For the second time in three years, OHS math teacher Danyel Larsen has been named one of five state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. November 2nd she was recognized at a ceremony at Fermilab in Batavia, IL. The PAEMST program selects one teacher from each state to win its national award, which includes a certificate signed by the President, a trip to Washington DC, and $10,000 from the National Science Foundation.
The award is the nation's highest honor for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teachers. Do you know a K-6 that is deserving of the award? Nominate them today at www.paemst.org!
Northern Illinois University is offering a BS in Mechanical Engineering at Rock Valley College. Students can earn an NIU bachelor's degree without leaving Rockford. Area businesses have pledged to provide internships, mentoring, and interviews for job openings. This is a great opportunity to graduate with a quality accredited NIU degree at an affordable cost after completing an Associate in Science or Associate in Engineering Science degree at RVC. NIU is also offering the BS in Technology in Applied Manufacturing Technology online.
Students and their families can learn more about these programs and apply to NIU for free (a $40 value) at the information session: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 5:30 to 7 p.m. Rock Valley College Main Campus Woodward Technology Center Lobby 3301 North Mulford Road
OHS is honoring Veterans and those currently serving with an Honor Wall in the OHS Lobby. Jerry Oleson also visited OHS on Monday during Study Hall periods to talk about his project with Dark Horse Lodge and Trek for Troops. OHS will be accepting donations towards Jerry’s Trek this November in the main office for the next two weeks. Learn about the Lodge and how you can contribute at www.darkhorselodge.org.