Tag: Roosevelt Middle School

Bellwood Students Get High Praise For Volunteer Work

Sunday, June 2, 2019 || By Igor Studenkov || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Roosevelt Middle School students who participated in Constance Riales’ Community Service Leaders program receive recognition from leaders, including Congressman Danny K. Davis, during a May 30 town hall in Bellwood. | Igor Studenkov

A group of Bellwood students involved in an initiative to help out area senior citizens was recently honored by Congressman Danny K. Davis (7th).

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Proviso Township Residents Provide Puerto Rico Aid In Diverse Ways

Sunday, October 29, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Students at Roosevelt Middle School in Bellwood who helped raise nearly $1,900 for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. | Courtesy Roosevelt Middle School 

Community members from across Proviso Township are chipping in to help out the many victims of recent natural disasters, particularly Hurricane Maria, which battered the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, leaving nearly 900,000 people without power.

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Breaking: Bellwood D88 Supt. Put on Paid Administrative Leave


Bellwood D88 Supt. Rosemary Hendricks, who was placed on paid administrative leave on May 8. | Screenshot of the district’s website, SD88.org 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

During a brief May 8 special meeting, the Bellwood District 88 school board voted 6 to 1 to place D88 Supt. Rosemary Hendricks on paid administrative leave “pending investigation.” Former board president Marilyn Thurmond was the sole dissenting vote.

The board had discussed the pending investigation in executive session before reconvening the meeting.

In addition, the board voted 5 to 2 to appoint Mark Holder, the principal at Roosevelt Middle School, as interim superintendent. Board members Thurmond and Annie Copeland were the two dissenting votes.

The board adjourned the meeting shortly after the votes.

This development had been anticipated by many in the district after new board members Deborah Giles, Maria Perez and Dorothy Clark-Smith, all members of the Bellwood Education Dream Team slate, won seats on the school board.

The new members were all vocal opponents of the policies and practices put in place under Thurmond and Hendricks, whose leave comes two years after she was hired for a third time in 2014-15 school year. VFP

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