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RJH Bulletin 9/9/19

Rockdale Junior High 

Campus Newsletter

September 7, 2019

 

Campus Updates

Grading Cycle: Progress reports were distributed this week during 8th period classes.  Please check skyward regularly for updated grades and email your child's teacher with any questions.  There are only 2 weeks until report cards grades are submitted.  I have attached the tutorial schedule so you are aware of tutorial dates snd times when planning at home.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12Q7Wu0FQXikgj2ybvsDRardXextt5ChROXVgb-nfm4c/edit#gid=2076053858

HERO K12:   Students wishing to redeem points can visit the store again this week.  Some rewards include lunch outside, ice cream coupons, tickets to athletic events and more!  If you have reward items or coupons you'd like to donate to our school store, please reply to this email.  At the end of each six weeks, the grade level with the most points will have a campus celebration.  Current point totals over the past 4 weeks are: 

6th grade - 9,047; 7th grade - 8,529; 8th grade - 8,519

HERO Parent Login

Academic UIL:  UIL student sign ups are this week.  Events are posted by grade level on the library windows.  Students may sign up for as many events as they want as long as they are in different colors on the posted grid.  Practices begin in the next 2 weeks. GT and NJHS are required to sign up for at least 1 event. For more information, contact Lani Young, our UIL academic coordinator.

Open House: Parents are invited to attend Open House on September 17th from 5:00-6:30 PM.  This will be a come and go event.  We will not follow a bell schedule.  

PTO: Our initial 2019-20 PTO meeting is scheduled for September 17 @ 6:30 in the RJH Commons.  We are looking for parents to apply for board member positions.  Membership forms will be distributed and members from last year will be allowed to nominate new board members for the upcoming year.  

 

This Week @ RJH  

9/9       Regular Schedule

            Volleyball vs. McGregor @ RHS

9/10      Regular Schedule

9/11      Regular Schedule

9/12      Regular Schedule

             Football @ Lexington

9/13      Regular Schedule

             Hero Store open @ lunch                 

Upcoming Events                

9/16     Volleyball @ Academy

            School Board Meeting 5:30 PM

9/17     Open House 5:00-6:30 PM

            PTO Meeting 6:30 PM

9/19     Football @ Bellville

9/20     NJHS Meeting 7:15 AM

            Last day of 1st Six weeks

9/23     2nd Six weeks begins

            Home Volleyball vs. Franklin

                                                                        

Kelly Blair

Rockdale Junior High Principal

RJH Bulletin 9/3/19

Rockdale Junior High 

Campus Newsletter

 

September 2, 2019

Campus Updates

 
Grading Cycle 1: Teachers will submit grades for progress reports on Tuesday and will distribute to students on Thursday of this week.  Tutorials officially opened last week through our iTigers program.  I have included our Campus Tutorial schedule below.  Contact your childs teacher for more information.
 
 

HERO K12:  We launched the HERO store on Friday last week during lunches!  Students wishing to redeem points can visit the store again this week.  Some rewards include lunch outside, ice cream coupons, tickets to athletic events and more!  Click the link below, activate your parent account, and see how your child is doing today!

HERO Parent Login

Student Planners:  Every student received a student planner during 1st period on Thursday. Students, be sure to record homework and daily assignments here to stay organized. 

PTO Planning Session: Parents interested in being apart of the Parent Teacher Organization 2019-2020 are invited to attend a planning session Wednesday, September 4 at 4:30pm at the Rockdale ISD Board Room. All parents are welcome at the planning session they will set the meeting schedule and nominate/vote on board.

 

This Week @ RJH  

9/3       Regular Schedule

9/4       Regular Schedule

            LEO Club Meeting 7:15 AM

            PTO Planning Session 4:30 PM

9/5       Regular Schedule

            Volleyball vs. Lexington @ RHS 5:00 PM

9/6      Regular Schedule

           Student Council Meeting 7:15 AM

                 

 Upcoming Events                

9/9 - 9/13   Academic UIL Sign Up Window

9/9       Volleyball vs. McGregor @ RHS 5:00 PM

9/12       Football @ Lexington                     

                                                                        

Kelly Blair

Rockdale Junior High Principal

RJH Bulletin 8/23/19

Rockdale Junior High 

Campus Newsletter

 

August 23, 2019

Campus Updates

 
iTigers:  On Monday, we launch the Fall iTigers program!.  Teachers will be available Monday through Thursday, before and after school.  All students are invited to attend iTigers at RJH.  I've included the RJH Tutorial schedule below.  
 

8th Grade SSI Notification:  All 8th grade students received a letter today indicating the grade level requirements for STAAR.  The SSI requires that grade 5 and grade 8 students meet the passing standards on STAAR tests in mathematics and reading before they can be promoted to the next grade.  Please contact Ms. Blair for more information.

HERO K12:  RJH will utilize the HERO K12 student program to reinforce positive behaviors, document infractions, and communicate with parents.  Get started today at https://access.heropowered.com/parent/login.  Create your account and add your student by entering their 5 digit school ID, date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy), and last name.  Once your account is setup, you can access your information using the HERO k12 (blue) student app.  Once you have an account, you will begin receiving notifications regularly.

HERO Parent Login

Student Planners:  Every student received a student planner during 1st period on Thursday. Students, be sure to record homework and daily assignments here to stay organized. 

 

This Week @ RJH 

   

8/26      1st day for iTigers

             School Board Meeting 5:30 PM

8/27      Anime Club 4:15 PM

8/28      Anime Club 4:15 PM

             College Colors Day

8/29      Student Council Meeting 7:15 AM

8/30      National Junior Honor Society Meeting 7:15 AM

                 

 Upcoming Events

                 

9/2       Labor Day Holiday

9/4       LEO Club Meeting 7:15 AM

            Beginning of Year Writing Assessment

9/2       Student Holiday

9/5       Home Volleyball @ RHS vs. Lexington 5:00 PM

9/9       Academic UIL student registration

            Home Volleyball @ RHS vs. McGregor 5:00 PM

9/12     Pep Rally 3:00 PM

            Home Football vs. Lexington 4:30 PM

                       

                                                                        

Kelly Blair

Rockdale Junior High Principal

RJH Bulletin 8/16/19

Rockdale Junior High 

Campus Newsletter

 

August 16, 2019

Campus Updates

 
 

HERO K12:  RJH will utilize the HERO K12 student program to reinforce positive behaviors, document infractions, and communicate with parents.  Get started today at https://access.heropowered.com/parent/login.  Create your account and add your student by entering their 5 digit school ID, date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy), and last name.  Once your account is setup, you can access your information using the HERO k12 (blue) student app.

HERO Parent Login

Student Planners:  Every student received a student planner during 1st period on Thursday. Students, be sure to record homework and daily assignments here to stay organized. 

1st day packets:  During 8th period, 1st day packets were distributed.  Please complete forms online when possible.  Hard copies will need to be turned into your 8th period teacher by Wednesday, August 28.  Free and Reduced Lunch forms must be filled out by parents and returned to the office immediately. 

Summer Reading Projects:  Summer Reading Projects are due on Wednesday, August 21 to ELAR teachers.  Projects count as a major test grade.  

 

This Week @ RJH 

   

8/19      Regular Schedule

             School Board Meeting 5:30 PM

8/20      Regular Schedule

8/21      Regular Schedule

             Pre-AP Summer Reading Projects Due

8/22      Regular Schedule

8/23      Regular Schedule

             Last Day for schedule changes     

 Upcoming Events

                 

8/26     iTigers Begins

8/28     College Colors Day

9/2       Student Holiday

9/5       Home Volleyball @ RHS vs. Lexington 5:00 PM

9/6       Student Council Meeting (STUCO) 7:15 AM                         

                                                                        

Kelly Blair

Rockdale Junior High Principal

Calling all incoming 6th grade students! Attend our annual Tiger Camp where you will receive a campus tour, practice your locker combination, learn the RJH school song, and meet club sponsors.

RJH Bulletin

Rockdale Junior High 

Campus Newsletter

 

May 20, 2019

Campus Updates

 

Career Day: Career Day will be held on Monday from 8:00-11:30 AM.  Business professionals from the Austin area will share information about their career and answer questions during a 20 minute presentation.  

.Summer School:  Invitations for summer school were sent home with students this week for all grade levels.  Be sure to sign and return the ACE transportation form by Wednesday, May 15th. 

When:  Tuesday-Friday May 28th – May 31st

Monday-Thursday June 3rd – June 27th

Where:  Rockdale Junior High

Time: 8:00–11:00 AM

8th grade Promotion: The 8th Grade promotion ceremony will be held at RJH on Thursday, May 23rd at 10:00 AM.   Girls are encouraged to wear a dress or pant suit. Boys are encouraged to wear slacks and a collared shirt (tie optional). The dress code will be enforced during the ceremony.

Attendance Hours:  Students are required to attend at least 90% of  the school year.  Anyone not meeting this requirement will need to complete make-up hours to recover seat time.  We will offer Saturday school this weekend from 8:00-12:00 for those in need of hours.

End of Year Celebration: RJH will have an End of Year celebration from 11:00-3:30 on May 22nd.  Students will be in groups and rotate through a variety of activity stations including a rolling indoor game truck, water balloon battleship, kickball slip-n-slide, an escape room, face painting, open gym, and movies.  Students with NO referrals during the dates of April 22nd - May 17th and PASSING all classes for the 6th six weeks, are eligible to attend.

Library books due:  All books and fines are due for the 2018-19 school year.  All students must have a zero balance by May 17th.  Contact Pat Elliot in the library for more information.

 

This Week @ RJH 

   

5/20      Modified Schedule

             Career Day 8:00-11:30

             School Board Meeting 5:30 PM

5/21      Regular Schedule

             STUCO/NJHS Field Trip

             Locker cleanout

             5th Grade Class Visit 9:00-11:00 AM

             Campus Education Council 4:30 PM

5/22      Modified Schedule

             6th Grade Awards 8:30 AM

             7th Grade Awards 9:30 AM

             End of Year Celebration 10:45-3:15

5/23      Early Release 12:00

             8th Grade Promotion breakifast 8:30 AM

             8th Grade Promotion Ceremony 10:00 AM

 

 Upcoming Events

                   

5/29     Algebra STAAR Scores 

6/4       8th Math/Reading 2nd Admin STAAR Scores

6/11     6th and 7th Math/Reading STAAR Scores

            7th Writing STAAR Scores

            8th Science/Social Studies STAAR Scores

6/25      8th Math STAAR Retest

6/26      8th Reading STAAR Retest

7/16      8th Math/Reading 3rd Admin STAAR Scores                            

                                                                        

Kelly Blair

Rockdale Junior High Principal

RJH Bulletin

Rockdale Junior High 

Campus Newsletter

 

May 13, 2019

Campus Updates

 

STAAR Testing:  The final  round of STAAR testing will take place over Monday-Thursday of this week.  We will follow an alternate schedule by grade level as needed.  All testing students will receive a snack and bottle of water.  Please make sure that students get plenty of rest in preparation for the exams.

 

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Monday, May 13

Math STAAR

Math STAAR

Math Re-Test    Science/Social Studies Review

Tuesday, May 14

Reading STAAR

Reading STAAR

Reading Re-Test    Science/Social Studies Review

Wednesday, May 15

Regular Schedule     Make-Up Testing

Regular Schedule     Make-Up Testing

Science STAAR

Thursday, May 16

Regular Schedule

Regular Schedule

Social Studies STAAR

Friday, May 17

Regular Schedule

Regular Schedule

Make-up Testing

 

Summer School:  Invitations for summer school were sent home with students this week for all grade levels.  Be sure to sign and return the ACE transportation form by Wednesday, May 15th. 

When:  Tuesday-Friday May 28th – May 31st

Monday-Thursday June 3rd – June 27th

Where:  Rockdale Junior High

Time: 8:00–11:00 AM

Attendance Hours:  Students are required to attend at least 90% of  the school year.  Anyone not meeting this requirement will need to complete make-up hours to recover seat time.  We will offer Saturday school this weekend from 8:00-12:00 for those in need of hours.

End of Year Celebration: RJH will have an End of Year celebration from 11:00-3:30 on May 22nd.  Students will be in groups and rotate through a variety of activity stations including a rolling indoor game truck, water balloon battleship, kickball slip-n-slide, an escape room, face painting, open gym, and movies.  Students with NO referrals during the dates of April 22nd - May 17th and PASSING all classes for the 6th six weeks, are eligible to attend.

Library books due:  All books and fines are due for the 2018-19 school year.  All students must have a zero balance by May 17th.  Contact Pat Elliot in the library for more information.

 

This Week @ RJH 

   

5/13      Modified Schedule

              6th/7th Math STAAR

             8th Math Retest

             Science/SS Bootcamp

5/14      Modified Schedule

             6th/7th Reading STAAR

             8th Reading Retest

            Science/SS Bootcamp

            RISD Parade of Bands  RHS 7:00

5/15      8th Science STAAR

             6th/7th Regular Schedule

5/16      8th Social Studies STAAR

             6th/7th Regular Schedule

             NJHS Induction Ceremony 5:30 PM

5/17      STAAR Test Makeups

             Band Field trip Sea World 

            RISD Solo & Ensemble Competition 4:00 PM     

 

 Upcoming Events

                   

5/20      Career Day 8:00-12:00

             8th Grade Promotion Practice 1:00

5/21      STUCO/NJHS Field Trip

              Locker Cleanout

              5th Grade class visit 9:00-11:00

              Campus Education Council Meeting 4:30

5/22      6th grade awards 8:30 AM

             7th grade awards  9:30 AM

             End of year celebration 11:30-3:30 PM

5/23      8th grade promotion breakfast 8:30 AM

             8th grade promotion ceremony 10:00 AM

             Early Release 12:00                           

                                                                        

Kelly Blair

Rockdale Junior High Principal

RJH Bulletin 5/3/19

Rockdale Junior High 

Campus Newsletter

 

May 3, 2019

Campus Updates

 

Teacher Appreciation: Next week is teacher appreciation week and nurse’s day.  If you get a chance send an email or note of appreciation to someone that made a difference for you or your child.

STAAR Testing:  The next round of STAAR testing will take place over the next two weeks.  We will follow an alternate schedule by grade level as needed.  All testing students will receive a snack and bottle of water.  Please make sure that students get plenty of rest in preparation for the exams.

 

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Monday, May 6

Regular Schedule

Regular Schedule

Algebra I EOC                  On-level Regular Schedule

Monday, May 13

Math STAAR

Math STAAR

Math Re-Test    Science/Social Studies Review

Tuesday, May 14

Reading STAAR

Reading STAAR

Reading Re-Test    Science/Social Studies Review

Wednesday, May 15

Regular Schedule     Make-Up Testing

Regular Schedule     Make-Up Testing

Science STAAR

Thursday, May 16

Regular Schedule

Regular Schedule

Social Studies STAAR

Friday, May 17

Regular Schedule

Regular Schedule

Make-up Testing

 

Parent Engagement Survey: RISD wants to hear from you!  Families are encouraged to complete the 2019 Parent Survey.  Information is used to evaluate our current parent activities as well as plan for next year.

 
 

Attendance Hours:  Students are required to attend at least 90% of  the school year.  Anyone not meeting this requirement will need to complete make-up hours to recover seat time.  We will offer Saturday school this weekend from 8:00-12:00 for those in need of hours.

End of Year Celebration: RJH will have an End of Year celebration from 11:00-3:30 on May 22nd.  Students will be in groups and rotate through a variety of activity stations including a rolling indoor game truck, water balloon battleship, kickball slip-n-slide, an escape room, face painting, open gym, and movies.  Students with NO referrals during the dates of April 22nd - May 17th and passing all classes for the 6th six weeks, are eligible to attend.

 

This Week @ RJH 

   

5/6        Algebra I EOC testing

             6th/7th Regular Schedule

5/7       LEO Club 7:30 AM

            Regular Schedule

            DEC Meeting @ RIS 4:00

5/8       Nurse Appreciation Day

            Regular Schedule

5/9       Regular Schedule

            Staff Awards and Retirement Reception 6:00 PM

5/10     Regular Schedule

            RISD Solo & Ensemble Competition 4:00 PM                                

                                         

                                                                        

Kelly Blair

Rockdale Junior High Principal

RJH Bulletin 4/29/19

Rockdale Junior High 

Campus Newsletter

 

April 29, 2019

Campus Updates

 

Athletic Physicals: All incoming 7th, 9th, and 11th Graders planning to participate in Athletics, Band, and/or Cheer are required to have a physical completed. Anyone else needing a physical for may come at this time. Students wanting to get a physical must have the Medical History Form filled out and signed by a parent and $10.00 turned in no later Wednesday, May 1. Contact Eric Willard for more information.

Theater Class: We are excited to add theater arts to our course offerings for next year.  If your student is interested in changing one of their electives to theater next year please reply to this email. Theater Arts Course Description: Through diverse forms of storytelling and production, students will exercise and develop creativity, intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, problem solving, and collaborative skills. Participation and evaluation in a variety of theatrical experiences will afford students opportunities to develop an understanding of self and their role in the world. 

Parent Engagement Survey: RISD wants to hear from you!  Families are encouraged to complete the 2019 Parent Survey.  Information is used to evaluate our current parent activities as well as plan for next year.

 
 

Attendance Hours:  Students are required to attend at least 90% of  the school year.  Anyone not meeting this requirement will need to complete make-up hours to recover seat time.  We will offer Saturday school this weekend from 8:00-12:00 for those in need of hours.

 

This Week @ RJH 

   

4/29      Regular Schedule

             8th Gr. Math/Rdg Interventions

             JH Golf                                              

4/30      Regular schedule                                                                         

5/1        Regular Schedule

             LEO Club 7:30 AM

             40 Book Challenge Field trip                                                     

5/2        Regular Schedule

             Volunteer breakfast @ Admin 7:30

             Athletic physicals 1:00-4:00

5/3        Regular Schedule

             Cafeteria Appreciation Day

                                           

Upcoming Events

 
5/4           District Tennis @ Franklin
 
5/6-5/10   Teacher Appreciation Week
 
5/6           Algebra I EOC Test
 
5/7           District Education Council @ RIS 4:00 PM
 
5/8           Nurse Appreciation Day
 
5/10         RISD Solo and Ensemble 4:00-7:00 PM

 

 

                                                                        

Kelly Blair

Rockdale Junior High Principal

RJH Bulletin 4/22/19

Rockdale Junior High 

Campus Newsletter

 

April 22, 2019

Campus Updates

 

 2019 Earth Day:  On Monday, many of our student organizations will participate in our community Earth Day projects.  We are planning to plant several trees near RJH, along with planting new flowers to prepare for Spring.  

Pre-AP Summer Reading:  Students selected for Pre-AP English Language Arts for the 2019-20 school year, are required to complete a summer reading assignment.  Handouts will be distributed on Wednesday with more information on book options and project requirements.  

Parent Engagement Survey: RISD wants to hear from you!  Families are encouraged to complete the 2019 Parent Survey.  Information is used to evaluate our current parent activities as well as plan for next year.

 
 

Attendance Hours:  Students are required to attend at least 90% of  the school year.  Anyone not meeting this requirement will need to complete make-up hours to recover seat time.  We will offer Saturday school this weekend from 8:00-12:00 for those in need of hours.

BBQ Picnic:  On Friday, lunches will be held outside as we welcome the spring weather with a BBQ picnic.  The cafeteria staff will grill burgers outside during A and B lunches.

 

This Week @ RJH 

   

4/22     Regular Schedule

            Earth Day                                              

4/23     FLEX Schedule

            Golf @ Navasota                                                                                

4/24     Regular Schedule

            Administrative Professionals Day                                                              

4/25     FLEX Schedule

            Pre-AP Summer Reading goes out

4/26     Regular Schedule

            NJHS Meeting 7:15 AM

            Student BBQ Picnic during lunch

                                             

Upcoming Events

 
4/29      RJH Golf
 
4/30      8th Grade SSI Interventions begin
        
             Spring Athletic Banquet 6:00 PM
 
5/1       LEO Club 7:30 AM
 
            40 Book Challenge Field Trip
 
5/2       Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast @ Admin 7:30 AM
 
            Athletic Physicals 1:00-4:00 PM
 
5/3       Cafeteria Appreciation Day

 

 

                                                                        

Kelly Blair

Rockdale Junior High Principal