Laurel Mountain team advances to world championship tournament

Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 3/26/15

The Laurel Mountain Elementary School Lego Robotics team, Lego Lions, has advanced to the First Lego League World Championship after winning the Central Texas first place championship award March 7. The Lego Lions advanced to the world competition with their Haptic Vision project, which is also one of 20 semi finalists for the Global Innovation Award. (Read More)

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Stony Point Astronomy Students speak with NASA physicist

Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 3/24/15

Stony Point High School astronomy students had the opportunity to video conference with NASA contractor and physicist Matt Walsh and learn about current projects in space on March 12. Walsh is working on a team assembling the James Webb Space Telescope, which will be a supplement to the Hubble Space Telescope, scheduled to launch in… (Read More)

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Brushy Creek students showcase web design project

Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 3/24/15

Jennifer Rubin’s third grade class at Brushy Creek Elementary School showcased their website project that incorporated technology, English and science lessons into an amazing collection of Google sites. How Animals Survive in Polar Climates challenged students to create their own Google sites to share their research on animals in the Arctic. Students included multimedia and… (Read More)

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Digital Learning Day 2015

Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 3/13/15

Spicewood students explored Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math experiences during the school’s Digital Learning Day. Held the Friday prior to Spring Break, Digital Learning Day provided opportunities for students to explore STEM experiences throughout the school day. Students took part in a variety of STEM courses, including: coding, architecture, engineering, and geology instruction. The day provided access to…. (Read More)

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Grisham, Texas Folklife Partner To Create Audio Documentaries

Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 3/3/15

Telling the stories of Grisham Middle School’s students, staff and community was the center of an assignment for Jennie Tidwell’s seventh-grade language arts class this semester as groups of students created audio documentaries through a Texas Folklife partnership. Tidwell brought the program to Grisham after attending Texas Folklife’s “Stories From Deep In The Heart” 2014…(Read More)

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Robertson Students Take To Twitter To Talk To Astronaut

Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 3/2/15

As students in Mrs. Traci Keffales’s kindergarten class at Robertson Elementary School learned more about objects in the day and night sky, the students wanted to find ways to engage their senses and discover information that wasn’t available in their usual research resources. The class then turned to Twitter for answers so that they could learn…(Read More)

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Double File Trail Students Read To Succeed

Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 2/26/15

Students at Double File Trail Elementary School are becoming better readers, thanks to a grant from the Round Rock ISD Partners in Education Foundation. Librarian Kay Williams was awarded $700 for a grant to purchase high interest fiction and non-fiction e-books to enhance student’s reading skills and achievement. Teachers in grades 2­-5 collaborated with the…(Read More)

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Minecraft Creates Engaging Lessons In RRISD Schools

Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 2/25/15

Round Rock ISD teachers are re-envisioning the educational value of video games after Minecraft has successfully integrated into language arts, social studies and math curriculums across the district. A pilot program to use Minecraft as a tool was started in 2013 at Laurel Mountain Elementary School and Canyon Vista Middle School. Since its success, the…(Read More)

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Stony Point Computer Science Receives $6,000 In Grants

Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 2/17/15

The Stony Point High School computer science department has received a total of $6,000 in grants from IBM and the National Center for Women and Information Technology to purchase devices and improve the program in an effort to integrate more female students. Stony Point computer science teacher Deborah Kariuki applied and received a $5,000 grant…(Read More)

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RRISD Celebrates Career And Technical Education Month

Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 2/12/15

Students and faculty in Round Rock ISD have joined others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate national Career & Technical Education (CTE) Month. National CTE Month, “Recognizing Classroom Innovators!,” provides CTE programs across the country an opportunity to highlight how CTE educates students to be college and career ready while preparing them for high-wage,… (Read More)

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