Suzuki ViolinFamilies at ROE can sign up to participate in the Suzuki violin program. The children, accompanied by a parent, attend a private and group lesson once a week during the school day. The Suzuki violinists perform throughout the year at community and civic events around the city. There is currently a waiting list to enroll in the program.For more information please contact Andrew Meyer (firstname.lastname@example.org)Name That Book is a team competition sponsored by HISD. The participants are given a list of 30 books at the beginning of the year and are expected to read and discuss each as they prepare for the competition. Students will keep a journal of their reading to take notes on specifics themes, characters, settings, and other literary elements. A team of 6 students will be decided by the sponsors in December. At the competition, the host reads a statement describing an incident, character or setting, or a quote from one of the books and team members will have to give the title and author of the book being described.
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For more information, contact Dottie Lawrence at email@example.com and/or check out www.odysseyofthemind.comStudents from third to fifth grade can participate in the Spelling Bee.
Two students from each class compete at school level.
The winner moves forward to represent ROE at the district Spelling Bee.
The Nature Center is a wonderful hands-on ecological study area that supports a wide variety of habitats. It was conceived and built by the Class of 1992 following their study of ecosystems in the fall of 1990. With the help of the community and the school, these 3rd graders started digging a pond, which grew quickly to a nearly ¾-acre wildlife habitat. The garden was certified as a “Texas Wildscape” by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Nongame and Urban Program in 1994, a contrast with other “manicured” areas.
Special areas in the Nature Center include a pond with a wetland bog, hummingbird garden, butterfly garden, wildflower meadow, fruit trees, tropical area, herb garden, among others. Using mostly native vegetation, these habitats were created to attract birds, animals, fish, reptiles and insects for children at ROE to observe, study, draw and write about.
There have been many exciting projects that classes and students have done within the Nature Center since it was dedicated in 1992. This unique environment for learning is truly an asset to the school. It will continue to develop and change as the ROE community comes up with new ideas.