Monday, February 11, 2019

Round Rock News

Round Rock ISD has a Headlines section on their website: roundrockisd.org

Select one story that interests you and provide a summary and your thoughts on the headline.

Post your response in the comments by 11:59 pm on Friday, February 15th.

16 comments:

  1. i chose the graduation ticket article. I think although it is with good intentions for safety soon it may be exploited for profit. As a business student I can sympathize with the need to make a few extra bucks but honestly, I wish they gave more tickets. Graduation is a big deal, especially for me being the first in my family to graduate since my grandparents. I think it would be cool to distribute them on a needs basis.The unfair distribution of tickets combined with the limited occupancy of commencement venue creates a competitive market by having a “high demand” and “low supply” situation. This has resorted to students selling their unnecessary or extra tickets to others via Facebook or Craigslist.
    Ultimately, the school administration should reevaluate the ticket allotment per student and determine whether the system in place is just and fair. In doing so, I’m sure they will realize changes need to be made.

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  2. Savannah Wilder
    I choose the article about graduation tickets. The article is about how this year the H-E-B center is having RRISD limit the amount of tickets given to the students in order to insure the center does not fill over capacity. I understand the issue with safety however there are families who live out of state who have more then likely already purchased their tickets so sending out an email while the seniors have already started their last year I feel might be a little overdue. The article just explains all the aspects of the tickets and how to request more as well as answering the most asked questions.
    The title of the article is 'Round Rock ISD Graduation Ceremony Admittance Now Ticket Only' I feel as though if a parent or student was scrolling through this headline would not be super alarming until they open the article and realize each student only gets 6 tickets. I feel the title is a little misleading. However i'm sure they didn't want a panic upon opening the article.

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  3. I chose the article about Round Rock ISD's 2019 Reading Rumble. This is their third annual Reading Rumble and this year over 20 campuses competed. Middle schoolers had to answer trivia questions over 11 books they were challenged to read. I think this is an awesome thing for middle school students. They challenge each other to get all their reading in and practice together and ask questions about the books so that they can become experts. This is a great way for students to get involved with their school as well as get involved in reading. This competition takes a lot of hard work and perseverance to be in and I respect each and every kid that competes. I feel like headlines are supposed to grab your attention and make you want to click on it, so I feel like this one could improve a little on the attention-grabbing part. Maybe it should say who the winners are or it could be like "Eleven Books, One Winner- RRISD's Third Annual Reading Rumble" This would make a person whose scrolling through click on it to find out more information compared to the boring title it has now. Overall, the video they put together was very well communicated and thought out. It put a lot of emphasis on how hard the students worked to get to that point.

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  4. Teresa Avogaro
    I chose the graduation ticket article. This article explains the new graduation ticket policy at the HEB Center. Each student will be allotted six tickets for graduation to ensure the safety of all attendees. While I understand the purpose of this, it makes graduation day not as special when you can't have your whole family or friends with you on one of the biggest days of your life. For families with five children, they can bring their mom, dad, and siblings, and that is it. It leaves no room for extended family or any friends at all which seems a bit unfair and quite sad. I know for me, I want my friends and family to be able to come watch me walk the stage, because high school has been some of the hardest times of my life and I will have finally made it to the big day. I will say though, twins have it nice, because they get twelve tickets.

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  5. Allison Garcia
    I choose the article about Round Rock ISD students placed in all-state music ensembles. High school students across the state audition to their TMEA Region. Musicians perform a selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part. Students can perform by themselves, with a partner, or in a group. Then the highest-ranking musicians qualify to perform in one of 15 Texas All-State bands, orchestra, or choirs. I choose this because I am in orchestra and it is a very big deal to do this. My thoughts on this topic is the director should help the students more with their piece. Instead of just letting them do it on their own. Then the day comes, and they play the piece poorly.

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  6. I chose the graduation ticket article. The article talked about how the HEB center is limiting the amount of graduation tickets given to each student, to 6. I don't like this new rule they're doing because I have friends graduating in different classes than me, and I want to be able to go to their graduation but I might not be able to. The reason they are doing this, is to limit the amount of people waiting the center around since all of RRISD's graduations are on the same day and at the same place. They're also doing this for safety reasons, which I understand, but I wish they could make it to where more people could get in.

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  7. Lea C
    I chose the article/video "Round Rock ISD Showcases Leadership Across the District In New “I Lead” Video Series." Leadership is more than taking charge, in this video it shows that leadership includes making sure every student is getting the same opportunities. I think it's important to show all aspects of what being a leader requires and how people within our district are displaying those qualities. I was interested by the headline because I never really get to see anything about teachers at other schools.

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  8. Hailey Quick
    I chose the Bond Project Impact:C.D. Fulkes Middle School Reconstruction. This article explains that the middle school is no longer in the TEA guidelines. The cafeteria is two small, the hallways are to narrow and cannot fit all the students, there are security concerns, and the school cannot provide with new 21st century technology to help students learn. It explains the bond and the reasons on why this must happen. The bond is to abolish the existing building and reconstruct an entirely new building with a new floor plan that mimics surrounding middle schools. It is also to add new computers and different teaching aid materials. Principal Van Ryn is hoping that the bond will be past to help open a new door for the students and their learning opportunities. I believe that the bond should pass because it is an urgent need for the students their. Their learning is being affected by a building that is no longer in code for even the TEA.

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  9. Madison Meyer
    I chose the article I Lead. In this Round Rock ISD shows leadership through the district. In this video it shows the importance of leadership in every student and ways every student can get involved. It provides many ways students can learn to lead. Its important to provide these type of programs all over the city to get future teachers, doctors , politicans to learn to lead now to futhher impact their future. I love to see these type of stories and programs because I think its really beneficial for our future and how our students can impact in many ways.

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  10. I chose the article about the announcement of a ticket being required to go to a graduation ceremony in RRISD. The graduate will be given 6 tickets, and if more is needed they will have to fill out a request form and may not receive it if there ends up being a shortage. I personally see why they had to do this and understand why. However, it does make me kind of upset because I have friends I want to see graduate but they only have so many tickets.

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  11. SUPERINTENDENT’S MESSAGE: 2018 BOND: WHAT’S NEXT?
    I chose this article because I was interested in what is planed for 2019 and what improvements will be made to our schools. In this article, our superintendent has announced improved safety standards as well as an upgrade to our visitor management system. I think these upgrades and improvements are important during the time we live in. With school shootings becoming more and more common, it is important to insure the safety of student, teacher, and faculty lives.

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  12. I chose the article about the graduation tickets, because this is a topic that impacts a large amount of people across the district. This article discusses how anyone attending graduation can only enter if they have a ticket. Each student is only given 6 tickets, and they can apply for additional tickets. However, this isn’t exactly a solution because many students have more than 6 family members who want to watch them graduate. The HEB Center tries to remedy this situation by live video-streaming the ceremony for anyone to watch. Personally, it makes sense why this is becoming a requirement, but it is unfair to the students with large families.

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  13. Natalie Neidig

    I chose the article about the Graduation Tickets. It's about how the H-E-B center is limiting the amount of the tickets each student can have for their families to 6 tickets. If the student needs more tickets, they can apply for more tickets. In my opinion, I don't think it's a very good solution because most students have more than 6 people that want to come see them graduate. As another solution, the H-E-B center is live streaming the graduation, which, in my opinion, helps a lot.

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  14. I chose the Read It Forward article. It is a campaign through C.D. Folks middle school and Cedar Ridge High school to bridge the gap between present and future. Student's at both schools are encouraged to read a given book quickly and pass it on to a new student. I think this is a great idea and can really help students on both campuses become more involved in their schools.

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  15. I read the article, "SUPERINTENDENT’S MESSAGE: 2018 BOND: WHAT’S NEXT?" which is about the RRISD bond that was voted for this past November. The article is written as a letter from Round Rock ISD Superintendent Steve Flores to the community. He begins by thanking the community for their support of Round Rock schools through voting "yes" to the bond in the Bond Election last November. Next, the superintendent goes through how the money from the bond will be used to support schools across the district, such as funding going towards building new facilities, and programs to benefit students. I think it was a well written and very important article coming from our superintendent. The community expressed their support of the bond when they voted "yes", so it was Steve Flores' job to provide us with a letter or article explaining how exactly that money would be spent to benefit students in the RRISD community.

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  16. I read the article, "SUPERINTENDENT’S MESSAGE: 2018 BOND: WHAT’S NEXT?" which is about the RRISD bond that was voted for this past November. The article is written as a letter from Round Rock ISD Superintendent Steve Flores to the community. He begins by thanking the community for their support of Round Rock schools through voting "yes" to the bond in the Bond Election last November. Next, the superintendent goes through how the money from the bond will be used to support schools across the district, such as funding going towards building new facilities, and programs to benefit students. I think it was a well written and very important article coming from our superintendent. The community expressed their support of the bond when they voted "yes", so it was Steve Flores' job to provide us with a letter or article explaining how exactly that money would be spent to benefit students in the RRISD community.

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