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.
Round Rock ISD’s parent and family seminars provide valuable information focused on the academic and wellness needs of students. Parents/guardians will gain access to experts offering insight into topics affecting today’s high school students. Seminar topics have been identified by frequently requested information from our student’s parents/guardians.
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.
If you love to laugh, you’ll love Round Rock ISD’s 2019 musical theatre season. Students from 11 area schools will light up the stage when they perform in the whimsical selection of quirky and iconic musical comedies set for Spring.
Hopewell Middle School and the Hopewell Middle School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) have been named by the National PTA as a 2018 – 2020 School of Excellence. The recognition is a result of their collective commitment to building an inclusive and welcoming school community where all families contribute to enriching the educational experience and overall well-being for all students, according to the organization.
The Austin Chamber honored Round Rock ISD for achieving the “Highest College Readiness Rate for a School District” at the Chamber’s 2018 State of Education Event held November 9, 2018. Westwood High School was also recognized for achieving the highest Apply Texas submission rate and the highest senior survey participation rate among large high schools in Central Texas.
Competing against the best high school marching bands in Texas, the Cedar Ridge High School marching band bested 30 school bands to earn 11th place in the 6A division during the University Interscholastic League (UIL) State Marching Band Contest held from Nov. 5-7 at the Alamodome.
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.
I want to personally thank the voters of Round Rock ISD for supporting the District’s 2018 Bond and demonstrating so overwhelmingly our community’s commitment to public education.
Round Rock ISD is growing, and those of us that live here know why. Our District is a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family, and our schools—thanks to amazing students, parents, teachers, and administrators—have earned a reputation for delivering a world-class education. We grew by more than 1,200 students this school year and are now home to more than 50,400 incredible students.
Investing in the District’s classroom substitutes, Round Rock ISD recently announced that the daily rate for all classroom substitutes has increased to $95 per day for actively certified substitutes and $90 for non-certified substitutes.
Round Rock ISD voters approved the District’s $508.4 million 2018 Bond, which will include funding for critical infrastructure priorities at aging campuses, a new elementary school to alleviate crowding on the District’s east side, a significant investment in both McNeil and Westwood high schools, crucial upgrades to campus safety and security, an investment in technology, and a practice swim facility.