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.
Marc Scott has been selected as the new principal of Joe Lee Johnson Elementary STEAM Academy. Scott most recently served Round Rock ISD as the Assistant Principal of Cedar Valley Middle School since 2017 and as a summer school principal for the McNeil Learning Community.
Eliza Gordon has been named the new principal of Wells Branch Arts Integration Academy (AIA). Gordon most recently served Round Rock ISD as the Assistant Principal of Anderson Mill Elementary School since 2016, where she also served as the summer school principal in 2018.
Jollyville Elementary School has been recognized as a Project ADAM (Automatic Defibrillators in Adam’s Memory) Texas Heart Safe School by Cook Children’s Medical Center thanks to the efforts of Colleen Sanchez, RN, the school’s nurse.
Westwood and McNeil high schools are slated for significant work if voters approve Round Rock Independent School District’s proposed Bond on Nov. 6. The $508.4 million Bond is not expected to raise the District’s tax rate, which is at a 30-year low.
Striving to enhance the counseling resources and services provided to students, Pearson Ranch Middle School was recently named a 2018 Lone Star State School Counselor Association (LSSSCA) Bronze Winner.
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.