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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Rich East students attend state conference, two to attend national conference

Earlier this month, 13 Rich East Business Professionals of America (BPA) members attended the 2017 BPA State Leadership Conference (SLC) in Oak Brook, Illinois. The event drew over 1,000 BPA delegates from 40 schools.  The participants from Park Fo...

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

District 163 free preschool program

Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163 provides half day and full day free preschool? programs at Algonquin Early Learning Center, 170 Algonquin St., Park Forest, for students residing within the school district’s boundaries. Families m...

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Posted on: October 5, 2016

League of Women Voters to host school superintendents' forum on Oct. 20

The League of Women Voters – Park Forest Area will host a Local School Superintendents’ Forum on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at Michelle Obama School of Technology and the Arts.

The informational meeting will present a forum of local school superintendents who w...Read on...

Posted on: September 22, 2016

School District 163 to hold parade on Oct. 4

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Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163 will mount a Celebration of Learning Parade for its students and for the community on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 9:45 a.m.

The parade will feature students and the floats they built from all six District 163 sc...Read more »

Click to view the flyer with more details!
Posted on: June 28, 2016

District 163 announces kindergarten and 6th grade registration

Park Forest - Chicago Heights School District 163 has announced registration for kindergarten and 6th grade returning students for the 2017-17 school year. Details are as follows:

What: Kindergarten & 6th Grade Returni...Read more »

Posted on: June 27, 2016

Park Forest recognizes scholarship recipients

Park Forest congratulates the 2016 Village of Park Forest and Park Forest Youth Commission Scholarship recipients who were recognized last week at the Park Forest Board of Trustees meeting:

• Nia Oke-Famakinde | recipient of the Village of Park Forest ...Read on...

Park Forest scholarship information
Posted on: June 15, 2016

District 163 plans annual golf outing

Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163 will hold its 6th Annual Teeing off FORE Education golf outing on Monday, July 11, at Lincolnshire Country Club, 390 East Ridge Road, Crete. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Lu...Read more »

Posted on: May 10, 2016

Michelle Obama School presents musical

Students in the fourth through sixth grades honors program at Michelle Obama School of Technology and the Arts will present “Shrek,” the school’s spring musical, on Wednesday, May 25, at 7 p.m., at Rich South High School.

Posted on: April 27, 2016

District 163 students play basketball game against the Park Forest Police Department

Sixth through eighth grade students in Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163’s after school program, X-STEAM, will play a basketball game against members of the Park Forest Police Department, from 6 to 7:15 p.m., Friday, April 29, at the Michell...Read more »

Posted on: April 11, 2016

Rich East teacher one of 10 selected for Golden Apple Award

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Rich East special education teacher Debra Thomas has received the coveted Golden Apple Award.

Thomas was selected last month as one of 30 finalists to be considered for the award. After a final selection process, the Rich East teacher was chosen as one...Read more »

Learn more about the Golden Apple Award
Posted on: April 5, 2016

Steppin' For Success Fundraiser at Barack Obama School, April 8

The Barack Obama School of Leadership and STEM’s PTO will present the fundraiser, “Steppin’ For Success,” from 7 to 10 p.m., Friday, April 8, at the school, 401 Concord, Chicago Heights.

Open to people who are 21-years-old or older, “Steppin’ For Succe...Read more »

Posted on: July 9, 2015

School District 227 presents Parenting in the 21st Century Conference

Save the Date:

Parenting in the 21st Century Conference

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Matteson Holiday Inn

Featuring Keynote Speaker: Dwayne Bryant

Click for conference details!
Posted on: July 9, 2015

School District 227 registration dates

School District 227 has announced registration dates for the 2015-16 school year. For details, click on the link below.

Click for District 227 registration information!
Posted on: June 10, 2015

District 227 offering free breakfast, lunch program through July 16

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In a continued effort to ensure students receive daily, nutritious meals, the School District 227 is offering a summer meal program, consisting of free breakfast and lunch to students through July 16, 2015.

Students between the ages of 1-18 can eat fo...Read more »

View more details on the program
Posted on: May 12, 2015

Michelle Obama School presents musical, May 21

Michelle Obama School of Technology and the Arts will present “A Night of Gospel and Motown” at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 21, at Bloom High School auditorium, 101 W. 10th St., Chicago Heights.

Tickets for the musical event, which will feature Michelle Obam...Read more »

Posted on: February 18, 2015

Rich East student earns Chick Evans Caddy Scholarship

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Sarah Abbott, a senior at Rich East High School in Park Forest, has earned a prestigious Chick Evans Caddy Scholarship award, and will attend Purdue University in the fall. She is enrolled as Management undecided and plans to concentrate in Information Sy...Read more »

Posted on: February 2, 2015

Brianna Gipson, Rich East Stellar Student

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Brianna Gipson, a senior at Rich East High School in Park Forest, has been awarded the D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolution) Good Citizen Award based upon her leadership, service, dependability, and patriotism.

Academically, Brianna is focuse...Read more »

Posted on: January 30, 2015

District 227 to offer workshop for parents, Feb. 19

School District 227 will host an interactive workshop for parents on Tuesday, Feb. 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the Rich Township High School District 227 Administrative Center, 20550 South Cicero in Matteson.

Parents and District 227 staff will eng...Read more »

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Posted on: December 11, 2014

Rich East Drama Club performance, Dec. 12-13

The Rich East High School Drama Club presents "A Lesson Before Dying" at 7 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13, in the school auditorium.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $3 for children.

Rich East High School is ...Read more »

Posted on: July 30, 2014

School District 163 seeking community partners

Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163 is submitting an application for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant. The School District is seeking community organizations to partner with it in providing after school experiences to improve ...Read more »

Posted on: July 16, 2014

Registration open for 3rd Annual Parenting in the 21st Century Conference

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On Saturday, August 16, School District 227 will host the 3rd Annual Parenting in the 21st Century Conference at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Matteson, IL. Parents may log on to www.rich227.org to register for the free conference. Breakfast and ...Read more »

Posted on: May 14, 2014

Zach Abbott, Rich East Stellar Student

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Zach Abbott, Rich East Stellar Student

This is another in a series of stellar students from “The Class of 2014” at Rich East High School in Park Forest, Ill. All students were given a series of the same questions. All responses are in their exact wor...Read more »

Posted on: May 9, 2014

School District 227 names new superintendent

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School District 227 announced Tuesday the appointment of Dr. Carole Collins-Ayanlaja as the new, permanent Rich Township High School District Superintendent.

Dr. Ayanlaja formerly served as the Chief Academic Of?cer for the Hartford Connecticut public ...Read more »

Posted on: April 17, 2014

District 163 board approves reconfiguration of schools

The Board of Education approved Superintendent Joyce Carmine’s recommendation to reconfigure the District schools, which includes the creation of a magnet center in two schools for the opening of the 2014-2015 school. The schools will house the following ...Read more »

Posted on: April 11, 2014

District 163 to discuss reconfiguration proposal at April 14 meeting

A preliminary proposal to reconfigure Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163’s schools for the 2014-2015 school year will be discussed during a Parent-Community Informational Meeting at 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 14, at 21st Century Preparatory Cen...Read more »

Posted on: April 4, 2014

Matthew Wagner, Rich East Stellar Student

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This is another in a series of stellar students from “The Class of 2014” at Rich East High School in Park Forest, Ill. All students were given a series of the same questions. All responses are in their exact words, except for minor editing for content and...Read more »

Posted on: April 3, 2014

Rich East Drama Club to Present "A Tribute to the Lion"

The Rich East High School Drama Club will present "A Tribute to the Lion" at 7 p.m. on April 3, 4 and 5 in the school auditorium theater, 300 Sauk Trail, Park Forest. Tickets are $5 for seniors, students and children, and $10 for adults. All don...Read more »

Posted on: March 31, 2014

Janiah Jones, Rich East Stellar Student

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This is another in a series of stellar students from “The Class of 2014” at Rich East High School in Park Forest, Ill. All students were given a series of the same questions. All responses are in their exact words, except for minor editing for content and...Read more »

Posted on: March 28, 2014

School District 227 to hold superintendent candidate forums

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Rich Township High School District 227 is hosting three community-wide forums with candidates up for the position of superintendent. Attendees may participate in the question and answer portion of the meeting.

Each superintendent candidate will have a...Read more »

Posted on: March 27, 2014

Prairie State College to hold Veterans Services Fair

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The Prairie State College (PSC) Student Veterans Center is hosting a Veterans Services Fair from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, April 9, in the Conference Center on the college’s main campus, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

The event feat...Read more »

Posted on: March 21, 2014

Rich East's Elyse Terrazas goes to Nationals in Business Professionals of America competition

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Rich East junior Elyse Terrazas will be attending the 2014 Business Professionals of America Nationals Competition in Indianapolis, Ind., April 30-May 4, after her second-place finish in legal office procedures at the recent state BPA competition in Oak B...Read more »

Posted on: March 21, 2014

Rich East-Rich South team to win Illinois College Advising Corps Scholarships

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Three Rich East seniors and three Rich South seniors recently teamed together to each win a $1,000 college scholarship at the recent Financial Literacy Bowl, sponsored by the Illinois College Advising Corps and was hosted by the University of Illinois-Chi...Read more »

Posted on: March 19, 2014

India Borjas, Rich East Stellar Student

This is another in a series of stellar students from “The Class of 2014” at Rich East High School in Park Forest, Ill. All students were given a series of the same questions. All responses are in their exact words, except for minor editing for content and...Read more »

Posted on: March 24, 2014

Lakeya Woods, Rich East Stellar Student

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This is another in a series of stellar students from “The Class of 2014” at Rich East High School in Park Forest, Ill. All students were given a series of the same questions. All responses are in their exact words, except for minor editing for content and...Read more »

Posted on: February 28, 2014

Alexus Williams, Rich East Stellar Student

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This is another in a series of stellar students from “The Class of 2014” at Rich East High School in Park Forest. All students were given a series of the same questions. All responses are in their exact words, except for minor editing for content and spac...Read more »

Posted on: February 25, 2014

Forest Trail hoops wins IESA tournament

The Forest Trail eighth grade youth basketball team won the 2014 Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) Boys Basketball State Tournament on Feb. 21 to finish the season 27-1.

The Forest Trail Wolverines started the season strong with a record of...Read more »

Posted on: January 20, 2014

Rich East student one of six in Illinois up for award

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Zach Abbott, a Park Forest resident and Rich East High School senior, has been nominated
for the prestigious U.S. Presidential Scholars Program award.

Abbott is among six students from across Illinois -- three boys and three girls -- who have been no...Read more »