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Rivermont Celebrates Theatre in Our Schools Month PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brittany Marietta   
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 13:27

March is Theatre in Our Schools Month!

The American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) designated March as Theatre in Our Schools Month to advocate and celebrate the benefits of theatre education.

Rivermont Collegiate Middle School Play

Comic Book Artist by Pat Lydersen

Performances: Saturday, March 9th & Sunday, March 10th at 2:00 p.m.

 
REP. SMIDDY INVITES RESIDENTS, EDUCATORS TO SPEAK UP AT ADVISORY COMMITTEE PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rep. Mike Smiddy   
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 13:05
PORT BYRON, IL – State Rep. Mike Smiddy (D-Hillsdale) invites residents to an upcoming meeting of his Education Advisory Committee on Tuesday, March 26 from 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM. The meeting will be held in the Riverdale High School library located at 9622 256th St. North, near the intersection of County Hwy 36 and 94th Ave. North, in Port Byron.

After spending the afternoon at Riverdale to speak to social studies classes and sit in on teachers’ meetings, Smiddy will meet with educators, administrators, parents, and local education advocates to discuss the state’s education policies and share ideas on state legislation. The meeting is open to the public.

“As the husband of a public school teacher, I know that the challenges that educators face in the classroom are immense and complicated,” Smiddy said. “Meeting with interested members of the community to collaborate with each other on these issues gives us all a better opportunity to improve the quality of education for our students.”

Smiddy is seeking local feedback on a number of legislative initiatives under consideration by lawmakers, including legislation he recently introduced in the House to establish a process for out-of-state border students to receive in-state tuition rates at Illinois’ public institutions. House Bill 2967 gives the State Board of Higher Education the authority to review such requests on a case-by-case basis to put Illinois universities on a level playing field as border students consider their higher education options.

“We have to continually find new and creative ways to expand educational opportunities for students from preschool to college,” said Smiddy. “This bill gives us another opportunity to attract bright students to our state and strengthen our public university system.”

For more information or to RSVP, contact Smiddy’s constituent services office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (309) 848-9098, or toll-free at (855) 243-4988.

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Samuel Kuznetsov Inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lynn Bacon   
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 16:41

KERRVILLE, TX (03/04/2013)(readMedia)-- The Schreiner University Chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta welcomed Samuel Kuznetsov of Bettendorf, IA into the Freshman Honor Society at the February induction ceremony held at the Floyd & Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center. Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society recognizing students who have achieved outstanding scholarship status during their freshman year at the college and university level.

Schreiner University is an independent coeducational liberal arts university related by choice and by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). For more information, visit Schreiner's website at www.schreiner.edu or call the Office of Admission at 830-792-7217.

 
Kindergarten Round-Up at Rivermont PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brittany Marietta   
Friday, 01 March 2013 15:13

Discover Kindergarten at Rivermont!

When: Friday, March 8 – 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Families are invited to join us to learn all about what makes Rivermont Collegiate’s Kindergarten so special. This informal setting
is the perfect opportunity to meet the teachers, discover what to expect as your child advances to Kindergarten, and hear about Rivermont’s unique philosophy. Lunch will be provided from the Rivermont cafeteria. Students are welcome to attend and may either eat lunch with their parents during the presentation or join our current Junior Kindergarten students in supervised care.

What Makes Rivermont Kindergarten Unique?

Subject-specific teachers in science, foreign language, music, art, & library

Wide variety of field trips & events extend learning beyond the classroom “Centers” facilitate socialization & development of teamwork skills Science curriculum focusing on exploration into insects & spiders, solar system, color & light, and more
Foreign language curriculum including songs, games, & cultural celebrations creates a language-rich environment

Please RSVP by Thursday, March 7th
Rachel Chamberlain, Admissions Director
563-359-1366 ext. 302 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
Loebsack Office Now Accepting Service Academy Nominations PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Vonnie Hampel   
Friday, 01 March 2013 15:10

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that his office is now accepting applications for nomination to the U.S. Service Academies for the class entering in the fall of 2014.  Loebsack is able to nominate ten Iowans for each Academy, with the final selection for admission made by the individual Academy from that group.

“As a military parent with kids who attended the Naval Academy, this process is very personal to me,” said Loebsack.  “I look forward to nominating our future leaders and encourage all interested students to apply.”

Our nation’s Service Academies offer educational opportunities for young people interested in military service.  Students can specialize in a variety of fields at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, or the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point.

Additional information on the selection process can be found on Loebsack’s website: www.Loebsack.house.gov. Please contact Katie Kluever, Loebsack’s Academy Coordinator, in his Davenport office at 563-323-5988 with any questions.  Katie can also be emailed at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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