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Posted February 1, 2017


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Redwater , Texas 75573
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RMS Future City Competition
Beginning in October, a group of 6th graders in Mrs. Roberts’ STEAM class began working on their projects to compete in the Future City competition. The competition is for 6th - 8th graders, and the ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 02/26/2018
Source Page: RISD News

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RJH and RHS FFA Members Excel at Simbrah Super Bowl
Congratulations to Redwater FFA members Hallie Hackett and Hayden Hackett for an outstanding job at the Simbrah Super Bowl in San Antonio! In the 12-13 year old division Hallie placed 2nd in ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 02/15/2018
Source Page: RISD News

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Life Changing Experience for RJH Students
Students in Mrs. Linda Edwards’ 8th grade GT/Advanced English Language Arts class recently went to the Dallas Holocaust Museum to heighten their knowledge and understanding of the plight and ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 02/09/2018
Source Page: RISD News

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RHS Student Selected as FFA District Officer
Congratulations to Anna Pickering for being selected the 2018-2019 Daingerfield District FFA Secretary at the District Convention held in Big Sandy on January 29. Anna was required to participate in ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 02/09/2018
Source Page: RISD News

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Finch Robot Loan Program
Teachers and students at the Elementary and Middle School grades 2-6 participated in the Finch Robot Loan Program. Our school district applied for the loan program last spring and received a loan of ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 01/30/2018
Source Page: RISD News

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FFA Show Team Fort Worth Heifer Show Results
All students of the FFA Show Team placed well in their divisions at the 2018 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. The team placed Honorable Mention in Herdsman. Hayden Hackett placed first with his ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 01/25/2018
Source Page: RISD News

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RMS Student's Ornament Selected to Represent District 1
The Texas House of Representatives has an annual tradition of decorating a 20-foot, Texas-grown Christmas tree in the House Chamber with ornaments created by selected artists. Redwater Middle School ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 12/19/2017
Source Page: RISD News

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Hour of Code 2017
Students across our district joined others around the world and participated in the Hour of Code (December 4-11). Hour of Code is a program that exposes students as young as Kindergarten to computer ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 12/12/2017
Source Page: RISD News

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RHS Varsity Volleyball Team Advances to Playoffs
Congratulations to the 2017 RHS Redwater varsity volleyball team for advancing to the playoffs representing our district as the third seed! Their first round playoff game is scheduled for Tuesday, ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 10/31/2017
Source Page: RISD News

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Savannah Corbell, Colt Bradford, and Joe Hendrix are 2017 Wendy's High School Heisman School Winners
Congratulations to Savannah Corbell, Colt Bradford, and Joe Hendrix on being selected as 2017 School Winners for the Wendy's High School Heisman.   Since 1994, Wendy’s and the Heisman Trophy Trust ... [read full article]
Posted Date: 10/19/2017
Source Page: RISD News

RISD Response to Preliminary State A-F Rating

In 1983, HB 72 created state curriculum standards, a state assessment system and a state accountability system for public schools.  The original intent was to insure all students were achieving basic skills in reading and math.  The original intent has evolved into a current system that is rating and ranking students and schools based on college readiness/advanced standards measured by the state assessment STAAR.  Neither higher education nor the workforce considers the STAAR assessments as a valid indicator for post-secondary success.

Most recently, in 2015, the 84th Texas Legislature enacted HB 2804 which in turn established an A-F rating system for public school districts and campuses.  This new system was slated to go into effect for the 2017-2018 school year; however, the Legislature requested a preliminary run based on the 2015-2016 school data.  The Texas Commissioner of Education then chose to make the information public.    The complexities of determining the letter grade for each domain far surpass any grading system used in public schools for reporting student progress.  There is no simple explanation for how the ratings were determined.

The political justification for moving to this system was to provide a performance grade for campuses comparable to the grades received on student report cards. 

The newly developed A-F State Accountability System is NOT an accurate reflection of quality education, dedicated staff, supportive parents and students with a vast array of talents, interests and opportunities.  This system does NOT take into consideration the vast diversity of our state or the available resources for meeting the high expectations required to achieve the desired outcomes.

Redwater ISD does not embrace a rating or ranking of our schools based on a state test administered on one specific date.  Our focus is to provide a quality 21st century education that far exceeds the limited parameters of this state accountability design.  At Redwater ISD, where the vision is to inspire high personal expectations so ALL will experience their full potential and rise above the ordinary, our schools are so much more than one test; our students are so much more than one score!  Life Matters at Redwater ISD.

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Student grades, schedules, absences, immunization records, and alerts are available for any parent or legal guardian using the txConnect (Online Grade Viewer) link here or in the Students and Parents sections. Your user name and password from last year should work. If you have forgotten your user name and password or need a new account, please contact your child's counselor for a parent portal letter which contains the information to setup an account.

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