Discussion about attendance zoning, more diverse course offerings and options for more “specials” in elementary school dotted the list of topics during Monday night’s Community Conversation on Student Experience.

The Rouse community and feeder schools can join this conversation about transformation in Leander ISD using Thoughtexchange, an online sharing platform that allows you to share your opinions and rate the ideas of other RHS community members. Click here to participate by submitting as many thoughts as you’d like and reviewing other comments by March 9 at 11:59 p.m. Campuses include:

  • Akin Elementary School
  • Block House Creek Elementary School
  • Giddens Elementary School
  • Parkside Elementary School
  • Pleasant Hill Elementary School
  • Rouse High School
  • Stiles Middle School
  • Wiley Middle School

Themeeting in the RHS cafeteria included students, parents, teachers and staff in the RHS community and feeder schools.

“Remove expectations around how children should learn; each is unique and needs to be able to learn in a way that is best for them,”  one participant wrote in the Thoughtexchange. “All children, even those with deficiencies in cognitive function, are bright. They can’t show that when put in a box of expectations.”

The Rouse Community Conversation on Student Experience aligns with similar initiatives in the district’s other five high school communities. The district hosted meetings at Vista RidgeLeanderVandegrift, and Cedar Park high schools earlier in the month. We will be at Glenn High School on March 2.

To help us remain accessible, inclusive and transparent, we are asking the Rouse community to help us share the Thoughtexchange link with your friends, neighbors, family and peers at www.leanderisd.org/rhsconvo/. After the conversation closes on March 9, the district will share the results online and in an email. We will have a districtwide report at the end of March and at our State of the District on June 10.

“These meetings are essential to understanding what our families want LISD schools to prioritize,” said Superintendent Bruce Gearing, Ed.D. “Everyone has a voice and we need as many people as possible to enter this conversation.”