Reavis thanks the Junior Achievement Program and Robert Morris University for their #RoadrunnerPride in providing a day filled with lessons on financial literacy and responsibility! The mission of Junior Achievement is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Students learned about topics that ranged from balancing a check book to city planning and development. Over 25 student volunteers from Robert Morris instructed the lessons with the help of the Reavis staff to all classrooms. Reavis students enjoyed how the volunteers were able to relate the content of the lessons to their current field of study as well as real life experiences.
Congratulations to the Reavis Girl's On The Run Team for accomplishing their 5K practice run along with their family members that will be running with and supporting them on the November 23rd 5K marathon in Downtown Chicago. There will be well over 100 other participating Chicagoland schools at the event. In addition to the marathon training, all 24 girls completed a 12 week course on self appreciation, kindness, and leadership. THANK YOU to all of the Reavis staff and family members that volunteered their time over the course of the 12 week program!
Thank you State Representative Marcus C. Evans, Jr. for visiting Reavis as part of the "Principal for a Day" program and showing your #RoadrunnerPride! Rep. Evans visited the LRC during Makerspace Monday and had the opportunity to see STEAM activities taking place such as coding, engineering, and virtual reality. In addition to this, Rep. Evans spoke to students and staff during the day as well as observed some student project presentations.
One lonely, cold black swallowtail caterpillar was found in the Reavis E.A.R.T.H. garden. We rescued him to keep him warm and gathered his favorite food, parsley. He will grow and form into a chrysalis, winter-over in our habitat, then emerge this spring and be released. Students were excited to help support his life-cycle!
Reavis 4th Grade Teacher Mrs. Rhodes works with one of her students during a writing lesson using strategies from the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) program. The program teaches students to break down information they have read into key word outlines and rewrite utilizing their own words, thoughts, and interpretations.
Reavis students and families had the opportunity to meet their teachers, see their classrooms, and learn about the school's various programs, resources, and student opportunities at Open House the evening before the first day of school. Thank you to all of the families, community organizations, and teachers for a great start to the 2019-2020 school year!
The Reavis GOTR enjoyed celebrating all the hard work they put in this season and showing off part of their community project. A huge thank you to our wonderful Ms. Gayle White who made/gave each girl a personalized cup and helped with our fundraiser. Remember any girl in 3rd-5th can join the Girls on the Run program and learn life lessons while training to run in a 5k. We'll be starting up September 2019 for next season!!
The 4th graders in Mr. Cieplucha's class at Reavis completed their science unit on Earth's resources and landforms on Friday, May 24 and erupted a volcano in class! During the unit, each student got a chance to create their own volcano while learning about the causes and effects of volcanic eruptions on Earth.
The Reavis April/May 2019 Newscast is here!
Through the Dart Grant Reavis received last year, we purchased an Opcom Hydroponic Grow Wall! It has 5 rows with 15 spots for plants for a total of 75 plants. The water runs up the side of the Grow Wall, fills the tube, and after a few minutes it goes back into the holding tank. The students soaked their sponges in water; added lettuce, spinach, and basil seeds; and put them in special cups with slits to allow roots to grow. About a week later we see sprouts!
During Dr. Seuss Week, Reavis students were treated to special guest readers. Superintendent Dr. Schilling (yes that's Dr. now!) read "The Cat in the Hat" to Ms. Hughey's and Mrs. Mota's kindergartners before playing bingo with third graders Jayden Maxey, Tyler Baker Bennett, and William Henderson. The pieces were shaped like green eggs and ham!
Reavis students enjoyed the experience of entrepreneurship during the Mini Mall with their families and friends. Students created their own business plan, advertisement posters, as well as received an official framed business license provided by the PTA. Thank you to all the parents for getting involved and helping your children understand and work with the concept of business development, customer relations, and making change. Students enjoyed the experience of financial success and were even able to utilize some of their profits to contribute to the economic development of their friends businesses!
Reavis 4th grade students in Mrs. Martinez's class did a great job researching with technology in celebration of Black History Month. Students chose to write about influential people in history such as Frederick Douglass, Jackie Robinson, and Martin Luther King Jr. They utilized their research as well as creativity to create poster boards for a classroom presentation and display.
Thank you to all of the Reavis 3rd/4th grade students, teachers, and families for participating in this year's annual "December Round the World" Holiday Concert! A GREAT BIG thank you to the District Elementary Music teacher Mrs. Stephens for preparing the students and providing a great opportunity to showcase their musical talent.
On Tuesday, November 27, Reavis fourth grade students enjoyed "Agriculture in the Classroom" presented by Mrs. DeLaurentis. The program is sponsored by the Cook County Farm Bureau. In addition to learning about the science of growing crops, students enjoyed hands on activities, explored the many careers in Agribusiness, and connected vocabulary words such as hydroponics and container gardening to the E.A.R.T.H. Program.
Hundreds of Reavis students and their family members enjoyed a great night at the annual PTA Trunk or Treat event. Parents, teachers and community members decorated their trunks and passed out candy, toys, comic books and memories to students and their siblings. The PTA also provided fresh popcorn to everyone that attended. A BIG THANK YOU to the Reavis PTA and all who participated in helping to host this event for our school community.