Friday, September 20, 2019

Rockenbaugh Elementary Seeking New Principal

Rockenbaugh Elementary is seeking a new principal after Lisa Young was accepted as O.C. Taylor Elementary Principal in the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District.

Young was approved at Monday’s GCISD School Board meeting. She has family that resides in the district and attends O.C. Taylor.

The Rockenbaugh principal position opening has been posted and the Carroll ISD’s plan is to hire as soon as possible.

Due to summer schedules and August back-to-school activities, it is unlikely a new principal will be in place by the first day of school. Assistant Principal Janet Blackwell will lead the campus along with teachers and support staff at RES and will also receive administrative assistance from central office.

An interview and screening committee will be formed and comprised of a balance between central office administrators, campus teachers and parents of RES students. The work of the interview and screening committees will be an important step in selecting the best candidates. The involvement of parents, teachers and support staff at RES is an instrumental part of CISD’s standard hiring process for principals.

Young worked in Carroll ISD since 2008. She started in central administration as a Curriculum Coordinator, later moved to Coordinator of 21st Century Learning and Professional Development and was hired at RES in 2012.

Before arriving in Carroll ISD, Young held various roles in Coppell ISD from 1995-2008.

Three More Samples for West Nile Found in Southlake

WNV 4DsThe City of Southlake was notified Wednesday (10/8/2014) that three mosquito samples have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The samples were taken from traps at the 800 block of Shady Lane, the 100 block of Meadowlark Lane, and at the 700 block Ashleigh Lane.  A small portion of the Shady Lane spray zone is scheduled to take place in the 76051 zip code in Grapevine.

“We have seen recurring positive samples at these locations,” says Public Works Director Bob Price. “The City is following the West Nile Virus Action Plan to prevent positive samples, but we need the help of residents as well.”

Price adds that those residing outside of the half-mile spray radius should remain cautious, “We have six traps located strategically throughout the City—five that are stationary and one mobile. This means that when we see positive samples at these locations everyone in the area needs to be on alert.”

Price reminds everyone to look for sources of water in both the expected and unexpected places on a weekly basis and eliminate mosquito breeding grounds by draining standing water, covering outdoor containers, and treating undrainable areas with larvacide. Also, always wear insect repellent containing DEET when outdoors—especially at dusk and dawn.

The City intends to ground spray within a half-mile radius of the affected areas (see maps below) tomorrow night (10/9), Friday night (10/10), and Saturday night (10/11)—weather permitting.

For more information about the West Nile Virus Action Plan and what Southlake is doing in the area of mosquito surveillance and control, please see CityofSouthlake.com/WestNileVirus.

800 Block of Shady Lane.

800 Block of Shady Lane.

100 Block of Meadowlark Lane.

100 Block of Meadowlark Lane.

700 Block of Ashleigh Lane.

700 Block of Ashleigh Lane.

City Urges Residents to Help Fight WNV after Three More Positive Samples Found

Mosquito Backyard

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The City of Southlake was notified Wednesday (9/10/2014) that three mosquito samples have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The samples were taken from traps at 2201 Shady Oaks Drive, 870 Shady Lane, and the 700 Block of Ashleigh Lane.

The City intends to ground spray within a half-mile radius of the affected areas (see maps below) for two consecutive nights beginning Friday (9/12/2014)—weather permitting.

“Weather forecasts are predicting thunderstorms through the end of the week, which will aide in flushing existing mosquito larvae,” said Public Works Director Bob Price.

Price adds, “The rain will provide new opportunities for standing water. Following the rain, residents are strongly encouraged to thoroughly inspect their backyards and treat any standing water with larvacide.”

Anything that can hold water for just a few days can become a mosquito breeding ground. Be sure to check your property for standing water. In addition to checking small containers, house gutters and French drains, staff encourages you to check for unexpected areas such as your water meter box, any tree holes, blocked irrigation heads, gutter drains and other underground pipes, pool overflow pipes, storm drains for the presence of standing water.

Residents should always remember to wear insect repellent containing DEET when outdoors, especially at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.

For more information on what Southlake is doing in the area of mosquito surveillance and control, please see CityofSouthlake.com/WestNileVirus.

Half mile radius of 870 Shady Lane.

Half mile radius of 870 Shady Lane.

Half mile radius of  2201 Shady Oaks.

Half mile radius of 2201 Shady Oaks Drive.

Half mile radius of the 700 block of Ashleigh Lane.

Half mile radius of the 700 block of Ashleigh Lane.

Second Positive Sample for West Nile Virus Found

The City of Southlake has been notified that a mosquito sample tested positive for West Nile Virus. The sample was taken from a trap in the 700 Block of Ashleigh Lane, located in Timarron.

The City will ground spray within a half-mile of the location around where the sample was found (see map below). Ground spraying will take place tomorrow night (8/28), Friday night (8/29) and Saturday night (8/30), after 9 p.m. in accordance with the City’s West Nile Virus Action Plan.

“Many people don’t realize that backyards are unintended breeding grounds for mosquitoes,” explains Public Works Director Bob Price. “Mosquitoes prefer stagnant water and any area that holds a little more than a teaspoon of undisturbed water for a couple of days can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.”

Price reminds everyone to Fight the Bite. Be sure to check your property for standing water. In addition check containers, house gutters and French drains, your water meter box, tree holes, blocked irrigation heads, gutter drains and other underground pipes, pool overflow pipes, storm drains for the presence of standing water. Finally, don’t forget to use insect repellent whenever you are outside where mosquitoes may be present.

For more information on what Southlake is doing in the area of mosquito surveillance and control, visit CityofSouthlake.com/WestNileVirus.

The sample was taken from a trap at 700 Ashleigh Lane, which is located south of Rockenbaugh Elementary School.

The sample was taken from a trap at 700 Ashleigh Lane, which is located south of Rockenbaugh Elementary School.

Three More Positive WNV Mosquito Samples Found

UPDATE 9/20/2013 -2:15 p.m. – Because of continued inclement weather and the detrimental effect of the current storm on the mosquito breeding grounds, the City has determined that ground spraying will not take place until 9:00 p.m. Sunday (9/22) night.

UPDATE: 9:35 p.m. Due to inclement weather, ground spraying for Thursday 9/19 has been postponed.  Spraying is now planned for Friday night, weather permitting.

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The City of Southlake was notified Wednesday(9/18/2013) that three mosquito samples have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The samples were taken from traps at 3240 Woodland Drive, 870 Shady Lane, and 700 Greymoor Place.

The City intends to ground spray within a half-mile radius of the affected areas (see maps below) Thursday night—weather permitting, or on Friday if necessary.

Public Works Director Bob Price has this reminder for residents: “We are urging people to take this personally. Residents should continually check their property for standing water and treat any standing water with larvicide.”

Price also adds that everyone should use insect repellent containing DEET whenever you are outside and where mosquitoes may be present—especially during dusk and dawn when they are most active.

For more information on what Southlake is doing in the area of mosquito surveillance and control, please see CityofSouthlake.com/WestNileVirus.

Half mile radius of 3240 Woodland Drive.

Half mile radius of 870 Shady Lane

Half mile radius of 700 Greymoor Place.

 

 

 

Rockenbaugh Students Celebrate 2013 Read Across America Day

Students from Rockenbaugh Elementary filled the library on March 1 to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and to kick off Read Across America Day, the nation’s largest reading celebration with more than 45 million participating around the country to highlight the importance of developing a love for reading at an early age.

RES Librarian Julie Green shared biographical information and technology related Seuss items with students, including Seussville.com, reading apps, online story time and e-books. 

“Each morning we have been challenging classrooms to identify the quote of the day from a book or particular Seuss character and giving out Seuss surprises,” Green said.

Read Across America is an award-winning literacy program founded by NEA in 1997 through a partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P., and Random House. NEA’s Read Across America Day is celebrated every year on or around the birthday of Dr. Suess, the beloved children’s author.

A photo slideshow of the event is posted below.