Community Partners in Education July 10th Event

RLAS-116 & Round Lake Area Exchange Club Co-Sponsor Senior Event at Oak Hill Supportive Living Community

Newly appointed Round Lake Middle School 8th Grade Mentor students joined a group of seniors from the Oak Hill Supportive Living Community in Round Lake Beach this afternoon for some games of BINGO. 20 students and 15 seniors attended the event.

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The students created the design and selected the colors for their T-shirts

Mentor Club sponsor, Diane Gleeson stated, “I am always so proud of the students that participate in this club. I think they got as much out of this event today as the seniors did. Just watching the smiles appear on the faces of all in attendance and seeing the special connections that were made means so much. Making these community connections is so important.”

Matt Skaja, 6th grade S.S. teacher and Diane Gleeson, 7th grade L.A. teacher
Matt Skaja, 6th grade S.S. teacher and Diane Gleeson, 7th grade L.A. teacher

The Round Lake Middle School 8th Grade Mentor Club will consist of 70+ students this year. The group is responsible for several important school/community projects throughout the school year. Some of these events include 6th grade orientation, welcome back dances, honor roll nights, open house, etc.

RLA Exchange Club
RLA Exchange Club

The newly adopted RLAS-116 5-Year Strategic Plan includes a strong focus on student leadership and involvement within the community. All of our schools will be participating in similar community outreach events this school year through a Community Partners in Education program established by the Round Lake Area Exchange Club and the District. The Round Lake Area Exchange Club has committed to funding the Community Partners in Education program.

RLA Exchange Club provided the munchies
The Round Lake Area Exchange Club provided the munchies

The students who participated in Friday’s event were (in no particluar order):
Brian Falytn, Neyda Garcia, Madison Knuth, Sonali Masih, Cecilia Moreno, Karina Sanchez-Ortiz, Juanita Silva, Kassandra Sotelo, Nayeli Arellano, Charlie Burton, Jennifer Estrada, Tatyana Gustason, Cristina Huerta, Machenzie Koch, Ashley Rodriguez, Josh Shuman, Cheyenne Vleck-Domo, Jazmin Davila, Jayda Delatorre, and Emily Hernandez.

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