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Counselor Connection: New Year's Goal Setting

Counselor Connection: New Year's Goal Setting

Posted Date: 01/09/2024

  At Rapoport Academy, we are committed to encouraging, supporting, and empowering our students to become their best selves. The counseling team is excited for the . . .

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Rapoport Elementary Awarded Grief-Sensitive Schools Grant

Rapoport Elementary Awarded Grief-Sensitive Schools Grant

Posted Date: 01/08/2024

Rapoport Academy Elementary has been designated a “Grief-Sensitive School” by the New York Life Foundation, receiving a $500 Grief-Sensitive Schools Initiative grant to help create a bereavement . . .

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December Every Raven Staff Awards

December Every Raven Staff Awards

Posted Date: 12/18/2023

Celebrating our Every Raven, Every Day staff awards for the month. Congratulations to Lakyle Rabanales, Carolyn Benton, Emilee Ashenfelter, Nadine Cobbs, and Amanda Witherspoon. Special thanks to . . .

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New Staff Welcome: Kassidy Hobbs, 3rd Grade Teacher

New Staff Welcome: Kassidy Hobbs, 3rd Grade Teacher

Posted Date: 12/11/2023

Kassidy Hobbs recently joined the Rapoport Academy Elementary team as a 3rd Grade Teacher. Born and raised in Florida, Mrs. Hobbs moved to Texas in 2018 while stationed at Ft. Hood. She met her . . .

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Art Center Mascot Design Winner: Jacie G.

Art Center Mascot Design Winner: Jacie G.

Posted Date: 12/08/2023

Freshman Jacie Gonzales created the winning design for the Art Center Waco’s mascot contest. Her design for Arty the mascot will be used for the Art Center’s education programs. In recognition of . . .

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Feedback Needed: Fill Out Our Parent and Family Survey!

Feedback Needed: Fill Out Our Parent and Family Survey!

Posted Date: 12/06/2023

We need Rapoport Academy parents to participate in our Panorama Family-School Relationships Survey, designed to gather feedback on various aspects of our school community. . . .

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Cross Country State Recap

Cross Country State Recap

Posted Date: 11/09/2023

Congratulations to the Ravens Cross Country Team on their historic season!!! UIL State Championship Results Girls Clarissa Cordova - 75th Overall - 13:21 Boys - 11th Place Overall Team . . .

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November Every Raven Staff Awards

November Every Raven Staff Awards

Posted Date: 11/10/2023

Celebrating our Every Raven, Every Day staff awards for the month. Congratulations to Janet Peralta, Kandra Toliver, Cindee Pate, Ariel Basden, and Chris Nason. Special thanks to TFNB Your Bank for . . .

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Lowe's Hometowns Ribbon Cutting

Lowe's Hometowns Ribbon Cutting

Posted Date: 11/06/2023

Representatives from Rapoport Academy and Lowe's Home Improvement marked the completion of the Lowe's Hometowns Grant with a ribbon cutting today. The event was co-hosted by the Cen-Tex Hispanic . . .

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Gym Update + Soccer Pilot Program

Gym Update + Soccer Pilot Program

Posted Date: 10/31/2023

We want to provide you with an update on the progress of our highly anticipated new gym project. We understand that there has been a significant amount of curiosity and anticipation surrounding the . . .

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New Staff Welcome: Leida Martinez, Spanish I Teacher

New Staff Welcome: Leida Martinez, Spanish I Teacher

Posted Date: 10/25/2023

Leida Martinez recently joined the Rapoport Academy Secondary team as our Spanish I Teacher. She was born and raised in the city of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. She is one of four sisters. She studied . . .

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Cross Country Headed to State Championship

Cross Country Headed to State Championship

Posted Date: 10/25/2023

Congratulations to our Varsity Cross Country runners who qualified for the State Championship Meet at yesterday's regional competition! Marco Cunningham is the Regional Champion with a time of . . .

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Every Raven Every Day October Staff Awards

Every Raven Every Day October Staff Awards

Posted Date: 10/19/2023

We recently honored some amazing staff members with our first Every Raven, Every Day monthly employee recognition awards. Congratulations to Gary Williams, Lindsay Carney, Shane Nelson, Paul . . .

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Hispanic Heritage Highlight: Mrs. Ainsworth

Hispanic Heritage Highlight: Mrs. Ainsworth

Posted Date: 10/02/2023

Fernanda Ainsworth, HS Engineering Teacher: I am from Mexico, born and raised until 27 when I married an American. My father's family actually comes from Spain, my grandfather migrated to Mexico . . .

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‘Read with a Grandfriend' Event Celebrates Reading and Family Bonds

‘Read with a Grandfriend' Event Celebrates Reading and Family Bonds

Posted Date: 09/08/2023

Rapoport Academy Elementary hosted ‘Read with a Grandfriend’ Day on Friday, September 8. This event was a wonderful opportunity for students to share a special reading time with their grandparents . . .

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Rapoport Academy Selected as one of Lowe’s Hometowns Community Impact Projects

Rapoport Academy Selected as one of Lowe’s Hometowns Community Impact Projects

Posted Date: 09/08/2023

Lowe’s has announced that Rapoport Academy’s Meyer High School was awarded one of 100 community projects to be completed this year as part of Lowe’s Hometowns, the company’s largest-ever community . . .

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4th Graders Become 'Dean' for the Day

4th Graders Become 'Dean' for the Day

Posted Date: 08/25/2023

Introducing: Dean for the Day! Our Dean of Students, Dr. Page, started a new program this year for 4th graders where they get to shadow her and serve their school as the Dean for the Day. Each . . .

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New Staff Welcome: Jocelyn M Mancio, 5th Grade Science

New Staff Welcome: Jocelyn M Mancio, 5th Grade Science

Posted Date: 08/16/2023

Jocelyn M Mancio is joining the Rapoport Academy Secondary team as a 5th Grade Science Teacher. Ms. Mancio has always had an interest in the sciences. After her internship with NASA she began . . .

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August Board Celebrations

August Board Celebrations

Posted Date: 08/16/2023

We kicked off our first board meeting of the school year with several celebrations! Among those recognized were: ✳️ New teachers and staff ✳️ Years of service awards ✳️ ARTPren[...] . . .

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ARTPrenticeship Program Creates Larger-Than-Life Murals on 4th Street

ARTPrenticeship Program Creates Larger-Than-Life Murals on 4th Street

Posted Date: 08/14/2023

Several Rapoport Academy high schoolers participated in Creative Waco’s summer ARTPrenticeship program and recently wrapped up two large murals in downtown Waco. In addition to the murals, the . . .

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New Staff Welcome: Deborah Dunford, 3rd Grade ELAR Teacher

New Staff Welcome: Deborah Dunford, 3rd Grade ELAR Teacher

Posted Date: 07/25/2023

Deborah Dunford is joining the Rapoport Academy Elementary team as a 3rd Grade ELAR Teacher Mrs. Dunford graduated from Tarleton State University with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science . . .

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New Staff Welcome: Theresa Campenni, 2nd Grade ELAR

New Staff Welcome: Theresa Campenni, 2nd Grade ELAR

Posted Date: 07/25/2023

Theresa Campenni is joining the Rapoport Academy Elementary team as a 2nd Grade ELAR Teacher. Mrs. Campenni has taught predominately 2nd grade since 2006. More recently, she taught 1st grade at . . .

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New Staff Welcome: Brooklyn Thomas, 7th Grade English Language Arts Teacher

New Staff Welcome: Brooklyn Thomas, 7th Grade English Language Arts Teacher

Posted Date: 07/25/2023

Ms.Brooklyn Thomas is joining the Rapoport Academy Secondary team as the 7th Grade English Language Arts Teacher. Ms. Thomas was born in Los Angeles where she spent most of her life before moving . . .

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New Staff Welcome: Barbra Waterman, 1st Grade Teacher

New Staff Welcome: Barbra Waterman, 1st Grade Teacher

Posted Date: 07/25/2023

Barbra Waterman is joining the Rapoport Academy Elementary team as a 1st Grade Teacher. Ms. Waterman has a degree in Theater Arts from California State University, Stanislaus, and spent many years . . .

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New Staff Welcome: Alex Howard, 4th Grade ELAR Teacher

New Staff Welcome: Alex Howard, 4th Grade ELAR Teacher

Posted Date: 07/25/2023

Alex Howard is joining the Rapoport Academy Elementary team as a 4th Grade ELAR Teacher. Mrs. Howard graduated from the University of Texas in Austin. This is her 8th year teaching. She has taught . . .

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