Districts 227 and 159 Partner To Build STEM Programs
District 227 Superintendent Dr. Collins Ayanlaja and Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning for District 159, Mrs. Linda Johnson-McClinton have a vision to partner together and extend their school's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs. 
3 Campuses, 1 Vision
“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” - Bill Copeland 
Alternative Learning Centers Are A Great Option
Each of our high schools offers an alternative learning environment for students who need an individualized approach that supports their academic and social/emotional needs. 
Honors Students Create Illuminated Manuscripts
Marc Helegeson is an Honors History and Thought English teacher and team-teaches with John Grimaldi, an Honors Sophomore English teacher at the Rich Central campus. 
Annual Safety Review
A safe environment is a priority in District 227 and we are committed to gaining knowledge and preparing for emergencies that we hope never occur. Further, the District is committed to knowing what to do if confronted with a crisis. “Before students can go to school and succeed academically, they must know that they are safe," said District 227 Superintendent Dr. Collins Ayanlaja. "A safe and orderly environment is essential to create a college going and career readiness culture. The Board of Education and my administrative team are fully committed to maintain a safe learning environment." 
Common Core State Standards
"The New Illinois Learning Standards which reflect the Common Core State Standards are rigorous and aimed at ensuring that our students are college and career ready. A February 2014 survey revealed that 85% of Illinois teachers have begun to implement the new standards. Rich 227 teachers are engaging in professional conversations and classroom practices that support implementation of the new Illinois Learning Standards. These standards ensure that our students are getting the best possible education and will be nationally and internationally competitive"
–Dr. Carole R. Collins Ayanlaja, Superintendent
Pancakes with Santa is Back!
Pancakes with Santa is a holiday favorite with activities for the entire family. The event will be hosted in the Rich South Cafeteria on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 12 Noon.
Rich East Exceeds Their Blood Drive Goal
“This is a great experience for our students, and our school continues to demonstrate their concern and well being for others,” said Mark Kramer, Rich East High School Principal. 
Donors Choose Supports Students and Teachers
Shrinking budgets challenge many organizations and academic institutions to become more creative in fulfilling their funding needs. 
The Illinois State Police Merit Board Is Now Accepting Applications for State Trooper
The Illinois State Police Merit Board has opened the application process for the position of Illinois State Police Trooper. The Merit Board encourages applicants to visit their website at www.illinoistrooper.com, and apply by following the link to the online application from their main page. 
18 Rich East Seniors Register and Vote In The 2014 Midterm Elections
“This was a great opportunity for our students to participate in the democratic process, and learn how to complete their ballots,” said Robert Grigsby, Rich East Social Studies Department Teacher Leader. 
Happy Veterans Day
In 1926, Congress passed a resolution for an annual observance of veterans, and November 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. 
Rich Township Runs
Running a race can sound intimidating, but our teachers and staff are always up for any new and exciting challenge. After all, running a marathon is like teaching, both challenging and rewarding. 
District 227 Initiative: Restorative Justice
Restorative Justice is an initiative in District 227 to promote community, relationship-building, and trust. 
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