Rock Island/Milan School District #41

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Rock Island/Milan School District #41

Participating Organizations:

Washington Junior High School, Rock Island-Milan School District

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • Middle school students(6-8)

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We used the brain materials to introduce our 4th quarter unit on the brain. We study brain development this quarter – specifically the pre-frontal cortex and the effects of screen time on the development of the brain.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Posters/Flyers

Other Publicity Methods:


Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?



Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:

  • BAW Pencils
  • Brain-shaped Erasers
  • Other

Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:

  • It's Mindboggling!

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • Kids Fact Sheets Grades 6-8
  • Lesson Plans Grades K-5
  • Lesson Plans Grades 6-8

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Poster

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

Students were excited to start the brain unit. Students became familiar with the brain terminology that is used in the unit.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?


Contact Information

BAW Website:


Contact Name:

Rhonda Rusk

Contact Phone:

309 793 5915

Contact Email:

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