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RHS Newsletter 3/10

RHS Newsletter

March 10, 2017

As we get closer to the STAAR End of Course tests please be mindful of the dates when planning appointments and doctor’s visits. The first round of STAAR tests are Tuesday, March 28th (English I) and Thursday, March 30th (English II). Students will be on a testing bell schedule.

 Have a great spring break! I hope that you get to spend time with friends and loved ones. Rest up when we return we are as busy as ever with spring events and 10 weeks from graduation.

Tiffany Commerford

Principal

*Advanced Placement Contracts: Students interested in taking advanced placement exams in May will receive a student/parent contract Monday that must be signed in order to reserve a testing spot. Contracts are due Monday, March 24th.

Art Competition: art competition entries are due March 24th to Ms. Griffin (D104). Open to ALL Rockdale High School Students. Pieces chosen for exhibition will hang in the newly renovated Downtown Community Room, in Downtown Rockdale, for 1 year. Notification of accepted art will be posted on March 31st. Gallery opening, artist reception, and awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Best of Show. Art opening will be held April 20, 2017.

*Applications for 2017-18 classes: are available in the office. Student trainer, AVID 2/3, Career Prep, and Health Sciences. All applications are due 3/31.

*Costa Rica Fundraiser: Come out to McDonalds on Monday 3/20 from 5-7pm to help our students raise money for Costa Rica.  McDonalds is willing to donate 20% of the profits to help send our students on a trip of a lifetime! 

*Driver Education Class: information for upcoming driver education class in Rockdale is available on the RHS webpage or in the front office. Students interested in participating in the class must be 15 years old before July 5, 2017. RISD students pay $235 to register. The balance of the fee will be paid for RISD students by the RHS ACE grant. Please see Mrs. Thomas in the high school office May 15-26 to register. You must pay with a check or a Money Order made out to Region VI ESC (NO CASH).

Golden Girl Tryouts 2017-18:  March 6-March 10 packet pick-up available at the RHS & RJHS Offices signed documents due TODAY.   Monday March 20 - March 24 is Golden Girl Tryout Clinic. We will issue tryout leotard and dance pants.  Each girl needs to have a white pair of ked type tennis shoes.

*TSI Exam: We will offer the TSI placement exam for $20.00 at RHS April 6th this exam is available to students enrolling in Dual Credit or graduating seniors. We have 40 seats – seats will be reserved with payment. Please see Mrs. Windham

*New Information

UPCOMING DATES:

3/13-3/17 Spring Break

 

3/20   Little River Clinic @ RHS - PM

          UIL Academic Meet @ Academy (writing)

          Costa Rica fundraiser @ McDonalds 5:00-7:00pm

      

3/21 NO FLEX SCHEDULE

         Baseball & Softball v. Lexington

          Girls Golf @ Burnet

          STUCO Officer Meeting e105 3:30pm

          PTO Meeting @ RJHS 6:00pm

 

3/22   Little River Clinic @ RHS - AM

          Boys Golf @ Burnet

          Tennis @ Westwood

          Finance Committee Meeting @ RISD Admin 4:00pm

          Class of 2018 – Prom Planning Meeting @ RHS Library 6:00pm

 

3/23   NO FLEX SCHEDULE

          UIL Academic Meet @ Academy

          Track @ Lexington

          17-18 Health Science Interviews 7th & 8th period

          Gold Girls Mock Tryouts

 

3/24   Rotary Interact Meeting 7:30am

           Baseball & Softball @ Cameron

           Golden Girls Tryouts

           Sadie Hawkins Dance

RHS Newsletter 3/3

RHS Newsletter

March 3, 2017

Senioritis and Spring Fever are definitely in the air! Please keep encouraging your student to focus on academics and attend tutorials.  For those students that are participating in spring extracurricular events please remind them to stay in contact with teachers and get their assignments BEFORE they travel when possible and schedule retests when needed.

As we get closer to the STAAR End of Course tests please be mindful of the dates when planning appointments and doctor’s visits.  The first round of STAAR tests are Tuesday, March 28th (English I) and Thursday, March 30th (English II).  Students will be on a testing bell schedule.

Tiffany Commerford

Principal

* *Advanced Placement Contracts:  Students interested in taking advanced placement exams in May will receive a student/parent contract Monday that must be signed in order to reserve a testing spot.  Contracts are due Monday, March 10th

* Art Competition: art competition entries are due March 24th to Ms. Griffin (D104). Open to ALL Rockdale High School Students.  Pieces chosen for exhibition will hang in the newly  renovated Downtown Community Room, in Downtown Rockdale, for 1 year.  Notification of accepted art will be posted on March 31st.  Gallery opening, artist reception, and awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Best of Show. Art opening will be held April 20, 2017.

*Applications for 2017-18 classes:  are available in the office.  Student trainer, Career Prep, and Health Sciences. All applications are due 3/31. 

*Class of 2018 Meeting: A planning meeting all parents and students are welcome Wednesday. March 8th.

*Golden Girl Tryouts 2017-18:  March 6-March 10 packet pick-up available at the RHS & RJHS Offices Signed document due March 10th.   Monday March 13 - March 16 is Golden Girl Tryout Clinic.  Tryouts - Friday March 17, 2017.  We will issue tryout leotard and dance pants.  Each girl needs to have a white pair of ked type tennis shoes.

* Virtual College Fair: students can go to www.collegefairsonline.com to the students tab to register and view multiple college fairs for free by region. 

*New Information

UPCOMING DATES:

3/4  Senior Serve – KC Hall 6:00pm 

3/5  Miss Globe Dress Rehearsal

3/6   Little River Clinic @ RHS - AM

        STUCO sponsored Miss Globe Contest 7:00pm

        US History Mock Exam (during class)

        Girls Golf @ Brenham Country Club 

3/7   NO FLEX SCHEDULE

        RYLA Interviews – AM

        Algebra EOC Shutdown Mock Exam (alternate schedule AM)

        US History Mock Exam (during class)

        Softball & Baseball v. Academy

3/8   Little River Clinic @ RHS - AM

        Junior Class Prom Planning Meeting – RHS 6:00pm

        Biology Mock Exam (during class)

        Boys Golf @ Brenham Country Club

       Junior Class Chocolate Money due to Mrs. Cleveland (library)

        Track @ Giddings

3/9   NO FLEX SCHEDULE

        Biology Mock Exam (during class)

        9th grade Scoliosis Screening – during AVID classes

3/10    NHS Meeting (c111) 7:30am

           9th grade Scoliosis Screening – during AVID classes

           Progress Reports sent home with students

             Baseball @ Waco High (V)                             

           Softball @ Jarrell       

RHS Newsletter 2/17

RHS Newsletter

February 17, 2017

Students received report cards today during 3rd period. Counselors met with sophomores and juniors and shared information with them about enrollment in Temple College Dual Credit for 2017-18. Interested students and parents are invited to attend an informational meeting about Dual Credit registration

Next week is jammed packed there are events each night. Spring is here! Be sure that your student has systems in place to get work, communicate with teachers, and make-up tests if they will miss class.

Tiffany Commerford

Principal

2017-18 Cheer Tryouts: Mandatory Parent Meeting February 23, DVD distributed February 24, Cheer Clinic February 27-28, and Tryouts March 1st. For more information contact DNeal@Rockdaleisd.net                  

 

Cap & Gown Orders (Online before 2/28): If you did not have a chance to order Cap & Gowns earlier this month when the representative was here you are still able to order them online until February 28th for $42.00. http://www.balfour.com/texas/rockdale/rockdale-high-school/

Health Science Applications (Hospital Rotations): Students interested in applying for the Health Science class next year need to get an application from Mrs. Harley (D106). Applications are due Friday, February 24th at 3:30pm.

RYLA Applications: Applications for Rotary Youth Leadership Academy are available in the front office. Current sophomores & juniors are eligible to apply. Rockdale Rotary sends two girls and boys each summer. This is a great opportunity to develop leadership skills and network with other central Texas high school students. Applications are due Friday, February 24th at 3:30pm.

*New Information

UPCOMING DATES:

2/17   UIL Solo & Ensemble @ Hendrickson HS

           VASE Art Competition @ College Station

2/20   Staff & Student Holiday (Temple College still has classes AM)

         Baseball v. Holland 4:30pm

          Softball v. McGregor 4:30pm

          Golf @ Wildflower

 2/21 FLEX SCHEDULE

         8th grade registration in RHS Rotunda 4:30-7:30pm

         PTO Meeting @ RJHS 6:00pm

2/22 Little River Clinic @ RHS – AM

         PSAT (Sophomores) – testing in the morning

         College Colors Day       

2/23 FLEX SCHEDULE

         NHS Honor Roll Social – 3rd period (end of period)

         Mandatory Parent Meeting for Cheerleader Tryouts

         Dual Credit Parent Meeting (interested 10th & 11th graders) 5:00pm RHS Library

         Baseball (V) @ Rosebud Lott Tournament

         Softball (V) Rockdale Tournament           

2/24 Off Campus Reward Lunch

         Rotary Interact Meeting 7:30am – Library

         RYLA Leadership Applications Due to Ms. Commerford

         Baseball (V) @ Rosebud Lott Tournament  

       Softball @ Rockdale Tournament

         Tennis @ Taylor           

2/25 Baseball (V) @ Rosebud Lott Tournament

        Softball (V) Rockdale Tournament

         Tennis @ Taylor      

       Track @ Bryan HS

         UIL Academic @ College Station

RHS Newsletter 2/13

RHS Newsletter

February 13, 2017

Today starts the fifth six weeks of the school year; the spring semester is historically the toughest for students when it comes to turning in work and keeping up with grades. Please remind students to focus on homework and classwork and attend tutorials if needed. I ask that you continue to remind your student that high performers attend teacher tutorials even if they are not in danger of failing. Spring schedules are tough even for the brightest students please remind them to communicate with teachers when they will miss class for events.

Tiffany Commerford

Principal

2017-18 Cheer Tryouts: Sign-up for tryouts February 13-17, Mandatory Parent Meeting February 23, DVD distributed February 24, Cheer Clinic February 27-28, and Tryouts March 1st. For more information contact DNeal@Rockdaleisd.net                  

Cap & Gown Orders (Online before 2/28): If you did not have a chance to order Cap & Gowns earlier this month when the representative was here you are still able to order them online until February 28th for $42.00. http://www.balfour.com/texas/rockdale/rockdale-high-school/

*Health Science Applications (Hospital Rotations): Students interested in applying for the Health Science class next year need to get an application from Mrs. Harley (D106). Applications are due Friday, February 24th at 3:30pm.

*RYLA Applications: Applications for Rotary Youth Leadership Academy are available in the front office. Current sophomores & juniors are eligible to apply. Rockdale Rotary sends two girls and boys each summer. This is a great opportunity to develop leadership skills and network with other central Texas high school students. Applications are due Friday, February 24th at 3:30pm.

TSI Exam: College Bound Juniors & Seniors Depending on your student’s ACT/SAT score they may need to take the TSI exam to enter Junior college or University in the fall. Temple College is offering test sessions 9:00am -3:00pm for $25.00 on February 18, March 4 & 25, April 1 & 22, and May 6 & 20. Please see a counselor for more information and paperwork needed to register. February 20th is a great day to schedule Temple College is open and we don’t have school J

 *Volunteer Opportunities February:

  • Donate 4 jars of jelly (1 hour) for Peace Lutheran's peanut butter drive. Due to Ms. Commerford by 2/17 (date was extended).
  • Sign-up to work Rockdale Relays concession stands March 2nd or 3rd. See Ms. Commerford to pick a time slot.

*New Information

UPCOMING DATES:

2/13 PTO Carnation Sales for Valentine’s Day

         Little River Clinic @ RHS – PM

         Thorndale Baseball Scrimmage (canceled)  

2/14 FLEX Schedule  

         Boys BBall v. Academy 5:00pm

         Softball @ Liberty Hill 5:00pm        

2/15 Little River Clinic @ RHS – AM

         Tennis Pictures @ Tennis Courts 4:30pm      

2/16 FLEX Schedule        

2/17 Report Cards distributed to students

          Last day to clear an incomplete for UIL

           Tennis @ Liberty Hill High School

2/18   UIL Solo & Ensemble contest @ Hendrickson High School

2/20   Staff & Student Holiday

RHS Newsletter 2/3

RHS Newsletter

February 3, 2017

The spring semester is busy for students and staff. Basketball, tennis, golf, softball, baseball, band, UIL, and Ag/FFA are in full swing. With this busy time many students are off campus, please remind students to check in with their teachers when they plan to be out for extended times. Friday, February 10th is the last day of the fourth six weeks – with all of the absences be sure to encourage students to attend tutorials to get tests and labs made up.

Custodians cleaned student desks, door handles, and deep cleaned student restrooms last night. This evening our maintenance department is bringing in an electromagnetic germ blaster to help eliminate flu cooties and the custodians will continue to deep clean.

Tiffany Commerford

Principal

2017-18 Cheer Tryouts: Sign-up for tryouts February 13-17, Mandatory Parent Meeting February 23, DVD distributed February 24, Cheer Clinic February 27-28, and Tryouts March 1st. For more information contact DNeal@Rockdaleisd.net                  

Band Spaghetti Supper: Monday, February 6th at Rockdale Junior High School. Tickets are $9.00 and are on sale with any band member or Mr. Acevedo. There will be a silent auction, cake auction, and musical performances. To-Go plates will be available beginning at 4:30pm.

*Cap & Gown Orders (Online by 2/28): If you did not have a chance to order Cap & Gowns earlier this month when the representative was here you are still able to order them online until February 28th for $42.00. http://www.balfour.com/texas/rockdale/rockdale-high-school/

*Project Graduation Meeting MONDAY: Please note that the Project Graduation meeting scheduled for 6:00 pm Monday, February 6th has been moved to the junior high school library.  Students that are planning to take part Senior Serve need to make sure to either attend the meeting or send someone in their place.  Senior Serve tickets and the $10,000 raffle tickets will be handed out.  Money for the raffle tickets already sold needs to be turned in at that time.   Contact Kris Moreland at 512-430-2767 if you have questions.

Sadie Hawkins Dance: STUCO will be sponsoring a Sadie Hawkins Dance (girls ask the guys) Saturday, February 11th. Tickets will go on sale the last week of January.

TSI Exam: College Bound Juniors & Seniors Depending on your student’s ACT/SAT score they may need to take the TSI exam to enter Junior college or University in the fall. Temple College is offering test sessions 9:00am -3:00pm for $25.00 on February 18, March 4 & 25, April 1 & 22, and May 6 & 20. Please see a counselor for more information and paperwork needed to register. February 20th is a great day to schedule Temple College is open and we don’t have school :)

 *Volunteer Opportunities February:

  • Tutor or play board games after school with iTigers (see Mrs. Jakubik).
  • Pick-up outside trash on campus 30 minutes = 1 hour (see Mr. Hasselbach to schedule and get supplies).
  • Work a little dribblers concession stand (see Coach Hall). Saturday mornings
  • Change out bulletin boards in the main hallways (see Ms. Commerford, Coach Thomas, Ms. McCoy).
  • Donate 4 jars of jelly (1 hour) for Peace Lutheran's peanut butter drive. Due to Ms. Commerford by 2/10.
  • Donate 2 dozen homemade cookies (1 hour) for the Father Daughter Dance due to Ms. Commerford by 2/10 at 3:00pm.

*New Information

UPCOMING DATES:

2/6   Counselor Appreciation Week

         PTO Carnation Sales for Valentine’s Day

         Little River Clinic @ RHS – PM

         Band Spaghetti Dinner & Auction @ RJHS

         Project Graduation Meeting @ RJHS Library 6:00pm

         RTBC Booster Club Meeting 6:00pm      

2/7   FLEX Schedule  

         Girls & Boys BBall v. Cameron 5:00pm

         Baseball Scrimmage          

2/8   Little River Clinic @ RHS – AM

         Student Holiday / Teacher Professional Development        

2/9   FLEX Schedule      

         Tennis @ Liberty Hill

         SHAC Meeting @ RJHS 4:00pm

2/10 Last Day of the 4th Six Weeks

         NHS Meeting (c115) 7:30am

         Tennis @ Georgetown

         Softball @ Smithville 5:00pm

         Boys BBall @ Rogers 5:00pm

2/11 Sadie Hawkins Dance

         ACT Exam @ Rockdale High School

Class of 2017 - Upcoming Events & Reminders

Parents,

Below is some upcoming information for seniors. Please don’t hesitate to contact me or reply to this email if you have any questions.

Tiffany Commerford

Principal

Project Graduation Meeting - MONDAY

Please note that the Project Graduation meeting scheduled for 6:00 pm Monday, February 6th has been moved to the junior high school library.  Students that are planning to take part Senior Serve need to make sure to either attend the meeting or send someone in their place.  Senior Serve tickets and the $10,000 raffle tickets will be handed out.  Money for the raffle tickets already sold needs to be turned in at that time.   Contact Kris Moreland at 512-430-2767 if you have questions.

Cap & Gown Orders – Online by 2/28

If you did not have a chance to order Cap & Gowns earlier this month when the representative was here you are still able to order them online until February 28th for $42.00.

http://www.balfour.com/texas/rockdale/rockdale-high-school/

 TSI Exam – College Bound Seniors

February 20th is a great day to schedule Temple College is open and we don’t have school J

Depending on your student’s ACT/SAT score they may need to take the TSI exam to enter Junior college or University in the fall. Temple College is offering test sessions 9:00am -3:00pm for $25.00 on February 18, March 4 & 25, April 1 & 22, and May 6 & 20. Please see a counselor for more information and paperwork needed to register.

Update for the Nurse 1/31

January 31, 2017 

Several flu cases have been confirmed at RHS this week. Symptoms of flu may include fever, cough, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, body aches, tiredness, and/or headache. Flu is highly contagious. Be sure to remind your children to cover their cough and sneeze, wash hands after using the restroom or before eating, and avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth.  

Please ensure that your child stays home from school if he or she has a fever. Your child should not return to school until fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.

If you have any concerns about your child's health, don't hesitate to make an appointment with your child's primary healthcare provider.  

Please respond this email or contact our nurse Leah Spiers if you have any questions. Please provide an attendance note when they return. Thank you for assisting RHS in keeping our students healthy and safe.  

Tiffany Commerford

Rockdale High School

Principal

RHS Newsletter 1/30

RHS Newsletter

January 30, 2017

Students received progress reports Friday. Please remind students to focus on homework and classwork and attend tutorials if needed. Fourth six weeks is historically the toughest for grades and this is also the time that extracurricular activities start to pick-up again. Please stay on top of grades! We have updated the RHS Tutorial Schedule for the spring semester on the RHS webpage.

Tiffany Commerford

Principal

 2017-18 Cheer Tryouts: Sign-up for tryouts February 13-17, Mandatory Parent Meeting February 23, DVD distributed February 24, Cheer Clinic February 27-28, and Tryouts March 1st. For more information contact DNeal@Rockdaleisd.net                  

2017-18 Yearbook Applications: Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors interested in being part of 2017-18 yearbook “The Lair” staff next year need to pick-up a packet from Mrs. Walker in e108 or the office January 23rd – February 3rd. Completed packets are due February 3rd. Selections will be shared February 10th.

*Band Spaghetti Supper: Monday, February 6th at Rockdale Junior High School. Tickets are $9.00 and are on sale with any band member or Mr. Acevedo. There will be a silent auction, cake auction, and musical performances. To-Go plates will be available beginning at 4:30pm.

Sadie Hawkins Dance: STUCO will be sponsoring a Sadie Hawkins Dance (girls ask the guys) Saturday, February 11th. Tickets will go on sale the last week of January.

 *Volunteer Opportunities February:

  • Tutor or play board games after school with iTigers (see Mrs. Jakubik).
  • Pick-up outside trash on campus 30 minutes = 1 hour (see Mr. Hasselbach to schedule and get supplies).
  • Work a little dribblers concession stand (see Coach Hall). Saturday mornings
  • Change out bulletin boards in the main hallways (see Ms. Commerford, Coach Thomas, Ms. McCoy).
  • Donate 4 jars of jelly (1 hour) for Peace Lutheran's peanut butter drive. Due to Ms. Commerford by 2/10.
  • Donate 2 dozen homemade cookies (1 hour) for the Father Daughter Dance due to Ms. Commerford by 2/10 at 3:00pm.

*New Information

UPCOMING DATES:

1/30   Little River Clinic @ RHS – PM      

1/31 NO FLEX Schedule  

         STUCO blood drive – RHS Old Gym  

         Girls & Boys BBall v. Franklin 5:00pm

         Softball - Blue v. Gold Game 5:00pm 

2/1   Little River Clinic @ RHS – AM 

2/2 NO FLEX Schedule      

2/3 Girls & Boys BBall @ Lexington 5:00pm

     Softball v. Burnet 5:00pm

     Boys & Girls Golf @ Horseshoe Bay-Slick Rock Golf Course

      2017-18 Yearbook Applications Due

      Principles of Health Science @ Houston

Class of 2017 "Senior News"

Class of 2017 Parents,

Below is information about some upcoming due dates for seniors. I will start sending more frequent information for senior parents with due dates/items as we get closer to graduation. You will receive a timeline with all senior events in February including awards banquets. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions about graduation or post-high school needs.

Tiffany Commerford

RHS Principal

Caps & Gown Ordering

Balfour met with students Wednesday and shared information on cap & gown and invitation ordering. Students received packets and order sheets with more information. Balfour representatives will return to campus Wednesday, January 25th 11:00am -1:00pm to place orders. You can order directly from the representatives OR you can order online at http://www.balfour.com/texas/rockdale/rockdale-high-school/

On Wednesday orders less than $80 must be paid in full. Orders over $80 require an $80 deposit. Items will be delivered in April to Rockdale High School.  

The cap & gown costs $42 before February 28th. Students are able to order a cap & gown after that date for $60 online. We will have caps & gowns at the office for students to buy after April but we can’t guarantee that all sizes are available and the cost is $60.

If you are unable to afford a cap & gown please don’t hesitate to let me know.

Project Graduation

Attached is information about Project Graduation. The event is May 26th after graduation and will be held at Austin Park & Pizza.

Project Graduation Meetings are the first Monday of the month at the Rockdale General Store at 6:00pm.

Please take a look at the attached document there are some upcoming due dates for senior video.

College Readiness Night

Principals and counselors have been working with students to complete financial aid, applications, and scholarships. We have an upcoming work session planned this Wednesday, January 25th 5:00-6:30pm for students and parents needing help to complete paperwork. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions or specific needs. Scholarships are updated weekly on our campus webpage.

This is a great night to work on Financial Aid!!!

College Visits

The last day to take a school excused college visit is May 1st.

 TSI Exam

Depending on your student’s ACT/SAT score they may need to take the TSI exam to enter Junior college or University in the fall. Temple College is offering test sessions 9:00am -3:00pm for $25.00 on February 4 & 18, March 4 & 25, April 1 & 22, and May 6 & 20. Please see a counselor for more information and paperwork needed to register.

ACT/SAT Exams

It’s not too late to take these exams but I do recommend that you schedule soon.

ACT: February 11th @ RHS (late registration) or April 8th

SAT: March 11th, May 6th or June 3rd @ RHS

RHS Newsletter 1/20

RHS Newsletter

January 20, 2017

The spring semester is historically the toughest for students when it comes to turning in work and keeping up with grades. Please remind students to focus on homework and classwork and attend tutorials if needed. I ask that you continue to remind your student that high performers attend teacher tutorials even if they are not in danger of failing. The link below has the updated tutorial schedule for the spring semester. RHS Spring Tutorial Schedule

Below is the link to the survey for the 2017-2018 academic calendar.  There are two calendar options Option 1 & Option 2.  Please review the options and respond to the survey before February 1st. Your input is very important so thank you in advance for your participation.  The survey will be available to complete before 2/1/2017.

http://www.schoolobjects.com/forms/public/welcome.aspx?sid=d56374f2-af33-4a0b-80f0-c62e3e243bc4&orgid=6d4dc5cd-9fd2-4c9d-859c-b3c9e1af0ab2

Wednesday, January 25th we will have senior “work sessions” for College Readiness. We will be available to help students complete Financial Aid, College Applications, and Scholarships. Beginning at 5:00pm in the RHS Library.

Huge THANK YOU to PTO they delivered teacher wish list items this week! Teachers were excited to receive graphing calculators, white boards, dry erase markers, highlighters, pencils, and a teacher cart.

Tiffany Commerford

Principal

*Class of 2017: Balfour met with Seniors this Wednesday and shared information on ordering cap & gown and graduation announcements. Balfour will return to campus Wednesday, January 25th 11:00am-1:00pm to place orders. There are extra order forms in the office.

 2017-18 Cheer Tryouts: Sign-up for tryouts February 13-17, Mandatory Parent Meeting February 23, DVD distributed February 24, Cheer Clinic February 27-28, and Tryouts March 1st. For more information contact DNeal@Rockdaleisd.net                  

2017-18 PALs: Sophomores and Juniors interested in being part of Peer Assisted Leadership (PALs) next year need to pick-up a packet from Mrs. Fisher e106 January 17th -January 27th. Completed packets are due January 27th. Selections will be shared February 10th             

2017-18 Yearbook Applications: Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors interested in being part of 2017-18 yearbook “The Lair” staff next year need to pick-up a packet from Mrs. Walker in e108 or the office January 23rd – February 3rd. Completed packets are due February 3rd. Selections will be shared February 10th.

Sadie Hawkins Dance: STUCO will be sponsoring a Sadie Hawkins Dance (girls ask the guys) Saturday, February 11th. Tickets will go on sale the last week of January.                                     

UIL Practices:

  • Accounting – Mrs. Alcalar e100 Wednesday 7:15am
  • Calculator Applications – Mrs. Hrozek c206 Wednesday 3:30pm
  • Computer Applications – Mrs. Walker e108 Wednesday & Thursday 3:30pm
  • Current Events – Mrs. Azua c204 Tuesday & Thursday 7:30am
  • Journalism – Ms. Keen c203 Thursday 3:40pm
  • Prose – Mrs. Elliott e101 Tuesday & Thursday 7:30am
  • Debate – Mrs. Rasmussen c115 Tuesday & Thursday 7:30am
  • One Act Play – Ms. Krage auditorium Tuesday & Thursday 3:30pm
  • Mathematics – Mrs. Swiech Thursday c207 7:40am
  • Number Sense – Mr. Lampert c205 Thursday 7:30am
  • Spelling – Ms. Keen c203 Tuesday 3:30pm
  • Social Studies, Persuasive Speaking, Informative Speaking – Mr. Persons e109 Wednesday 3:30pm

*New Information

 UPCOMING DATES:

1/23 School Board Meeting 6:00pm       

1/24 FLEX Schedule

         Club Pictures for Yearbook - AM

         Rotary Interact @ Rotary Meeting 11:45-1:00

         Girls & Boys BBall v. Jarrell 5:00pm    

1/25 Little River Clinic @ RHS – AM

         College Readiness Night “Work Session” 5:00pm

         Mock EOC English II (alternate bell schedule)

         Class of 2017 Cap & Gown Ordering in the Rotunda 11:00-1:00pm

1/26 FLEX Schedule      

1/27 Girls & Boys Golf @ Pecan Lakes Navasota

         Girls & Boys BBall @ Hearne 5:00pm

         Progress Reports distributed in 3rd period

1/28   Powerlifting @ Elgin

RHS Newsletter 1/15

RHS Newsletter

January 15, 2017

January is School Board Recognition month! I hope you will join me in expressing appreciation for the Rockdale School Board for their dedication and hard work. Serving as a trustee is a tremendous undertaking and the RISD Board of Trustees is an extraordinary group. Their commitment to students, parents, teachers, programs, and schools has a significant positive impact on the community and directly relates to the current and future successes of Rockdale schools. Thank you RISD Board of Trustees for all you do!

It has been an exciting week at RHS we received the STAAR End of Course retest results from December. Our scores look GREAT and I am proud of how hard our students and staff worked. Thirty-six tests were passed during the retest which is a huge accomplishment for our students. We met with students Friday to share scores and will send home the official Confidential Student Reports (CSR) with detailed information about the exam results as soon as we receive them. Please don’t hesitate to contact the campus if you have questions regarding the results.

The candy bars have been ordered to begin the prom fundraising for this year. Junior parents that are interested in helping with Prom 2017 and/or Project Graduation 2018, please respond to this email so we can begin planning.

Just a reminder Monday, January 16, 2017 is a school holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Tiffany Commerford

Principal

Class of 2017: Balfour will meet with Seniors Wednesday, January 18th to share information on ordering cap & gown and graduation announcements. Students will receive order information to share with parents.

*Letter Jacket Orders: Balfour will be on campus Wednesday, January 18th to measure and take orders for letter jackets. Students that earned a letter jacket since the last order were given paperwork and their reservation time last week. If you have questions about letter jackets please contact Denise Betchan (512) 430-2501.

2017-18 Cheer Tryouts: Sign-up for tryouts February 13-17, Mandatory Parent Meeting February 23, DVD distributed February 24, Cheer Clinic February 27-28, and Tryouts March 1st. For more information contact DNeal@Rockdaleisd.net                  

2017-18 PALs: Sophomores and Juniors interested in being part of Peer Assisted Leadership (PALs) next year need to pick-up a packet from Mrs. Fisher e106 January 17th -January 27th. Completed packets are due January 27th. Selections will be shared February 10th             

2017-18 Yearbook Applications: Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors interested in being part of 2017-18 yearbook “The Lair” staff next year need to pick-up a packet from Mrs. Walker in e108 or the office January 23rd – February 3rd. Completed packets are due February 3rd. Selections will be shared February 10th.

* Sadie Hawkins Dance: STUCO will be sponsoring a Sadie Hawkins Dance (girls ask the guys) Saturday, February 11th. Tickets will go on sale the last week of January.

*Tennis Practice: Tennis practice will be Monday-Thursday from 4-5:30pm. Take water with you and contact Mrs. King if you will be late or can’t make practice.                                                

UIL Practices:

  • Accounting – Mrs. Alcalar e100 Wednesday 7:15am
  • Calculator Applications – Mrs. Hrozek c206 Wednesday 3:30pm
  • Computer Applications – Mrs. Walker e108 Wednesday & Thursday 3:30pm
  • Current Events – Mrs. Azua c204 Tuesday & Thursday 7:30am
  • Journalism – Ms. Keen c203 Thursday 3:40pm
  • Prose – Mrs. Elliott e101 Tuesday & Thursday 7:30am
  • Debate – Mrs. Rasmussen c115 Tuesday & Thursday 7:30am
  • One Act Play – Ms. Krage auditorium Tuesday & Thursday 3:30pm
  • Mathematics – Mrs. Swiech Thursday c207 7:40am
  • Number Sense – Mr. Lampert c205 Thursday 7:30am
  • Spelling – Ms. Keen c203 Tuesday 3:30pm
  • Social Studies, Persuasive Speaking, Informative Speaking – Mr. Persons e109 Wednesday 3:30pm

*New Information

UPCOMING DATES:

1/16 School Holiday         

1/17 FLEX Schedule

         Temple College classes resume

         UIL CX Debate Meet @ Rogers

         PTO Meeting @ RJHS 6:00pm

         Girls & Boys BBall v. Rogers 5:00pm     

1/18 Little River Clinic @ RHS – AM

         Letter Jacket Measurement w/ Balfour (by invitation)

         Class of 2017 Cap & Gown Order Meeting (3rd period)

         STUCO Officer Meeting e105 -3:35pm

         Softball Parent Meeting e110 – 5:30pm

1/19 FLEX Schedule

         Powerlifting @ Lampasas

         Honor Roll Social – Cafeteria 3:15pm

         AVID Showcase @ Vista Ridge HS

1/20 Off-Campus Reward Lunch

         Girls & Boys BBall @ Academy5:00pm

 

RHS Newsletter 1/9

RHS Newsletter

January 9, 2017

 It’s hard to believe that the school year is half over. With January begins a big push to make sure all of our students are ready for the STAAR End of Course Exams, Advanced Placement Tests, ACT/SAT exams, and to make sure that our seniors are ready to make their big move to life after high school. So much of what we do is try to get students ready for what is to come. These next few months will move fast, and our students have a great deal to learn before they leave us in May. Be prepared as the academics step up a little more and our expectations continue to increase. Report cards were sent home with students today.

 We will begin our FLEX schedule again starting on Tuesday as a way to provide ongoing student interventions and enrichments. Please see the FLEX schedule on the RHS Webpage for more information. Teachers are also checking planners and folders as a way to help our students stay organized.

 Freshmen students will be traveling with AVID to Texas A&M University on January 11th or 12th. On the 11th, students with last names M-Z will stay on campus and take the English 1 MOCK EOC, while students A-L will travel with AVID. On January 12th A-L students will stay on campus and take the English 1 MOCK EOC, while students M-Z travel with AVID.

Tiffany Commerford

Principal

 * ACT exam: will be given in Rockdale Saturday, February 11th. The last day to register deadline is this Friday. The campus code is 445-925. If you are eligible for free or reduced lunch please see your counselor for information in how to register at a reduced cost.

 *AIMsWeb: Our special education staff have started using a new progress monitoring tool to help us with data collection for students. We will being doing bi-weekly and monthly starting in January so that we can better support our special education students in Math and ELA. Progress monitoring data will be shared in upcoming ARDs. Please contact Ms. Commerford if you have any questions.

 *Class of 2017: Balfour will meet with Seniors Wednesday, January 18th to share information on ordering cap & gown and graduation announcements. Students will receive order information to share with parents.

 2017-18 Cheer Tryouts: Sign-up for tryouts February 13-17, Mandatory Parent Meeting February 23, DVD distributed February 24, Cheer Clinic February 27-28, and Tryouts March 1st. For more information contact DNeal@Rockdaleisd.net                  

 *2017-18 PALs: Sophomores and Juniors interested in being part of Peer Assisted Leadership (PALs) next year need to pick-up a packet from Mrs. Fisher e106 January 17th -January 27th. Completed packets are due January 27th. Selections will be shared February 10th                               

                                             

UIL Practices:

  • Accounting – Mrs. Alcalar e100 Monday & Wednesday 7:15am
  • Calculator Applications – Mrs. Hrozek c206 Wednesday 3:30pm
  • Computer Applications – Mrs. Walker e108 Wednesday & Thursday 3:30pm
  • Current Events – Mrs. Azua c204 Tuesday & Thursday 7:30am
  • Journalism – Ms. Keen c203 Thursday 3:40pm
  • Prose – Mrs. Elliott e101 Tuesday & Thursday 7:30am
  • Debate – Mrs. Rasmussen c115 Tuesday & Thursday 7:30am
  • One Act Play – Ms. Krage auditorium Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
  • Mathematics – Mrs. Swiech Thursday c207 7:40am
  • Number Sense – Mr. Lampert c205 Thursday 7:30am
  • Spelling – Ms. Keen c203 Tuesday 3:30pm
  • Social Studies, Persuasive Speaking, Informative Speaking – Mr. Persons e109 Monday & Wednesday 3:30pm

*New Information

 UPCOMING DATES:

1/9    Little River Clinic @ RHS – PM

          iTigers begins for spring semester     

1/10     FLEX Schedule

          Girls & Boys BBall v. Lexington 5:00pm

          RISD 2017-18 Calendar Committee Meeting 4:00pm @ admin

1/11 Little River Clinic @ RHS – AM

1/12 No FLEX Schedule due to Mock Testing

         DEC Meeting 4:00pm RHS Library

         UIL Cheer Competition - Dallas

1/13 NHS Meeting (c115) 7:30am

         Guest Speaker Auditorium with Cameron & Lexington 1:30-2:30pm

         UIL Cheer Competition - Dallas

       Girls & Boys BBall @ Cameron 5:00pm

RHS Newsletter 12/30

RHS Newsletter

December 30, 2016

Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing students Wednesday, January 4th to start the second semester. Report cards from the third six weeks will be distributed to students the week of January 9th. When we return next week spring semester schedules will be available to students in the rotunda.

Parents if you have had a change of address, email, or a new phone number please contact Gloria Thomas (512) 430-6140 so that we can update your emergency contact information.

Just a reminder we are at that time of year when students need to restock paper, pencils, and folders. Take a few minutes this weekend and inventory the backpack; we want to start the New Year off on a good note for homework and classwork!

Best wishes to you and your family for a great 2017.

Tiffany Commerford

Principal

*2017-18 Cheer Tryouts: Sign-up for tryouts February 13-17, Mandatory Parent Meeting February 23, DVD distributed February 24, Cheer Clinic February 27-28, and Tryouts March 1st. For more information contact DNeal@Rockdaleisd.net                                                                                        

Texas Student Housing Scholarship: Seniors the 2017-18 scholarship application is open to students accepted to colleges in Austin, College Station, or Denton that have not signed off-campus housing leases. The application deadline is January 31, 2017. http://www.texasstudenthousing.net/

 *UIL Practices:

  • Calculator Applications – Mrs. Hrozek c206 Wednesday 3:30pm
  • Computer Applications – Mrs. Walker e108 Wednesday & Thursday 3:30pm
  • Current Events – Mrs. Azua c204 Tuesday & Thursday 7:30am
  • Prose – Mrs. Elliott e101 Tuesday & Thursday 7:30am
  • Debate – Mrs. Rasmussen c115 Tuesday & Thursday 7:30am
  • Journalism– Ms. Keen c203 Thursday 3:30pm
  • Number Sense – Mr. Lampert c205 Thursday 7:30am
  • Social Studies, Persuasive Speaking, Informative Speaking – Mr. Persons e109 Monday & Wednesday 3:30pm

*New Information

UPCOMING DATES:

1/2 Professional Development 8:00-4:00pm

       Little River Clinic @ RHS - PM

       RTBC Booster Club Meeting 5:30pm

       Girls & Boys BBall vs. Hearne

1/3 Work Day 8:00-4:00pm

1/4 Students Return to Campus

        Little River Clinic @ RHS – AM

        STUCO Meeting 3:35pm (e105)  

1/5  Tennis Meeting 3:45pm (technology office)

        One Act Play practice 3:30pm (auditorium)

1/6   Rotary Interact Meeting 7:30am (library)

        Girls & Boys BBall @ Franklin

1/9    iTigers begins for spring semester

RHS Nesletter 12/9

RHS Newsletter

December 9, 2016

It’s the last school week of 2016; it’s hard to believe we are halfway through the school year. Our goal is to finish the semester strong and focused on academics.  Encourage your student to check Skyward, work with teachers to reach their academic goals, and study for midterms!

Students received exemption letters TODAY to allow them to plan for next week.  The exemption letters are due to the front office by 4:00pm Tuesday, December 13th. A copy of the RHS Fall Exam Schedule is also available on the RHS webpage and the RHS Facebook. 

Tiffany Commerford

Principal

Candy Grams: PTO will sell candy canes next week during lunches for $1.00 to be delivered on December 13th.

*Don’t Mess With Texas Scholarship: The 2017 Don't Mess with Texas Scholarship Contest invites Texas high school seniors to apply for one of three scholarships to help with college expenses. Applications will be accepted through March 27, 2017. For more information about the scholarship and application process visit DontMessWithTexas.Org

*PSAT Exam Results (juniors): Kaplan is hosting a free, interactive, live online PSAT score interpretation workshop for parents, on December 18th, at 5pm.  Students can access their PSAT scores on December 12th online. Students will receive an email through the email they provided on the day of PSAT testing. Counselors will go to classrooms in January to interpret scores to the students. If you have trouble accessing your PSAT scores you can respond to this email and I can email them.

*SAT Exam: The registration deadline for the January 21st SAT exam is December 21st. If you have a junior that hasn’t taken the SAT I would recommend this date; it gives them time to get results and study to raise their score if needed before senior year.

Texas Student Housing Scholarship: Seniors the 2017-18 scholarship application is open to students accepted to colleges in Austin, College Station, or Denton that have not signed off-campus housing leases. The application deadline is January 31, 2017. http://www.texasstudenthousing.net/

*New Information

UPCOMING DATES:

12/10 ATSSB All Region Band @ Smithville HS

         Girls BBall (V) @ Schulenburg Tournament    

         Boys BBall (V) @ Lago Vista

12/12 RISD School Board Meeting @ RHS Library 11:30

         PALs & Mrs. Elliott’s class @ Christmas Round-Up 8:30-1:00pm

          Schedule Change Requests due at NOON

          Rotary Interact 7:30am Library

          UIL Informative & Personal Speaking (e109) 3:30pm

 12/13 Candy Grams delivered 6th period

           Exemption Letters due by 4:00pm to the office

           Pancakes for RHS teachers 7:30-7:55am Life Skills Kitchen

           Girls BBall (JV,V) @ Rogers 5:00pm

           UIL Debate (c115) 7:30am

           UIL Calculator Applications (c206) 3:30pm

12/14 Semester Exam Schedule (1st -3rd period)

           Mrs. Elliott’s class CBI @ radio station

           RHS Luncheon organized by CTE 12:45pm in the cafeteria

12/15 Semester Exam Schedule (7th-5th period)

12/16 Last day of the 3rd Six Weeks

           Semester Exam Schedule (4th & 8th period)

           Girls BBall (JV,V) v. Academy 5:00pm

           Boys BBall (JV,V) @ Milano 5:00pm

RHS Newsletter 12/2

RHS Newsletter

December 2, 2016

Students received progress reports in 3rd period Tuesday. We now have 10 school days remaining in the semester.  Please remind your students to stay on top of their assignments and studying for exams. Students will receive information about their midterm exemptions Friday, December 9th.

During the holiday season there are a lot of opportunities for students to volunteer on campus and in the community. This is a great opportunity for students to earn hours toward Silver Cord of Service. Opportunities for service are listed in the rotunda and on the RHS webpage.

Tiffany Commerford

Principal

*Balfour Class Rings: Junior class rings are here! Balfour will be in the rotunda Thursday, December 7th during lunches to deliver rings.

*Candy Grams: PTO will sell candy canes next week during lunches for $1.00 to be delivered on December 13th.

*Class of 2017: Project Graduation meeting 6:00pm Monday, December 5th Rockdale General Store. During the meeting they will collect/distribute raffle tickets and discuss the upcoming senior serve dinner.

iTigers Dates: the last day of iTigers for the fall semester is Thursday 12/8.

Texas Student Housing Scholarship: Seniors the 2017-18 scholarship application is open to students accepted to colleges in Austin, College Station, or Denton that have not signed off-campus housing leases. The application deadline is January 31, 2017. http://www.texasstudenthousing.net/

*UIL Practices:

  • Calculator Applications – Mrs. Hrozek c206 Wednesday 3:30pm
  • Computer Applications – Mrs. Walker e108 Wednesday & Thursday
  • Current Events – Mrs. Azua c204 Tuesday & Thursday 7:30am
  • Prose – Mrs. Elliott e101 Tuesday & Thursday 7:30am
  • Debate – Mrs. Rasmussen c115 Tuesday 7:30am
  • Journalism & Spelling – Ms. Keen c203 Thursday 3:30pm
  • Social Studies, Persuasive Speaking, Informative Speaking – Mr. Persons e109 Monday & Wednesday

 *New Information

UPCOMING DATES:

12/5 STAAR retest – English I

          Little River Clinic @ RHS-PM

          NHS work session c115 – 3:30pm

          Project Graduation Meeting – Rockdale General Store 6:00pm

          Rockdale Tiger Booster Club Meeting – Field House 6:30pm

        

12/6 STAAR retest – Algebra I

          Polar Express @ RHS 5:00-7:00pm

          Girls BBall v. Troy @ RJHS 5:00pm

          FFA Fruit/Meat orders delivered

          SHAC Meeting @ RIS 4:00pm

           

12/7 STAAR retest – English II

          Little River Clinic @ RHS-AM

         AVID II college visit @ Texas A&M        

 

12/8 STAAR retest – US History or Biology

          RISD Band Concert – RHS Auditorium

          FFA Poinsettia orders delivered

          Balfour Class Rings delivered during lunches

         

12/9 Semester Exemption Letters Distributed

          STAAR retest – Makeup Tests

          NHS Meeting c115 7:30am

          Girls BBall (V) @ Schulenburg Tournament     

          Boys BBall (9th & JV) @ Cameron

          Boys BBall (V) @ Lago Vista

 

12/10 ATSSB All Region Band @ Smithville HS

          Girls BBall (V) @ Schulenburg Tournament     

          Boys BBall (9th & JV) @ Cameron

          Boys BBall (V) @ Lago Vista