Henry Puffer students could make a donation in exchange for the opportunity to stick Mrs. Diane Peterson, school secretary, to the wall! Students taped her to the wall during lunch on Friday, Nov. 20. They really did a good job! Total amounts donated TBD; thanks for your generosity!
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Story by Amy Ihde, Poster by Mr. Belonio Whittier students really did have “The Best Day of My Life” at the November 2015 Variety Show. The majority of students took part in the show – 184 kids as part of an act, 14 students as emcees and 11 students as […]
Article written by LaVonne Czech Photo courtesy of Amy Goray Photography What do you get when you cross improv entertainment and giddy school kids? Happy, loud, giddy school kids of course! At a recent Pierce Downer assembly, students received a brief introduction to improv comedy by the Chicago Improv Festival […]
El Sierra, Indian Trail and Kingsley intermediate students are celebrating veterans through special Veterans Day music programs this week. Students invited parents and local veterans to attend the performances. Their music teacher, Jane Bouhuys, not only taught her students patriotic songs, but she also led discussions on the historical origins […]
Photos provided by Belle Aire LRC Teacher Joan Mommsen Belle Aire celebrated American Education Week by hosting Breakfast with Books on Tuesday, Nov. 17! Children enjoyed reading to their parents and eating a healthy snack before school started. Thanks for participating!
District 58 schools each enjoy special fall traditions. For example, many lead Halloween costume parades around their building, while parents and friends watch. Highland School also holds a Halloween parade, but theirs is a little different. Once the students finish circling the school, they don’t return to their classrooms. Instead, […]
Belle Aire students and staff collaborated on an exciting One Book One School activity this fall! The school read “MVP: Magellan Voyage Project” by Douglas Evans, a thrilling adventure about a 12-year-old boy who travels around the world with $4 million in prize money at stake. Each Monday, a very […]
O’Neill eighth grade girls take second after close championship game vs. Herrick Herrick’s seventh grade and eighth grade girls’ volleyball teams both won the conference championship this season! Even more impressive, the seventh grade girls maintained a 12-0 record, while the eighth grade girls finished with a two-year record of […]
Meet the perfect reading companion. She’s a good listener. He’s cute and cuddly. They will never judge or critique you if you mispronounce a word. But, just make sure not to read them books with the words “dinner,” “squirrel” or “want to go on a walk?” They might get a […]
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 […]