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BPAC Parent University: Friday, September 15; 6:30pm-8:30pm

The District's Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee will host its first Parent University of the 2017-18 school year this Friday, September 15; 6:30pm-8:30pm.

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.

D116 Insider: Molly Hennig

Get to know an exceptional member of the RLAS-116 team, Molly Hennig, 5th grade teacher at Ellis Elementary School

RLAS-116 Board of Education Announces Vacancy

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

Donation of Books & Supplies Wrapping Up

Due to the amazing support of the larger community, our District has received over 100,000 books of boxes full of school supplies! The collection of these donations will conclude September 1.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the outpouring of support. Thanks to YOU, our school libraries will be furnished with a wide array of interesting materials for kids and families will receive extra support with the availability of school supplies.

Murphy Elementary Air Quality Report Now Available
Solar Eclipse Information

Dr. Collins comments on the August 21 Solar Eclipse.

Registration Deadline for Before/After School Care - Saturday, July 29
Free Family Movie Event / Before-After School Care Registration Event - July 14

A Free Family Movie Event will be held for all families on Friday, July 14. The Lego Batman Movie will be presented. Bring your own blankets and snacks.

Date: Friday, July 14
Location: Round Lake Area Park District 814 Hart Rd, Round Lake
Time: 6:00pm Open House; 7:00pm Movie Time

Please note that location has been moved from Ellis Elementary School to the Park District gymnasium and the time has been changed to 6:00pm.

Football Camp Starts Monday, July 10!

Attention anyone interested in playing football this season. Football Camp starts this Monday, July 10th, at Round Lake High School. Camp is for all athletes, 9th - 12th grade. Meet in upper gym at 8:00 a.m. You do not need to be preregistered to attend, athletes could sign up at camp.

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.

 

Graduation Ceremony Update - Scheduled for 7:00pm

Attention 2017 Graduates:

 

At this time the Graduation Ceremony is moving forward as originally scheduled.  We are closely monitoring the weather and will send further communications out at 4:30 pm this evening if the ceremony is postponed or delayed. 

RLAS-116 Parent, Merced Alfaro, Honored at YWCA Lake County Women of Achievement Leadership Luncheon Merced Alfaro - YWCA
Top Notch Healthcare Companies Select RLHS Students for Summer Internships
Elementary Scholars Present to the Board of Education

RLAS-116 Elementary Scholars present a year-end review of their 1st year of implementation. What a great start to the program!

The Board presentation can be viewed at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicItemDownload.aspx?ik=40507275.

Elementary Scholars

RLAS-116 Board of Education Seats Members Following April Election

Congratulations to our re-elected Board of Education members, Mr. Kevin Daniels, Mrs. Peg Larson, Mrs. Jennifer Klingler and Mr. Michael Francisco!

Board Oath of Office for Reelected Members

Board Oath of Office for Reelected Members

Murphy Elementary's Sommer Khi Sodexo Future Chef Champion

Congratulations to Sommer Khi for winning the 2017 Sodexo Future Chef Competition!

Sodexo Future Chef

Sommer's Grab & Go Comfort Cookies

Recipe:

  • 2 Ripe Bananas
  • 1 Cup Oats
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • Dried Blueberries
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Dark Chocolate

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Peel bananas and mash until there is a runny consistency
  3. Stir in oat and cinnamon
  4. Scoop mix on baking pan in small piles then flatten the top with a spoon
  5. Place fruit on top before baking
  6. Bake for 25 minutes
  7. Melt chocolate
  8. Drizzle chocolate on top
  9. Enjoy!
Performance Extremity wins Business Incubator Pitch

Performance Extremity wins $2500 Business Incubator seed money to kickstart their business! Congratulations Gabriel Soto-Miranda, Vanessa Castro, Christian Hernandez and Abel Ruvalcaba!

Business Incubator Winner

RLHS Business Incubator Pitch Night - Tuesday, May 9, 7:00pm at the RLHS Theater!

Business Incubator Pitch Night

Multicultural Celebration - Special Recognition to Moms

BPAC 05.05.17

BPAC 05.05.17

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
847-270-9007.

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

January 2017 District Newsletter Released January 2017 District Newsletter

Access the January 2017 District newsletter <here>!

http://www.rlas-116.org/Content2/182

 

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

Flood Updates
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. 

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.

 

RLAS-116 Education Foundation to Host "Mummy Son Spooktacular": Saturday, October 28

Moms and sons (grades K-5) - come out for a night of Spooktacular fun!

D116 Insider: Matt Rosenberg

Get to know an exceptional member of the RLAS-116 team, Matt Rosenberg, teacher assistant at Round Lake Transition Center

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

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

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

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

Hispanic Heritage Celebration: Friday, October 20

Join students from across the District as we celebrate our Hispanic cultures. This year's theme is "Day of the Dead".

 

Public Hearing: School Improvement Days November 6, 2017

The Board will review a request to modify The School Code with respect to the number of School Improvement Days in the School Calendar on November 6.

Round Lake Area Exchange Club Dedicates Freedom Shrine to Raymond Ellis Elementary School

The Freedom Shrine is a display of historical documents photographically reproduced from the originals and permanently laminated to individual non-warping plaques.

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

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).

D116 Insider: Frank Ranalli

Get to know another one of RLAS-116's amazing staff members!

RLAS-116 Recognizes 2017-18 ISBE Those Who Excel Award Winners

This year's award winners represent the District, Ellis Elementary School, John T. Magee Middle School, Round Lake Middle School and Round Lake High School. Read on to learn more about each of the winners!

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

ALL-STATE MUSIC CONFERENCE TO FEATURE FUTURE MUSIC EDUCATOR’S SEMINAR
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

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Round Lake High School #76 in Illinois and #2267 in Nation!
Elementary Scholars - A Year in Review

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

Early Education Center Achieves Award of Excellence

The Highest Recognition to Early Childhood Programs by the State of Illinois

2017 School Report Cards Now Available

The 2017 School Report Cards have been released by the Illinois State Board of Education.

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

BPAC/PAC 04.28.17

BPAC/PAC 04.28.17