2019 Mar 25: RJH Happenings

Rockdale Junior High is in high gear this Spring whether it is preparing for STAAR Testing, providing additional support for their School Library by holding a Book Fair, displaying Art during their Annual Art Fair or having fun with Science as students and parents enjoy their Science Fair. Rockdale Junior High Principal Kelly Blair has much more to share regarding exciting things happening at RJH this week.

8th Grade “Blitz” Review:  RJH held an 8th grade parent meeting on Thursday of last week to discuss State of Texas Assessments of Academics testing (STAAR).  Parents received a detailed analysis of Math, Reading, Science, and Social Studies Benchmark scores. Teachers also prepared review materials and take home resources for each family in attendance.  As part of the final review before testing, 8th grade students will participate in a STAAR "Blitz" which will review math and reading concepts from March 25-April 5.  All 8th grade students will be grouped according to learning standards and rotate through stations facilitated by core and elective teachers as part of their STAAR review.  Students will compete in teams based on online assignments submitted through Google classroom. Each rotation will begin with a Science or Social studies mini lesson. Each day will include an activity period consisting of physical activity in the gym or outside. The first round of STAAR testing begins the week of April 8th.  

8th Grade Math - April 9th

8th grade Reading - April 10th

Algebra I EOC – May 6th

8th Grade Science – May 15th

8th Grade Social Studies – May 16th


Scholastic Book Fair:   Students will host a special Book Fair from Scholastic on March 25-29, 2019.  The Book Fair will feature a wide range of books for all ages, including mystery and adventure novels, fantasy series, sports guides, graphic novels, and the latest bestsellers from more than 100 publishers. Parents, children, teachers, and the community are invited to attend.  

Art, Science, & Book Fair Family Night:  RJH will host the annual Art & Science Family nigh on Thursday, March 28th from 5:00-7:30 PM.  Students and family members are encouraged at attend where they will vote on student created art pieces.  Additionally, every 30 minutes will feature a STEM activity in which students will work in groups to problem solve using creative solutions.