Enrichment For All
Robeson's enrichment program serves all students, Kindergarten through fifth grade, and is based mostly around Project-Based Learning (PBL) units aligned to standards and essential competencies students will need to be successful. PBL units inspire kids to become doers, applying their learning in ways that make a difference. It’s this combination of learning and doing that builds relevance in what is being taught. When the learning is relevant, students are more engaged and invested in their learning. This approach also leads to more rigorous learning. Topics include Greek Mythology, coding, microscopic investigations, hydroponic garden system, insect research, force in motion, clean energy, and computational thinking.
The Robeson staff works hard to make all our students and their families feel welcome and to maintain a positive, supportive school environment. Students take pride in reciting the “Peace Builder Promise” each morning and in sharing it with their families and others. Each month begins with a school-wide assembly and students strive towards being recognized both individually and by class for meeting school expectations. Monthly incentives focus on celebrating community and sometimes include a service project.
Students have access to computers and Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the school. Students in Kindergarten through second grade have access to iPads daily as well as Chromebooks in the classroom. Every third, fourth, and fifth grade student at Robeson has an individually assigned Chromebook that they use throughout the school day. All instructional spaces have interactive SMART Boards and document cameras.
Another unique and exciting offering at Robeson is our Spatial-Temporal (ST) Math program. ST Math is the leading program in visual math instruction and represents the highest quality and most effective blended learning math solution in K-12 education.
Created by the MIND Research Institute, a nonprofit organization, ST Math is game-based instructional software for our Kindergarten through 5th Grade students and is designed to boost math comprehension, confidence, and proficiency through visual learning. The ST Math software games use interactive, graphically-rich animations that visually represent mathematical concepts to improve conceptual understanding and problemsolving skills. Every student at Robeson accesses ST Math 60-90 minutes per week during the school day. Students are also able to access the software outside of school on any Internet-connected tablet or computer.
- Interventionists focused on ensuring primary students are moving towards proficiency
- Extending learning opportunities for eligible students
- Student clubs and activities including: Band & Strings, Ukelele Club, Girls on the Run, and Running Club
Mentoring & Volunteering
The C-U One-to-One Mentoring program is an excellent opportunity for community volunteers to train to be a mentor to one of the selected students. Mentoring is about building relationships of trust between a young person and an adult for the purpose of providing support, encouragement, and guidance. Mentors do indeed make a difference in the lives of young people.
Classroom volunteers are vital to student success here at Robeson. We average over 180 hours of in-school volunteer work each month. We welcome parents, community members, and college students to volunteer at Robeson. We can’t do it without YOU!
University of Illinois students serve as tutors in the America Counts program. The after school program, Kids Plus, holds a homework lab for students who participate in the Kids Plus program.
Parent - Teacher Association
The Robeson PTA invites all families to join in building the best school possible for our children. The PTA sponsors many activities and opportunities including assemblies, Fall Festival, Family Reading Night, Family Science Night, Spanish Club, Robeson Workout Club, and Student Fun Day. PTA representatives also conduct fundraising events, serve on school committees, participate in Building Council, and much more.