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RHS Newsletter

January 5, 2018

 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 Wednesday, January 10th.

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.

We are excited to welcome new staff members to Rockdale High School. Patrick Wheeless is our new Biology teacher, Amber Brooks is returning to us as our campus nurse, and Leah Spiers (our former nurse) is our new Health Science Teacher.

Tiffany Commerford


*Class of 2021: Freshmen students will be traveling with AVID to University of Mary Hardin Baylor on January 17th or 18th. On the 17th, students with last names A-K will stay on campus and take the English 1 MOCK EOC, while students L-Z will travel with AVID. On January 18th L-Z students will stay on campus and take the English 1 MOCK EOC, while students A-K will travel with AVID. Students will bring home more information about the trip next week.

College Entrance Exams: We are excited to offer college placement exams during the school day this year. The SAT exam will be Tuesday, April 10th. The price is $46.00 for SAT / $60.00 SAT with Essay.

The ACT exam will be Tuesday, April 24th. The price is $42.50 for ACT / $58.50 ACT with Essay. If you are interested in taking an exam contact Rebecca Ingram RIngram@Rockdaleisd.net (512) 430-6154 before February 16th. We recommend that all students take a college placement exam by the end of their junior year.

Driver’s Ed: We are excited to offer Driver’s Education through Region 6 beginning this spring. Please see the RHS webpage for more information. Drivers Education class will begin January 8th. You must register and pay Mrs. Thomas before you begin.

RYLA Applications: Rockdale Rotary Club leadership camp applications for sophomores and juniors are due Monday, January 8th. Applications can be picked up in the office.

*New Information


1/6   Band ATSSB All-Area Auditions @ Robinson HS


1/8   Spanish Club Meeting (e203) 3:30pm

         Spanish NHS Meeting (e205) 3:45pm

         Golden Girls Booster Club Meeting 6:30pm

         Driver’s Education Classes begin (e106) 3:45pm

1/9   DEC Meeting @ RHS 4:00pm

         Boys & Girls BBall @ Lexington

1/10 College Colors Day

         Art NHS Meeting (D104) 7:30am

         Department Chair Meeting 3:45pm

1/11 UIL Cheer Competition – Ft. Worth

         Boys & Girls Soccer @ Cameron Tournament

1/12 NHS Meeting 7:30am

         Registration Deadline for the February ACT

         HOSA sponsored Blood Drive

         Boys & Girls BBall v. Cameron

         Boys & Girls Soccer @ Cameron Tournament

1/23 iTigers begins for the Spring Semester


Upcoming Celebration Events

Rockdale Reporter Special Edition - Ad Sales

Until Friday, January 19th - noon


TX Burger/Subway – Celebration Day

Friday, January 19th All Day

30% of all profits donated to the purchase of State Rings


Tiger Fan Day – Football State Championship Celebration

Saturday, January 20th 6:00-8:00pm

RHS New Gym


Football Banquet

Thursday, February 8th 6:30pm

KC Hall


State Football Apparel Sales – all proceeds benefit the purchase of State Rings

Until Wednesday, January 31st

RISD Administration Office

*Please follow Rockdale High School or Rockdale Tiger Athletics on social media. Check the RHS Webpage for more information about the events