Challenging Gifted Students to Reach Their Potential and Work Collaboratively

What is Brain Games?

Brain Games is a friendly competition structured, academic atmosphere filled with creative thinking and problem solving exercises. There’s an array of hands-on activities, questions, and challenges across the curriculum of Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, and the Arts. Teams of 4 students compete against other schools’ teams. Winning teams at each level will advance to the Southern Illinois Brain Games competition later in the spring. Each school district may enter up to two teams. If slots are still available, additional teams may be added after the registration deadline by calling the ROE #12 Office in Robinson at 618.544.2719.

Promoting Student Academic Performance

Celebrating Excellence

Each year, ROE 12 is pleased to honor the senior students of our five-county region who have earned the designation of 'Illinois State Scholar.' Statewide, only about 10% of seniors earn that honor. A combination of SAT scores and high school grade point average are combined and used to create a Weighted Scale Score which, if high enough, earns the student the designation. Since 2001, ROE 12 has been proud to honor these outstanding students with an evening of inspiration and celebration.

Program Listing Honorees From 2019 Banquet

Scenes From the 2019 Banquet

The 2019 Banquet was held at the Robinson Community Center on March 26, 2019. Guest speaker for the evening was Flora High School alumnus, Laura Hettiger of KMOV-TV in St. Louis.  Over 250 students, school administrators, and guests were in attendance to celebrate the accomplishments of 67 State Scholars from our eleven public public high schools.