Leander ISD's Vision is that "Students will exit our system with the same passion for learning they had when they entered, without economics determining success. Every Option Open."
Rouse High School Class of 2016 Graduation
June 4th 8:00 a.m. HEB Cedar Park Center
CLASS OF 2016 PROJECT GRADUATION
Project Graduation is a program offered by many high schools in the United States, in which organized, adult-supervised and alcohol-free activities are offered as part of a post-graduation party, as an alternative to student-run events involving alcoholic beverages or other drugs. Rouse Project Graduation is organized, funded and hosted by the Rouse HS Project Graduation committee with the support, cooperation and assistance of the Leander ISD Board of Education and the Rouse High School Administration. RHS Project Grad 2016 is Saturday, June 4, 2016, beginning at 10 pm and ending on Sunday, June 5 at 5 am and will take place at Rouse High School. Info can be found at http://rousehsprojectgrad.wix.com/2016.
May 2nd - May 13th - AP Testing - see front of webpage for detailed information May 7th - Junior/Senior PROM - Renaissance Hotel, Austin, 8:00pm May 13th - Choir Banquet, RockPoint Church, Leander, 6:30pm May 16th - Spanish Honor Society Inductions, RHS Lecture Hall, 6:30pm May 17th - Senior Awards, RHS Auditorium, 6:30pm May 23rd - Bad Weather Make-up Day - NO School May 24th - Cap/Gown Delivery, Cafeteria, all lunches - 11:40am - 2:30pm May 30th - Memorial Day - Student/Teacher Holiday - NO School
June 2nd - Seniors - Graduation Practice, Comp. Gym, 9:00am
All Classes release at 12:40pm June 3rd - Seniors - NO School
Underclassmen - release at 12:40pm June 4th - Class of 2016 Graduation, HEB Cedar Park Center, 8:00am
Tickets are on sale now for the RHS Old Hollywood Prom on May 7th at the Renaissance Hotel. Tickets are $40 each. Juniors and Seniors may purchase their tickets on Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings in the R or anytime online at the RHS webstore. Tickets cover all district costs for providing prom.
If you owe hours, you will not be able to attend Prom, so makeup those hours! Also, all non-RHS guests need to be approved by the AP office.
This year, in order to purchase a Prom ticket, you must have a parent signature on a Prom contract. All attendees must have a signed contract on file BEFORE the Prom, so pick yours up today from your Advocate teacher, in the AP office or print one off from the web site. Even if you just think you might attend Prom, get this contract turned in so we have it on file.
Look for our Prom ticket booth Monday Wednesday and Friday mornings to turn in your contracts and/or purchase a ticket.
Get your tickets now and join us for an evening of glitz and glam! the Prom Court Nominations form on the website?
YEARBOOK NAMEPLATES – This is the last week to order nameplates and icons for the 2016 Rouse yearbook. Nameplates and icons are engraved on a silver metal plate and provide an opportunity to personalize and identify a student’s yearbook. Yearbooks can be ordered at balfour.com or by filling out an order form in the front office or 6203. Nameplates and icons must be ordered by April 30th. The yearbook arrives May 18th.
9th Grade mLISD district-provided laptop
Dear 9th Grade Parent(s),
This spring, we have successfully implemented mLISD with our 9th graders. We are happy to announce that 9th grade students zoned for RHS and Glenn now have the opportunity to keep their mLISD district-provided laptop over the summer!
To keep their device over the summer, students will need to pay next year’s fee ($70/$35 for Free or Reduced Lunch) prior to May 19, 2016. The Ed Pay portal is now open. Students who do not re-enroll in mLISD and pay their fee for the 2016-2017 school year by this date, May 19th, will need to turn in their computer, power cord, and sleeve for it to be stored over the summer and re-issued in the fall upon payment of the usage fee. We will begin the process of collecting the devices from 9th grade students who do not re-enroll on May 19, 2016.
Please contact your counselor if there is a financial need. Scholarship forms will need to be resubmitted.
Click HERE to sign-up and pay the 2016-2017 mLISD fee early and keep your computer over the summer!
LISD Placed on AP District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success
Leander ISD is one of 425 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 6th-annual AP® District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.
Reaching these goals indicates that a district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for the opportunity of AP. To be included on the 6th-annual Honor Roll, LISD had to, since 2013, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the number of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.
“Leander ISD is one of only 23 districts in Texas honored on the AP District Honor Roll,” said Champion. “We are very proud to be identified by the College Board as a district that is actively working to ensure more students have the opportunity to participate in AP and that they are doing well on the exams. This recognition aligns to our vision that students graduate with every option open.” Read more …
FCCLA ADVANCES TO NATIONALS
Congratulations to Samantha Hull and Nicole Laird who won 1st place at State this weekend!! They have advanced to Nationals again this summer in San Diego, California!
Katy Goertz and Kennedy Romero also competed this weekend at State and represented Rouse very well.
Congratulations 2016 RHS National Merit Commended Students
L-R: George Crouch, Eva Serrano-Reisner, Ethan Le & Christopher Helms
Congratulations 2016 RHS National Merit finalists
Benjamin Butler & Connor Doolittle
Congratulations 2016 RHS National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars
Left to Right: Anthony Seek, Oliver Gallia, Edward DeCoste, Connor Rodriguez, and Nicolas Escobar
Congratulations - RHS Destination Imagination Team
Please congratulate Clark Cravens, Dylan Rowling, Garrett Smith and Julia Stein on a superb performance last Saturday at the DI Regional Competition. They placed FIRST in their Challenge, surpassing teams from Westlake, Westwood, and Vista Ridge. They will advance to the State competition in Anna, Texas on April 1-2 where they can qualify for the Global competition at the University of Tennessee in May.
AFTER SCHOOL TUTORIAL BUSES
Rouse Tutorial busses will start back up on January 12th and will run every Tuesday through May 24th. Buses will arrive at the school around 4:45pm each Tuesday and leave RHS by 5:00PM. All students staying for tutorials will need a bus pass obtained from their tutorial teacher to ride the bus home. Teacher's make every effort to follow this schedule, however, tutorials may be cancelled due to staff and/or parent meetings that teachers are asked to attend.
Official transcript requests should be made through Parchment (please click the button below). Transcript requests will be sent electronically or mailed to the college or university and cannot be mailed to a parent or a student. *Please allow at least 48 hours to process transcript requests.
ACT & SAT Scores ACT & SAT must be sent directly to your college or university from www.act.org or www.collegeboard.com. *ACT & SAT scores are not included on transcripts.
Beginning on Wednesday, February 3rd, LISD secondary campuses will join elementary campuses and begin using the RAPTOR Visitor Management System for their visitor check in process. The RAPTOR system reads visitor drivers’ licenses, compares information to all national sex offender databases and alerts campus administrators if a match is found. If no match is found, visitors will receive a printed visitor badge that includes their photo.
Every time a parent or community member visits a campus, he or she will need to show a valid government-issued identification to the front office staff for RAPTOR verification. Visitors will be asked to use the visitor badge printed by the RAPTOR system to go beyond the school office. Visitors will also need to check out through the front office when they leave the campus.
In addition to enhancing current school security measures already in place at secondary campuses, the RAPTOR system will streamline campus day-to-day operations. It will replace the campus sign-in sheets and may assist with attendance management. The RAPTOR system adds another layer to school security, as it will provide a consistent system to track campus visitors, while alerting campus officials of visitors who may potentially pose a threat to students and staff members.
LISD is committed to student safety. The RAPTOR system is one piece of the district’s security measures and is already in use at LISD elementary campuses. Secondary campuses have security cameras in place and will now use RAPTOR based on recommendations from the district’s security assessment.
Checking Students Out of School: Permit To Leave WITH a Parent Note: To facilitate this process please instruct your student to bring a note, signed by a parent/guardian, to the reception office prior to the beginning of 2nd period. Students will immediately receive a permit to leave that will enable them to sign-out at the reception office and meet their parent/guardian in the front parking lot. There will be no need to come in the building to sign them out when they use this check-out process.
Permit To Leave WITHOUT a Parent Note: If the need arises during the school day for a student to leave campus, and he/she does not have a note from a parent/guardian, a parent/guardian must come to the receptionist desk, provide a photo ID, and sign-out the student. For your student's safety, permits to leave will not be delivered until you come in the building and show your photo ID. As such, we are unable to accept phone calls for student release. Please be advised that there may be a delay in this process depending on the availability of staff to deliver a permit to leave. We strongly encourage you to adopt the first option as it is the most efficient method to have your student released from school.
Please encourage your student to come to school with everything they need for the day. This includes lunch/lunch money, school supplies, homework, athletic equipment, etc. However, we understand that occasionally the need arises to drop off an item. You may drop off items at the receptionist desk for retrieval by your student. To minimize disruption of instructional time, we are no longer able to send a pass to your student to retrieve items. After dropping off items in the front office, parents should communicate with their student and ask them to retrieve the item during passing periods or lunch.
As a reminder, because of Federal law, parents may not provide food for students other than their own.
As stated in the High School Handbook, page 18:
"during meals, students are permitted only in designated areas.
Students are not allowed to have food delivered to school from commercial
All attempted deliveries from commercial establishments will be returned to
the delivering establishment.
Thank you for partnering with us in your students education.
All students driving a vehicle on campus will need to purchase a parking permit. Applications are available in the AP Office A-K. The cost is $40. If you are paying with a parent’s check, please include their phone number and driver’s license on the check. Online payment is also available on the RHS website (click on the link above). If you pay online, please bring a copy of the receipt with you. An application will need to be filled out for all drivers even if you have paid online. The deadline for purchasing a permit for students who are currently driving is Friday, September 4th. Applications are available throughout the year for any new drivers and should be obtained prior to driving on campus. Please see Mrs. Cmet in the AP Office if you have any questions.