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UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

iRead Kick Off event
Saturday, January 12
Highland Park Library

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A Poem in My Pocket

In April, Sherwood students participated in National Poetry Month in several ways, thanks to a Foundation Grant from Helen Weiss, Sherwood’s Library Media Specialist.  Students had a fabulous Poetry Day on April 29th with poet Bill Buczinsky writing their own poems and learning about rhythm and metaphors.  Students and staff participated in National Poem in […]

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Middle school students perform Movie Music at Ravinia

NSSD112 middle school band members performed “Movie Music” to the delight of the audience at Bennett Gordon Hall at Ravinia Festival on April 29th. A huge thank you to our partner Ravinia and their Reach*Teach*Play program for such a fabulous opportunity. Guest musicians from Ravinia worked with band students the last few weeks to prepare […]

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Lincoln Students Explore Foreign Cultures

Fourth and fifth graders at Lincoln School participated in “Passports Ready: a ‘specials’ exploration of music, dance and art from Brazil and West Africa.”  This grant, coordinated by music teacher Janet Lubetkin, enabled students to achieve a deep understanding of the roots of “their” current music.  “Students are making connections between the elements of West […]

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Sherwood students popped open a whole lotta books for iRead!

Congratulations to Sherwood’s Top 10!  These students received a gold medal for reading the most minutes in the school.  Pictured are 7 of the 10 winners.  In addition, each Friday during iRead, students entered a raffle for a chance to win one of 3 popcorn-themed baskets that included popcorn, movie theater candy, an insulated cup […]

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Playing Games is Okay at Northwood

Northwood students and families braved the cold last week to start a new tradition: Husky Family Game Night. Grant coordinator and Northwood teacher Nancy Cohen commented, “It was very successful. No one even realized they were building their vocabularies while they were playing! I look forward to continuing this new tradition of game night for […]

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STEM Labs Benefit from Foundation Grant

Bill Steinbach, Northwood teacher and coordinator of the SPARK! Students Exploring DIY Electronics grant, deemed the recent Arduino Workshop day “a smashing success.”  Thirty students participated, along with each STEM teacher from the three middle schools.  Students, working in small groups, learned the basics of programming the Arduino mini computer.  They found success building circuits […]

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Let’s all read for iRead!

Can Red Oak pull off a three peat and win the iRead trophy for the third year in a row?  Will Elm Place repeat as the middle school iRead champion?  How many minutes will District 112 students in 2014?  iRead 2014 runs from January 11th until January 31st.  Record your minutes each night and collect […]

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iRead kickoff a huge success!

Hundreds of students and their families joined us at the Highland Park Public Library on January 11th for the 2nd annual kickoff event.  Children were captivated by the readers, excited to hear Chris Fascione and his unique storytelling and excited to purchase books and have them signed by the area authors.   We thank the […]

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Ravinia Festival welcomed us again in 2013

The audience was treated to a fabulous performance by the middle school orchestras at Ravinia Festival’s Bennett Gordon Hall on April 12th. Students worked with guest conductor Javier Mendoza to prepare for the performance. Thank you again to Ravinia and the Reach*Teach*Play program. The 112 Education Foundation is so lucky to have Ravinia as a […]

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