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Posted on 01/26/2015
The Fashion Show and Silent Auction is an annual fundraising event featuring student and faculty models. The Stony Point Jazz Band will perform. We are currently accepting donations of items and baskets for the auction.  READ MORE...
Posted on 01/23/2015
Attention Seniors! Please vote for your favorite prom theme using the following link. Only seniors can and should vote. You have only one week to vote!  READ MORE...
Posted on 01/22/2015
Club Photo Day on February 19th in the Lecture Hall  READ MORE...
Posted on 01/22/2015
Attention Seniors: The Stony Point High School Local Scholarship DEADLINE is approaching. All Local Scholarship applications must be submitted online and a hard copy delivered to Mrs. Navarrette in the Counseling Office by,Monday, February 2, 2015.  READ MORE...
Posted on 01/22/2015
SPHS Project Graduation is honored to partner with the Stony Point Administration to host the Cereal Bowl Donation Challenge! It’s the Stony Point Tigers vs. the Round Rock Dragons in a battle for bragging rights.   READ MORE...
Posted on 01/16/2015
2015 Health Careers Summer Camp This 5-day camp gives students the opportunity to experience a number of different careers in healthcare through tours, hands-on simulations, and shadowing. The camp will be held at Austin Community College Eastview Campus June 15-19.  READ MORE...
Posted on 01/14/2015
Advanced Placement Exam registration opens on Monday, January 12, 2015.  READ MORE...
Posted on 01/13/2015
Mandatory Tryout Meeting Monday, January 26th OR Wednesday, January 28th Cedar Ridge HS Gym @ 6:30 pm  READ MORE...
Posted on 01/09/2015
Want the latest updates on events and information for Stony Point students ? Sign up for Remind 101 messages from the counseling department.  READ MORE...
Posted on 01/07/2015
Report cards and transcripts have been turned off in Home Access Center (HAC) for the high school campuses as teachers and administrators prepare for the end of the first semester. Parents can still see the current marking period grades in HAC. We will turn the report card module back on  READ MORE...
Posted on 01/05/2015
We will have break-out sessions for the following topics: IB, AVID, SPED, Sports, Pre-AP explained, and more. La presentacion sera en español el miércoles 11 de febrero a partir de 6 - 6:30 en la sala de conferencias.  READ MORE...
Posted on 12/10/2014
Graduating seniors who will attend a senior college in the fall and who have applied to UT Austin are invited to apply.  READ MORE...
Posted on 10/31/2014
All Stony Point students interested in trying out for one of our 2015 Baseball teams must attend the tryout meeting on Thursday, December 4th in A208 after school at 4:15.   READ MORE...
Posted on 10/16/2014
For many high school students, a college tour focuses attention on selecting a major, getting financial aid, and deciding which college to attend – or whether to go to college at all. A recent report in the Texas Tribune cited significant success in closing the gap in higher education, but two areas are still lagging behind: 1) Hispanic college enrollment and 2) STEM degrees.  READ MORE...
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Ms. Kariuki at White House Stony Point teacher named 'Superstar Teacher,’ AP Advocate

December 15, 2014 - Stony Point High School computer science teacher Deborah Kariuki kicked off Computer Science Education Week December 8 with President Barack Obama at the White House.

Kariuki was one of 100 educators from across the United States to gather in Washington, D.C. for The 100 Teachers Workshop, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the National Center for Women and Information Technology.

Kariuki was chosen for the workshop because of her success with a computer science dual credit course at Stony Point. Students in the dual credit class receive a transcript from the University of Texas at Austin with three credit hours that can transfer to any Texas public university.

“Computer science is going to be the power of the future,” Kariuki said. “The presenters said the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ are going to be determined by those who know programming and those who don’t.”

As a former programmer, Kariuki has recognized the need to get students exposed to computer science by eighth grade. She said the teachers at the workshop pushed each other to continue advocating for more computer science programs in their districts to prepare students for future careers.

“We really need to spread computer science even more,” Kariuki said. “It’s our mission. Every student must be exposed to computer science.”

Along with her success as one of the select 100 computer science teachers in the country, Kariuki was also selected for the first class of College Board AP Advocates in Texas.

The AP Advocate program began in 2014 in California, Florida, Georgia and New York and just recently expanded to Texas with 50 teachers participating in the group. AP teachers with more than three years of experience are eligible to apply.

The AP Advocate program tasks AP teachers to encourage more students to participate in AP classes. Kariuki will also meet with local and state public officials to speak about the importance of AP classes.

“I want the students to know that if you take an AP class in high school, you learn the techniques of how to take notes and study above the regular standards,” Kariuki said. “The possibilities of being successful in college after AP classes is very high.”

 11th Annual Holiday Gala in the SPHS Library

The 11th Annual Holiday Gala took place on Friday, December 12 in the SPHS Library. Student and teachers gathered during all lunches to kick off the holidays listening to holiday music performed by the award-winning Stony Point Band under the direction of Mr. Sedatole and the Jazz Band under the direction of Mr. Jurgens, with a guest performance by Mr. Washington. Happy Holidays!

jazz band audience guest performance

$5000 donation to Stony Point

Stony Point High School accepted a $5,000 donation Tuesday from the newly opened Corner Store location on A.W. Grimes near the school.

The store, located at 1300 North A.W. Grimes Boulevard, held its grand opening celebration and Round Rock Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday morning. During the event, Stony Point Tiger Dancers and cheerleaders had the opportunity to show their school spirit while meeting with the new business owners and staff.

“We love to give money to the schools that are close to our new stores,” said David Mock, Corner Store regional vice president. “We feel strongly about supporting the neighborhoods that we’re in. What better way to do that than to give back to the kids in the community?”

Stony Point High School Principal Anthony Watson accepted the $5,000 donation from Mock and other Corner Store representatives.

“We are very honored, very deeply appreciative and touched that the Corner Store would consider financially supporting our campus,” Watson said. “It really means the world to us.”

The money will be used to help students make the most of their opportunities. Watson said many times students may not take educational opportunities because of financial hurdles, but with this funding, more students will be able to take advantage of field trips, school supplies and IB testing, amongst other things.

“The money will go toward benefiting the kids at Stony Point High School,” Watson said. “It will help them continue their educational opportunities that they may not be able to afford.” 

 cheer and tiger dancersgamboa and plattorwith check

 gamboa and watsonribbon

          Principal for a Day visits SPHS on Thursday, November 13

Julie Creswell, a speech language pathologist and  Director of Speech Therapy at All Care Therapies of Georgetown, was on campus last Thursday learning all about Stony Point High School. She received a big TIGER welcome!
 principal for a day