This year at Rummel Creek, the students are learning to be Bucket Fillers. They are doing 50 random acts of kindness to fill others' buckets. As a school, we have had several big bucket filling activities. One of our activities was sponsored by the K-SHAC Team and the Student Council. We collected warm clothes, shoes, gloves and hats for students at our sister school. We collected more than 300 items in just over three weeks. Our sister school (Sherwood Elementary) was so excited to receive the warm clothing before the Christmas holidays. Today, we delivered 10 boxes of food, paper goods, cleaning supplies and fresh fruit to our custodial, cafeteria and crossing guard staff. We were able to do this because our parents and students collected Turkey Bucks back in November. We were able to fill the buckets of 10 families. We also participated in the "Giving Tree" for some of our families. Parents and students were able to select names and items that the child wanted for Christmas. Our giving tree was very successful. It is very important to help the students at Rummel Creek learn to give back to their community. Rummel Creek students - we're so proud of you doing good for your community. What a great way to celebrate 50 wonderful years!
Thursday, November 29, 2012
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
A few weeks back, a former Rummel Creek teacher taught a lesson to my children's choir. She taught at Rummel Creek in the 60's - 80's. Bonnie Williford Meine is still a dynamic teacher. I enjoyed listening to her share the lesson with these fourth and fifth graders and thought "Wow...if she is this good now...what kind of pistol was she in the classroom at Rummel Creek?" Rummel Creek has had a history of outstanding dedicated teachers. If I started making a list it would be very LONG! Two of Rummel Creek's teachers went on to be the SBISD teacher of the year - Beneva Langios and Diane Higginbotham. We've had more that made it to the final three. Strong teachers means strong students and strong scores. Rummel Creek has had them all.
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I've been at Rummel Creek for 23 years. Almost half of the life of Rummel Creek. How the school has changed in the 23 years I have been here. One of the first things you see as a big change is the library. In 1990 when I first arrived at RCE, the library was a dark place with shelves high along the walls. Now the library is open and bright with large windows. Computers, iPads, Mini dells, digital cameras and a studio fill the space. Students can read in rocking chairs, couches or on a bean bag chair. Classrooms are also different. Activeboards have been put in over the white boards that were put in over the green chalkboards. Learning stations are now filled with technology instead of records and books. Enjoy these photos from the past - the First Science Lab was created in a t-building out back. For a sink, Terry McKetta rigged up a large water cooler for water. The big black science tables came from a nearby High School upgrading it's labs. Now our lab has running water, a stovetop, oven and STORAGE!
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Friday, October 5, 2012
Rummel Creek Elementary is in the news. We are so excited to be celebrating our 50th Birthday. The Memorial Examiner published a great article about Rummel Creek. Rummel Creek 50th! The district has also focused on our 50th celebration...SBISD. We would love to hear more stories to share about former students and teachers at Rummel Creek.
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Friday, September 21, 2012
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