RFCSC School Board will be meeting for an Executive Session Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 5 pm in the RFI Learning Center
Congratulations to Ms. Kristina Ralston, River Forest School Corporation's Teacher of the Year! Dr. Pitcock shared these remarks about this exemplary teacher: "Kristina has been in the River Forest Community School District for 11 years as a teacher of Science. She currently also serves as Department Chair for her department. She is a student-centered educator with a tireless work ethic. Students have come to expect quality lessons and full utilization of instructional minutes. She is an advocate for students, parents, and colleagues. Kristina Ralston is one of the educators at River Forest High School setting the pace for student success."
Meister hosted a Virtual Awards Day Program today at 11:30am and we had a lot of families join us live, but if you were not able to do that we, recorded it! Here's the link to watch our program! https://www.loom.com/share/9d675ec3b87d4c33aea8acd2b3e801db
Don’t forget to join our Live Meister Virtual Awards Day presentation today at 11:30am! Just click the link to join. We will record and repost that later if you missed the live presentation. https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71542904205?pwd=dnJNeXZWa0xCVWNVVTFKMTI5MHZWUT09
Our 8th grade farewell is just around the corner. On Tuesday, June 2 from 4-6:30 the staff at RFMS will say goodbye to the class of 2024. The drive around "reverse parade" will take place between the hours of 4 and 6:30. Don't worry, it is not a 2 and a half hour ceremony. Families are encouraged to come any time between those hours. The parade circle will be located in the RF Football parking lot. Students will receive any awards from their academic teachers, winter sports awards from Mr. Wielgus, and receive their official Certificate of Completion from Mr. Horka and Mr. Milenkoff at the end. In practicing social distancing, students and families must stay in their vehicles and staff will only be able to take pictures with students next to their cars. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the main office.
Attention any student who borrowed a chromebook from the middle or high school or needs to return school related items: There will be two dates , Friday, May 29 and Monday, June 1. Both days the times for drop off will be from 9am to 1:30pm and will be at the middle school entrance by the MPR (closest to the river.) If you borrowed a chromebook please make sure to return the chromebook and the charger. Any high school student who is enrolled in summer school may keep their chromebook to use throughout the summer session.
The high school will be offering summer school this year and it begins Monday, June 8 and runs until Friday, July 10. HS summer school will be online using our A+ software, the same system we use for credit recovery. Summer school is open to any high school student who has failed a previous class and is looking to regain a credit. Email up to two choices to Mr. Moore at email@example.com. in.us or Mr. Horka at firstname.lastname@example.org
A final video message to say goodbye to our Meister Vikings! Have a great summer! Click the link to watch! https://youtu.be/ohrwrtpgZg4 A special thanks to Mrs. Wulitich for her creativity and video editing skills!
Hey Middle School! Tomorrow (Wednesday) is the last day to pick up locker bags. Meet me by the MPR (MS entrance) between 9-1. Mr. Horka
Breaking News: RFMS will host an 8th grade graduation farewell on Tuesday, June 2nd from 4-6:30 pm. Students will be encouraged to decorate their cars to drive with their family through the parking lot in between RFE & the football field and say farewell to their teachers and staff. Mr. Horka will give out 8th grade completion certificates at the end! More info will be coming! #WINtheDAY
Happy Mother’s Day Ingots!
Middle School Families, The RF custodial staff has carefully removed the contents of each locker and placed those contents into bags for easy pickup. On Wednesday, May 13 from 9 to 2, parents can pickup their student's belongings in front of the middle school entrance (by the river) near the MPR/Middle School Gym. This is for all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. HS students will go to the front office section of the building by the Ingot. Only legal guardians can pickup locker bags unless a signed note from a parent/guardian expresses otherwise. No exceptions can be made. In an effort to remain contactless, students/families will not be allowed into the building. As each car arrives, a staff member will place the locker bag on a table for pickup. If you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com Thank you, Mr. Horka, RFMS Principal
This is a correction to an earlier post about the achievements of our academic team. We are “Ingot Proud!” We apologize for the error.
Last night, the following RF Ingots were named to the Academic All-Conference team: Rachel Pratchett, Moncerath Morales, Ava Richard, & Eathan Faust. Jim Weitzel & Cindy Forsell were voted Coaches of the Year. Congratulations! I got Proud!
If you have a library book and you’re planning on picking up food this afternoon, Mrs. Barkauskas will have a return box available. Thank you!
We know it’s been a long time since we have all seen each other and laughed together so our Meister staff is sending you some smiles and funny jokes! Check out this link! 😂 https://youtu.be/DzjW4B1HWAo
Attention MS Parents, if your child needs a chromebook to use for elearning, contact Mr. Horka at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a pick up time.
During the Food Drive this Wednesday, we have “Need-a-Read” bags to pass out to RF families while supplies last. These books were generously donated by the Lake Station/New Chicago Public Library! A BIG THANKS to Julie Bradford, our local librarian for her help on making this happen for our district!
Today @suptdrmccormick had to make the difficult decision to close all schools thru the remainder of the year. Our mission remains the same however: to provide the best education possible for the RF community. Together we will remain #IngotStrong. Through the remainder of the year, the RFCSC will conduct online learning every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Para todos los estudiantes de la River Forest HS, MS, Meister, and Evans Elementary schools, los asignamientos por E-Learning (aprendizaje en línea) esta semana serán este Miércoles, Jueves y Viernes .... Y apartir de la próxima semana, y hasta nuevo aviso, serán Los Martes, Miércoles y Jueves... si tiene alguna pregunta, contacte al Director de la escuela Mr. Horka @ email@example.com. via correo electrónico
Hey RFMS! After this week, all future e-learning days will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. If you need help with accessing assignments, contact Mr. Horka at firstname.lastname@example.org
RFMS Families: Stop by RFHS on Wednesday, 4/1 from 1-4 for food pickup! Every child 18 and under who is present will receive 5 breakfasts and lunches!
FAFSA deadlines are approaching soon! Ivy Tech will be here with Praxair to help any students who need help filling out their FAFSA forms. Praxair will be sharing more about their Skills Pipeline program. These opportunities are too good to miss. Tonight from 5:30-7:30 @ RFHS.
Band concert in the HS gym Thursday, March 12 starting at 6pm!
RFCSC Summer School dates: Wednesday, June 3 to Tuesday, June 23. 8am to 12pm daily.
Choir Concert in the HS gym starts at 7pm on Monday, March 9!
Friday, March 13 is the last day of the 3rd Quarter!
Attention Juniors: Praxair will be hosting an Open House on 3/10 from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Round. This session will cover information for admission into the Ivy Tech manufacturing program. If accepted, the costs for the Ivy Tech courses will be completely covered. Students will benefit from small classes, hands-on learning, and gaining manufacturing skills while earning high school and college credits. Light refreshments will be provided at the meeting.
Winter sports are winding down but don’t miss these RF events this week: Inclusion Basketball tonight at Hobart HS, and Boys’ basketball @ Gary 21st Century 2/27 @ 5:30. This Saturday is Turnabout in the JH Multi-Purpose Room @ 6pm. Don’t miss out!
Attention Juniors and Seniors: there will be an informational college visit from Purdue Northwest March 10th during SRT. Sign up in the guidance office ASAP!
We are excited to announce that our Inclusion Basketball team will once again place Hobart High School this year. The second annual Inclusion Basketball game will be held at Hobart High School at 5:00pm, on Wednesday, February 26th. There will be a $1.00 entrance fee. All profits from the entrance fee will be donated to Special Olympics. We hope that you can come out and support your unified athletes as they take on the Brickies of Hobart. A fan bus will be provided for any River Forest students who would like to attend. The bus will leave at 4:30, on Wednesday. Once again, the game is scheduled for Wednesday, February 26th at 5:00pm, we hope to see you there!
On Saturday, February 22nd high school choir students will be at the State Solo & Ensemble competition. Soloists include: Jamie Cruz, Noah Gaddis, Seth Janiszewski, Monce Morales, Teague Sanders, & Marlin Walker. They are joined by the Women’s & Men’s Ensembles. Good luck to all our Ingot singers!
This Wednesday our unified athletes will be playing in our 2nd annual inclusion game. Join us at Hobart High School at 5 pm. Tickets are $1 at the door. All profits will be donated to Special Olympics. Don’t miss this great event!
Special Board Meeting Friday, February 21, 2020 at 5 pm at the Administration Building.
This Saturday night is Senior Night for Boys’ basketball. They will be battling it out with Washington Township at home starting at 5:30 pm. Don’t miss your chance to support our players.
Families of current 6-8th graders, please join us on Wednesday, February 26th at 6:00pm for a 25-minute parent informational meeting! A tour director will be there to meet you and explain more about this once-in-a-lifetime adventure to Washington, D.C. and Mt. Vernon during the summer of 2021. Contact Mr. Witt at email@example.com with any questions. Please consider joining us if you have any interest at all, as there will be FREE pizza! Don't miss out!
Congratulations to Jeffrey Bailey for being a state qualifier in wrestling. He will be representing RF this weekend in Indianapolis. Wish him luck. Jeffrey is Ingot Strong!
School has been canceled for today, Thursday, February 13th. Because of this all students will participate in a eLearning day. Students do not report to school on eLearning days and will be able to contact their teachers to log on beginning at 9am.
Upcoming Study Tables Schedule: Tuesday: 6th ELA/Math; 7th Math; 8th Math Wednesday: 6th ELA/Math; 7th ELA; 8th ELA Study Tables run til 4 pm with late buses daily! #WINtheDAY
On Tuesday, 2/11, RFMS will hold its annual Winter PEP Rally for all winter sports, clubs, and academic teams. Later that evening, the Lady Ingots take on Edison beginning at 5pm in the MS gym!
All schools will be on a two hour delay Thursday, February 6th. Students should be at bus stops two hours later than the normal pick up time. School doors will open two hours later than normal. Elementary schools will not be serving breakfast.
3rd quarter Progress reports for the Middle School will be given to students to bring home on Friday, 2/7. #WINtheDAY
Math Bowl try-outs after school on Thursday February 6. Practices begin 2/11 and will be every Tuesday and Thursday after school.
Good luck to the Girls' Basketball team tonight. They're bringing their best to Wheeler at Knox Middle School at 6 pm for Sectionals. Stay Ingot strong!
Tonight the Boys’ Basketball C Team plays against Hobart at 6 pm at Hobart HS. Come out and support your Ingot team away from home.
Boys' Basketball game tomorrow after school @ Meister...come out and celebrate the hard work of our elementary athletes!
From Ms. Erickson, RF Choir Director: Today at ISSMA vocal solo and ensemble competition six vocalists advanced to the state competition. They are Jamie Cruz, Noah Gaddis, Seth Janiszewski, Monce Morales, Teague Sanders, and Marlin Walker. The Women’s and Men’s ensembles also advanced to State. Those members are... Women’s ensemble: Laci Benain, Trinity Stiles, Selena Lopez, Andrea Flowers, Kira Chance, Mackenzie Wells, Audrey Huskisson, Mya Huskisson, and Hannah Kurgen. Men’s ensemble :Trey Edmaiston, Jordan Cleveland, Matt Charnago, Seth Janiszewski, Noah Gaddis, Jon Wilson, Riley Barrios, Ashton Bailey, and Marlin Walker. Ingot Strong!
Executive Session 4:30 pm and Special Board Meeting, Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 5 pm - RFI Learning Center
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