MOLINE, ILLINOIS (March 19, 2019) — The first show in the new Bartlett Performing Arts Center is happening this week. The media will get a sneak preview of "Meet Me in St Louis" Wednesday, March 20, 6:30PM. Students and their directors will be available for interviews at the new center and then they will perform the show beginning at 7PM.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (March 11, 2019) — Moline High School is having a World's Fair this Saturday, March 16th, as a fundraiser for the upcoming musical, "Meet Me in St Louis"!

There will be carnival games, prizes, food, face painting, and even balloon animals! Tickets are 2 for $1.00 at the ticket booth in the Bartlett Performing Arts Center Lobby. Don’t miss out on this day of fun!

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (March 5, 2019) — Edison and Washington Junior High Schools in Rock Island competed in the Regional Math Counts competition at Bettendorf Middle School on February 6. Edison took first place with the team of: Jackson Bennett, Charlie Conner, Avery Flactiff, and Ricardo Mendoza. Six of the Edison team members were in the top ten with Jackson Bennett taking 1st place overall.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (February 28, 2019) — The Spring Forward staff and board is extremely grateful to the Quad Cities community for stepping up and supporting our families. In March, we will celebrate the 30 + partners who bring high quality curriculum and activities to our after school, summer and family literacy programs.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (February 8, 2019) — The theatre program at Moline High School offers rigorous classes in Stagecraft and Acting, and every year the students, teachers, and parents produce 5 productions, compete in Speech and Theatre Events with IHSA, and participate in festivals and workshops across the state. All who are involved grow in communication, collaboration, and theatre technique.

The Edison Junior High School Leadership Squad, a 4-H Club through the University of Illinois Extension and the 21st Century - Lights ON For Learning programs will be helping to decorate the Milan Animal Shelter on Monday, December 3rd from 3:00-4:00 p.m.  The students will also be bringing toys they made to the shelter. 

Thanks to the combined efforts of the St. Ambrose University Occupational Therapy and Physician’s Assistant students and faculty, as well as the staff and volunteers at Spring Forward, more than 50 adults and children from all walks of life will share a meal and celebrate diversity.  The traditional Thanksgiving feast is being held on Thursday, November 15th at 6:00 pm at the Church of Peace in Rock Island. 

Big Tables – Talking About Our Kids

Spring Forward Learning Center Executive Director will host two Big Tables to discuss our community’s children. The two tables will host parents, grandparents, educators, nonprofit leaders and others.  

Big Table – Our After School Kids

Thursday, April 19, 5:30 pm

Rock Island Center for Math and Science

(Rock Island, IL) Approximately 25 refugee families from eight countries speaking eleven different dialects will gather Thursday, December 14th for a fun-filled day of traditional Christmas activities.  The day, organized by Spring Forward Learning Center teachers, begins at 9:30 am with cookie decorating followed by a 10 am visit from Santa Claus at the Church of Peace (1114 12th Street Rock Island).

Get out and enjoy the Great River Trail on December 10th then come into Duey’s Corner Tap for BRRunch. Our friends at Duey’s are donating brunch with the hope you’ll donate $10 toward Spring Forward Learning Center’s end of year giving campaign.

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