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Rock Island Student Wins Best Pitch and Best Business Model

May 18th, 2022
Rock Island Student Wins Best Pitch and Best Business Model

The INCubatoredu Entrepreneur and Enterprise Class at Rock Island High School pitched their business models to 5 “sharks” at FINAL PITCH event on Wednesday, May 11 in the Rock Island High School INCubatoredu classroom. Seven entrepreneur projects vied for three awards: Best Pitch Award, Best Business Potential Award, and Best Business Model Award. Teams/Individuals Luxury Lockers: Aden Farrell and Joe Thompson Fracture Sound: Nathan Krug Pocket Coach: App based program to help coaches connect with students and parents. App organizes practices and schedules and acts as a communication... Read More

Record $137,200 in Scholarships Go To Rock Island High School Seniors Tonight

May 11th, 2022
Record $137,200 in Scholarships Go To Rock Island High School Seniors Tonight

The Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation (RIMEF) will award a record $137,200 to the Class of 2022 at its Austin Academic Achievement Awards and RIMEF Scholarships Night on May 11, 6:30p.m. in the RIHS Auditorium. 58 accomplished Rock Island High School (RIHS) seniors will receive $35,000 in Austin Academic Achievement Award (AAAA) scholarships and $102,200 RIMEF Named scholarships at the annual ceremony. AAAA Departmental Award Scholarships are selected by teachers within 10 individual academic areas. 1st place students in each area will receive $2,000 and 2nd place will receive $1,500. Awards... Read More

Rock Island High School Students Get A Jump Start On Careers With Illinois Apprenticeships

April 28th, 2022
Rock Island High School Students Get A Jump Start On Careers With Illinois Apprenticeships

Congratulations to our Rock Island high school welding and CNA students who signed letters of intent for local apprenticeships. Ten Rock Island High School students from the Welding and CNA programs joined 60 area high school students at the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce apprenticeship “Signing Day.” The students will start their apprenticeships in June. They will work full-time during the summer months. Then during the school year, students will work part-time as an apprentice while also attending and completing their normal class schedule in school. Welding students signed letters... Read More

Illinois High School Basketball Coach Of The Year Goes To Rock Island’s Marc Polite

April 27th, 2022
Illinois High School Basketball Coach Of The Year Goes To Rock Island's Marc Polite

Coach Marc Polite was named High School Boys Coach of the Year by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA). Coaches throughout the state vote for coaches in their region. The votes are based on coaches with great credentials that have had a successful season with their team. Coach Polite will be recognized at the IBCA’s annual Coach of the Year Awards Luncheon on Saturday, April 30th at Illinois State University Redbird Arena.  Read More

Rock Island High School Girls Soccer Team Leads Clinics For Local Kids, Youth Night TONIGHT!

April 19th, 2022
Rock Island High School Girls Soccer Team Leads Clinics For Local Kids, Youth Night TONIGHT!

The Rock Island High School girls soccer team is leading both on and off the field! Fresh off a big three shutout wins in the Orion Invitational last weekend, and on their day off from SAT/PSAT testing, the RIHS girls players led soccer clinics at the district’s elementary schools. All of the district’s students are invited to participate in Youth Night TONIGHT at Rock Island High School’s field. They will be invited to play on the field during halftime.  Read More

Development Association Of Rock Island Launching High School Scholarship Program

March 24th, 2022
Development Association Of Rock Island Launching High School Scholarship Program

The Development Association of Rock Island, Inc. (DARI) is launching a scholarship program providing two $5,000 scholarships to Rock Island high school seniors to help kick off its community marketing campaign “Why Rock Island.” Applicants are asked to usetheir imagination to create a video or other visual that tells the story Why Rock Island is a great place to live, work and play. DARI will then use the stories to help market Rock Island. The deadline for applications is April 22nd. The scholarship was created using proceeds from the Divots FORE DARI golf outing that DARI hosted in 2021.... Read More

Rock Island High School Are Regional Wrestling Champs!

February 7th, 2022
Rock Island High School Are Regional Wrestling Champs!

For a third year in a row, the Rocks are Regional Champs! Wrestlers advancing to next week’s Individual Sectional are Champs Truth Vesey, Aoci Bernard, Steven Marquez, Andrew Marquez, Eli Gustafson, runner ups Daniel McGhee, Tyler Barbee, Matthew Cook, Amare Overton, and 3rd place finisher Sammy Niyonkuru. By winning the regional, the whole team has qualified for Dual Team Sectionals which will be held on 2/22. Up next is the Individual Sectional Tournament at Sycamore next Friday and Saturday, as well as the Girls’ Sectional in Peoria. A top 4 finish there gets you a trip to State.... Read More

Rock Island High School Course Showcase Wednesday Night At RIHS

January 4th, 2022
Rock Island High School Course Showcase Wednesday Night At RIHS

The Rock Island High School Counseling Department has rescheduled the Annual Course Showcase to Wednesday, January 5, 2021, at 5:00 pm at Rock Island High School. Go to the Course Offerings site Go to 2022-2023 Course Catalog  Read More

What’s The Good News For December, Quad-Cities?

December 13th, 2021
What's The Good News For December, Quad-Cities?

Happy holidays! In our stocking this month, in this season of giving and positive vibes, we’ve got a lot of great news about awesome things happening in the Quad-Cities! And every month, in conjunction with our friends at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” we at QuadCities.com present What’s The Good News, a rundown of some of the great things going on in and around the Q-Cs. So what’s the good news for December? Here ya go! Merry Christmas! Group O Building State-Of-The-Art Project For World’s Largest Silicone Producer One of the world’s largest producers of silicones has selected... Read More

Rock Island High School Speech And Debate Team Members Score Big At Bulldog Invitational

November 30th, 2021
Rock Island High School Speech And Debate Team Members Score Big At Bulldog Invitational

Congrats to Favour Noya and Leah Connor of the Rock Island High School Speech and Debate team for their performance this month at the Bettendorf Bulldog Invitational. Favour took home first place honors in the Oral Program event, while Leah finished 5th in Original Oratory. Great job!  Read More