RLES School Opening Officially Set for August, 2019
The RLISD Board of Trustees met for their Regular monthly Board meeting on Monday night January 28, 2019. During the meeting, they listened to input from a variety of sources on the current status of RLES, STAAR testing preparation, teacher surveys, potential expenditures, and the waste water treatment plant (WWTP) for RLES. While the RLES facility is now 98% complete with the exception of the WWTP, the WWTP permit is in place, and the installation contractor is eager to begin installation, we cannot control the weather. When we poured the RLES slab a year ago, we hit no water all the way to 20 feet. The water table is now so high that we are hitting water at 18 inches. Depending upon how much rain we are still to receive and how quickly the water table recedes, we still hope to get the WWTP installed within the next month. However, with these facts in hand and other impending costs that saved by postponing the move-in date, the Board of Trustees has voted 6-0 to postpone the move-in date for RLES to the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.
As the building is ready and we have a certificate of occupancy, we will have a grand opening ceremony that will be highly publicized in advance. We will even plan some activities in the facility during the remainder of this school year. We have all waited a long time for this moment and I believe that you are going to enjoy a wonderful, new facility that will be the center of community activities for decades to come. Thank you for your patience and excitement! As always, I promise to keep you in the loop as the future begins to unfold.
Our RLHS Lady Cougars traveled to Giddings last night to take on a much larger Giddings Buffaloes on their home court. The Buffaloes were no match for our Lady Cougars who defeated them 46-34 even with Coach Carter trying out some new plays in the 2nd half. Way to go Lady Coogs!
Our Lady Coogs VB team and Men's FB team both played the Chilton Pirates on the road in Chilton on Friday night. Both teams seemed to like the road game as they both came away victorious. Our Lady Coogs took their VB match 3-1 while the Boys FB took no mercy and walked away with a 28-0 victory over the Pirates on their own turf. Way to go Coogs!!
Our Lady Cougars are working hard to sharpen their skills before the beginning of District play the first week of September. They competed in a two-day tournament in Bruceville-Eddy last Friday and Saturday. They brought home the second place trophy by finishing with a 5-1 record. Their next match is Tuesday night in Troy. Way to go Lady Coogs!
The 2018-2019 RLISD school year starts officially this Monday morning at 7:45 a.m. at all four campuses. There were many wonderful successes to celebrate in the 2017-2018 school year but our theme for the year is to "Keep Moving Forward". Our kids and community deserve the best and that is what we will be striving to achieve. Welcome Back!!