Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Edison Jr. High School


April Calendar

April 1 -Band Fieldtrip to Chicago    John Deere Fieldtrip April 3 – No School April 6 – City Track Meet @ Rocky April 9 – Golden Eagle Breakfast April 11 – Mouse Trap Competition April 16 – Honors Assembly        Read More →

Color Guard for Junior High

Rock Island High School is starting the new Rock Island Jr. Color Guard!  Come be a part of an award winning group that feeds into the High School Color Guard, which is part of the Pride of Rock Island Marching Band! 7th and 8th grade boys and girls are welcome to come check it out.  It meet on Wednesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Washington Junior High.  If you like to dance, spin flags and be a part of an amazing group of young men and women, this is the place for you! This is a wonderful opportunity for teens to meet new peers and to have fun! If you have any questions, just see Mrs. Braddy or Mr. Tollenaer in the Band room and they will get you what you need.  Read More →

Week of February 9 – February 13

2/9 – Girls Basketball @ Geneseo 2/10 – Girls Basketball @ Jordon 2/12 - Girls Basketball @Glenview       Conferences    5:00- 8:00 2/13 – Conferences   8:00 -1:00    NO SCHOOL    Read More →

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Junior Rocks Swimming

    Do you like water?  Are you wanting to beat the winter blues?  Then come join the Junior Rocks Swimming team on Monday, March 2nd at Rock Island High School!  Practices are 4:00-5:15 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The swim team is open to anyone looking to learn to swim or learn how to swim competitively!  To join, come to Rocky at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 2nd for the season schedule and meet information.  Bring a swim suit and a towel!     Read More →

Congrats to Spelling Bee Finalist!

Congratulations to Edison Jr. High student Nishemezwe Diane, who won a place at the Regional Spelling Bee at Augustana College on February 25! Diane  Read More →

Mad Mixtures at Edison

Edison Jr. High students got their fill of fire, explosions and super cold table crackers at their Science Night on Thursday, Feb. 5. Grout Museum Outreach Coordinator Jason Dornbush used fire, air pressure and chemical reactions to get Edison students excited about science – and it worked. Jason knew how to get the students attention by lighting up materials and blowing up a 30 gallon drum of ping pong balls with liquid nitrogen. The students not only watched but actively participated in experiments using materials found in everyday life. The most popular experiment: eating saltine crackers “cooked” in liquid nitrogen. Jason sums up the subject in a few words that the students could relate to: “science never sucks. Watch the video of the Ping Pong Ball Blast Ping Pong Ball Blast  Read More →

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