Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Rock Island High School


RIHS Oct 20 Announcements

Announcements for Monday October 20, 2014 Welcome to the group of German exchange students visiting us from our partner city in Rottenburg, Germany! They will be here for the next three weeks, so please make them feel at home!  Congratulations to the Pride of Rock Island Marching Band! Over break the band won Best Colorguard, Best Marching, Best Percussion and 1st place in class 4A. They also won Overall Best Marching, overall Best Percussion and overall Grand Champion at Valley Fest in Des Moines, IA. They also took 5th place in the Showdown. Then this past weekend took 4th place in 5A at the University of Illinois Marching Illini Festival. This week the band travels to Indianapolis to compete in the National Super Regional for Bands of America. Good Luck Band! You only have 1 quarter left... 

RIHS Oct 2 Announcements

Seniors:  Josten’s will be here this evening during conferences in the lobby by the Dean’s Complex. Today the Lady Rocks Volleyball team will head to Wharton field house for the 2nd half of the rivalry with the Moline Maroons.  We have accepted a challenge from the Maroons for the Student Hunger Drive, please bring canned goods… the fans who bring the most cans get to keep them all for their school! This match will be very important and intense for our Lady Rocks!  We would greatly appreciate your support as we journey into enemy territory.  Can you help us take over Wharton? Wear red and fill the gym. #OccupyWharton Reminder Rocks Swimmers your bus leaves immediately after school today. You will be dismissed early from 7th period. Swim Fans come out and pack the pool tonight... 

RIHS Oct 1 Announcements

Seniors:  Josten’s will be here tomorrow evening during conferences in the lobby by the Dean’s Complex.  Students going on the Shakespeare field trip to Wisconsin with Mrs. Foster need to be on the bus in circle drive and ready to leave at 6:15am sharp. We will leave on time with or without you. Read your reminders list about food, clothing, etc. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Foster. It’s going to be a great trip!  Rocky’s Fall Blood Drive will be tomorrow Oct. 2. Sign-up sheets will be on the door of Room 100 and 16-year-old consent forms can also be picked up and turned in on the Room 100 door. The Reading Rocks will meet tomorrow morning during enrichment to discuss the book Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea and probably a bunch of other things.  Haven’t read... 

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Resources for Health Concerns

Two viruses have been in the local news lately: Enterovirus and Ebola. The Rock Island-Milan School District has posted resources from the Center for Disease Control and other Health Care organizations about the threat of the diseases.  Read More →

RIHS Greatest Area of Need (GAN)

RIHS Greatest Area of Need (GAN) RIHS has determined its greatest area of need (GAN) to be improving reading comprehension in three key areas:  main ideas, supporting details and vocabulary. Beginning on Sept. 25 and continuing through October 2, we will administer our GAN pre- assessment as a means of measuring and monitoring our students’ progress.  Students will take this assessment on our Acuity testing system.  9th and 10th grade students will take the assessment in their math classes and 11th and 12th grade students will take the assessment in their English classes. Students will be actively involved in monitoring their scores and progress as we will administer this assessment three times during this school year.  The goal is for every student to improve.  Read More →

Principal’s Notes: First Quarter 2014

Principal’s Notes September 2014 As I write this article for the first quarter edition of Principal’s Notes, it is difficult to believe that first quarter is coming to a close and we are more than half way into our fall athletic and activities season. At this point, our students are deeply immersed in school work, participating in co-curricular activities, and assisting with our many service projects. To our many parent volunteers, know your time, effort, and energy is greatly appreciated by all of us at RIHS. I wanted to inform you of a change in Parent – Teacher conference times. On my last “robo call,” I stated conferences will be held all day Friday, October 3. We have adjusted the schedule to accommodate working families. Conferences will be held Thursday, October 2 from... 

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