Round Rock ISD Enrichment seeks to provide experiences to all students that enrich their academics, helping develop the whole child. This exposure to new and different skills helps spark creativity, innovation, and enthusiasm for learning, and it will help the students find what she or he is passionate about.
Students can choose from academic, arts and cultural enrichment, recreation, leadership development, and group learning activities, depending on what opportunities are available on their campus.
University Interscholastic League (UIL) academic competitions
- Offered in grades K – 12, available at all Round Rock ISD schools.
- Students meet weekly with competitions scheduled on weekends.
- Organized academic competitions aimed to provide healthy character building, good sportsmanship and fair play.
- The District Middle School competition will be held Saturday, November 16, 2019, at Pearson Ranch; the District Elementary School competition will be held Saturday, February 29, 2020 for the students who qualify from their Learning Community Meets on Saturday, January 25, 2020.
Destination Imagination (DI) peer-to-peer team problem-solving competitions
- Offered in grades K – 12 at participating campuses.
- Students meet weekly after school with Regional competition scheduled on Saturday, February 22, 2020.
- Fosters creativity and team-based problem-solving skills.
- Students compete in Spring regional meet. Competitive teams (Grades 3+) are eligible to advance to State competition and Global Finals.
- DI teams are managed by parent volunteers at most campuses.
Math Pentathlon - Grades K-7
- Students meet weekly after school with competitions scheduled for the Spring based on grade level.
- A motivational program to strengthen basic math concepts and skills through games, aligns with National and State Mathematics Standards.
- Teams are managed by parent volunteers, but the district hosts 2 of the 4 levels of competition.
District Chess Tournaments and Chess Clubs
- Chess is offered in grades K – 12 at participating campuses.
- Known as a sport for the mind, students are taught strategies for fast-thinking and problem-solving skills.
- The district is building capacity to run U.S. Chess Federation sanctioned tournaments for students–we have one for 2nd-6th graders planned for November 9, 2019, at Ridgeview Middle School.
You Can Do the Cube Rubik's Cubing
Junior Botball Robotics and Robotics Clubs
- The Junior Botball program is run on several campuses, providing the opportunity for C-Coding, collaborative student experiences.
- Challenge Days are hosted by the District twice a year–the intent is not to have a winner, but for all teams to code and conquer the challenges.
- Robotics is offered in grades K-12 at participating campuses.
- Students are taught engineering strategies for design, development and execution.
- Some programs have competitions outside of the school day.
STEM Scouts, STEM pilot program
- Students 3-12 can participate in units grouped by elementary, middle, and high school ages at participating campuses.
- Students meet weekly to complete 4- to 6-week learning modules.
- Hands-on labs that foster natural curiosity and help build interest in STEM-related careers.
- Opportunities provided in leadership and mentoring.
- Use the links below to find out if your school has a unit.
Math Counts, middle school nationwide mathematics competition
- Designed for 6th – 8th graders, at participating campuses.
- Students meet weekly with competitions schedules on weekends.
- Noncompetitive programming available.
- Promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging “bee” style contests.
- Students compete at four successive levels: school, chapter, state, and national.
- Use the links below to find out if your school offers MathCounts Texas | Math Counts National.
An annual open house hosted by The University of Texas at Austin the first Saturday of March.
- Free and open to K-12 students and their families.
- Discover over 350 hands-on science, engineering, arts and cultural activities on campus.
- For further information visit the UT Austin website.
Girls Who Code
- Offered to girls in grades 6 – 12 at participating campuses.
- Curriculum designed for students with a wide range of computer science experience.
- Students learn teamwork, confidence, time management, communication, functions, variables, conditionals, and loops.
- Summer Immersion Program offered for Rising 11th and 12th graders.
Summer Enrichment Fair to be held Feb. 1
Checkmate! District Fall Chess Tournament a Success!
Sommer, England, and Cactus Math Pentathletes Win Gold!
Your Move! First District Elementary Chess Tournament Yields Learning and Fun
STEMFest Features Far Out Fun, Friday, May 3
Jr. Botball Challenge Gives Students Coding Experience
Sommer, Pearson Ranch students earn top marks at Destination Imagination State Tournament
Round Rock ISD Flies High at DI State Tournament
Hopewell Middle School Science Club
Enjoy Free Hands-on Fun at Summer Enrichment Fair, Being Held Feb. 2.
Sommer, Brushy Creek place at Destination Imagination Global Finals
Sommer, Brushy Creek students find success at state Destination Imagination competition
Laurel Mountain coordinator named 2018 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow by National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions
STEMFest brings fun and wonder to Downtown Round Rock, May 4
Scallan named Superintendent's RRock Star for March
Enjoy Hands-on Fun at District Summer Enrichment Fair, being held Jan 20.
RRISD students, campuses succeed at Math Pentathlon competitions
RRISD students succeed at Destination Imagination regional competition
RRISD elementary students shine during District A+ UIL academic meet
Berkman hosts Arts Integration Academy Winter Showcase