RHS Newsletter 3/27
March 27, 2016
I was so proud of our students and staff Thursday as our campus hosted the district UIL academic competition. It was awesome to hear all of the compliments from the others schools "beautiful building, organized meet, can’t believe you are still holding classes at the same time as the meet, and tons of remarks on how well behaved our students are..." I sometimes forget all the good so it was nice to be reminded. Huge thank you to Murray Street Church of Christ and Meadowbrook Baptist for sharing their buildings with us for the UIL meet.
The next round of testing for the STAAR End of Course Exams is scheduled for March 29th and March 31st. Students will take the English I and English II assessment. Since a large number of students and teachers will be involved in testing, we will follow an alternate bell schedule and lunch will be later than normal for the students but we have provided snacks for testers. Seniors will only be required to check-in by 9:00am on Tuesday, March 29th and Thursday, March 31st due to EOC exams unless they owe hours or A+ credit recovery. Please make sure students get plenty of rest in preparation for the exam, I know they are ready and will do great things!
Just a reminder we are at that time of year when students need to restock paper and pencils. Take a few minutes this weekend and inventory the backpack; we want to finish the year off on a good note for homework and classwork!
Congratulations to Senior Jacob Aguirre for qualifying for State in Powerlifting. We wish him good luck in his upcoming competition!
*Driver Education Class – information for upcoming driver education class in Rockdale is available on the RISD webpage or in the front office. Students interested in participating in the class must be 15 years old before July 6, 2016. RISD students pay $220 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 16-27. You must pay with a check or a Money Order made out to Region VI ESC (NO CASH).
STAAR EOC Exams: 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 29th (English I) and Thursday, March 31st (English II). Students will be on a testing bell schedule.
TSI Exam: We will offer the TSI placement exam for $15.00 at RHS April 5th 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
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
3/28 Little River Clinic @ RHS - PM
Girls & Boys Golf District @ Temple
3/29 English I EOC exam
Baseball @ Rogers 4:30pm
Softball @ Rogers 5:00pm
3/30 Little River Clinic @ RHS - AM
3/31 English II EOC exam
Track @ Lexington
4/1 STUCO meeting 7:30am
Baseball v. Lexington 4:30pm
Texas Relays @ UT