The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is now accepting Youth Preparedness Council applications. The deadline to apply is March 8. Students in 8th - 11th grade are eligible to apply. https://www.ready.gov/kids/youth-preparedness-council
The Regional Office of Education will be closed today, February 14th, 2020.
Our Office will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2020, in observance of Presidents' Day.
National School Breakfast Week is March 2 - 6, 2020. This year's theme is "School Breakfast: Out of This World." The USDA has free resources available here: https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/sbp-materials
The Career Connections Conference is for ANY/ALL educators. There will be sessions for guidance, administration, elementary and middle school. The focus is on Equity, Integration of Core Academics and CTE, Outreach, and Generation Z. Please join us! www.ilcareerconnections.org
Do you appreciate something a student, co-worker, or friend has done for you? Today is the day to pay them a compliment. Giving a compliment to a student can help boost their confidence. #NationalComplimentDay
John Hancock was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence and in honor of his birthday, today is National Handwriting Day. Experts say that writing by hand improves your memory. When taking notes, do you opt for paper and pen? #NationalHandwritingDay
We'd love to see photos from our local area schools! #LibraryShelfieDay
Our office will be closed on Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
We have received a number of calls phone calls from educators who are concerned that the renewal link in their ELIS account is not yet active. This link is normally activated around April 1st. In the meantime, you can check to make sure all of your PD hours have been entered.
Happy New Year!
Our office will be closed, Monday, December 30, 2019 - Wednesday, January 1, 2020.
2019 Regional Office of Education #9 Holiday Party.
Next week, our office will be closed, Monday, December 23, 2019 - Wednesday, December 25, 2019.
We have received a few phone calls from educators who are looking forward graduating in December. The following document will help you to Apply for and Register your PEL once it is in the Completed Program status. https://www.isbe.net/Documents/How-apply-for-Ent-Register.pdf
Thank you to Rep. Ammons, Sen. Bennett and Sen. Barickman for visiting READY today and taking the time to meet with our students about topics important to the kids.
ROE 9 and SchoolWorks staff providing desserts for the READY students yesterday.
Our office will be closed December 23 - 25, 2019 and December 30 - January 1, 2020.
Today is National Cookie Day. What is your favorite?