|2012 RCHS grads who also received Associate's Degrees from WTC.|
The Roscoe Independent School District, known for its innovative collegiate program, is one of only 23 school districts in the state to be invited by the Texas Education Agency to join its High Performance Schools Consortium.
In making the invitation, Texas Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams said, “The school districts selected to participate in the consortium are already known for their innovative work and are looked to by many as educational leaders. This exciting project will help the Governor, legislative leaders, and the Texas Education Agency craft a sound, well-thought out plan to move all Texas schools to the next performance level.”
Roscoe is known statewide for a program that for the past two years has allowed over half of its graduating seniors to earn their Associate’s Degrees from Western Texas College while still in high school.
The school has also established a working relationship with Angelo State University to facilitate students’ transitions from high school to college and to receive university counseling while still in high school.
Of the 23 school districts selected, almost all are large with either 4A or 5A high schools. Only four are smaller: White Oak ISD and Anderson-Shiro ISD, both 2A; Roscoe, which is 1A; and Guthrie, the smallest of all, which plays 6-man football but has a virtual school that offers Spanish courses to school districts all over the state.
The High Performance Schools Consortium will work in four key areas: 1) improving digital learning, 2) establishing learning standards, 3) assessing student progress, and 4) increasing local control to give parents and communities more involvement in their students’ educations.
ONE KILLED, FOUR INJURED IN MONDAY WRECK ON SNYDER HIGHWAY
|Sigfrid L. Credo|
One, Sigfrid L. Credo, 18, died that evening after being airlifted to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene. The drum major at Horn, he hoped to attend Tech after graduating.
The others were his twin brother Roald Louis Credo, Scott Michael Hiney, Brandon Stewart, and Travis Wayne Tarlton. The first three were taken by ambulance to Rolling Plains Hospital in Sweetwater, while Tarlton was flown to Hendrick in Abilene. All are now in stable condition.
The burgundy 2004 Volvo station wagon they were in overturned when the driver lost control and then overcorrected, causing the car to flip.
ROBERT MCBRIDE NAMED OUTSTANDING VETERANS SERVICE OFFICER OF THE YEAR
|Robert McBride and his award.|
In two years, McBride has gone from being the newest County Veterans Service Officer in Texas—and the first ever accredited in Nolan County—to receiving the award at last week’s meeting. The plaque reads as follows:
“Robert R. McBride, Nolan County Texas, West Texas Region, is presented the Outstanding Officer of the Year Award 2011-2012, In Recognition of Outstanding Achievement to the Veterans of the State of Texas, 65th Annual Conference, Veterans County Service Officers Association of Texas, September 18, 2012, Dallas, Texas.”
PLOWBOYS OPEN DISTRICT PLAY ON FRIDAY AGAINST BAIRD
After last week's open date, the Roscoe Plowboys will tackle the Baird Bears in Baird on Friday in their first district game of the season.
Baird is 1-2 so far with an opening victory over Menard 28-13 followed by losses to De Leon 44-0 and Haskell 41-0. This will also be their first district game.
Kickoff is at 7:30pm.
The weather this past week has been typical for September. Skies were sunny with high temperatures at or slightly above ninety degrees and lows of around sixty.
The forecast is for more of the same with a front moving in Thursday night, bringing with it slightly cooler temperatures and a 50% chance of rain on Friday.
CITY TO HOLD “TRUNK OR TREAT’ EVENT DOWNTOWN ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
For Halloween this year, the City of Roscoe is holding a “Trunk or Treat” downtown on Cypress Street between Broadway and Second Street. Various local organizations will have cars parked along the curbs with open trunks full of goodies and treats for the kids.
Kids are encouraged to wear costumes and/or masks, and adults in costume will also be there. The event will run from 3:00-5:00pm on Saturday, October 27.
More details will be provided later. For more information, call City Hall at 325-766-3871.
VENDORS FOR WIND FESTIVAL ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER AT CITY HALL
Those who plan to be vendors at this year's West Texas Wind Festival in downtown Roscoe are encouraged to register at City Hall. The registration deadline is October 16.
For more information, call City Hall at 325-766-3871.