- About Rutledge
What is a word worth? Ask some of our 4th and 5th grade students. They created displays to "sell" their selected words. Parents, staff, and students throughout Rutledge Hall, and even a few from Todd, came shopping.
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Lincolnwood Turkey Trot
Approximately 20-30 students participated in the Lincolnwood Turkey Trot. We are so proud of all of their efforts!
Posted on Monday, November 24, 2014
Veterans Day Assembly
Veterans of our community were honored at an amazing assembly. Beautiful poems were read and songs sung to honor their service to our country.
Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2014
5th Grade Experiences Pioneer Life at The Grove
During the end of September, each 5th-grade class at Rutledge Hall visited The Grove in Glenview to experience pioneer life in 1856. Students' hands-on activities included candle making, churning butter and cooking. They also learned about rope making, tin punching and weaving at the Historic Kennicott House.
The field trip is a unique experience that is a tradition at Rutledge Hall. The program is operated by the Glenview Park District and is aligned to state learning standards in social studies of gaining understanding of individuals and the history of Illinois.
The Grove was a designated National Historic Landmark in 1976 and was the home of visionary horticulturist and educator Dr. John Kennicott. His accomplishments include an exhibition of his specimen collection at the Smithsonian and the founding of the Chicago Academy of Sciences, according to the park district's website.
For more photos, view the slideshow, taken Sept. 24.
Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Reinforcing positive behavior is part of school culture
Professionals Believe In Students! No, this is not what the acronym PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) stands for, but it is certainly the case in District 74!
PBIS is the system we use to maximize academic and social behavior outcomes for students ensuring they are successful, respectful, responsible, and safe.
On Thursday, August 21, we kicked off our program by rotating classrooms through 10-minute stations led by specialists and teachers to remind students of school expectations including everything from appropriate bus behavior to using manners with the lunch ladies.
Subsequently, we finished off the first week with a PBIS ‘pep’ assembly at the end of the day where it was Principal Carmody, gym teacher Brandon Koenig, and art teacher Debby Barabasz vs. students Caleb K., Jack M., and Aiden D. in a heated game of PBIS Jeopardy.
After responding correctly to questions such as, “What is the first thing you do when you get on the bus?” (Put on your seatbelt!), the students easily took home the victory, creating an energizing atmosphere for all!
Our PBIS program continues throughout the year with students earning both class awards and individual ‘Rutledge Reward’ tickets for a job well done in categories ranging from helping other students to walking quietly in the hallways. Every month, students will have the opportunity to use their tickets to participate in exciting activities, including an exciting game of Minute to Win It, prize raffles, and classroom adventures.
Here’s to another fantastic year of building a community of learning that inspires curiosity, compassion and actively engaged students striving for excellence!
Posted on Tuesday, September 9, 2014