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Congratulations to Sticker Design Winner – Sacha Stikell Khazai

Congratulations to Sacha Stickell Khazai, a rising 7th grader at Edgewood, for creating the winning design for the 2018 Drive for Education vehicle sticker.   Sacha’s design recognizes the sesquicentennial of the City of Highland Park.  Sacha was honored by the City Council and Mayor Rotering at a Council meeting on May 29.  Sacha’s sticker design […]

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Reel 112 Film Festival Bravo

The third annual Reel 112 Film Festival was a tremendous success again this year.  The event featured 16 films created by middle school students throughout District 112.  The evening began with a panel of student film makers discussing their creative experience.   Milos Stehlik, WBEZ film critic and founder of Facets Multi-Media in Chicago, who has […]

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Lost Boys at Elm Place

Thanks to Northwood Social Studies teacher, Jon Mall, and a Foundation Grant, 7th grade students at Elm Place and Northwood were treated to a morning they will not forget on May 24.  Peter and Gabriel, two men who escaped the Sudan as Lost Boys in the late 1990s, shared their powerful stories of personal struggle […]

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Books and Cooks

The Books and Cooks program at Indian Trail school, supported by a 112 Education Foundation Grant, exposes 1st and 2nd graders to different cultures through a combination of interesting reading and creative and delicious food preparation.  In this weekly program, put together by Ms. Knotek, students read a book together about a different culture, highlighting […]

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Bravo Middle School Choruses

Congratulations to the Edgewood, Elm Place and Northwood choruses on a rousing performance at Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall on March 2.  Each year, the 112 Education Foundation partners with Ravinia’s REACH*TEACH*PLAY Education Programs to bring nationally acclaimed Ravinia teaching artists to work with middle school music students.  This year, Bryan Johnson lead all 6th-8th grade […]

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Sherwood on top again!

Congratulations to the Sherwood Pandas on their unprecedented FOURTH iRead victory!  The readers at Sherwood logged over 1000 minutes per student, and had over 90% participation school-wide.  The school celebrated in style with a spirited trophy parade.   Way to go Sherwood!  Congratulations to all of the readers in NSSD112 who helped make this year’s iRead […]

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Tower Garden

Although there doesn’t seem to be much growing outside, students at Edgewood Middle School, are growing their own produce inside of their classroom.  This unique Tower Garden is a NASA-proven efficient method of growing produce in almost half the time!  Students are learning to care for the plants, to measure pH, and to grow something […]

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Music with a Twist(er)

Students at at Wayne Thomas are reinforcing their music knowledge using a familiar game. Students identify music symbols such as quarter notes, eighth notes, quarter rests, forte, and piano while getting tangled up in the fun.  Thanks to Emily Crutchfield for bringing this Foundation Grant to her classes.

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Artist-in-Residence, Byran Johnson, Inspires Choral Students

Each year, the 112 Education Foundation partners with Ravinia’s REACH*TEACH*PLAY education programs to bring nationally acclaimed Ravinia teaching artists to work with middle school music students. This year, Bryan Johnson returns to lead all 6th-8th grade choral students in songs celebrating the 100th birthday of the great American composer, conductor and educator, Leonard Bernstein.   Mr. Johnson will work […]

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Board Game Fun

The Indian Trail Board Game Club is taking students beyond rolling dice and moving pieces around a game board. Lead by teacher, Kristen Robinson, students explore five different games that take logic, strategy, problem solving, communication, and oftentimes cooperation to complete. After each game they rank it according to how easy it was to learn, […]

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