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BREAKING: Covid Numbers Spiking Again In Rock Island County

July 30th, 2021
BREAKING: Covid Numbers Spiking Again In Rock Island County

BREAKING NEWS: Rock Island County Health Department released alarming new numbers for covid-19 cases today. According to the department, “Due to a 46.94% increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases over the last seven days, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now reports Rock Island County as having a substantial level of transmission of coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease. The county’s positivity rate also increased 2.59% to 6.82% over the last seven days. The number of hospital admissions also increased 50%. The CDC determines the level of transmission by... Read More

Rock Island Public Library’s Bookmobile Is Going Full STEAM Ahead At Longview Park Wednesdays

July 27th, 2021
Rock Island Public Library's Bookmobile Is Going Full STEAM Ahead At Longview Park Wednesdays

Rock Island Public Library children’s librarians will continue to show up at our Longview Park Library2Go bookmobile stop from 2:30 to 3:30 pm on Wednesdays in August for Full STEAM Ahead. Stop by for some fun with our STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) kits. Miss Ranell will bring a new kit each week. See calendar for details. This event is great for grades K-6! (Wednesdays are early dismissal days for Rock Island-Milan School District #41.)  Read More

Rock Island Milan Schools Holding Information Session For Coming School Year

July 22nd, 2021
Rock Island Milan Schools Holding Information Session For Coming School Year

Going to school in Rock Island and Milan? RIMSD #41 is hosting a virtual community information session about the 2021-2022 school year on Wednesday, July 28. Join them at 6:30 pm! Event info: https://www.rimsd41.org/apps/news/article/1465283  Read More

Rock Island Center For Math And Science’s Last Above And Beyond Award Goes To…

July 1st, 2021
Rock Island Center For Math And Science's Last Above And Beyond Award Goes To...

The last Rock Island Center For Math and Science’s last Above and Beyond Award for this school year goes to the Ramsdale family! The family was nominated by our very own PE teacher, Julie Hudnall. Congratulations to all and what a great way to end the school year! GT SPORTS Rock Island/Milan School District 41  Read More

Looking For Positive News? Here’s The Good News For June, Quad-Cities!

June 21st, 2021
Scott Beck and Bryan Woods winning a Saturn Award for "A Quiet Place"

It’s summer, covid is fading, and spirits are high for new beginnings and positivity! And we here at QuadCities.com, as we do every month, are giving you a dose of that positivity with our What’s The Good News column! Every month, we, in conjunction with our friends and partners at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” give you a rundown of some of the positive things going on in and around the Quads. So, what’s the good news for this month? Here ya go… Quad City Arts Metro Arts Is Coloring Moline The Quad City Arts Metro Arts Youth Apprenticeship Program has... Read More

Rock Island Schools Helping Families In Need With Meal Kits This Summer

June 16th, 2021
Rock Island Schools Helping Families In Need With Meal Kits This Summer

Rock Island families can receive meals at no cost to them over the summer. Meal distribution will take place every Monday. The 5-day meal packs are for children 12 months-18 years regardless of income or school district enrollment. There will be a morning and an afternoon meal distribution. Meals must be pre-order by the Friday before. To preorder please call 309-581-2147. Five-day meal packs will be available on Mondays, starting June 7. Denkmann Elementary School –  7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 4101 22nd Ave, Rock Island Longfellow Liberal Arts –  10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. 4198... Read More

Rock Island Center For Math And Science’s Latest Above And Beyond Winner Is Ian Callaway

June 7th, 2021
Rock Island Center For Math And Science's Latest Above And Beyond Winner Is Ian Callaway

Rock Island Center for Math and Science has named their latest winner of the Above and Beyond Award! The announcement was made on the school’s social media, and it said: This is 3rd grader, Ian Callaway. He is our newest recipient of our Above and Beyond Award! He has been an exceptional learner during this crazy school year! Congratulations Ian!    Read More

Rock Island Schools Announce Austin Academic Achievement Awards And Scholarships

May 18th, 2021
Rock Island Schools Announce Austin Academic Achievement Awards And Scholarships

The Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation celebrated the Rock Island High School Top Ten of each class at the Austin Academic Achievement and Scholarship Award night on Thursday, May 13, virtually. More than 70,000 dollars was given out. Congratulations to all the students on their academic success! Top Ten Recognitions Freshman: Ali Al Janab, Maryam Alhamdan, Joseph Allen, Fidelia Awoudi, Alyssa Balandran, Presley Behrens, Jackson Bennett, Addison Bomelyn, Kaytlyn Booras, Kal Boswell, Harrison Braddy, Michael Brose, Christopher Brown, Kylen Brozovich, Delaney Carroll, Briseyda Castaneda,... Read More

Katie Poulos Honored With Rock Island Center For Math And Science ‘Above And Beyond Award’

May 18th, 2021
Katie Poulos Honored With Rock Island Center For Math And Science 'Above And Beyond Award'

Katie Poulos, fifth grade, is this week’s “Above and Beyond Award” recipient for Rock Island Center for Math and Science! Katie has impressed the RICMS 5th grade team with her perseverance and will to excel in spite of this crazy school year. Check back with QuadCities.com as we learn more about future recipients of the award!  Read More

Rock Island-Milan Schools All Going To Remote Learning Through Jan. 18

November 13th, 2020
Rock Island-Milan Schools All Going To Remote Learning Through Jan. 18

The Rock Island-Milan School District is going to Full Remote Learning through January 18, the district just announced. The shift is due to the skyrocketing numbers of covid-19 in the area. The Quad-Cities is the seventh-highest hot spot for new covid cases in the United States. District superintendent Dr. Reginald Lawrence II posted the following on the RIMSD 41 website Friday night: Since our transition to blended learning on Oct. 19th, we have consciously followed the advice and recommendations of the national and local public health experts. The alarming rate at which the COVID-19 virus is... Read More