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Calendar

OCTOBER

KEEP
CURRENT
19

Evaluate
Life Day

26

NOVEMBER

World
Pasta Day

20
Brandied
Fruit Day

21
Babbling
Day

Caps Locks
Day

National
Mole Day

United
Nations Day

27
Navy Day

28
St Judes
Day

29
Hermit
Day

30
Mischief
Night

31/1

4
King Tut
Day

Men cook
Dinner Day

Saxophone
Day

Book
Lover Day

11
Veterans
Day

Chicken
Soup Day

13
World Kindness Day

14/15
Recycle
Day

19

20
Beautiful
Day

21/22
Adoption
Day

Deviled
Egg Day

Sandwich
Day

9
Chaos
Day

Sesame
Street Day

16
Button
Day

World
Peace Day

10

17

18

Apple
Cider Day

22

12

World
Toilet Day

23

24/25

Halloween

7/8

Campus
BRAGS & BRIEFS

SIGN UP FOR MODEL UN BY OCT. 17: Student

Council is hosting the campus first Model UN on Oct. 27th


from 5-7pm. To participate, sign up at
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4dadad2fa1f94-country
by Oct. 17. To learn more about Model UN watch the YouTube
video at https://goo.gl/PHuOi8

SAFE TRICK-OR-TREAT Planned for Oct. 30: Safe

Electrical Issue Evacuation:

Students and staff evacuated


the campus three times on Sept.
30, starting at about 8:15 a.m.
Electrical issues which created
minimal smoke and a smell
coming from the kitchen, were cited as the problem. School was
reopened and classes started at 10 a.m.

Teacher Wins $4,000+ in Grants: Teacher Pamela

Bethke won more than $4,000 in grants through the Partners


in Education Foundations Excellence in Education Grants. The
program awarded more than $85,000 at the district kick-off
event in August.
Books, tablets, lab materials, equipment, classroom supplies
these are just some of the items the grant funding was able to
support for fifty campuses this year and four departments, said
Marianne Reap, RRISD PIE Foundation executive director in
a district press release. We are thrilled that more than 25,544
students and 1,143 teachers and department staff will be directly
impacted by the support of District employees, the Foundation
and local businesses.
Bethkes grants include $2,987.18 for a Monarch Way Station a
an outdoor classroom and $1,300 for create a CARE closet.

VOTE FOR SCHOOLS VIDEO:

In response to the superintendents


breakthrough video challenge, the
yearbook staff created a 90 second video
demonstrating the campus breakthrough
plan. At the districts convocation, Superintendent Dr. Steve
Flores outlined five areas he wants schools to focus on this year,
and in September, he offered schools the opportunity to win a
district wide competition by submitting videos outlining how
school campuses and groups will his challenge. Help Stony Point
win by liking the schools video at https://goo.gl/IE5L68

October 2015 | Prowler

CLEP Test Offered


as Another Credit Option

to Check out Computers for Home Use


by staff reporters
Tyler Chasteen, Johnny Nguyen, Chris Davila

As a result of the 2014 RRISD Bond


Package and the Next Generation
Digital Classroom project, Round
Rock ISD is providing new
opportunities for students to get
involved with technology.
Across the district projects such as
replacing old surveillance cameras
and telephones; providing new
projectors to elementary schools;
delivering 14,000 Chromebooks,
laptops and iPads to various
campuses; and initializing a library
lending program have started.
One change for Stony Point, along
with Westwood, Cedar Ridge, and
Success, makes technology more
accessible to students without
technology at home by allowing
students to check out Dell Venues.
I think its a wonderful resource
for the students, librarian Anna
Runyen said. Thats been a big area
of need weve had in past years, lots

by staff reporters
Delilah Rivera

Students now have


another opportunity to
earn college credit, with
district officials and
high school counselors
encouraging students
to take College Level
Examination Program
exams.
Those who earn a two
on a 2015 Advanced
Placement Exam are
encouraged to register for
CLEP exams. Almost like
the AP exams, students
of students coming in requesting to
check out laptops, and we didnt have can earn college credit for
certain courses if they pass
them to do that. So this is a great
a CLEP exam.
resource.
In Round Rock ISD,
The library lending program has
there were 7631 AP exams
already begun, and to begin the
process of checking out a Dell Venue, taken by students across
students must complete a permission the board during 2015. Of
these exams, 18 percent
form located on the school website.
were scored as a two, which
do not qualify for college
credit. For the students
the annual RRISD College Fair. The
who earn a two or below,
fair will be at Round Rock High
the CLEP exam gives them
School in buildings 1100 and 1200.
another opportunity to get
The fair will also have presentations the credit.
on scholarships and financial aid.
According to RRISDs

College Fair Scheduled for Oct. 19 at RRHS


by staff reporters
Alora Osborne

On Oct. 19, high school students


have the opportunity to meet with
over 200 college representatives at

Informed

Trick-or-Treat will take place on Oct. 30. FFA hosts the event
and partners with other student organizations, such as Tiger
Dancers, Environmental Club, and HOSA, to provide children
with a safe, fun, and weather proof alternative to trick-or-treating door to door. There will be booths, activities, and games set
up for the children to play in the SPHS Mall area. Candy will be
given out, as well as BOO Bucks to be used at the BOO store.

NEWS
Technology Projects Allow Students

Local

No More Red Light Cameras

KNOW | CARE

10

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:


At a red light, there are
cameras placed above the
lights to check and to catch
people that run red lights or
people that are using their
phone while driving, in hopes
of improving safety on the
streets. Now the Round Rock
City Council has voted to
end the red light cameras.
The cameras will be removed
sometime in January.
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE:
As teenagers, most kids who
drive are still early beginners.
Its important to follow proper
driving rules and to make
sure you are driving safely
to protect yourself and those
around you. No cameras does
not mean that the rules of
the road do not need to be
followed.

Dungeons & Dragons p 15


asking his graduate friends
about the different types
of programs in different
universities.
Gaming has always been
a stress reliever for me,
Kellerman said. I feel like I can
immerse myself into the game,
and when I do I feel like I am

STATE

Good Act

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:


A man in houston, car jacked
and held a gunpoint, lost all
of his belongings and a $750
check that was going to be
used for rent. When riding his
bike down the street, Lezell
Coby saw papers just lying
around. Not knowing what it
was, he picked it up. There he
found a name and $750. He
tracked down the man and
returned the money. The two
men say they will continue to
keep in touch.
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE:
Good acts such as this do
not happen often, and its a
glimpse of good things that
happen all the time. We get so
caught up in only looking at
the bad that we dont realize
there is good also.

that character. I feel like Im


there making all the decisions
and I just feel in control.
Despite playing many
different types of games,
the one that caught his eye
was Pokemon - Sapphire.
Kellerman has played every
single Pokemon game released,
and every version of the game.
He spends hours training and

press release, Michelle


Swain, director of gifted
and advanced academic
services, said, Were
advocating CLEP as a
Plan B if you dont get
credit for the initial AP
test. Some of our kids
have test anxiety or some
of them are taking five
AP classes and werent as
prepared for some exams.
This is an opportunity to
still recapture that college
credit.
The CLEP exam, which
is offered through College
Board, offers 33 exams
in five subject areas. The
exams do have a charge,
like the AP, but they are less
expensive at $80 compared
to $95. By passing CLEP
exams, students can earn
multiple college credits.
Were doing everything
we can to ensure that
students are able to take
advantage of all the
opportunities that are out
there for obtaining college
credit in high school,
Swain said.

NATIONAL INTERNATIONAL

Shooting in Oregon
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
A college student shot his
teacher and gathered his fellow
classmates into the center of
the classroom. Things like
this are happening all around
the world every day, and we
need to be more aware that
this is not just something that
happens every once in awhile.
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE:
Students need to pay more
attention to the shootings
happening around the country
because after one, there is
usually a copycat effect.
Students should be more
cautious and aware of their
surroundings due to tragedies
like this happening more
frequently.

to beat the game.


There is just something
extremely satisfying about
going through the entire game
with Pokemon, Kellerman
said. You gain a connection to
them and you feel proud when
you beat the game after training
with your team for so long.
Keeping his passion in mind,
Kellermans plan is to continue

Sexist Ad in France

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:


A French television channel
abruptly halts an advertisement
that was intended to promote
a female hostess because it was
said to be sexist. Throughout
the ad, sexist symbols such as
an ironing board, dishes and a
dirty kids room were all seen.
Feminists in France looked at
the commercial as a bunch of
sexist cliches. They then took
it down as it did not represent
equality.
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE:
The U.S. has been fighting
for equality for a long time
now and this story is a good
example of how this is an issue
happening all over the world.
Students should realize there
is a whole world out there
dealing with problems just like
ours.

running the club. As Dungeon


Master, he will appoint new
Dungeon Masters to take over
those who are leaving.
Im friends with almost
everyone in Dungeons and
Dragons club, Kellerman said.
I have a passion for gaming
and I have a lot of fun. I want
others to be able to have fun
as well.