Reagan Middle School offers an after school program to help students with homework completion. The Program is run by Mrs. Mills and Mrs. Ackerson Monday through Friday from 2:15 to 3:00 in room # 210. The program does not run on half-days or school holidays. Transportation needs to be provided by the parents on days that your student attends Homework Club as busses do not run at 3:00. Homework Club is self-directed with staff available to give one on one help to students who get “stuck” while completing their work. The staff can also assist the students in getting their work organized. Staff will help students communicate with teachers in order to find out what work they have due and what missing work they may still need to turn in. Please contact Mr. Bullock, Mr. Magnafici or your school counselor to get your student enrolled in Homework Club.
On November 25th, 2013 200 6th graders, teachers, and chaperones loaded on to charter buses and headed in to the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, for their annual field trip. Students had an exciting day of taking a hands-on approach to the many exhibits the museum has to offer. Among student favorites were the “Science: Storms” exhibit, and the “Baby Chick Hatchery”. This field trip is many of the student’s first exposure to the city of Chicago. For some, looking out the widow of the bus, and seeing the skyline and city landmarks were just as exciting as the museum itself. Funding for this trip was generously provided by the Dixon PTO.
At this time of the year we believe it is better to give than receive, so all 7th graders brought in wrapped candy and cookies to share with area nursing homes and assisted living homes. Students created 200 Snowman Bags to hold the goodies during class and then made sure the bags were delivered to Lee County Nursing Home, Heritage Square, and Liberty Court. We want to thank the entire 7th grade for their generosity. The residents were thrilled that young people remembered them during the holidays!
Reagan Middle School is hosting an intramural volleyball program. Students entering grades 5 and 6 are invited to join! Participants will be randomly assigned to teams consisting of both 5th and 6th grade students. Players and parents will be contacted by the individual team coaches as to practice and game time/schedules. Teams will begin practicing at RMS the week of August 27th, 2012. All practices and games will be held at RMS. Teams will begin playing games the week of September 10th and conclude on September 28th, 2012. 5th grade students who practice after school may ride the bus shuttle from Jefferson to Reagan.
Our Global Project 2012 is coming to its conclusion, but will surly continue next year. We have had a great experience with this project and hope it will be as successful in the following years. We’ve raised a grand total of $1674.00. A big thanks is owed to all of the people who helped us make a change: Immanuel Lutheran; Dezine and Scudders, who helped with our project T-Shirts; our own Builders Club, who helped with our school dance; all of the students who helped with the bake sale; as well as private donors. With the money we’ve raised we plan to buy from Heifer International the following animals to send to Africa: heifer, goat, pig, sheep, flock of chicks, tree seedlings. Also, a large sum of our profit will be donated to the Dixon Food Pantry to help locally. Again, we’d like to thank everyone who helped us get where we are today, showing that anyone can make a change. Our gratitude to those is never ending.