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Employee Spotlight: Rebekah Sorensen

Highland’s new Learning Resource Center (LRC) teacher, Rebekah Sorensen, didn’t always plan to be a school librarian, but you wouldn’t know it. She exhibits incredible passion for libraries, books, reading, writing and research. She hopes to nurture her own students’ passion for reading as well this school year. Sorensen actually […]

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Whittier wraps up One Book One School with Kindness-Palooza

Photos contributed by Whittier LRC Teacher Kelly Coleman Whittier School jointly read “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio, a book that could be understood and appreciated by children in grades K-6. The book’s themes involved kindness, empathy and understanding. Whittier culminated reading “Wonder” together by hosting its first ever Kindness-Palooza on Nov. […]

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District 58 celebrates Red Ribbon Week

District 58 students showed their commitment to a healthy, drug-free life during Red Ribbon Week, from Oct. 26-30. Each school celebrated Red Ribbon Week in different ways. Many hosted themed spirit days with an anti-drug theme, and others invited students to sign a “drug-free” pledge. This photo gallery currently features […]

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Camp Edwards 2015

Each fall, District 58 sixth graders embark on three-day journeys to explore the great outdoors: Camp Edwards in East Troy, Wis. Part of the District’s outdoor education curriculum, sixth graders annually visit Camp Edwards to learn more about ecology, geology and the environment. They also gain important social-emotional learning skills […]

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Building scarecrows with Kingsley’s biliteracy kindergarteners

Espantapájaros means scarecrow, said Sophia. Calabaza means pumpkin, added Alexandra. Sophia and Alexandra, students in the District’s kindergarten biliteracy program, excitedly shared their new English vocabulary words with each other last week. The students are currently learning different words associated with autumn (or otoño), in honor of the season. Now […]

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The International Friends Project benefits preschoolers

Know anyone who skis to school? Probably not, but students in Nancy Hildreth’s preschool class do! As part of their International Friends Project, they recently invited Anders Singdahlsen, a Norwegian preschool parent, to visit their classroom. “It was very different when I grew up in Norway,” Singdahlsen told the preschoolers. […]

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