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RHS Newsletter 9/8

RHS Newsletter

September 8, 2017

Three four day weeks really makes time fly! Next week should be fun we are going to try 5 days in a row and 3 different bell schedules (see below).

Tuesday, September 12th is the RHS Open House. This is an opportunity for you to meet teachers and pick-up progress reports/school picture forms (3rd period teacher).   Open House is from 6:00-7:30pm. This is a come and go event for parents and students; we will not follow a bell schedule. We will also offer College Readiness Support in the library from 6:00-7:00pm during Open House. Counselors will be available to help you register for the ACT or SAT exams and help apply for college.

Parents if you are escorting a senior tonight at the football game please begin lining up between 6:45-7:00pm.

 **Class of 2019 is hosting the concession stand Thursday, September 28th to begin prom fundraising. Parents if you are interested in helping organize or work the concession stand please respond to this email.

Tiffany Commerford

Principal

Gold Out Shirts: Forms are available in the office to purchase the 2017 Gold Out Shirts. Friday, September 15th will be our Gold-Out Pep Rally and Football Game. We encourage the students and community to wear Gold in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness. The shirts are $10.

PTO Membership: The next meeting will be September 19th at 6 p.m. at the Junior High. PTO will have a drawing at the meeting for a gift certificate and a t-shirt for all those who have completed membership forms. Our t-shirt and membership special will run until that meeting. So they can get a t-shirt and a membership for only $15. Membership forms are available in the office.

Senior Brag Ads: The Yearbook Staff is currently selling Senior “Brag” Ad space in our 2017-2018 Yearbook. Buying an ad for your senior is a wonderful opportunity to forever document the pride you have for your child, as well as the hopes and dreams you have for their future. Senior Brag Ad contract. Contact GLWalker@rockdaleisd.net

Yearbooks 206-17 yearbooks are for sale in the office $55.00. Pre-Orders for 2017-18 yearbooks for $45.00.

*New Information

 UPCOMING DATES:

9/8     Pep Rally Bell Schedule

           Registration Deadline for the October SAT Exam

           VBall v. Jarrell

           FBall V. Taylor

9/9     Cross Country @ Lexington

9/11   HOSA sponsored Blood Drive – RHS Old Gym

           Spanish Club Meeting e203 3:40pm

           RTBC Booster Club Meeting 6:00pm – Field House

9/12   FLEX BELL SCHEDULE

           RHS Open House 6:00-7:30pm

           College Readiness – RHS Library 6:00-7:00pm

           VBall v. Academy

9/13   Faculty Meeting 7:30am

           Art Honor Society Meeting d104 7:30am

           AVID Site Team Meeting Conference room 3:40pm

9/14   FLEX BELL SCHEDULE

           School Pictures

           Spanish NHS Meeting 3:40pm

           9th/JV Football @ Lexington

9/15   GOLD OUT PEP RALLY SCHEDULE 9:35

         FBall v. Lexington

           VBall v. Lexington

           RISD Tailgate 6:00-8:00pm – RHS Football Field

 

  

9/16   SAT Exam @ RHS 8:00am

 

 

 

RHS Newsletter 9/1

 

RHS Newsletter

September 1, 2017

Our students are doing well adjusting to the routines and procedures of a new school year.  Now, the challenge is to excel at our school work.   We have outstanding teachers and students at Rockdale High School with high expectations for our school and ourselves.  Your support of academics and effort at home reinforce this work.  Please check skyward regularly to see updates of grades to support your student and email your child's teacher if you have questions. I have attached the tutorial schedule   so you are aware of tutorials dates when planning at home.

Mark your calendars:  Tuesday, September 12th is the RHS Open House. This is an opportunity for you to meet teachers and pick-up progress reports (3rd period teacher).   Open House is from 6:00-7:30pm.  This is a come and go event for parents and students; we will not follow a bell schedule.   We will also offer College Readiness Night in the library from 5:00-6:00pm before Open House. Counselors will be available to help you register for the ACT or SAT exams and help apply for college.

A new feature on our webpage is the Anonymous Reporting Program “Quick Tip” available on the RISD webpage allows students and parents to report incidents of bullying, alcohol and drug use, and abuse. 

Monday is a school holiday so enjoy the long weekend.

Tiffany Commerford

Principal

*Gold Out Shirts: Forms are available in the office to purchase the 2017 Gold Out Shirts. Friday, September 15th will be our Gold-Out Pep Rally and Football Game.  We encourage

the students and community to wear Gold in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness.  The shirts are $10.

iTigers Survey: iTigers enrollment forms and parent interest survey will be handed out during lunches beginning Monday, August 28th. Forms must be returned by Friday, September 8th. Students/Parents returning the form, to me or the front office, by the deadline, will be entered into a drawing for a prize. Announcement of the prize winner will be held on September 11thITigers Fall Schedule  

PTO Membership: The next meeting will be September 19th at 6 p.m. at the Junior High.  PTO will have a drawing at the meeting for a gift certificate and a t-shirt for all those who have completed membership forms. Our t-shirt and membership special will run until that meeting. So they can get a t-shirt and a membership for only $15.  Membership forms  are available in the office.

Senior Brag Ads: The Yearbook Staff is currently selling Senior “Brag” Ad space in our 2017-2018 Yearbook. Buying an ad for your senior is a wonderful opportunity to forever document the pride you have for your child, as well as the hopes and dreams you have for their future.  Senior Brag Ad contract.  Contact GLWalker@rockdaleisd.net

Yearbooks 206-17 yearbooks are for sale in the office $55.00.  Pre-Orders for 2017-18 yearbooks for $45.00. 

*New Information

UPCOMING DATES:

(/4      School Holiday

9/5      HOSA Blood Drive Sign-Up Begins – D104

           iTigers fall semester begins

           Spanish NHS Meeting e205 – 3:45pm

           VBall @ Taylor

9/6      Faculty Meeting 7:30am

           Life Skills Pancake Breakfast for Teachers

           Department Chair Meeting 3:45pm

9/7      9th/JV FBall @ Taylor

9/8      Pep Rally Bell Schedule

           NHS Meeting E100 -7:30am

           Registration Deadline for SAT Exam

           VBall v. Jarrell

           FBall V. Taylor

 

School Canceled - Monday 8/28

Rockdale ISD has canceled classes for Monday, August 28th due to weather conditions.
As of 5:00pm Sunday, August 27th Temple College classes are still scheduled there will be a bus avaiable to take students from RHS to Taylor leaving at 7:20am. We will update you if there are changes for Temple College.

RHS Newsletter 8/25

RHS Newsletter

August 25, 2017

It is a great week to be at Rockdale High School! We have gotten the year off to a great start. It is wonderful to have the campus full of students again. It has been great to see all of our returning students as well as meet everyone new to RHS.

All first day student forms are due to the campus TUESDAY or parents can complete the majority of back-to-school paperwork online. Student are asked to have their school supplies by Monday; if your student is unable to purchase school supplies please contact

All schedule change requests that were approved will be completed by end of day Monday, August 28th.

Seniors to be eligible for the PTO scholarship the parent or student must be a member of PTO for the 17-18 school year and the student must complete 5 service/volunteer hours with PTO. Membership forms are available in the front office.

The SAT Exam this Saturday has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 16th due to concerns about weather.

Tiffany Commerford

Principal

*iTigers Survey: iTigers enrollment forms and parent interest survey will be handed out during lunches beginning Monday, August 28th. Forms must be returned by September 8th. Students/Parents returning the form, to me or the front office, by the deadline, will be entered into a drawing for a prize. Announcement of the prize winner will be held on September 11th. iTigers Survey Form

*Needs Closet: We are taking donations for our student need closet soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, hygiene items… please consider donating to our need closet hotel shampoos and soaps are appreciated. We are also taking gently used clothes and shoes donations. Please contact Martha Gonzales for more information MGonzales@rockdaleisd.net (512) 430-6013.

* Project Graduation (Class of 2018) meeting Monday 8/28 @ 6:00pm RHS Cafeteria. We will discuss Battle of the Bell shirt sales and organize our concession stand fundraiser 9/8.

Senior Brag Ads: The Yearbook Staff is currently selling Senior “Brag” Ad space in our 2017-2018 Yearbook. Buying an ad for your senior is a wonderful opportunity to forever document the pride you have for your child, as well as the hopes and dreams you have for their future. Senior Brag Ad contract. Contact GLWalker@rockdaleisd.net

Support Shirts: spirit shirts supporting Project Graduation are for sale in the front office or with a senior for $15.00. The last day to order is August 31st.

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.

 *Yearbooks 206-17 yearbooks are for sale in the office $55.00. Pre-Orders for 2017-18 yearbooks for $45.00.

*New Information

UPCOMING DATES:

8/26   RHS Volleyball Tournament

           SAT Exam @ Rockdale (canceled due to weather)

8/28   Little River Clinic @ RHS -PM

           Dual Credit Classes Begin (bus leaves @ 7:20am)

           Class of 2018 Project Grad Meeting 6:00pm – RHS Library

           STUCO sign-up & Freshmen Officer Applications begin

8/29   First Day Packets due to RHS

           VBall @ McCallum

8/30   Little River Clinic @ RHS – AM

           FCA Meeting 8:00pm RHS gym

8/31   9th/JV FBall v. West

           Spanish National Honor Society Meeting e205 – 3:45pm

9/1     Rotary Interact Meeting 7:30am – RHS Library

           FBall @ West

           VBall @ Caldwell

           STUCO sign-up & Freshmen Officer Applications end

9/4     School Holiday

9/5     iTigers fall semester begins

RHS Newsletter 8/25

RHS Newsletter

August 25, 2017

It is a great week to be at Rockdale High School! We have gotten the year off to a great start. It is wonderful to have the campus full of students again. It has been great to see all of our returning students as well as meet everyone new to RHS.

All first day student forms are due to the campus TUESDAY or parents can complete the majority of back-to-school paperwork online. Student are asked to have their school supplies by Monday; if your student is unable to purchase school supplies please contact

All schedule change requests that were approved will be completed by end of day Monday, August 28th.

Seniors to be eligible for the PTO scholarship the parent or student must be a member of PTO for the 17-18 school year and the student must complete 5 service/volunteer hours with PTO. Membership forms are available in the front office.

The SAT Exam this Saturday has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 16th due to concerns about weather.

Tiffany Commerford

Principal

*iTigers Survey: iTigers enrollment forms and parent interest survey will be handed out during lunches beginning Monday, August 28th. Forms must be returned by September 8th. Students/Parents returning the form, to me or the front office, by the deadline, will be entered into a drawing for a prize. Announcement of the prize winner will be held on September 11th. iTigers Survey Form

*Needs Closet: We are taking donations for our student need closet soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, hygiene items… please consider donating to our need closet hotel shampoos and soaps are appreciated. We are also taking gently used clothes and shoes donations. Please contact Martha Gonzales for more information MGonzales@rockdaleisd.net (512) 430-6013.

* Project Graduation (Class of 2018) meeting Monday 8/28 @ 6:00pm RHS Cafeteria. We will discuss Battle of the Bell shirt sales and organize our concession stand fundraiser 9/8.

Senior Brag Ads: The Yearbook Staff is currently selling Senior “Brag” Ad space in our 2017-2018 Yearbook. Buying an ad for your senior is a wonderful opportunity to forever document the pride you have for your child, as well as the hopes and dreams you have for their future. Senior Brag Ad contract. Contact GLWalker@rockdaleisd.net

Support Shirts: spirit shirts supporting Project Graduation are for sale in the front office or with a senior for $15.00. The last day to order is August 31st.

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.

 *Yearbooks 206-17 yearbooks are for sale in the office $55.00. Pre-Orders for 2017-18 yearbooks for $45.00.

*New Information

UPCOMING DATES:

8/26   RHS Volleyball Tournament

           SAT Exam @ Rockdale (canceled due to weather)

8/28   Little River Clinic @ RHS -PM

           Dual Credit Classes Begin (bus leaves @ 7:20am)

           Class of 2018 Project Grad Meeting 6:00pm – RHS Library

           STUCO sign-up & Freshmen Officer Applications begin

8/29   First Day Packets due to RHS

           VBall @ McCallum

8/30   Little River Clinic @ RHS – AM

           FCA Meeting 8:00pm RHS gym

8/31   9th/JV FBall v. West

           Spanish National Honor Society Meeting e205 – 3:45pm

9/1     Rotary Interact Meeting 7:30am – RHS Library

           FBall @ West

           VBall @ Caldwell

           STUCO sign-up & Freshmen Officer Applications end

9/4     School Holiday

9/5     iTigers fall semester begins

RHS Newsletter 8/21

RHS Newsletter

August 21, 2017

The start of another school year begins TOMORROW.  I hope you all had a wonderful summer!

There are a few important items to note below as we prepare for the first day of school. 

First day of School: First period begins at 8:00 and the school day ends at 3:30. The bell schedule is available on the RHS webpage.  Students should bring something to write with and a notebook/spiral to take notes. Summer reading projects are due Friday, August 25th but students will begin discussions/assignments of the reading Tuesday!

Nurse / Medicine: If your student will require any medication (over the counter/prescription) during the school hours the parent/guardian is required to sign in the medication to the school nurse. Prescription medication must have the pharmacy label intact and legible.

Schedules: Students will be able to enter the building at 7:30. All students will receive a copy of their schedule (on white paper) in the Rotunda before first period. The last day to request a schedule change is Friday, August 25th.

Buses, Parking, and Safety:

  • The bus routes are available on the RISD Webpage.
  • Parking permits for the high school are available in the front office; students need to bring a copy of their insurance, valid driver’s license, license plate number, and $5.00 to the front office before August 25th.
  • Please be careful when driving through the neighborhoods as students return back to school.  We will have many students walking and riding their bikes to schools this year.

See you tomorrow! We are looking forward to a great year at Rockdale High School!

Tiffany Commerford

Principal

*Dual Credit Information: Classes begin Monday, August 28th and the bus will leave from the front parking lot promptly at 7:20am. All Temple College students will need to sign up for the GroupMe reminder with Mrs. Windham. We will have a mandatory Temple College student meeting Friday, August 25th at 9:00am in the library. If you have questions about purchasing your textbooks please contact Mrs. Windham ASAP KWindham@rockdaleisd.net

Senior Brag Ads: The Yearbook Staff is currently selling Senior “Brag” Ad space in our 2017-2018 Yearbook. Buying an ad for your senior is a wonderful opportunity to forever document the pride you have for your child, as well as the hopes and dreams you have for their future. Senior Brag Ad contract. Contact GLWalker@rockdaleisd.net

School Supplies: At high school each student could have an individual schedule so the school supply list you are used to from their younger years is hard to share because the supplies they need will depend on their class choice. Students will receive information about supplies the first day of school and will have a week to get them. We suggest students bring a spiral and something to write with the first day of school. All students will need: 2 or 3 inch binder, dividers, pencil pouch, notebook paper, and blue or black pens, and highlighters.

Support Shirts: spirit shirts supporting Project Graduation are for sale in the front office or with a senior for $15.00. The last day to order is August 31st.

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.

*New Information

 UPCOMING DATES:

8/22   First Day of School 8:00-3:30

           VBall @ Gateway

8/23   Little River Clinic @ RHS – AM

          Class Meetings

8/24   FBall Scrimmage v. Mexia

          VBall Tournament @ RHS

8/25   Last Day for Schedule Changes

          VBall Tournament @ RHS

8/26   SAT Exam @ Rockdale

 

RHS Newsletter 8/11

 

RHS Newsletter

August 11, 2017

I hope you are enjoying the last weeks before school starts. I have been impressed with our students this week; a little over 50% of our students are involved in some activity to begin school (band, volleyball, football, cross country, cheer, Golden Girls, trainers…). We look forward to seeing you at Meet the Tigers Monday night to celebrate their upcoming season.

We are looking for a campus representative or two for the Campus Education Council (CEC). If you are interested in being the high school representative for CEC please respond to this email.

Tiffany Commerford

Principal

Class of 2018 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.

School Supplies: We suggest students bring a spiral and something to write with the first day of school. All students will need: 2 or 3 inch binder, dividers, pencil pouch, notebook paper, and blue or black pens, and highlighters if you want to beat the rush but know that more supplies may be required.

Senior Brag Ads: The Yearbook Staff is currently selling Senior “Brag” Ad space in our 2017-2018 Yearbook. Buying an ad for your senior is a wonderful opportunity to forever document the pride you have for your child, as well as the hopes and dreams you have for their future. Senior Brag Ad contract. Contact GLWalker@rockdaleisd.net

Support Shirts: spirit shirts supporting Project Graduation are for sale order forms are in the front office or with a senior for $15.00. The last day to order is August 31st.

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 – Friday 8:00-4:00pm.

*New Information

UPCOMING DATES:

8/14     Meet the Tigers 6:30pm

8/15     VBall @ Thrall

8/17     VBall Tournament @ Cedar Creek

8/18     FBall Scrimmage @ Giddings

           VBall Tournament @ Cedar Creek

8/19     VBall Tournament @ Cedar Creek

8/22     First Day of School 8:00-3:30

           VBall @ Gateway

8/23     Little River Clinic @ RHS – AM

8/24     FBall Scrimmage v. Mexia

8/25    Last Day for Schedule Changes

8/26    SAT Exam @ Rockdale

RHS Newsletter - July 2017

 

RHS Newsletter

July 2017

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.

Tiffany Commerford

Principal

*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.

*New Information

UPCOMING DATES:

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

2017-18 Spirit Shirt Sales Begin

 

Class of 2018 Parents,

Here are the links for spirit shirt sales.  Just a reminder that all of the money raised is for Project Graduation.

Forms can be picked up in the high school office starting tomorrow 8:00-4:00pm or printed below.

Spirit Shirt Design          Spirit Shirt Order Form 

All orders and money are due August 4th to Angel Miller or Debra Neal.

Shirts will be delivered August 11th.

Hope you are having a great summer - rest up Senior year is busy!

Tiffany Commerford

Principal

Senior Parent Newsletter

RHS Senior Parent Newsletter

May 30, 2017

This will be my last newsletter to senior parents.  I know that you have had a whirlwind of excitement the last few weeks preparing for graduation; I hope you enjoy the opening days of summer.  I wanted to thank you again for sharing your students with me this school year thank you class of 2017 you have left a mark on Rockdale High School and you have left a mark upon my heart. I care about each one of you and I will sorely miss you all. 

Below are a few reminders for parents and seniors.  As always please do not hesitate to let me know if there is anything I can do to help your student. 

I wish you the very best of luck and look forward to all that this class will accomplish in the future.

Tiffany Commerford

Principal

* College Textbooks – Here are some great sites to purchase college textbooks:

                                     www.chegg.com

                                     www.barnesandnoble.com

                                     www.slugbooks.com

                                     www.amazon.com

                                     www.halfprice.com

*Diplomas – ALUMNI may pick up diplomas in the front office anytime Monday-Thursday from 8-4.  This is for students who chose not to participate in graduation or need to return their cap & gown.

*FASFA – the due date for junior college financial aid (FASFA) is June 1st

*Graduation Pictures - The proofs will be available online this evening for Rockdale Photography, to access go visit  www.rockdalephotography.com  any email will work and the password will be Rockdale.

* Scholarship Thank You Notes -If you received a local scholarship last Monday at the award’s ceremony please be sure to send a thank you card.  If you do not have an address or name please call the office, reply to this email, or drop the card by RHS and we will take care of it for you.

*Transcripts- Ms. Neumeyer goes on summer break starting June 29th and does not return until August.  Please make sure that any additional transcript requests are submitted ASAP.  It takes 2 business days to complete requests.

*New Information

UPCOMING DATES:

June 30 – July 9   High School Office Closed

July 10 – July 31  RISD Summer Office Hours (Monday-Thursday)

10/13       RHS Homecoming v. Troy