Share the role of reader with your child Reading aloud with your child is a great way to help him become a better reader. Choose a short passage from a book at your child's reading level. Read it aloud to him. (Be sure to use lots of expression in your voice.) Then have him read the passage back to you. If he struggles with a word, remind him what it is, then let him continue reading. Don't worry if it takes a few times before your child can read the text easily. http://niswc.com/15jRC320271
Make time for math activities every day Not every child is a math whiz. But daily practice can help all students maximize their math skills. It's important, for example, that your child understand math vocabulary. Have her explain new terms in her homework to you. You can help her practice basic math facts by quizzing her with flash cards and playing math games together. Encourage your child to do sample problems in her textbook, too. http://niswc.com/15jQC320271
To keep track of everything, keep one family calendar Has your child ever forgotten a science project until the last minute? Or needed to go to practice when you had to work? A family calendar is the solution. On it, write school events, your child's assignments, reminders about items that must go to school on a certain day, sports practices, activities, commitments and special events. You'll be able to keep track of everything and spot conflicts ahead of time. http://niswc.com/15jPC320271
The Royal ISD 2019 Bond proposes projects at the campus level and district-wide. Take a look at what's proposed that will impact the district as a whole. Find out more at www.royalisdbond.com.
For better behavior, predict, prepare and practice When it comes to discipline, don't wait until after a problem arises to plan what to do. Instead, think "Predict, prepare, practice." Predicting a behavior lets you brainstorm ways to prevent it. Then you can try out your solutions. For example, if you predict your child will be late in the morning, prepare by having him lay out his clothes at night. For practice, see if he can beat his best time getting dressed. http://niswc.com/15jOC320271
Royal ISD's current football stadium and track were built in the early 1960's. The bond proposes demolishing and rebuilding a new stadium and 8 lane track on the existing site to address safety, ADA compliance, UIL requirements and more. See the details at www.royalisdbond.com
Communication skills are the stars of this show Kids who know how to listen and express themselves have an easier time in school. They also have less trouble making friends. The best way to build your child's skills is by example. Look at your child when she speaks. Listen without judging, and ask questions to show your interest. To help her practice communicating effectively, pretend to be talk show hosts and take turns interviewing each other. http://niswc.com/15jNC320271
Keep an eye on your child's after-school schedule After-school activities can enrich your child's life. But sometimes, even a good thing can be too much. From time to time, review your child's schedule. Does he enjoy all his activities? Does he have time to get his schoolwork finished? Does he have time to read, play and relax? Do his activities cause him stress? If you suspect your child is overscheduled, talk with him about dropping an activity. http://niswc.com/15jMC320271
Share enthusiasm for learning with your child It's not enough to tell your child you value learning. Show her, too. Stop what you're doing and talk to her about what she's doing in school. Read to her. Discuss ideas, news and other things you learn with her. Together, research the answers to questions that come up. Wonder out loud about scientific discoveries. When your child sees you care about learning, she'll want to learn, too. http://niswc.com/15jLC320271
Acknowledge negativity, but don't indulge it Some children seem to have been born with a negative outlook. If this is true of your child, while you can't make him into something he's not, you can help him adjust. First, accept him for who he is. Don't pay so much attention to his negativity that he learns to use it to get attention. Instead, listen to his complaints so he feels heard, then change the subject to something he feels positive about. http://niswc.com/15jKC320271
Did you know it is illegal for bond funds to go towards staff salaries? School funding is divided between M&O and I&S budgets. M&O pays for salaries, utilities, furniture, supplies, food, gas, etc. I&S repays debt. I&S funds cannot be used to pay staff salaries. You can see exactly what these bond funds are legally bound to go towards by viewing the Election Order here: https://www.royalisdbond.com/whats-proposed
Support your child's efforts to reach a challenging goal Sometimes, children set goals for themselves that are higher than their parents would set for them. If your child has set a lofty goal, help her break it down into a series of smaller, more achievable steps. If the going gets rough, help her keep her eyes on her goal. And if she doesn't quite meet it, point out how far she came. "You didn't get an A this time, but you got a high B. That's a tremendous improvement!" http://niswc.com/15jJC320271
Stay up to date with a family guessing game Is getting details from your child about his school day like pulling teeth? Try this game to get him talking. At dinner, have each person tell three things about their day: two that really happened and one that is made up. Family members get to ask questions, then decide which story is false. Or each person can tell about three true events, and everyone can guess which event was the speaker's favorite. http://niswc.com/15jIC320271
Royal Junior High, the oldest building in the district, houses the largest auditorium in the district and community. This bond addresses aging infrastructure and proposes a renovation to the auditorium. Find out what else is proposed at the junior high at www.royalisdbond.com.
Take a learning approach to sports Athletics teach kids lots of lessons, from sportsmanship to determination. To help your child benefit from sports, look for one she enjoys. Often, this means a sport her friends are playing. If it's a team sport, remind her that her teammates will count on her. Don't try to improve your child's form; leave the coaching to the coach. Instead, help her see that it's fun to be fit and that winning is just an extra bonus. http://niswc.com/15jHC320271
How to help with homework? Keep an eye on it Children get more out of homework when parents monitor their efforts. Each day, take some time to review your child's homework. Is it neat? Complete? Ask your child to explain anything you don't understand. This will reinforce the material in his mind and help you know if he understands it. Together, double-check your child's assignment book to make sure he has done everything. http://niswc.com/15jGC320271
To boost memory, have your child send a mental message When your child has to memorize something, teach her to visualize a message board in her mind. Have her imagine writing the material she needs to remember on the board. Then have her close her eyes and clearly picture the board and her writing. When she has to remember the facts again, she can close her eyes and "see" what she wrote. http://niswc.com/15jFC320271
Help your child write a sight word story Does your child have difficulty learning "sight words" (words he should recognize on sight)? Help him turn his word list into a piece of creative writing. Each week, make up two characters and an opening sentence. "A child and a chicken strolled to the store…." Have your child write the rest of the story using words from his list. Creating the story will help him put the words into context. http://niswc.com/15jEC320271
Practice two math skills measure by measure Measuring things around the house can be a fun way to teach your child two important math skills: calculating exact amounts and estimating. Give your child a teaspoon, for example, and ask her to estimate how many teaspoons of water would fill one cup, then check. Or have her measure the length of her shoe, then estimate how many shoes wide her room is. What would that be in inches? http://niswc.com/15jDC320271
Demonstrate how to learn from mistakes Mistakes can be great teachers. To help your child learn from his mistakes, set an example. If you lose your temper, or forget to do something you should have done, be honest and say, "I blew it." Then talk about what you could have done differently. Make amends if you can. Your child will learn that you take responsibility for your mistakes, and that will make it easier for him to do the same thing. http://niswc.com/15jCC320271
Once an Over 65 Homestead Exemption Application has been filed with your local appraisal district, there is a tax ceiling on your total school taxes. For more information on the exemption or to get an application, contact your local appraisal district. Find out more at www.royalisdbond.com.
Time with you adds to your child's education Parents are their children's first teachers. And your child is still learning from you! That's why it's so important to make time together a priority. To find more time, write down everything you do in a week. Is there anything you can pass off to someone else so you can spend that time with your child? Make sure your child's schedule includes time for family, too. Then plan some fun things to do together. http://niswc.com/15jBC320271
If approved, the estimated tax impact of this bond is anticipated to be an increase of 5.4 cents, but House Bill 3, a school finance bill recently passed by the 86th Texas Legislature, will compress the rate by 10.16 cents, which will result in a total tax rate of $1.4812 per $100 of property. That is an overall decreast of 4.76 cents in the tax rate.
For a great parent-teacher conference, do a little homework Attending a parent-teacher conference is one of the important ways you can work with the teacher to help your child learn. To prepare for your conference, make a list of things to tell the teacher about your child (interests, strengths, challenges, etc.). Make another list of things to ask about (grades, behavior, attitude, etc.). Be sure to ask your child what she thinks you and the teacher should discuss, too. http://niswc.com/15jAC320271
Limiting screen time improves chances of school success Is the television on constantly when your child is home? Does family conversation center on TV shows or computer games and their characters? Does your child choose to watch TV or play electronic games even when friends are available to play? If you answered yes to these questions, your child may be overdosing on screen time. Set limits and encourage positive non-screen activities. http://niswc.com/15idC320271
Encourage effective homework habits To help your child develop good homework habits, establish a regular time for homework. Turn off digital devices and provide a quiet place to study. At the start, make sure your child reads and understands the directions. Build time management skills by having your child estimate how long each assignment will take, and time how long it really takes. Finally, check that the work is neat and complete. http://niswc.com/15icC320271
Children can use a job jar to choose and chart chores Chores can boost responsibility. To get your kids to pitch in, write weekly chores on slips of paper. If a job has to be done daily, write it on six slips. Put the slips in a jar. Then make a chart with each child's name down the side and the days of the week across the top. Have your kids take turns drawing jobs. Let them choose when to do them and put their chores on the chart. One day a week, don't assign chores. Just write, "See what you can do to help." http://niswc.com/15ibC320271
We are pleased to share that we received an “A”, a Superior rating, from TEA’s Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas. Check it out here: https://txschools.gov/districts/237905/finance?v=2.0.0
Take time out for family How can you help your family find more time for togetherness in our fast-paced world? Call a family "time out." Stop and talk about what you'd like to do as a family and how to achieve it. Set specific goals, such as eating dinner as a family four times a week. Post them where you will all see them. Childhood doesn't last forever, so make family time a priority now. You'll have time for other activities later on. http://niswc.com/15iaC320271
Did you know that the Royal ISD's STEM Academy is ranked in the top 105 out of 12,500 STEM campuses nationwide? This building houses 2nd-12th grades enrolled in the STEM programs and the ECHS. This building however, does not have a controlled entry vestibule. This bond addressed the safety and security at this campus, and every other campus district-wide.
Encourage your child to make deposits in a 'word bank' Young writers often have trouble thinking of words to write. Making a word bank helps your child think of words in advance. Give your child a common word and ask her to list words with similar meanings. For "said," she might write whined, shouted, whispered, yelled, etc. She can also make lists of words about a particular topic. Collect her lists in a notebook "bank." When writing, she can check her word bank to find just the right word. http://niswc.com/15iZC320271
Royal FFA Greenhands Attend District Greenhand Camp Article By: LeAnn Hillsman Chapter President On September 24th, 2019, the Royal FFA “Greenhands”, or First Year FFA Members, traveled to Bellville High School for Greenhand Orientation put on by the Bluebonnet District Officer Team. The students who attended are as follows, (L-R) Seth Wallace, Fernando Tobar, Litzie Gonzalez, LeAnn Hillsman, Lisa Cisneros, and Ashanti Salcido. LeAnn Hillsman, our chapter President, is not a Greenhand, but a member of the Bluebonnet District Officer Team. The Greenhands rotated through 3 workshops, each one breaking down a component of the FFA, such as Leadership Development Event (LDE), Career Development Event (CDE), and Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE). Following these sessions was a pizza party where the District Officers mingled with the students and answered questions about the FFA and their experiences. Overall it was a great experience for our chapter’s Greenhands and the District Officers who organized it. We can’t wait to see what exciting new things are in store our first year Royal FFA members!
Take a closer look at Royal Elementary School! This bond will address aging infrastructure and equipment at RES. Learn more at www.royalisdbond.com
Help your child turn dreams into goals Maybe your child wants to be on the honor roll. Or perhaps he wants to be the president of his class. Setting goals is the first step to achieving dreams. Effective goals are specific. Encourage your child to aim high, but be realistic. Have him write down his goals, post them and look at them each day. Seeing his goal to get a B on the next math test can motivate him to tackle math first at homework time. http://niswc.com/15iYC320271
The RISD 2019 bond will address the continued growth, specifically at the ECC. Here's a closer look at the current Early Childhood Center and what's proposed in the bond. Find out more at www.royalisdbond.com
Do you know the ABCs of helping your child in school? There are lots of things that you can do to help your child in school this year. To start, just remember your ABCs: A is for Ask your child about school each day. B is for Bedtime is an important part of getting enough sleep. C is for Choose activities your child will like. For D through Z, click on the link. http://niswc.com/15iXC320271
Royal FFA Competes at Washington County Livestock Judging Contest Article By: Chapter President LeAnn Hillsman On Saturday, September 21st, 2019, 15 members of the Royal FFA Chapter traveled to the Washington County Fair Livestock Judging Contest in Brenham, Texas. The members of the Royal FFA Chapter competed in the Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Divisions. Our Junior teams were Jr FFA #1, consisting of Presley Jacob, Porter Jacob, Remy Danz, and Madison Meader, placing 8th out of 29, and Jr FFA #2, consisting of Maria Gomez, Kaylee Meader, Karl Vahalik, and Tate Hakemack, placing 10th out of 29. Next, is our two Intermediate teams, Royal FFA #1, consisting of Elizabeth Ibarra, Kaelyn Hein, Jaylyn Danz, and Lauren Hillsman, placing 9th out of 37, and Royal FFA #2, consisting of Jovani Ibarra, Deysi Rivera, Alexa Cisneros, and Brooklyn Rongey, placing 13th out of 37. And last but not least, our Senior teams, Royal FFA #1, consisting of Yahaira Salazar, Andrea Gomez, Sharon Gutierrez, and Katy Arvizu, placing 29th out of 84 and Royal FFA #2, consisting of LeAnn Hillsman, Melanie Arguello, Cynthia Rivera, and Stephanie DeLaRosa, placing 35th out of 84 teams competing. Our students have been working so diligently in preparing for these contests and we wish them luck in the next one at our upcoming Waller County Fair!
Don't worry if you haven't been able to attend a community presentation yet, there's another one tonight! Louis Wilks with US Capitol Adivsors, financial advisors to RISD, will be present to answer any questions regarding debt and bond finances. Join us at the RJH auditorium at 6 pm tonight to learn about the bond and ask any questions you may have.
With this homemade game, spelling skills are the prize Here's a game to make studying spelling words fun! Create a game board that has a path of connecting squares. Write the letters S or R on most of the squares. On a few, write directions like, "Go ahead 2 squares.” Next, have your child write spelling words on index cards. To play, each player rolls a die and moves that number of squares. If the square has an S, the player must spell the word on the top card. If it has an R, the player must read the word. http://niswc.com/15iWC320271
Encourage nonfiction reading to help your child get the facts Children ask a lot of questions. Reading nonfiction is a great way for them to find the answers. To encourage curiosity and help your child engage with nonfiction, look for books that answer questions about how things work. How does a wheat field end up in her pasta? Or, have your child choose something she knows how to do well, such as defend a soccer goal, and write her own how-to manual. http://niswc.com/15iVC320271
When to reach out to the teacher to discuss homework Your child fusses that the assignment is "stupid." But how do you know if you should call his teacher? Get in touch with the teacher if your child won't do homework, even after you've tried motivating him. Let the teacher know if your child finds the work too hard or too easy, or if he doesn't understand the instructions, even with your help. And contact the teacher if your child needs school supplies you can't provide. http://niswc.com/15iUC320271
Royal SkillsUSA Executive Officers for 2019-2020 “Champions at Work” Royal SkillsUSA Reporter: Lissy Gonzalez Royal I.S.D. Career & Technical Education Department – Congratulation to the 2019-2020 Royal ISD SkillsUSA Executive Board Officers. President: Hanna Ulbricht, Vice-President: Ryan Buy, Secretary: Joanna Oviedo, Treasure: Alaina Rogers, Reporter: Lissy Gonzalez, Sentinel: Christian Maya. These six executive board members will represent the entire Royal SkillsUSA Chapter for the new 2019-2020 school year. The Royal High School Career and Technology Education Department would like to introduce the school and community to the 2019-2020 Royal SkillsUSA Executive Board. SkillsUSA is a nationally recognized student organization in partnership with teachers and industry representatives working together to insure America has a skilled work force. It helps each student excel in both leadership and employ-ability skills. SkillsUSA is a non-profit organization serving teacher’s high schools and college students who are preparing for careers and trade, technical, and skills service occupations. Currently, Royal High School has career pathways in machining, automotive, arts-audio/video, welding, health science and cosmetology areas. Student members in each of these six areas elect section officers which in turn represent them on the executive council board. This year, this group of executive council members will travel and participate in the district officer camp at Wharton Junior College. This camp will focus on leadership activities in which they will work on their ability to master communication and listening skills, team trust, and team work. Also, this summer, these officers participated in their very own local officer camp. Officers began camp with a review of the purpose, organizational framework, and motto of SkillsUSA; to help better prepare for the improvement of the Royal Chapter for the upcoming school year. The officers were involved in numerous breakout sessions. Sessions included planning of the chapter calendar of activities, reviewing and revising the local constitution, increasing membership and fundraising, and designing a new SkillsUSA Chapter tee-shirt, with the “Champions at Work” theme. The team also discussed methods on making the chapter more involved within the school and community. After all their hard-work and dedication, they were treated with food, fellowship, and fun. It was a great learning experience for the officers as well as a productive camp for all, and we look forward to another great school year of students being “Champions at Work”!
Your support can help your child's intelligence grow Some kids (and even some parents) believe that an A student is just born that way. But teachers know that students can learn the skills they need to earn top grades. To help your child earn better grades, make learning a priority and give her lots of opportunities to get excited about it. Maintain a balance between school and sports, work and play. And if your child is struggling, work with the teacher on a plan to help her. http://niswc.com/15iTC320271
All RISD campuses will be open on Friday September 20, 2019.
Dear Royal ISD Community, All campuses will dismiss at their regular times. After school transportation is scheduled to run their regular routes. Athletic events to this evening have been cancelled. Please contact your campus should you have any questions.
Try teacher-tested tips to encourage good behavior Can't get your child to do homework on time? Pay attention? Respond to requests? Here's what teachers suggest: Teach your child what you want him to do. Post a schedule of daily activities, so he knows when to do them. You can add music or time challenges to make mundane tasks fun. To help your child calm down or pay attention, try using silent signals, such as a gentle touch on his shoulder. http://niswc.com/15iSC320271
Teach your child to tell time the 'old-fashioned' way It's the digital age. But some kids get so used to digital clocks that they don't learn how to tell time. To make sure your child does, keep at least one "old-fashioned" (analog) clock in your house. Practice reading the time on it together often. Make sure your child understands the concepts of a.m. and p.m. Then play a game: Ask how many more minutes or hours it will be until a certain time. http://niswc.com/15iRC320271
Dear Royal ISD Community, RISD will be open tomorrow, Wednesday September 18, 2019. The safety of our staff and students is top priority. We will continue to monitor the weather and should there be a change, an announcement will be made tomorrow morning.
Teach your child the rules of school bus safety Although school buses are the safest way for children to get to school, it's still important to make sure your child follows bus safety rules. Here are just a few: Wait in a safe place away from the traffic. Never walk behind the bus. Don't stick hands, heads or objects out the windows. Don't push and shove. Walk three "giant steps" (six feet) away from the side of the bus. Wait until the driver says it's safe to get off the bus. http://niswc.com/15iQC320271
Bedtime reading ends the day a special way Finding time to read with your child can be a challenge. But with a little planning, bedtime reading can be one of the best parts of your day. Choose five books for the week and set them near your child's bed. Each day, say, "We'll read this book tonight. Tomorrow, we'll get to read another." This lets her know that reading is a big part of your day, too. At breakfast, talk about the book you read the night before. http://niswc.com/15iPC320271
Healthy sleep habits start with a bedtime routine Some children fall asleep as soon as their heads hit the pillow. Others have problems sleeping. Children who are tired from lack of sleep can't do their best in the classroom. To help your child get the sleep he needs, set a schedule and stick to the same bedtime every night. Then create some routines to help him transition from wakefulness to sleeping. Include quiet time before bed for reading, games or puzzles. http://niswc.com/15iOC320271
A self-check system can boost self-control You can't control your child's behavior at school. But you can teach her to have self-control. Have her write a behavior goal, such as working quietly, at the top of a piece of paper. Next, have her choose a signal she hears a few times a day, like a pencil being sharpened. Each time she hears it, she can mark a plus sign on the paper if she's working on her goal. If she isn't, she must mark a minus sign. Celebrate when she has more plus signs than minus signs. http://niswc.com/15iNC320271
Treat school anxiety with listening and love A child who wakes up saying, "I don't want to go to school" and comes home crying should be taken seriously. To address your child's fears, ask, "Can you tell me what's bothering you?" Listen carefully and don't belittle his feelings. Instead, help him figure out how to cope: "What could you do now?" Also, ask his teacher about what you and she can do. Could another student be a "classroom buddy" for your child? http://niswc.com/15iMC320271
Royal FFA Livestock Judging Team Kicks off the year with their first contest to Colorado County Fair! Article By: LeAnn Hillsman Royal FFA Chapter President This past Saturday, Members of the 2019-20 Royal FFA Livestock Judging Team traveled to Columbus to the Livestock Judging contest at the Colorado County Fairgrounds. Members competed in their ability to evaluate livestock and place them accordingly, as well as answer a written test on chosen characteristics of the animals. Students evaluate market steers, breeding heifers, market swine, breeding swine, market goats and market lambs. Members who attended are as follows, (L-R) Jaylyn Danz, Kaylee Meader, Berta Salazar, Yahaira Salazar, Stephanie Dela Rosa, Lauren Hillsman, Kaelyn Hein, Deysi Rivera, Elizabeth Ibarra, Melanie Arguello, LeAnn Hillsman, Sharon Gutierrez, Jovani Ibarra, Karl Vahalik, Porter Jacob, Presley Jacob, Kaylee Lake, Maria Gomez, Remy Danz, Madison Meader, and Kinleigh Guidry (Waller County 4H). A few of our high individuals were- Elizabeth Ibarra, 4th overall Junior Division and Jaylyn Danz, 11th overall Junior Division. The top placing teams were Royal Jr. FFA Team #4, placing 4th overall, consisting of Elizabeth Ibarra, Jaylyn Danz, Maria Melendez, and Remy Danz. As well as Royal FFA Team #1 placing 20th overall, consisting of Andrea Gomez, Sharon Gutierrez, LeAnn Hillsman, and Melanie Arguello. We are so proud of each of our members who attended the Colorado County Fair Livestock Judging contest, and appreciate their hard work and dedication to this organization. We as FFA members will continue to strive for excellence and will continue to work hard in preparation for the next contest.
Kindness is catching; help your child spread it Children aren't always kind to one another. They pick on others or say mean things behind people's backs. But your child doesn't have to accept unkindness as the norm. Help her think through actions she can take if she sees a classmate being treated unkindly. Then challenge your child to do at least one nice thing for a classmate each week. She'll learn she has the power to make a difference. http://niswc.com/15iLC320271
To help with math, a positive attitude is a plus You can help your child learn math even if you don't remember any of the math you took in school. Here are some tips: Let him know that math is important, useful and fun. Ask questions about his homework, such as "How did you arrive at that answer?" or " Do you see a pattern in this page of problems?" Then involve your child in the math you do at home, such as measuring. And build daily math practice into his routine. http://niswc.com/15iKC320271
Did you know that Royal ISD had a demographer conduct a study of the district? According to that study, the Early Childhood Center is projected to be over capacity in the next 3-4 years. You can see more from that report on www.royalisdbond.com.
Encourage active, organized and persistent learning To learn well, your child needs to do more than just listen in class. She needs to arrive at school well-rested and prepared, with completed homework and supplies. In class, she should ask questions, offer opinions and participate in discussions. At home, help her create a system she can use to organize her schoolwork. Encourage your child to be persistent, and show confidence that her efforts will pay off! http://niswc.com/15iJC320271
Use a variety of methods to encourage reading By the ages of seven and eight, many children are starting to read "chapter" books on their own. Some kids, however, are losing interest in reading. To keep enthusiasm alive, find books on your child's interests. Or share books you loved at his age. You might get a craft book and make a project together, or try interactive books that let him direct the story. To boost his confidence, ask him to read to a younger child. http://niswc.com/15iIC320271
Set your child up for homework success What can you do to help your child with homework this year? First, make sure she has a quiet, well-lit place to work, a regular daily homework time and basic supplies, such as paper, pencils, pens and a ruler. Then, ask questions, such as: What's your assignment today? Is it clear? When is it due? Do you have a long-term assignment? Have you made a plan for completing it? Do you need special resources? http://niswc.com/15iHC320271
A new library card is cause for celebration What do you do to celebrate special days in your child's life? Did you take pictures on the first day of school? Did you save a lock of hair from his first haircut? Getting a library card is another big "first." It opens a world of learning to your child. If he doesn't have a library card yet, take him to get one. Then do something special to celebrate. Take a picture or fix a treat. And be sure to make regular library visits all year. http://niswc.com/15iGC320271
It's time for Fun Fact Friday! Did you know that Royal ISD earned a "B" from the Texas Education Agency? That grade comes from multiple categories that a district and its schools are rated on. Learn more at www.royalisdbond.com.
Parents play a part in safety at school You want your child to behave and be safe at school. So, be sure to discuss behavior and safety issues. Review the school rules and discipline policies together, and let your child know you expect her to follow them. Get involved with school efforts to prevent problems such as bullying among students. Meeting your child's friends and their families will also help you ensure that she spends time in safe, well-supervised settings. http://niswc.com/15iFC320271
Time spent daydreaming can be time well spent It may sound surprising, but daydreaming can be a useful activity as kids start thinking in more abstract terms. Daydreaming helps children reduce stress. It allows them to be creative, develop empathy and spend time on self-reflection. Give your child some free time and a place where he can daydream undisturbed. Build a little downtime into family activities, too. After a ball game, relax on a hill. Watch the clouds. http://niswc.com/15iEC320271
You have what it takes to help your child learn Research makes it clear: All parents, no matter their own level of education, can help their children succeed in school. To do it, set high, but realistic, goals for your child. Then stress the importance of persistence, and praise her efforts and progress. Set reasonable rules and consequences. Keep in touch with your child's teachers, and spend time with your child. Listen to her, and share your family's values. http://niswc.com/15iDC320271
Welcome back from the long weekend! Have you wondered how the bond package was deleveloped? Obtaining different perspectives from the entire community was very important to the planning of RISD's 2019 bond. Find out more at www.royalisdbond.com
Make reading time fun and frequent As Mark Twain once noted, a person who doesn't read books has no advantage over a person who can't read them. To motivate your child to read, allow him to keep the light on at bedtime as long as he is reading. On weekends, take the whole family to the library to browse, then go out for ice cream. Plan regular family reading times, too, where you turn off screen devices and read a favorite book together. http://niswc.com/15iCC320271
Set the stage for a productive study routine Just as a bedtime routine prepares kids to sleep, a homework routine can help them prepare to study. Start your child's routine with an announcement that homework time is about to begin. Offer prompts on what to do: "Put your toys away." "Clear the table." "Get your books." Ignore complaints and attempts to bargain for more time. To set the stage, bring a glass of water or school supplies to the table. http://niswc.com/15iBC320271
Three things that make mornings easier For some kids, getting out the door in the morning with everything they need is a challenge. To help your child, tackle three areas: 1. Time management. Block out regular times for study, play and getting organized. 2. School things. Put a big box where your child can't miss it. School things go in it when she gets home. So does completed homework. 3. Evenings. Together, lay out clothes, make a lunch and pack the backpack. http://niswc.com/15iAC320271
Attendance is critical for your child's success Children who don't attend school regularly fall behind and score lower on tests. They can have a hard time making and keeping friends. And frequent absences in elementary school can set a pattern that makes a child more likely to drop out of school later. Don't let your child skip school for reasons other than illness or emergency. If he regularly resists going to school, talk to the teacher. http://niswc.com/15heC320271
Try a kitchen timer to motivate your child Kids hate to be told what to do. Nagging, arguing and scolding don't usually motivate them. But a kitchen timer can. When you want your child to do something, set the timer. Then see if she can "beat the clock." Say, "Let's see if you can pick up your toys before the timer goes off." A timer also works to enforce a time limit: "When the timer rings in 15 minutes, it will be time for bed." http://niswc.com/15hdC320271
How much current debt does Royal ISD have and when will it be paid off? Royal ISD’s last bond was in 2006. It was for a total of $62,950,000 and funded the construction of the new Royal High School and Royal Early Childhood Center, along with other renovations and improvements. Prior to that the District voted $13,700,000 in May 2000. Currently, Royal ISD has $62.9 million of principal outstanding (total P&I of approximately $88 million) from those two bond elections. Current annual payments on the outstanding bond is $4.6 million per year. Based on current amortization schedule, these outstanding bonds would be paid off in 20 years - 2039. The district does, however, have the ability to pay bonds off earlier and Royal ISD has always utilized opportunities to refinance bonds when able. Since 2013, the district has saved over $14.7 million in debt service by refinancing bonds at lower interest rates. The district’s appraised taxable values have a large impact on its ability to pay back debt sooner. Royal ISD’s tax base has been on the rise in recent years with new commercial development that has come to the area. The district has averaged 8% growth per year the past 5 years and, in 2019 alone, experienced 22.6% growth in assessed taxable valuation. School districts have the ability to finance bonds up to 40 years, and the proposed 2019 bond election is built on the assumption of a 25-year payback period, which will incur much less interest for the district. What is Royal ISD’s total tax debt as a % of Taxable Assessed Valuation? Royal ISD’s ratio of total tax debt to taxable assessed valuation is currently 4.12%. This percentage compares quite favorably to many Texas districts, including Royal’s neighbor Katy ISD, which has a ratio of total tax debt to taxable assessed valuation of 4.73% It’s also important to note, that Royal ISD does not receive any funds from the state to support debt or put towards facilities. Based on its wealth per student it does not qualify for funds through the state’s Instructional Facilities Allotment (IFA) program or Existing Debt Allotment (EDA). The largest portion of the district’s current debt is from the new high school. In planning for the new high school, it was decided to build a school large enough to sustain the district for decades to come and build a school large enough for expected long-term growth. The new high school has a program capacity of 938 students (maximum capacity of 1,250). The current enrollment sits at approximately 630 students, providing capacity to continue to grow. The high school will continue to serve our community past when we are well done financing it. Most school buildings serve communities for 50 or more years. Lastly, for those of you referring to the Texas Comptroller’s website, please note that the data is from 2017 and is not a current accurate picture or comparison. For example, many of the districts Royal ISD is compared to have had bond elections in the past two years and their debt is not current, including Gilmer ISD’s $35,250,000 bond, Aubrey ISD’s $51,000,000 bond, and Monahans-Wickett-Pyote ISD’s $140,000,000 bond.
Your child needs your time more than screen time Too much screen time isn't good for kids. And when parents focus on screens too much themselves, their children miss out on important time with them. So turn off your devices and play board games with your child. Plant an herb garden. Take a walk and look for unusual things. Try foods from a different country (and find the country on a map). Create a secret code. You'll be helping your child think and learn. http://niswc.com/15hcC320271
Promote safety on the way to school Whether your child walks or bikes to school or just to the bus stop, you want him to be safe on the way. Choose a route with the fewest street crossings. Then walk the route with your child. As you go, role-play situations he might face. What will he do if a large dog is in his path? If possible, arrange for him to walk with a friend or family member each day. And be sure your child knows never to talk to or ride with strangers. http://niswc.com/15hbC320271
Celebrate your child's big accomplishments Setting goals is an effective way to motivate your child, in school and at home. Sometimes reaching a goal feels so good, it's all the reward your child will need to keep going. But when she reaches a tough goal, it's time to celebrate! One way is to take (or have your child draw) a picture of her reaching her goal. Frame it and put it by her bed. Whenever she looks at it, she'll see herself as an achiever. http://niswc.com/15haC320271
A short note can ease first-day jitters Even children who are excited about the first day of school can be worried about it, too. One common worry is, "Will my teacher like me?" Ease your child's fears by writing a note introducing him to the teacher. You can include all the things he wants the teacher to know, like "Billy can count to 100." Read the note aloud to your child. Then send it to open the door to productive teamwork with the teacher. http://niswc.com/15hZC320271
Please join us at at the School Bond Informational Community Meeting Thursday August 22, 2019 5:00 - 6:00 pm Royal Junior High School Auditorium Other meetings scheduled: Saturday September 7, 2019 at 10:00 am Monday September 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm Sunday October 6, 2019 at 3:00 pm Saturday November 2, 2019 at 10:00 am all meetings will be at the RJH Auditorium
After a citizens’ committee process, the Royal ISD Board of Trustees has called a bond election for $34,824,000 to be held on November 5, 2019. Visit www.royalisdbond.com for details about the proposed projects, tax information, voting information and more.
The TEA 2019 Accountability Ratings are official. RISD is a B rated district! Thank you RISD students, staff and administrators for your hard work and dedication! https://txschools.gov/districts/237905
Dear RISD Families, Our transportation department is reviewing bus routes to ensure that all of our students get to and from school in a safe and timely manner. Delays in pick up and drop off times occur most in the first few weeks of school. We ask for your patience as we work to resolve any issues. Go Falcons!
Parents please check out the "Title 1 Parent & Family Engagement Newsletter" for this quarter. This is a great resource for everyone that can help build strong connections between our schools and our families. This newsletter is available in both English & Spanish at the links below. English: https://www.esc16.net/…/2019-20%201st%20Quarter%20English.p… Spanish https://www.esc16.net/…/2019-20%201st%20Quarter%20-%20Spani…
Welcome back Falcons! It's going to be a great year!
Meet the Teacher is tonight! Please call your campus for times and information. We can't wait to see everyone!
Royal FFA Exhibitor Places First at Waller County Goat Progress Show Article By: Royal Ag Science Staff On August 1st, Royal FFA members, Jalyn Danz, Remy Danz, Shelby Fontenot, Hanna Ulbricht, Maria Gomez, Andrea Gomez and Madison Meader exhibited their market goats at the Waller County Fair Goat Progress Show. Andrea Gomez placed 1st in the Novice Goat Division and Maria Gomez placed 3rd. The exhibitors plan on continuing their hard work, in hope of coming out on top at the Waller County Fair goat show! Congratulations Royal FFA exhibitors on your success and participation. Pictured: Various Royal FFA Exhibitors with Market Goat Projects.
Immunization Clinic is at Royal High School today from 11:30-3:00 pm
New student registration information is now available! Please visit the Parents section of our website for more information. www.royal-isd.net
School supply lists for the 2019-2020 school year are available. Please visit our news section of our website for more information. www.royal-isd.net
Royal Community, Thank you to everyone who has already taken the survey regarding district facility planning and other issues. We appreciate you sharing your opinions with us! There are only 2 weeks left to participate in the survey and make your opinion known. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey; your responses will be kept confidential. Please visit: https://www.esurveycreator.com/s/RoyalISD to begin the survey. Hard copies are also available for pick up at the Royal ISD administration building. The deadline for responses is Monday, July 8, 2019 at noon. Thank you for your participation.
Dear Royal Families, Royal ISD is conducting an opinion survey regarding district facility planning as well as other issues. Your opinion is very important to us. Please take a few minutes to take this survey; your responses will be kept confidential. Please visit: https://www.esurveycreator.com/s/RoyalISD to begin the survey. Hard copies are also available for pick up at the Royal ISD administration building. The deadline for responses is Monday, July 8, 2019 at noon. Thank you in advance for your participation. Sincerely, Stacy Ackley Superintendent
Word games help your child score a strong vocabulary Games that feature letters and words, such as Scrabble and Boggle, are great for having fun while practicing language skills. When you play with your child, don't worry too much about the rules. Using a dictionary is OK (it builds reading skills!). When you make a new word, discuss its meaning. You can also use the letter tiles to play other games: How many words can you each make from the letters in your names? http://niswc.com/15fLC320271 Los juegos de palabras enriquecen el vocabulario Los juegos de letras y palabras, como el Scrabble y Boggle, son estupendos para divertirse y practicar las habilidades lingüísticas al mismo tiempo. Cuando juegue con su hijo, no se preocupe demasiado por las reglas. Está bien que use un diccionario (pues ¡desarrolla las habilidades de lectura!). Cuando encuentren una palabra nueva, hablen de su significado. Pueden usar las fichas de letras para jugar a otros juegos: ¿cuántas palabras puede formar cada uno con las letras de su nombre? http://niswc.com/25fLC320271
Royal Varsity Cheer Attends UCA Camp The Royal varsity cheerleaders attended the Universal Cheerleaders Association cheer camp June 3 through the 6th. The squad received all first place blue superior ratings and the spirit award. The squad includes the following team members: Back Row: Brianna Lerma, Kayla Jung, Melani Alanis, Tanijah Brown, Marwinae Wolfe, Jon'Dasha Price (head), Elyana Navarro Front Row: Nimve Nunez, Litzie Gonzalez, Lorelei Garcia, Taniah Kennedy (head), Cali Martin, Kayla Longoria, Samantha Montoya Cali Martin was selected as an 2019-20 UCA All American and is eligible to participate in a London tour with other UCA All Americans across the US. The squad learned new material and stunts for the upcoming school year and they are very excited about supporting and promoting their school and our community . Go Falcons!
Pack your child some lunchtime reading Do you want to squeeze a little more reading into your child's day? Pack a note in with her lunch. It doesn't have to be sentimental. You could give her a compliment or wish her luck on a test. Or write down a joke or a silly poem from a book. You could share some good news: "Surprise! Grandma's coming today!" Encourage your child to write notes back to you, too. http://niswc.com/15fJC320271
Reduce resistance with a little sympathy Successful students take responsibility for doing what's expected of them. Along the way, however, they often argue about it. One way to stop arguments is to acknowledge your child's feelings. If your child says, "I don't want to do my homework," you might respond with "Wouldn't it be nice if we never had to do things we don't want to?" Then get back to reality. "But we do. I have to wash the dishes, and you have to do your homework." http://niswc.com/15fIC320271
Your child has leadership potential Some children are born leaders. But all children have the ability to become leaders. You can help develop your child's leadership skills by pointing out leaders in the news. Talk about what makes people good leaders, such as being able to see other people's points of view and make people want to work together. Let your child practice by leading a family meeting or carrying out a family project. http://niswc.com/15fHC320271
Magazines offer appealing ways to read Are you looking for ways to motivate your child to read? Try using magazines. Look for children's magazines that match your child's interests. Then ask him to read an article to you. The plentiful pictures and captions give clues about the content that help him be successful. Another fun activity is to have your child cut out magazine pictures to create a rebus (a story that replaces some words with pictures). http://niswc.com/15fGC320271
32 Royal ISD Students Students Earn Texas High School Floral Certification Article By: RHS CTE Staff May 29, 2019 Retail Florists are always looking for designers who know how to create the basic designs needed in a shop on a daily basis. Texas State Florist Association has begun to fulfill this need by the development in 2004 of the Texas High School Certification Program. This certification program is open to high school students. It allows school districts to provide more value to their diploma and helps provide young, enthusiastic floral designers to meet the retail florist needs. Requirements of the certification are enrollment and completion of the year long Texas Education Agency approved written exam. The exam/certification testing was held on May 21, 2019. Royal ISD was represented with the following 32 students that all successfully passed the certification exam. Students will meet numerous wholesale and retail florists in the industry along with networked with businesses and enterprises involved in the Floriculture field. The following students successfully passed their exam and earned the 2019 High School Floral Certification. The members are; Edith Medina, Lizabeth Moreno, Claudia De Avila, Brayan Rivera, Jeremiah Venson, Jalen Menzies, Cassandra Galindo, Elizabeth Cruz, Natali Nino, Yesenia Sanchez, Maria Aviles, Destiny Rodriguez, Katia Mendoza, Nimve Nunez, Jennifer Panameno, Sandra Jimenez, Julissa Rico, Emily Contreras, Briana Simera, Kayla Jung, Noel Medina, Alexandra Lopez, Joselin Urquiza, Maria Perez, Matthew Guthrie, Diana Rios, Karla Gomez, Diamond Lewis, Guadalupe Padilla, Natalie Villareal, Juliany Perez and Melany Rodriguez.
Falcon Family, One of our own needs our prayers and financial support. RJH social studies teacher, David Smith, was involved in single car accident on Tuesday morning on his way to school. Tuesday evening he was moved to the Medical Center (downtown). Wednesday, doctors had found masses in his brain, chest and kidney. The next few weeks and months are going to be expensive for his family. His RJH family has set up a GoFundMe to help with the additional expenses for gas, parking, childcare (3 boys), meals away from home and more. If we can alleviate the financial stress, then David can focus on beating cancer. Thank you for your contributions - small or large - they all add up! Prayers go up blessings come down. David is a fighter. gf.me/u/syywg4
Dear Parents of Students on the 8th Grade Field Trip, A bus carrying 40 students was involved in a minor accident as it was traveling back to campus. All staff and students are safe. Due to safety procedures this bus will arrive back to campus after dismissal. Families of the students on this bus will be contacted with more detailed information.
Estimada Comunidad del Distrito Escolar Royal, Les escribimos para actualizar la información acerca del Director de Banda de la Escuela Secundaria de Royal. El 25 de abril, el Departmento del Alguacil del Condado de Waller nos notificó que el Director de Banda de la Escuela Secundaria de Royal estaba bajo investigación por compartir material inapropiado con un estudiante. El Departmento del Alguacil no compartió detalles adicionales en ese momento. El distrito escolar inmediatamente puso al Director de Banda en licencia administrativa ese mismo día y el 6 de mayo el Director de Bando fue detenido por el Departmento del Alguacil del Condado de Waller. Nosotros no conocemos todos los detalles debido a que el Departmento del Alguacil está investigando actualmente. El Distrito Escolar de Royal no tolera comportamientos inapropiados de sus empleados con estudiantes actualmente inscritos o que hayan sido alumnos de la escuela. El Distrito esta comprometido a la seguridad, como prioridad, de todos los estudiantes y se compromete a tomar acción administrativa apropiada como resultado de esta investigación. Para este fin, el Distrito ha contratado a una firma de abogados para que hagan una investigación independiente para ayudar al Distrito a entender los hechos de este asunto. El Distrito continuará colaborando en la investigación del Departmento del Alguacil. El Director de Banda aun sigue en una licencia administrativa. Hemos reestructuado las asignaciones del Departmento de Bellas Artes para asegurar que nuestros estudiantes continuen recibiendo instrucción de alta calidad sin ninguna interrupción. Sinceremente, La Junta Directiva de RISD
Dear Royal ISD Community, We are writing to update you concerning the Royal ISD High School Band director. On April 25, the Waller County Sherriff’s Department notified the District that the Royal ISD High School Band director was under investigation for sharing inappropriate material with a student. The Department did not provide any additional details at that time. The District immediately placed the band director on administrative leave, and on May 6, the band director was arrested by the Waller County Sherriff’s Department. We are unaware of all of the facts as this remains an active Sherriff’s Department investigation. Royal ISD does not condone inappropriate behavior by employees with current or former students. The District is committed to the safety, as first priority, of all the students and is also committed to taking appropriate administrative action in this matter as a result of the investigation. To this end, the District has engaged a private law firm to conduct an independent investigation to assist the District with understanding the facts in this matter. The District will also continue to cooperate with the Waller County Sherriff’s Department investigation. The band director remains on administrative leave at this time. We have restructured teaching assignments within the fine arts department to ensure that our students continue to receive high quality band instruction without interruption. Sincerely, RISD Board of Trustees
The Boys and Girls Club afterschool program session will end Friday May 17, 2019. The club will be closed May 20, 2019 - May 31, 2019. The Summer Session will begin June 3rd and end August 9th. Summer session hours will be 7:30am - 5:30 pm. Please conctact the Boys and Girls Club at (713) 934-3184 should you have any questions.
Recapping the 2019 Royal FFA Banquet Article By: Royal AgScience Staff The Annual Royal FFA Appreciation & Awards Banquet was held on Thursday May 9h, 2019. This year’s banquet turned out to be an exciting evening for the students of the Royal FFA Chapter. Many dynamic awards were presented to our fellow FFA members along with numerous different local FFA degrees. Also, the people in the community that helped make this year possible were acknowledged. Awards were presented to helpful volunteers and community supporters throughout the year and show season. The “Top 5” supporters and buyers at the livestock auction in March were also recognized along with the Honorary Distinguished Service and Blue & Gold award recipients. The Top 5 Auction Buyers at the 63rd Anniversary Livestock Show and Sale were in number 5th Hemi Hideout, 4th Sanders Outdoors, 3rd Tonkawa Farms, 2nd Goya Foods, and in 1st The Friends of the FFA. Thank you for the support at our annual show and sale. Chapter members were awarded their FFA degrees that acknowledge those active FFA members in leadership skills, career development and SAE’s. The degrees awarded at the chapter level are the Discovery FFA Degree, the Greenhand FFA Degree, and the Chapter FFA Degree. This summer at the State FFA Convention in Fort Worth, 11 of the local members will be receiving their State FFA Degree or Lonestar Degree. We are proud to announce that this year we were able to reward 35 Discovery Degrees, 35 Greenhand Degrees, and 20 Chapter FFA Degrees. Star Wards were given to students excelling in each of the following degree categories. Star Discovery, Kaelyn Hein, Star Greenhand Alondra Melendez, Star Chapter Farmer Melanie Arguello, Star Lonestar LeAnn Hillsman and finally Deklab, Jenny Pierce. Congratulations to all of the Royal FFA star award winners. Top Hand Awards were awarded to students always lending a helping hand Jacob Franz, Oscar Contreras, Toby Carpenter and Cooper Hightower. In addition, the upcoming 2019-2020 Royal FFA Officer Team was established at the banquet. The officers are chosen based on an application analysis and personal interview. These individuals have committed themselves to uphold high standards as role models and show their leadership skills. Special thank you to all of the community support that attended this year’s banquet. The 2019-2020 Royal FFA Officer Team: President- LeAnn Hillsman Vice President- Alondra Melendez Secretary- Melanie Arguello Treasurer- Juan Grimaldo Reporter- Kayla Jung Sentinel- Samantha Lopez Student Advisor- Ramsey Alfaro Parliamentarian- Emily Contreras Historian- Melani Alanis Chaplain- Katy Arvizu Discovery Officer Team President- Kaelyn Hein Vice President – Kaylee Meader Secretary – Brianna Diezi Treasurer - Elizabeth Ibarra Reporter - Jenna Johnson Sentinel – Deicy Rivera Pictured the 2019-20 - Royal FFA Officer Team- L-R: Ramsey Alfaro, LeAnn Hillsman, Katy Arvizu, Melanie Arguello, Samantha Lopez, Melani Alanis, Kayla Jung, Alondra Lopez, Emily Contreras, Juan Grimaldo Pictured: Top 5 Royal FFA Auction Buyers- Hemi Hideout, Sanders Outdoors, Tonkawa Farms, Goya Foods & The Friends of the FFA.
There will be no school tomorrow, May 10, due to potential flooding. This decision was made to secure the safety of our students, staff and parents.
The Royal ISD High School Band director has recently been arrested by the Waller County Sheriff's Department related to alleged inappropriate relationship with a former student. The District does not condone inappropriate behavior by employees with current or former students. At this time, the band director has been placed on Administrative Leave. We are unaware of all the facts due to an ongoing investigation by the Waller County Sheriff's Department. Royal ISD is committed to the safety, as first priority, of all the students and is also committed to taking appropriate administrative action in this matter as a result of the investigation.
School nurses are critical to the health, safety, and well-being of students! National School Nurse Day May 8. #SND2019 @schoolnurses www.schoolnurseday.org.
Royal FFA Results at the District 3 FFA Convention Article By: LeAnn Hillsman Chapter Reporter On Tuesday April 30th, Royal FFA members and officers attended the Area XI, District III FFA Convention for various competitive events. Our Senior Prepared Public Speaking participants were Bailey Hubbard, placing first in the category of Ag Communications, and Jenna Beyer, placing third in the category of Natural resources. Jenna also participated in the Senior Extemporaneous Speaking contest and placed second. Great job public speakers! And Royal FFA Officer Chayton Cope participated in the talent competition, placing fifth. Next, a big thanks goes to Royal FFA Officer Katy Arvizu, who also attended the District III Convention to delegate on behalf of our chapter. Last but not least, Royal FFA Officer LeAnn Hillsman prepared a speech and was elected to the District III Officer position of Reporter. Congratulations to our members competing and earning leadership positions.
Dear RISD Families, The afterschool transportation delays will begin today. The road closure we were expecting later today was moved up. A letter was sent home with students this week with additional information. Parents of PK-2nd grade students, please remember that the little ones will not be let off the bus unless there is someone there for them. We ask that you please be patient as we work to get all children home safely.
REMINDER: Parent Informational Meeting regarding RISD Gifted Program This meeting is for all parents who are interested in how the referral process works and how we serve our students. Parents of current and non-current students are welcome to attend. Tuesday - RJH Auditorium 6:00 Royal ISD Federal Programs/Assessment/Advanced Academics 281-934-6905
Royal ISD is accepting referrals for its Gifted and Talented Program from April 15 to April 26. Forms are available on campuses and on line. To have a form emailed to you please contact Susan Cardiff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The STEM Mother/Son Game Night has been postponed. The STEM PTO is currently looking at dates in the fall. Please keep a look out for the new date!
Royal FFA Judging Teams Win Area XI Competition & on the Road to State Article By: LeAnn Hillsman Chapter Reporter Royal FFA Career Development Event teams traveled to six different competitions Friday and Saturday, April 5th and 6th at Texas A&M University and Blinn College. Teams competed in Floriculture, Meats Evaluation, Poultry, Entomology, Livestock Evaluation, and Veterinary Science. Congratulations to our state qualifying teams. Our Meats Evaluation team is made up of Bailey Hubbard, Jenny Pierce, Jenna Beyer, and Chayton Cope, placing first overall at the Area XI Competition. Additionally, our high individual placings were Jenna Beyer placing First, Jenny Pierce in fifth, Bailey Hubbard in sixth, and Chayton Cope in tenth. The Floriculture team also advancing to the state competition placed fifth at the Area competition, team members are Angela Castillo, Elisa Oviedo,placing third individually, Jessica Aguilar and Karina Contreras. The Poultry team placing 15th, consists of Samantha Lopez, Deicy Robledo, Alondra Melendez, and Emily Contreras. Next up is our Entomology team made up of Zoe Buller, Kayla Jung, Melani Alanis, and Jessica Payton. The Livestock Team placed twenty- eighth at their competition with their team consisting of Elizabeth Ibarra, Kaelyn Hein, Deysi Rivera, and Kaylee Meader. Last but not least The Royal FFA Veterinary Science team traveled to Blinn College and placed twenty- fifth with team members Oscar Contreras, LeAnn Hillsman, and Melanie Arguello. Congratulations to all of our CDE Teams and we’re proud of all your hard work this year. Good Luck as we hit the road to state!
National Assistant Principals Week 2018 is April 8–12! Learn how you can celebrate the APs at your school by visiting www.nassp.org/apweek. #apweek19 Honor our nation’s assistant principals during National Assistant Principals Week, April 8–12! Details on how you can participate: www.nassp.org/apweek. #apweek19
Online registration for new incoming Pre-K and Kindergarden students is now open! https://skyward10.iscorp.com/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wseduroyaltx/skyenroll.w
Royal SkillsUSA Audio Visual Technology Department Brings Home Fourth State Championship By: Zach Corley- SkillsUSA Reporter The Royal SkillsUSA A/V Production Quiz Bowl Team performed very well at the State competition April 5 – 7, 2019 in Corpus Christi, Texas. The A/V Quiz Team competed against many other larger school districts from across the state. Out of one hundred plus student competitors from across the state, the Royal team of five, rose to the challenged and end up on top. After a two hour battle of answering a/v technology questions, this special group of team members advanced all the way to the final quiz bowl round. When it was all said and done, Royal earned it’s fourth State Championship! With this type of track record, there is quite a tradition set in the SkillsUSA A/V Chapter. The Royal SkillsUSA A/V Chapter has medaled six out of the last seven years and earned it’s fourth state championship within the last five years. Each member of this 2019 team received a gold medal, and the team received a gold state plaque and state championship banner to proudly display. The 2019 Audio Visual Production Quiz Bowl Team members are Shauna Odum, Jackie Reyes, Aldo Ramirez, Miriam Carbajal, and Victor Martinez. Congratulations, once again to the 2019 State Champions! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication in representing Royal High School!
Dear Royal Families, Student safety our top priority for us and we take all parent and student concerns very seriously. This morning a concerned parent posted about an issue with a school bus at a railroad crossing. All RISD buses are equipped with cameras and the video of the bus in question has been reviewed. The District Administration found no wrong doing on behalf of the bus driver mentioned in the facebook post. Thank you to the community for bringing issues such as this to our attention.
Dear Falcon Parents: There was an issue on yesterday (April 2, 2019) with one restroom at Royal High School. The problem was identified in the girl’s restroom on the 2nd floor, so we immediately closed the restroom and turned off the water in the entire building to resolve the problem. The plumbing problem was quickly resolved and the facilities at Royal High were fully functioning yesterday afternoon. We were able to host our annual National Honor Society Induction Ceremony last night without any issues or concerns. As the Campus Principal at Royal High School, I personally checked all restrooms both boys and girls in addition to all water fountains to ensure campus safety. I want to assure the community that all facilities at Royal High School are functioning properly. I also want to our community to know that campus safety is a top priority at Royal High School and The Royal Independent School District. We strive to ensure that all students and staff members are in a safe environment that optimizes learning for all students. Sincerely, Tony L. Runnels, Jr. Principal Royal High School Go Falcons!!!!!
Dear RISD Families, RHS had to shut the water off due to a pipe busting about 20 minutes. Water will be back on in the next five minutes.
Congratulations Royal Junior High Band! The Royal Junior High Concert Band attended the Region 27 UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest at Waller High School on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Under the direction of Mr. Gary S. Miller, the band earned a 2nd Division rating on Stage and a 1st Division Rating in Sight-Reading. This was a historical day for the program in which marks the first time the Royal Junior High Concert Band has ever received a 1st division rating at the UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest. Mr. Miller was assisted by Mr. Huascar Barradas and Mr. Samuel W. Long, Jr. in which ensured success for UIL.
Ask questions to encourage responsible behavior Kids who behave responsibly get along better with teachers and classmates. They are also more likely to try, follow through and succeed in school. To help your child consider the consequences of her actions, ask questions like "How do you think Sarah felt when you said that?" Asking "What happened first?" or "Why do you think that happened?" helps develop your child's understanding of her role in a situation. http://niswc.com/15caC320271
Haga preguntas que fomenten el comportamiento responsable Los niños responsables se llevan mejor con los maestros y compañeros de clase. También suelen probar cosas nuevas, perseverar y tener éxito en la escuela. Para ayudar a su hijo a tener en cuenta las consecuencias de sus acciones, hágale preguntas como, "¿Cómo crees que se sintió Sara cuando le dijiste eso?" Preguntar "¿Qué sucedió primero?" o "¿Por qué piensas que sucedió eso?" ayudará a su hijo a comprender su función en cierta situación. http://niswc.com/25caC320271
Relájese y observe la naturaleza con su hijo Utilice los juegos al aire libre para promover las habilidades de observación y la creatividad de su hijo. Para ayudarlo a beneficiarse de la naturaleza, hágale preguntas como, "¿Puedes sentir en qué dirección sopla el viento?" o "¿Qué está haciendo esa hormiga?" Dígale que cierre los ojos e identifique los sonidos que oye. Y no se apresuren para volver a entrar. Dele tiempo para dibujar con un palito o tocar una flor. ¿Puede inventar un poema o una historia sobre la naturaleza? http://niswc.com/25cZC320271
Relax and observe nature with your child Use outdoor play to build your child's observation skills and creativity. To help him learn and benefit from nature, ask questions like, "Can you feel where the wind is coming from?" or "What is that ant doing?" Have him close his eyes, then identify the sounds he hears. Don't rush back inside; give your child time to draw with a stick or touch a flower. Can he make up a poem or story about the outdoors? http://niswc.com/15cZC320271
Supervise las actividades en línea de su hijo y hable de ellas Internet puede ser una maravillosa herramienta de aprendizaje para los niños. Pero es importante que verifique que su hijo la use de forma segura. El FBI recomienda que usted supervise el uso que su hijo hace de internet. Esté al tanto de los sitios web que visita. Hable sobre sus valores con él. Dígale qué sitios están prohibidos, y por qué. Recuérdele que nunca debe dar información personal, pues las personas en internet podrían no ser quienes dicen ser. http://niswc.com/25cYC320271
Supervise and discuss your child's online activities The internet can be a wonderful learning tool for children. But it's important to make sure your child uses it safely. The FBI recommends that you supervise your child's internet use. Know the sites she visits. Talk about your values with your child, and let her know which sites are off limits and why. Remind her that she should never give out personal information; people on the internet may not be who they seem. http://niswc.com/15cYC320271
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The Royal Independent School District is a 4A school district, located in southern Waller County serving the communities of Brookshire, Pattison, Sunnyside and surrounding areas.