School Showcase: Sommer

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Opened in 2008, Patsy Sommer Elementary currently serves nearly 1088 students in K- 5th grade.

The goal of every educator at Patsy Sommer is to Empower World Class Leaders and Life-Long Learners. With a positive and achievement-orientated culture, Sommer is full of outstanding, smart & dedicated educators. “Our students are amazing, positive & respectful leaders. On our campus, we focus on learning, developing citizenship, and building relationships,” said Patsy Sommer Elementary Principal Nancy Varljen.

Sommer focuses on educating the “whole child.” This is done with a strong focus in academics, as well as providing opportunities to collaborate with others and learn to identify and solve problems. Students participate in three project-based learning units in which they work together in small groups to address a key/driving question that is connected with the curriculum. In many cases, these projects involve service learning including growing gardens with products donated to the Round Rock Serving Center and providing groceries/supplies for the Baptist Children’s Homes. Students are also provided with differentiated instruction to ensure that they are all challenged at high levels.

The campus currently offers students special programs which include: Chess, Math Pentathlon, Byte-Size Technology Club, Art Clubs, Singing Stars, Stallion Choir, Destination Imagination, Robotics, Running Club, Cup Stackers, Student Council, Safety Patrol, Student Ambassadors, Recycling Club.

The school is located at 16200 Avery Ranch Blvd. in Austin. More information about Sommer.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][dt_button link=”https://roundrockisd.smugmug.com/Schools/Sommer/March-2016-School-Showcase/” size=”big”]View all 180 photos[/dt_button][vc_empty_space][dt_fancy_title title=”Photo Slideshow” title_align=”left” title_size=”h2″][vc_empty_space height=”9px”][vc_raw_html]JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwc3JjJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZyb3VuZHJvY2tpc2Quc211Z211Zy5jb20lMkZmcmFtZSUyRnNsaWRlc2hvdyUzRmtleSUzRHNzRlB4MiUyNmF1dG9TdGFydCUzRDElMjZjYXB0aW9ucyUzRDAlMjZuYXZpZ2F0aW9uJTNEMSUyNnBsYXlCdXR0b24lM0QxJTI2c3BlZWQlM0QzJTI2dHJhbnNpdGlvbiUzRGZhZGUlMjZ0cmFuc2l0aW9uU3BlZWQlM0QyJTIyJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjIxMDAlMjUlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjI2MDAlMjIlMjBmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyMm5vJTIyJTIwc2Nyb2xsaW5nJTNEJTIybm8lMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZpZnJhbWUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][vc_empty_space][dt_fancy_title title=”Follow Sommer on social media” title_align=”left” title_size=”h2″][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_raw_html]JTNDYSUyMGNsYXNzJTNEJTIydHdpdHRlci10aW1lbGluZSUyMiUyMGhyZWYlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnR3aXR0ZXIuY29tJTJGU29tbWVyVmFybGplbiUyMiUyMGRhdGEtd2lkZ2V0LWlkJTNEJTIyNzE0NTUyNDgzNjE2NTcxMzk0JTIyJTNFVHdlZXRzJTIwYnklMjAlNDBTb21tZXJWYXJsamVuJTNDJTJGYSUzRSUwQSUzQ3NjcmlwdCUzRSUyMWZ1bmN0aW9uJTI4ZCUyQ3MlMkNpZCUyOSU3QnZhciUyMGpzJTJDZmpzJTNEZC5nZXRFbGVtZW50c0J5VGFnTmFtZSUyOHMlMjklNUIwJTVEJTJDcCUzRCUyRiU1RWh0dHAlM0ElMkYudGVzdCUyOGQubG9jYXRpb24lMjklM0YlMjdodHRwJTI3JTNBJTI3aHR0cHMlMjclM0JpZiUyOCUyMWQuZ2V0RWxlbWVudEJ5SWQlMjhpZCUyOSUyOSU3QmpzJTNEZC5jcmVhdGVFbGVtZW50JTI4cyUyOSUzQmpzLmlkJTNEaWQlM0Jqcy5zcmMlM0RwJTJCJTIyJTNBJTJGJTJGcGxhdGZvcm0udHdpdHRlci5jb20lMkZ3aWRnZXRzLmpzJTIyJTNCZmpzLnBhcmVudE5vZGUuaW5zZXJ0QmVmb3JlJTI4anMlMkNmanMlMjklM0IlN0QlN0QlMjhkb2N1bWVudCUyQyUyMnNjcmlwdCUyMiUyQyUyMnR3aXR0ZXItd2pzJTIyJTI5JTNCJTNDJTJGc2NyaXB0JTNF[/vc_raw_html][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][dt_button link=”https://www.facebook.com/rrisd.sommer/” size=”big”]Like Sommer on Facebook[/dt_button][/vc_column][/vc_row]