Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Texas A&M Society of Women Engineers 42nd Annual High School Conference

Registration opens up Nov.6 and closes on Dec. 6. For registration information click here

The conference is open to high school juniors and seniors, especially those interested in math, science or engineering related fields. This 2 day event will cost $50 and will include engineering competitions, department and lab tours, panel discussions, interactions with Texas A&M engineering students, and much more!

Flyer with more details attached here!

Central Texas Teen Comic Con and Kids' Con

Click here to register, it's completely free-this website has more details as well!

201 Deep Wood Dr
Round Rock, TX 78681

Central Texas Teen Comic Con & Kids' Con will be held on December 2nd, 2017(9am-5pm) in Round Rock, Texas. When students have the opportunity to meet an author or hear them speak in person, we see a much higher independent reading rateThis free event is a graphic novel and comic convention aimed at offering teens, kids, and educators the chance to interact with popular authors and illustrators, participate in workshops, and showcase their creativity.

Teen participants (ages 12-19) will have the opportunity to:
  • listen to and interact with author/artist speaker panels,
  • get books autographed by authors/artists
  • participate in illustration and animation workshops,
  • browse displays of artwork,
  • enter the Cosplay fashion show & contest,
  • submit original artwork for contests,
  • shop for books, art, and costumes for sale in the Exhibits,
  • participate in the gaming hall

Friday, October 20, 2017

Austin Child Guidance Center is offering 2 free parent workshops

November 7th: Internet Safety for Kids and Teens

Parents will learn about general guidelines for online safety and recommendations for elementary-aged children and adolescents. Parents will also leave this presentation with more knowledge on cyber bullying. 
Tuesday, November 7th from 6-7:30PM

Click here for Flyer

December 12th: Effective Parent/ Child Communication

Parents will learn about the impact of modeling healthy communication skills with their children and skills to enhance communication with their children. Suitable for caregivers of children from elementary to high school.
Tuesday, December 12th from 6-7:30PM


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: Health Professions Open House

Friday, December 1, 2017 1-4 p.m.

MD Anderson combines medical care, research and education under one roof and the School of Health Professions is a vital part of our mission.
Discover your pathway to a rewarding career in the health care professions. We welcome high school students, college transfer students, post-baccalaureate students, graduate students and MD Anderson employees. Learn about our Bachelor of Science or Master of Science programs.

Friday, October 13, 2017

2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award-Application due Nov. 7th

In each state and Washington, D.C., the top middle level and high school youth volunteer will be named State Honorees and will receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., in late April. Runners-up will also be selected in each state and named Distinguished Finalists, receiving a bronze medallion. Other state-level winners will receive Certificates of Excellence. All state-level honorees will be announced in February.
During the trip, 10 of the State Honorees will be named America’s top youth volunteers of the year. These National Honorees will receive $5,000 awards, engraved gold medallions, crystal trophies for their schools or organizations, and $5,000 grants from The Prudential Foundation for nonprofilt charitable organizations of their choice. Local Honorees who qualify can also receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Click here to fill out application. Needs to be completed by November 7th to be considered.

Dyslexia Parent Night

On Monday, Oct. 16 the District is hosting a Dyslexia Parent Information Night from 6:30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. in the Old Hopewell Building located at 1311 Round Rock Ave.

The District Dyslexia team will lead discussions about Dyslexia, how students are assessed and accommodated to achieve academic and social success.

Dyslexia impacts each person differently and can influence every part of a student’s life. The effect dyslexia has on a student’s life depends on the severity of dyslexia and whether they have received remediation.

For information about Round Rock ISD, Dyslexia Services visit us online.  

Monday, October 2, 2017

2018 Graduating Native American Senior Honor Feathers

The Native American Senior Honor Feather Society honors graduating Native American seniors by presenting them with an honor feather at an individual ceremony. This is a sacred event. Parents of seniors wishing to participate should contact Betsy McLellan at elmct1957@att.net. Parents need to provide name of high school and school colors, name of student’s counselor, gender, tribal affiliation, and parent contact information. Honor feather ceremonies are held prior to graduation. The society will accept information from parents through February 1, 2018.

Also, please visit the scholarship page for scholarship opportunities just for Native American Students!