RISD Communications
Talking to your kids about the Coronavirus: https://www.facebook.com/216518925226036/posts/1392446637633253/?d=n
about 4 hours ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Falcons Learn@Home
about 15 hours ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
A huge thank you to our custodial team! Today they were using their super hero powers at the Administration building!
1 day ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Interested in Texas history? Visit the Texas Historical Commission's new Texas History at Home portal! https://www.thc.texas.gov/historyathome (Please note: These services are not sponsored or endorsed by the Royal Independent School District.)
1 day ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Did you know that Waller County Judge Trey Duhon post frequent, to-the-point updates related to the COVID-19 situation in Waller County? Please follow him on Facebook and Twitter for local updates! https://www.facebook.com/treyforjudge/ and https://twitter.com/wallercojudge
1 day ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Message to STEM/ECHS from Principal Baker! https://www.facebook.com/RoyalSTEMandECHS/videos/552677632035674/
1 day ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Official United States Coronavirus Updates: https://www.coronavirus.gov/ (Espanol: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index-sp.html)
2 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Summary of the week for Falcon Drive Thru: 3,724 meals served!
2 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
How do YOU learn@home? Share your pictures by emailing them to falcons@royal-isd.net!
2 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Due to COVID-19, The Bookworm Bus has been parked. This has greatly diminished our efforts to deliver books throughout the community. Visit https://5il.co/e7jt for details. Please note: These services are not sponsored or endorsed by the Royal Independent School District.
2 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Masonic Children & Family Services of Texas is offering funding for essentials like rent, food, and utilities during this time of crisis. Please note: These services are not sponsored or endorsed by the Royal Independent School District. https://5il.co/e7js
2 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Jenna from STEM, learning@home!
2 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
How do YOU learn@home? Share your pictures by emailing them to falcons@royal-isd.net!
2 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Falcons learning and growing together!
2 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Don't forget to stop by Falcon Drive Thru today! A pic of today's yummy offering is attached! (Thanks to Beatrice Compean for the pic!)
3 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
RJH student Haliyah learning@home!
3 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
RHS student Zeniada learning@home!
3 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Check out ECHS student Zeke learning@home!
3 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
RHS learn@home rock star Christian!
3 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Our hard working RES team showing us how to follow social distancing guidelines!
3 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Wednesday 3.25.2020 - 910 meals served!!!
3 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Thank you to parent Mariela Barrera for delivering a well-deserved treat to our food service team!
3 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Today's Chromebook distribution is going strong! Please make sure you come by before 7pm today if your child needs a device!
3 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Things to Remember: Waller County has called a Stay Home/Work Safe plan beginning at midnight tonight, Wednesday 3/25/2020. Please note that this is NOT a county shut down order. Please stay home if at all possible and follow CDC social distancing and prevention recommendations.
3 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
REMINDER! Chromebook Distribution hours are 10am - 7pm. This will be the last day the district distributes Chromebooks. Remember to bring students IDs/bus passes as well.
4 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
REMINDER! Chromebook Distribution hours are 10am - 7pm. This will be the last day the district distributes Chromebooks. Remember to bring students IDs/bus passes as well.
4 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston is hosting a drive-thru food pantry on Friday March 27 from 4-6 pm. Families in need of food can receive up to a week's worth of healthy food (veggies, canned goods, noodles, and pastries) without leaving their vehicle! See attached flyer.
4 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Today's Falcon Drive Thru Report! 842 meals were distributed!
4 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Shout outs to Royal ECHS Teachers Alex Dubois and Ivan Arteaga for splitting their time between their online classroom setups and Chromebook distribution this week! Thank you thank you thank you!!!
4 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Our IT team will continue working throughout the evening to have devices for your students! Thank you for your understanding as we navigate together to guarantee success for our students!
4 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Hi Royal Community! Day 2 of the Chromebook distribution has ended. Please report to your child’s campus tomorrow to pick up his/her device per the attached schedule! Thank you all again for your patience as we work to keep our students learning during the COVID19 situation!
4 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Greetings, Royal Parents! Thank you for your patience as we work to get the Chromebooks ready for your students! Our team is configuring them as quickly as possible and sending runners to each campus as they become ready! We have the best parents and are so appreciative of you!
4 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Superheroes at work! Our Food Services team distributed 842 meals today!
4 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Attention Falcons! Our staff is still working hard to provide Chromebooks for our students! A new shipment arrived today and will be distributing them as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience!
4 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Great news! Royal's Chromebook distribution has reopened. We will have extended hours until six p m today. Thank you for your patience as we work to ensure every student has a Chromebook!
4 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Our superhero custodial team is hard at work today at the STEM campus! Thank you thank you thank you!
4 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Brookshire-Pattison Food Pantry (located at 531 FM 359 S, Brookshire TX 77423). Hours: 9:00-11:30 am Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Visitors in need of assistance should drive to the front door and remain in your vehicle. Food will be delivered to your vehicle.
5 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to us at falcons@royal-isd.net​.
5 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Good morning Falcons! Today is Day 2 of the RISD Chromebook distribution. Please visit the district website, click on "Instructional Support", and scroll down to review the daily schedule. Each grade is assigned to a different day. Thank you!
5 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Don’t forget to stop by the Falcon Drive Thru this week! Attached is a picture of the yummy offerings from Monday 3/23, served up by our superhero food services team! Stop by to pick up lunch and breakfast Monday - Thursday!
5 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
We have EXTENDED our Chromebook hours on Wednesday to 7pm to accommodate those who are unable to attend between 10 and 4! Please visit the district website, click "Instructional Support", and review the daily schedule. Each grade is assigned to a different day. Thank you!
5 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
720 total meals were handed out today during Falcon Drive Thru! Thank you to our wonderful food service team!
5 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
RJH staff practicing social distancing on day 1 of the RISD Chromebook adventure!
5 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Day 1 of Chromebook check out is going well. We have plenty of devices for students at all our campuses. Please come by during your scheduled time (https://www.royal-isd.net/o/royal-isd/page/instructional-support--24) to pick up devices for your students. Thank you!
5 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Further details for Chromebook distribution: Royal Elementary - back of school. ECC - back of school. RJH - on the side. RHS - behind the school. STEM - in the front of the school. Thanks!
6 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
RES and ECC parents - please line up for Chromebook pickup at the back of the campus. Thanks!
6 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Good morning, Falcons! Chromebook distribution starts today at 10am. It will be open 10 to 4 from Monday March 23rd to Friday March 27th. Visit https://www.royal-isd.net/o/royal-isd/page/instructional-support--24 for complete details!
6 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Waller County: Runoff Election Postponed
6 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Don’t forget to visit the Falcon Drive Thru this week. It’s open 9:30-12:30 each day. Details: https://www.royal-isd.net/article/211605?org=royal-isd
6 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Hello Falcons! Visit https://www.royal-isd.net/article/217273?org=high-school for a message from RHS Principal Runnels!
6 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Hi Falcons! Falcon Chromebook distribution starts tomorrow at 10am. It will be open 10 to 4 from Monday March 23 to Friday March 27. We have added a third distance learning option for students with their own devices. Visit Royal-ISD.net for complete details.
6 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
This organization is in San Antonio but the message still applies. Thank the RISD staff (but do it from 6 feet away)! They are working hard to get our alternative instruction going for our students!
6 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
The Royal Times Newspaper has a temporary new home! Visit the Royal High School page, choose Instructional Support and then Royal Times Newspaper.
6 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Attention Falcon parents, in the coming weeks I will be posting activities for you and your child. These are not required by the district, but are activities you can complete with your students to curb boredom and keep them engaged! Look for the Parent Corner logo!
7 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
In the coming days, I'll be posting "Just for Fun" invitations to allow you and your students to share pictures related to various themes. Watch for the "Just for Fun" image! I'll compile the pictures onto a single web page to share with the RISD community.
7 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Be flexible when setting curfews Curfews are most effective when parents and teens both have a say in setting them. They should also be flexible, to match the responsibility shown by the teens. Agree with your teen on a "regular curfew" for typical nights. Then you can consider "special-event curfews," which might be earlier or later depending on the circumstances. Agree that your teen will call you if he thinks he'll be late or if his plans change. http://niswc.com/36cVC320271
7 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Use report cards as conversation starters Whether your child's report card is great or shows a need for improvement, use it to enhance your communication with your child and the school. First, talk to your child. Were there grades that surprised him? Made him proud? What does he want to improve? Then, if you have questions, contact the teacher to discuss them. Two-way communication strengthens teamwork…and that helps your child. http://niswc.com/16cVC320271
7 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Hi Falcons! Don’t forget to visit your child’s campus from 10 to 4 each day next week to pick up their Chromebook. We have added a third distance learning option for students with their own devices. Visit Royal-ISD.net for complete details.
7 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Clarification for Falcon Drive-Thru Meals: Any child under 18 can receive a meal. They do not have to be an RISD student.
7 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Thanks to all who shared their pet pictures! Look for more fun "show and tell" days in the coming weeks. https://www.royal-isd.net/o/Royal%20ISD/page/2020-pet-pictures
7 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Start a new tradition with your teen It may not seem like your teen wants to spend time with you, but studies show teens crave connection with their parents. To make sure you have time with your teen, start some rituals together, like going out for a weekend snack or breakfast. Get her involved in making family plans, and sometimes, plan around her interests. Is your teen into sports? Say "There's a game on Saturday I'd love to watch with you." http://niswc.com/36cUC320271
8 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Take steps before leaving your preteen at home alone While young children should never be left at home alone, sometimes parents leave preteens on their own for short periods of time. Before you leave your child home alone, make sure she knows how to reach you. Review what to do in case of fire. Discuss how she should handle phone calls and a knock at the door. Talk about who, if anyone, is allowed in the house and whether your child is allowed to go out. http://niswc.com/16cUC320271
8 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Please note that the "without internet option" requires students to check out a district issued Chromebook. If you have internet AND your student has their own laptop or Chromebook, they may use that instead of the district Chromebook.
8 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Tag someone making a difference as we navigate these challenging times. We say thank you to teachers, custodians, cafeteria workers, administrators, and parents! Let's not forget about the medical professionals who are so selfless!
8 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Early Childhood Center cleaning by our rock star custodial team! Thank you!
8 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Share a four-step approach to essay tests Teens who are unsure how to approach essay tests are often anxious about them. Share four steps with your teen to build his confidence: 1. Schedule time. Three essays in 40 minutes means 10 minutes for each with 10 minutes to check work. 2. Read the question carefully and circle key words. 3. Make a quick outline by jotting down ideas and deciding how they fit together. 4. Start by writing a quick introduction and conclusion. http://niswc.com/36cTC320271
9 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Strengthen writing skills and family ties with a newsletter Are your relatives far away? Your child can keep everyone updated on family activities and improve his writing skills at the same time by putting together a family newsletter. Have him write letters or emails to ask relatives for news, family stories and photos. Then he can use a computer at home or at the library to compile their replies. He'll gain typing, writing and layout skills, and the joy of keeping the family connected. http://niswc.com/16cTC320271
9 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Well-known children's stories translated into Spanish and spoken by a native Spanish speaker. Great for kids... and adults too! Read along in Spanish or English: https://www.thespanishexperiment.com/stories
9 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
9 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Good morning Falcons! It's show and tell time! Share pictures of you with your pets!
9 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Official COVID19 page for Texas Education Agency: https://tea.texas.gov/#Coronavirus%20(COVID-19)
9 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
KPRC Story Time! https://www.facebook.com/KPRC2/videos/617513785644825/ Today’s book is The Giving Tree, which was one of my kids’ favorite books. Enjoy!
9 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
The Falcon custodial team visited the Elementary today! This is just one of the many things RISD is doing to keep our community healthy and safe!
9 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
The Falcon Food Services team distributed 333 meals today, for a grand total of 702 for this week. Please continue to spread the word about this service. Details here: https://www.royal-isd.net/article/211605?org=royal-isd
9 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Register for the first time or make sure your registration is up to date at votetexas.gov!
9 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
School counselors can help you support your teen Your teen's school counselor is here to help her. But the counselor is also a resource for you. Contact the counselor if you have questions about your teen's classes or her schedule. You can also call if you are concerned about your teen's behavior, or to get help planning for her future. And if your teen's grades are suffering, the counselor can help you and your teen develop solutions to get her back on track. http://niswc.com/36cSC320271
10 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Eliminate supply hunts at homework time If statements like "I can't find a ruler" and "I can't do my social studies until I find my colored pencils" are common delay tactics at homework time, help your child create a homework tray. Collect tape, glue, rulers, pencils and other supplies and put them in a tray tote or a basket. The container is off limits unless your child is doing homework. With everything in one place, your child can't waste time hunting. http://niswc.com/16cSC320271
10 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Encourage activities that reveal strengths and interests Discovering strengths and interests is a key step in the journey toward college and career readiness. Reading widely will expose your teen to new ideas and pursuits. So will talking to people about their jobs and interests. Encourage him to try new things, such as a new club at school. And when he learns about a career he might like, suggest that he find out what high school classes he should take to prepare. http://niswc.com/36cRC320271
10 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Create a time line of your child's lifetime A time line is a graphic way to help your child connect world history to her own personal history. To make one, stretch a roll of paper along the floor. Have your child draw a line horizontally across it. Above the line, she can write important dates in her life, chronologically from left to right. Below the line, help her do the same with historic events that have occurred since her birth. http://niswc.com/16cRC320271
10 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
EXTENDED! Falcon Drive Through Meals will continue until April 10.
10 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Thank you to our custodial team! They were hard at work earlier keeping Royal Junior High safe!
10 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Our food service team distributed 226 meals to Royal students today, up from 103 yesterday. Please continue to share the news of this opportunity. https://www.royal-isd.net/article/211605?org=royal-isd
10 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Stay social, at a distance.
11 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Don't forget to stop by Falcon Drive-Thru today. Our food services team is working hard to keep our students fed!
11 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Have younger children? Make handwashing a game! Here are some resources and activities: http://mrsaactionuk.net/kidshandwashing.html and https://5il.co/dvmw
11 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
¿Tienes hijos más pequeños? ¡Haz del lavado de manos un juego! Aquí hay algunos recursos y actividades.https://5il.co/dvmx y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRa9On5_grA y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWFuutksfOM
11 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
What is the curve and why do we need to flatten it? Check out this brief video to learn why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to “flatten the curve”: http://bit.ly/thecovid19curve
11 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
The RISD custodial team is working to keep our buildings clean! Thank you to all of them for their hard work!
11 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
To prevent prejudice, be a model When teaching your child to view others without prejudice, your actions speak louder than words. Keep in mind that physical differences don't have to be the way you identify people: "the man in the blue shirt" works just as well as "the man in the wheelchair." Avoid generalizing and speak of people as individuals. Explain to your child that differences exist, but they don't make anyone less worthy of respect. http://niswc.com/16cQC320271
11 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Do you know the signs of inhalant abuse? Inhalant abuse is highest among young people under 25 years old. And for too many, it is fatal. Could your teen be using household items such as felt-tip markers, glue and paint to get high? Contact a doctor or school counselor if you see these signs: slurred speech, a drunken appearance, a chemical smell on breath or clothing, paint stains on clothing or skin, or sores or a rash around your teen's nose or mouth. http://niswc.com/36cQC320271
11 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Update on Falcon Drive-Thru: our food services team distributed 103 meals today! For full details on the meals program, please visit https://www.royal-isd.net/article/211605?org=royal-isd
11 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
The second day of Falcon Drive Thru is going well! As of 11:40am, 64 families have picked up meals for their kids today. A huge thank you to the RISD Food Services team for their hard work!
11 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Learn more about it here: https://www.history.com/topics/st-patricks-day
12 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Scholastic is offering free access to its "Learn at Home" website, offering free day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
12 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Give your discouraged teen a boost A teen's self-esteem is a fragile thing. If a bad grade or an argument has your teen down, suggest an "esteem booster" to remind her that she's great: Have her list her positive qualities, or encourage her to do something for herself, like going for a run. Surprising someone else with a nice gesture is another way she can lift her own spirits. If your teen is always down on herself, however, seek professional help. http://niswc.com/36cPC320271
12 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Play a game of 'reverse tic-tac-toe' Daily math practice doesn't have to be all work. Playing "reverse tic-tac-toe" is a fun way to help your child build skills for math success. In this version of the game, instead of trying to get three X's or O's in a row himself, your child tries to force you to do it. In order to win, he will have to think and plan ahead (both important skills for solving math problems). http://niswc.com/16cPC320271
12 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
We have received questions about volunteer opportunities during the Falcon Drive-Thru. We greatly appreciate your willingness to help, but are unable to accommodate volunteers due to CDC directives. Thank you so much for all your generous offers to help! #falconpride
12 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Texans helping Texans: A couple in Cibolo, Texas hired a mariachi band to play at an HEB to help ease anxiety and lift spirits of fellow shoppers amid COVID-19 concerns. https://abc13.com/6013971
13 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
More free websites for kids!
13 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Got bored kids? Check out these 10 free learning websites!
13 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Please share this post about the Waller County Sheriff’s Office & Waller County District Attorneys Office Homebound Citizen Support Initiative.
13 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
The Waller County Sheriff's Office and District Attorney have partnered to assist with pick-up and delivery of essential items. Visit https://5il.co/dqx1 for complete details. Please share this on social media to inform others of the program.
13 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
There will three propositions on the ballot for the Royal ISD Bond this May. Today, let's take a closer look at what's proposed in Prop A. Visit royalisdbond.com to view even more details!
13 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Regular bedtimes help students get enough sleep: Research shows that more than half of all teens are tired in school every day. To help your teen get the necessary sleep to do well in school, establish (and stick to) a bedtime that is at least eight hours before the morning alarm rings. Agree on a homework time that's early enough to let your teen get to bed on time. Then on weekends, limit staying up late and sleeping late in the morning to an hour or two. http://niswc.com/36cOC320271
13 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Keep little problems from becoming big ones: If your child is upset about something at school, don't ignore it. Left alone, the problem might get worse. Instead, ask her to explain the situation. If she says something like "the teacher hates me," avoid taking sides. Hear your child out and then contact the teacher. Calmly listen to what the teacher has to say, and explain how your child feels. Open communication will help you all work together to solve this and future matters. http://niswc.com/16cOC320271
13 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
PLEASE NOTE: Falcon Drive Thru Meals will be available for pick up Monday 3/16 - Friday 3/20 only. Breakfast will be available from 8-10am and lunch will be available 11am-1pm. Refer to https://www.royal-isd.net/article/209306?org=royal-isd for complete details.
14 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Boredom busters for kids: Have them write notes and color pictures and deliver or mail them to a local nursing home. It will brighten the day for nursing home residents who aren’t allowed visitors during the closures. More ideas: https://www.scarymommy.com/winter-boredom-busters/
14 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
The RHS Peter Pan performance dates have been rescheduled: 11/26 and 11/27 at 7pm. 11/28 at 5pm.
14 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Make reading a social activity: Students who often read for pleasure have large vocabularies and strong thinking skills. To encourage reading for the fun of it, throw a family reading party. Make some snacks and gather together to read for 30 minutes. Everyone can read what they like. Or watch a movie based on a book, then have everyone read the book and gather again to talk about the differences between them. http://niswc.com/36cNC320271
14 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Invite a cast of characters to a family dinner: Have fun with history and reading at a special dinner. Ask each family member to come as a historical figure or fictional character. They can wear costumes, but they shouldn't say who they are. To discover who has come to dinner, everyone should ask one another questions. Each person should speak and answer in character. Imagine a conversation between Abe Lincoln, Pocahontas and the Cat in the Hat! http://niswc.com/16cNC320271
14 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
At this time, the SkillsUSA state competition in Corpus Christi has NOT been cancelled or postponed. The statement from the SkillsUSA director is available at https://www.skillsusa.org/message-from-the-executive-director-regarding-skillsusas-response-to-coronavirus-concerns/
15 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
What to do if you purchased 2020 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo (HLSR) tickets: https://www.rodeohouston.com/2020. This page also includes information on how to support 2020 vendors and donate to the HLSR educational fund.
15 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Looking for budget friendly ideas to occupy your kids during the newly extended spring break? Try these resources: https://www.signupgenius.com/home/50-inexpensive-and-fun-spring-break-activities.cfm and https://www.houstononthecheap.com/spring-break-activities-in-houston
15 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Go Public Gulf Coast has compiled a list of links to each Houston/Gulf Coast coronavirus page.. https://www.gopublicgulfcoast.com/parent-resources/parent-checklists-resource-guides/
15 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
15 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Effective March 16, all UIL competitions are suspended through March 29. Visit https://www.uiltexas.org/covid-19-information for details about specific events.
15 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
15 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
President Trump’s 3.16.2020 remarks on the coronavirus. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-address-nation/
15 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Monthly school board meetings provide the community with insights and input on what’s happening at RISD. The next RISD meeting is at 6:30pm on 3/16 at the Administration Building. Agenda: https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicItemDownload.aspx?mk=50366759&fn=agenda.pdf
15 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Let your teen practice public speaking on you: Effective presentation skills will help your teen achieve his goals in school and success in the workplace. But public speaking takes practice. To help your teen, be an audience. When he has an oral report to do, have him present it to you. Ask him to make eye contact. Let him know if you can follow his argument and if he's speaking clearly. With practice, he'll seem more confident when he's in front of a school audience. http://niswc.com/36cMC320271
15 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Bring science home with a 'do-it-yourself' kit: Experimenting is an important part of scientific thinking. Create a "science-in-a-box" kit to inspire your child to experiment at home. Include items such as: aluminum pie pans, balloons, empty cans, pins or thumbtacks, clean Styrofoam trays, tape, a flashlight, a magnifying glass, a magnet, a ruler, scissors and string. Then help your child brainstorm some questions he could answer with these materials. http://niswc.com/16cMC320271
15 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Bring science home with a 'do-it-yourself' kit - http://niswc.com/16cMC320271
15 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Coronaviruses cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe respiratory diseases. Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a new virus strain that has not been previously identified in humans. Watch this short video to find out more: http://bit.ly/whovideo2020
16 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Why we are being advised to close schools and universities: bit.ly/risdschools
16 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
List of Houston area closures and canceled events: http://bit.ly/areaclosures
16 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
16 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
The 3/18 Royal Cosmetology Mardi Gras Competition is postponed. The new date will be announced soon!
16 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
As of 3/12/2020, the school board meeting scheduled for Monday 3/16 will still be conducted. If anything changes, we will inform the RISD community.
16 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
To encourage critical thinking, analyze the ads: Teens are the targets of billions of advertising dollars each year. To develop your teen's critical thinking skills, have her watch a TV ad repeatedly. Then ask questions: Who is the audience for this ad? What has the advertiser done to try to sell the product? Which statements are facts? What information is missing? Where could you find accurate information? Suggest that your teen write a truthful ad for the product. http://niswc.com/36cLC320271
16 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Inspire your child with real-life superheroes: Being a positive role model for your child is important. But don't stop there. Create a gallery of heroes for your child. Find pictures and stories of real people who have overcome great odds, starting with people in your family. Did someone persist in the face of obstacles, or give up a lot so you could get an education? Talk with your child about these heroes and what you both can learn from their example. http://niswc.com/16cLC320271
16 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Inspire your child with real-life superheroes - http://niswc.com/16cLC320271
16 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Protect your family from communicable illness. Basic health practices can protect against the spread of COVID-19.
16 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
There will be 3 propositions on the ballot for the Royal ISD Bond 2020, giving you 3 opportunities to choose and vote. Interested in what each prop proposes? Head to our website to see the projects and download the Quick Facts. https://www.royalisdbond.com/whats-proposed
17 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
When talking isn't working, try writing: If you are having trouble talking to your teen about something important, consider writing him a note. Writing allows you the time to find the right words. It also gives your teen time to read and think about your note before responding. Writing shouldn't replace conversation, but it can reduce arguments and increase the chance of being "heard." Your teen will also be able to keep and reread your note. http://niswc.com/36cKC320271
17 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Don't battle over fixing homework: If you see that your child's homework includes wrong answers, don't insist that she redo it until it's right. Instead, ask if she thinks she did the work correctly. If she isn't sure, she may ask for your help. If she's too frustrated to care, she may need a break. Let her decide whether to change an answer. Teachers need to see what students do and don't understand. If homework struggles continue, work with the teacher to find a solution. http://niswc.com/16cKC320271
17 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Before a test, have your child create one: There are many things your child can do to study for a test, but one of the best is to think like the teacher. After your child reviews his notes, have him make a list of questions he thinks might be on the test. Then he should prepare to answer them. Chances are, some of his questions will show up on the test. Your child will feel confident if he's thought through the answers ahead of time. http://niswc.com/16cJC320271
18 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Before a test, have your child create one: There are many things your child can do to study for a test, but one of the best is to think like the teacher. After your child reviews his notes, have him make a list of questions he thinks might be on the test. Then he should prepare to answer them. Chances are, some of his questions will show up on the test. Your child will feel confident if he's thought through the answers ahead of time. http://niswc.com/16cJC320271
18 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Student athletes need nutrition, not hype: Teens who play sports put a lot of demands on their bodies. It's vital that they get proper nutrition. Your teen may hear about special diets or "wonder pills" that will make her faster and stronger. But these can be dangerous. Her doctor can best tell her what to eat. Doctors often say that teen athletes should get extra calories from vegetables, fruits and whole grains, eat recommended protein amounts and drink lots of water. http://niswc.com/36cJC320271
19 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Pay attention to your teen's afternoon activities: You keep track of your teen when he goes out at night. But what about in the afternoon? The hours between school and dinner are when teens are most at risk of committing or being victims of a crime. Getting involved in positive after-school activities like writing for the school paper or running track may help your teen find new interests and make new friends. And it may just help keep him safe. http://niswc.com/36cIC320271
19 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Nurture your child's talents: Experts report that the most talented young people often have one thing in common: Their families supported their talents. To encourage your child's development, expect her to give her best effort. Look for ways to make practice time enjoyable. Show your interest by learning her sport or skill, or by attending her games, recitals or other activities. And most of all, support her, win or lose. http://niswc.com/16cIC320271
19 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
​Did you hear? The Royal ISD Board of Trustees voted to call for a bond election to be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Check out www.royalisdbond.com to learn more about Bond2020!​
20 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
20 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Take time to celebrate small successes: Children's lives are so busy, it is easy for them to move from one project to the next without stopping to savor the good feeling that comes from a job well done. Help your child take pride in his accomplishments. If he makes a snack, say "It's good to enjoy what you've made, isn't it?" Display his art where others can see it. And set an example by letting him see you stop and enjoy your own successes. http://niswc.com/16cHC320271
20 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Sneak peek at a few photos from the Royal Relay event! Photo credit goes to RISD newcomer Terry Carter with UD Photos (udphotos.com). Thank you and welcome to Royal, Terry!
21 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Enjoy your spring break, Falcons!
21 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Share simple tips for foreign language success: No one can cram for a swimming test. It takes daily practice. That's true of learning a foreign language, too. To make language learning easier, have your teen break study time into chunks. He might memorize foreign vocabulary for 15 minutes, then work on math or history, then come back to vocabulary. If he speaks the words out loud as he memorizes, he'll increase his efficiency by using both sight and hearing. http://niswc.com/36cGC320271
21 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Build family closeness with Show and Tell: Show and Tell isn't just for school. It's also a great way to encourage family conversations at home. Pick a night and choose a theme. Good topics include "something I'm proud of," "something I've made" and "one of my favorite memories." Have family members take turns showing and telling. Your child will get a safe opportunity to practice public speaking, and you'll all learn more about one another. http://niswc.com/16cGC320271
21 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
I heard lots of Royal athletes being called during the field results in the Royal Relays! Watch for pictures and results later! Good luck Falcons!
22 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Did you know that RHS has a newsletter? To view the most recent issue and keep up with what's happening at RHS, please visit https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o3LpGSKSJy-rdMjcyWVdgMlYsiYlimAP/view. Prior issues are available at https://sites.google.com/royal-isd.net/rhs-inniss/mrs-inniss/journalism-club?authuser=0
22 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Help your teen recover from a poor choice: All teens make poor choices sometimes. When your teen makes one, help her run through four R's experts say are key to recovery: 1. Recognition. Your teen should identify what she did that caused the problem. 2. Responsibility. She must accept that she was in error. 3. Reconciliation. She should apologize to anyone she's hurt. 4. Resolution. She should come up with a fix that is satisfactory to all involved. http://niswc.com/36cFC320271
22 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
When you don't know the answer, help your child find out Parents sometimes worry that their children won't respect them if they don't have all the answers. But kids respect parents more when they admit they don't know and say, "Let's find out." You don't have to answer your child's questions immediately, either. If she asks a difficult question when you are too busy to answer, say, "That's a good question. I'd like to think about it and get back to you at dinner." Then do. http://niswc.com/16cFC320271
22 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Are you registered to vote? Visit https://www.votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/where-to-get-an-application-2.html to see if you're registered, find out how to register, and learn more about voting in Texas! Make sure you register by April 2 to vote in the May 2 Bond2020 election!
23 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
The Royal FFA Parade Committee has named the Royal FFA Advisor Team as the 2020 Grand Marshal. Congratulations!
23 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
The Royal Relays will be take place on Friday, 3/6/20 at the RISD track and field stadium. The field events will start at 3:30pm and the running events will start at 5:30pm. Track shirts will be available at the meet for $5 and $10. Good luck to all participants!
23 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Advanced Floral Design Students @ Work....🌸  Team Challenges ... 🌱
23 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Royal ISD Bond Facts and Information: https://www.royalisdbond.com/
24 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Let's give a special shout out to Mr. Antoine Green for being our STEM March Student of the Month! Antoine has made tremendous progress across the board and we are so very proud of him. Continue to soar to greatness Antoine!
25 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Royal DAEP Administrator Ms. Housley voted!
25 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Please snap a picture of you wearing your “I Voted Today” sticker and share on one of the Royal Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages! #royalisdvotes Visit https://www.votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/ for info.
26 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Four more days until Spring Break (March 9-13) kicks off for students! Don’t forget that students get a bonus day off on Friday 3/6 (teacher in service day).
27 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Restating boosts science comprehension: Reading science is not like reading a novel. Your teen can improve his science comprehension if he translates the text and formulas he reads into his own words. Encourage him to approach the sample problems in his textbook the same way: After reading a problem, he should explain each step in his own words and write the explanation down. Then he can draw a diagram to illustrate the problem. http://niswc.com/36cAC320271
27 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Discuss what to do after making a poor choice: Sometimes, your child will make poor choices. It's what she does next that counts. Teach her these steps for recovering from a mistake: First, admit it. "I watched TV instead of doing my math." Next, accept the consequences. "I'll have to do my math and not watch TV this week." Then, make up for it. "I'll use that TV time to master math skills." Finally, learn from the experience. "Next time I'll do my homework first!" http://niswc.com/16cAC320271
27 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Congratulations to Gary Miller Jr. on his .500 batting average at the team’s recent tournament!
28 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Black History Month Fact of the Day: In addition to politics, Condoleezza Rice is an accomplished pianist who has performed with Yo-Yo Ma and Aretha Franklin. She entered the University of Denver at the age of 15 and earned her Ph.D. by age 26.
28 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Make the most of extra time: Leap year's extra day is the perfect day to teach your teen to turn small bits of extra time into study opportunities. So if dinner will be in 10 minutes, have your teen spend the time reviewing Spanish vocabulary. If she's going out with friends, have her solve five math problems first. Such short sessions won't replace a longer study time, but your teen will probably find she's using her time more effectively. http://niswc.com/36bcC320271
28 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Learn a new word for a special occasion: 2020 is a leap year, and February has an extra day. Teach your child another name for leap year: "Intercalary year." Intercalary means "inserted into a calendar," or "inserted between other things or parts." How many times today can your family use this new word in a sentence? http://niswc.com/16bcC320271
28 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
The lady falcons earned a well deserved 2-1 win tonight against Stafford. The girls played amazing soccer.
29 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Black History Month Fact of the Day: African American Matthew Henson accompanied Robert Edwin Peary on the first successful U.S. expedition to the North Pole, in 1909. In 2000, Henson was posthumously awarded the National Geographic Society's Hubbard Medal.
29 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Partner with teachers to work for your teen: Teachers and parents have a common goal: student success. When you speak to your teen's teachers, let them know you consider them your partners. Express your appreciation for what they do to help your teen learn. Then, share any concerns and listen to the teachers' viewpoints. Ask what you can do to help your teen succeed in school, then together, make plans to address any issues. http://niswc.com/36bbC320271
29 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Add to responsibility one day at a time: Here's a game to play with a calendar to encourage your child to act responsibly. Make a list of important behaviors—getting up on time, keeping his bedroom clean—and let your child add a letter of the word "responsible" to the calendar each day he demonstrates them. When the calendar says R-E-S-P-O-N-S-I-B-L-E, do something special together as a reward. http://niswc.com/16bbC320271
29 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Reminder! Friday 2/28/20 - RHS College & Career Day, 7:30am-11:30am. Post your selfies with your favorite booth. Don't forget to include #rhsfindmyfuture!
30 days ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Friday 2/28/20 - RHS College & Career Day, 7:30am-11:30am. Post your selfies with your favorite booth. Don't forget to include #rhsfindmyfuture!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Black History Month Fact of the Day: Josiah Henson fled slavery in 1830 and later founded a settlement in Ontario, Canada, for other escaped slaves. His 1849 autobiography is believed to have been Harriet Beecher Stowe's inspiration for the main character in Uncle Tom's Cabin.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
TODAY! RISD Students and Staff - Be a hero, give blood! Thursday February 27 in the CTE building at 2520 Durkin Road, Brookshire, TX 77423. Visit http://www.giveblood.org/faq.aspx to view FAQs about blood donations. Hope to see you there!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Help your teen see past the surface of online content: Students these days do a lot of research online. Does your teen know how to figure out whether an online source is reliable? When reading material online, your teen should find out: Who wrote this, and why should I believe them? When was this site last updated? Does it cover all sides of the issue? Is it objective, or is it sponsored by a company or organization to promote a product or agenda? http://niswc.com/36baC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Go on a hunt for different letter styles: Young writers can be confused by the different ways letters appear when printed. Is "a" the same as "A"? Look through magazines and newspapers with your child and cut out uppercase and lowercase letters in as many fonts and sizes as you can find. Help your child sort the letters and paste all the examples of each letter onto a separate index card. Your child will learn a variety of ways each letter can look. http://niswc.com/16baC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
In honor of National FFA Week! 12 Reasons Why We Need FFA More Than Ever: https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/12-reasons-why-we-need-ffa-more-ever
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Reminder! RHS College and Career Day will take place on Friday, 2/28. This event allows students to visit with colleges, technical programs, the military, and more. To volunteer at the event, please see the attached flyer.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Even in the off-season, RISD athletes work hard to stay at the top of their game! Today was max day for RISD off-season athletes, who registered an average gain of 15-20 lbs from 6 weeks ago.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Black History Month Fact of the Day: W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter founded The Niagara Movement, a black civil rights organization. Du Bois died one day before Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech at the March on Washington (August 28, 1963).
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
TOMORROW! RISD Students and Staff - Be a hero, give blood! Thursday February 27 in the CTE building at 2520 Durkin Road, Brookshire, TX 77423. Visit http://www.giveblood.org/faq.aspx to view FAQs about blood donations. Hope to see you there!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Bringing home a wealth of information about how to share all the wonderful stories of Royal! I teamed up with some fellow Astros fans from Goose Creek ISD for idea sharing and lunch! #TSPRAconnect #TSPRAconnect
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Long-distance involvement is worth the effort: Staying involved with your teen's education is important, even when you don't live nearby. To stay connected, make sure school officials know who you are. Make it a point to visit and meet your teen's teachers when you are in town. Ask about getting information by email. You might also ask your teen for videos of his events. Stay in touch with your teen, and always ask how school is going. http://niswc.com/36bZC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Encourage table talk at family meals: Experts know that casual talk at the dinner table helps families connect. Children who feel close to their families are also less likely to take part in risky behavior. But conversation is impossible when everyone is focused on a screen. So turn off the TV and other devices during meals. Instead, encourage everyone to share a success. Your family dinners may shield your child from trouble later on. http://niswc.com/16bZC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Coming soon to Royal!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
RHS College and Career Day will take place on Friday, 2/28. This event allows students to visit with colleges, technical programs, the military, and more. We are seeking volunteers to speak with our students at the event. See attached flyer for details!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
ATTENTION ROYAL FORMER STUDENTS: In celebration of National FFA week, we want to see your FFA pictures and memories! If you were an FFA member at RISD, please share pictures and memories from your time in FFA! When sharing, please use #royalffa and #nationalffaweek! ​​​
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Reduce the risk of risky behavior: Studies show that when parents monitor their teen's activities, the teens are less likely to take part in risky behavior. So, ask where your teen is going and with whom. Have her check in with you when she gets home from school. Get to know her friends and their families. Keep track of how your teen is doing in school. And let her know you expect her to tell you the truth about what she's doing. http://niswc.com/36bYC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Get to the bottom of underachievement: When your child's achievement in school is well below her ability, it's time to take action. First, talk to her teacher. Your child may be bored. Is there a project that might challenge her? Work together to find solutions. Outside school, look for activities that use your child's strengths. If the problem continues, ask a doctor how to test your child for learning disabilities (LD). http://niswc.com/16bYC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Royal High School students give back to our community by volunteering twice a month with the Houston Food Bank. At the 2/24/2020 event, RHS students serviced over 250 community members! Thank you for giving back!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Congratulations to our undefeated RHS soccer team! Keep it going straight to the top!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Royal Lady Falcons suffered a loss on Friday against Needville, but they kept fighting until the end and Jessica Aguilar scored off a free kick for us in the second half. Way to fight, ladies!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Black History Month Fact of the Day: Thomas Andrew Dorsey, considered the "Father of Gospel Music," was known for his works. His most famous composition, "Take My Hand, Precious Lord," was recorded by the likes of Elvis Presley and Mahalia Jackson.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
A belated Merry Christmas from the RHS ROTC Cadets and First Sergeant Bland!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
A belated Merry Christmas from the RHS ROTC Cadets and First Sergeant Bland!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Christi Ginn from RISD Communications here, reporting from the annual Texas School Public Relations Association conference. I’m here learning about new and fun ways to promote Royal and share all the fantastic news about our students! I’m so excited to put it all into practice for our community! TSPRA20 #TSPRA2020 #TSPRAconnect
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
The Royal High School Theater Arts department will present The Yellow Boat on Saturday, 2/29/2020. See https://www.royal-isd.net/article/180994?org=royal-isd for more details.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Dip into your teen's reading: One way to give your student a more in-depth understanding of what he's reading is to read the material yourself. Pick up the article or book he's reading. Read the school-assigned novels. Then, talk with your teen about how the material connects to something in your life. Share your ideas, and ask him to do the same. Did you like or dislike the same things? Why or why not? http://niswc.com/36bXC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Use three jars to teach money management: Give your child the savings habit by having him divide his money into three jars. The first jar is for change he can spend when he wants on what he wants (as long as it's allowed). The second jar is for saving for more expensive items that may take a few weeks or months to afford. The last jar is for long-term savings, for college, for example. http://niswc.com/16bXC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Black History Month Fact of the Day: At a time when universities did not typically offer financial assistance to black athletes, African American football star Ernie Davis was offered more than 50 scholarships.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Journaling about problems can help teens find answers: If your teen is trying to figure out how to handle a problem she's facing, suggest that she think it through in a journal. Tell her to write down the solutions she's considering and what she thinks might happen as a result of each option. Then she can record what she decides. Later, she can reread her thoughts and add notes to herself for the future. Did her solution work? What would she do differently next time? http://niswc.com/36bWC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Emphasize the difference between fact and opinion: In order to think critically about what she reads, your child must learn to separate fact from opinion. For practice, give your child a newspaper opinion column on a subject that interests her. Cut off the headline. Ask your child to read the piece and underline the facts in red and the opinions in blue. Then have her write her own headline. How does it compare to the original? http://niswc.com/16bWC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Black History Month Fact of the Day: Paul Cuffee, a philanthropist, ship captain and Quaker, supported a return to Africa for black citizens, transported 38 free African Americans to Sierra Leone in 1815. He also founded one of the first American integrated schools in 1797.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Community event!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Congratulations to the Wharton Tigers for earning 4th place with victory over Royal 68-50. Good luck in the playoffs!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Build skills that lead to test success: Whether they are studying for a driver's license or a biology test, teens need skills in planning, time management and organization in order to do well on exams. Encourage your teen to start planning for the end of unit test at the beginning of each unit. He should set aside regular time to review; cramming doesn't work. Filing quizzes, notes and worksheets by subject in a binder keeps them handy for study. http://niswc.com/36bVC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Five questions improve reading comprehension: Who? What? When? Where? Why? Teach your child to keep these questions in mind while reading, and he will begin to read more carefully and understand more of what he reads. What happened where in the story? Who was involved? When did it happen? Why was it written? Talk with him about his answers. If he can't answer the questions, have him read the passage again. http://niswc.com/16bVC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Yesterday our 7th, 9th, and 10th grade students visited the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum. The students reported that they felt inspired and uplifted, and some made new commitments to their personal work ethic both in and out of school!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
RHS Boys Basketball ( Falcons Vs. Wharton ) TONIGHT!! Lets Go Falcons!!! @ 7PM- Hopson Field House Fort Bend ISD 3335 Hurricane Lane; Missouri City, Texas 77459 .
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Black History Month Fact of the Day: Record sales from musician and singer Nat King Cole contributed so greatly to Capitol Records' success during the 1950s that its headquarters became known as "the house that Nat built."
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Catch the Lady Falcons tonight at 6PM at Seguin High School as they battle for the Area Title (Falcons vs Boerne Greyhounds)! Student tickets $4 & $6 adults. Sequin High School 1315 E Cedar St, Seguin, TX 78155
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Let's give a big shout out to Lucas Sanchez from STEM for being a good citizen and turning in money that he found in the hallway! Thank you Lucas and keep up the good work!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
ROTC students recognized at Royal High School with a new picture display for their organization! It's hanging in the ROTC hallway.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
RHS softball players celebrating their 8-4 win against Hitchcock!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Reduce conflict by discussing expectations, consequences: Teens deserve more freedom than they had when they were younger. They should also take more responsibility for their behavior. But they still need rules, and that can lead to conflict with parents. To keep it to a minimum, involve your teen in setting expectations. Make expectations specific and clear, and agree on what the consequences will be if she doesn't meet them. Then stick to both. http://niswc.com/36bUC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Support responsible learning: To be responsible students, children must take the job seriously. For that, they need their parents' support. Make learning a priority in your family's life: Visit the library, explore new places, take nature walks. Establish routines that make study an expected part of each day. Encourage your child to keep trying when homework is tough. And when she has questions, show her how to find the answers. http://niswc.com/16bUC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
The Lady Falcon Softball Team triumphed over the Fort Bend Marshall Lady Buffs last night with a score of 3 to 18. Player of the game and pitching ace Maddie Johnson recorded 6 strikeouts in the big win. Great job, Lady Falcons! We are proud of you!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Royal ISD Administration extends its deep appreciation to our district parents for their patience and cooperation during a difficult time. Thank you.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
The campus-wide lockdown has been lifted. Transportation and dismissal will continue per normal procedures and will be supervised by law enforcement.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
RISD Community, all evening school activities are canceled for Thursday, February 20. We will continue to work closely with law enforcement and will provide further details as they become available.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Black History Month Fact of the Day: Legendary singer James Brown performed in front of a televised audience in Boston the day after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Brown is often given credit for preventing further riots with the performance.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
RISD community, Part of the RISD lockdown procedures include sheltering in place and not answering inbound calls. Please rest assured that all students are safe. Additional communications will be sent as details become available.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
RHS ROTC Cadets enjoying their time as invited guests at the Ridge Point High School JROTC Marine Corps Ball.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Further details have become available. The threat originated from an off-campus individual. All students are safe and still in lockdown mode. We will continue to work closely with law enforcement and will provide further details as they become available.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Hello Royal community. All RISD schools are still in lockdown mode, meaning that no one enters or leaves the campus as a safety precaution. All students are safe. We will continue to work closely with law enforcement and will provide further details as they become available.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
The High School, Jr High, and Elementary each have a new Twitter account. Please follow them at: @risdhighschool,@royaljrhigh1, and @royalelem!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Update on Friday's Lady Falcons Basketball Game: the game will be played at Seguin High School at 6pm. Good luck!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
A strategy for pilots works for students, too: Before an airplane takes off, the pilot runs through a checklist to be sure everything is ready. Encourage your teen to make his own checklist and run through it before taking off for school each day. Does he have his backpack, homework, lunch, planner, gym shoes, signed note? Suggest using checklists throughout the day, too. What does your teen need for each class? To bring home from school? http://niswc.com/36bTC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Share a journal and build a writing connection: When kids have time to think about what they want to say, they sometimes share their deepest thoughts. Try sharing a journal with your child. Glue a picture of the two of you on a notebook, then write something positive about your child. It might be about how hard he's trying in school or how he makes you laugh. Leave it for him to read. The next day, it is his turn to write to you. Keep it up all year! http://niswc.com/16bTC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
More good news from the recent Needville UIL competition. In Computer Applications, Ramsey Alfaro won Meet Champion, Daniel Gonzalez placed 3rd, and Vanessa Oviedo placed 6th. Congratulations!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Black History Month Fact of the Day: Though he is of Caribbean ancestry, Harry Belafonte was actually born in the United States. The internationally renowned entertainment icon and human rights activist is from Harlem, New York.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
RHS ROTC celebrating the Veterans Day celebration opening ceremony in the Houston marathon building with Colonel Pyle’s, the commander of the McLemore Detachment of the Marine Corps League.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
RHS ROTC Cadets engaged in log physical fitness training.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
This Friday night (2/21) at 7:00 pm, Royal mens’ basketball will take on Wharton at Hopson Field House in Fort Bend ISD.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Congratulations to our Lady Falcons for last night’s 65-56 Bi-District playoff win against Giddings! Keep up the great work!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Have plans this coming Saturday? The Royal Marching Sound Machine performs in 3 Galveston Mardi Gras parades: 2:30pm Mardi Gras Kings Parade; 3:30pm Laissez Les Bon Temps Parade; and 5:00pm Knights Of Momus Parade. VIsit https://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/tickets/ for details.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Word parts provide clues to meaning: When your teen runs into words in her daily reading that she doesn't know, have her break them down into parts. Does she know what any of the parts mean? For example, if she knows that "sub" means under or below, she will have an important clue to a word like "subterranean," and she may be able to guess the rest from the surrounding words. http://niswc.com/36bSC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Play the Too Much game with your child: Sometimes enough is enough. That's when it's time to play the Too Much game. Tell your child: "When I say 'too much,' you say something that's good in an appropriate amount, but not when you have too much. Then say what bad thing comes from too much." Your child might say, "Food is good, but eating too much is unhealthy." Take turns and have some fun: Too much bathing might wash your skin off! http://niswc.com/16bSC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Falcon men’s basketball scores from tonight: Freshman boys lost 56-35. JV boys lost 53-36. Varsity boys won 77-52.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Black History Month Fact of the Day: Before he was a renowned artist, Romare Bearden was also a talented baseball player. He was recruited by the Philadelphia Athletics if he would agree to pass as white. He turned down the offer, instead choosing to work on his art.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
RES parents and guardians, don't miss Family Fun & Fitness Night! Feb 20, 5:30 to 7:00pm.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Cheaters cheat themselves out of learning: Most students admit to cheating at one time or another. It's important to help your teen understand that it's the cheater who is hurt most by cheating. Explain that while cheating may seem to have immediate benefits, the long-term damage is devastating: Your teen will be a liar and won't know the material for future tests, won't get needed help, and when caught, will face severe consequences. http://niswc.com/36bRC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Spot the states in this license-plate game: Studies show that American students tend to do poorly in geography. Here's a game to help your child learn where places are. When your child is in the car, make her the "license-plate lookout." She should write down the out-of-state license plates she sees. When you get home, help her locate the states on a map or globe and let her mark each one with a sticker. Can she collect all the states? http://niswc.com/16bRC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Thanks to the RISD community for supporting Royal National Honor Society and the Class of 2020 at the Marie D. Pattison NHS Scholarship Dinner and Auction.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Come watch our Lady Falcons in the Varsity Girls Bi District game on Tuesday February 18th against Giddings in Columbus at 8:00pm. Good luck!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Come support the RHS Varsity Men's Soccer as they continue their 19-0 winning streak! The RHS soccer teams start the 2nd round of district play on Friday 2/21 against Needville at home. Boys at 5, Lady Falcons at 7. Good luck!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
The Royal Lady Falcons Varsity Soccer team defeated Rice Consolidated 3-1! Great job ladies!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Black History Month Fact of the Day: Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on friend Maya Angelou's birthday, on April 4, 1968. Angelou stopped celebrating her birthday for years afterward, and sent flowers to King's widow until Coretta's death in 2006.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Cadets call meeting at Ponchatoula, LA JROTC drill competition.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
First Sergeant Bland and Cadets Austin Napps, Nick Diaz, Sandra Rodriguez, and Giselle Ibarra enjoying a well deserved warriors meal the night prior to the October drill competition in Louisiana.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Don't miss this week's exciting events at Royal Elementary! Feb 18 to 21: Spring Book Fair (see attached parent shopping times). Feb 20: Family Fitness Night and Academic Night (STAAR) for 3rd grade to 5th grade, 5:30 to 7:00pm. See you there! #AnchoredInSuccess
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Motivate your teen to take interest in history: Too many teens don't know the answers to simple history questions. One way to help your teen to find the fun in learning history is to watch a historical movie together. Then challenge him to check the facts and see how accurate it was. You can also inspire him to find out more by offering to free him from a chore if he surprises you with a historical fact you didn't know. http://niswc.com/36bQC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Does your child need a tutor? If your child is struggling in school, a tutor may be able to help. Check in with your child's teacher to find out what the issues and options are. Before hiring a tutor, be sure to ask: What are the person's academic qualifications? (Elementary tutors should be certified teachers.) Has the tutor taught this subject? Taught children your child's age? Will the tutor communicate with his teacher? (The best tutoring supports classroom learning.) http://niswc.com/16bQC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Black History Month Fact of the Day: During the 1930s, painter Charles Alston founded the 306 group, which provided support and apprenticeship for African American artists, including Langston Hughes; sculptor Augusta Savage; and mixed-media visionary Romare Bearden.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Grab a book, feed your brain! Don't miss the Royal Elementary Book Fair (February 18 - 21). #AnchoredInSuccess
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Labs give students a 3-D view of science: Science labs may be more lively than lectures, but they aren't social hours. Labs help students put the science they are learning into practice. The hands-on experience helps them make sense of the lesson. Encourage your teen to pay close attention. And if she is confused about a lab, she should ask the teacher to explain step-by-step what the experiment is trying to prove. http://niswc.com/36bPC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Help your child keep schoolwork organized: To help your child organize her schoolwork, give her a three-ring binder with some dividers for each subject. Add some pockets for holding papers. Everything goes in the binder by subject: handouts, completed homework and corrected tests. It's your child's job to take the binder to school and bring it home each night. She'll have what she needs when she needs it, all in one place. http://niswc.com/16bPC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Black History Month Fact of the Day: Allensworth is the first all-black Californian township, founded and financed by African Americans in 1908. It was built to establish a self-sufficient city where African Americans could live their lives free of racial prejudice.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Student Holiday/Teacher In-Service Day on 2/17/2020.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Show your teen that you are listening: According to one national survey, teens think parents aren't very good listeners. Here are six important ways to listen to your teen (and teach listening by example): pay attention, be open to discussion, stay calm, be courteous, avoid making judgments, disagree in a loving way and encourage his self-worth. One great way to do all these things is to hold regular family meetings. Give everyone a chance to talk and listen. http://niswc.com/36bOC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Reward positive effort with a weekend surprise! Tell your child you've planned something special for the weekend, but don't say what it is. Let his imagination build the excitement. After dinner, ask everyone to get into pajamas. Then build a fort with pillows, chairs and blankets. Pop popcorn and put pieces of cut fruit on sticks. Stay up late reading, playing board games and eating your treats. In the morning, serve your child's favorite breakfast. http://niswc.com/16bOC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Black History Month Fact of the Day: During the 1908 Olympics, John Baxter Taylor was the first African-American to win an Olympic gold medal, going down in history.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
RHS MJROTC giving back to the community by delivering toy drive items to Royal Elementary! Thank you for your service!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
RISD Students and Staff - Be a hero, give blood! The next RISD blood drive will be held on Thursday February 27 in the CTE building at 2520 Durkin Road, Brookshire, TX 77423. Visit http://www.giveblood.org/faq.aspx to view FAQs about blood donations. Hope to see you there!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
UIL Team Pics from recent meets!! Way to go!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Discuss report cards and what comes next: You'll learn more from your teen's report card if you sit down and discuss it with her. Why does she think she got these grades? Together, compare her grades with previous ones. Celebrate her successes and talk about what needs improvement. What does your teen expect for the next grading period? Set some goals and help her develop a specific plan for achieving them. http://niswc.com/36bNC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Ask this question when your child gets home: When your child gets home today, try asking her the same question Nobel Prize-winning physicist Isidor Rabi's mother asked him: "Did you ask a good question today?" Encourage your child to think about what she's learning in class so she will know what she wants to ask. Rabi credited his mother for his becoming a scientist; her daily query prompted him to ask thoughtful questions. http://niswc.com/16bNC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Black History Month Fact of the Day: The charity single "We Are the World" owes its creation and success to Harry Belafonte. The song raised over $63 million for aid in Africa and the United States.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Are you a Texas history buff? Visit https://mailchi.mp/thc/experience-upcoming-texas-revolution-events?e=f22b230604 to learn about upcoming events that bring the rich history of our state to life.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Share math tips from successful students: If your teen is more likely to believe advice from another teen than an adult, share these math success tips from actual students with him: "When I kept up with the homework it was easier to study for the tests." "Work with a friend. What you don't know, your friend usually does." "Pay attention. I know now not to sit by the window." "Practice makes perfect isn't just words; it's the truth." http://niswc.com/36bMC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Turn passing time into thinking time When you are doing errands or stuck in traffic, keep your child's brain working with thinking activities. At the supermarket, for example, ask him to point out all the orange items he sees, or everything that costs more than two dollars but less than three. In the car, ask him to find signs with the letter J or the word "store" in them. Ask questions that require thought, too: "What do you think might happen if … ?" http://niswc.com/16bMC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Black History Month Fact of the Day: Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to Congress. She also ran for the presidency and became the first major party black candidate for president. Three assassination attempts were made on Shirley Chisholm during her campaign.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Help your teen improve proofreading skills: Your teen has great ideas, but her papers get marked down because she makes careless errors. Teach her to reread her papers slowly. Reading aloud is even better because it's easier to hear a mistake than to catch it by sight. Tell your teen to read what's actually on the page, and to try not to let her eyes fill in what they want to see. She should proofread more than once, checking for errors that she often makes. http://niswc.com/36bLC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Get into character with homemade hats You can boost your child's reading comprehension by having her act out the story. And whether she is pretending to be a magician, pirate, cowgirl or chef, the right hat adds to the fun. To make one: Place a sheet of newspaper or gift wrap on your child's head. Gather it at eyebrow level and tape the gathers with masking tape. Cut a brim from some more paper. Tape it on and let your child's imagination take over. http://niswc.com/16bLC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
The 2020 RHS Track, Softball, and Baseball schedules have been added to the RISD website at https://www.royal-isd.net/o/royal-isd/browse/78326!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Don't miss the first RHS Spring Pep Rally on 2/14 at 1:55pm in the RHS gym! Go Falcons!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Black History Month Fact of the Day: Benjamin Banneker taught himself astronomy and math to become America's "First Known African American Man of Science". He had little opportunity for formal education, so he taught himself and soon revealed his brilliant mind.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
To learn about careers, your teen just has to ask: Most teens don't have a clear idea of what career they want to follow. But information they need about careers is all around them. Encourage your teen to talk to people he meets. He can ask questions such as: Why did you become a dentist (or electrician or salesperson)? What's the best thing about your job? What do you like least about it? What special skills do you need? How much education is involved? http://niswc.com/36bKC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Use a schedule to make responsibility routine: To help your child finish homework and chores without having to nag him repeatedly, create a responsibility routine. Write down a schedule with specific times for homework, chores, free time and screen time. If you stick to the schedule, your child will know he must finish homework, set the table and lay out his clothes for tomorrow before he plays. Have him check off each task as he completes it. http://niswc.com/16bKC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Order that special someone in your life a Bouquet of a Dozen Roses designed by the RHS Advanced Floral Class. Click the following link to view the order form! https://5il.co/cvio Happy Valentine's Day!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Black History Month Fact of the Day: Billie Holiday’s famous song “Strange Fruit” was originally an anti-lynching poem written by Bronx teacher Lewis Allan for Teacher Union magazine. https://www.npr.org/2012/09/05/158933012/the-strange-story-of-the-man-behind-strange-fruit
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Congratulations to our February STEM Student of the Month, 7th Grader Marialicia Urdaneta! Marialicia is always being praised by her teachers for being studious and a leader among her peers! We are proud and honored to have you as a student on our campus. Keep up the good work!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Don't forget! Student Holiday/Teacher In-Service Day on 2/17/2020.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Share activities that show your teen you care: If you want to get closer to your teen, take an interest in what's important to her. Listen to her music. Ask her why she likes it and consider her answer before sharing your views. Spend time learning about her favorite hobby. If your teen is a night owl, stay awake past your bedtime and share a snack. You could also watch a movie together that you wouldn't have chosen but is right up her alley. Then discuss it. http://niswc.com/36bJC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Inspire caring and creativity with valentines - http://niswc.com/16bJC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Inspire caring and creativity with valentines: Valentine's Day (February 14) is coming up. To teach your child about caring for others, make a list together of people who might like to receive a valentine, such as a lonely child, a single neighbor, a helpful store clerk or the school custodian. Ask your child to make some cards for them, and help her deliver her valentines in person. Seeing the recipients' joy will encourage more kind gestures. http://niswc.com/16bJC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
The next School Board meeting is on Monday 2/10/20 at 6:30pm. https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicItemDownload.aspx?mk=50363496&fn=agenda.pdf
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Black History Month Fact of the Day: Born in 1867 to former slaves on a Louisiana cotton plantation, Madam C.J. Walker was an African American entrepreneur who became America's first female self-made millionaire.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Encourage your teen to take volunteering seriously: If your teen wants to volunteer, it is important for him to be aware of everything the job requires. He may not be getting paid, but volunteer work is still a serious job. Suggest that he ask a supervisor to outline the duties and time involved. Is your teen comfortable with the responsibility? Encourage him to keep a journal about his experience on the job. He can refer to it later for job applications and interviews. http://niswc.com/36bIC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Choose age-appropriate news sources: Watching TV news can upset elementary schoolers, and the older they get the more vulnerable they are. Fifth graders are old enough to understand what they see, but too young to put it into perspective. To help explain, look for news sources produced for children, such as Scholastic News. News videos for kids are available online on sites such as NBC Learn. Watch with your child, so you can answer questions and explain what he is seeing. http://niswc.com/16bIC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Choose age-appropriate news sources - http://niswc.com/16bIC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Black History Month Fact of the Day: Prior to Rosa Parks, Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. Colvin stated, "I felt like Sojourner Truth was pushing down on one shoulder and Harriet Tubman was pushing down on the other. I was glued to my seat."
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Allow your teen time to think problems through: Your teen clearly has a problem. You want to help, so you ask, "Do you want to talk about it?" "No," she replies. Now what? Sometimes, even teens who are close to their parents don't want to talk. You can respect this while still showing your willingness to listen to your teen. Say something like, "I respect that you want to think about this on your own. If you want to talk about it later, I'll still be here." http://niswc.com/36bHC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Make talking and thinking part of reading aloud: As you read with your child, stop from time to time to discuss what you're reading. What does it mean? How does the story relate to things your child already knows? When new words appear, ask your child what words she knows that have similar meanings. Before you reach the end of a passage, see if she can predict what will happen next. When your child makes these connections, she gets more from her reading. http://niswc.com/16bHC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Black History Month Fact of the Day: Mildred and Richard Loving left their home state of Virginia to marry after being warned that their marriage was against state law. Loving v Virginia resulted in a ruling that the bans on interracial marriage unconstitutional.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
A short self-quiz helps teens study effectively: Creating a study schedule can help teens prepare effectively for tests. But how much time should your teen schedule? He can start by quizzing himself: How much did he study for this type of test before? What were the results? What are his current grades? What study pace works best for him for this subject, long stretches or short bursts? Once he answers these questions, he'll be ready to set up a schedule. http://niswc.com/36bGC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Keeping up with homework adds up to math success: If your child has homework in only one subject, it's likely to be math. Math builds on itself, and your child will have an easier time if you make sure he does all his assignments. Have your child read through any sample problems and explain them to you. If he's confused, remind him to ask the teacher for help right away. On days when there is no math homework, review math facts together with your child. http://niswc.com/16bGC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Thanks to Go Public Gulf Coast for selecting Royal as a “Cool School” and helping promote all the great things in RISD! Go Public made today’s Channel 2 spotlight on RISD possible! https://www.gopublicgulfcoast.com/
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Black History Month Fact of the Day: Iconic performer Josephine Baker performers, left the United States due to overt racism. She later became a spy for the Allies due to the Nazi occupation of Paris, using her status to eavesdrop at various embassy events and balls.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Congratulations to Mr. Runnels and Mrs. Green for representing RISD so well this morning on Channel 2! Look for more pictures and the official video in the coming days!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Awesome job! Thanks to Houston Life for this opportunity!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Don’t forget to tune in to Channel 2 at 1pm! The RISD section will start around 1:20.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Reminder! The Houston Life Facebook livestream about RISD on Facebook starts in 10 minutes! https://www.facebook.com/HoustonLifeTV/
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Reminder! Houston Life will livestream a feature about RISD on Facebook today at 1pm! Visit https://www.royal-isd.net/article/182897?org=royal-isd for more information.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Getting ready to tell the Houston area and beyond how awesome our schools and kids are! Don’t forget to tune into Channel 2 - Houston Life starts at 1pm and RISD will be on around 1:22pm!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Ask for your teen's help at home: Teenagers gain confidence and connection when they can contribute to their families and be appreciated for their contributions. So, ask your teen for her help and advice with family plans. Show that you have faith in her abilities and value her opinion. Thank her for helping the household run more smoothly. And remember to communicate your confidence in her: "I know you can do it!" http://niswc.com/36bFC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Do music and study mix? Do you argue with your child about listening to music during homework time? Parents often insist on quiet, while kids say they learn just as much with music on. Who's right? Let your child's progress be your guide. Does she listen to music and still get great grades? Soft, slow music is probably OK. But if she struggles with schoolwork, turn off the tunes. They may very well be distracting her. http://niswc.com/16bFC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Black History Month Fact of the Day: Phillis Wheatley was only 12 when she became the first female African American author published. In 1773, Phillis published her first poem, making her the first African American to be published.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Reminder! Houston Life will livestream a feature about RISD on Facebook tomorrow at 1pm! Visit https://www.royal-isd.net/article/182897?org=royal-isd for times and details.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Help your teen create a college-fit checklist: How will your teen know which colleges are right for him? Encourage him to make a checklist of features he wants in a college, such as location, size, major, housing, school life, professor/student ratio and cost. Then he can research (at the library, online and by talking to teachers, school counselors and friends) to see which colleges meet the most of his needs. http://niswc.com/36bEC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Interested in upcoming events in RISD? Make sure you monitor the District home page! To see all events, visit https://www.royal-isd.net/o/royal-isd/events
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
For good behavior, motivate with marbles: Here's a simple system to encourage good behavior. Every time your child does something properly, give him a marble to put into a clear jar. Notable achievements, such as an improvement in a grade, also earn marbles. If your child behaves poorly, he "loses his marbles." When the jar is full, the whole family gets a treat. Keep the jar where your child can see his progress and remember that his good behavior benefits everyone. http://niswc.com/16bEC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Please join the Varsity basketball teams for Senior Night! Royal Falcon Basketball vs Stafford @home Feb 7 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Lady Falcon Softball vs Hitchcock @home Feb 7 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Black History Month Fact of the Day: Cathay Williams was the one and only female Buffalo Soldier, posing as a man named William Cathay to enlist in the 38th infantry in 1866. She served for two years before a doctor discovered that she was a woman, leading to her discharge.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Happy Birthday, Rosa Parks! She was born Rosa Louise McCauley on Feb. 4, 1913. By refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus to a white passenger in 1955, she launched a major movement on the road to equality.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Share an organized approach to essays: Middle and high school students must learn to tackle essay questions. An organized approach is the key. Suggest that your teen begin by listing anything she thinks should be a part of her answer. Then she can number the most important ideas in order. Her introduction should contain those important concepts and be followed by a paragraph about each. When she's finished writing, she should edit her work and prepare a final draft. http://niswc.com/36bDC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Positive words encourage cooperation: When you want your child's cooperation, send a positive message. Saying "I hope you finish your homework and do a careful job. Then we can play games and eat popcorn," sounds like an invitation, while "No homework, no games" sounds like a threat. It's the same message, but which version would you rather hear? http://niswc.com/16bDC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Be specific about the dangers of substance abuse: When it comes to preventing substance abuse, your teen needs to hear more than "Just say no." He also needs specifics about the links between drug and alcohol use and his future. Explain the ways they can ruin his health, his appearance and his chances of going to college, joining the armed forces or getting a job. Remind him that substance abuse can also destroy relationships…and even cost him his life. http://niswc.com/36bCC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Participate in things that matter to your child: It's not always possible for parents to attend every one of their children's events at school. So what's most important? It's simple, really. Ask your child which events mean the most to her. She may not care if you miss seeing her get a perfect attendance award. But she may really want you to hear her 30-second solo in the spring concert. When you can't be there for everything, be there when it matters to your child. http://niswc.com/16bCC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
No school tomorrow! Enjoy!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Let experience teach responsibility lessons - Your teen forgot her homework and she wants you to drive it to school. Or she hasn't completed her English paper and wants you to let her skip a class to finish it. Sound familiar? Fixing your teen's problems for her now will create bigger problems in the future. To help her develop the responsibility she'll need for the rest of her life, let her face the consequences of her actions and learn from experience. http://niswc.com/36bBC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Sneak some science into conversations - You'd probably be met with a groan if you said, "Let's talk about science" to your child. To bring the subject up more naturally, notice the moon and stars. Ask your child what he can tell you about the current shape of the moon. Or talk about the food you eat. Can he tell you why it's important to eat vegetables, or what protein does? Talk about his gadgets, too. How does he think technology influences his life? http://niswc.com/16bBC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Send messages that improve communication - Sometimes, teens worry so much about what their parents might think or say that they don't share their problems with them. To keep communication flowing, let your teen know you are proud of him. Tell him often that you will always listen to what he has to say. If he says, "You just don't understand," try responding, "But I'd like to. Tell me more." http://niswc.com/36bAC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Collecting can teach school skills - Are your child's drawers crammed with "treasures"? Use her collections to reinforce school skills. To encourage reading, have her visit the library or go online to read about her collecting interests. Practice math skills by having her count and sort and classify items. Promote organization by having her think about ways to display and keep track of her collectibles, such as creating a digital catalog. http://niswc.com/16bAC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Congratulations to our Student of the Month Ashanti Powell! Thank you for all of your hard work and making us proud each and everyday. Keep up the good work Ashanti!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Royal FFA Announces 2020 Livestock Show Parade Theme: “Let’s have a Fiesta with the Royal FFA” The parade will be Saturday, March 28, 2020 in Downtown Brookshire. The 64th Annual Royal FFA Livestock and Horticulture Show and Sale will take place on March 26-28, 2020.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Reminder! Don't forget to apply for the Bank of America Student Leaders Program opportunity! https://www.royal-isd.net/article/183376?org=royal-isd
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
You have what it takes to help at school - http://niswc.com/36aeC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
You have what it takes to help at school - You may think you don't have much to offer at school. But skills you consider routine could be a great help to your teen and other students. You might be able to coach a student on how to write a résumé or interview for a job. Perhaps you could demonstrate a computer program or give tips on how to care for children. Can you suggest a book that gives an inside look at a career? Ask the school how you can share your life skills. http://niswc.com/36aeC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
RISD Education Foundation Spring 2020 Grant applications are available! The deadline is March 18th. Visit https://royal-isd.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/TestProject/tabid/903474/Default.aspx?fbclid=IwAR0vXq76djYUwU7IrWOpHwnBFDq6VppD-eUliy0A4jePePMu-SRbSl_-EfY to download the application.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Play the Try a New Vegetable game - To encourage your child to give a new healthy food a try, write the names of vegetables you have on hand on slips of paper. Repeat so you have two slips for each vegetable, and put the papers into a hat. Your child draws slips until he gets the same vegetable twice. That's the one you'll serve tonight. Then refill the hat with slips numbered from 1 to 10. The one he picks is how many bites of vegetable he has to eat. http://niswc.com/16aeC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
RISD Students and Staff - Be a hero, give blood! The next RISD blood drive will be held on Thursday February 27 in the CTE building at 2520 Durkin Road, Brookshire, TX 77423. Visit http://www.giveblood.org/faq.aspx to view FAQs about blood donations. Hope to see you there!
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Focus on goals that matter to your teen - It can be tempting to encourage your teen to follow a dream you have for her. But in many cases, teens have different ideas about where their talents and interests lie. Pressuring your teen to choose a career path she is not suited for can cause her to feel she has failed. If her passion is literature, celebrate that. Don't push her into engineering because "that's where all the jobs are." http://niswc.com/36adC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Interested in helping RISD kids and making extra money? The district is looking for a Bilingual Bus Monitor. Applications must be submitted online. Visit https://royalisd.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=671 to learn more and to apply.
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Rewarding persistence can boost motivation to practice - Many skills children need to learn take time to master. But practicing times tables, spelling words or piano scales isn't always fun. One way to keep your child motivated is to reward solid efforts. Stock a jar with small treats. Then you and your child can agree on the number of diligent practice sessions needed to earn a treat. As her skills improve, adjust the number upward to maintain the challenge. http://niswc.com/16adC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Updated Region 3 4A Soccer Rankings! Keep up the great work! https://twitter.com/tascosoccer/status/1219661919713447936?s=21
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Reading aloud is not just for preschoolers - You may think of reading aloud as something you do with a young child. But your teen can benefit from it, too. Consider reading aloud to each other from a story or article that might interest him. You might also check out an audiobook from your library. Hearing fluent reading can improve your teen's own reading fluency. And if he likes it, it may inspire him to read another book on that topic or by that author. http://niswc.com/36acC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
In tests, finishing last is a winning move - Some elementary schoolers race through tests to see who can finish first. And their grades reflect their hurried, incomplete responses. Remind your child that it is important to take time to double-check his answers. He may finish the test last, but his grades will likely improve. http://niswc.com/16acC320271
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
How is math like life?
about 1 month ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Own a small business? Interested in free training and guidance? Enter the Houston Community College Business Plan Competition. an opportunity for entrepreneurs to develop focused plans to start or grow their businesses. Visit http://hccs.edu/businessplancompetition for details.
2 months ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Books: The original handheld device! Don't miss the Royal Elementary Book Fair (February 18 - 21). #AnchoredInSuccess
2 months ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Suggest a news technique for strong writing - If your teen is unhappy with a paper she's writing, suggest this technique reporters use. After she writes her first draft, have your teen pick out the most important supporting point and develop it into an intriguing opener, called a "hook." This will get her paper off to a strong start and draw readers in. For a snappy ending, or "kicker," she can write a short summary and a use a quote that supports the points she has made. http://niswc.com/36abC320271
2 months ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Create a one-glance family information center - If weekday mornings include a scramble to find the notes, flyers and appointment information your family has left around the house, one tried-and-true solution is a family bulletin board. Hang a large bulletin board in a central location and divide it into categories: School, Soccer, Scouts, etc. Tack notes and reminders in the appropriate sections. One glance will get you on your way. http://niswc.com/16abC320271
2 months ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Resources for Holocaust Remembrance Day: https://www.ushmm.org/remember/days-of-remembrance/resources
2 months ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Join us for an evening of fellowship, food, and learning as our STEM students showcase their STEM Fair projects.
2 months ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Take a responsibility challenge with your teen - Being responsible means actually doing what we say we're going to do. In order to behave responsibly toward others, we have to learn to follow through on promises we make to ourselves. To get this lesson across to your teen, take a challenge with him: Each of you choose one thing that's been on your to-do list for at least a week and do it today. http://niswc.com/36aaC320271
2 months ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
These student achievement tips are parent-approved - In a survey, parents of high achieving high school students were asked how to raise a child who is successful in school. Their top tips? Stay involved and emphasize the importance of education. Take time to talk with your child and respect her opinions. Give her an ethical foundation. Get her involved with the things that interest her. And let your child know how much you love her. http://niswc.com/16aaC320271
2 months ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
The Northwest Flyers (NWF) Track Club will kick-off the Spring/Summer 2020 Track & Field season with a 2/1/2020 kick-off breakfast for interested athletes and their parents. Visit https://5il.co/cjso and https://northwestflyers.org/register/ for complete details.
2 months ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Interested in learning about all the great things happening in Texas public schools? Make sure you follow Friends of Texas Public Schools (https://www.fotps.org/) and Go Public Gulf Coast (https://www.gopublicgulfcoast.com/) on social media!
2 months ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
The West I-10 Chamber of Commerce Appreciation & Awards Gala will be held on Thursday, January 30th. The RISD CTE Department will receive the Chamber’s 2019 Community Appreciation Award. Congratulations to the CTE team and students for their hard work and for giving back!
2 months ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Believe in yourself!
2 months ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Help your teen keep track of math's puzzle pieces: Much of math is like a puzzle. It can be hard to see where the new piece fits until you look at the existing pieces. Don't let your teen lose too many pieces of the puzzle. Even if she has no math homework due the next day, encourage her to work at least a few problems every day. This will reinforce the concepts in her mind, and it can help her see how the next assignment fits in. http://niswc.com/36aZC320271
2 months ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Attitude turns a bad experience into a good lesson: It took Thomas Edison hundreds of tries before he found the right materials for the light bulb. But each time he learned what wouldn't work, Edison got closer to finding out what would, and he kept going. Help your child take that same attitude. When he makes a mistake, ask him what he's learned. Experience is a good teacher, but your child must pay attention. http://niswc.com/16aZC320271
2 months ago, RISD Communications
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
2 months 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
2 months 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.
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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.
2 months 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.
2 months ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
1/25 - RJH Ralcon Basketball Tournament in Columbus
2 months 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!
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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.
2 months 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!
2 months ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
1/24 - Royal Lady Falcons soccer vs Bay City @home, 5pm
2 months ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
1/24 - Royal Lady Falcon Basketball vs Sealy @home, 4:30pm
2 months ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
1/24 - Royal Falcon Basketball vs Sealy @home, 5:30pm ***Jr High Night!***
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Attention RHS seniors! Complete a FAFSA this month to qualify for a $1,000 scholarship. #OpportunityScholarships spr.ly/60181dKFK
2 months ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
Congratulations to the 7th grade A team! Royal Jr High Tournament Champs!
2 months 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.***
2 months ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
1/23 - RJH Lady Falcon Basketball vs Bellville @home, 4:30pm
2 months ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
1/23 - RJH Falcon Basketball vs Bellville @away, 4:30pm
2 months ago, RISD Communications
RISD Communications
1/23 - RES Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) testing
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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.
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
1/22 - RHS Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) testing
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
1/21/2020 - Lady Falcons Soccer vs. Bellville@away, 5pm
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
1/21/2020 - Royal Falcon Soccer vs. Madisonville @away, 5pm
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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.
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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.
2 months 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.
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
RISD is closed for the MLK Holiday on Monday, January 20.
2 months 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.
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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!
2 months 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
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
University of Houston Track Meet - Participants to meet at 8am
2 months 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
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
1/18/2020 - RJH Falcon Basketball Tournament @home
2 months 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
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
RJH Lady Falcon Basketball Tournament in Giddings (@away), Jan 18
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Lady Falcons Soccer Alumni Game Jan 17 at 7:00 PM
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
RJH Falcon Basketball Royal JH Tournament, Jan 18
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Falcon Soccer vs Bay City @ away Jan 17 at 5:00 PM
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Lady Falcon Basketball vs Needville @home Jan 17 at 4:30 PM
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Falcon Basketball vs Needville @home Jan 17 at 4:30 PM
2 months 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.
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
1/18/2020 - FFA Progress Show. Good luck!
2 months 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
2 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Pharmacy Technology seniors hard at work learning about compounding medications!
2 months 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.
2 months 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.
2 months 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.
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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.
2 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Lady Falcons Soccer vs Peatow @away Jan 14 at 5:00 PM
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Lady Falcon Basketball vs Needville @ home Jan 14 at 4:30 PM
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Falcon Basketball vs Stafford @away Jan 14 at 4:30 PM.
3 months 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.
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
RJH Lady Falcon Basketball vs Harmony @ away Jan 13 at 5:00 PM
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
RJH Falcon Basketball vs Harmony @home Jan 13 at 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
3 months 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!
3 months 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
3 months 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!
3 months 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!
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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.
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Boys & Girls Club basketball registration is open! Please call 281-934-3184 to learn more.
3 months 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.
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
“The investment in education is expensive but the payment for ignorance is everlasting.” - Jason Alexander McDonald
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Falcon Basketball vs Fulshear @home, Jan 10, 4:30 PM
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Lady Falcon Basketball vs Fulshear @home, Jan 10, 4:30 PM
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Beautiful artwork from Royal Elementary!
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
RJH Falcon Basketball vs Caldwell @home, Jan 9, 5:00 PM
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Falcon Soccer Hargrave Showcase, Jan 9 to Jan 11
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
1/8/2020: Students return to school!
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
RJH Lady Falcon Basketball vs Caldwell @away, Jan 9, 5:00 PM
3 months 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
3 months 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!
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
1/7/2020: Royal Lady Falcon Basketball vs El Campo @away, 4:30 pm
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
1/7/2020: Royal Falcon Basketball vs El Campo @away, Noon
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
1/6/2020 and 1/7/2020: Teacher In-Service Days
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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?
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
1/3/3029: Royal Lady Falcon Basketball vs El Campo @away 4:30 pm
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
1/3/3029: Royal Falcon Basketball vs Wharton @ home noon
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
1/3/3029: Royal Lady Falcon Soccer vs Cypress Creek @home 5 pm
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Welcome to 2020!
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Falcon Soccer - Madisonville Tournament, 1/2/2020 to 1/5/2020
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Happy New Year's from RISD!
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Lady Falcon Basketball vs Sealy @away, 12pm, 12/30/2019
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
12/30/2019: Royal Lady Falcon Basketball vs Sealy @away noon
3 months 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/
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
CORRECTION: 12/28/2019: Double header against Yates at Royal HS. Girls at noon. Boys at 1:30.
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Merry Christmas from RISD!
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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.
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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.
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
RHS Scholarship Dinner, 7pm, 12/21/2019
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal ISD wishes all of you a happy and safe Christmas and New Years! See you January 8!
3 months 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.
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Falcon Soccer Alumni Game, 7pm, Friday 12/20/2019
3 months 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!
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Countdown to launch! The new RISD website will be unveiled tomorrow (12/19/19) around noon!
3 months 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/
3 months 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.
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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.
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Jr High Band Concert, 6pm, 12/17/2019
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal Elementary School Christmas Concert, Wednesday 12/18/2019, 5:30pm
3 months 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!
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Falcon Soccer vs Hempstead @ home, 5pm Tuesday 12/17/19 -- Good luck!
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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)
3 months 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!
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Congratulations to the RHS girls varsity team, tournament champions at the December 2019 Royal Basketball Tournament!
3 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
COMING SOON! Be on the lookout for a new RISD website design!
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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.
4 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
City of Brookshire - Mardi Gras Christmas
4 months 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/
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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/
4 months 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!
4 months 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.
4 months 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!
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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.
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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.
4 months 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/
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Please come out to support the Royal Falcons as they go for the win in the Fulshear basketball tournament!
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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!
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Happy thanksgiving, Royal family!
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 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
4 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/
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
One of the joys of Thanksgiving is wishing you a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season.
4 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.
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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.
4 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
4 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
4 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!
4 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!
4 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
4 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Good luck to all the Royal High School FFA teams at their district contests.
4 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/
4 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!
4 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!
4 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
5 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Student holiday on Friday 11/15/2019. Enjoy your day off!
5 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!
5 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!
5 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.
5 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Don't forget! Royal ISD will be closed from Friday 11/22 - Friday 11/29 for Thanksgiving.
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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!
5 months ago, Christi Ginn
Christi Ginn
Royal High School 2019-2020 pig selection. Good luck with your projects!
5 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.
5 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
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Christi Ginn
Royal ISD will be closed from November 22 - 29 for Thanksgiving. Enjoy!
5 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
5 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
5 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.
5 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.
5 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
5 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.
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Come out and enjoy the Nutcracker @RHS!
5 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
5 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.
5 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
5 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.
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Daylight savings times ends this Sunday!
5 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
5 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.
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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.
5 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
5 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
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Community Bond Information Meeting today!
5 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
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Come out and see us at the RISD Fall Festival tomorrow!
5 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
5 months ago, Royal ISD
Royal ISD
Early voting began on Monday and runs through Friday November 1. Don't forget to vote!
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 months ago, Royal ISD