November 22, 2017

Moline Elementary Schools Art Show October 2017

On October 18th Art Students, Families and Art Teachers Jim Sheese, Tauwon Taylor, Kayla Dixon, Elizabeth Nache, Sarah Dembosky from Moline Elementary Schools came together to honor their students.  For more pictures from the special evening click here

 

Regional Superintendent, Tammy L. Muerhoff, Message

Welcome back to a new school year! I can hardly believe that Summer has concluded and a we’re off to a new year.  Wishing you and your students a fantastic year!

A Friendly Reminder!!!

Educator licenses will lapse on September 1 of the last year of the renewal cycle if not       renewed. If your license expired as of June 30, 2017, then be certain to log in to your ELIS  account and renew prior to September 1, 2017 in order to avoid paying a $500 penalty or completing 9 semester hours of coursework along with any applicable deficient professional development hours. Licenses not registered (fees not paid for registration) by January 1 will lapse. A lapsed license will only be reinstated by a $500 penalty fee being paid or by 9        semester hours of coursework being completed.

Middle School Endorsements Changing to Middle Grade Endorsements

Based upon recent legislation, there will be changes to the Middle School Endorsement process. They are as follows:

  • Any educator who holds a Junior High (5-8 or 6-8) endorsement issued prior to July 1, 1997 can continue to teach that endorsed area.
  • Any educator who holds a middle school subject area endorsement issued July 1, 1997 or after can continue to teach in that endorsed area.
  • Educators can apply for a middle school subject area endorsement through transcript evaluation under the current endorsement structure through January 31, 2018. If the educator does not meet the requirements for that endorsement, they will have 2 full fiscal years plus the remainder of that current fiscal year to remove any deficiencies for the endorsement to be issued.
  • Educators who currently hold a middle school subject area endorsement will be able to add a subsequent middle grade endorsement under the new endorsement structure that will take effect February 1, 2018 without needing to complete a state approved middle grade educator prep program.
  • Educators who currently hold a K-12 or Pre-K-21 teaching endorsement will be able to add a middle grade endorsement without needing to complete a state approved middle grade educator prep program.
  • Educators will be able to take coursework to add subsequent middle grade endorsements at any regionally accredited college or university in Illinois or out-of-state.
  • Beginning February 1, 2018, all new middle grade endorsements will require 24 semester hours of coursework which will include 3 semester hours of methods, plus the content area test.
  • Specific content tests have been developed in core areas for middle grade math, science, social science and language arts to be implemented during the spring of 2017.
  • Under the new middle grade endorsement structure, a General Middle Grades test will be required, in addition to the current subject area content test if the educator is seeking an endorsement outside the 4 core areas of math, science, social science or language arts
  • It is anticipated that the new General Middle Grades test will be available early spring of 2018.
  • The General Middle Grades test will be waived if the educator has taught for one year in grades 5-8.
  • The General Middle Grades test will also be waived if the educator has passed the Elementary/Middle Grade (110) test.
  • If an educator is teaching two or more subjects at the middle school, the educator needs to be fully licensed to teach in their major are of assignment and may now teach a minor area of assignment if they have taken 6 semester hours of coursework in the subject area (previously 9 hours).
  • ISBE no longer requires a Junior High or Middle School endorsement in order to teach in a departmentalized 5th grade classroom.If you have questions surrounding licensure, please do not hesitate to contact Brandi Schwanke at   brandi.schwanke@riroe.com or 309-736-1111. 

Student Loan Forgiveness: An archived webinar is available by ISBE to provide educators with the information regarding federal and state opportunities for Student Loan Forgiveness. http://isbe.net/licensure/html/webinar_archive.htm#t-2funds160518

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Regional Superintendent Jodie Atteberry

 

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year. I hope you have enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing summer. Our work together this past year has brought collaboration and unification on many levels. With the start of the 2017-18 school year, I’m excited to continue our work together.

The 31st Annual  “CURRENT EVENTS CONTEST” sponsored by the Rock Island   County Regional Office of Education and Tammy L. Muerhoff, Rock Island County      Regional Superintendent of Schools, was held at Woodrow Wilson Middle School in May.

The 8th grade winners were as follows:

1st Place – Torin Kovach, Woodrow Wilson Middle School

2nd Place – Hailee Wasson, Seton Jr. High

3rd Place – Gage Mowry, Seton Jr. High

The Rock Island County Regional Office of Education and Tammy L. Muerhoff are excited to be hosting this event again in the spring.

ECO CAMP

ECO Camp is taking registrations now, for Friday, September 22, 2017. Also, the spring session has openings for a couple of groups on Thursday, April 26 and a couple on Friday, April 27, 2018.

It’s been a wonderful experience being able to attend such an outstanding event for our local students. Last year during the Fall & Spring sessions we had three schools representing over 195 students.

Some of the unique experiences for students have included: Professional biologists,   forestry experts, soil scientists, and a nature preserve ranger are just some of the  leaders who share their expertise with students who attend ECO-CAMP.  Students and their teachers travel the trails of Loud Thunder Forest Preserve to learn about forestry, soils, prairie, and/or wetlands from the experts.

Also, this field experience has direct application to the Illinois Learning Standards, including Illinois history.

Please contact Julie @ julie.cox@riroe.com or at 309-736-1111 for further information.

I look forward to the opportunity to serve the schools, staff and students of Rock Island County.

 

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” 

Henry Ford 

 

 

Illinois Heart Rescue High School CPR & AED Kits

Illinois High School students will be able to learn CPR with new equipment thanks to Illinois Heart Rescue and WorldPoint.  As part of their mission to train as many Illinois residents as possible, Illinois Heart Rescue, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing survival for cardiac arrest, has teamed up with WorldPoint, an American Heart Association distributor, to create kits.  Each kit includes 4 durable manikins, an AED trainer and materials for the teacher including pre-post test.  Please fill out the following form and submit to check out a kit from the ROE today to train your students.

District Job Openings for 2017-2018 School Year

Job-vacancy-postingThe following is a list of job openings that the Regional Office of Education has been given the information for and agreed to posting for the districts who have submitted them to us. Please note that there is every possibility that there are several more job openings out there that are not posted here.  For district job openings please refer to each district website where they would list their openings either on the home page or sometimes in a link under “human resources”.  All applications/resumes are through the district that has the opening, the ROE does not accept any applications/resumes for these jobs!

 

For openings at RIROE go to:  Early Childhood

 

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Full-Time Temporary:  District Assistance Team Coach

Duties:  Provide direct support to build capacity to improve supports to schools, specifically in persistently low-achieving districts.  Use data analysis and strategic planning to assess district needs and provide technical assistance in implementing initiatives in alignment with the plan.  Provide strategic coaching to build capacity in the use of effective continuous improvement systems of support.

Qualifications:  Master’s degree in education or education related field.  Experience in coaching, system improvement, curriculum and instruction, data analysis, and/or multi-tiered systems of support.

How to Apply:  Submit cover letter, resume, and list of references to :  Dr. Linda Oshita, Boone/Winnebago Regional Office of Education, 300 Heart Blvd., Loves Park, IL 61111

Salary/Benefits:  Based on 220 days (active TRS) $77,044, federal grant funded.

Email:  loshita@kidsroe.org for more information

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BLACK HAWK AREA SPECIAL EDUCATION

  • SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST JobID: 188
  • Position Type:  Student Support Services/Psychologist
  • Date Posted: 6/2/2017
  • Date Available:  08/16/2017
  • One Full-Time School Psychologist beginning of 2017-2018 School Year
  • For more information and to apply go to click here

 To check for other openings please click here

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EAST MOLINE DIST. #37

  • Grade 7 Middle School Math Teacher (Glenview Middle School, East Moline)
    Prior math experience, such as classroom teaching or student teaching, required. Must be skilled at teaching in a team atmosphere, this person will have responsibilities within the building as part of a Professional Learning Community.  Must be adept at building relationships and maintaining high academic and behavioral standards for all students.  Click here for more information on this job opening and how to apply.
  • Grade 5 Middle School Math Teacher (Glenview Middle School, East Moline)
    Prior math experience, such as classroom teaching or student teaching, required. Must be skilled at teaching in a team atmosphere, this person will have responsibilities within the building as part of a Professional Learning Community.  Must be adept at building relationships and maintaining high academic and behavioral standards for all students.  Click here for more information on this job opening and how to apply

Other openings may be available in the East Moline Dist. 37 but these are the ones that we have information on for information on all Dist #37 job openings please click here

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HAMPTON DIST. #29

Junior High Language Arts Teacher
Must have an Illinois Teaching License with a Middle School endorsement.  Please submit resume, credentials and references to Hampton School, 206 5th Street, Hampton, IL 61256

 Classroom Aide/Paraprofessional
This position includes some recess, lunch and bus duties.  Requires a paraprofessional license.  Please send resume and references to Hampton School, 206 5th Street, Hampton, IL 61256

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ROCKRIDGE DIST. #300

Other openings may be available in the Rockridge School Dist., please click here for more information/possibilities.

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SHERRARD DIST. #200

Varsity Softball Coach JobID: 602 
Position Type:   Athletics/Activities/Coaching
Date Posted:  6/14/2017
Location:  Sherrard Senior High

COACHING VACANCY SHERRARD JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL  2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

VARSITY SOFTBALL COACH

Salary-Per contract stipend

The applicant must be ASEP certified and some prior coaching experience is preferred.

Qualified applicants should apply on-line at www.sherrard.us

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Please contact Michael Applegate (Activities Director) if you’re interested.

applegatem@sherrard.us

309-593-2175
Ext #3

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Social Studies Teacher JobID: 587 
Position Type:  High School Teaching/Social Studies – History
Date Posted:  3/27/2017
Location:  Sherrard Senior High
Date Available:  08/17/2017
DATE:            MARCH 27, 2017RE:                  TEACHING VACANCY –HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIESSherrard Community Unit School District #200, Sherrard, Illinois, has an opening for a High School Social Studies Instructor at the Sherrard High School, Sherrard, Illinois, beginning the 2017-2018 school term.Qualifications for this position are based upon state qualification requirements as established by the STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.  Illinois State Teacher’s Certificate is required.  Minimum requirements for State Certificates are required.

Tim Wernentin
Sherrard High School Principal
4701 176th Avenue
Sherrard, IL  61281

www.sherrard.us

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Special Education Paraprofessional  JobID: 601
Position Type:  Student Support Services/Teacher Assistant
Date Posted:  6/6/2017
Location:  Matherville Intermediate
Date Available: 08/21/2017
Additional Information:  
FROM:            SHERRARD COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #200DATE:            JUNE 6, 2017SUBJECT:      SPECIAL EDUCATION PARAPROFESSIONALSherrard Community Unit School District #200, Sherrard, Illinois, has an opening for a Special Education Paraprofessional for the 2017-2018 school year. The paraprofessional position is 6 hours per day @ $10.60 per hour.

Qualified applicants should apply on line at www.sherrrad.us

Polly Dahlstrom, Principal
1376 252nd Street
P.O. Box 639
Matherville, Illinois  61263

Equal Opportunity Employer

Other openings may be available in the Sherrard District, please click here for more information/possibilities

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SILVIS DIST. #34

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OUR LADY OF GRACE CATHOLIC ACADEMY, 603 18th AVENUE, EAST MOLINE, IL
Contact:  Joan Leonard, Principal @ 309/755-9771 

 

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Alleman High School, 1103 40th Street, Rock Island, IL
Contact:  David Hobin, Principal @ 309/786-7793

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CAMELOT OF THE QUAD CITIES, 3601 69th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265
Contact:  Debra Singley, Principal @309/517-6330 X11

 

Camelot offers a complete benefit package including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Short Term Disability
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Life Insurance (including a company paid policy)
  • Company paid Long Term Disability
  • Accident and Critical Illness Coverage
  • 401k
  • Vacation Leave & Paid Sick Time
  • Up to 46 days of Paid Holidays

How to Apply:  Please apply online at:  www.cameloteducation.org  or direct link to job at:    http://atsod.com/j/s.cfm/9SF

Contact:  Please email hr@cameloteducation.org if you have any questions.

 

 

2017 Wilson Middle School Art Show

On May 24, 2017 Tiffany Denys, Art Teacher, and 7th & 8th Grade Students from Wilson Middle School were honored for their artwork.  To view pictures from this event click here

CONTIG Results

The 35th annual CONTIG contest, held on February 21, 2017,  was a huge success.  (for more pictures click here)

Congratulations to the overall winners in each grade:

4th Grade

1st place – Ali Ehrhardt – Andalusia, Rockridge School District

2nd place – Hailey Ross – Jordan Catholic

3rd place – Jesus Munoz – Our Lady of Grace

 

5th Grade

1st place –Deepak Badri – Bicentennial, Moline School District

2nd place –Dawson Peterson – Riverdale, Riverdale School District

3rd place – Jackson Bennett – Earl Hanson, Rock Island School District

 

6th Grade

1st place – Macy Walston – Riverdale, Riverdale School District

2nd place – Grant Sibley – John Deere, Moline School District

3rd place – Iris Reynolds – Jordan Catholic

A huge thank you goes out to Woodrow Wilson Jr High for hosting both events and for all the teachers and family members who continue to support and volunteer during these events.

 

Moline Elementary Art Show 2016-2017

img_3913On November 29 & 30 students and Art Teachers from all the Moline Elementary Schools came out for a special art show at the ROE.  Click here for more pictures

2017 Educator License Renewal

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It’s that time of year again; renewal/registration is upon us. For those of you who have a renewal date of 2017 you may do so anytime between April 1 – June 30, 2017. As most of you know ISBE has went paperless so everything is done online through your ELIS account.  We have added some documents to our website to help guide you through getting into your account.  Please go to www.riroe.com click on the “Teacher Resources” tab, then click on “ELIS User Manual”, use this manual as your guide to ELIS.  You will need to enter all of your Professional Development (PD) before you will be able to renew/register.

ISBE has added some “How-to-videos” to help you through the processes of navigating your ELIS account; how to create your account; how to update; how to renew, etc. click here for videos.

*Please remember that if you are up for renewal/registration and do not register/renew your license by June 30th, if it is set for renewal, this will lead to an expired license with all expired licenses lapsing on Sept. 1, 2017. Once a license has lapsed it will cost $500.00 plus your PD hours or 9 semester credit hours to renew. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at brandi.schwanke@riroe.com or by calling 309/736-1111.

Here are a few links to some documents that may lend you some guidance. (these links will be available when the information is ready)

Renewal 2016-2017   Retired Renewal FY 2017   Entering PD in ELIS April 2017

Updated

 

 

Middle School Endorsements

New rules are coming February 1, 2018 on Middle School Endorsements.  To get the full information on what they are please click here  for those of you hoping to get this endorsement before the new rules please note that the RIROE will be offering the 2 Aurora University courses to fulfill that requirement this summer.  Please click here for more information on signing up for those courses.

 

ParaPro Assessment Test at RIROE

parapro_header_logo_140x72What is the ParaPro Assessment Test?
The ParaPro Assessment Test measures the skills and knowledge in reading, writing and math possessed by prospective and practicing paraprofessionals.  It also measures their ability to apply those skills and knowledge when assisting in classroom instruction.  It was designed to satisfy the requirements of the federally legislated NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT.

Who Takes the Test?
If you are going to apply for a paraprofessional educator license you must have a high school diploma or GED; and must meet one of the following requirements:

  • have completed at least 60 semester hours of credit from a regionally accredited institution
  • hold an Associate/Bachelor degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • completed and earned the following scores on the Work Keys test:  Reading for Information (4), Writing/Business Writing (3), Applied Math (4)
  • Or you must present an official score report from Educational Testing Service (ETS) showing a score of 460 or higher on the ParaPro Assessment Test

How, Where and Who?
The test takes approximately 2 1/2 hours to complete and is completed on the computer.  Test subjects include: reading, writing, and math.  There are 90 multiple choice questions, approximately 2/3 of which focus on basic skills and knowledge.  The remaining 1/3 focuses on applying skills in the classroom and the complete test questions are given in English.

Registration, Cost, Results
To register for the ParaPro test please contact the ROE at 309/736-1111.  The Cost for this test is $65 cash or you can use a debit or credit card for a cost of $68.00.  You will be able to access, view and download scores after the test but official score reports will be mailed to test takers approximately 2-3 weeks from the date of the test.  If you do not pass the ParaPro Test you must wait upto 21 days before you can retake it.

ISBE Licensure Fees
You must go to www.isbe.net click on “ELIS” create an account for a ParaProfessional License and fill out the application.  The cost of the license on ISBE is $101.75 ($100 for license and $1.75 card fee) then once you have been approved for the license you must submit your high school diploma and either a official transcript showing your 60 or more semester hours; or Associates/Bachelors Degree; or test results from either the ParaPro Assessment test or Work Keys test.  Don’t forget once all of this has been approved you must register your license in the county that you are going to be working in!  There is a fee of $51.75 for registering your license ($50.00 for license and $1.75 card fee).

Click here for help to register for your ParaProfessional License