Mrs. Linda Schroeder, of the RES Nurse Staff, has been selected for Special Recognition as the RES April 2013 - Employee of the Month. Congratulations Mrs. Schroeder! You have served our campus health needs in an extraordinary manner and we appreciate all that you do for our Campus in such a positive and energetic manner. You continually extend "helping hands" campus wide and you are an asset to our Campus Mission!
The RES Campus gives 100% in cheering our RHS Basketball Team. Our Star Students made Royal spirit banners and waved proudly as the RHS Basketball Team paraded through the RES parking lot on Wednesday afternoon. We are very proud of our Coach Gibbs and the RHS Basketball Team!
School Closing was successful campus wide. The closing activities began with our students enjoying grade level Field Days; and progressed to Awards Ceremonies for each grade. The climax of the 2012-2013 semesters was on Thursday morning as the 5th Grade Class experience thier Promotion Exercise in the RES Gymnasium. Ryan Buy, RES Student Council Representtive, serve the Graduation Exercise Program as Master of Ceremonies; and, Mr. Reggie "Airman" Dixon, Director of the local Boys and Girls Club of Brookshire and Former Harlem Globetrotter of New York, was guest speaker for the event. Mr. Dixon encouraged the students and was motivational in encouraging them to believe in themselves, and work hard in school. He specifically answered for the children where Professional Athletes come from..."School!...they are discovered in school working hard..." This 5th Grade class was the largest group to participate in the promotion exercises in the past eleven years, as reported by Mr. Henry Bostick,5th Grade Team Leader. It was an awesome event as a standing room only assembly of parents and guardians witnessed the program. The 5th Grade Class Song: "I Believe" was song by members of the class as a tribute to parents. And, Principal Robin Beaty confirmed the promotion of the students. A reception of refreshments were served immediately following the program. (Click Title to review closing exercises.)
Ms. Lauri Bernstein & Ms. Katherine Smith were honorees this month in their retirement reception hosted by the RES Campus. Ms. Bernstein celebrated 30 years of educational services in the Royal ISD, and Ms. Smith celebrated 31 years of educational services in the Royal ISD. Each retiree celebrated the affair with the themes of their hobbies ... Ms. Berstein - sea shells; and Ms. Smith ...gardening flowers. They were showered with many retirement cards, gifts and tokens of appreciation from the friends, relatives and co-workers who attended. It was a duel evening of joy and a warm spirit of appreciation and special gratitude expressed by family and friends. The Library was decorated in the themes and it was an awesome candlelight moment customized just for them. Special guest signed in and registered retirement sentiments for them to read over the years as they enjoy retirement. Each honoree had special guest to come and share with them. Congratulations to the both of you and "Happy Retirement!" from Principal Beaty, Staff, and Workers! (Photoed is the sign in desk bearing individual photos and registration sheets.)
The RES 2nd Grade Class received a beautiful birdbath for the school garden and a plaque of recognition from the Citizens Agains the Landfill in Hempstead, Texas. The class recently completed a unit of study on Good Citizenship, and put into practice their citizenship concerns in letters to the Texas Commission of Environmental Protection. In addition, each student received a box of sidewalk chalk to enjoy drawing and writing during summer vacation. A "hardy" thank-you to the organization for being so generous on behalf of our students. See additional photos of the class, and the "giant" thank-you card signed by class members that was given to the Citizens Against the Landfill who donated the birdbath to our campus, and boxes of chalk to our students.
The RES Student Council hosted their annual "Spring Fling" for the area Senior Citizens in the RES Library on May 21st. The Star Students served the Seniors with a Chicken Pasta Luncheon with the trimmings of Tossed Green Salad, Buttered Garlic Bread, a variety of deserts and drinks. The Seniors were grateful and always enjoy this event; they just sit back, enjoyed music, dined in delight and had fun activities. Many of them walked away with door prizes to top off the event. Ms. Shirley Archie, Ms. Gloria Norman (RES Staff) along with the United Way Employee, Ms. Kimberly Seals, coordinated and supervised the "Spring Fling". A special salute to Principal Beaty & the RES Student Council Sponsors and Star Students was evidenced from the hearts and hands of the local Senior Citizens. This has been an annual event sponsored by the RES Student Council as a community service project, founded by Ms. Archie over five years ago, as one of the council's special efforts projects. (Click Title for a pictorial review of the event.)
The 2013-14 lst Grade Class from the ECC Campus toured our facility; meeting and greeting campus administrators, staff and students. Being introduced to our learning zones... Library, Computer Lab, Classrooms and yes, our ISS Room, was exciting to each of them. It was a guided tour, and they were accompanied by their ECC Staff and Principal Hopkins. You could see loads and lots of smiles on faces; as they will be leaving familiar hallways, classroom and staff to embark on the challenge of education at the Elementary level. Many stated that they are ready to come over and be 1st grade students! (Click title for a review of tour.)
The RES PTO sponsored a wonderful luncheon for the RES Staff. The PTO has continually sponsored teacher recognition awards throughout the year; and made sure that the National Teacher Appreciation Week was recognized daily on our campus. The luncheon featured a main serving of two Pasta dishes, Garden Salad, bread, desert, and drinks. All of the RES Staff just simply dined in delight! And, RES is truly grateful and privledged to have such a caring and supportive PTO. As the staff is "Setting the Stage for Learing", the RES PTO is "Supporting the Campus in Learning." Pictured: PTO Staff Members & Ms. Swain. (Click title to see highlights of the luncheon.)
The RES PTO once again planned and prepared a very successful event for the RES students and parents. In honor of "Mother's Day"... the campus hosted a morning continental serving for students who wanted to share in special honors with their mothers and guardians. (A few dads shared with the students also.) Once again, the RES Principal, Staff, and Students say "Thank-You" to one of Texas' best PTO organizations! Pictured: The PTO servers: Ms. Jill Robinson, Ms. Jessica Partels, and Ms. Rachel Hillsman, a lovely group of RES Parents. (Click title for a pictorial review of the many Moms who were honored in the 2013 Muffins For Moms event.)
Mrs. Linda Allen, a concerned and caring RES parent, appeared on the RES Campus this week and dropped off tokens of appreciation to teachers of her grand daughter, NaKenya. She shared a bit of inspiration as she recognized the dedication of RES Teachers. Ms. Allen often visits and volunteers in the classroom in support of her grand daughter. Thank-you, Mrs. Allen, for your appreciation towards the RES Teachers! The RES Teachers have enjoyed a wonderful week of appreciations...students have remembered their teachers with personal poems, flowers, and other tokens. And campus-wide the teachers have been receiving tokens in their mail slots daily on behalf of national "Teacher Appreciation Week." (Click Title for additional photos.)
The Anne Preston Unit of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) on the Prairie View A & M University Campus supported the RES Book Fair in a very generous manner. The Anne Preston Unit sponsored the purchase of $700. in books as a give-away to the RES 1st Graders. They are in support of students learning to read... to reading to learn! Mrs. Minnie Cyrus, a retired teacher of 34 years who retired from Royal ISD, and Mrs. Gywnn Carter, a retired teacher of 43 years from Hempstead ISD assisted the 1st graders in their purchase of books and the placement of The TRTA name labels in the books. The RES Principal Robin Beaty & Staff appreciates the special support of our campus Book Fair, and we say: "THANK-YOU"! (Pictured: Ms. Cyrus & Ms. Carter w/1st Grader. See Additional photos.)
The RES "Student Success Initiative" (SSI) Project is bell-to-bell instruction and assessments whereby teachers are "Setting the Stage for Learning". This is a focused driven initiative emphasizing: guided practice, think aloud strategies and many more empowerment techniques, strategies and skills. The SSI is commonly referred to as the "Power Hour" for RES 5th Graders. The goal of SSI is to improve academic performance of the students in the core subjects of Math and Reading for the State STARR Test. The students will be testing this month, and RES seeks to empower each student with necessary knowledge, skills and test taking strategies for successful performance. Principal Robin A. Beaty is leading the team of assigned instructors, and Ms. Beverly Newsome, the Coordinating Resource Specialist, is providing an array of performance ideas and strategies for the instructors to utilize in the Power Hour. (Pictured: Principal Beaty, Ms. Berstein, Teacher, & Ms. Newsome, Coordinator). (Click title for additional photos of staff in action.)
Once again the Library Staff has set the Library stage for our students to learn, enjoy while learning, and to be supportative of our Library. The Staff of Ms. Willie Jenkins, & Ms. Kotzur have coordinated, managed, and experienced a very successful reading book fair. The week of May 6th has been the Spring 2013 fair; and the campus staff, volunteers, parents and sutdents have enjoyed a tremendous fair. As a show of support, the RES Campus Staff wore "red" Book Fair t-shirts to kick off and to close out the event. (See pictures of the Fair, including delivery of the inventory, volunteer staff, students and parents in action.)
The local Boy Scouts of America Visits RES with information about the program. All RES boys attended a joint assembly, and many were introduced to the program and invited to consider signing up to be a Boy Scout. The local Scout Master addressed the group, and a couple of RES Students who are Scouts assisted. (See photos).
The RJHS show cased the various middle school bands in a visit to our campus as part of the on site Cinco de Mayo celebration. The 6th 7th and 8th Grade Band students showcased the different instruments and did an outstanding performance, topping off with a special "drumline presentation. A special thank-you to Mr. Miller, Mr. Ford, and Mr. Eaton, the High School Band Director who sponsored and accompanied the band students. The 5th Graders of RES certainly enjoyed the presentations, and have expressed high interest in joining the RJHS Band on next year. It was good to see the former RES students again! (Click title to see pictures capturing the event.)
The RES - Pennies For Patients Drive netted $3,395.87! Congratulations to our 1st Place Silver Champions: Ms. Clark's 2nd Grade Class for contributing $275.79; and, our 2nd Place Silver Winner: Ms. Gomez's 1st Grade Class for contributing $191.07. These Winning Stars received a "Big" check to sponsor Pizza Parties for the "star students" and a Silver Banner to display for their special efforts in support of this drive. The RES Principal & Staff says "Thank-You" students and parents for your support in this worthy cause. (Click title for additional photos of the "Silver Winners".)
The 5th Six Weeks CAPS Day Awards was a shinning event for the RES Stars! Administrators, Staff, Students and even some parents shinned brightly on the RES Stage of Learning as they appeared and participated in the 5th Six Weeks event "Capturing Academic Performance". Students in each grade level was recognized for Academic Excellence, Perfect Attendance & Outstanding Citizenship accomplished for the 5th Six Weeks of school. Principal Beaty instituted these recognition events over eleven years ago for the RES Shinning Stars... because RES is "Setting The Stage for Learning"! (Pictured: Mrs. Udemi, RES ART Instructor. Click title to see additional pictures capturing the event.)
The astonishing RES PTO has once again sponsored teacher awards for our deserving staff; the PTO recognizes the staff dedication and periodically makes award presentation in appreciation. Campus Principal, Mrs. R. Beaty, randomly selected from each grade level a teacher to be awarded an American Express gift cards on Thursday morning, April 25th. Recipients were: Ms. Nicole Hines, 1st Grade; Ms. Erica Munoz, 2nd Grade; Ms. Mia Roy, 3rd Grade; Ms. Jeanine Davis, 4th Grade and Ms. Gloria Norman, 5th Grade. Congratulations Teachers! You are truly "Setting the Stage For Learning" @ RES. The RES PTO is one of the Best PTOs in the State of Texas! A special "thank-you" to the RES PTO for supporting our campus in the magnitude that you do. From: The Campus Administrators, Staff and Student Stars.
Ms. Cary is the winner of the RES-Teacher 2012-13 School Year Spirit Award! She was afforded this honor by popular vote from her campus co-workers because she exhibits an abundance of enthusiasm, motivation and work initiatives with the students of her classroom and the general student body. The award is sponsored by the local Chamber of Commerce, and the Campus is allowed by secret ballots to make the selection of the winner. Ms. Carey is homeroom teacher to 4th Graders, and is one the Reading/Language Arts Teachers for the 4th Grade Students. She has served the Royal Elementary Stars for five years, and is from the state of Louisiana.
Ms. Sherlynn Perrow, RJHS Counselor, met with the RES 5th Graders and introduced them to the Royal Jr. High required curriculum class schedule. Each student was able to make their choice of required core subjects, electives and special programs to customize their class schedules. The RES Counselor, Ms. Cavander, assisted our students along with the RES Staff that was in attendance, to ensure information was clearly understood and directions followed. Each student was given a letter of information and the 6th Grade Course worksheet to share with parents/guardians; and, is requested to return the course worksheet to the RES Counselor on or before April 17th for planning purposes. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact the Jr. High Counselor @ 281-934-2251. (Click on title for photos of the 5th Graders in the meeting.)
The following students were recognized and awarded by the RISD School Board Certificates of Recognition during the April School Board Meeting: 1st Grade - Elizabeth Ibarra, 2nd Grade - Daysy Cortez, 3rd Grade - Samatha Lopez, 4th Grade - Jorge Valdez (not pictured), and 5th Grade - Lizbeth Melendez. Congratulations to each of our RES students for exhibiting "Star" Performance on our campus! (Click title for larger photo.)
The RES Students Stars were presented a special motivational-STARR Presentation by Mr. Cody Fisher of motivationalschoolshows.com. As the RES Stars are facing the state mandated STARR Test beginning next week, the Campus administration supported by the RES PTO sponsored a stage presentation that was not only informative, but it was entertaining and fun for the students. Mr. Fisher emphasized the "power of mind" and the need for "positive speech" towards accomplishing a goal. Focusing on three steps to reaching your goal: (1) Know what you want; (2) Never give up; and, (3) Believe in yourself. In additional he covered test taking strategies: Be calm & Relax yourself. Sharing with the students how to do both. He shared test taking techniques: Do not Rush, Read and follow instructions; and, Stay focused. Within the presentation he interjected entertainment using student volunteers as he performed magical tricks that all of the students enjoyed. RES Stars with the information he shared... do your best on the STARRS! (Click Title for a pictorial review of the event.)
The Library Staff proudly announce the winners of the 3rd Grade Easter Basket decorating contest. Winner: Sandra Jimenez, of Ms. Erica Jones homeroom; 1st Runner Up: Aixa Sanchez, of Ms. H. Cajas homeroom; and 2nd Runner up: Ava Rodriguez of Ms. Erica Jones. The students literally created baskets from undeveloped crates; being creative, original, with color and variety. RES Staff served as judges for a total of 34 entries. The project was sponsored by the RES Library Staff, Ms. Willie Jenkins & Ms. Kotzur. And was purposed in allowing the students to express themselves with their talents and gifts of decorating. Prizes were given to all students who participated, and as Principal Robin Beaty stated..."All of our participants are winners!" (To see additional photos of the event, click on this title.)
Additional Star Students were recognized in the morning announcements on last Wednesday. Again, these students received "star" tickets that qualified them to be drawn from the RES "Star" Box! Congratulations stars... you keep shinning on the RES campus with excellent behaviors and classroom accomplishments. (To view larger photo, click on title.)
The RES Honor Choir, under the directorship of Mrs. Anne Marquis, won First Place in the 2013 Sutton Music Festival, Coral Division, in Houston, Texas, on March 23rd. Special recognition was given to them during the March 25th morning announcements as they shared the beautiful trophy they brought home to be displayed for "beautiful Brookshire". (This was the personal compliment received from a judge at the festival. Who also complimented the choir for their excellent tone sound.) Principal Robin Beaty was very proud of the Choir's accomplishment and personally congratulated the RES Stars for representing our campus in an outstanding manner! Pictured is Ms. Marquis who graciously presented the trophy for the campus to enjoy. (Click title for additional photos of the group during the campus recognition.)
Mrs. Anne Marquis, our RES Music Instructor, sponsored a music literary contest on our campus in celebration of National Music Month. Fifteen RES Star Students voluntarily participated and received certificates and gifts as a result of their personal efforts. A display of the literary pieces are posted for public display outside of the Music Class Room. (Click on title for a "Big" picture of the participants and their awards, and a listing of participants.)
Principal Beaty selected names from the "Star" box on last Friday, and made awards from the campus treasure of goodies. These students are pictured with Assistant Principal, Mrs. Bradford, upon reporting to the office for their gifts. These students were awarded tickets to be entered into the "Star" Box upon earning good citizenship behaviors, or any deed deemed qualifying by teachers and campus staff. The "Star" Box is open for all students to earn an opportunity for a ticket and the drawing. So, students keep on reflecting good citizenship and disciplines and you are sure to get an opportunity to enter your name for a drawing! (Click on title to see a "Big" picture of the "Stars".) Another RES activity, focused on "Setting the Stage for Learning"!
To our very own, RES Coach, Coach Reggie Gibbs & the RHS Basketball team, YOU WERE GREAT! Your efforts in the State Tournament in Austin is evidence of your Greatness!!! We are very proud of you for all that you accomplished this 2012-13 UIL season. (Check out our LOVE below in the photos posted reflecting our Loyal... "Royal" Spirit straight from the heart of RES!!!!
The RES 2nd Grade Team Sponsored the 2013 Campus Float in the FFA Parade and won The First Place Trophy! The 2nd Grade Team Leader, Ms. Crow, lead the group with an awesome "Spirit" of patriotism... focusing on "Strengths of the Man". (Click title for photos.)
RES Climaxed the 2012-2013 UIL Year with an awesome Banquet honoring the RES Stars in a "Walk of Star" Banquet on February 27th. The UIL Coach, Mr. Henry Bostick served the occasion as Master of Ceremony. The Highlight of the evening was The Official walk the RES Stars made on the "red carpet" a custom design for honoring the RES Stars. Note: Hollywood has its "Walk of Stars" but nothing as honorable and famous as the RES UIL "Walk of Stars"!!! (Click on title for additional information.)
"A Walk With Ten" - Was the Program Theme presented by the 5th Grade Classes of RES on February 19th in the annual Black History Program. "A Walk with Ten" presented accomplishments of the following Black Americans: Henry Johnson, Phillip Randolph, John Russwurm, Jack Johnson, Mamie Smith, Oscar Michaux, Minister Adam Clayton Powell, Madam C.J. Walker, Admiral Matthew Henson, and President Barack H. Obama. It was a stage play production written by RES Instructor Mr. Ronald L. Greer, and Directed by 5th Grade Instructor, Ms. Shirley Archie. Special Guest in the audience were Mrs. Emily Hillsman, RISD Board President, Mr. Reggie Dixon, Director of The Boys & Girls Club of Brookshire, and Mr. Rahn Beaty, Administrative Personnel of KISD & Principal Robin Beaty's Spouse. (To review Program Highlights, click on title.) Also, review the photo gallery featuring the Black History Program.
The 5th Grade Students made sure the Valentine Spirit was soaring high. Sponsors for the Student Council assisted our students in preparing for the record sales of singing grams... and the sale of flowers, candies, cups and pillows! Not to mention the heights of the classroom parties and exchange of cards. Thank you parents for supporting the high spirit of February 14th!!! (See additional photos; click on title.)
A galaxy assembly was held on President's Day to introduce the Kolodziej's RES Campus Fundraiser to our students. The assembly awarded three "stars" with a visit to the cash Machine that will be on our campus for the top-sales students as a part of the galaxy of prizes. However, the three stars: Mr. Rocha, 4th Grade Instructor won $15; Oscar a 5th Grader won $6.00 and Shelby, a 4th Grader won $16.00 by being selected to be a model player in the Cash Machine, exhibiting how the machine works. The machine will be a part of the campus Mega Party climaxing the fundraiser on delivery date. The Fundraiser offers for sale simple pleasures of tasty treats and gourmet sweets by pre-sale orders, and it is being sponsored by our excellent PTO, open to all of our students for participation. Packages were sent home with each student following the assembly and will be in process through March 4th. So, RES Parents, Families and Friends take advantage of this activity and help star students get to the MEGA party by supporting the sale. The earned proceeds will support our campus field trips and other educational programs. Students who sell a minimum of 5 items will go to Mega party; students who sell 15 items will go and can get in the Cash Machine at the Mega Party. (See Photos of the Assembly. Click on title.) PTO Officers, Ms. Rachel Hillsman and Ms. Stephanie Hein hosted the A.M.assembly.
If you visit the 2013 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, please visit the Art Exibition Show case. You will find there two pieces of our RES Stars Art Work on display. Congratulation RES Stars! A Salute to Mrs. Gayle Udemi, RES Art Instructor for "Setting the State for Learning" in the Art Classroom. (Click title for additional information, & photos.)
The RES Campus has concluded participation in the UIL A+ Academic Competitions. The Creative & Ready Writing, hosted @ RES was held in December 2012. The Oral Reading and Speaking Events held in Needville, and the remaining Academic Events held in Wharton was conducted January 2013. Special recognition for our Stars is in progress and will climax in the annual banquet on February 27th. Principal Beaty and Staff are proud of the accomplishments of our students and want them to know we appreciate their hard work. See photos of the stars; click on title.
The RES Campus sponsored CAP Day #3, officially closing and recognizing students' achievements for the 3rd six weeks of school. CAP Day captures all of the students who work very hard and earned the Honor Roll with all A's, A/B Honor Roll, perfect attendance and citizenship awards. Students & teachers wore thier favorite "caps" in celebration of the recognition awarded to our "star" students. Our goal is to have all teachers, students and visiting parents to show up in their favorite "cap" to celebrate our next CAP Day. This challenge was expressed by Assistant Principal Bradford. Our next CAP day is scheduled for April 16th, so mark your calender! (See highlights, click title)
To sum it up: Santa's Day @ RES was a "Star" of Joy for our "Star Students". Loads and Lots of gift toys for our boys and girls. Made possible by caring and concerned business supporters. Thank-you for sharing. The true Spirit of Christmas was Campus-Wide on Santa's Day!!!!
The RES First Grade Classes presented a very special, heart warming presentation entitled: "A Gift For Santa!". It was a musical skit, directed by our Music Teacher, Ms. Anne Marquis. She wrote the skit, and dedicated the production in honor of her daughter: Elizabeth. (Elizabeth will celebrate her birthday this month, and mom says she shows kindness to all she meets.) The skit featured Santa having to travel world wide, stopping in Spain, Germany, & France, to drop presents to dear children. While at each stop, dancers and singers (various 1st Grade Classes) entertained Santa, his elves and reindeers with cultural songs and dances. In the meantime, Santa grew very very hungry... and "Ellie" the sweet reindeer, named in honor of Ms. Marquis' daughter... prepared a sandwich meal for Santa, reflecting a caring spirit for the season. This act of kindness warmed the cold hearts of the other reindeers who poked fun at Ellie for being so kind. Torian Wilkins was the 1st Grade Santa; Trevor Davis served as the Narrator. The Elves were Lyla Thompson, Elizabeth, Kelvin Martinez and Davian Sandoval. (Click Title for a photo review.)
Thanks to all of our supporters and sponsors who made Christmas @ RES so very special for our RES Stars! You made it possible for Santa to have Lots & Loads of toys for our girls and boys. Principal Beaty, Administrative Staff, Teachers, and Students all say "Thank-you". (Click title for highlights.)
Principal Robin Beaty greeted campus visitors on Wednesday, December 19th. Among the many visitors were District Employees & Students. Visiting with us were: Members of The Royal Middle School Student Counsel and their sponsors: Ms. C. Lange & Ms. Nelson. (They made visitations to each classroom with gift bags of lots of tagged candy canes bearing a special message in red from Santa to the RES students: "Christmas is almost here! Enjoy your party!" and distributed the treats to each class.) Others were District Administrators: Mr. Tom Tasma, Superintendent, Ms. Ngei, Curriculum Director, Ms. C. Nguyen, Ms. Stephanie Hardman, and Ms. Diane Holub who all shared in special Holiday Readings, Books and Encouraging Talks to our "star" students, as they dressed to enhance their presentations. Also visiting were Ms Cindy Stockman and Ms. L. Woodard from the Administration Office. Each presentor gave treats to enhance the Holiday spirit. Our "Star Students" recognizes and appreciates our caring administration and enjoyed each of their presentations. Principal Beaty expressed appreciation likewise for the administration taking the time to personally come and share in the special Holiday Celebrations on our campus. (Click title for Highlights of the visits.)
Mr. Henry Bostick, 5th Grade Team Leader, lead the 5th Grade Staff into celebrating Christmas Around the World. A trip down the 5th Grade Hall would allow you to visit Mexico, Israel, Italy, Africa, Spain, Great Britan and Sweden. The Wall decorations displaying the Flags, and cultural pictorial highlights took all on a world-wide stroll. Each classroom was filled with table goodies and treats for the students and parents. (To see photos, click title.)
The RES Library has extended an extra big "WELCOME" to our RES Students. During this Holiday Season they have placed two new greeters at the front entrance: Little Ms. Raggedy Ann & her play mate, Andy. The two toys have been placed by Library Staff employee: Ms. Willie Jenkins. She knows that our "star students" are intrigued by the Library inventory of special characters and critters. And, so she has displayed the two new team members at the front entrance to welcome all of our "star" students into the Library to Read, Read, and Read. The Library Staff: Ms. Kotzur & Ms. Jenkins are "Setting the Stage for Learning" in our Library on our campus! Wow! Characters & Critters for the Library Students. A secret: Ms. Jenkins & Ms. Kotzur like to award items from their Library collection of characters & critters to deserving "Star Students" for good behavior & discipline.
Mr. Reggie Dixon, Director of the local Boys & Girls Club of Brookshire, is sponsoring a "His" and a "Her" bicycle for two AR Readers at RES. This is in celebration for the Holiday Season designed to recognize two deserving students. So come on students... READ, READ, READ, and maybe you will win the award, and enjoy one of these bikes during the Holiday Break and Winter Season. Mr. Dixon is one of the RES Community Sponsors... supporting the RES in "Setting the Stage for Learning"!
Emloyees of Gibson Applied Technology & Engineering, Inc. (GATE), from Park Ten Place in Houston, Texas stopped by with loads and lots of wrapped gifts for the "star" Students @ RES. Principal Robin Beaty and The Administrative Staff of RES greeted the group and received with welcoming smiles their bundles and sacks of gifts. GATE chose our campus to share the true Holiday Spirit and to help sponsor for our boys and girls fun toys for their hard work this school year. To the GATE , Inc. Employees, and Mr. Alex Nguyen,Project Planner: RES is grateful for the many gifts that you purchased, wrapped, and delivered to our campus this 2012 Holiday Season. (Click title for additional photos of the GATE Employees & The Gifts.)
The first semester has been a hands on learning experience for your child with engaging lessons. I continue to encourage you to join in this learning endeavor with your child by reading daily. Have a wonderful Winter Holiday! P.S. The Work on our RES Campus is: "Setting the Stage for Learning! From: Robin Arceneaux-Beaty.
Our 5th grade students experienced a very successful "Career Day" program on 12-12-12. RES Counselor, Ms. Cavender, coordinated the program that sponsored four outstanding guest: (l) Mr. Kelvin Morahan, Business Development Officer with The 1st Service Credit Union of Houston, Texas. (1st Service Credit Union also has a local branch in our community.) (2)Police Officers: Sergeant Brown & Officer Steinberg of the Brookshire Police Department. Officer Brown is also responsible for Media Relations for the local police department. And, (3) Fireman Brett Besselman, with the Houston Fire Department. Each shared pertinent information about their successful careers, including their job descriptions and work duties. Mr. Morahan with 1st Service CU gave "piggy banks" to all of the 5th graders and encouraged them to began a savings program to invest into their future. Ms. Cavander is appreciative to all for making the event very successful. She had the support of the Specials Teacher Team. And, of course, our campus administrators: Principal Beaty, and Assistant Principals: Mrs. Bradford and Mr. N'Dong. (Click on title for additional picture highlights of the event.) RES is "Setting the Stage for Learning"!
1st Grade - Melanie Castor; 2nd Grade - Demarys Torres; 3rd Grade - Israel Barbosa; 4th Grade Armando Ibarra; 5th Grade - Jsaylyn Tercero. These RES "Star" Students were recognized during the December RISD School Board Meeting. And have been awarded certificates and special recognition on the RES Campus. Click on title for additional comments.
The following RES Star Teachers were awarded Walmart Gift Cards for the high scores their students made on the CBA Summative Test for their grade levels: Ms. Loayza, Self Contained - lst Grade; Ms. Clark, Language Arts -2nd Grade; Ms. Cajas, Science & Social Studies - 3rd Grade; Ms. J. Davis, Math, Science & Social Studies - 4th Grade; & Ms. Sims, Social Studies, 5th Grade. The "stars" are "Setting the Stage for Learning" on the RES Campus! Congratulations to each of them. The awards were sponsored by the RES PTO, Ms. Stephanie Hein, President, and presented by Principal Robin Beaty during the morning announcements. P.S. The awards are just in time for the Holiday Season! To all of the RES Star Teachers: "Keep Setting the Stage for Learning"! (Click for an additional view.)larger photo
The Students of Ms. Berger & Mr. Cryer hosted a "Thanksgiving Feast" for their Parents & Guardians on November 20th. The Students helped prepared the "Star Feast" and then helped to served their guest! It was an awesome day for the students and those in attendance. The students could not hide their excitement because they were overwhelmed with "Thanksgiving", and there was not a dull moment for them with their guest. Thank-you students! You are certainly "Royal Stars" and RES is certainly "Setting the Stage for Learning"! (See a review of the pictures. Click on title)
The Student Council Members and Sponsors visited with the residents of the Brookshire Arms Nursing Facility on November 20th. The Occasion was to share quality time during this Thanksgiving Season as the residents have already begun their year end celebrations. The residents always look forward for the caring hands and hearts of our campus to share. The Brookshire Arms Nursing Facility is just one of the community projects adopted by our council as an outreach project whereby they can spread goodwill and cheer to our senior citizens. (See highlights of the visit. Click on title.)
Principal Robin Beaty was an excellent Host Principal for our 2012 Thanksgiving Luncheon. And she reported that the Luncheon was an outstanding success as planned for the RES "Star Students" and their parents. The Students celebrated with parents and relatives on November 15th, and oh what excitement and pleasure the "Star Moments" of the 2012 Thanksgiving Luncheon afforded. The Chatwell Food Services prepared a "turkey" dinner with all the holiday trimmings; and it was simply: "RES Star Moments" on the RES 2012 Stage! (See pictures capturing the "Star Luncheon". Click on title.)
The RES students in attendance with the Saturday Writing Tutorials is receiving "star" motivational, encouragements and writing strategies to help them to be successful writers. The photo reflects a fun, yet educational presentation that was made by Baby Isaac!
Mr. Shaw, 4th Grade Instructor pictured, continues to "hunt" for students @ WAR...Willing, Able, and Ready to Learn! As the RES Campus is "Setting the Stage for Learning", the 2nd Cap-Day Assembly was held this month and many students received recognition for Academic Achievements, Perfect Attendance, and Outstanding Citizenship for the second six weeks of school. Parents & Friends attended in support of our students. (See review of pictures. Click on title.)
The 2012-13 Accelerated Reading (AR) Program stage has been set. And RES stars are stepping up to star performance! Not only has the stage been set... the Award Windows are now displaying the winning readers. Our Library Staff, Ms. Jenkins & Ms. Kotzur has worked very hard in getting all of the display spaces identified and ready, and now the AR Readers are qualifying for special recognition. The Library has an AR Stage and AR Windows prepared to display in recognition our AR readers. The Library Staff has "Set the Stage for Learning"! Please see AR Stars who are on the AR Stage. click title.
The RES Campus is proud to recognize The November 2012 "Students of the Month". Special recognition was made in the RISD November School Board Meeting by Principal Robin Beaty. Students recognized and presented special awards were Amiya Hernandez, 1st Grade; Breniya Manuel, 2nd Grade; Abigail Parada, 3rd Grade; Madelyn Johnson, 4th Grade; and Jade Grassau-Stern, 5th Grade. These students were nominated by homeroom teachers for outstanding performance in classwork & exemplary disciplines. They have been entered into the RES Window of "Stars Students", to be on display for our campus visitors! RES is "Setting the Stage for Learning", and our "Star" Students are entering the stage and meeting expectations! (To see detail comments & additional photos, click title.)
The 3rd Grade Classes presented a "Star" Program in honor of our American Soldiers with a tribute to "America". The RES Honor Choir, under the direction of Mrs. Marquis, Our Music Teacher, presented the patriotic renditions of our National Anthem & "America The Beautiful". Individual classes presented reflections on an assigned national culture through historical readings, dances or cultural music renditions. Mr. Greer's Class: American Indians; Mrs. Hunters's Class: The English; Mrs. Smith's Class: The French; Mrs. Roy's Class: The Irish; Mrs. Besselman's Class: The Germans; Mrs. Watson's Class: The Asians; Mrs. Cajas' Class: The Hispanics; Mrs. E. Jones' Class: The Africans. Mrs. Marquis directed and coordinated all of the multi-culture music. The sounds were authentic and highly entertaining. In the closing remarks Mrs. Robin Beaty, Principal, recognized all of our American Soldiers and Veterans, and expressed words of appreciation on behalf of our campus. Photo - The RES Honor Choir. (Click on title for pictorial review of the program.)
The RES Student Council administered a 2012 "Mock Election" for the RES Campus "Texas STARR Students" in grades 3-5. This mock election (under the instructional supervision of the Student Council Sponsors: Ms. Gloria Norman, Ms. Shirley Archie, & Ms. Jeanine Davis), presented a learning opportunity for our students. The Mock Election covered the political process of our Presidential Election Year. Each student filled out a mock Voter Registration Application, completed with parental assistance; and, received a mock Voter Registration Card. Each grade was given a verbal overview of the voting process, and was given a sample "mock" Ballot to review. On the Day of Election, the students were required to be a registered voter, and have proper I.D. (Student I.D. Badges) in order to participate in the general election. Members of the Student Council wore American Flag hats, and served as Polling Officials. Principal Robin Beaty approved and supported this event as RES is daily "Setting The Stage for Learning"! This mock election was a reality of our campus theme. (Click title for additional photos.)
The RES inducted thirty-six "star students" into the National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) for the 2012-13 School Year. The program was held October 24th in the RES Cafeteria with our campus administrators: Principal: Mrs. Robin Beaty, Assistant Principals: Ms. Linda Cox & Mr. Joe N'Dong, Counselor: Ms. Jennifer Cavender, and parents, guardians and family friends attending in support. The program highlights included the Candle Lighting Ceremony in recognition of the NEHS Goals, the Inductees Pledge, and the Presentation of Awards. The Goals of the organization focuses on Scholarship - a commitment to learning; Responsibility - a commitment to do what is said to be done; Service - commitment to help others to do what they cannot do alone; and, Leadership - essential skills to exert a positive influence. Sponsors for the campus organization are Mr. Henry Bostick, 5th Grade Instructor; Mrs. Kathy Smith, and Mrs. Shonda Besselman, 3rd Grade Instructors. A reception immediately followed the ceremony for the inductees and their parents. (Click title for pictorial highlights.)
Principal Robin Beaty is excited to announce that the RES Campus has registered for the State of Texas Success Initiative Programs that will afford our star students an opportunity to enhance their classroom objectives. These are state-funded programs that are excellent free-onlines resources available on our campus and are also available for use from home. We encourage taking advantage of the resources from home. Students will be receiving personal log-in information from their home room instructors. In the meantime, parents may obtain additional information about the programs from the state web cite @ www.texassuccess.org.
The RES 4th Grade Classes sponsored the campus Hispanic Heritage Program. We celebrated in a special program focused from our reading initiatives. The 4th Grade Students presented "The Smelly Feet", a stage play featuring three scenes: "In the Forest", "In the Home of Lion and Bear" and "Later in the Day". Eight characters: The Bear, Lioness, Wolf, Giraffe, Zebra, Goat, Fox and Elephant exhibited reading skills as they presented the Bear with his "smelly feet"! It was great educational entertainment for all. The special guest performers were members of the Royal High School Cross Country Team. They are stars of Coach Rocha, who performed a stage jazz dance to the tunes of Hispanic Heritage music. Musical Renditions: "Los Ninos en Espana Cantan", "Viva Jujuy", and "Guantanamero - Jose Fernandez Dias" were performed by the Royal 2012-13 Honor Choir during the program. The Honor Choir is under the direction of Mrs. Marquis, RES Music Instructor. Ms. Marquis and the Choir styled their new choir T-shirts, and they look great! RES is "Setting the Stage for Learning"! (Click on title to see additional photos of the program and our Honor Choir is their new uniform.)