, comprised of the top orchestra and band students, was selected to perform at the 2018 Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois on December 19, 2018.
In recognition of her contributions to the Speech and Debate program at Round Rock High School, longtime and recently retired educator Debbie Johnson was recently inducted into the Texas Forensics Association (TFA) Hall of Fame.
Eighth-grader Diego Alvarez loves to sing opera and Mexican music. Before entering Sarah Martinez’s choir class at Hernandez Middle School, Diego didn’t think he’d ever be able to learn how to read or write the music he loves to sing. Diego is visually and functionally blind.
In a Round Rock ISD student survey, 68 percent of high school students indicate a skilled profession as a fulfilling career option. Students interested in skilled professional HVAC and plumbing careers are encouraged to register to earn their certification. After four months of hands-on instruction, students may be certified as an HVAC technician or Level 1 plumber.
Several times a week Buzz, a long-haired double dapple dachshund, fulfills his duties as a therapy dog for the students in the deaf education classes at McNeil High School. Buzz, also deaf, knows and responds to sign language.
A total of 75 Round Rock ISD students have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Westwood High School, with 57 semifinalists, led the District in total semifinalists.