Last night, the Fall Play cast welcomed residents from Aperion Care to watch the final dress rehearsal of this year's show, Million Dollar Meatballs. The actors appreciated having a small audience for the last practice and they are excited for the final performances! Shows are tonight and Saturdayat 7:00 pm and admission is $5. The cast can't wait to see you there
On Thursday during the mentoring class period we hosted a “financial speaker series” for all of our junior and senior high students. Students were able to pick from sessions on topics such as: insurance, checking/savings accounts, careers in banking, budgeting your money, and credit score/applying for a loan. We were blessed to have speakers from the People’s State Bank of Colfax, Mid-Illini Credit Union, and Miller Insurance Agency donate their time and expertise to our students. Thank you to all these community members for sharing this important information with us!
During the Fall 2015 & Spring 2016, ISU Mennonite College of Nursing placed 7 student nurses in Ridgeview Schools each semester as a part of America's Promise School Project. The goal was to provide nursing students with a blended public health and pediatric clinical nursing experience and assist schools in health promotion, maximizing students' opportunity to learn. The program also emphasized the nursing students being mentors and role models for school children, promoting healthcare as a potential profession.
Nursing students assisted in the school health office and worked with families in health-related outreach experiences under the guidance of clinical instructor, Denise Hammer, MSN, RNC-NIC.
In addition to providing numerous health presentations in classrooms, assisting with the blood drive, vision & hearing screenings, the Smile IL dental program, Jr High PE activities, and PreK Family Fun Night, the students organized and led The Body Walk this spring. The BodyWalk is a FUN, experiential exhibit of the human body designed to educate K - 5th grade students on the importance of the body's systems and functions. Healthy eating and physical activity are continually vital to the growth and development of minds and bodies for students and families to be ready to learn!
Many thanks to the staff, the 26 high school students that helped with the Body Walk, the outreach families, community members, administration and the BOE for their support. As always--team work!
Ridgeview Junior High's entire 7th class attended Bloomington's Construction Career Fair hosted by International Brotherhood of Electircal Workers (IBEW) yesterday. They spent the afternoon working at various stations and learning about apprenticeship's offered by local unions and trying their hands at wiring, pipe bending, laying brick, and finishing concrete.