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2015-2016 Assessment, Calendar, and PARCC ISBE Letter
District 227 is intentional about consistent communication to maintain and enhance parent and community partnership. Thank you for your accountability and support as we focus on student success.

To view the assessment letter, calendar and PARCC ISBE letter, click here.
Meningitis Immunization Update for Class of 2016
The Illinois Department of Public Health and the State of Illinois has mandated that all students in the class of 2016 are required to show proof of having received two doses of the the menigococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) unless the first dose was administered after 16 year of age. If the first dose was given after the age of 16, then only one dose is required.

Your health care provider offers the vaccine. The proof of documentation must be turned into the nurse by Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Students without adequate documentation will be excluded from school in accordance to the school code on Thursday, October 15, 2015. Proof of documentation can also be faxed to 708-679-7330 or emailed to

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Nurse Caddigan at 708-679-6147.
Putting Sunjata to Music
Ms. Jones and Ms. Jordan co-teach African-American Literature. Their students are working on a creative project called "Putting Sunjata to Music". 
Fun with poetry
Ms. Christiansen's History, Thought, and Western Man students work on a project for the Illiad Book 1.

The Rich East students are studying poetry and summarizing the passage to identify themes (war/peace, honor/duty, compassion, life/death), noting any foreshadowing, allusions, and any figures of speech, and what inferences can be concluded from the passage.

Group work promotes idea-sharing, leadership, and team work.
Smart board get smarter, and bigger
Mr. Allen, a Geometry teacher uses one of the 30 newly purchased 65" SmartBoards in his class daily. 
Varsity Football defeats Gary Roosevelt
The Rich East rockets defeated Gary Roosevelt 49-30. The varsity record is now 2-2. Rich East will play conference opponent Kankakee this Saturday at noon. 
Students Enjoying New Piano Lab at East
Students are enjoying working with the new additions to the Music Department at Rich East. 
Varsity Cross Country finished 9th Place at Bremen Invitational.
Boys Varsity Cross Country finished 9th Place at  Bremen Invitational. In the Fr/Soph race Eric Allen and Vashawn Sims won medals finishing 10th & 23rd place respectively.   
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