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Henry Puffer is stuck on giving

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!

Improv takes center stage at Pierce Downer

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 […]

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El Sierra, Indian Trail and Kingsley perform Veterans Day music programs

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 […]

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Belle Aire hosts Breakfast with Books

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!

Highland Halloween tradition includes service

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, […]

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Herrick seventh and eighth grade girls’ volleyball teams win conference

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 […]

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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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