From HIStory to the GREAT Story- Student Thinking and Multiple Perspectives by Carole Collins Ayanlaja, Ph.D
“We must hear all the stories……and by hearing all the stories, we will find points of contact and communication, and the world story, the Great Story, will have a chance to develop”

-Chinua Achebe, Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. Author of “Things Fall Apart”
Southtown Star highlights Rich East Football
The Southtown Star recently highlighted Rich East Football and their success over Gary Roosevelt High School.  
Superintendent Scholar Symposium
On Monday, October 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Rich South Auditorium, we are hosting our first Superintendent Scholar Symposium with Guest Researcher Dr. Alonzo DeCarlo.  
Rich Central Marching Band takes 1st Place in 17th Annual Chicago Football Classic Battle of the High School Bands
Congratulations to the Rich Central Marching Band on earning first place in the 17th Annual Chicago Football Classic Battle of the High School Bands.  
Parent Workshop: Equipping Parents with the Tools to Ensure Their Child's Success
Our next Parent Workshop is Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the Rich South Auditorium. Our speaker is Dwayne Bryant, President and Founder of Inner Vision International, Inc.  
227 Board Member Betty Owens Awarded from the Illinois Association of School Boards
Rich Township School District Board Member Betty Owens has recently been recognized by the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) for her dedication and service to students and the community.  
Rich Central Honor Roll Student Jaya Thomas recognized by the National Society of High School Scholars
Congratulations to Jaya Thomas on being inducted into the National Society of High School Scholars. 
Superintendent Dr. Ayanlaja hosts Police Officer Roundtable
Superintendent Dr. Ayanlaja hosted a roundtable discussion with local police officers to continue transparent discussion and to build upon the established partnership between District 227 and local authorities.  
Rich East Alumnus Anne Crylen Receives Fulbright Award
Rich East alumnus Anne Crylen of the University of Washington has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Cambodia in Education.  
Rich Township launches monthly college workshops for students
As we continue to support our students in their college and career endeavors, District 227 will now offer monthly college workshops throughout the district.
Rich South Marching Band Raises More Than $500 With Car Wash Fundrasier
“The car wash was a great success and according to our parents, we had the most participation and best turn-out in the past three years,” said Rich South Director of Instrumental Music Stephanie Cheers. 
Rich Central Teacher Debra Taylor receives The Educator's Legacy Award from Governors State University
“Mrs. Taylor encouraged and nourished my spirit throughout my high school years,” said former Rich Central student Nelmiah Booker.
Columbus Day
Mon Oct 13 2014
Veterans Day
Tue Nov 11 2014
Mail Mid-Quarter Grades
Sat Nov 15 2014
Thu Dec 25 2014
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