2019 Feb 18: RHS iTigers (ACE) Program Update

Martha Gonzales, RHS iTigers (ACE) Program Coordinator, would like to give us an update on what is happening with the Rockdale ISD iTigers program. The program coordinators on each campus welcome any comments or suggestions to make their program even more successful, so please be sure to attend their monthly ACE/iTigers Parent and Community Advisory Committee meetings to share or provide input to their programs.

iTigers is in full gear for our second semester.  Testing preparation, intensive tutorials and homework help are being held before and after school at our campuses. Our iTigers program strives to give our participants every opportunity possible to aid their preparedness in their school day classroom and end of year testing. Please encourage your student to attend these academic enrichment opportunities.  iTigers would also like to remind you that our spring program runs through May 17th.   If your student is in need of after school bus transportation, this semester, please contact your campus coordinator as soon as possible.

This month, the iTigers program is highlighting our parent involvement activities.  Are you aware that we have an ACE/iTIgers Parent and Community Advisory Committee? Our parents are always invited to attend these meeting each month. We provide guest speakers, information, resources, as well as, seeking feedback and suggestions on how we can make our program better.  This past month’s meeting was held on February 5, 2019. Parents and community members were provided information by several guest speakers. These speakers included Ed2Go- Temple College, RISD PTO and RISD Food Services. Each of our speakers discussed valuable information and gave examples on how their services help our students and parents.  Specifically, ED2Go Temple’s representative speaker, Ms. Tonda Turner, explained in detail, the online courses offered through Ed2Go- Temple College. These courses are available to our iTigers parents/guardians this semester and a handful of scholarships are available. RISD Food Services, Ms. Wheeler, discussed the meal and snack plan offered to our students after school. Please encourage your student to partake in the snack or meal provided at iTigers.   If you are interested in finding out more about these meals/snacks, please contact your campus coordinator.

In addition, iTigers will also be working closely with PTO to offer many more opportunities for our parents to get involved in our after school programs.  Watch our iTigers Facebook Page, PTO page and your student’s campus page, for these exciting events. The list below, features our current opportunities for parents/ guardians of iTiger students. Please sign up, take advantage of these opportunities, and help us reach our parent involvement goals.

  1. ESL- Mondays at Rockdale Elementary School- Ms. Orozco. 6:00-8:00pm.
  2. Adult Knitting- Monday’s -5:15-6:15pm @RHS.
  3. CPR Classes- Wednesdays for 4 weeks, starting February 13, 2019. 3:30-4:30pm @RHS.
  4. Parent and Community Advisory Committee- Our next meeting is March 5th, 5:30- 6:30pm @RHS.
  5. iTigers, PTO, and Texas Workforce collaboration event for RHS Students. “Spring into the Future.”  Tools you need to succeed outside of high school. Be on the lookout for dates and times.
  6. ED2Go- Temple College Online Courses. Continuing Education. – Contact Campus Coordinator.

We hope to see you at our next meeting. If you would like to get enrolled in these classes, or would like to volunteer for any of our upcoming events, please contact your iTigers Coordinator, below is their contact information:

Valarie Willingham-Rockdale Elementary- 512-430-6030 x5130.

Sandy Robbins-Rockdale Intermediate- 512-430-6200 x4130

Leesa Perez- Rockdale Junior High- 512-430-6100 x3130

Martha Gonzales- Rockdale High School -512-430- 6140 x2130