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Rich East Robotics Team earns 2nd place at 2017 Southworks Engineering and Robotics Olympics

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Rich South and Lincoln Way Shadow Day
Annually, District 227 participates in Shadow Days with the Lincolway School District. This formal opportunity allows students engage and learn with friends from other communities.  
Rich East wins 2nd Place at Southworks Engineering and Robotics Competition
The Rich East Manufacturing, Engineering, and Robotics club (M.E.R.) participated in the Southworks Engineering and Robotics Olympics at South Suburban College in South Holland. The students have diligently worked on their robots for months and have had a great time doing so.
 
The District 227 Drama Club presents...THE WIZ!
Bring your family and friends to see "The Wiz"! Performances will be held May 5, 2017 through May 7, 2017.  
Rich East's Sam Jones and friends win Chicago Music Award
The McDowell Brothers, comprised of Carlton McDowell, Jr., Peyton McDowell, and Sam Jones, just picked up their first Chicago Music Award (CMAs) for Most Talented Teens on Saturday, March 18th. Their debut project was released last year, "A Tribute to Inspiration (Evenif Inc.)," a mature mix of Delta blues, traditional jazz, and thoughtful soul music. Sam Jones attends Rich East High School in Park Forest and is heavily involved in his schools music department. The McDowell Brothers are both students at Homewood-Flossmoor High School and are also active in the music department. To read the Chicago Tribune article, click here! 
Ten80 STEM Innovators-in-Training and Expo
Under the leadership of District CTE Coordinator Ms. Hope Stovall, the CTE Department continues to build external partnerships with our community to create and provide various career opportunities for our students (Board Goal #1 & #5).

The Ten80 STEM Innovators-in-Traning and Expo was a huge success. The students engaged in various skills workshops that addressed different concepts and skills, but all addressed a key concept of the innovation process. Students were also exposed to a variety of career paths in government and economics.
 
RAMP-UP with STEM Application
We're excited for our RAMP-UP with STEM Summer Program for District 227 incoming freshman. Program Highlights include: reading, writing, algebra, robotics, manufacturing, and culinary arts. The program runs Monday-Thursday 8am-12pm June 12th through June 29th, and includes meals and transportation.

For the Registration Form, click here!
For the Safety Form, click here!
 
NBA legends Craig Hodges and Marc Aguirre inspire Rich East students
Recently, NBA legend Marc Aguirre, friends with our very own NBA legend, Craig Hodges, visited the Rich East campus. Hodges is more than the current Rich East Boy’s Varsity Basketball Coach, he is also alumnus, a stakeholder, a mentor and a guide for many of our student-athletes. 
Rich East Brother 2 Brother program participates in 11th Annual "The Ties That Bind" Event
Recently, the Rich East Brother 2 Brother program visited Prairie State. The college in conjunction with members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Theta Mu Lambda Chapter, had the 11th Annual The Ties That Bind on March 2 at the college, which is part of the college’s Male Success Initiative.  
Rich Central's Camara Mackey and Christina Thompson attend Deca State Competition
Congratulations to Camara Mackey and Christina Thompson, whom both demonstrated competency in their role plays, career cluster and economics exam for their Principles of Business Management & Administration event. They competed with over 1300 students at the DECA State Competition in Rosemont. Great job Camara and Christina! 
Rich Central Boy's Basketball staying in the hunt!
The Rich Central Boys Basketball team moves one step closer to the prize as they secured another emotional 60-57 overtime win versus Plano High School in the first round of the IHSA Sectionals. This is history in the making because the Olympians appeared in regional competition more than 10 years ago and competed in regionals nearly 20 years ago. 
HOSA Club attends state conference
The HOSA ( Health Occupation Students of America) Club would like to thank district and campus administrators for funding and allowing us to attend the state conference in Decatur, Illinois from March 1 to March 3.

 
Rich Central Business Professionals of America Update
On March 2-4, 13 Rich Central BPA members (delegates) attended the 2017 Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference (SLC) in Oak Brook, IL. This was another large SLC in the history of the organization! There were over 1,000 BPA delegates from 40 schools at this year's conference.

The RC members were: Alyse Childress, Cameron Dennis, Joshiah Gholar, Anisa Lee, Cameron Maclin, Christian Maclin, Camara Mackey, Grace Oladapo, Akilah Smith, Bryce Smith, Briana Street, Autumn Swanson and Kinneri Thomas. Each member had a wonderful experience and they genuinely appreciate the opportunities that the BPA organization, and District 227, have allowed them to have. They were all wonderful student ambassadors for Rich Central H.S. and District 227!
 
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