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Dr. Rashid
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Spring 2018

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It is so hard to believe that spring is here! Time flies when we are busy and we stay very busy at River Grove School!

In late February we hosted the Illinois Grade School Music Association Solo and Ensemble Contest and welcomed over 250 performers and their directors and parents to River Grove School. We received many compliments on our facilities and the kindness of our student and adult helpers. And, our student performers were outstanding!

Both our 7th and 8th Grade Girls Basketball teams are division champions! And, the 7th Grade Team is the Leyden Norwood Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament Champion and our 8th Grade Team finished in second place. Our student athletes demonstrated those qualities that River Grove School values and instills in our young people, including passion, persistence, hard work, problem solving, teamwork and sportsmanship. They made us proud!

 

We continue our emphasis on academics and authentic learning opportunities for students. I enjoy listening to our Student Council officers provide the school announcements each morning. The newspaper club is busy putting final touches on the River Grove Royal Newspaper that is written, illustrated and published by River Grove School students. The newspaper is mailed out to every household in River Grove each December and May, so look for your spring edition soon. Our eighth grade students have met with Leyden High School representatives and have worked on their schedules and transition plans. It is so hard to believe that graduation is a little over two months away.

 

Finally, in the spring of 2017 the Board of Education initiated the Strategic Planning process to develop a continuous growth model for the school and district, in order to provide the best possible opportunities for the students of River Grove School. The administrators, teachers and staff have worked together over the past several months to take the goals of that five year Strategic Plan and create the action steps and timeline to meet the goals. In April, the full Strategic Planning Committee, including staff, parents and community members will come together to review the plan and provide input on the next steps. I look forward to sharing the great things happening at River Grove School with the committee.

 

I look forward to seeing you at some of the wonderful spring events at RGS!

 

All my best,

Dr. Rashid

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Phone: 708-453-6172

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