Word games help your child score a strong vocabulary Games that feature letters and words, such as Scrabble and Boggle, are great for having fun while practicing language skills. When you play with your child, don't worry too much about the rules. Using a dictionary is OK (it builds reading skills!). When you make a new word, discuss its meaning. You can also use the letter tiles to play other games: How many words can you each make from the letters in your names? http://niswc.com/15fLC320271 Los juegos de palabras enriquecen el vocabulario Los juegos de letras y palabras, como el Scrabble y Boggle, son estupendos para divertirse y practicar las habilidades lingüísticas al mismo tiempo. Cuando juegue con su hijo, no se preocupe demasiado por las reglas. Está bien que use un diccionario (pues ¡desarrolla las habilidades de lectura!). Cuando encuentren una palabra nueva, hablen de su significado. Pueden usar las fichas de letras para jugar a otros juegos: ¿cuántas palabras puede formar cada uno con las letras de su nombre? http://niswc.com/25fLC320271
Royal Varsity Cheer Attends UCA Camp The Royal varsity cheerleaders attended the Universal Cheerleaders Association cheer camp June 3 through the 6th. The squad received all first place blue superior ratings and the spirit award. The squad includes the following team members: Back Row: Brianna Lerma, Kayla Jung, Melani Alanis, Tanijah Brown, Marwinae Wolfe, Jon'Dasha Price (head), Elyana Navarro Front Row: Nimve Nunez, Litzie Gonzalez, Lorelei Garcia, Taniah Kennedy (head), Cali Martin, Kayla Longoria, Samantha Montoya Cali Martin was selected as an 2019-20 UCA All American and is eligible to participate in a London tour with other UCA All Americans across the US. The squad learned new material and stunts for the upcoming school year and they are very excited about supporting and promoting their school and our community . Go Falcons!
Pack your child some lunchtime reading Do you want to squeeze a little more reading into your child's day? Pack a note in with her lunch. It doesn't have to be sentimental. You could give her a compliment or wish her luck on a test. Or write down a joke or a silly poem from a book. You could share some good news: "Surprise! Grandma's coming today!" Encourage your child to write notes back to you, too. http://niswc.com/15fJC320271
Reduce resistance with a little sympathy Successful students take responsibility for doing what's expected of them. Along the way, however, they often argue about it. One way to stop arguments is to acknowledge your child's feelings. If your child says, "I don't want to do my homework," you might respond with "Wouldn't it be nice if we never had to do things we don't want to?" Then get back to reality. "But we do. I have to wash the dishes, and you have to do your homework." http://niswc.com/15fIC320271
Your child has leadership potential Some children are born leaders. But all children have the ability to become leaders. You can help develop your child's leadership skills by pointing out leaders in the news. Talk about what makes people good leaders, such as being able to see other people's points of view and make people want to work together. Let your child practice by leading a family meeting or carrying out a family project. http://niswc.com/15fHC320271
Magazines offer appealing ways to read Are you looking for ways to motivate your child to read? Try using magazines. Look for children's magazines that match your child's interests. Then ask him to read an article to you. The plentiful pictures and captions give clues about the content that help him be successful. Another fun activity is to have your child cut out magazine pictures to create a rebus (a story that replaces some words with pictures). http://niswc.com/15fGC320271
32 Royal ISD Students Students Earn Texas High School Floral Certification Article By: RHS CTE Staff May 29, 2019 Retail Florists are always looking for designers who know how to create the basic designs needed in a shop on a daily basis. Texas State Florist Association has begun to fulfill this need by the development in 2004 of the Texas High School Certification Program. This certification program is open to high school students. It allows school districts to provide more value to their diploma and helps provide young, enthusiastic floral designers to meet the retail florist needs. Requirements of the certification are enrollment and completion of the year long Texas Education Agency approved written exam. The exam/certification testing was held on May 21, 2019. Royal ISD was represented with the following 32 students that all successfully passed the certification exam. Students will meet numerous wholesale and retail florists in the industry along with networked with businesses and enterprises involved in the Floriculture field. The following students successfully passed their exam and earned the 2019 High School Floral Certification. The members are; Edith Medina, Lizabeth Moreno, Claudia De Avila, Brayan Rivera, Jeremiah Venson, Jalen Menzies, Cassandra Galindo, Elizabeth Cruz, Natali Nino, Yesenia Sanchez, Maria Aviles, Destiny Rodriguez, Katia Mendoza, Nimve Nunez, Jennifer Panameno, Sandra Jimenez, Julissa Rico, Emily Contreras, Briana Simera, Kayla Jung, Noel Medina, Alexandra Lopez, Joselin Urquiza, Maria Perez, Matthew Guthrie, Diana Rios, Karla Gomez, Diamond Lewis, Guadalupe Padilla, Natalie Villareal, Juliany Perez and Melany Rodriguez.
Falcon Family, One of our own needs our prayers and financial support. RJH social studies teacher, David Smith, was involved in single car accident on Tuesday morning on his way to school. Tuesday evening he was moved to the Medical Center (downtown). Wednesday, doctors had found masses in his brain, chest and kidney. The next few weeks and months are going to be expensive for his family. His RJH family has set up a GoFundMe to help with the additional expenses for gas, parking, childcare (3 boys), meals away from home and more. If we can alleviate the financial stress, then David can focus on beating cancer. Thank you for your contributions - small or large - they all add up! Prayers go up blessings come down. David is a fighter. gf.me/u/syywg4
Dear Parents of Students on the 8th Grade Field Trip, A bus carrying 40 students was involved in a minor accident as it was traveling back to campus. All staff and students are safe. Due to safety procedures this bus will arrive back to campus after dismissal. Families of the students on this bus will be contacted with more detailed information.
Estimada Comunidad del Distrito Escolar Royal, Les escribimos para actualizar la información acerca del Director de Banda de la Escuela Secundaria de Royal. El 25 de abril, el Departmento del Alguacil del Condado de Waller nos notificó que el Director de Banda de la Escuela Secundaria de Royal estaba bajo investigación por compartir material inapropiado con un estudiante. El Departmento del Alguacil no compartió detalles adicionales en ese momento. El distrito escolar inmediatamente puso al Director de Banda en licencia administrativa ese mismo día y el 6 de mayo el Director de Bando fue detenido por el Departmento del Alguacil del Condado de Waller. Nosotros no conocemos todos los detalles debido a que el Departmento del Alguacil está investigando actualmente. El Distrito Escolar de Royal no tolera comportamientos inapropiados de sus empleados con estudiantes actualmente inscritos o que hayan sido alumnos de la escuela. El Distrito esta comprometido a la seguridad, como prioridad, de todos los estudiantes y se compromete a tomar acción administrativa apropiada como resultado de esta investigación. Para este fin, el Distrito ha contratado a una firma de abogados para que hagan una investigación independiente para ayudar al Distrito a entender los hechos de este asunto. El Distrito continuará colaborando en la investigación del Departmento del Alguacil. El Director de Banda aun sigue en una licencia administrativa. Hemos reestructuado las asignaciones del Departmento de Bellas Artes para asegurar que nuestros estudiantes continuen recibiendo instrucción de alta calidad sin ninguna interrupción. Sinceremente, La Junta Directiva de RISD
Dear Royal ISD Community, We are writing to update you concerning the Royal ISD High School Band director. On April 25, the Waller County Sherriff’s Department notified the District that the Royal ISD High School Band director was under investigation for sharing inappropriate material with a student. The Department did not provide any additional details at that time. The District immediately placed the band director on administrative leave, and on May 6, the band director was arrested by the Waller County Sherriff’s Department. We are unaware of all of the facts as this remains an active Sherriff’s Department investigation. Royal ISD does not condone inappropriate behavior by employees with current or former students. The District is committed to the safety, as first priority, of all the students and is also committed to taking appropriate administrative action in this matter as a result of the investigation. To this end, the District has engaged a private law firm to conduct an independent investigation to assist the District with understanding the facts in this matter. The District will also continue to cooperate with the Waller County Sherriff’s Department investigation. The band director remains on administrative leave at this time. We have restructured teaching assignments within the fine arts department to ensure that our students continue to receive high quality band instruction without interruption. Sincerely, RISD Board of Trustees
The Boys and Girls Club afterschool program session will end Friday May 17, 2019. The club will be closed May 20, 2019 - May 31, 2019. The Summer Session will begin June 3rd and end August 9th. Summer session hours will be 7:30am - 5:30 pm. Please conctact the Boys and Girls Club at (713) 934-3184 should you have any questions.
Recapping the 2019 Royal FFA Banquet Article By: Royal AgScience Staff The Annual Royal FFA Appreciation & Awards Banquet was held on Thursday May 9h, 2019. This year’s banquet turned out to be an exciting evening for the students of the Royal FFA Chapter. Many dynamic awards were presented to our fellow FFA members along with numerous different local FFA degrees. Also, the people in the community that helped make this year possible were acknowledged. Awards were presented to helpful volunteers and community supporters throughout the year and show season. The “Top 5” supporters and buyers at the livestock auction in March were also recognized along with the Honorary Distinguished Service and Blue & Gold award recipients. The Top 5 Auction Buyers at the 63rd Anniversary Livestock Show and Sale were in number 5th Hemi Hideout, 4th Sanders Outdoors, 3rd Tonkawa Farms, 2nd Goya Foods, and in 1st The Friends of the FFA. Thank you for the support at our annual show and sale. Chapter members were awarded their FFA degrees that acknowledge those active FFA members in leadership skills, career development and SAE’s. The degrees awarded at the chapter level are the Discovery FFA Degree, the Greenhand FFA Degree, and the Chapter FFA Degree. This summer at the State FFA Convention in Fort Worth, 11 of the local members will be receiving their State FFA Degree or Lonestar Degree. We are proud to announce that this year we were able to reward 35 Discovery Degrees, 35 Greenhand Degrees, and 20 Chapter FFA Degrees. Star Wards were given to students excelling in each of the following degree categories. Star Discovery, Kaelyn Hein, Star Greenhand Alondra Melendez, Star Chapter Farmer Melanie Arguello, Star Lonestar LeAnn Hillsman and finally Deklab, Jenny Pierce. Congratulations to all of the Royal FFA star award winners. Top Hand Awards were awarded to students always lending a helping hand Jacob Franz, Oscar Contreras, Toby Carpenter and Cooper Hightower. In addition, the upcoming 2019-2020 Royal FFA Officer Team was established at the banquet. The officers are chosen based on an application analysis and personal interview. These individuals have committed themselves to uphold high standards as role models and show their leadership skills. Special thank you to all of the community support that attended this year’s banquet. The 2019-2020 Royal FFA Officer Team: President- LeAnn Hillsman Vice President- Alondra Melendez Secretary- Melanie Arguello Treasurer- Juan Grimaldo Reporter- Kayla Jung Sentinel- Samantha Lopez Student Advisor- Ramsey Alfaro Parliamentarian- Emily Contreras Historian- Melani Alanis Chaplain- Katy Arvizu Discovery Officer Team President- Kaelyn Hein Vice President – Kaylee Meader Secretary – Brianna Diezi Treasurer - Elizabeth Ibarra Reporter - Jenna Johnson Sentinel – Deicy Rivera Pictured the 2019-20 - Royal FFA Officer Team- L-R: Ramsey Alfaro, LeAnn Hillsman, Katy Arvizu, Melanie Arguello, Samantha Lopez, Melani Alanis, Kayla Jung, Alondra Lopez, Emily Contreras, Juan Grimaldo Pictured: Top 5 Royal FFA Auction Buyers- Hemi Hideout, Sanders Outdoors, Tonkawa Farms, Goya Foods & The Friends of the FFA.
There will be no school tomorrow, May 10, due to potential flooding. This decision was made to secure the safety of our students, staff and parents.
The Royal ISD High School Band director has recently been arrested by the Waller County Sheriff's Department related to alleged inappropriate relationship with a former student. The District does not condone inappropriate behavior by employees with current or former students. At this time, the band director has been placed on Administrative Leave. We are unaware of all the facts due to an ongoing investigation by the Waller County Sheriff's Department. Royal ISD is committed to the safety, as first priority, of all the students and is also committed to taking appropriate administrative action in this matter as a result of the investigation.
School nurses are critical to the health, safety, and well-being of students! National School Nurse Day May 8. #SND2019 @schoolnurses www.schoolnurseday.org.
Royal FFA Results at the District 3 FFA Convention Article By: LeAnn Hillsman Chapter Reporter On Tuesday April 30th, Royal FFA members and officers attended the Area XI, District III FFA Convention for various competitive events. Our Senior Prepared Public Speaking participants were Bailey Hubbard, placing first in the category of Ag Communications, and Jenna Beyer, placing third in the category of Natural resources. Jenna also participated in the Senior Extemporaneous Speaking contest and placed second. Great job public speakers! And Royal FFA Officer Chayton Cope participated in the talent competition, placing fifth. Next, a big thanks goes to Royal FFA Officer Katy Arvizu, who also attended the District III Convention to delegate on behalf of our chapter. Last but not least, Royal FFA Officer LeAnn Hillsman prepared a speech and was elected to the District III Officer position of Reporter. Congratulations to our members competing and earning leadership positions.
Dear RISD Families, The afterschool transportation delays will begin today. The road closure we were expecting later today was moved up. A letter was sent home with students this week with additional information. Parents of PK-2nd grade students, please remember that the little ones will not be let off the bus unless there is someone there for them. We ask that you please be patient as we work to get all children home safely.
REMINDER: Parent Informational Meeting regarding RISD Gifted Program This meeting is for all parents who are interested in how the referral process works and how we serve our students. Parents of current and non-current students are welcome to attend. Tuesday - RJH Auditorium 6:00 Royal ISD Federal Programs/Assessment/Advanced Academics 281-934-6905
Royal ISD is accepting referrals for its Gifted and Talented Program from April 15 to April 26. Forms are available on campuses and on line. To have a form emailed to you please contact Susan Cardiff at email@example.com.
The STEM Mother/Son Game Night has been postponed. The STEM PTO is currently looking at dates in the fall. Please keep a look out for the new date!
Royal FFA Judging Teams Win Area XI Competition & on the Road to State Article By: LeAnn Hillsman Chapter Reporter Royal FFA Career Development Event teams traveled to six different competitions Friday and Saturday, April 5th and 6th at Texas A&M University and Blinn College. Teams competed in Floriculture, Meats Evaluation, Poultry, Entomology, Livestock Evaluation, and Veterinary Science. Congratulations to our state qualifying teams. Our Meats Evaluation team is made up of Bailey Hubbard, Jenny Pierce, Jenna Beyer, and Chayton Cope, placing first overall at the Area XI Competition. Additionally, our high individual placings were Jenna Beyer placing First, Jenny Pierce in fifth, Bailey Hubbard in sixth, and Chayton Cope in tenth. The Floriculture team also advancing to the state competition placed fifth at the Area competition, team members are Angela Castillo, Elisa Oviedo,placing third individually, Jessica Aguilar and Karina Contreras. The Poultry team placing 15th, consists of Samantha Lopez, Deicy Robledo, Alondra Melendez, and Emily Contreras. Next up is our Entomology team made up of Zoe Buller, Kayla Jung, Melani Alanis, and Jessica Payton. The Livestock Team placed twenty- eighth at their competition with their team consisting of Elizabeth Ibarra, Kaelyn Hein, Deysi Rivera, and Kaylee Meader. Last but not least The Royal FFA Veterinary Science team traveled to Blinn College and placed twenty- fifth with team members Oscar Contreras, LeAnn Hillsman, and Melanie Arguello. Congratulations to all of our CDE Teams and we’re proud of all your hard work this year. Good Luck as we hit the road to state!
National Assistant Principals Week 2018 is April 8–12! Learn how you can celebrate the APs at your school by visiting www.nassp.org/apweek. #apweek19 Honor our nation’s assistant principals during National Assistant Principals Week, April 8–12! Details on how you can participate: www.nassp.org/apweek. #apweek19
Online registration for new incoming Pre-K and Kindergarden students is now open! https://skyward10.iscorp.com/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wseduroyaltx/skyenroll.w
Royal SkillsUSA Audio Visual Technology Department Brings Home Fourth State Championship By: Zach Corley- SkillsUSA Reporter The Royal SkillsUSA A/V Production Quiz Bowl Team performed very well at the State competition April 5 – 7, 2019 in Corpus Christi, Texas. The A/V Quiz Team competed against many other larger school districts from across the state. Out of one hundred plus student competitors from across the state, the Royal team of five, rose to the challenged and end up on top. After a two hour battle of answering a/v technology questions, this special group of team members advanced all the way to the final quiz bowl round. When it was all said and done, Royal earned it’s fourth State Championship! With this type of track record, there is quite a tradition set in the SkillsUSA A/V Chapter. The Royal SkillsUSA A/V Chapter has medaled six out of the last seven years and earned it’s fourth state championship within the last five years. Each member of this 2019 team received a gold medal, and the team received a gold state plaque and state championship banner to proudly display. The 2019 Audio Visual Production Quiz Bowl Team members are Shauna Odum, Jackie Reyes, Aldo Ramirez, Miriam Carbajal, and Victor Martinez. Congratulations, once again to the 2019 State Champions! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication in representing Royal High School!
Dear Royal Families, Student safety our top priority for us and we take all parent and student concerns very seriously. This morning a concerned parent posted about an issue with a school bus at a railroad crossing. All RISD buses are equipped with cameras and the video of the bus in question has been reviewed. The District Administration found no wrong doing on behalf of the bus driver mentioned in the facebook post. Thank you to the community for bringing issues such as this to our attention.
Dear Falcon Parents: There was an issue on yesterday (April 2, 2019) with one restroom at Royal High School. The problem was identified in the girl’s restroom on the 2nd floor, so we immediately closed the restroom and turned off the water in the entire building to resolve the problem. The plumbing problem was quickly resolved and the facilities at Royal High were fully functioning yesterday afternoon. We were able to host our annual National Honor Society Induction Ceremony last night without any issues or concerns. As the Campus Principal at Royal High School, I personally checked all restrooms both boys and girls in addition to all water fountains to ensure campus safety. I want to assure the community that all facilities at Royal High School are functioning properly. I also want to our community to know that campus safety is a top priority at Royal High School and The Royal Independent School District. We strive to ensure that all students and staff members are in a safe environment that optimizes learning for all students. Sincerely, Tony L. Runnels, Jr. Principal Royal High School Go Falcons!!!!!
Dear RISD Families, RHS had to shut the water off due to a pipe busting about 20 minutes. Water will be back on in the next five minutes.
Congratulations Royal Junior High Band! The Royal Junior High Concert Band attended the Region 27 UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest at Waller High School on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Under the direction of Mr. Gary S. Miller, the band earned a 2nd Division rating on Stage and a 1st Division Rating in Sight-Reading. This was a historical day for the program in which marks the first time the Royal Junior High Concert Band has ever received a 1st division rating at the UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest. Mr. Miller was assisted by Mr. Huascar Barradas and Mr. Samuel W. Long, Jr. in which ensured success for UIL.
Ask questions to encourage responsible behavior Kids who behave responsibly get along better with teachers and classmates. They are also more likely to try, follow through and succeed in school. To help your child consider the consequences of her actions, ask questions like "How do you think Sarah felt when you said that?" Asking "What happened first?" or "Why do you think that happened?" helps develop your child's understanding of her role in a situation. http://niswc.com/15caC320271
Haga preguntas que fomenten el comportamiento responsable Los niños responsables se llevan mejor con los maestros y compañeros de clase. También suelen probar cosas nuevas, perseverar y tener éxito en la escuela. Para ayudar a su hijo a tener en cuenta las consecuencias de sus acciones, hágale preguntas como, "¿Cómo crees que se sintió Sara cuando le dijiste eso?" Preguntar "¿Qué sucedió primero?" o "¿Por qué piensas que sucedió eso?" ayudará a su hijo a comprender su función en cierta situación. http://niswc.com/25caC320271
Relájese y observe la naturaleza con su hijo Utilice los juegos al aire libre para promover las habilidades de observación y la creatividad de su hijo. Para ayudarlo a beneficiarse de la naturaleza, hágale preguntas como, "¿Puedes sentir en qué dirección sopla el viento?" o "¿Qué está haciendo esa hormiga?" Dígale que cierre los ojos e identifique los sonidos que oye. Y no se apresuren para volver a entrar. Dele tiempo para dibujar con un palito o tocar una flor. ¿Puede inventar un poema o una historia sobre la naturaleza? http://niswc.com/25cZC320271
Relax and observe nature with your child Use outdoor play to build your child's observation skills and creativity. To help him learn and benefit from nature, ask questions like, "Can you feel where the wind is coming from?" or "What is that ant doing?" Have him close his eyes, then identify the sounds he hears. Don't rush back inside; give your child time to draw with a stick or touch a flower. Can he make up a poem or story about the outdoors? http://niswc.com/15cZC320271
Supervise las actividades en línea de su hijo y hable de ellas Internet puede ser una maravillosa herramienta de aprendizaje para los niños. Pero es importante que verifique que su hijo la use de forma segura. El FBI recomienda que usted supervise el uso que su hijo hace de internet. Esté al tanto de los sitios web que visita. Hable sobre sus valores con él. Dígale qué sitios están prohibidos, y por qué. Recuérdele que nunca debe dar información personal, pues las personas en internet podrían no ser quienes dicen ser. http://niswc.com/25cYC320271
Supervise and discuss your child's online activities The internet can be a wonderful learning tool for children. But it's important to make sure your child uses it safely. The FBI recommends that you supervise your child's internet use. Know the sites she visits. Talk about your values with your child, and let her know which sites are off limits and why. Remind her that she should never give out personal information; people on the internet may not be who they seem. http://niswc.com/15cYC320271
RISD STEM Academy receives national recognition for commitment to empowering students
The Royal Independent School District is a 4A school district, located in southern Waller County serving the communities of Brookshire, Pattison, Sunnyside and surrounding areas.