Friday, September 20, 2019

RES Celebrates Science

RES students pictured with Principal Lisa Young

On Friday, Oct. 18 students and teachers at Rockenbaugh Elementary School participated in a day long learning experiment focusing on science.

Organized by science teacher Ginger Jones, Rockenbaugh Elementary’s Science Explorations Day was a big success with the help of parents. Classes rotated within their grade level to five or six science stations and activities. Some of the activities included, stop rockets, dry ice explorations and homemade silly putty.

In the afternoon, the RES PTO hosted staff members from the Dallas Zoo. Employees brought unique animals including a sloth, alligator, porcupine and more. Zookeepers talked about the various animals habitats, myths and fun facts.

Diabetes Walk at Dragon Stadium a Success

The American Diabetes Association says it is still counting donations from the recent Diabetes Walk held at Dragon Stadium earlier this month. So far, more than $12,889 was raised during the event held on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 4:00 p.m. in the Dragon Stadium parking lot. More than 500 students, parents and community members participated including members of the Carroll Dragon Band, Dragon Dive Team and other student athletes many of who also volunteered their time and energy to set up and clean up after the walk.

Increased participation among the Carroll ISD community prompted organizers to move the walk from Rockenbaugh Elementary School to Dragon Stadium. P.E. Coach Tricia Pate works with the ADA each year to coordinate CISD’s School Walk for Diabetes. For the last two years, Carroll ISD has ranked among the top 10 percent of school districts nationwide for the School Walk for Diabetes program.