Principal: Amanda Weaver
School Colors: Blue and White
School Mascot: Rocket
2017-2018 School Theme: Sea of Excellence
2016-2017 School Theme: "Camp RES: Let the Adventure Begin"
2015-2016 School Theme: "One Team, One Dream"
2013-2015 School Theme: "Discover the Treasure in Learning"
About Jack & Sharon Rhoads Elementary, a Title I Campus
As a team at Rhoads Elementary, we will seek to inspire and challenge all culturally diverse learners in our community to succeed in our changing world and become good citizens and lifelong learners. Together, in partnership with parents and the community, we will strive to develop all children to their fullest potential by embracing their unique individuality.
For our students at Rhoads, every day is a learning adventure, guided by some of the most talented and committed teachers in Katy ISD. Not only do the teachers provide fun learning experiences that make students feel valued and respected, but they challenge the students to "blast" forward to exciting new paths.
Rhoads has many opportunities that allow our students to soar. We are avid readers here at Rhoads, and we provide plenty of enrichment, as well as extra help for those students who need it. Our intervention programs in reading and math help struggling students be more successful. We also offer Pre-K classes as well as ESOL, bilingual, and challenge classes for those students who meet the criteria. Extended day academic tutorials are offered in order to provide support for students who need that extra boost. Rhoads also has a variety of other educational activities that get students excited about being life-long learners. Read, Deed, and Run (RDR), Student Council, Destination Imagination (DI), RISE, Rockets con ritmo, Crochet Club and Safety Patrol are just some of the wonderful activities that students can become involved with!
Supporting Rhoads are numerous volunteers who continue to help move Rhoads forward. Our PTA along with our Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) offer tremendous support to our teachers and students. Having parents on campus is extremely important to us and helps build a wonderful balance between home and school.
Due to the wonderful staff and community involvement here at Rhoads, a spirit of excellence will forever pave the way for our shining students to continually "Reach for the Stars!" The love and faith of our school's namesakes, Jack and Sharon Rhoads, will always be reflected on the smiles and in the hearts of our children and staff.
Amanda Weaver became Principal in March 2016 after serving as Assistant Principal at Rhoads for 4 years, and as a mathematics teacher within Katy ISD for 5 years. Ms. Weaver has over 16 years of experience in the educational field. She followed Carrie Lowery who served as Principal from March 2012 to March 2016, being reassigned to open Bethke Elementary; and Cheryl Rankin, who was the Principal when Rhoads Elementary opened in 2004. She was reassigned to open Shafer Elementary in March 2012, and retired from Katy ISD in June 2016.