2019 May 15: RISD iTigers

The Rockdale iTigers Program is winding down their 2018-19 regular school program, and have some helpful pointers for parents for the end of the year. However, the end of the regular school year means the beginning of RISD Summer School. Rockdale High School’s iTiger Coordinator has info on both the end and beginning.

We are in the final stretch of the school year. Testing, celebrations, graduations and many activities are upon us as the school year comes to a fast end. We want to remind our students and parents that the last day of the iTigers Spring Semester is on May 16th for the after school program and May 17th for the before school program.  Along with schedule reminders, we want to encourage your students to be prepared as many testing assessments will follow in these coming weeks.

Please encourage your students to stay for tutorials, homework help and any testing assistance through May 16th. It is important to have every opportunity to enhance their skills and review any information with their teachers. Along with testing comes testing anxiety. Here are a few tips we would like to share to possibly aid in easing some of the anxiety for your student and help boost their testing confidence.

  1. Get a good night’s sleep. Try not to fall asleep with the TV or radio on.
  2. Eat a nutritious breakfast. Look for foods that offer a steady stream of nutrients.  
  3.  Prepare. Attend tutorials, test help or study groups prior to testing dates.
  4. Have a positive mental attitude. Encouraging words or actions prior to a test help boost mood.
  5. Read all testing material carefully and pace yourself.  It’s okay to take your time reading the details.
  6. Just start. Sometimes overthinking the whole exam causes the anxiety. Just start and do your best!

iTigers is committed to providing invaluable opportunities, throughout the year, for students to have an environment where they can learn, have fun while learning and empower their academic strengths. iTigers strives to provide academic enrichment, social/emotional enrichment and college and career readiness at all our campuses.   For example, at RHS, iTigers have earned their food handler’s certifications through the Milam County AgriLife Extension. They have attended a 5 week workshop series called “Spring into the Future” where they partnered with Workforce Solutions of Central Texas, RISD PTO and Mr. Clement, CPA to learn about job search skills, budgeting, resume building, and filling out an application. Several iTigers also attended the CPR certification course, and we just had 23 students complete the Driver’s Education Course this Spring Semester.

iTigers doesn’t just provide learning opportunities and enrichments during the school year but in the Summer too! We are excited to announce a partnership with YMCA and Camp Gladiator of Rockdale for some fun enrichment opportunities coming to RES, RIS, RJH and RHS for both students and parents during the summer school session. The summer feeding program will be in full effect. Kids eat free! Please contact your campus coordinator for more information, schedules and summer school times.

Lastly, please go to our iTigers Facebook page and give us a “Like.” We have attached parent survey links to our page.  Please help us by filling one out. We look forward to your feedback, as it is used to improve our programs.