RISD Communications
Improve the rhythm of communication: Get your teen to talk about a song he likes and you may hear the music (and your teen) in a new way. Ask, "What do you like about this band? Do the words remind you of anything?" You may also want to share a favorite song of your own. You may never love your teen's music, and he may never think that yours is for him, but your conversations will help you each learn something about the other. http://niswc.com/36aYC320271
about 18 hours ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Increase privileges along with responsibilities: Children's responsibilities should grow and change as they get older. When giving your child responsibility for a new chore, emphasize the positive reasons for the change. Praise her for being able to do the job "now that she's so grown up." And as you add responsibilities, consider adding privileges, too. A child who is old enough to wash her clothes is also old enough to decide what to wear in the morning. http://niswc.com/16aYC320271
about 18 hours ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Upcoming School Holidays and In-service Days - Monday 2/3, RISD closed. Monday 2/17, no school, teacher in-service day.
1 day ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
To learn more about RISD public relations activities, please visit the new PR page on our website! https://www.royal-isd.net/o/royal-isd/page/public-relations--5
1 day ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Students get more out of reading when they take notes: Taking notes when reading is one of the secrets to success in high school. Share these tips with your teen to make it easier: Instead of taking notes after every sentence, she should read a section first, then summarize its main ideas. Encourage her to try translating diagrams into words. She should also print. Printing keeps notes legible, and writing notes by hand is more effective for learning than using a computer. http://niswc.com/36aXC320271
1 day ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Make reading aloud an interactive activity: When you read with your child, try these tips to improve his reading comprehension. Pause from time to time to ask questions about the story, such as, "Why do you think the character did that?" Discuss the pictures, too. Look for words that start with the same letter, and talk about the letter's sound. When you finish reading, have your child act out the story. http://niswc.com/16aXC320271
1 day ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Check it out! RISD has a new billboard at I-10 and FM 359, near Sierra Classic Homes and across from Steinhausers. The message will be visible to both eastbound and westbound traffic and will rotate to promote RISD events and information.
3 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Plant Selection took place Wednesday, January 22nd at the RISD school greenhouse. Students raise the projects for 63 days until the show March 26, 2020. Good luck to all students competing in the Horticulture Show this year.
3 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
1/25 - RJH Ralcon Basketball Tournament in Columbus
3 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
The RISD MJROTC will compete in a JROTC drill competition on January 25 at Dayton High School in Dayton, TX. Good luck!
3 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Help your teen avoid getting sidetracked in class: The teacher is speaking: "Amoebas take in food through a process known as 'active transport.'" Your teen thinks, "What's active transport? Sounds like a truck." Suddenly, he's thinking about 18-wheelers and has forgotten the amoebas. To keep his mind from wandering, encourage your teen to just jot down words or phrases he doesn't understand, circle them and then continue listening. Later, he can get clarification. http://niswc.com/36aWC320271
3 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Everyone benefits when you get involved at school: Volunteers work for free, but not for nothing. There are lots of benefits to getting involved at school. You'll learn what's going on and get another perspective on what your child tells you. You'll have things to talk about with your child. You'll have a chance to develop valuable skills, such as project management or fundraising. And you'll be able to make a difference to every child in the school. http://niswc.com/16aWC320271
3 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Did you know that the Waller Times features RISD stories each week? Make sure you pick up a paper each week at one of the following locations: Brookshire Brothers, Pattison Post Office, Mamie's , Brookshire City Hall, Brookshire Hardware, RISD Admin Building, and Repka's.
3 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Family Fun & Fitness Night! RES parents and guardians, please mark this date on your calendar - Feb 20, 5:30 to 7:00pm. It’s going to be a fun evening!
3 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
1/24 - Royal Lady Falcons soccer vs Bay City @home, 5pm
4 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
1/24 - Royal Lady Falcon Basketball vs Sealy @home, 4:30pm
4 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
1/24 - Royal Falcon Basketball vs Sealy @home, 5:30pm ***Jr High Night!***
4 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
After-school activities foster a school connection: Want your teen to get better grades? Consider signing her up for a school-based after-school activity like band or sports. One long-term study determined just how important these activities are. Students who take part in them tend to get better grades. They feel more connected to school and attend more regularly. And they are more likely to graduate and go to college than students who don't participate. http://niswc.com/36aVC320271
4 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Give your child the power to answer questions: "How do you spell…?" "What’s a…?" "Where is…?" Your child is full of questions. It's important that she learn to answer them herself. Keep a few basic reference books, such as an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas and a thesaurus, on hand or bookmarked online. Show your child how to use them. She will not only answer her own question, she'll learn how to find the answers to others. http://niswc.com/16aVC320271
4 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Attention RHS seniors! Complete a FAFSA this month to qualify for a $1,000 scholarship. #OpportunityScholarships spr.ly/60181dKFK
4 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Congratulations to the 7th grade A team! Royal Jr High Tournament Champs!
4 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Don’t miss tonight’s RJH theater performance of “Our Place”. This story tells us about a place. A special place. A broken down dock that only a few know about. A dock built with tears and laughter and love. A dock that sees love and pain, light and dark, life...and death. Wednesday January 22, 630 PM at the RJH auditorium. ***This play does deal with topics that may be sensitive to some audience members.***
4 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
1/23 - RJH Lady Falcon Basketball vs Bellville @home, 4:30pm
5 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
1/23 - RJH Falcon Basketball vs Bellville @away, 4:30pm
5 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
1/23 - RES Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) testing
5 days ago, RISD Communications
Christi Ginn
Memory strategies help information stick: Students often need to memorize lists of facts, dates or definitions. Share this tip with your teen: Divide long lists into chunks. Instead of trying to learn all the bones in the body at once, he should memorize the bones in the leg, then the arm, and so on. Another strategy is to make up acronyms, rhymes or songs about the information. Your teen can also visualize the material or link it in his mind to something familiar. http://niswc.com/36aUC320271
5 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Easier mornings start the night before: In many families, weekday mornings are often messy and disorganized. To make yours more manageable, get ready the night before. Have your child lay out clothes, finish homework and put his backpack by the door. Make sure he gets enough sleep, too. Sleepy, crabby kids are hard on parents and teachers and they can't learn well. Stock portable breakfast choices that can go out the door with your child. http://niswc.com/16aUC320271
5 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
6 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
1/22 - RHS Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) testing
6 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
1/21/2020 - Lady Falcons Soccer vs. Bellville@away, 5pm
6 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
1/21/2020 - Royal Falcon Soccer vs. Madisonville @away, 5pm
6 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Challenge your teen to think critically: Take this challenge with your teen: Every day for a week, each of you spend 15 minutes reading the editorials in a daily newspaper. Then, pick a time to discuss what you've read. Do you agree or disagree with those opinions? Why or why not? Did the authors consider all the aspects of the arguments? Reading something and then analyzing it is the basis of critical thinking. And critical thinking reinforces learning. http://niswc.com/36aTC320271
6 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Ask questions that promote honesty: To get your child into the habit of being honest, praise her honesty. Ask if she did an assigned chore. If she did and says yes, praise her for her work and for her honesty. If she says she didn't do it, praise her honesty and then ask her to do the chore. If she says yes when she didn't do it, ask why she lied. Keep asking questions; your child will probably decide it's easier to tell the truth in the first place. http://niswc.com/16aTC320271
6 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Elementary is teaming up with the Brookshire McDonalds for a Family Night event from 4-7pm on 1/21/2020. Refer to the attached flyer for complete details.
7 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Great students (and parents) are far from perfect: Trying for excellence is healthy and motivating. Insisting on perfection is unrealistic and stressful. If either you or your teen is a perfectionist, try something new together: adopting a realistic attitude about mistakes. Mistakes don't mean you are a failure. They mean you're human. They can also mean that you are trying to learn something. http://niswc.com/36aSC320271
7 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Sign here to encourage homework responsibility: Sometimes, kids "forget" to tell their parents about a school assignment. Usually, asking them to write down what they must do for each class solves the problem. But a few kids may then start erasing assignments from their notebooks. If this happens, ask your child's teacher to sign each day's assignments vertically across your child's writing. That way, there will be no mistake about what's due. http://niswc.com/16aSC320271
7 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Lockheed Martin to give scholarships to students pursuing trade skills: https://trib.al/n6FGeqt The initiative will provide aid to high school and college students pursuing vocational and trade degrees.
7 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Reminder: no school on Monday 1/20 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Visit https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/history/martin-luther-king-jr/ to learn about MLK’s life and legacy.
7 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Teach accountability with family community service: If your teen breaks a rule, such as a curfew, try a "community service" technique to help her take responsibility for her actions. Add up the time her misbehavior cost the family. It might include hours spent worrying because she was late and time lost from a planned activity. Then have your teen spend the same amount of time doing "family community service": cleaning out a closet, caring for a sibling, running errands, etc. http://niswc.com/36aRC320271
8 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
What do you and your child have in common? As children grow, their interests change. To maintain a connection, parents need to find new ways to talk, listen and be with their kids. One good way is to find an interest you and your child share: making model rockets, biking, playing board games, baking, etc. Whatever it is, make time to do it with him. Communication will flow easily when you both can share in and discuss an enjoyable activity. http://niswc.com/16aRC320271
8 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
RISD is closed for the MLK Holiday on Monday, January 20.
8 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Friends of Royal FFA Chili Supper & Auction, 1/20/2020, 4-7pm at Pattison Area Volunteer Fire Department (2950 FM 359 Pattison, TX 77423). $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 and under. Refer to the attached flyer for complete details.
9 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Step in to keep your teen out of gangs: A gang is a youth group with a difference: It exists to promote violence and illegal acts. To discourage gang involvement, make sure you know where your teen is and with whom. "Going out" should have a purpose; just hanging out on the street often leads to trouble. One top reason kids join gangs is to feel they belong, so make it clear that your teen can always turn to you. http://niswc.com/36aQC320271
9 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Share a simple system for remembering reading: Studying with the R-C-R-C method can help children remember what they read. Teach your child these four steps: Read: Have her read aloud to herself. Cover: She should put a piece of paper over the passage. Remember: Ask her to explain what she read in her own words (if she can't do this, have her try a shorter passage). Check: Your child should reread the material to see if she remembered it right. http://niswc.com/16aQC320271
9 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Hidden gems: Did you know about the nearby San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site and Museum? It was established to commemorate the colonial capital of Texas. To learn more, visit https://www.thc.texas.gov/historic-sites/san-felipe-de-austin-state-historic-site
9 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
The RISD MJROTC will compete in a JROTC drill competition on January 18 at Hays High School in Buda, TX. Good luck!
9 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Today is the last day to complete the RISD Bond Survey! We appreciate your feedback on this important initiative. https://esurveycreator.com/s/royal
9 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
University of Houston Track Meet - Participants to meet at 8am
10 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
For the best final draft, your teen should plan to revise: Professional writers know that writing can almost always be improved in some way. If your teen has a paper to write, encourage him to get an early start. This will give him time to make several drafts before he has to turn it in. You can offer to read his work, but avoid general criticism. Instead, give specific, constructive comments, like "Perhaps you can add a sentence to explain your point in the third paragraph." http://niswc.com/36aPC320271
10 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
1/18/2020 - RJH Falcon Basketball Tournament @home
10 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
There is no such thing as safe tobacco use Many parents believe that their kids are too smart to smoke. But youth tobacco use is rising, and e-cigarettes (vaping devices) lead the list of products. Vaping is linked to a recent outbreak of deadly lung disease. Vapers are also more likely to become smokers, and life expectancy for smokers is 10 years shorter than for nonsmokers. Make it clear to your child that you do not allow tobacco use of any kind. http://niswc.com/16aPC320271
10 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
RJH Lady Falcon Basketball Tournament in Giddings (@away), Jan 18
10 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Lady Falcons Soccer Alumni Game Jan 17 at 7:00 PM
10 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
RJH Falcon Basketball Royal JH Tournament, Jan 18
10 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Falcon Soccer vs Bay City @ away Jan 17 at 5:00 PM
10 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Lady Falcon Basketball vs Needville @home Jan 17 at 4:30 PM
10 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Falcon Basketball vs Needville @home Jan 17 at 4:30 PM
10 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Join the RISD community in a celebration of MLK - visit https://5il.co/cbee for event information. The RISD Marching Sound Machine will perform in the parade on Saturday 1/18.
10 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Reminder - tomorrow is the last day to complete the RISD Bond Survey! We appreciate your feedback on this important initiative. https://www.royal-isd.net/article/172610?org=royal-isd
10 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Short-term goals add up to long-term progress: The best way to accomplish a long-term goal is to set and meet short-term goals along the way. If your teen has a goal of being a better student, for example, help her think of something she can accomplish this week that will help. She might keep to a regular study schedule or make an effort to participate in each class. At the end of the week, she can assess her progress and set another goal. http://niswc.com/36aOC320271
11 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
1/18/2020 - FFA Progress Show. Good luck!
11 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Link your child's interests to possible careers: Exploring careers is fun for elementary schoolers, and it helps them link learning to life. Help your child think about future careers by noticing his interests and supporting them. Give an animal lover a library book about a vet. A budding astronaut might like to try out a telescope. Your child's choices may differ from yours, but who knows? With your support, your little inventor may really build a better mousetrap. http://niswc.com/16aOC320271
11 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Pharmacy Technology seniors hard at work learning about compounding medications!
11 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Interested in serving your community by running for the RISD School Board? Visit https://www.royal-isd.net/o/royal-isd/browse/86528 to view important documents and deadlines.
12 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Thanks to all who completed an interview for the RISD promo video project! We were able to collect 13 interviews. Additional sessions will be scheduled as needed.
12 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Thank you to all those who completed an interview for the RISD promo video project! We were able to collect 13 interviews and may schedule additional sessions if needed.
12 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Show your teen that studying science is important: What could make science education stronger? Many students say it's support from their parents. Encourage interest in science by talking about why science matters in life. Support your teen's efforts on homework and projects. If possible, visit museums, labs and research facilities so your teen can see science in action. And ask the school what you can do to support the science program. http://niswc.com/36aNC320271
12 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Challenge your child to a writing game: Good writing unites individual ideas into an overall whole. To help your child practice, give her a pack of index cards and have her write the name of a thing or an idea on each card. Then have her draw four cards and see if she can use all the ideas in a single sentence. For example, if she had "toys," "trip," "sunny" and "teachers," she might write, "On sunny days, teachers let students take their toys on school trips." http://niswc.com/16aNC320271
12 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Brookshire McDonalds will host it's 1st McTeacher night next Tuesday January 21st from 4-7 pm to support the Royal Elementary PTO. They will receive 20% of all sales during that time, so come out and support the kids.
12 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Your feedback is vital! Please complete the district bond survey if you haven’t already done so! The last day to submit your opinion is Friday, 1/17/2020. The survey is entirely confidential and should take no more than 5-7 minutes to complete. www.esurveycreator.com/s/royal
12 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Teens: Make space and time for learning: Today is National Clean-Off-Your-Desk Day. Teens waste a lot of learning time looking for misplaced items. Whether your teen studies at a desk or the kitchen table, encourage him to sort through his papers, supplies and materials. He can throw away any junk and file returned tests and homework in subject folders. Suggest that he avoid keeping anything in his study area that doesn't help with school assignments. http://niswc.com/36aMC320271
13 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Five steps help students study spelling: Computers don't catch every spelling mistake, so your child needs to learn how to spell. Teach him a five-step method that works. When he's learning a new word, have him: 1. Pronounce the word slowly. 2. Spell it out loud. 3. Spell the word in his head and try to visualize the letters of the word. 4. Write the word down. 5. Repeat. http://niswc.com/16aMC320271
13 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Lady Falcons Soccer vs Peatow @away Jan 14 at 5:00 PM
13 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Lady Falcon Basketball vs Needville @ home Jan 14 at 4:30 PM
13 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Falcon Basketball vs Stafford @away Jan 14 at 4:30 PM.
13 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Special School Board Meeting to relay the new TAPR school report card. Jan 13 from 6:15 PM to 6:45 PM. Visit https://www.royal-isd.net/o/royal-isd/page/2018-2019-tea-school-report-cards to view the report cards.
13 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
RJH Lady Falcon Basketball vs Harmony @ away Jan 13 at 5:00 PM
13 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
RJH Falcon Basketball vs Harmony @home Jan 13 at 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
13 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Want to help promote RISD by telling your story? Visit the Administration Building from 5-6 pm to be interviewed for the RISD promotional video program!
13 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
School Board Meeting today at 6:30! Click here for agenda details: https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicMeetingMaterials.aspx?ak=237905&mk=50360405
13 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Thanks to all who voted! The winner of the Go Public Gulf Coast Cool Schools contest will be announced today on Houston Life! Follow https://twitter.com/gopublicgc or https://www.facebook.com/GoPublicGulfCoast/ to stay updated!
13 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
4.5 hours left! RISD has pulled ahead. Thanks to everyone who voted! If you haven’t already voted, please go cast your vote for Royal!
13 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
It’s getting too close for comfort! Please share the voting link with your social media friends so that Royal can win a segment on Channel 2’s Houston Life! Voting ends TODAY at 11:59PM. Vote here: http://bit.ly/COOLSCHOOLS
14 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Hand some decisions over to your teen: Making a wise decision involves choosing the best possible course of action. It can be hard to let go of this part of the process, but it's important for your teen to take responsibility for her choices. So help her think about her options and their consequences, then leave the decision up to her. If she chooses wisely, praise her. If she chooses poorly, help her see how she can avoid that mistake in the future. http://niswc.com/36aLC320271
14 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
A sick day is for getting well, not having fun: When illness strikes, you may need to keep your child at home. Make sure that she gets the care she needs, but don't make staying home such a treat that she will want to miss more school. Instead of filling the day with screen time, read together. This is the perfect time to dive into a longer book. And if your child will be out for more than a day or two, ask her teacher how to get the work she's missing. http://niswc.com/16aLC320271
14 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
LAST CHANCE! Vote for us to win a segment on Channel 2’s Houston Life! Voting ends Monday, January 12th at 12:59PM. Vote here: http://bit.ly/COOLSCHOOLS
14 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Do you like giving back to your community? Join us as we volunteer with the Houston Food Bank at Royal High School on 1/13/20, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
15 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Teens deserve some privacy: Like adults, teens need privacy. So, treat your teen as you would like to be treated. You wouldn't want your teen to burst through your door without knocking, to snoop through your stuff or listen in on your phone calls. It is important to stay in tune with your teen, so you can detect problems. But as long as your teen is acting responsibly and things are going well, give him some time alone. http://niswc.com/36aKC320271
15 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Family meals nourish important connections: It isn't always easy for busy families to sit down to dinner together each day. Yet experts say that eating meals as a family is an important way for parents to keep the lines of communication open with their children. And when your child helps you prepare and clean up, too, you'll have even more time for some great conversation. So, if you can't eat dinner together, spend extra time over breakfast! http://niswc.com/16aKC320271
15 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Vote for us to win a segment on Channel 2’s Houston Life! Voting ends Monday, January 12th at 12:59PM. Vote here: http://bit.ly/COOLSCHOOLS
15 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
NOTICE OF TIME CHANGE: Due to the pending storms, the times for today's varsity basketball games have changed. Lady Falcons will play at 4pm and the Falcons will play at 5:30pm.
16 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Boys & Girls Club basketball registration is open! Please call 281-934-3184 to learn more.
16 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
The Royal ISD Boys & Girls Club Youth sports programs need coaches! If you are interested in helping, please contact the RISD Boys & Girls Club at 281.934.3184.
16 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
“The investment in education is expensive but the payment for ignorance is everlasting.” - Jason Alexander McDonald
16 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Reminder to complete the RISD Bond Survey by 1/17/2020! https://www.royal-isd.net/article/172610?org=royal-isd
16 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Encourage the right approach to volunteering: Your teen will get more out of volunteering if she remembers to be flexible, responsible and persistent. Every experience can teach her something, but it may take a few tries before she finds a perfect fit. Remind your teen that a volunteer job is a real job; she needs to show up when she says she will. And she should keep in mind that lower-level positions can lead to great things down the road. http://niswc.com/36aJC320271
16 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
When you can't volunteer, perhaps Grandpa can: Working parents don't always have the time during the day to volunteer at school. But students and the school benefit from volunteer efforts by any adult family members. Many schools welcome grandparents as volunteers. If your child doesn't have a grandparent available, perhaps his aunts, uncles or godparents could get involved. Ask your child's teacher how these volunteers can help. http://niswc.com/16aJC320271
16 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Falcon Basketball vs Fulshear @home, Jan 10, 4:30 PM
17 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Lady Falcon Basketball vs Fulshear @home, Jan 10, 4:30 PM
17 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Beautiful artwork from Royal Elementary!
17 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Add a new dimension to learning: Even the most studious teens get bored with schoolwork sometimes. That's when you can add a little spice to learning. If your teen is reading a novel or a play, look for a movie version or a live performance you can watch together. Cook food together from the era or region he's studying in history. To bring science home, ask your teen's teacher for experiments you can do that illustrate what's going on in class. http://niswc.com/36aIC320271
17 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Provide an introduction to social skills: Your child will feel more confident in social situations at school if she knows how to introduce herself and others. Help her practice by having family members sit in a circle. Each person should introduce himself (Hi, I'm Scott). Then have family members introduce the person to their left and say something about that person (This is my brother, Eric. He likes to play soccer and wear high-top sneakers.). http://niswc.com/16aIC320271
17 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Lady Falcons Soccer Iron Horse Tournament Jan 10 at Giddings High School, 2337 N Main St, Giddings, TX 78942, USA
18 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
RJH Falcon Basketball vs Caldwell @home, Jan 9, 5:00 PM
18 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Falcon Soccer Hargrave Showcase, Jan 9 to Jan 11
18 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Study location can help information stick: Research suggests that the place your teen studies can affect her memory of the information. Students make connections between their study locations and the material. Suggest that your teen try studying different subjects in different places: English in the kitchen, math at the library, etc. Then, when she takes an English test, she can think of studying in the kitchen and remember what she read. http://niswc.com/36aHC320271
18 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Conversations can help prevent violence at school: Schools go to great lengths to keep kids safe. Families also have an important role to play. Talking to your child about safety issues on a regular basis is essential. Start a dialogue by asking questions such as, "What scares or frightens you?" "What makes you feel safe?" "What makes you angry?" "What ways can you think of to solve a problem without hurting someone?" and "How would you promote peace at school?" http://niswc.com/16aHC320271
18 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
19 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Reminder - the RISD Bond Survey will close on 1/17/2020! Please make sure you submit yours before the deadline. Thank you for your feedback. https://www.royal-isd.net/article/172610?org=royal-isd
19 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Dele a su joven el poder de moldear el futuro: Para tener éxito en la escuela y más allá de ella, los estudiantes deben comprender que ellos pueden controlar su propio comportamiento y la dirección de su vida. Para ayudar a su joven a aprender esto, deje que tome sus propias decisiones siempre que sea posible. Por ejemplo, cuando le asigne un quehacer, dele un marco de tiempo amplio para que lo realice. "Por favor, dobla la ropa limpia antes de acostarte". Deje que él decida cuándo hacerlo. http://niswc.com/46aGC320271
19 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Give your teen the power to shape the future: To succeed in school and beyond, students need to understand that they can control their own behavior and the direction of their lives. To help your teen learn this, allow him to make his own decisions wherever possible. For example, when you assign your teen a chore, give him a wide time frame in which to complete it. "Please see that the laundry is folded by bedtime tonight." Let him decide when he'll do it. http://niswc.com/36aGC320271
19 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Aceptar las emociones negativas ayuda a los niños a superarlas: Muchos padres suelen minimizar los sentimientos negativos de sus hijos. Cuando ellos dicen, "Odio la lectura", les responden, "No digas tonterías". Pero reconocer los sentimientos de su hijo puede ayudarlo a encontrar soluciones. Acepte sus sentimientos, incluso cuando le ponga freno al comportamiento inaceptable. "Sé que te sientes frustrado por la lectura, pero debes continuar intentándolo". Pregúntele por qué se siente de ese modo, y qué piensa qué podría ayudarlo. http://niswc.com/26aGC320271
19 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Acknowledging bad feelings helps your child move beyond them: Many parents tend to dismiss their children's negative feelings. They respond to "I hate reading" with "Don't be silly." But acknowledging your child's feelings can help him move on to finding solutions. Accept his feelings, even as you stop his unacceptable behavior. "I know you're feeling frustrated by reading, but you need to keep trying." Ask why he feels as he does, and what he thinks might help. http://niswc.com/16aGC320271
19 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
1/8/2020: Students return to school!
19 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
RJH Lady Falcon Basketball vs Caldwell @away, Jan 9, 5:00 PM
20 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
This week in High School Basketball: Royal Falcon Basketball vs El Campo @away, Jan 7 from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM. Royal Lady Falcon Basketball vs El Campo @away, Jan 7 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
20 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
What do YOU love about Royal ISD? To join the initiative to share the story of Royal ISD, visit me from 5pm-6pm on Monday 1/13/20 in the RISD Administration building. I'll also be collecting notes to show our School Board how much we appreciate them. See you soon!
20 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Averigüe quiénes trabajan en la escuela: ¿Sabe cuál es el nombre del director de la escuela? ¿El del consejero de su joven? ¿Y el del enfermero? Nunca es demasiado tarde para conocer a las personas clave que trabajan en la escuela. Una estupenda manera de hacerlo es ofrecerse como voluntario para una actividad escolar que sea importante para su joven. Mientras lo haga, tómese el tiempo de hablar con el personal escolar. Cuanto más conozca a los educadores que trabajan en la escuela, mejor será la experiencia de su hijo en ella. http://niswc.com/46aFC320271
20 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Find out who's who at the school: Do you know the school principal's name? The name of your teen's counselor? The nurse? It's never too late to meet the key people at school. One good way is to volunteer for a school activity that is important to your teen. While you're at it, take time to talk with school personnel. The more you know the educators who work with your teen, the smoother her journey through school will be. http://niswc.com/36aFC320271
20 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Los quehaceres son útiles para enseñar responsabilidad: Los estudios revelan que los niños que se encargan de algunos quehaceres del hogar tienen más probabilidades de rendir bien en la escuela. Una de las razones es que los quehaceres ayudan a los niños a adquirir responsabilidad. Dele a su hijo opciones para que escoja qué tarea realizar. Enséñele cómo abordar los quehaceres un paso por vez. Luego elogie su esfuerzo de manera específica: "Hiciste la cama con mucho cuidado. Gracias por ayudar a que la casa esté ordenada". http://niswc.com/26aFC320271
20 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Chores teach useful lessons in responsibility: Studies show that kids who do chores at home are more likely to achieve in school. One reason is that chores help kids develop responsibility. Give your child a choice of chores to do. Teach her how to tackle the tasks one step at a time. Then praise her efforts with specifics: "You made your bed neatly. Thanks for helping to make our home tidy." http://niswc.com/16aFC320271
20 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
1/7/2020: Royal Lady Falcon Basketball vs El Campo @away, 4:30 pm
20 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
1/7/2020: Royal Falcon Basketball vs El Campo @away, Noon
20 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Cree con su joven algunos 'rituales' sencillos para su familia: Los rituales estrechan los lazos de los miembros familiares y les dan a los estudiantes un sentido de pertenencia. Pídale a su joven que lo ayude a crear algunos rituales para celebrar los acontecimientos especiales de su familia. No hace falta que sean elaborados; solo deben ayudar a su familia a pasar tiempo junta. Si los rituales pueden ser al aire libre, como dar una caminata para celebrar un cumpleaños, ¡estupendo! Su joven sabrá que su familia se mantendrá unida. http://niswc.com/46aEC320271
21 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Create some simple family rituals with your teen: Family rituals bring family members together and give students a sense of belonging. Ask your teen to help you create some rituals to celebrate your family's important events. They don't have to be elaborate; they should just help your family enjoy time together. If rituals can be outdoors, like going for a hike to celebrate a birthday, that's great! Your teen will know your family stands together, even in a great big world. http://niswc.com/36aEC320271
21 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Ayude a su hijo a convertir las palabras en imágenes: Muchos estudiantes tienen un problema de lectura muy común: si bien ellos reconocen las palabras individuales de un texto, tienen dificultad para comprender el significado en su totalidad. Ayude a su hijo a aprender a visualizar lo que lee. Cuando él le lea a usted, describa las imágenes que se imagina. O ayúdelo a hacer dibujos o diagramas de las acciones de la historia. Incluso podría representarla y pedirle a su hijo que describa lo que ve. http://niswc.com/26aEC320271
21 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Help your child turn words into pictures: Many students struggle with a common reading problem. They can recognize the individual words in a passage, but they have trouble understanding the overall meaning. Help your child learn to visualize. When he reads to you, describe the images that occur to you. Or, help him draw pictures or diagrams of the story's action. You could even act out the story, and have your child describe what he sees. http://niswc.com/16aEC320271
21 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
La ayuda de un compañero podría aliviar el estrés escolar: Atravesar un cambio significativo, como el inicio de un trimestre con clases rigurosas o cambiarse a una escuela nueva, puede estresar a los estudiantes. Si este es el caso de su joven, considere pedirle a la escuela que le presenten a un compañero que tenga más experiencia. Un estudiante que haga de mentor podría estudiar con su joven y ayudarlo a adquirir habilidades, o fortalecer su vínculo con la escuela al mostrarle el lugar y sugerirle actividades extracurriculares. http://niswc.com/46aDC320271
22 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Help from a fellow student may ease school stress: Big changes at school, such as a new semester with tough classes or a move to a new school, can stress teens out. If this is the case for your teen, consider asking the school to connect him with a more experienced student. A student mentor could study with your teen and help him build skills, or develop your teen's school connection by showing him around and suggesting some after-school activities. http://niswc.com/36aDC320271
22 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Anime a su hijo a hablar sobre la lectura: Cuando los niños hablan de la lectura, se entusiasman más sobre ella y piensan más profundamente en lo que leen. Para animar a su hijo a hablar de lo que está leyendo, hágale preguntas como: ¿Se desarrolló la historia como pensaste que lo haría? Si fueras el personaje principal, ¿qué hubieras hecho de manera diferente? ¿Cómo se diferenciaría la historia si hubiera transcurrido en el lugar donde vivimos? http://niswc.com/26aDC320271
22 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Encourage your child to talk about reading: When kids talk about reading, they get more excited about it. They think about what they read more deeply. To encourage your child to talk about what she's reading, ask a few questions, such as: Did the story turn out the way you thought it would? If you were the main character, what would you have done differently? How would the story be different if it took place where we live? http://niswc.com/16aDC320271
22 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
1/6/2020 and 1/7/2020: Teacher In-Service Days
22 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Ayude a su joven a prepararse para el éxito en los exámenes importantes: Algunos de los exámenes que su joven rendirá en la escuela son muy importantes, pues pueden afectar su futuro. Para que obtenga los mejores resultados, ayúdelo a reconocer que los exámenes son simplemente una parte de la vida. Cuéntele sobre los exámenes que usted ha rendido, tanto en la escuela como fuera de ella, y de cómo su actitud marcó una diferencia. También puede ayudarlo a practicar cómo seguir instrucciones. Luego, antes de un examen importante, verifique que duerma lo suficiente la noche anterior y tome un desayuno nutritivo. http://niswc.com/46aCC320271
23 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Set your teen up to succeed on high stakes tests: Some of the tests your teen will take in school have high stakes; they can affect her future. For the best results, help your teen recognize that tests are just a part of life. Discuss tests you've taken, both in school and out, and how your attitude made a difference. You can also help her practice following instructions. Then, before a big test, make sure she gets a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast. http://niswc.com/36aCC320271
23 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Utilice una hoja de tareas para organizar el esfuerzo de su hijo: Haga una hoja semanal de tareas para ayudar a su hijo a organizarse. Escriba los días de la semana a lo largo del margen superior de una hoja de papel. Enumere las materias (Inglés, Matemáticas, Lectura, Estudios Sociales, Ciencias) sobre el margen izquierdo. Durante el día escolar, su hijo puede escribir allí los trabajos que le asignan, y usted puede revisarlos y firmarlos cuando él los haya terminado. Dígale que guarde la hoja donde ambos puedan verla. http://niswc.com/26aCC320271
23 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Organize homework efforts with an assignment sheet: Help your child get organized by creating a weekly homework assignment sheet. Write the days of the week across the top of a piece of paper, and list his subjects: English, Math, Reading, Social Studies, Science, etc. down the left side. Your child can write his assignments in at school, and you can review them and initial when they are complete. Have him store the sheet where you both will see it. http://niswc.com/16aCC320271
23 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Reminder to complete the RISD Bond Survey by 1/17/2020! https://www.royal-isd.net/article/172610?org=royal-isd
23 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
The Royal Falcons defeated Crockett high school by a score of 6-0 to begin the Madisonville tournament. We are back in action tomorrow at 8 AM vs Livingston and 2:15 vs. Westwood. #WhyNotUs?
23 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Comente cómo lee cuando quiere obtener información: Probablemente su joven ya sepa leer, pero ¿sabe cómo leer para informarse? Para ayudarlo a aprender, hable con él sobre cómo lo hace usted. Por ejemplo, cuando lee un manual de instrucciones, ¿revisa el material primero al leer los títulos y mirar las imágenes? ¿Lee una sección corta, se fija si la comprende y luego continúa con la lectura? Es probable que las estrategias que le funcionan a usted también le funcionen a su joven. http://niswc.com/46aBC320271
24 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Discuss ways you tackle informational reading: Your teen may know how to read, but does he know how to read for information? Help him learn by talking about how you do it. When you read an instructional manual, for example, do you preview the text by reading the headings and looking at the pictures? Do you read a short section, see if you understand it, and move on? Odds are, the strategies that work for you will work for your teen. http://niswc.com/36aBC320271
24 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Para captar la atención de su hijo, hable suavemente: Si "Tú nunca me escuchas" es una frase que se repite mucho en su casa, usted puede mejorar la comunicación de su familia. Si su hijo no le presta atención, resista el deseo de gritar. En cambio, susúrrele. Él le prestará atención a todas las palabras que diga. Luego devuélvale el favor, y préstele atención cuando le habla. http://niswc.com/26aBC320271
24 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
To get your child's attention, try speaking softly: If "You never listen to me" is a common saying at your house, you can improve your family's two-way communication. If your child is not paying attention, resist the inclination to yell. Whisper instead. She'll hang on every word. Then return the favor and give your child your undivided attention. http://niswc.com/16aBC320271
24 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
1/3/3029: Royal Lady Falcon Basketball vs El Campo @away 4:30 pm
24 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
1/3/3029: Royal Falcon Basketball vs Wharton @ home noon
24 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
1/3/3029: Royal Lady Falcon Soccer vs Cypress Creek @home 5 pm
24 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Sugiera estrategias para mejorar la memoria a largo plazo: Hay muchas técnicas que pueden ayudar a su joven a recordar el material que estudia. Anímelo a resumir los conceptos principales en una tarjeta y pegarla con cinta adhesiva en un lugar que vea con frecuencia. Ayúdelo a pensar maneras de relacionar el material con la información que ya sabe. Su joven también podría grabar el material y luego escucharlo, o convertir la información en una canción o rap. Revisar el material repetidas veces durante un período de tiempo también lo ayudará a recordar la información durante más tiempo. http://niswc.com/46aAC320271
25 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Suggest strategies to improve long-term memory: Several techniques can help your teen remember the material she studies. Encourage her to summarize key concepts on an index card and tape it where she'll see it often. Help her brainstorm ways to relate the material to things she already knows. Your teen might also record the material and play it back to herself, or turn the information into a song or rap. Reviewing the material repeatedly over time will also help her remember it longer. http://niswc.com/36aAC320271
25 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Recuerde estos 10 puntos para tener una relación sólida con su hijo: El tiempo es limitado, y usted quiere ser el mejor padre para su hijo. Lo será si tiene presentes los siguientes 10 elementos relacionados con una estrecha relación entre padres e hijos: cariño, abrazos, compromiso, compañerismo, conversación, consistencia, quehaceres, creatividad, conexiones y cultura. Dele un poco de cada uno de estos elementos a su hijo hoy. http://niswc.com/26aAC320271
25 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
For a strong parent-child relationship, remember 10 C's: Time is limited and you want to be the best parent you can be. You will be when you keep these 10 C's of a strong parent-child relationship in mind: caring, cuddling, commitment, companionship, conversation, consistency, chores, creativity, connections and culture. Give your child some of each today. http://niswc.com/16aAC320271
25 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Welcome to 2020!
25 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Falcon Soccer - Madisonville Tournament, 1/2/2020 to 1/5/2020
25 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Happy New Year's from RISD!
25 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Get set for the best year yet: As winter break nears an end, help your child gear up to go back to school! Together, set some new learning goals. Make a new activity schedule that includes enough time for homework, reading and playing, too. If you need to, reestablish a reasonable school-night bedtime and revive a family reading time. And be sure to remind your child that school is important and you expect him to do his best. http://niswc.com/15leC320271
26 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Comprométase ahora a pasar tiempo con su joven este nuevo año: Se requiere tiempo para construir un vínculo con su joven que apoye el rendimiento escolar. Cuando se preparen para el 2020, planifiquen maneras de pasar tiempo juntos. Programen actividades para hacer en familia. Marquen el tiempo que pasarán juntos en el calendario de todo el año. Determinen que estos momentos son inamovibles, al punto de que solo la visita de un líder mundial podría interferir con ellos. Luego cumplan con estos momentos, y disfrute de un vínculo estrecho con su joven. http://niswc.com/45ldC320271
26 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Commit now to time with your teen in the new year: It takes time to build the kind of connection with your teen that supports school achievement. As you prepare for 2020, plan ways to spend time together. Schedule activities to do as a family. Block out family time on your calendar for the entire year. Declare these times so untouchable that only a visit from a world leader could interfere. Then follow through and enjoy a strengthened bond with your teen. http://niswc.com/35ldC320271
26 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Fomente propósitos que mejoren el aprendizaje: ¡Llegó el momento de hacer propósitos! Piense con su joven en los hábitos negativos que han afectado su trabajo escolar, la vida familiar y los amigos. Luego ayúdelo a hacer algunos propósitos para reemplazar estos hábitos negativos por otros que sean positivos. Por ejemplo, podría decidir que seguirá un horario fijo de estudio u organizará sus papeles para poder encontrar lo que necesita. Hable de los pasos que deberá dar para cumplir con sus propósitos y de maneras en que usted puede ayudarlo. http://niswc.com/45leC320271
27 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Encourage resolutions that improve learning: It's resolution time! With your teen, brainstorm a list of negative habits that have affected his schoolwork, family life and friends. Then help him make a few resolutions to replace negative habits with positive ones. For example, he might resolve to follow a set study schedule or organize his papers so he can find things. Discuss steps he can take to keep his resolutions, and ways you can help. http://niswc.com/35leC320271
27 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Comprométase ahora a pasar tiempo con su joven este nuevo año: Se requiere tiempo para construir un vínculo con su joven que apoye el rendimiento escolar. Cuando se preparen para el 2020, planifiquen maneras de pasar tiempo juntos. Programen actividades para hacer en familia. Marquen el tiempo que pasarán juntos en el calendario de todo el año. Determinen que estos momentos son inamovibles, al punto de que solo la visita de un líder mundial podría interferir con ellos. Luego cumplan con estos momentos, y disfrute de un vínculo estrecho con su joven. http://niswc.com/45ldC320271
27 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Algunas veces, decir 'no' es positivo: ¿Acaso sus días son tan ocupados que siente que no tiene suficiente tiempo para estar con su familia o ayudar a su hijo a aprender? No es el único. Este es un buen momento para revisar su agenda. Piense en todas las cosas que les demandan tiempo a usted y su hijo. Luego considere decir no a algunas de ellas. Cuando diga no a algunas peticiones, también le estará diciendo sí a pasar tiempo con su hijo y a hacer las cosas que realmente importan. http://niswc.com/25ldC320271
27 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Sometimes, 'no' is a positive thing to say: Is your life so busy you feel you don't have enough time for family or to help your child learn? You're not alone. This is a good time to review your schedules. Think of all the demands on your time and your child's. Then consider saying no to some of them. When you say no to some requests, you are also saying yes to more time with your child and doing what really matters. http://niswc.com/15ldC320271
27 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Haga una revisión de fin de año para ayudar a su joven a mirar hacia adelante: Las vacaciones de invierno son un momento ideal para tomarse el tiempo de revisar lo que va del año escolar y ayudar a su joven a trazarse metas nuevas. Aquí tiene algunas preguntas para comenzar la conversación: ¿Puedes contarme sobre un momento de este año en el que tu esfuerzo dio frutos? ¿Hay algo que desearías haber hecho de manera diferente? ¿Qué has aprendido de ti mismo? Luego dígale que planifique maneras de alcanzar sus metas, y cómo celebrará cuando lo haga. http://niswc.com/45lcC320271
28 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Use a year-end review to help your teen look ahead: Winter break is an ideal time to review the school year so far and help your teen set new goals. Here are some questions to get the conversation started: Can you tell me about a time this year when your hard work really paid off? Is there anything you wish you'd done differently? What have you learned about yourself? Then have your teen plan ways to achieve her goals and how to celebrate when she does. http://niswc.com/35lcC320271
28 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
No necesita un laboratorio para mejorar las habilidades científicas: Usted puede ayudar a su hijo a practicar en casa muchas de las habilidades que necesita para tener éxito en ciencias. Para agudizar su capacidad de observación, hágale preguntas que lo obliguen a prestar atención a los detalles pequeños. Muéstrele cómo clasificar cosas en grupos basándose en sus características. Y anímelo a hacer predicciones de cómo funciona el mundo y luego evaluarlas: "¿Cuánto tardará en derretirse un cubo de hielo en la encimera?" http://niswc.com/25lcC320271
28 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
You don't need a lab to sharpen science skills: Many of the skills your child will need for success in science are things you can help her practice at home. To sharpen her powers of observation, ask questions that invite her to notice small details. Show her how to classify by sorting things into groups based on their characteristics. And encourage her to make and test predictions about how the world works: "How fast will an ice cube melt on the counter?" http://niswc.com/15lcC320271
28 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Lady Falcon Basketball vs Sealy @away, 12pm, 12/30/2019
28 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
12/30/2019: Royal Lady Falcon Basketball vs Sealy @away noon
28 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Don't forget to vote for Royal in the Cool Schools contest! The winning district will receive a free TV segment to tell the world what makes RISD a great place to learn! The contest ends 1/12/2020. https://www.gopublicgulfcoast.com/features-events/cool-schools/#/questions/
29 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Enseñe trucos de edición para mejorar la escritura de su joven: Los estudiantes no siempre saben qué buscar cuando corrigen sus propios trabajos escritos. Para ayudar a su joven, anímelo a leer su trabajo en voz alta. Debería preguntarse a sí mismo, "¿Tiene sentido? ¿Las ideas fluyen entre las oraciones y los párrafos?" A medida que lea, puede eliminar las palabras extra y utilizadas en exceso. Antes de entregar su trabajo, debería revisarlo detenidamente y asegurarse de darle crédito a las fuentes que consultó. http://niswc.com/45lbC320271
29 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Enseñe trucos de edición para mejorar la escritura de su joven: Los estudiantes no siempre saben qué buscar cuando corrigen sus propios trabajos escritos. Para ayudar a su joven, anímelo a leer su trabajo en voz alta. Debería preguntarse a sí mismo, "¿Tiene sentido? ¿Las ideas fluyen entre las oraciones y los párrafos?" A medida que lea, puede eliminar las palabras extra y utilizadas en exceso. Antes de entregar su trabajo, debería revisarlo detenidamente y asegurarse de darle crédito a las fuentes que consultó. http://niswc.com/45lbC320271
29 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Share editing tips to improve your teen's writing: Students don't always know what to look for when editing their own writing. To help your teen, encourage him to read his work aloud. He should ask himself, "Does this make sense? Does it move smoothly from one idea to the next?" As he reads, he can eliminate extra and overused words. Before handing the piece in, he should also proofread it carefully and make sure he has given sources proper credit. http://niswc.com/35lbC320271
29 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Anime a su hijo a esforzarse para volverse más inteligente: Los estudios revelan que las personas que creen en el valor del esfuerzo pueden enfrentar desafíos, aprender de ellos y volverse más inteligentes. Cuando su hijo se tropieza con un obstáculo de aprendizaje, hágale comentarios como, "Sé que puedes hacerlo. ¿Qué otra cosa podrías intentar?" Señale los efectos del esfuerzo: "Estoy seguro de que, si trabajas en tu proyecto todos los días, estarás orgulloso del resultado". Además, elogie la perseverancia: "¡No te diste por vencido hasta resolverlo! Tu esfuerzo te está haciendo más inteligente". http://niswc.com/25lbC320271
29 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Encourage your child to put effort into getting smarter: Studies show that people who believe in the value of hard work can face challenges, learn from them, and get smarter. When your child hits a learning obstacle, say things like, "I know you can do it. What else could you try?" Point out the effects of effort: "If you work on your project every day, you're sure to be proud of the result." Praise his persistence, too: "You didn't give up until you figured it out! Your effort is making you smarter." http://niswc.com/15lbC320271
29 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
CORRECTION: 12/28/2019: Double header against Yates at Royal HS. Girls at noon. Boys at 1:30.
30 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Rete a su joven a interesarse por el medio ambiente Cuidar el medio ambiente es responsabilidad de todos. Para que su joven participe, pídale que piense en maneras de reducir la cantidad de basura que produce su familia. Dígale que ponga sus ideas en práctica y haga una tabla detallada de cuánto ha logrado reducir la basura al final de la semana. Esto tiene una ventaja adicional para él, pues sacar la basura será una carga menos pesada. http://niswc.com/45laC320271
30 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Reminder to complete the RISD Bond Survey by 1/17/2020! https://www.royal-isd.net/article/172610?org=royal-isd
30 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Challenge your teen to take an interest in the environment: Protecting the environment is everyone's responsibility. To engage your teen, ask her to think of ways to reduce the amount of trash your family throws away. Have her put her ideas into action and keep a detailed chart of how much your trash load is reduced by the end of the week. The plus for her? Taking out the trash will be a lighter burden. http://niswc.com/35laC320271
30 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Escoja una 'operación matemática' del día: Antes de que su hijo pueda avanzar a las matemáticas de nivel superior, tendrá que aprender algunas operaciones básicas. Para que esto sea más divertido, enséñele una por día, como 9 por 6 es 54. Rete a su hijo a repetirla con frecuencia: en la ducha, en la parada del autobús y en la fila para el almuerzo. Díganla juntos usando diferentes tonos de voz: alto, bajo y susurrando. Es probable que, al final del día, su hijo sepa muy bien esa operación. http://niswc.com/25laC320271
30 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Choose a 'math fact of the day': Before your child can move on to higher math, she'll have to learn basic math facts. To make it more fun, introduce a daily math fact, such as 9 times 6 equals 54. Challenge your child to repeat it often: in the shower, at the bus stop, in the lunch line. Say it together in different voices: a high voice, a low voice, a whisper. By the end of the day, you'll probably find that your child knows that math fact very well. http://niswc.com/15laC320271
30 days ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Enseñe habilidades de estudio para aliviar la ansiedad por matemáticas: En la escuela secundaria, las clases de matemáticas pueden ser difíciles, y esto les genera ansiedad a algunos jóvenes. Pero adquirir habilidades de estudio sólidas puede ayudarlos a superar el desafío. Anime a su joven a respirar profundamente y a tener una actitud positiva en la clase de matemáticas. Ínstelo a que no postergue la tarea, pues le será más fácil hacerla mientras que la información de la clase está fresca en su mente. Y si tiene alguna duda, su joven podría decirse a sí mismo, "Pediré ayuda cuando termine la clase". http://niswc.com/45lZC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Share study skills that can lessen math anxiety: High school math can be challenging, and some teens develop anxiety about it. But solid study skills can help them rise to the challenge. Encourage your teen to take some deep breaths and stay positive in math class. Urge him not to delay doing the homework. It will be easier when the class is fresh in his mind. And if he's confused, your teen can reassure himself, "As soon as class is over I'm going to ask for help." http://niswc.com/35lZC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
¿Qué viene después de los regalos? Las notas de agradecimiento: Después de un acontecimiento en el que su hijo reciba regalos, escriban notas de agradecimiento. Esto lo ayudará a practicar la escritura y a adquirir valores positivos. Coloque muchos bolígrafos, papeles, tarjetas y estampillas sobre la mesa. Ofrezca un bocadillo, deje que su hijo ponga música, ¡y comiencen a escribir! Anime a su hijo a escribir dos o tres oraciones sentidas y a mencionar el regalo. Dé un buen ejemplo y escriba algunas notas usted mismo. http://niswc.com/25lZC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
What comes after gift-giving? Thank-you notes: After a gift-giving occasion, help your child practice writing skills and build character by having a family thank-you note party. Set out lots of pens, paper, notecards and stamps. Provide a snack and let your child put on some music. Then get writing! Encourage your child to write two or three heartfelt sentences and mention the gift by name. Set an example by writing your own notes. http://niswc.com/15lZC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Dele a su joven oportunidades de ser generoso: Las fiestas son un momento ideal para enseñarles a los jóvenes a ser generosos. Su joven puede aprender a dar simplemente haciéndolo. Anímelo a ayudar a preparar comidas o escoger regalos para miembros familiares. Sugiérale que prepare una canasta con alimentos para una familia necesitada o haga un mandado para un amigo de la tercera edad. Su joven aprenderá que ser generoso no solo ayuda a los demás, sino que también lo hace sentirse bien consigo mismo. http://niswc.com/45lYC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Give your teen opportunities to be generous: Holidays are a great time to teach teens generosity. Your teen can learn to give simply by doing it. Encourage her to help prepare meals or choose gifts for family members. Suggest that she prepare a basket of food for a family in need or run an errand for an elderly friend. Your teen will learn that being generous not only helps others, it helps her feel good about herself. http://niswc.com/35lYC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Siempre es un buen momento para enviarle notas a su hijo: Enviar notas es una estupenda manera de fomentar la lectura y transmitirle su amor a su hijo. Para que sus notas sean aún más especiales, reutilice las tarjetas que su familia reciba durante las fiestas. Simplemente recorte las tapas coloridas y escriba mensajes cariñosos en el reverso. Una ilustración bonita con el mensaje "Tú alegras mi vida" hará que su hijo se sienta feliz. Agrégueles sus propios toques creativos a las tarjetas y utilícelas todo el año. http://niswc.com/25lYC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
It's always the season for sending notes to your child: Sending notes is a great way to encourage reading and make your child feel loved. Make your notes extra-special by reusing the seasonal greeting cards your family receives. Just cut off the colorful card fronts, flip them over and write caring messages. A winter scene with "You warm my heart" on the back can make your child's day. Add your own creative touches to the cards and use them all year long. http://niswc.com/15lYC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Merry Christmas from RISD!
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Reconozca el esfuerzo de su joven: En general, para obtener resultados excelentes, es necesario trabajar con dedicación. A su joven le agradará que usted reconozca cuando hace su mayor esfuerzo. Para motivarlo, continúe diciéndole cosas como, "Veo que has progresado mucho en el proyecto desde la semana pasada. Consultaste más fuentes y agregaste detalles interesantes. Apuesto a que se siente maravilloso ver que tu esfuerzo ha mejorado tanto tu proyecto". http://niswc.com/45lXC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Recognize when your teen is working hard: Excellent results usually require lots of hard work. Your teen will appreciate it if you notice when he's trying his best. You can motivate him to continue by saying things like, "I can see you've done a lot of work on that project since last week. You've consulted more sources and added interesting details. It must feel great to know your efforts have improved it so much." http://niswc.com/35lXC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Dele instrucciones a su hijo para que encuentre un tesoro escondido Para mejorar la capacidad de su hijo de seguir instrucciones orales, organice una búsqueda del tesoro: Esconda un juguete o una moneda, y luego dígale a su hijo exactamente cómo encontrarlo. La primera vez, hágalo simple y dele solo dos o tres instrucciones. Dígale que cierre los ojos y se visualice realizando los pasos. Pídale que repita las instrucciones y luego las lleve a cabo. Podría ir aumentando la complejidad de las instrucciones a medida que su hijo mejore. http://niswc.com/25lXC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Give your child directions to hidden treasure: To improve your child's ability to follow verbal instructions, play a treasure hunt game: Hide a small toy or coin, then tell your child exactly how to find it. Start simply, by giving only two or three instructions. Have him close his eyes and visualize carrying out the steps. Ask him to repeat the directions, then follow them. You can increase the complexity of your instructions as your child's skill improves. http://niswc.com/15lXC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Memorizar activamente ayuda a los jóvenes a recordar lo que leen: Los jóvenes pasan mucho tiempo leyendo libros de texto. Sin embargo, los estudios revelan que la mayoría se olvidan aproximadamente la mitad de lo que leen después de 15 minutos. Memorizar el material de inmediato puede ayudar a su joven a fijarlo en su mente. Después de leer, anímelo a recitar los puntos principales de lo que leyó o a tomar apuntes de la información importante. También podría comentar el material con usted o responder las preguntas que aparecen al final del capítulo. http://niswc.com/45lWC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Active recall helps teens remember what they read: Teens spend a lot of time reading textbooks. But research shows that most of them forget about half of what they read within 15 minutes. Recalling the material right away can help your teen reinforce it in her mind. After she reads, encourage her to recite the highlights of what she read or make notes on the important content. She could also discuss the material with you or answer the questions at the end of the chapter. http://niswc.com/35lWC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Ayude a su hijo a evitar errores que agravan los problemas: Saber cómo resolver problemas es una parte fundamental del aprendizaje. Existen muchas maneras de abordar un problema, pero algunas estrategias nunca funcionan. Enséñele a su hijo que nunca debe ignorar los problemas con un maestro, compañero de clase o trabajo asignado, pues no desaparecerán y podrían empeorar. Enojarse y darse por vencido tampoco es útil. Si una solución no funciona, anímelo a probar otra y a seguir intentándolo. http://niswc.com/25lWC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Help your child avoid pitfalls that make problems worse Knowing how to solve problems is a critical part of learning. There are many ways to approach a problem, but some strategies never work. Teach your child that she should never ignore a problem with a teacher, classmate or assignment. It won't go away and could even get worse. Getting mad won't help, and neither will quitting. If one solution doesn't work, encourage your child to try another, and to keep trying. http://niswc.com/15lWC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Ayude a su joven a explorar las carreras profesionales: Su joven no debe esperar hasta graduarse para comenzar a capacitarse para un empleo. Sugiérale que busque clases técnicas o vocacionales en campos como diseño web, contabilidad y otras habilidades rentables. Los trabajos voluntarios y las pasantías también pueden brindarle experiencia práctica. Anímelo a buscar una persona en la comunidad que se desempeñe en un empleo que le interese, y luego pregunte si esa persona lo dejaría trabajar como pasante. http://niswc.com/45lVC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Help your teen explore career training options: Your teen doesn't have to wait until graduation to get started on job training. Suggest that he look into technical or vocational classes in fields such as website design, accounting and other marketable skills. Volunteer jobs and internships can also provide practical experience. Encourage your teen to find someone in the community who is doing a job that interests him, and ask if that person will let him work as an intern. http://niswc.com/35lVC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Pruebe diversas maneras de ayudar a su hijo con la ortografía: Existe más de una manera de ayudar a su hijo a aprender ortografía. Dígale que escriba cada palabra entre cinco y 10 veces antes de pasar a la próxima. También podría escribir cada palabra en letra grande, y decirle a su hijo que las trace con el dedo hasta que pueda escribirlas de memoria. O grabe un audio mientras dicta las palabras haciendo una pausa entre cada una para que las escriba. Así, su hijo podrá practicarlas por su propia cuenta. http://niswc.com/25lVC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Try a variety of ways to help your child with spelling: There's more than one way to help your child learn spelling words. Have him write each word five to 10 times before moving on to the next. You can also write each word in large letters and have your child trace them with his finger until he can write them from memory. Or dictate the words into a recorder, with pauses in between to allow time for him to write them down. Now your child can practice on his own. http://niswc.com/15lVC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Varsity soccer (in blue) defeated the alumni (in yellow) 3-1 behind goals from Samuel Rivas and Edgar Guerrero. The Falcons are now 3-0 on the season. Action will resume at the Madisonville tournament on January 2-4.
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Para apoyar a su joven, fomente la autosuficiencia: La próxima etapa en la vida de su joven es la adultez, y eso implica ocuparse de sí mismo. Para prepararlo, no haga por él lo que puede hacer por sí mismo. Haga hincapié en la relación entre las decisiones y las consecuencias, e ínstelo a considerar los posibles resultados antes de actuar. Su joven probablemente cometerá errores, pero no vuelva a hacer ni "arregle" las cosas por él. En cambio, pregúntele qué aprendió. http://niswc.com/45lUC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Support your teen by encouraging self-sufficiency: The next stage in life for your teen is adulthood, and that involves taking care of herself. To prepare her, don't do things for her that she can do for herself. Emphasize the connection between choices and results, and urge her to consider possible outcomes before she acts. Your teen will probably make mistakes, but don't redo or "fix" things for her. Instead, ask her what she learned. http://niswc.com/35lUC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Cuando no puedan estar juntos, manténganse en contacto por escrito: Si su frenético horario laboral hace que sea difícil mantenerse en contacto con su hijo, utilice un cuaderno para promover la comunicación. Escríbale una nota a su hijo todos los días. Cuéntele sobre las cosas importantes que sucedieron ese día. Recuérdele de cualquier cosa que deba hacer. Infórmele sobre acontecimientos futuros. Luego deje el cuaderno para que su hijo lo lea. Pídale que le escriba a usted contándole sobre su día. http://niswc.com/25lUC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
When you can't be together, connect in writing: If your hectic work schedule is making it hard to stay connected with your child, try using a notebook to aid communication. Every day, write your child a note. Tell her about special things that happened that day. Remind her of anything that she needs to do. Let her know about things that are coming up. Then leave the notebook for your child to read. Ask her to write you back and fill you in about her day. http://niswc.com/15lUC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Youth suicide rates are on the rise in the U.S. In 2007, the youth suicide rate was 6.8 per 100,000 people. It rose to 10.6 by 2017. Use the tips in https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/youth-suicide-rates-are-on-the-rise-in-the-u-s to start talking about it with your kids.
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
RHS Scholarship Dinner, 7pm, 12/21/2019
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Ayude a su joven a hacer preguntas analíticas: Con frecuencia, los educadores hablan del razonamiento analítico. Dicho simplemente, cada vez que los estudiantes analizan algo y se hacen preguntas están razonando. Para ayudar a su joven a pensar críticamente sobre algo, dígale que se pregunte: ¿Tiene sentido? ¿Está respaldado por hechos? Si se trata de una opinión, ¿está de acuerdo? Ínstelo a tener una mente abierta y no aceptar ni rechazar una idea nueva sin analizarla. http://niswc.com/45lTC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Help your teen ask critical thinking questions: Educators talk a lot about critical thinking. Simply put, anytime students think things over, asking questions in their minds, they are thinking critically. To help your teen think critically about something, have him stop and ask himself: Does it make sense? Is it supported by facts? If it's an opinion, does he agree? Urge him to keep an open mind and not accept or dismiss a new idea without thinking it through. http://niswc.com/35lTC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Escoja regalos que fomenten la creatividad y la interacción: Su tiempo y atención son los mejores regalos que puede darle a su hijo. Pero a la hora de seleccionar regalos materiales, piense en los artículos sin pantallas que fomenten la creatividad y la interacción. Los regalos como títeres de mano, pelotas, artesanías, cuerdas para saltar y juegos de mesa son estupendos para los niños de cinco a nueve años. Para los niños mayores, los regalos relacionados con sus pasatiempos y actividades científicas son ideales. Y los libros siempre son una estupenda opción para los niños de todas las edades. http://niswc.com/25lTC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Choose gifts that promote creativity and interaction: Your time and attention are the best gifts you can give your child. But when considering material gifts, think about screen-free items that allow creativity and interaction. Gifts like hand puppets, balls, crafts, jump ropes and table games are great for children ages five to nine. For older children, gifts related to hobbies and scientific activities are ideal. And books are always a great option for children of all ages. http://niswc.com/15lTC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal ISD wishes all of you a happy and safe Christmas and New Years! See you January 8!
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Congratulations to the winners of the RISD Administration Ugly Sweater Contest! Stephanie Hein: Biggest Eyesore. Gracie Espinoza: Most Disturbing. Made by Grandma: Sandy Mayberry. Most Clever: Rachel Emerson.
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Falcon Soccer Alumni Game, 7pm, Friday 12/20/2019
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Men’s soccer is now 2-0 on the year with wins over Katy Taylor High School (6A JV) by a score of 3-0 and Hempstead High school with a score of 8-0. Well done!
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
¡No espere! Comience los preparativos para la universidad ahora: Pensar en la universidad no es solo para los estudiantes del último año de secundaria. Sin importar la edad de su joven, hay maneras importantes de prepararse. Los estudiantes de intermedia deberían concentrarse en adquirir habilidades de estudio. Los estudiantes del noveno grado deberían comenzar a elaborar un plan de cuatro años con las clases que cursarán para cumplir con los requisitos de admisión a la universidad. Los estudiantes del décimo grado deberían cursar clases rigurosas y prepararse para rendir el SAT o ACT. Los estudiantes del undécimo grado deberían hacer todo lo anterior y también investigar (y de ser posible, visitar) las universidades que más les gustan. http://niswc.com/45lSC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Don't wait! Start college preparations now: Thinking about college is not just for high school seniors. No matter your student's age, there are important ways she can prepare. Middle schoolers should work on developing study skills. Ninth graders should be making a four-year plan of courses to fulfill college admission requirements. Tenth graders should be taking rigorous courses and preparing to take the SAT or ACT. Eleventh graders should do all of the above and should be researching (and visiting, if possible) the colleges they like most. http://niswc.com/35lSC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Cómo evitar la disminución en la lectura típica de cuarto grado: Es común que los niños sufran una disminución en la lectura alrededor de cuarto grado. Los libros que comienzan a leer son más difíciles, y la concentración de los estudiantes se ve reducida. Para cerciorarse de que su hijo continúe leyendo, no deje de leer con él. Su participación le muestra que la lectura es importante. Busque material de lectura relacionado con los intereses de su hijo. Limite el tiempo que pasa frente a la pantalla, y deje que se aburra algunas veces. Pues cuando esto sucede, podría abrir un libro y leer. http://niswc.com/25lSC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
What to do when the 'fourth-grade reading slump' strikes: It's common for kids to hit a reading slump around fourth grade. The books get harder and the students' concentration decreases. To ensure that your child keeps reading, continue to read with him. Your involvement shows him that reading is important. Look for reading materials that match your child's interests. Limit his screen time, and let your child be bored sometimes. He just might pick up a book. http://niswc.com/15lSC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Countdown to launch! The new RISD website will be unveiled tomorrow (12/19/19) around noon!
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Go Public Gulf Coast wants to know which of their Cool Schools is the best! Visit the following link and click Royal. Please share with your friends on social media to spread the word. https://www.gopublicgulfcoast.com/features-events/cool-schools/#/questions/
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Congratulations to the winners of the RHS door decorating contest! 1st Place: Lynette Beyer. 2nd Place: Paiten Criss. 3rd Place: RHS Counseling Staff.
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Anime a su lector reacio a leer algo corto: Muchos estudiantes nunca aprenden a ver la lectura como una actividad divertida. Para animar a su joven a leer por placer, sugiérale que lea una colección de cuentos o poemas. De este modo, si uno de ellos no le agrada, puede pasar al próximo. Si hay un autor que le gusta, sugiérale que lea otras obras que haya publicado. También podría disfrutar de leer la biografía de su escritor favorito. http://niswc.com/45lRC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Encourage a reluctant reader to try something short: Too many students never learn to see reading as something they can do for fun. To encourage your teen to read for pleasure, suggest he try reading a collection of short stories or poems. If he doesn't like one poem or story, he can move on to another. If he finds one he likes, suggest that he read other works by the same author. Your teen may also enjoy reading a biography of a writer whose works he likes. http://niswc.com/35lRC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
RISD demonstrates its commitment to the success of new teachers with its Teacher Support Sessions. The most recent session was held on 12/10/19 and covered Positive Student Behavior.
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Don't let absenteeism threaten your child's education: It seems obvious to say that kids need to be in school to learn. But studies continually show how important attendance really is. Absenteeism in kindergarten can influence whether a child gets held back in third grade. Frequent absences later on increase the chances a student will drop out of school altogether. Absenteeism is reversible, so make sure your child arrives at school on time, every day. http://niswc.com/15lRC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Want to keep your kids engaged in a fun way during the break? Parents can share these fun challenge questions and resources with their kids to keep them engaged and thinking outside of school. https://mashupmath.com/blog/2017/1/7/are-you-ready-for-17-awesome-new-math-challenges
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Jr High Band Concert, 6pm, 12/17/2019
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Elementary School Christmas Concert, Wednesday 12/18/2019, 5:30pm
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Reminder! Thursday 12/19/19 is the last day of school before the holiday break. Staff returns on Monday January 6 and students return on Wednesday January 8. RISD wishes you a very merry Christmas and happy New Years!
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Falcon Soccer vs Hempstead @ home, 5pm Tuesday 12/17/19 -- Good luck!
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Para el éxito en los exámenes, hay que hacer primero lo primero: Hacer algunas cosas antes de comenzar a responder las preguntas puede marcar una diferencia en el puntaje que su joven obtiene en un examen. Enséñele a escribir la información clave que ha estudiado, como fórmulas o fechas, en el margen superior para que pueda usarlas como referencia mientras responde las preguntas. Luego puede leer las instrucciones cuidadosamente y determinar cuánto tiempo puede dedicarle a cada una. Así estará preparado para rendir su máximo potencial. http://niswc.com/45lQC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
For test success, do first things first: Doing a few things before she starts answering questions can make a difference to your teen's score on a test. Teach your teen to write down key information she's studied, like formulas or dates, at the top so she'll have them to refer to when answering questions. Then she should read the instructions carefully and figure out how much time she has for each question. Now she's ready to do her best. http://niswc.com/35lQC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Estos regalos para su hijo no tienen precio: Cuando piense en los regalos que le quiere dar a su hijo, recuerde que hay algunos que solo usted puede obsequiarle. Uno de ellos es su tiempo, que puede pasar escuchándolo, leyendo con él, ayudándolo y divirtiéndose juntos. Otro es la comprensión. Si su hijo comete un error, escúchelo antes de regañarlo. También, obséquiele su confianza. Si usted muestra que cree en su hijo, lo ayudará a creer en sí mismo. http://niswc.com/25lQC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
These gifts for your child are beyond price: As you think about giving your child gifts, remember that there are some only you can give her. One is the gift of your time, spent listening, reading together, helping her and having fun with her. Another is the gift of understanding. If your child makes a mistake, listen before you scold. Give her the gift of confidence, too. When you show you believe in her, you help your child believe in herself. http://niswc.com/15lQC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Come support the Royal Falcon Basketball team tonightt! (vs Hempstead @ home Tue, Dec 17, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Interested in learning about the good things happening in SE Texas public schools? Check out www.gopublicgulfcoast.com for resources, school profiles, and more. Make sure you follow them on Facebook and Twitter and check out the Cool Schools spotlight of Royal ISD!
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Pruebe un enfoque diferente para ponerles fin a las discusiones con su joven: Disciplinar a su joven con un tiempo fuera probablemente funcionaba cuando era un niño pequeño. Pero ahora que su triciclo ya le queda pequeño, esta técnica podría parecerle un tanto absurda. Por eso, pruebe darse un tiempo fuera a usted mismo. Si está discutiendo con su joven, dígale con calma, "No voy a discutir por esto contigo". Y luego váyase de la habitación. No hace falta que lo deje solo mucho tiempo. Unos 10 o 15 minutos serán suficientes para comunicarle a su joven el mensaje deseado: usted es el padre, y usted está a cargo. http://niswc.com/45lPC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Try a different kind of time-out to end arguments with your teen: Disciplining your child with a time-out may have worked when he was young. But now that he's outgrown his tricycle, it may seem silly. So give yourself a time-out instead. If you are in an argument with your teen, calmly say, "I am not going to argue with you about this." Then leave the room. You don't have to stay away long. Ten or 15 minutes will send the message you want: You are the parent, and you are in charge. http://niswc.com/35lPC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Ayude a su hijo a practicar maneras de llevarse bien con los demás La capacidad de llevarse bien con los demás es una habilidad social que ayudará a su hijo durante sus años en la escuela. Para desarrollar esta habilidad, enséñele la importancia de ser cortés. Cuando sus amigos están hablando, su hijo debería unirse a la conversación que está tomando lugar en vez de cambiar de tema. Anímelo a preguntarles a otros sobre sus intenciones y deseos. Haga énfasis en la necesidad de tener en cuenta los sentimientos de los demás y respetarlos, aunque no esté de acuerdo. http://niswc.com/25lPC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Help your child practice key ways to get along The ability to get along with people is a social skill that will help your child throughout his school career. To build this skill, teach him the importance of being polite. When friends are talking, your child should enter the ongoing conversation rather than change the subject. Encourage him to ask others about their intentions and wishes. Emphasize the need to consider others' feelings and show respect even when he disagrees. http://niswc.com/15lPC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Congratulations to the RHS girls varsity team, tournament champions at the December 2019 Royal Basketball Tournament!
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
COMING SOON! Be on the lookout for a new RISD website design!
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
How do YOU soar at Royal ISD? RISD needs your help. We will be creating a marketing campaign about why Royal is a great place to live and learn. Please forward your videos and pictures about your successes at RISD. All submissions will be entered into a drawing for prizes. If you are a former student, how did RISD prepare you for your career? If you are a current student, how does your school experience prepare you for your future? If you grew up here and returned to live and work, why? Please consider those questions as you submit your stories, pictures, and videos. #dreamworksoar #madeinroyalisd #royalisd Please send pictures and stories to soar@royal-isd.net
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Mantenga activa la mente de su hijo durante las vacaciones Las vacaciones de invierno son un momento para divertirse. Pero esto no significa que su hijo no pueda mantener la mente activa y continuar aprendiendo. Anímelo a leer por placer. Usted puede ayudarlo a buscar libros de los autores que le gustan, o dígale que vuelva a leer sus libros favoritos. Si su hijo recibe regalos festivos, dígale que escriba notas de agradecimiento. Jueguen a juegos de mesa en familia que requieran habilidades matemáticas o habilidades analíticas de alto nivel. http://niswc.com/25lOC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Keep your child's brain active over break Winter break is a time for fun. But that doesn't mean your child can't also keep her mind sharp and continue learning. Encourage her to read for pleasure. You can help her find books by authors she likes or have her reread old favorites. If your child receives holiday gifts, have her write thank-you notes. Spend some time playing board games as a family that require math or higher-level thinking skills. http://niswc.com/15lOC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Sugiera temas divertidos para que su hijo represente en un gráfico Los gráficos hacen que la información se pueda comprender de un vistazo, y constituyen una importante habilidad matemática para los estudiantes de primaria. Para ayudar a su hijo a fortalecer esta habilidad, anímelo a hacer gráficos durante las vacaciones de invierno. Sugiérale temas que podría representar en un gráfico, como los colores de los automóviles que hay en el vecindario, el número de camisas que tiene cada miembro familiar, o las temperaturas máximas y mínimas de cada día. http://niswc.com/25lNC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Suggest fun things for your child to graph Graphing makes information understandable at a glance, and it is an important math skill for elementary schoolers. To reinforce your child's graphing skills, encourage him to make some graphs over winter break. Suggest topics he might enjoy graphing, such as colors of cars in your neighborhood, the number of T-shirts owned by each member of your family, or the high and low temperature each day. http://niswc.com/15lNC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Today (12/14/2019) in RISD: Royal Falcon and Lady Falcon Basketball Tournament @home. RJH Lady Falcon Basketball Waller Tournament @away.
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
City of Brookshire - Mardi Gras Christmas
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Time well spent networking with the Houston School Public Relations Association to learn new strategies to tell the story of Royal ISD! Be sure you check out Go Public Gulf Coast to learn how they are promoting public schools!https://www.gopublicgulfcoast.com/
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Muéstrele a su hijo de diversas maneras que la educación es importante Si su hijo sabe que la escuela es importante para usted, también se convertirá en algo importante para él. Para mostrarle esto, hable de la escuela todos los días. Dígale por qué valora la educación. Supervise la tarea, y exhiba los trabajos que su hijo haya mejorado y en los que se haya destacado para que todos puedan verlos. Asegúrese de que tenga los materiales escolares que necesita. Y dígale que usted y sus maestros trabajan juntos para ayudarlo a tener éxito en la escuela. http://niswc.com/25lMC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Show your child in many ways that education matters When your child knows that school is important to you, it will become important to her. To show her, talk with your child every day about school. Tell her why you value education. Monitor her homework, and post her improved and successful work for all to see. Be sure your child has the school supplies she needs. And let your child know that you and her teachers are working together to help her succeed in school. http://niswc.com/15lMC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Understanding the issues concerning suicide and mental health is an important way to take part in suicide prevention, help others in crisis, and change the conversation around suicide. https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/how-we-can-all-prevent-suicide/
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
The RHS Cosmetology department will be doing volunteer work at the Nursing Center in Brookshire. Thank you for giving back!
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Their future is bright! RHS Pharmacy Tech students get advice from a professional pharmacist at Walmart Pharmacy. He advised them to be patient and always acknowledge customers, and to always, always be kind.
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Today (12/13/2019) in RISD: Royal Falcon and Lady Falcon Basketball Tournament @ home. STEM PTO Skate Night. RISD Christmas Celebration. Have a great weekend!
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Haga que aliviar el estrés sea parte de su rutina familiar El estrés es parte de la vida cotidiana de las familias ocupadas. Y si su hijo está estresado, su éxito en la escuela podría verse perjudicado. Para aliviar el estrés en su hogar, establezca una rutina tranquila para después de la escuela y el trabajo que permita que su familia se reconecte. Podrían compartir un bocadillo saludable mientras comentan su día. Después de unos 15 minutos, todos estarán renovados y listos para ocuparse de las tareas de la noche, como preparar la cena y hacer la tarea. http://niswc.com/25lLC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Make stress relief a part of your family's routine Stress is all too common in busy families. And when your child is stressed, it can affect his success in school. To reduce stress at home, create a peaceful after-school-and-work routine that lets your family reconnect. You might share a healthy snack while you talk together about the day. After 15 minutes or so, you'll all be more refreshed and ready to take on evening tasks such as cooking dinner or doing homework. http://niswc.com/15lLC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Today (12/12/2019) in RISD: RHS EOC Testing Week. Lady Falcon Basketball vs Bellville @away 5 pm. Falcon Basketball vs LaGrange @home 5 pm.
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Stay in touch with your child's teachers all year long To be an active partner in your child's education, communicate regularly with his teachers. Parent-teacher conferences are a start, but it's also important to stay in touch throughout the year. Ask the teachers for advice on how to help your child learn. Respond to report cards. Provide information about situations affecting your child. You could even say thanks when your child learns a new skill. http://niswc.com/15lJC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Help your child think about the sources of online information Anyone can put up a website, and the digital world is filled with conflicting information. That's why it's important for students to learn to evaluate the material they read online. Does the source have a product to sell or a political agenda? Your child should take that into account. If experts seem to disagree, she should find out why. For example, is one source out of date, since newer research has been done? http://niswc.com/15lKC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Manténgase en contacto con los maestros todo el año Para participar activamente en la educación de su hijo, comuníquese con los maestros regularmente. Las reuniones de padres son un buen comienzo, pero también es importante mantenerse en contacto durante el trascurso del año. Pregúnteles a los maestros cómo usted puede ayudar a su hijo a aprender. Responda a las boletas de calificaciones. Infórmeles sobre las situaciones que están afectando a su hijo. Incluso podría decirles gracias cuando su hijo aprende una habilidad nueva. http://niswc.com/25lJC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
No phone, new friends! Principal encourages students to go phone free and make new friends. https://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Principal-starts-No-phone-new-friends-Friday-lunchtime-tradition--564682071.html
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Today (12/10/2019) in RISD: RHS EOC Testing Week. Lady Falcon Basketball vs Bellville @away 5 pm. Falcon Basketball vs LaGrange @home 5 pm.
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Each week, I post a series of articles to help RISD parents connect with their students. For more information on resources from The Parent Institute, please visit https://www.parent-institute.com/
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Anime a su hijo para que tenga éxito con la tarea Los estudios revelan que los estudiantes tienen una mayor capacidad de abordar con éxito la tarea escolar cuando sus padres los animan en lugar de darles órdenes. Los padres positivos nunca dejan que sus hijos se menosprecien a sí mismos, y constantemente les dicen cosas como, "Sí, es difícil, pero has hecho tareas tan difíciles como esta en el pasado. ¡Tú puedes hacerlo!" De este modo, sus hijos comienzan a creer el mensaje y abordan los desafíos. http://niswc.com/25lIC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Cheer your child on to success with homework Research says that students are better able to tackle challenging homework assignments when their parents act like cheerleaders rather than drill sergeants. Cheerleader parents never let their children put themselves down. They consistently say things like, "Sure, this is hard, but you've done work this hard before. You can do it!" And their children begin to believe the message and rise to the challenge. http://niswc.com/15lIC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Today at RISD: - RES and RJH Benchmark Testing Week: GOOD LUCK! - Houston Food Bank at RHS 4-7 pm - Special and Regular School Board Meeting 6:30 pm
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
To boost interest in reading, connect with authors Encourage your child's interest in reading by helping her find out more about her favorite living author. Most writers love hearing from children who like their books. Suggest that your child write the author a letter. Send it in care of the publisher (look in one of the author's books for the address), or check online to see if the author has a website with contact information. The author may even write back! http://niswc.com/15lHC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Establish the ground rules for effective discipline: Creating and enforcing a basic list of rules can prevent a lot of power struggles with your child. Just make sure your rules are reasonable, that your child understands them, and that you consistently enforce the consequences for breaking them. That way, when your child wants to watch TV and you say "Homework first. It's the rule," he'll probably get to work without much grumbling. http://niswc.com/15lGC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Please come out to support the Royal Falcons as they go for the win in the Fulshear basketball tournament!
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Check your child's backpack for conversation starters: If all you hear from your child about school is that it was "fine" or "boring," the papers in her backpack are a perfect conversation starter. Kids who won't respond to general questions like "How was school?" will often answer specific ones like "How did you use this map in class?" If you find artwork in your child's bag, ask what she was thinking when she made it. Spelling words? Ask which are easy and which are hard. http://niswc.com/15lFC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
A chore chart makes responsibility clear: To help your child learn responsibility, get him involved in family chores. Create a family chore chart, listing everyone's assignments. Post the chart where it can be seen. When your child completes a task, it is his responsibility to check it off. If he forgets, it's automatically his turn to do that chore again. This system encourages kids to take responsibility, both for doing chores and keeping correct records. http://niswc.com/15lEC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Encourage your child to do a writing review Before your child turns in a writing assignment, help her review it to be sure she has done her best. Teach her to keep questions like these in mind: Does her writing clearly say what she means? Does each paragraph focus on one specific idea? Does each sentence have a subject and a verb, and express a complete thought? Has your child used words that express her thoughts exactly? Is the paper neat? http://niswc.com/15lDC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Congratulations to our December STEM Student of The Month, 4th grader Neil Nicolson! All of Neil's teachers agree that he is a hard-working and genuinely respectful student at all times. We are very proud to call him a STEM student! Keep up the good work!
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Families support school success in important ways: There's no recipe for creating a successful student. But the families of many successful students have some things in common. They read to their children. They make sure that their kids get enough sleep and exercise, and start each day with a nutritious breakfast. These families encourage and support their children and expect them to work hard and achieve in school. http://niswc.com/15lCC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Building problem-solving skills gives your child a real lifeline: Parents who rescue their children at the first sign of trouble are sending them a message: "You can't do it without me." Their children never learn how to handle situations themselves. They may not even believe they can. As long as your child is safe, let him try to solve a problem on his own. If he gets stuck, ask him what else he thinks he could try. Help him think through his options, and then let him decide what to do. http://niswc.com/15lBC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Are you an 'askable' parent? Children are full of questions, and they will seek answers where they can. Being an "askable" parent is the best way to ensure that you will be your child's primary source of information and values. Tell your child you want to answer his questions. Never punish, tease or judge your child for asking a question, and don't try to avoid sensitive or embarrassing topics. Instead, say, "I'm glad you asked!" http://niswc.com/15kcC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Happy thanksgiving, Royal family!
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Make your holiday gathering an occasion for learning: Holidays offer your child a great chance to learn and spend time with family. So plan some activities that everyone can share. For example, your child can learn more about family history by interviewing older relatives. She might ask about their arrival in this country, or about unusual experiences they've had. If she won't be seeing family this holiday season, help your child write her questions down in a letter. http://niswc.com/15kbC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Help your child feel like a writer: To encourage your child to see writing as something he can have fun doing, give him a supply of interesting paper, and pens in different widths and colors. Or show him how to choose fonts and colors on the computer, and encourage him to email friends and relatives. Display samples of your child's writing on a family bulletin board to send the message, "I believe you are a writer." http://niswc.com/15kaC320271
about 1 month ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Have a ton of rhyming fun: Rhyming games help children increase their vocabularies and general knowledge. And they are easy to play anywhere! If your child is trying to learn the names of the states, for example, say, "I'm thinking of a state that rhymes with plane. What is it?" (Maine). Take turns asking the questions. Or try making rhymes for words on your child's spelling list. Having fun with words develops your child's love of language. http://niswc.com/15kZC320271
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Build social skills…one compliment at a time: Young children are naturally self-centered. But you can help your child grow out of this and learn to appreciate the people around her. Encourage her to compliment at least one person at school each day. Explain that compliments should be sincere, so she'll have to look for positive things her friends and teachers do. Each evening, ask your child who she complimented and why. http://niswc.com/15kYC320271
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Welcome to the holiday season! While this season is meant to bring feelings of love and cheer, it also brings stress. Make sure you take the time to take care of yourself. Here are some tips for managing stress throughout the holidays: https://dailycaring.com/10-stress-relief-tips-to-get-you-through-the-holidays-self-care-for-caregivers/
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Take sides to improve critical thinking: There's usually more than one side to an issue. To help your child practice seeing the pros and cons of an argument, play a debate game. Throw out a statement, such as "Homework should be banned forever." Ask your child to think of all the reasons he can to support his opinion on the subject. Then ask him to think of all the reasons against it. Discuss both sides as a family. Which views were more convincing? http://niswc.com/15kXC320271
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Practice math and science in the laundry room: To reinforce your child's math and science skills, put them to practical use. Doing laundry together is one easy way. To practice observation, for example, ask your child, "Does this shirt feel different from that one? Why could that be?" Sort clothes by color or family member to help her learn to classify. Encourage your child to quantify by asking things like, "Who has the shortest socks in the family? By how many inches?" http://niswc.com/15kWC320271
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Decide on consequences before the rule is broken: When your child breaks the rules, you have to take action. But it's best if he knows beforehand what the consequences will be for breaking a rule. For example, "If you don't do your homework, study time will be twice as long the next day to be sure you have enough time." Establishing rules and consequences in advance keeps your child from feeling picked on, and makes it easier for him to accept that a consequence is fair. http://niswc.com/15kVC320271
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
One of the joys of Thanksgiving is wishing you a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season.
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal ISD conducted its first New Teacher Support Session on 11/20/2019. The session is designed to introduce new teachers to teaching at Royal ISD and provide tools to help them achieve success. The program was a success, resulting in the sharing of ideas and strategies. The following topics were covered: becoming an effective teacher; effective and ineffective practice; and our legacy in education Royal is committed to providing new and experienced teachers with the tools they need to help their students achieve success now and in the future.
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Sometimes, saying 'no' gives your child a chance to grow: Parents strive to give their children everything they need. But everything they want? That's a different story. Sometimes, saying no encourages resourcefulness and helps kids learn to solve problems for themselves. Children must learn to occupy themselves and settle their own disagreements. They must do their own homework. Saying no to doing these things for your child helps her stand on her own feet. http://niswc.com/15kUC320271
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
​Schools are trending back to offering vocational education options for students, a departure from the prior push for all graduates to go to college. RISD offers a full suite of opportunities for college and career readiness to insure happy and fulfilling futures for our graduates. Read more​ about how Lubbock ISD is extending their offerings to include similar programs. http://ramar.worldnow.com/story/41338502/lubbock-isd-introduces-plumbing-electrical-technology-trade-programs
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Simple strategies at home support school success There are lots of things parents can do at home to expand their children's learning. Here are a few ideas to start with: Play board games that involve numbers or reading. Play listening games such as Simon Says. Ask your child open-ended questions that get her thinking ("What if?"). Give your child a daily responsibility to carry out. And most important of all, read with your child every day. http://niswc.com/15kSC320271
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Tis the season for illness. To combat the spread of germs, RISD is disinfecting all facilities with VitalOxide. Just a reminder - please keep your students home if necessary. Visit http://www.meridianathome.com/MAH/resourcesandtips/FiveThingsYouCanDo.cfm for guidelines on preventing the spread of illness.
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
The benefits of reading aloud don't stop as kids grow: Once your child can read to himself, should you still read with him? Research says yes. Give your child a boost: Keep reading. http://niswc.com/15kTC320271
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Notice and praise what your child does right: The right kind of praise helps your child feel like a valuable person. Effective praise is specific and lets your child know exactly what he did well. Praise him for his effort and for progress he makes. http://niswc.com/15kRC320271
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Class Spotlight: The Royal High School Graphics Design has been working hard coming up with new designs for RISD. A huge thank you to them for their creativity and willingness to help!
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Reminder! The dates for the 2019 Thanksgiving school holidays are Friday 11/22 to Friday 11/29. Enjoy your break!
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
NOTICE: Change in High School Graduation Date New date: Friday May 22, 2020 Time: 7 pm Place: Merrell Center
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Good luck to all the Royal High School FFA teams at their district contests.
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
A huge thank you to Battle of the Bands sponsors Brookshire Hyundai and Genesis of Brookshire! Sponsorships provide travel expense assistance, instruments, lessons, and much more. https://www.brookshirehyundai.com/ https://www.genesisofbrookshire.com/
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Come support the Royal Falcons Sound Machine in tonight’s Battle of the Bands. In 15 minutes they will compete against 8 bands from across the state for the grand prize!
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Reminder! Come support the Royal Marching Band Sound Machine as they battle it out with bands from across Texas. Tickets are $15 at the gate. See you there!
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Former students - please help me tell the story of Royal ISD! What did YOU do when you left Royal? Share your Royal Success Stories to help me get the word out about how great the Royal family is! Please email your stories to me at cginn@royal-isd.net
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Student holiday on Friday 11/15/2019. Enjoy your day off!
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Please join RISD as Benny Ybarra signs with Prairie View A&M University. Benny has received a full scholarship for baseball at PVAMU. The celebration will occur on Wednesday, 11/13/19 at noon in the RISD High School Gym. Congratulations, Benny!
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Announcement: In the past there were two Royal ISD Facebook pages. To insure consistency and a single source for all district news, the extra page will be deleted. Refer to https://www.facebook.com/royalindependentschooldistrict/ for all district news moving forward. Thank you!
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Thank you to all veterans, and thank you to the Royal High School MJROTC and our guests for honoring them during today's Veteran's Day ceremony.
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Don't forget! Royal ISD will be closed from Friday 11/22 - Friday 11/29 for Thanksgiving.
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” - John F. Kennedy
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Royal ISD
Take the frustration out of discipline Kids are great at pushing parents' buttons. But reacting with anger doesn't help. When you stay calm and under control, you deal from a position of strength. So, when your child's behavior is frustrating, take a deep breath and explain what you want her to do. Remind her of the consequences of not doing it. Then offer a choice: Your child can change her behavior or accept the consequences. http://niswc.com/15kJC320271
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Create a keepsake that reinforces family ties You can make the special days your family celebrates even more special by keeping a family journal of the events. Describe your preparations, and what went well and what didn't. Note what everyone talked about and how they felt (Lana squealed when Aiden…). You'll be capturing memories and creating stories that will strengthen your child's sense of family. Read them together often. http://niswc.com/15kIC320271
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Christi Ginn
I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Christi Ginn. I'm the new RISD District Communications and Marketing Coordinator. I'll be promoting Royal within and outside the district. My email is cginn@royal-isd.net. Looking forward to working with the entire Royal community!
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal High School 2019-2020 pig selection. Good luck with your projects!
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Happy 244th birthday, US Marine Corps! Special thanks to the Royal High School MROTC, Sergeant Bland, Principal Runnels, and Gunnery Sergeant Douglas McGill for an incredible ceremony. Visit the RISD main and high school facebook pages for additional pictures and video.
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Royal ISD
Basic precautions help keep kids safe at school Keeping students safe while they learn is a top priority for schools and parents. To help, encourage your child to get to know all the adults at school, not just his teachers. That way, he'll know who he can turn to for help. Remind him that there is safety in numbers, and he should stay close to friends and walk in groups in the hallways. Make it clear that he must tell an adult immediately if a student brings a weapon to school. http://niswc.com/15kHC320271
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Christi Ginn
Royal ISD will be closed from November 22 - 29 for Thanksgiving. Enjoy!
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Royal ISD
Watch for the signals of school struggles Bad grades aren't the only signal that your child may be struggling in school. If she suddenly doesn't want to go to school, for example, she may have a problem with a friend or a teacher. If she starts blaming others for making it hard for her to learn, or says things like, "I knew I'd never be good in school," she may be afraid she will fail. If you see these signs, discuss them with your child's teacher or school counselor. http://niswc.com/15kGC320271
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Give your child the words to express anger At one time or another, many parents will hear "I hate you" from their child. When kids lash out with angry words, it's important not to overreact. Wait until you are both calm, and then explain to your child that "hate" is a hurtful word and it isn't acceptable. Give him some alternative things to say when he's upset, such as "I'm angry," or "I'm disappointed." http://niswc.com/15kFC320271
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote in the RISD Bond Election. According to preliminary results from Waller County, 39.4% of voters approved the bond while % 60.6 did not approve the bond. Regardless of these results, the district is still committed to providing the best for our students and staff. We are actively working on alternative solutions that will address the needs of our schools.
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Polls close in 3 hours! Go vote if you haven’t already! Find more voting information at www.royalisdbond.com/voting.
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Test stress eases when students prepare Children with test anxiety are so afraid of failing that they can't do their best. It doesn't help to tell them to relax. What does help is preparation. Give your child a quiet study space, and help her spread her studying out over several days. Then make sure that she gets enough sleep the night before the test. On test day, send her out the door with an "I know you will do well. You're prepared." http://niswc.com/15kEC320271
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
It’s a great day to exercise your right to vote! Polls are open from 7am-7pm. Not sure where you can vote? Check out www.royalisdbond.com/voting for that information.
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Come out and enjoy the Nutcracker @RHS!
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Jump start your child's creative writing skills Here's a great way to encourage your child to write and have fun together at the same time. Set a timer for six minutes. Then, until it rings, each of you write whatever comes into your head. Keep writing, even if it doesn't make sense. When the timer goes off, share what you each wrote. This technique is also great when your child has a writing assignment and says, "I can't think of anything to write." http://niswc.com/15kDC320271
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Election Day is this TOMORROW. Polls are open from 7am-7pm. Find your Precinct’s polling location at www.royalisdbond.com/voting.
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
More choices can mean fewer power struggles Power struggles with elementary schoolers are losing battles. To avoid them, give your child options rather than orders. "Would you like to do your homework now or after dinner?" Just be sure you can live with all the options you offer. If some things are out of the question, say so. "You may choose when to do your homework, but the rule is still that there is no TV until homework is done." http://niswc.com/15kCC320271
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Election Day is this Tuesday, November 5. You must vote at your Precinct’s location - you can find that location at www.royalisdbond.com/voting. Polls are open from 7am - 7pm TUESDAY.
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Daylight savings times ends this Sunday!
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Test your child's nerves with this science experiment To help your child learn how nerves work, fill three large bowls with water: one with icy, one hot (not scalding), and one tepid. Have your child put one hand in the hot bowl and one in the cold for one minute. Next, put his hot hand in the tepid bowl. Ask, "Is it hot or cold?" Do the same with his cold hand. His hot hand will feel cold, and his cold hand will feel hot, even though both are in the same tepid water. That's because nerves sense temperature changes relative to what they are used to. http://niswc.com/15kBC320271
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Today is the last day of Early Voting. Polls close at 7pm! Tomorrow is your final chance to hear directly from RISD on the details of this bond before voting on Tuesday, November 5. Come to the RJH auditorium tomorrow morning at 10:00am and check out www.royalisdbond.com if you want to know more.
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
View report cards as the start of a better future Whether your child's report card is full of good or bad news, the way you handle it can affect her success in school. Review the report card together. Help your child see the link between her efforts and their outcome. Is the time she's spending studying paying off? Based on the report, help your child set some new learning goals. If her grades aren't what they should be, work with the teacher to create an action plan. http://niswc.com/15kAC320271
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Math makes sense when you spell it out Writing numbers out in word form is a good way for your child to understand the mathematical concept of place value. Give your child a list of four or five numbers, such as 562, 73, 184, 16 and 43. Have him write them in words: five hundred sixty-two, seventy-three, and so on. Then try it in reverse. Give your child the words and ask him to write the numbers. http://niswc.com/15jeC320271
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Talk with your child about school safety Families have an important role to play in making school a safer place. Start by talking to your child about life in and out of school. Kids often know about situations that could turn violent before adults do. Encourage your child to tell you, or a trusted adult at the school, about any potential trouble or danger. Review the school rules with your child, and make it clear that you support them. http://niswc.com/15jdC320271
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Family meals are a recipe for school success Sharing meals as a family gives parents and children a chance to communicate and support one another. That contributes to children's success in school. Family meals don't have to be fancy. The easier the food is to cook, the more time you'll have together. Let your child help. Include everyone in the conversation around the table. And if you can't eat dinner together, try breakfast, or dessert at the end of the day. http://niswc.com/15jcC320271
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Early Voting continues to run today through Friday, November 1. You can vote at Brookshire Convention Center or any polling location. Visit www.royalisdbond.com/voting to find more locations and times.
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
To motivate your child, praise effort, not intelligence Did you know that praising your child for being smart may not be a great idea? In one experiment, researchers found that children who had been told they were smart avoided doing tasks that were learning challenges. Other kids, who had been told they were hard workers, stayed motivated to learn. Praise your child for effort, rather than intelligence. Send the message that hard work pays off. http://niswc.com/15jbC320271
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
How to find books that will turn your child on to reading The "right" books for your child aren't necessarily expensive. What matters is that they appeal to her. Look for books that match your child's current interests. Choose books that are well-written, with strong plots and well-developed characters. Most of the words should be familiar to your child, but it's OK if a book is a little above her reading level. You can read it to her now, and she can read it herself later on. http://niswc.com/15jaC320271
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Community Bond Information Meeting today!
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Try giving spelling a high-tech twist Kids love technology, and it can make studying spelling words more fun. Encourage your child to type his word list into a word-processing program. Let him play with fonts, colors and designs as he retypes each word several times. He can add clip art (free illustrations available online) and print out his work for a memorable study guide. http://niswc.com/15jZC320271
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Come out and see us at the RISD Fall Festival tomorrow!
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Help your child map the world on a pumpkin globe To teach your child about world geography, give her a round pumpkin. Pretend that the stem end is the North Pole, and the blossom end on the bottom is the South Pole. The pumpkin's grooves are like lines of longitude. Have your child measure halfway between the poles and draw the equator around the pumpkin. Then, help her refer to maps or a globe to draw the continents in the correct hemispheres. http://niswc.com/15jYC320271
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Early voting began on Monday and runs through Friday November 1. Don't forget to vote!
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Ask the questions that get kids talking about school Sometimes, having a conversation with a child is like playing a game of 20 Questions. To encourage him to tell you more, make sure your questions can't be answered with a simple yes or no. Instead, start with words like "what " or "how" or "tell me." For example: "What did you do in science today?" "How would you go about solving the problems in your math homework?" "Tell me what you're doing on your social studies project." http://niswc.com/15jXC320271
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Make concentrating on homework easier for your child To get the most out of homework, children must be able to focus on it. Doing homework at the same time every day helps your child turn her attention to it more easily. Nearby TVs and devices should be off. If your child has trouble concentrating, set a timer for five minutes and have her work until it rings. Let her take a one-minute break, and reset the timer. Gradually increase the time you set. http://niswc.com/15jWC320271
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Did you know that Early Voting has begun? It runs through Friday November 1. LOCATIONS: Voters may vote at any polling location. Waller County Courthouse: 836 Austin St, Hempstead, TX Waller ISD Admin Building: 2214 Waller St, Waller, TX Waller Co Comm. Center: 21274 FM 1098, Prairie View, TX Field Store Elementary: 31670 Giboney Rd, Waller, TX Roberts Road Elementary: 24920 Zube Rd, Hockley, TX Brookshire Convention Center: 4029 5th St, Brookshire, TX TIMES: October 21 - October 30: 8:00am - 5:00pm October 31 - November 1: 7:00am - 7:00pm Get more details at www.royalisdbond.com
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
It's Red Ribbon Week! RJH October 21-25, 2019 and RHS October 28-November 1, 2019 For more information on the campaign go to www.redribbon.org
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Add acts of kindness to your child's to-do list We all want our children to grow up to be kind and caring people. Here's a simple way you can help: With your child, make a list of all the children in his class. Then each morning, ask your child to choose a different name from the list. Talk about a specific way he could show kindness to that student. To remind him, you might put a note in his lunch bag. After school, talk about what your child did. http://niswc.com/15jVC320271
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
RISD Fall Festival is this Saturday! You can purchase tickets at your campus this week! We hope to see everyone on Saturday.
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Good manners are important at home and school When a child misbehaves in school, everybody loses. Classroom time must be spent on discipline instead of learning. The manners children use at home are the ones they take to school. Expect your child to be considerate, and to express disagreement politely. Teach her to pay attention to the teacher and raise her hand. Respect for others is a critical factor in making the school a peaceful, productive place to learn. http://niswc.com/15jUC320271
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Practice tests help kids prepare for the real thing Research has shown that one of the most effective ways students can study for tests is by taking practice tests. When your child faces an upcoming test, use review sheets the teacher has sent home, past worksheets, and questions at the end of a textbook chapter to quiz your child's understanding of the topic. Having to recall the information helps reinforce it in his mind. http://niswc.com/15jTC320271
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Haven't had a chance to join us for a Community Bond Information Meeting? We have added a meeting!
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Create a routine for conversations about school Like anything else, conversations with your child about school get easier when they become more routine. You might discuss school on the way home from picking her up, or after you both arrive at home. Or make school a regular topic of dinner conversation with your child. In some families, after dinner is a perfect time for a one-on-one chat. You might also try talking as you tuck your child into bed. http://niswc.com/15jSC320271
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Early Voting has begun!
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
We are loving our new app! Catch up with the latest student stories, sports scores, daily menus and news updates. It’s everything Royal ISD, in your pocket. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2JfehJ9 or iPhone: https://apple.co/2JlNbjp.
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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.
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
3 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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.
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
RISD Fall Fest 2019 October 26, 2019 Come out for lots of fun, food and games!
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Today is the last day to register to vote for the November 5, 2019 Bond Election. You can register for the first time or check the status of your registration at votetexas.gov.
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
As we get closer to Election Day, be sure you are informed and have your questions answered regarding the Royal ISD 2019 Bond. Join us for another community presentation at RJH auditorium this Sunday at 3:00 pm.
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Just a reminder that RISD will be closed Friday October 4, 2019.
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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.
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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.
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
It's time for Fun Fact Friday! Did you know Royal ISD has roughly 1,241 future lots planned? This bond will address the expected growth
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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.
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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!
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Take a closer look at Royal Elementary School! This bond will address aging infrastructure and equipment at RES. Learn more at www.royalisdbond.com
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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!
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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.
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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”!
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
It's time for Fun Fact Friday! Did you know that the last bond in Royal ISD was in 2006? It included the construction of the new High School, the Early Childhood Center, and other renovations.
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
All RISD campuses will be open on Friday September 20, 2019.
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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.
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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.
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
As you are settling into your school-year routine, don't forget to register to vote! You can register at votetexas.gov. Not sure if you're registered? Use the same like to check! The deadline to register to vote it October 7.
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
4 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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.
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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.
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Join us tomorrow morning at the RJH auditoriium at 10:00am to hear direcetly from Superintendent Dr. Stacy Ackley on the details of this bond proposal. Come with your questions!
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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.
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
RISD will be closed Monday 9/2/2019 for Labor Day and Tuesday 9/3/2019 for Staff In Service. All students return on Wednesday September 4, 2019.
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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.
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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.
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Please visit our website for more information. www.royal-isd.net
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Sneak some writing into your child's daily life - http://niswc.com/15hSC320271
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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!
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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…
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Thank you to Chief Jackson, Brookshire Police Department, RISD Police, and Waller County for making sure all of our students arrived safely! Thank you for your service!
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Welcome back Falcons! It's going to be a great year!
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Can’t wait to see all of our students!
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
RISD first day school is Wednesday August 14, 2019. Don't forget to download the app. With the new app, you can access sports scores, cafeteria menus, news updates, and even emergency notifications. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2JfehJ9 or iPhone: https://apple.co/2JlNbjp.
6 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Meet the Teacher is tonight! Please call your campus for times and information. We can't wait to see everyone!
6 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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.
6 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Immunization Clinic is at Royal High School today from 11:30-3:00 pm
6 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Are you looking for last minute immunizations for your children? RJH is hosting an immunization clinic on 8/7/2019!
6 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Updated location for Immunization Clinic
6 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Current Students - Registration is quick and easy! School begins on August 14th so please register ASAP so that we can have all of your updated information before school starts. If you have any problems logging on please call 281-934-2248
6 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
RISD Meet the Teacher
6 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
New student registration information is now available! Please visit the Parents section of our website for more information. www.royal-isd.net
6 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
7 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Be the first to know of important dates and events. Don't miss RISD news and important information. Download our app now!
7 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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.
7 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Catch up on school updates! Download Royal ISD’s new app on Android: http://bit.ly/2JfehJ9 or iPhone: https://apple.co/2JlNbjp.
7 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
RISD will be closed July 1-5, 2019
7 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
7 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
How to strike a screen time balance - http://niswc.com/15fNC320271 Cómo encontrar un equilibrio en el tiempo frente a la pantalla - http://niswc.com/25fNC320271
8 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Create a summer morning routine - http://niswc.com/15fMC320271 Establezca una rutina matutina para el verano - http://niswc.com/25fMC320271
8 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
8 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Use six important words to encourage learning - http://niswc.com/15fKC320271 Use seis palabras importantes para fomentar el aprendizaje - http://niswc.com/25fKC320271
8 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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!
8 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
8 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
8 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
8 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
8 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Curiosity is the first step toward scientific discovery - http://niswc.com/15fFC320271 La curiosidad es el primer paso hacia los descubrimientos científicos - http://niswc.com/25fFC320271
8 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Empower your child to keep anger under control - http://niswc.com/15fEC320271 Empodere a su hijo para que mantenga su enojo bajo control - http://niswc.com/25fEC320271
8 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Make telling the truth easier than lying - http://niswc.com/15fDC320271 Haga que decir la verdad sea más fácil que mentir - http://niswc.com/25fDC320271
8 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Art can inspire your child to paint with words - http://niswc.com/15fCC320271
8 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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.
8 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
The 2018-2019 school year is done! Have a great summer! Don't miss news and upcoming events by downloading our app. It’s everything Royal ISD, in your pocket. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2JfehJ9 or iPhone: https://apple.co/2JlNbjp.
8 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Schools out for summer but be sure to keep up with the latest news from RISD. Download our app to make sure you are the first to know of important dates and events! It’s everything Royal ISD, in your pocket. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2JfehJ9 or iPhone: https://apple.co/2JlNbjp
8 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
8 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
On June 12th, parents can access their child’s STAAR results and a suite of other resources to support summer learning at home by visiting TexasAssessment.gov. Look for a flyer sent home by the campuses!
8 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
The 2019-2020 Academic Calendar is ready! https://5il.co/7rcm
8 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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.
8 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
8 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
8 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
RISD is hiring! Come join our team! https://royalisd.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
8 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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.
8 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Immunization Clinic RJH Monday May 20, 2019 See flyer for more details!
8 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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.
9 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD Superintendent's Office
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.
9 months ago, Royal ISD Superintendent's Office
Royal ISD
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.
9 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
School nurses are critical to the health, safety, and well-being of students! National School Nurse Day May 8. #SND2019 @schoolnurses www.schoolnurseday.org.
9 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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.
9 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
RISD Teachers Rock! Teacher Appreciation Week starts today!
9 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
STAAR Results are in! Please visit our website for more information. www.royal-isd.net
9 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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.
9 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
RISD will be closed Friday April 19, 2019
9 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Aprenda Ingles con recursos gratuitos. Learn English with free resources. https://5il.co/799o
10 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
10 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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 scardiff@royal-isd.net.
10 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
We are loving our new app! Access sports scores, cafeteria menus, news updates, and even emergency notifications, right from your pocket. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2JfehJ9 or iPhone: https://apple.co/2JlNbjp.
10 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
We are very excited to announce our new Royal ISD App ! Download on the AppStore or Google Play. Everything you need to know at your fingertips!
10 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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!
10 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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!
10 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
10 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Online registration for new incoming Pre-K and Kindergarden students is now open! https://skyward10.iscorp.com/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wseduroyaltx/skyenroll.w
10 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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!
10 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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.
10 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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!!!!!
10 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Today is Paraprofessional Appreciation Day! Please join us in thanking our wonderful paraprofessional staff, not just today but everyday. Thank you for all that you do!
10 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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.
10 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
GT Parent Information Meeting
10 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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.
10 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
You don't always have to teach to encourage learning - http://niswc.com/15ceC320271 No siempre debe enseñar para promover el aprendizaje - http://niswc.com/25ceC320271
10 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Help your child turn 'I can't' into 'I think I can' - http://niswc.com/15cdC320271 Ayude a su hijo a convertir el 'No puedo' en 'Creo que puedo' - http://niswc.com/25cdC320271
10 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Teach children to look for a solution, not a fight - http://niswc.com/15ccC320271 Enséñeles a sus hijos a buscar soluciones en vez de peleas - http://niswc.com/25ccC320271
10 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Model the behavior you want to see from your child - http://niswc.com/15cbC320271 Modele el comportamiento que quiere ver en su hijo - http://niswc.com/25cbC320271
10 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
10 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
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
10 months ago, Royal ISD
Gracie Espinoza
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
10 months ago, Gracie Espinoza
Gracie Espinoza
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
10 months ago, Gracie Espinoza
Gracie Espinoza
STEM/ECHS El Período De Aplicación Para El Año Escolar 2019-2020 8 de Abril 2019 - 10 de Mayo 2019
10 months ago, Gracie Espinoza
Gracie Espinoza
STEM/ECHS Application Window April 8, 2019-May 10, 2019
10 months ago, Gracie Espinoza
Gracie Espinoza
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
10 months ago, Gracie Espinoza
Gracie Espinoza
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
10 months ago, Gracie Espinoza
Gracie Espinoza
Royal FFA Unveils Parking Plan for Saturday’s Project Auction Event
10 months ago, Gracie Espinoza
Gracie Espinoza
Please join us for our 63rd Annual Royal FFA Livestock & Horticulture Show & Sale! We can’t wait to see you there. #tradition #RoyalFFA #learnleadsucceed
10 months ago, Gracie Espinoza
Gracie Espinoza
January is School Board Recognition Month
about 1 year ago, Gracie Espinoza
Mike Nicholas
RISD STEM Academy receives national recognition for commitment to empowering students
about 1 year ago, Mike Nicholas
Mike Nicholas
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.
about 1 year ago, Mike Nicholas