Rich East Tops 4 Million in Scholarships
Rich East surpassed its goal of 4 million in scholarships this year.  Students should turn in their Scholarship/Award letters to Mrs. Brooks in the Guidance Office. 
Stanford offers free tuition for families making less than $125K
Last week, 2,144 teenagers got the news they'd long dreamed of: They got accepted to Stanford University. Stanford also announced it was expanding financial aid. The university said that no parents with an annual income and typical assets of less than $125,000 will have to pay a single cent toward tuition. 
Jay-Z's Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship
The Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship provides financial support to high school students as well as undergraduate students entering college for the first time. The purpose of the scholarship is to help under-served students who may not be eligible for other scholarships.

 
"A Tribute to the Five Heart Beats April 24-26, 2015
The Rich East Drama Group will present "A Tribute to the Five Heart Beats" at 7 p.m. on April 24th & 25th.  There will be a matinee on Sunday April 26 at 3 p.m. 

 
Black Start College Fair April 25th
This is the largest spring College Fair in the Midwest.The College Fair will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2015 between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel located at 4900 S. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois. 
PARCC Testing April 27-30, 2015
Rich Township District 227 students will be taking the PARCC Testing April 27-30. Illinois schools will administer new assessmentscreated through the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) in spring 2015. These assessments are fully aligned to the K-12 Illinois Learning Standards in English language arts and mathematics and emphasize academic rigor, critical thinking, problem solving and college and career readiness for all students.  
Chicago Southland Chamber Scholarship Deadline May 15, 2015
Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping provide college financial assistance to deserving high school seniors wishing to continue their education. The Chamber will award up to $6000 in college scholarships to deserving 2015 high school graduates who are a son or daughter to Chicago Southland Chamber business owners and their employees.  Deadline is May 15, 2015. 
Comcast Offers Internet Essentials for Families
Comcast wants to bring the power of the Internet to more students and families across the country. That's why we created Internet Essentials to offer home Internet service for only $9.95 a month.  
Parent Portal Live
Make plans to attend Parent Portal Live, a unique parent meeting with breakout sessions facilitated by parents, District 227 administrators, and students covering relevant topics focused on student achievement.

 
Prom May 2, 2015
The Rich East Prom will be held on May 2, 2015 at Di Nolfo's Banquets - Mokena Banquet Hall. 
Graduation is May 17, 2015
Graduation for Rich East is May 17, 2015 at the Tinley Park Convention Center. 
Metal Working Class Tours Kay Manufacturing March 20th
Rich East metal working students are learning how to program using simulators.  Students will tour Kay Manufacturing in Calumet City on Friday, March 20, 2015.
 
Sarah Abbott earns Chick Evans Caddy Scholarship
Sarah Abbott, a senior at Rich East High School in Park Forest, has earned the prestigious Chick Evans Caddy Scholarship award, and will attend Purdue University in the fall. She is enrolled as Management undecided and plans to concentrate in Information Systems. 
Quinton Moore 3 Point Shoot Out Champion
To commemorate the one-year anniversary of his IHSA Class 3A state shootout championship, Rich East has honored the 18-year-old Moore with a special banner hanging from the east wall at Gregory Sloan Gymnasium at Rich East. It reads, Quinton Moore, 2013-2014 IHSA Class 3A 3-point  State Champion. 
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