The school’s steady growth can be seen in the opening enrollment figures for the previous four years along with the current enrollment:
Grades 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Elementary pre-K - 6 234 284 338 359 403*
Junior High 7-8 31 53 78 98 80*
High School 9-12 98 110 110 116 135
Totals pre-K - 12 363 447 526 573 618
This year’s figures in Elementary and Junior High are adjusted in the above table so that the grades correspond with previous years. However, this year the sixth grade is now part of Junior High, so the 38 sixth graders should be added to the 80 seventh and eighth graders to make a total of 118 students in Junior High and subtracted from the 403 in Elementary to make a total of 365 students in pre-K through fifth grade.
As in recent years, the increase in the number of students is due to the number of transfers from nearby towns who want to take advantage of the education that RCISD provides. This year’s total number of transfers is 260 students.
|Cheerleaders and Cheer Pals lead a yell at last year's Plowboy Preview.|
YOUNG FARM ESTATES TO BEGIN SELLING LOTS ON MONDAY
|Plat for Young Farm Estates Phase 1. (Click to enlarge.)|
A preview of the subdivision for prospective homeowners, builders, vendors, and financial institutions will be held on Tuesday, August 18, in the Lumberyard from 6:00 to 9:00pm. For more information, call Roscoe City Hall during business hours at 325-766-3871.
PLOWBOYS SCRIMMAGE AT HASKELL FRIDAY
|The Plowboys' first scrimmage of the season is at Haskell on Friday.|
CITY COUNCIL MEETING SHORT AND SWEET
|City Manager Cody Thompson addresses the City Council at last night's meeting.|
City Manager Cody Thompson gave the Council an update on recent and upcoming City and County activities:
Recycled asphalt was placed on the caliche road next to the Stone Tower RV Park to eliminate the dust caused by traffic.
The leak on North Cypress has been repaired, but it will take a week to ten days before the area is completely cleaned since everything must be allowed to dry and the excavation filled.
Drilling on the injection well next to Smartt Move LLC just off US 84 will begin within the next two weeks.
Most of the drainage areas have been mowed to increase drainage, and a water pump has been replaced at the west booster plant by the new R. O. water plant.
The County’s annual seal coat program will not reach Roscoe until around the first of September.
The Council then approved the parade and bonfire for this year’s Roscoe High School Homecoming. The parade will line up on Main Street from Front to Broadway and proceed down Broadway to Oak and from there all the way to the school. The bonfire will be located in the same place it was last year, just east of the Stone Tower RV Park.
The council also set the date for their first budget workshop at 7:00pm next Thursday, August 20, before adjourning.
LUMBERYARD’S FRIDAY NIGHT TRIPLEHEADER FEATURES BILLY BOB THORNTON & THE BOXMASTERS
|Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters|
Of the three groups, the one with the best known celebrity is the Boxmasters with Billy Bob Thornton. Thornton has achieved Hollywood stardom, earning an Academy Award as a screenwriter, nominations for an Oscar and several Emmy Awards as an actor, and his own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is best known as the writer, director, and star actor of Sling Blade but also starred in Bad Santa, the science fiction film Armageddon and the crime drama Simple Plan. He was also married to and divorced from Angelina Jolie. Films he has written besides Sling Blade include A Family Thing and The Gift, and he has also directed several films including Daddy and Them, All the Pretty Horses, and Jayne Mansfield’s Car.
He is also a singer and songwriter with four solo albums and is the vocalist of the Boxmasters, a blues rock band.
Zane Williams will open the show at 7:00pm followed by Cody Jinks at about 8:30 and the Boxmasters at about 10:15. For reservations and more information, contact the Lumberyard at 325-766-2457.
WEATHER REPORT: RELENTLESS HEAT
|Dryland cotton is holding up well despite the high temperatures.|
The coming week should also be hot but not quite as hot as the past one. High temperatures should drop by four to eight degrees and lows should drop three or four. There is a 20% to 30% chance of rain on Friday and Saturday, followed by afternoons with only 93° or 94° highs. It will be nice to see some break in this typical August heat, especially if it involves rain and cooler weather.
NASA is reporting that the meteor showers that always occur in August should be especially good this year. They should be at their peak tonight starting around midnight and lasting until dawn, so if you’re somewhere where there are no electric lights, give your eyes about twenty minutes to get used to the darkness and keep them on the darkest part of the sky, and you should see a nice display of shooting stars.