Cross Country Practices. July 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24 and 31 , August 3, 5, 7 and 10 from 8:00 - will finish between 9:30 and 10:00. These practices are optional.
Boys Baseball Practices. July 14, 16, 21, and 23 from 6:00 - 8:00. Tryouts July 27 and 28 from 6:00 - 8:00. Team practices July 29 and 30 from 6:00 - 8:00. Parent Meeting July 30 at 7:30.
Girls Softball Practices are July 14, 16 from 3:00 - 4:30. Tryouts are July 20 and 21 from 3:00 - 4:30 Team practices July 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 from 3:00 - 4:30 Parent Meeting July 23 at 4:30
Just a reminder that we have a few Rome yearbooks left for those who might be interested. The softcover books are $14.50. Hardcover books are $20.75. If interested, please call the office at 266-7214 x102 so that we can hold one for you.
8th Grade Parents - We now have Iconik picture forms for those of you who would like purchase graduation photos. You may come to the office to pick up a form or they will be available in the gym on graduation day. Payment is required at time of picture.
Graduation is Wednesday, June 10th 2:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Thursday, June 11th 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Please find your times on the list provided this week during supplies pick up.
***IMPORTANT 8th Grade Information for HS Cheer/Dance*** This is a message from Linda Kueker. "I am one of the cheer coaches at Mt. Vernon High School. We are trying to get the word out to incoming Freshmen about tryouts for the cheer and dance teams. We want to get a message to all 8th grade students about our Facebook page named Mt. Vernon Rams Cheer and Dance. Go to the page & leave a message for us indicating what team you would like to try our for and leave your contact information. We are currently in the planning stages for 2020-2021 tryouts, and the page will be updated as we have more information."
We will be ordering t-shirts for our 8th grade students. The order form is attached and will also be mailed home The students shirt will be paid for by the money they raised for their class trip. Any other shirts ordered should include payment. You can turn these in on Monday, May 4th when we deliver the last remote learning packets.
*****SAVE THE DATE***** We will be holding an 8th grade Graduation on June 11, 2020. We still aren't sure what this will look like yet. It will depend on whether the "Stay at Home" order has been lifted or not and if so what stipulations come with it. We will let you know by the last day of school what the plans will be. Go Rome Hornets!
Good afternoon from your Rome Superintendent. Today we have received the news from the Governor and State Superintendent that schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This is not the news we hoped for, but the safety of our children and community is priority number 1. With this announcement, I would like our families to know that we will continue our Remote Learning Packets and meals through the last Thursday in May. When the Governor announces the end of the stay at home order we will be able to make a decision about a possible graduation ceremony in June or July. Please know we are working diligently to provide the services our students need. If your family needs additional meals please let is know ahead of time so we can provide them. Stay safe. Mr. Estill
Due to COVID 19, we will be having our April 21st Board Meeting through the use of Zoom. If you would like to attend, please request the invitation from Mr. Estill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents and Guardians, please look for the letter that was sent home today with updated information about Spring Break. After receiving confirmation from the State Saturday evening that these are officially Act of God days, we are able to put our Spring Break back to the regularly scheduled dates. The Jefferson County Schools at this time are going to continue as planned with our current calendars. Break will be April 6-13.
We have now been informed that we will return on the Tuesday, March 31! Sorry for the confusion, but the Governor has made two different statements. Due to this situation Spring Break will now be Friday March 20-March 27. April 6-13 will now be regular student attendance days.
IMPORTANT We have just received word from the Governor that we must close school from Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 27 returning on school at this time on Monday, March 30.The Governor office has stated this date may change. We are to remain posted for more information.
Rome Administration and Staff would like to congratulate Mrs. Anne Brands on her promotion as the Pre-K Special Education Coordinator for ROE 13. After serving our students for 18 years this is sad news for Rome, but a great opportunity for Ms. Anne. She will be starting her new role on March 9th with Ms. Tana taking over as the substitute for the remainder of the school year. Best of Luck to Ms. Anne!
The 5Essentials Survey is open for all our Rome Parents and Guardians. The survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of our school. To take the survey, please use the following link: https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ Thank you!
Rome Board of Education and Administration would like to announce that Mr. Stephen Phillips was approved as the new Superintendent at the regular board meeting last night effective July 1, 2020. He is coming from Mulberry Grove CUSD 1 and we are all excited about this choice.
Rome Staff and administration would like to share our appreciation for the Rome Board of Education and their stellar governance on this School Board Members Day. Thank you Amanda McKee, Kelly Tinsley, Wes Schumm, Steve Down, John Burkett, Micheal Kroeschen, & Aaron Woodrome.
Congratulations to our first Extraordinary Employee of the Month - September, recognized by our Board of Education at our September Board Meeting. We are pleased to recognized Celeste Brumbaugh for her hard work each day making meals for our students and for her efforts to insure healthy and safe eating for ALL students.