The 2018-2019 Superintendent's Student Advisory Council (SSAC) has been busy this school year. The council consists of 15 students who represent our high schools in RPS 205. The students have been working on several initiatives to increase community service among their peers. The council decided that they wanted to bring a smile to senior citizens by making birthday cards. They reached out to Welsh Elementary School, and the Welsh students made the birthday cards. The SSAC delivered 150 homemade birthday cards to Alden Park Strathmoor Rehabilitation and Health Care. They visited residents with March birthdays and presented them with the card.
SSAC student Madie Miller said, "residents had a big smile on their face and loved it. So that made me happy. We want to go back in April to hand out birthday cards again."
The extra cards will be left at the facility to make sure that birthday cards are distributed each month to seniors. This is a great way to celebrate some of our community's senior citizens and give students the opportunity to lead and collaborate.
The ribbon cutting is at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, followed by a community open house until 5 p.m.
Bricks from New Milford Elementary School will be available to the public starting Monday, Aug. 26.
Rockford Public Schools will receive $1.6 million more than originally estimated for the current fiscal year and school year according to new information from the state.
Auburn High School officials introduced Milwaukee native Jason McClelland to several players and their families on Friday as their choice to lead the girls basketball program in the coming year.
The Chicagoland Summer Showcase, a boys basketball tournament featuring top talent across several states, brought in nearly $650,000 in economic activity to the region.
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