It is hard to believe that it is almost AUGUST – summer is flying by! I hope you are enjoying your break I have shared upcoming dates and information below.
I have linked the dates for the SAT/ACT for 2017-2018. The test dates offered in Rockdale are noted but know that the schools near us (Cameron, Taylor, Hutto, Pflugerville…) offer testing on the other dates.
The SAT practice site is available through a partnership with The College Board, which administers the SAT, and Khan Academy, a leader in online education. By logging on to www.satpractice.org, students are able to access personalized practice recommendations that are tailored to their own strengths, weaknesses, and progress. This site is also great for PSAT practice; all juniors will take the PSAT October 11th and sophomores will take the PSAT February 27th. There are many scholarships associated with high ACT, SAT, and PSAT scores please encourage your student to take advantage of the free practice sites.
Freshmen camp (Class of 2021) just a reminder that camp forms were sent home to all 8th graders in May. We are still taking registrations for freshmen camp and need them ASAP so we can order shirts and food. There are extra forms in the front office and on the RHS webpage.
I have linked the RISD dress code as a reminder for those of you doing back to school shopping and haircuts.
*Class of 2018 (Seniors) Events: Balfour will visit RHS January 18th to share cap & gown, invitations, and senior ring information with students and will return January 25th to take orders.
* Class of 2017 Senior Portraits: Rockdale Photography is the official photographer of Rockdale High School. Schedule your appointment at their studio by calling 512-446-3346. They will take your yearbook shot (one outfit of your choice, cap & gown, and formal attire) for no sitting charge. They also offer longer sessions with multiple backgrounds and outfit changes. If you have questions, please contact Jocelyn Lewis at RockdalePhoto@att.net . Those unable to attend sessions will have the opportunity to take a senior photo at RHS at a later date.
*Class of 2019 (Juniors) Events: Balfour will visit RHS September 19th to share senior class ring information with students and will return September 26th to take orders.
*School Supplies: At high school each student could have an individual schedule so the school supply list will vary by student because the supplies they need will depend on their class choice. Students will receive information about supplies the first day of school from their teacher(s) and will have a week to get them.
For core classes all students will need: 3 inch binder, 8 dividers, pencil pouch, notebook paper, 2 or 3 composition books, pencils, pens, and highlighters
*Summer Reading: Pre-AP & AP Summer Reading Assignments are posted on the Rockdale High School webpage and hard copies are available in the front office. If you are unable to purchase/find a copy of the book there are copies available at the high school see Ms. Commerford (512) 430-6262.
*Volunteer / Service Hours: If your student is trying to get a head start on volunteer hours for the 2017-2018 school year we have a list of activities posted in the office that they can do on campus before school starts. The high school is open Monday – Thursday 8:00-4:00pm. Service hours can begin August 1st for NHS, STUCO, and Senior Cord of Service! Service forms are available in the office.
8/1 College Applications Begin (early admission) Apply Texas
8/1 Two-a-Days Begin (volleyball & band)
8/7 Two-a-Days Begin (football)
Rockdale Tiger Booster Club Meeting 6:00pm @ RHS Library
Athletic Parent Meeting (volleyball/football) 6:30opm @ RHS Cafeteria
8/9 Freshmen “Fish” Camp 1:00pm
8/11 Schedule Pick-Up / Parking Pass Pickup 9:00am-3:00pm
8/14 Meet the Tigers 6:30pm
8/22 First Day of School 8:00-3:30
8/25 Last Day for Schedule Changes
8/26 SAT Exam @ Rockdale
9/4 Labor Day – School Holiday
9/8 Pep Rally @ 3:00pm
9/12 College Readiness Night 5:30-6:30pm (Juniors & Seniors)
RHS Open House 6:00-7:30pm
9/20 School Pictures
9/21 Little Rah-Rah Mini Cheer Camp