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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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New Staff Welcome: Jessica Arrington, Special Education Teacher

New Staff Welcome: Jessica Arrington, Special Education Teacher

Posted Date: 07/25/2023

Jessica Arrington is joining the Rapoport Academy Elementary team as a Special Education Teacher. Ms. Jessica Arrington graduated from Tarleton University with a BS in Elementary Education. She has . . .

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Rapoport Academy to Serve Breakfast and Lunch at No Cost to All Enrolled Students

Rapoport Academy to Serve Breakfast and Lunch at No Cost to All Enrolled Students

Posted Date: 07/20/2023

Rapoport Academy Public School announced today it will operate the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program for the 2023-2024 school . . .

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New Staff Welcome: Kylie McKenzie, High School Geometry Teacher

New Staff Welcome: Kylie McKenzie, High School Geometry Teacher

Posted Date: 07/25/2023

Kylie McKenzie is joining the Rapoport Academy Secondary team as the 7th Grade Science Teacher. Ms. McKenzie graduated from Southern New Hampshire University Online with a degree in General . . .

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New Staff Welcome: Leighia Bellmore, 2nd Grade ELA Teacher

New Staff Welcome: Leighia Bellmore, 2nd Grade ELA Teacher

Posted Date: 07/14/2023

Leighia Bellmore is joining the Rapoport Academy Elementary team as a 2nd Grade ELA Teacher. Ms. Bellmore moved to Waco, Texas from Chattanooga, TN three years ago in an act of faith. She is coming . . .

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New Staff Welcome: Ariel Basden, 5th Grade ELAR

New Staff Welcome: Ariel Basden, 5th Grade ELAR

Posted Date: 06/27/2023

Mrs. Ariel Basden is joining the Rapoport Academy Elementary team as a 5th Grade English Language Arts teacher. Mrs. Basden was born in Waco, TX, and was mostly raised in Groesbeck, Texas. During . . .

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New Staff Welcome: Sarah Franklin, 3rd Grade Math

New Staff Welcome: Sarah Franklin, 3rd Grade Math

Posted Date: 06/27/2023

Ms. Sarah Franklin is joining the Rapoport Academy Elementary team as a 3rd-grade math teacher. She graduated from Tarleton State University with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology. She . . .

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New Staff Welcome: Christina Charles, Assistant Coach/PE Teacher

New Staff Welcome: Christina Charles, Assistant Coach/PE Teacher

Posted Date: 06/28/2023

Christina Charles is joining the Rapoport Academy Elementary team as an Assistant Coach/PE Teacher. Mrs. Charles received her Bachelor's degree in Recreational Sports from Henderson State . . .

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Three RAPS Employees Nominated to Waco Under 40

Three RAPS Employees Nominated to Waco Under 40

Posted Date: 06/21/2023

Congratulations to the Rapoport Academy employees who were nominated for the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce Waco Under 40! -Dr. Tyler Ellis, Secondary Campus Administrator -Clay Springer, Triple . . .

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Middle School Polo Drive

Middle School Polo Drive

Posted Date: 06/20/2023

Have a stack of this year's polos you no longer need? Drop them off at the middle school during our summer hours and we'll make them available to middle school families during our orientations this . . .

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New Staff Welcome: Coach McKamie Place

New Staff Welcome: Coach McKamie Place

Posted Date: 06/16/2023

Mrs. McKamie Place (Coach Mac), is joining the Rapoport Academy Secondary team as a Physical Education Teacher & Head Girls Basketball Coach. Mrs. Place completed her undergraduate degree in . . .

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New Staff Welcome: Jordan Strawser, 2nd Grade Math

New Staff Welcome: Jordan Strawser, 2nd Grade Math

Posted Date: 06/14/2023

Ms. Jordan Strawser is joining the Rapoport Academy Elementary team as a 2nd Grade Math Teacher. Ms. Strawser graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Humanities. While in . . .

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New Staff Welcome: Cash Teague, CTE Director

New Staff Welcome: Cash Teague, CTE Director

Posted Date: 06/09/2023

We are excited to welcome back Cash Teague to the Rapoport Academy team! He will be taking on the role of Director of Career and Technical Education this coming school year. Cash has been working . . .

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14 Students Complete Microsoft Excel Certification

14 Students Complete Microsoft Excel Certification

Posted Date: 05/17/2023

Congratulations to these students who completed their certifications as Microsoft Office Specialist - Excel in Mr. Ward's class! #RavenPride #JobSkills #IndustryCertified Kamryn Bouye Han[...] . . .

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Cunningham Scores Silver Twice at State Meet

Cunningham Scores Silver Twice at State Meet

Posted Date: 05/15/2023

Rapoport Academy sophomore Marco Cunningham made school history for the most medals won at state when he came in second place in two distance races on Friday, May 12, at the University . . .

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