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BPAC Parent University: Friday, November 17; 6:30pm-8:30pm

Topic: How high school courses prepare students for college/university

The Annual Art Show is Fast Approaching!

Students display their best work at the annual Art Show!

Picture Retakes

Please review information regarding picture retakes.

Celebrate Red Ribbon Week; Say YES to staying Drug Free!

Check out the spirit wear for each day of Red Ribbon Week.

Help Mayra, buy a ticket for Pie in the Face

RLMS is raising money to help Mayra in her cancer fight.  You can help!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Print the conference scheduling document here!

2017 Round Lake Area Chili Supper: Monday, October 16, 2017

Come out for some excellent chili and entertainment while we celebrate character in our community.


6th Grade: STEM Field Trip to CLC

6th grade students get an amazing STEM experience at the annual College Science Day at CLC.

Basketball Tryouts are Approaching!

For more information on boys and/or girls basketball tryouts, see Mr Finan or Mr Skaja.

7th Graders: Do You Want to See Springfield?

All information for the 7th grade field trip to Springfield can be found here.

Community Information Session: DACA Changes; Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Please plan to attend a Community Information Session, hosted by Mano a Mano Family Resource Center, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 7:00pm.

Attendance Week Starts September 11

Let's work together to achieve success in the area of Attendance!

Information for 8th graders Attending the Washington DC Trip



Click here to access the site containing all information for the 8th grade Washington DC trip.  See Mr Skaja with any questions.

Picture Day is Coming!

Picture Day info

Get Your Yearbook Early! Buy Online NOW!

Josten's Yearbook Ordering



Click here to purchase a yearbook online!

Musical Auditions Information

Musical Auditions Information

6th Grade Intramural Basketball is Starting!

6th grade Intramural  Basketballl

See the New Bell Schedule for RLMS



Click here to review the new bell schedule for each grade level!

8th Graders: Informational Meeting for the DC Trip



If you are an 8th grader interested in going on the trip to Washington DC, there will be an informational meeting!


Where: RLMS Cafeteria

Date: Thursday, August 31st

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm


See Mr Skaja in rm 105 with any questions, or to get information if you cannot attend.  You can also email him by clicking here.

Deadline for Registration is Coming Soon - June 30 School Registration Sign

Registration for the 2017-18 school year is due June 30. If registrations are not complete by that time, a $25 late fee will be assessed. This late fee is not a waivable fee.

Onling registration is available at https://skystu.rlas-116.org/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsSky/fwemnu01.w.

Also, all school physicals and records of current immunizations are due to the school office by the first day of school, August 21. If you do not have or cannot schedule an appointment with your regular physician by this time, please contact the Round Lake Area Health & Wellness Center at 847-257-1200 to schedule an appointment.


Incoming high school students looking to learn to cook, garden, and develop their leadership skills: check out the Summer Learn and Grow program!

learn and grow

RLAS-116 Parent, Merced Alfaro, Honored at YWCA Lake County Women of Achievement Leadership Luncheon Merced Alfaro - YWCA
Spring Finale Concert info

spring finale concert

Multicultural Celebration - Special Recognition to Moms

BPAC 05.05.17

BPAC 05.05.17

Information for RLHS Summer Sports Camps

To view the RLHS Summer Camps flier, click here.


To print a copy of the camp registration form, click here.



Volunteer Youth Wanted to Serve as Jurors for Lake County Teen Court

Applications to become a Teen Court juror are due by May 26th

at 4:00pm!

For general information on Teen Court, click here

For additional information on Teen Court, click here

For information on becoming a juror, click here

For the Teen Court juror application, click here






The Book Fair is Almost Here! Shop in School or Online!

The Scholastic Book Fair will be held at RLMS from May 8th-12th.  


If you prefer to shop online instead, you can click here to view and purchase a large selection of books!  The online book fair will run from April 22nd-May 12th.

Check out some GREAT things happening at RLAS-116 in the April 2017 District Newsletter April 2017 District Newsletter

The April District Newsletter is available <here>.

Information for the Chicago Blackhawks Pass It On Challenge

Pass It On

RLMS Robotics Club (WIRED) Wins Engineering/Design Award

Congratulations to WIRED (Wildcats In Robotics, Engineering and Design), Round Lake Middle School’s Robotics team!  The club won the Engineering / Design Award at the 4th Annual Lake and McHenry County 4H Robotics Showcase!  The trophy and certificate are currently on display in the main office at RLMS.  Congratulations to all of the club members (Jose Orduna, Jake Benedict, Louis Patino, Alan Zambrano, Tommy Johnson, Carlos Montoya, Kinai Patino, Lexie Fritzler, Ben Fritzler, Ammon McLane and Dallas Ryan) and their coaches, (Mr. Costa and Mr. Davis)

RLMS Robotics Club

Info for Anyone Interested in Joining Track


Upcoming Art Show

art show

All-District Choir Festival "Harmony": Tuesday, March 14

All-District Choir Festival

All-District Band Festival "Symphonic Travelouge": Saturday, March 18

All District Band Festival

It's Time for Read Across America Spirit Week!

Read Across America

Seventh Grader Samara Woods Top 4 in Spelling Bee Sectionals; Advances to the Area Finals!

Seventh grader Samara Woods represented RLMS in the 2017 Sectionals Spelling Bee competition at Prairie Crossing school and finished in the TOP 4!  

She is advancing to the next round, which is the final competition in the area before the national Bee.  You can support Samara as she competes by attending the competition on Monday, March 13th at College of Lake County.

Congratulations on this achievement, Samara, and good luck!

Students Interested in Entering the Dodgeball Tournament, Find Info Here!


Here is some basic information for those interested in joining the tournament:


Cost:- $1 per player, $6 per team

Teams can be mixed grade and gender

Forms and money are due by Thursday, March 9th

Dodgeball Tournament is Thursday, March 16th starting at 3pm. 


To view the tournament rules, click here.

To access a copy of the permission slip, click here.

February 2017 District Newsletter Released

For the latest District news...

February 2017 District Newsletter

English    Spanish

For proior newsletters, click <<here>>.

Information for the 2017 Robotics Showcase!



To view the information for the Robotics Showcase in English, click here.

To view the information for the Robotics Showcase in Spanish, click here.

PARCC Testing is Almost Here!

RLMS PARCC TentativeTesting Schedule:


(Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers)

Grades 3-8


District Window

March 7 - May 2

Tentative RLMS Dates

6th grade March 8th, 9th and 10th

7th grade March 13th, 14th and 15th

8th grade March 16th, 17th, and 20th

Makeups April 4th to 7th

Dr. Constance Collins Named 2017 Most Influential African American of Lake County

The Chicago People's Voice Newspaper names RLAS-116 Superintendent. Dr. Constance Collins, 2017 Most Influential African American of Lake County!

Dr. Constance Collins, Superintendent

Round Lake Middle School Theatre Presents Dear Edwina Jr - February 17 & 18

RLMS Theatre Presents Dear Edwina Jr

RLAS-116 Board of Education and the Education Association of Round Lake Announce Collective Bargaining Agreement 4-Year Contract Approved

Round Lake Area Schools CUSD #116 Board of Education and the Education Association of Round Lake Announce Collective Bargaining Agreement

The Round Lake Area Schools CUSD #116 Board of Education (“Board”) is pleased to announce that the District and the Education Association of Round Lake (“EARL”) have reached a four-year collective bargaining agreement. The current agreement will expire June 30, 2017. Conversations about a contract rollover began in October 2016. The EARL membership ratified the contract (624 Yes, 31 No) on Thursday, January 19, 2017, followed by the Board’s approval (6 Yes, 0 No) of the agreement at their February 6, 2017 Board meeting.

EARL represents approximately 900 employees, including bus drivers, custodians, health services, maintenance, mechanics, secretaries, teacher aides, and teachers.

The agreement is a rollover from the current contract and includes an increase to the salary schedules resulting in an average increase of 1.9% per year on all salary schedule amounts. In comparison, the current 2014-2017 contract provided an average increase of 0.66% per year.  Teachers and support staff will therefore see about a 4% increase each year over the next 4 years, which is comprised of step and salary increases.

The new agreement will be posted to the District website by Friday, February 17, 2017.

If you have questions about this information, please contact Heather Bennett, Public Relations Officer at

RLAS-116 to Celebrate Black History - Friday, February 24

Black History Celebration Flyer

BPAC/PAC Parent University: Supporting Your Child's Academic Success; Friday, February 3, 6-8pm

BPAC/PAC Parent University 02.03.17

BPAC/PAC Parent University - 02.03.17

RLHS senior, Bobby Rowe, one of 45 to attend All State Music Conference's Future Music Educator's Seminar RLHS senior, Bobby Rowe

RLHS senior, Bobby Rowe, named one of forty-five students selected for this honor

Round Lake High School is proud to announce that senior, Bobby Rowe has been selected to participate in the Illinois All-State Music Conference as part of the Future Music Educator’s Seminar. This seminar was created in an effort to encourage potential future music educators into the profession. Bobby and others in attendance will be mentored and exposed to various aspects of the profession and will also gain insight into the diverse aspects of music education.

Bobby was one of just 45 students selected state-wide, an incredible honor. At Round Lake High School, he serves as president and section leader of the top mixed ensemble, Panther Voices, and plays bass in Symphonic Band and Jazz Band. He also co-leads the extracurricular Men’s Choir as a student director.

Bobby and Round Lake music faculty will join over 10,000 other music teachers and students for the Conference on January 26-28.

If you would like to learn more about the program, please contact Heather Bennett, Public Relations Officer, at hbennett@rlas-116.org or 847-270-9007.


5 Essentials Survey Information-Please Read!


Important Information Regarding 8th Grade Recognition

Click here to view the letter in English.

Click here to view the letter in Spanish.

Come See the 2017 RLMS School Spelling Bee!

Spelling Bee

2017-2018 School Calendar Now Available! School Calendar Available

The Board of Education approved the 2017-2018 School Calendar during their meeting on Monday, January 9, 2017.

<<Click here>> to access the 2017-2018 School Calendar.

BPAC/PAC Parent University: Traits of Successful People, January 27, 6-8pm

BPAC/PAC Parent University Flyer 01.27.17

BPAC/PAC Parent University Flyer 01.27.17

Take a Tour of the Lake County High School Technology Campus - Thursday, January 12, 4:30pm-7:30pm

Tour of Lake County High School Technology Campus

Get to know one of RLAS-116's amazing staff members, Mrs. Micah Evans - D116 Insider

January 2017 District Newsletter Released January 2017 District Newsletter

Access the January 2017 District newsletter <here>!



Show your support for RLAS Fine Arts at Panera Bread-RLB on Monday, December 12!

RLA Fine Arts Fundraiser December 12 at Panera Bread

Check out the fantastic learning that is occurring inside the Round Lake High School Business Incubator Program!

RLMS Winter Concert

winter concert

Girls interested in Volleyball, read this!

volleyball tryouts

Students! Scholastic Bowl needs YOU!

Scholastic Bowl is starting soon!

Winter MAP testing is here! Are you prepared?

With MAP testing here again, we need to remember some important tips to prepare for the tests.

* Get a good night's sleep before taking the test.  Your brain must be recharged in order to function at 100%!

* Eat a healthy breakfast the morning of your test!  This also helps the brain to fully function.

*Go in confident!  Trust your gut, and remind yourself you will do the best you can.

*Re-read questions, passages, and problems, and double check your answers.

*When in doubt, use the process of elimination to get rid of answer choices you know won't work.


To discover some of the benefits of MAP testing, click here.  

Auditions for The Voice are coming!

If you are interested in auditioning for The Voice contest, prepare your song now!  Students will audition before the potential coaches, and the list will be posted shortly thereafter.  Those who made the cut will work with their assigned coach before or after school, preparing for their performance during the assembly on December 21st.

Any questions, see Mrs Kunstman!

Purchase a Video of 8th Grade Recognition! Info Here


To obtain a copy of the Recognition video order form, click here.

Back to School Open House at Round Lake Middle School Friday, August 18, 5:30pm-7:00pm

Round Lake Middle School to host an Open House for all families on Friday, August 18, 5:30pm-7:00pm. 

Join us for the 2017 1:Wonder Showcase on Tuesday, April 11 1:Wonder Showcase Banner

1:Wonder Showcase Flyer - English

1:Wonder Showcase Flyer - Spanish

New & Earlier Start Time for Middle School Students in 2017-18!

Please be aware the both middle schools will have an earlier start time in 2017-18!

Please access the new schedule at http://www.rlas-116.org/userfiles/3/my%20files/school%20calendar/2017-2018%20school%20hours.pdf?id=27036.

2017 Talent Expo - Wednesday, April 19

2017 Talent Expo

Health & Wellness Fair, hosted by Congressman Brad Schneider at RLHS Saturday, August 12

Congressman Brad Schneider's Office will host a Health & Wellness Fair at Round Lake High School, this Saturday, August 12, Noon-3:00pm. 

Join Rep. Sam Yingling for a Fraud Awareness & Immigration Seminar on Friday, April 21

Fraud Awareness and Immigration Seminar 04.21.17

Fraud Awareness and Immigration Seminar 04.21.17

School Supplies List



Click here to view the school supplies list for 2017-2018.  Please remember that teachers may ask your child to have something specific for his/her class that is not on this list.

BPAC/PAC Parent University: Trauma; Friday, April 28, 6:30-8:30pm

BPAC/PAC 04.28.17

BPAC/PAC 04.28.17

Year 3 Initiatives of 5-Year Strategic Plan Approved for 2017-18 Year 3 Initiatives

The Board of Education took action on June 19, 2017 to approve initiatives set in accordance with the 5-Year Strategic Plan. 2017-2018 is Year 3 of the overall plan. You can access the full document of initiatives here.

Administration submits updates to the Board on these initiatives on a regular basis (November, February & June).