River Grove School
By Marie Stankiewicz
River Grove School's General InformationRiver Grove School District is comprised of one school building, River Grove School. The school is located on the southwest corner of Grand Avenue and Thatcher Avenue in River Grove, Illinois. Approximately 550 students from preschool through eighth grade fill the halls of this school along with fifty teachers, three administrators, and seven educational support personnel. The present facility, built in 1929, had three major additions in 1953, 1973 and 1999.
Subject area specialists teach classes in grades 6th through 8th. The remaining grades are, for the most part, self-contained classrooms. In addition to a comprehensive standard curriculum, the District offers programs in Special Education (resource and self-contained); T.P.I. (Transitional Program of Instruction); Chapter I; full-day Kindergarten; Fine Arts; Social Work; and Speech. The District also offers a Before and After School Program and technology is integrated into all curricular areas.
River Grove School's History
River Grove School was originally part of District 3 when Leyden township first established its schools. The first school building in River Grove, pictured below, was erected in 1869. The building also served as a meeting hall, Sunday school, and church. After 50 years of use, in 1929 a new stone structure was built to accommodate the growing population of River Grove. Additions were made to the school structure in 1953, 1973, and most recently in 1999.
|09/07/2008||It's a great school to be at with nice teachers and lots of fun stuff.It's a good place to learn better then any school I've been at.||
|06/24/2009||This is a great school! My son Michael just graduated 8th grade, and has had a great elementary education. My daughter Cindy will be graduating in 2011 and She is also excellently educated. Thank you River Grove School for all your hard work with my two beautiful children.||
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|07/06/2009||OK, I have to type this again since it didn’t submit the first time around………. It’s been 4 years since I moved from River Grove, and now as a 9th grader I miss this wonderful building more than ever. It was always historical, yet high tech and modern. I had great experiences here, and my time here ultimately prepared me to both rock the high school selection process and be prepared all in all for high school. I am just now visiting this page after such a long time, and I’m very proud to see the success that RGS students have experienced in the Scholastic Bowl. I have firsthand experience in this from my own success in the CPS Academic Bowl, and I can tell you it’s more of a wonderful thing for the kids more than words can explain. However, I am shocked by the sudden passing of my 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Janet Koss. I can identify deeply with how the family, friends, and students must feel, and offer my condolences to them. I had absolutely no idea until just now. I wish everyone well in their lives, and hope they will keep in touch with me over the years. Sadly I have lost touch with them. Thank you everyone for making the great times I had here!||Ashley E. Murtas email@example.com RGS alum|
|09/22/2011||I am wondering if anyone opened the time capsule located in the south building cornerstone in aproximately 1952?||