Five RRISD students competing at the national level for Reflections

Congratulations to these students who will be representing Texas at the National PTA Reflections contest:

  • Tanishka G. of Round Rock HS PTSA - Literature
  • Katherine L. of Ridgeview MS PTA - Photography
  • Aishwarya T. of Elsa England ES PTA - Dance Choreography
  • Gavin B. of Pearson Ranch MS PTA - Film Production
  • Nila A. of Peason Ranch MS PTA - Film Production


Texas PTA announces Faculty and Senior Scholarship recipients

Shannan Casey, a third grade teacher at Purple Sage Elementary, was one of five recipients statewide of the Texas PTA Marni Kaner Faculty Scholarship honoring the legacy of a PTA volunteer who, after teaching in public schools, dedicated 20 years to the mission of PTA.

Riley Shanahan was one of fifteen high school seniors statewide to be awarded a scholarship by Texas PTA.

Congratulations to you both! Well done.


Rally Day 2021

Every two years, when the legislature is in session, Texas PTA holds a Rally Day to bring PTA communities across Texas together to the Capitol to advocate for Public Education and other Texas PTA legislative priorities. On the same day, PTA leaders make appointments to meet with our representatives. This year Rally Day was virtual. Round Rock ISD Council of PTA’s Advocacy Committee was able to schedule 20-30 min Zoom Webinars with 3 of our legislators.

Based on our Advocacy team’s research, questions were developed based on our community’s focus on the following priorities: Support student mental health to keep schools safe, Maintaining funding for our schools, Focus on teaching not testing, and Keeping public dollars in public schools. 

In addition to these priorities, the historic winter storm had just occurred and many of our community members were continuing to deal with a lack of food or water, storm damage in their homes, and struggling with internet connectivity. We took this opportunity to ask our representatives about the added trauma of this event on the community and its impact on schools. 

The webinars were recorded with permission so that those constituents who could not participate on 2.22.2021 due to continued hardships could watch the recorded meetings at their convenience.  

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Representative Bucy serves District 136 in the Texas House of Representatives. He represents 39% of Williamson County including Brushy Creek, Cedar Park, Jollyville CDP and Leander. Rep Bucy represents approximately 31% of Round Rock ISD.  

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Rep. Bucy Meeting Transcription and Translations:   

English  ♦  Spanish  ♦  Telugu  ♦  Chinese  ♦  Hindi  ♦  Tamil    Korean  ♦  Vietnamese  ♦  Urdu  ♦  Arabic  ♦  Gujarati 

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Representative Israel represents House District 50 in the Texas Legislature. She represents 16% of Travis County including Austin, Elgin, Pflugerville, Webberville and Wells Branch CDP. Approximately 15% of Round Rock ISD is inside of Rep. Israel’s district. 

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Rep. Israel Meeting Transcription and Translations:   

English  ♦  Spanish   Telugu  ♦  Chinese  ♦  Hindi  ♦  Tamil    Korean  ♦  Vietnamese  ♦  Urdu  ♦  Arabic  ♦  Gujarati 
 

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Representative James Talarico serves House District 52 in the Texas House of Representatives.  He represents 39% of Williamson County including Georgetown, Hutto, Round Rock and Taylor. Approximately 50% of Round Rock ISD is in his district. 

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Rep. Talarico Meeting Transcription and Translations:   

English  ♦  Spanish  ♦  Telugu  ♦  Chinese  ♦  Hindi  ♦  Tamil    Korean  ♦  Vietnamese  ♦  Urdu  ♦  Arabic  ♦  Gujarati 





 

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Missed a PTA Program?

Did you miss a previous RRISD Council of PTAs Program and finally have time to watch it? Head over to the Programs tab on this website for links to virtual past programs and information about upcoming programs. Programs cover a range of topics including Mental Health, Safety Conversations with the RRISD Police Department, and Healthy Lifestyles.