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Rock Island High School Holds Black History Program

February 27th, 2024
Rock Island High School Holds Black History Program

 Rock Island High School held a Black History Program yesterday for the students. Rocky’s African American Heritage Club puts together an outstanding program every year. This year’s theme was Come Jam with Us: Music is Food for the Soul. Several of the guest performers are Rocky Alumni!  Read More

Western Illinois Girls Softball Takes A Split In Doubleheader

February 20th, 2024
Western Illinois Girls Softball Takes A Split In Doubleheader

Western Illinois played two on Sunday, a doubleheader at Arkansas-Pine Bluff that saw the Leathernecks split the day, losing in the first game, but coming up victorious in the second. A massive day at the plate saw senior Gabriela Drager extend her hitting streak to seven games, as she went 5-6 with a walk, two runs, and two RBIs on the day. A Monday series finale saw the Leathernecks take a loss in a game dominated by pitching. The Leatherneck offense took a while to get going in game one, but Leatherneck starting pitcher Emily Price came out hot. Price struck out the side in the first inning,... Read More

Illinois Congressman Sorensen Helps Introduce Bill to Protect Access to Abortions

February 19th, 2024

Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) joined Congresswoman Yadira Caraveo (CO-08) in introducing the Abortion Care Enhancement and Support Services (ACCESS) Act of 2024, a bill that creates a grant program to increase capacity to provide reproductive health care services across the country.     “In those moments where women have to make incredibly difficult decisions, they deserve access to the best abortion care available, regardless of what state they live in,” said Sorensen. “The ACCESS Act makes sure that hospitals and clinics in states where abortion is legal, like Illinois, have the... Read More

Three Rock Island High School Wrestlers Compete At The Girls Sectional

February 14th, 2024
Three Rock Island High School Wrestlers Compete At The Girls Sectional

Three Rock Island High School Rocks wrestled this weekend at the Girls’ Sectional in Geneseo, Sanna Hampton is the lone State Qualifier, taking 3rd Place! She’ll be in Bloomington in 2 weeks at the Girls’ State Tournament! Congratulations!    Read More

Davenport North’s Greta Brus Finishes Second In Iowa Girls Wrestling Championships

February 5th, 2024
Davenport North's Greta Brus Finishes Second In Iowa Girls Wrestling Championships

We want to extend a huge congratulations to Greta Brus from Davenport North for finishing second in the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union State Championships. We are so proud of all your accomplishments and the incredible season you have had!    Read More

Thurgood Marshall Wins Rock Island School Of The Month

February 5th, 2024
Thurgood Marshall Wins Rock Island School Of The Month

Congratulations to Thurgood Marshall Learning Center for being selected as the School of the Month winner for December. The District F.A.C.E team selects the school of the month based on the work of the building F.A.C.E team as a collaborative unit, building leader support to the overall building F.A.C.E goals, the intentionality of implementing events that include a variety of different process conditions, and the consistency of F.A.C.E events and operations at each site. The winning school receives a treat and flags to display outside their school building. Here’s what their nomination... Read More

Davenport Schools ELA Students Served Up Guest Speaker Judy Thompson

January 29th, 2024
Davenport Schools ELA Students Served Up Guest Speaker Judy Thompson

Seventh-grade Honors ELA students in Davenport Community School District had the privilege of hearing from a guest speaker, Judy Thompson, in class recently. Mrs. Thompson is a former pro tennis player from Davenport who also helped play a role in the passing of Title IX, a law allowing women equal rights in sports, education and other activities. She spoke about her life- her successes, challenges, and her impact on women’s sports. Native to Davenport (and among the first graduating class of Davenport West High School!), she has toured the world and played among some of the best players... Read More

Rock Island High School Girls Wrestling Pins Down Honors At IHSA Regional

January 29th, 2024

The Rock Island High School Girls’ Wrestling Team took 9th out of 33 teams today at the IHSA Regional! Placing in the top 6 and moving on to Sectionals are Lucy Mass (4th), Sanaa Hampton (3rd), and Courtney Walls (2nd).    Read More

Three COFAC Faculty Honored with Awards of Excellence

January 27th, 2024
Three COFAC Faculty Honored with Awards of Excellence

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — Three Western Illinois University College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) faculty were recently named winners of the 2021 COFAC Awards of Excellence. “The faculty in the College of Fine Arts and Communication continue to excel in all areas,” said COFAC Interim Dean William “Buzz” Hoon. “We are fortunate to have a number of dedicated, hard-working individuals educating our students and I am happy to recognize their achievements.” COFAC’s Award for Excellence in Teaching – Department of Art and Design Professor Bill... Read More

Rocky Students Named as Charles O. Austin Scholars

January 26th, 2024
Rocky Students Named as Charles O. Austin Scholars

The board recognized 65 students who have maintained a 3.5 GPA or above for 6 semesters. At the Board of Education meeting on August 10, 65 Rock Island High School seniors were honored as Charles O. Austin Jr. Scholars. The students were presented with certificates of recognition for completing six semesters of study and earning a 3.5 GPA or higher. The designation was established by the Board of Education in honor of Charles O. Austin, Jr., who served District #41 for 14 years as Rock Island High School Principal and for 7 years as Superintendent of Schools. Austin demanded excellence, was... Read More