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Community News Part 2: Round Rock ISD

The Round Rock community is flourishing just as quickly as the season is turning to Spring!  From proposing new bills to winning gold medals, Round Rock has been hard at work. Read some of the amazing things that the students and staff of Round Rock Independent School District have been a part of since our last community news overview.

Kindergartens Visit Seniors for Valentine’s Day

Some Meridian Elementary kindergarteners went out to spread joy in the Round Rock community this past valentine’s day for the second year in a row! The group went over to the Poet’s Walk Memory Care Community to sing songs and pass out handmade cards. It seemed to be a fulfilling day for all generations involved. Watch some footage of the special day. 

Round Rock High School Student Save a Life

Two Round Rock High School students were recently honored by the Round Rock City Council after they saved another man’s life in January. The two high school juniors were honored with Outstanding Citizen awards after using CPR, that they learned in class, to rescue the man that collapsed. Read more and watch the news segment.

PIE Foundation Beats Previous Year Numbers at Fundraising Gala

In the foundation’s biggest fundraising event of the year, Round Rock ISD Partners in Education (PIE), raised $276,000.  This was the 18th annual Shining Stars Gala and all proceeds go to the enhancement of the quality of education for all Round Rock ISD students. These funds can usually be seen going towards things such as scholarships, grants and awards. Learn more about this annual gala.

Round Rock Junior Wins Gold

The state title for the 200-yard individual medley at the UIL State Swimming and Diving Meet was taken home by Round Rock High School junior, Vincent Riberio. He also took home silver in the 100-yard breaststroke. Read more on how Round Rock students are excelling in swimming.

Texas Representatives Are Banding Together for the “Whole Student Agenda”

The Texas House of Representatives along with Round Rock State Representative, James Talarico, is currently pushing for a series of 24 bills called the “Whole Student Agenda.” This bill would expand mental health resources and allow for a more practical curriculum.  Representative Talarico who was once a teacher himself said he, “knows firsthand how badly these things are needed in Texas schools.” Read more about the bill that is currently being introduced.

Round Rock Educator Raises Money for School Library

For students at Round Rock ISD’s Early College High School, even though educational opportunities were in abundance, students were still missing a library. English teacher, Stephanie Martin recently turned to a crowd-funding website for teachers to achieve this goal and in 3 short weeks the community was able to raise money for new books of all genres! Read more on how this has benefited the student’s lives.

Round Rock ISD Upcoming Parent Program Events and The Empty Bowls Festival

On April 13th, Round Rock ISD is having a celebration of families! This annual resource fair offers demonstrations, activities and access to community resources and learning opportunities. It also features the Round Rock Empty Bowls Festivals which is a service-learning project that brings awareness to hunger in the Round Rock area. For a small donation, students can make a ceramic bowl that is then available for purchase.  Proceeds for the event go to feeding the hungry in the Round Rock community. Learn more about the event.

We love to see all the amazing things that continue to come out of the Round Rock community and are excited to see the school district finish off strong as they head into the end of the school year!