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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>.

Get to know another one of RLAS-116's amazing staff members, Mrs. Michele Hawksworth - D116 Insider



Click <here> for more D116 Insider videos!

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

February 2017 District Newsletter Released

For the latest District news...

February 2017 District Newsletter

English    Spanish

For proior newsletters, click <<here>>.

JTMMS Wrestling - 2017 Conference Champions

Congratulations to the JTMMS 2017 Wrestling Conference Champs!

Conference Champs

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

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

RLA Fine Arts Fundraiser December 12 at Panera Bread

Round Lake High School Students Experience a “Real-World” Election Process Mock Election
Another Chance for a Tour of the Newly Renovated Round Lake High School; Sept 30

RLHS Panther Cheer Team to Host Car Wash Sept 3

RLHS Offices Will Open Today for Registration 1:00pm-3:00pm - Please Enter Through Door 30 (Student Parking Lot in Back of School)
AuthorFest @ Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center - Saturday, July 30, 10AM-4PM
RLHS Color Guard Car Wash - July 23

RLHS Band Car Wash July 9 - Benefits Fine Arts Boosters

United Way of Lake County coordinates volunteer project with AON at Pleviak

Thank you to United Way of Lake County and AON for an amazing volunteer project at Pleviak Elementary!

For more pictures - https://www.flickr.com/photos/uwlakeco/sets/72157669490307291

Support RL Fine Arts at Wendy's on Thursday, June 9

Google’s Expeditions Pioneer Program Visits RLAS



RLMS's Connor Lee Takes 5th Place at State - 7th Grade Shot Put

Round Lake Area Public Library 2016 Summer Reading Club (June 4 - July 30)

Summer Meal Program - Info Now Available
RLAS Students to Participate in Geek Squad Summer Academy
Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser to Help Support District Family - May 13, 2016

Buffalo Wild Wings will host a fundraiser event on Friday, May 13 to help support a District family who recently lost their home to a fire.

Print this flyer and bring it along for lunch or dinner this Friday! 15% of all pre-taxed food sales (less alcohol and promotional discounts) from any guest that presents this fundraising ticket will go to the family.

<<May 13 Fundraising Ticket>>

Show your support for RLAS Fine Arts at Panera Bread-RLB on August 24!

Print flyer <<here>>.

Meet & Greet / School Supply Drop Off - August 19 3:30pm-5:30pm
You're Invited to the Round Lake High School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Aug 29, 5:00pm

First Day of School - Monday, August 22
RLHS Fine Arts 5K Color-A-Thon - Sept 18

BPAC/PAC Parent University: Understanding Children Development Sept 23, 6-8pm

2-Hour Late Start on Tuesday, September 6
October 19 - Testing Day for Freshmen & Sophomores / No School for Juniors & Seniors
2-Hour Late Start on Monday, November 14

Monday, November 14 is a 2-hour late start for students. School start times can be viewed at http://www.rlas-116.org/userfiles/3/my%20files/calendar/2016-2017%20school%20hours.pdf?id=21165.

RLAS-116 District Art Show - Tuesday, November 15, 6-8pm

RLHS Presents its Fall Play: Middletown; Nov 17-19

January 2017 District Newsletter Released January 2017 District Newsletter

Access the January 2017 District newsletter <here>!



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

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

RLHS Teacher, Kayla Wilke, Receives 2016 Annie Award
RLA Education Foundation Fun Run/Walk - Oct 8
College of Lake County Partners with RLMS to Promote STEM Careers - 320 6th Graders from Round Lake Middle School to Visit CLC for STEM Day!
Beach Elementary Students Get a Sneak Peek Into Careers that May Await Them
RLAS-116 to Celebrate Black History - Friday, February 24

Black History Celebration Flyer

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

Beach Student Selected as All-Star Winner of Breaking Barriers Essay Contest
Board of Education Vacancy - Accepting Applications

Round Lake Area Schools
Community Unit School District 116

Board of Education Vacancy

The Round Lake Area Schools CUSD #116 Board of Education is accepting applications to fill a vacancy resulting from the resignation of Ann Welk.

The individual selected will serve on the School Board from the date of the appointment to April 30, 2017.

RLAS-116’s mission is Ensuring Educational Excellence for Everyone.

Applicants for the Board vacancy must be: a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age, a registered voter, and a district resident for at least one year.

Applicants should show familiarity with the Board’s policies regarding general duties and responsibilities of a Board and a Board member, including fiduciary responsibilities, conflict of interest, ethics and gift ban. The Board’s policies are available at www.rlas-116.org.

Letters of interest and resumes should be sent to and received by Dr. Constance R. Collins, Superintendent of Schools, at 884 W. Nippersink Rd, Round Lake, IL 60073 by Friday, August 19, 2016.

Office hours are 7:45am to 4:15pm Monday through Friday.

Purchase a "Hamilton" t-shirt to help support the RLHS Theater program - orders due by Sept 9

The RLHS Theatre is selling SPIRIT WEAR inspired by the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton”. T-shirts, long sleeve Ts, and lady’s cut shirts are available in red or blue with our Hamlet/Hamilton logo on the front. Shirts are available until September 9 and will be delivered the last week of September to RLHS or to your home. Please visit www.booster.com/roundlaketheatre to purchase a shirt and show your support. All proceeds will go to offset the cost of our productions.


Come out to support your RLHS Cheerleading team - Wendy's Night (RLB) Monday, August 29, 5-8pm

Secondary (Grades 6-12) Parent University - Jodee Blanco Anti Bullying Activist "It's NOT Just Joking Around" - October 11, 6pm-7:30pm @ JTMMS Gym

BPAC/PAC Parent University: Road to College Friday, November 4, 6-8pm

Support Round Lake Fine Arts - "Eat at Wendy's" on November 10, 5-8pm

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

Village Elementary Students Compete in 'Battle of the Books' Village Battle of the Books Winners

Village Elementary had their first Battle of the Book for the 3rd through 5th grade students. Over 30 student participated! Students teamed up in groups of 5 to read a total of 10 books. Each student was responsible for reading a selection of books to be able to answer questions about their designated selection. The teams then competed against each other using Kahoot. Two elimination rounds were done before the final round. Congrats to our Village School Winners!

Thanks to the RLAS-116 Education Foundation for helping to sponsor this program!

2017 Talent Expo - Wednesday, April 19

2017 Talent Expo

Google’s Expeditions Pioneer Program Coming to RLAS
2016 Hispanic Heritage Celebration Scheduled for Friday, October 14; 6:00pm-8:00pm

Congrats to the RLHS Boys Soccer Team - 2016 Northern Lake County Conference Champs!

Join us in celebrating our School Board Members on School Board Member Day - November 15 School Board Member Day
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

RLAS-116 Education Foundation to Host Daddy Daughter Dance: Saturday, February 25

Print form <<here>>

Daddy Daughter Dance

Daddy Daughter Dance

2017-18 Kindergarten Registration/Screening Apr 25

Please enter through Door 9.

Parents will need an email address in order to register their child for Kindergarten. In efforts to expedite the registration process, parents can register online prior to attending the screening (dates listed below). Please note that parents can set up a free email account via Gmail at www.google.com.

Brand new students to the District can register at https://skystu.rlas-116.org/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsSky/skyenroll.w.
Returning students to the District can register at https://skystu.rlas-116.org/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsSky/fwemnu01.w.

Kindergarten Registration Flyer - English

Kindergarten Registration Flyer - spa

RLHS Students Receive Superior Rating at American Association of Teachers of French Competition

Congratulations to RLHS juniors, Kristal Angeles and Analeidi Barrera who received Superior ratings for their performance on Saturday at the American Association of Teachers of French’s speaking competition at Elmhurst College.

Congratulations to 3 RLAS-116 Schools for Ranking in the Top 10 for Attendance Week 2016!

Congratulations to W. J. Murphy Elementary School, John T. Magee Middle School and Round Lake Middle School for ranking within the Top 10 schools in Attendance Week 2016!

Village Elementary Students Learning Life Skills Through the Game of Golf
Coach Tellez Honored by IHSSCA! Coach Hugo Tellez

The Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association honored Round Lake's Coach Hugo Tellez this week. Coach Tellez has won 100 games as the Head coach of the Boys Soccer Program. Congratulations to the program and Coach Tellez!

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

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.


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

13th Annual Chili Supper - Monday, October 17; 5-8pm

New Students to District Can Now Register Online!

Are you a new family to the district and need to register your child for school? You can now do so online at https://skystu.rlas-116.org/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsSky/skyenroll.w.

School Environment Matters: RLAS-116 Administers Illinois 5Essentials Survey to Improve Student Learning
Round Lake High School Announces 30 Illinois State Scholars RLHS Announces 30 Illinois State Scholars
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.

Congratulations to the RLHS Varsity Winter Guard on their 1st Place Class SRA win in the MWCGC Championships!

RLHS Winter Guard

Virtual Summer Learning Program Available for Students Grades K-5

Attention Alumni! Come join in the Homecoming fun by joining the 2016 Alumni Homecoming Marching Band or Choir

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

RLAS-116 Earns Pathway to the Meritorious Budget Award ASBO
Northern Lake County Conference Begins its Inaugural Year

27 Round Lake High School Students Join Brand New College Ambassadors Program

Round Lake High School continues to build upon its recent successes targeting increasing the graduation rate and preparing its students for college and career by implementing a brand new College Ambassadors Program. 27 Round Lake High School students, who have been a part of the College Prep Group since January 2016, have been selected for this inaugural group.

The Round Lake College Ambassadors will gain knowledge on the different aspects of the college search and application process, including financial aid and scholarship basics. Besides using this knowledge to pursue their own college goals, College Ambassadors will also help their fellow classmates to do the same by informing them about all the wonderful opportunities available to them.

The College Ambassadors, who will be easily identified by their bright yellow shirts on days that have an important deadline or event, are intended to be a go-to resource for their peers by promoting upcoming events and deadlines, as well as directing their peers to the various resources available both here at the school and elsewhere (online, etc.). The College Ambassadors will utilize various forms of communication including social media, text, and word of mouth, to encourage and motivate their peers to become engaged in the college planning process.

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.

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

BPAC/PAC 04.28.17

BPAC/PAC 04.28.17

IHSA Concussion Resource Video Available to Parents