2017 Nov 15: RISD iTigers/ACE Program Update

The Rockdale ISD iTigers/ACE program has been in full swing this school year. This week Rockdale Intermediate School’s iTigers Coordinator Mrs. Sandy Robbins has an update for her campus program, information regarding various iTigers offerings across the school district.

The iTigers/ACE, (Afterschool Centers on Education), program is well into the second year of our three year grant.  Programs at each of the campuses have been working hard to make a difference with their students, their families, and the community.  

At the Intermediate School, the first hour of iTigers is dedicated to tutoring sessions that focus on  English Language Arts and Math.  Those tutorials are followed by an enrichment class that is led by one of our teachers or aids.  Examples of enrichment class are: Gardening, Baking, Computers, Board Games, Sports, Arts and Crafts, Legos and Construction, and Morning computer/homework Library Time.   

For the family sessions, the Intermediate iTiger/ACE program invites parents to join a weekly “Make It and Take It” activity.  Parents and their iTigers students each make a fun craft item that can be taken home and enjoyed.  We offer this activity each Wednesday from 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm, in the RIS library.  

The iTigers/ACE program also offers a selection of college courses to our parents.  The wide range of covered by the grant that funds the iTiger Afterschool Program.  Classes run for six weeks, consist of 12 lessons, and begin every four weeks.  Ask your iTiger/ACE Coordinator for more information or you can research it on-line by typing in Ed2Go.

iTigers/ACE is active in our community too.  Once a month each campus helps to supply a lunch to the residents at the Senior Citizen Center.  The Intermediate makes the desert in our Baking class which happens to be one of the favorites on Thursdays.  This year, our students will continue our tradition of making and donating  40 pumpkin pies for a Thanksgiving Outreach Program which will serve lunch to the community right here in Rockdale.  Our iTigers/ACE students also participated in the Rockdale Rodeo Fair Parade.  Some of our students dressed up and joined the community as they walked the parade route in celebration of the Rockdale Fair.  Lastly, iTiger/ACE will participate in the Rockdale Round-up. Some campuses participate more than others, depending on age group.

Please mark your calendar:  We will have no iTigers program Monday and Tuesday, the week of Thanksgiving, November 20 and 21.  Regular iTigers/ACE will be finishing the 2017 Fall Semester on Thursday, December 7th, and morning tutorials and Library will conclude Friday, December 8th.   The program  will resume January 8, 2018, after the Holiday Break.

If you have any questions, please contact one of your iTigers/ACE Site Coordinator:

Elementary, Valarie Willingham  (512) 430-6144

Intermediate, Sandy Robbins  (512) 430-6226

Jr. High School, Leesa Perez  (512) 430-6072

High School, Martha Gonzales  (512) 430-6013