RCS In The News
Expansion Begins at RCS
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Rockford Christian Schools welcomes 82 students from 12 different countries to study in the Stateline, now the school hopes to bring in even more.
The school hopes a major expansion with an indoor recreation facility, a center for the arts and a residence hall will bring in more international students from countries not represented at the school already.
Wednesday, the school marked the launch of their expansion plans. Rockford Christian Schools Superintendent Randy Taylor says this is the green light to begin finding more students.
"All the things that we've done was preparation for this day where all agreements have been finalized and now we are ready to recruit students," says Taylor.
Taylor says the fitness and art centers should be open by August of 2018. He expects the residence hall will be completed during the next school year.
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First Midwest Group; The Puri Family Gift Land to Rockford Christian Schools
Donation of land first step in a single Rockford Christian Schools Campus
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - Rockford, IL: Rockford Christian Schools today announced a donation of eight acres of land valued at $2.7M by First Midwest Group and The Puri Family to Rockford Christian Education Association. The donation of land, located on Bell School Rd., is adjacent to Rockford Christian Schools’ existing facilities and represents the first step toward the vision of a single PreK – 12 Rockford Christian campus.
First Midwest Group and The Puri Family have been generous benefactors for Rockford Christian Schools over the years. They co-donated with Randy and Jane Reese the land for the original school as well as two acres for the Diane Bertrand Science, Technology and Humanities Center. Rockford Christian Schools is just one of many educational institutions and initiatives supported by First Midwest Group and The Puri Family.
“We are truly blessed and grateful to First Midwest Group and The Puri Family for their ongoing support and commitment to our vision of setting the standard of excellence for faith-based, college-preparatory education for the nation and world,” said Randy Taylor, superintendent of Rockford Christian Schools. “While there is much work to be done to make our dream of a single campus and new elementary school a reality, this donation of land is invaluable as we work toward that goal.”
The gift of land to Rockford Christian Schools comes just a month after the school announced plans to build an Indoor Fitness and Recreation Facility, a Center for the Arts, and a residence hall to enhance the college-preparatory experience. While the two plans are unrelated, they both point to exciting momentum, energy and enthusiasm around Rockford Christian Schools.
Top Ten finalists for Illinois Tollway Map Art Competition
Brandie Haas (10) and Sophie Riley (12) were TOP TEN finalists in this year's Illinois Tollway Map Art Competition! Students in Illinois counties that the tollway serves were eligible to enter. The 2018 theme is the 200 year Illinois Bicentennial. The top four students received prizes and gift cards for art supplies, and the first place winner's artwork will appear on the 2018 Illinois tollway map.
Brandie's illustration of a blue Illinois and Sophie's of famous Illinois icons.
Hillary Noakes-WREX Athlete of the Week
American Chemical Society Award
Three students from RCS were honored at the American Chemical Society Rock River Chapter meeting on Tuesday, April 25th. Approximately 60 students from five area high schools competed in this year's event. Sean Liu and Matt Yan were recognized for having the highest scores from Rockford Christian.The top three students in two categories, first year chemistry and AP, were also honored (and received a cash prize)! For first year students, Cal Granite scored in third place. For AP students, Sean Liu was the highest score.
Congratulations to the Rockford Christian chemistry team, "The Absolute Zeroes: Nothing Cooler!" who competed this past Friday at Loras College in Dubuque, IA in a chemistry olympics competition. Team members Meili Aiello, Jessica Burns, Samuel Peng, and Amanda Wang took home the third place overall trophy and a total of $4000 in scholarships from Loras College. A total of fourteen teams competed in Game Night Medley, Solution Density Race, Titration Race, Solution Identity Race, and Chemistry Jeopardy. We were also treated to a tour of Loras College labs and heard from Dr. Nicholas Stanek on the importance of studying chemistry.