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Winter Concerts Snowing Into Illinois Schools Starting Tonight

December 6th, 2022
Winter Concerts Snowing Into Illinois Schools Starting Tonight

Here is a schedule of the upcoming Winter Concerts and School Programs in RIMSD #41: Dec. 6th—RIHS Winter Orchestra Concert @ 7:00 PM @RIHS Auditorium Dec. 7th—Washington Music Dept. Winter Concert @ 7:00 PM @ RIHS Auditorium Dec. 8th—Ridgewood @ 9:00 (3rd-6th  grades and Miss Liz’s class) and 10:15 (K-2nd grades, Miss Alicia’s class, Miss Kati’s class) Dec. 8th—Edison Music Dept. Winter Concert @ 7:00 PM @ RIHS Auditorium Dec. 12th—RIHS Winter Band Concert @ 7:00 PM @ RIHS Auditorium Dec. 13th—RIHS Winter Choir Concert @ 7:00 PM @ RIHS Auditorium Dec. 14th—Earl Hanson @ 9:00... Read More

Rock Island Schools Holding Reading Night Dec. 6

December 5th, 2022
Rock Island Schools Holding Reading Night Dec. 6

Join us for Family Reading Night on December 6! This is open to all RIMSD#41 K-2nd grade students. Come and learn new ways to help your child improve their reading skills at home. There will be a bounce house, snacks and more for those who attend! Sign up now, spaces are limited – > https://www.signupgenius.com/go/reading2022  Read More

Find Fun Illinois And Iowa Events In This Week’s FUN10!

December 4th, 2022
Find Fun Illinois And Iowa Events In This Week's FUN10!

Fun10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local entertainment, QuadCities.com! Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. So what’s on the Fun10 for this week? Read on… Ballet Quad Cities Returns With ‘The Nutcracker’ Ballet... Read More

New Clinic Means Easy Access to Healthcare for Moline, Rock Island, and East Moline Students

November 29th, 2022
New Clinic Means Easy Access to Healthcare for Moline, Rock Island, and East Moline Students

The Rock Island County Health Department has opened a new clinic to ensure students have easy access to health services. The new School Health Link clinic is located inside Moline High School at 3602 Avenue of the Cities, Moline and is open to All Rock Island County Youth. “The hope is, with the success of this venture, the groundwork will be set up for us to expand into the other districts in our community,” School Health Link Board Chairperson Scot Meskimen said. “By partnering with Moline High School, we have increased accessibility of care for hundreds of students. This will allow us... Read More

Delta Kappa Gamma Helps Out Rock Island Children In Need With Free Books

November 17th, 2022
Delta Kappa Gamma Helps Out Rock Island Children In Need With Free Books

Members of Mu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma dropped off bags filled with new books to the students of Alyssa Leone’s class at the Rock Island Academy and Amanda Long’s class at Thomas Jefferson. The books selected for the bags feature characters who reflect the diversity of the district’s students. The project was a collaboration of three groups: Mu Chapter DKG (a professional society of women educators), the local chapter of the NAACP, and the Rock Island Jr. Woman’s Club, who sewed and handpainted the bags. Funding came from all three groups as well as a generous grant... Read More

Rock Island School Students Stay Engaged With Fun Fall Programs

November 1st, 2022
Rock Island School Students Stay Engaged With Fun Fall Programs

More than 100 students participated in Spring Forward’s Fall Intersession Camps! The camps were offered to any student in the district in grades 1st through 6th at no cost to them. During the first week of Fall Intersession (Oct. 3-Oct.7), students were able to choose between four fun, hands-on camps. They could learn art with the Figge Art Museum, science and nature with the Putnam Museum and Nahant Marsh Education Center, or Basketball and Swimming with Rock Island Parks & Recreation. This was a great opportunity for students to still be engaged over fall break and have fun doing so!  Read More

Looking For Positive News In Illinois And Iowa? Here’s The Good News For October!

October 24th, 2022
Looking For Positive News In Illinois And Iowa? Here's The Good News For October!

We all need a little good news sometimes. That’s why, once a month, QuadCities.com teams up with KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live” for What’s The Good News? It’s a rundown of some of the positive things going on in and around our community. Here’s the good news for this month! Local Ghosthunters’ Show Hits Top 5 On Netflix 28 Days Haunted, featuring local ghost hunter Aaron Thompson and his team, who were formerly featured on QuadCities.com, is in the top five among all Netflix shows this week! The show’s creator posted the following on social media: 73.4 million Netflix subscribers... Read More

Rock Island Students Stay Engaged And Learning With Fall Camps

October 18th, 2022
Rock Island Students Stay Engaged And Learning With Fall Camps

More than 100 students participated in Spring Forward’s Fall Intersession Camps! The camps were offered to any student in the district in grades 1st through 6th at no cost to them. During the first week of Fall Intersession (Oct. 3-Oct.7), students were able to choose between four fun, hands-on camps. They could learn art with the Figge Art Museum, science and nature with the Putnam Museum and Nahant Marsh Education Center, or Basketball and Swimming with Rock Island Parks & Recreation. This was a great opportunity for students to still be engaged over fall break and have fun doing... Read More

Illinois Business Owner Donates Books To Rock Island Students

September 20th, 2022
Illinois Business Owner Donates Books To Rock Island Students

Tamara Feldman, owner of the Artsy Bookworm book store in Rock Island started the campaign “Planting Books-Seeds 4 a Better Future”. She asked the community to step up and help out local kids. And they delivered! Through the donation campaign, Feldman was able to purchase enough books that every second-grade student would be able to walk away with a book bundle that includes three books. Books that they can take home and start their own home library with. “We want to make sure children can develop independent reading skills and gain the benefits that come with them: improved... Read More

Looking For POSITIVE News In Illinois And Iowa? Here’s The Good News For September!

September 12th, 2022
Looking For POSITIVE News In Illinois And Iowa? Here's The Good News For September!

Looking for some positive news? Look no further! Every month, QuadCities.com and KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live” partner up for What’s The Good News, a look at great things happening in and around the Quad-Cities community. So what’s the good news for this month? Well… Genesis and River Bandits Honor Addy Genesis and the Quad Cities River Bandits honored Home Runs for Life recipient Addy Hosette, 10, of Charlotte, Iowa at their game Sept. 9. Genesis and the Quad Cities River Bandits have been partnering since 2016 to recognize the success stories of Genesis physical therapy and rehabilitation... Read More