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Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation Gives Out $90K in Scholarships

June 18th, 2020

Like most everything else in this time of social distancing, the annual awarding of scholarships and other recognition for Rock Island High School students was done online last month. The Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation (RIMEF), led by executive director Monta Ponsetto, assembled a video presentation to detail and honor the accomplishments of 114 RIHS students, including awarding nearly $90,000 in scholarships. You can see the video at YouTube.com . The ceremony recognized the top 10 students in each Rocky class, the departmental AAAA winners, and scholarship winners through the RIMEF Austin... Read More

Rock Island-Milan Holding Kindergarten Round Up Online

May 16th, 2020

The Rock Island-Milan School District is holding Kindergarten Round Up virtual style! Children who will be age 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2020, are eligible to begin school for the 2020-2021 school year. To take a tour and learn more about our elementary schools visit here. Please fill out a short survey to let us know if you have a child that will be attending Kindergarten this fall. Parents can fill out the survey online or print a PDF and drop off at a meal distribution site from 9 – 11 a.m. (Rock Island Academy, Frances Willard, Earl Hanson, Ridgewood, Thomas Jefferson, Longfellow or Rock... Read More

Rock Island Announcing Academic Achievement Award Winners Tonight

May 14th, 2020

Tonight the Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation Facebook page will announce the RIHS Top Ten, Austin Academic Achievement Award Department winners, and the RIMEF Scholarship recipients! The 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬 𝗥𝗜𝗠𝗘𝗙 𝗔𝗔𝗔𝗔 & 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗮𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 video will be posted to this page at 6:30pm this evening. It’s a celebration of academic excellence at Rock Island High School! For more information, check out the Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation Facebook page.  Read More

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

May 6th, 2020

Even in the age of covid, when there’s plenty of depressing stuff going around, there’s a lot of good news in the Quad-Cities! And every month, as usual, I put together a collection of some of the awesome things happening in and around town, and share them with you here and on KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” airing at 3 p.m. weekdays! So, tune in to PSL, and read on here on your site for fun, free, local entertainment and good news, QuadCities.com! Beck And Woods Teaming Up With Raimi For Sci-Fi Film Scott Beck and Bryan Woods are teaming up with filmmaker Sam Raimi (best known for the... Read More

Rock Island School District Serves Up Over 39,000 Meals To Local Kids

April 25th, 2020

Rock Island Milan School District 41 has been doing an awesome job in helping to feed kids in need during the covid break — feeding both their minds and bodies. The district announced today that since March 23 they have served more than 13,000 meal kits to our students. That equates to more than 39,000 individual meals (based on the three-day meal packages in the kits). The next meal distribution dates will be Monday, April 27 and Thursday, April 30. While schools are closed, RIMSD #41 is offering a DRIVE THROUGH pick up meal service for ALL STUDENTS (PreK – Grade 12) who live in the... Read More

Illinois Quad-Cities Schools Remaining Closed For Rest Of The School Year

April 17th, 2020

According to a story released a few minutes ago on Chicago’s NBC 5 affiliate, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker will be making an announcement closing Illinois schools for the remainder of the school year today at 2:30 p.m. The announcement will be part of Pritzker’s daily coronavirus briefing, which you can watch live here According to the story, distance learning via computer, which was put in place over the past week, will remain in effect through the end of this current school year. There was no information regarding graduation ceremonies, other events, or grading or other policies. The... Read More

Young Artists, Athletes Bloom In What’s The Good News

February 15th, 2019

There’s always plenty of good news happening around the Quad-Cities, and here in What’s The Good News?, our cooperative effort with the good folks at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” we highlight some of the awesome things happening around our area! Have something you want included next time around? Email Sean Leary at Sean@QuadCities.com. We’re happy to help! Now let’s get started in taking a look around the local spots for some positive and upbeat news…   Young Artists Bloom At Figge Museum Young artists from various schools around the Quad-Cities, including Eugene Field Elementary... Read More

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