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

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SAT Summer Boot Camp
Rich Township High School District 227 is proud to announce a summer SAT Boot Camp for the class of 2019 and 2020 students looking to improve their skills and raise their scores on the SAT test.  
STEM update from Assistant Superintendent Dr. Stacey Hunt
Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) is alive and well in Rich 227. The following is an update from the Office of the Assistant Superintendent Dr. Stacey Y.S. Hunt:

The STEM/Early College Program and partnership with Prairie State will continue for the 2017-2018 School year. It is a 1 year program. Interested students must see their counselor to verify eligibility. Students must test and meet the requirements per Prairie State. The initial test will be given on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Please see your counselor for more details. Space is limited.
 
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!
 
Free summer meals for students
To mimize the summer nutrition gap, District 227 offers free summer meals (breakfast and lunch) for all students under the age of 18 years old.  
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.
 
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.
 
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. 
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