First semester updates:
October 31, 2014: During the month of October, RIHS had the first intersession between first and second quarter. When the students returned, they adjusted to minor changes in schedules and continued working on skills that would help them be successful in the classroom.
November 30, 2014: The month of November was busy for the PACERS group. Students had the opportunity to visit the new Riverfront campus of Western Illinois University-Quad Cities. They learned about the importance of considering college requirements as freshmen and taking high school seriously in order to be successful! We were so thankful for the opportunity that WIU-QC provided for the PACERS group. Later in November, the students had a service learning opportunity at Skip-A-Long development center in Rock Island. They were able to learn through the use of their leadership skills and give back to an important local organization, as they helped the preschool students complete a classroom activity. We continued working on building skills for academic, personal, and social success. We also enjoyed discussing the topic of: "gratitude and thankfulness," as students prepared for Thanksgiving break.
December 19, 2014 : When the students think of December, they typically think of 2 things: winter break and FINALS. While the students worked hard to get their assignments done and study for tests, they also continued to strengthen skills like staying focused, organized, and responsible. Students were encouraged to meet frequently with Ms. Brandt to discuss their academic progress. Although the students had to buckle down as the quarter drew to a close, we still made sure to have some fun! We celebrated the end of their first semester by visiting QC Family Entertainment for bowling, laser tag, and pizza! We look forward to what 2015 holds for our PACERS students!
Winter Break: Dec. 22, 2014- January 5, 2015 .
First PACERS Meeting: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 .