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UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

iRead Kick Off event
Saturday, January 12
Highland Park Library

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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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Yoga and Mediation Club

The students in the Yoga and Meditation Club at Indian Trail School are getting their zen on!  Lead by social worker, Sarah DeMarco, and funded by a Foundation Grant, students are learning about the benefits of stretching, relaxing the body and mind, and breathing deeply to regulate their emotions.  Not to mention, they’re having a […]

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Fun(d) Run Co-chairs Honored

The 2017 Fun(d) Run co-chairs were honored by the NSSD112 Board of Education on January 9 for their tremendous effort to organize a fabulous community-wide event in October 2017.  The three volunteer co-chairs, Sara Grossmann, Leah D’Antonio, and Jodi Eldridge, have been at the helm of the Fun(d) Run Committee for many  years.  The 112 […]

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iRead Read-a-thon is underway!

The annual iRead read-a-thon kicked off on Saturday, January 6, with a fun-filled event at the Highland Park Public Library.  The iRead  celebration featured local authors, a fabulous story-teller, multi-media experiences for kids, Readers’ Theater and story time with some of D112’s most beloved teachers.  Most importantly, the event drew hundreds of students from across the […]

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Celebrating Great Behavior at Oak Terrace

Oak Terrace hosted a school-wide celebration to reward students for demonstrating exemplary behavior.  The Color Wars event was part of the school’s PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) program, aimed at modeling and rewarding great behavior in the school.  The 112 Foundation is proud to support their efforts with the Foundation Grant.  

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Robot Revolution

The second annual, District-wide robotics competition, Robot Revolution, was a huge success! Funded by a 112 Education Foundation grant, and coordinated by Northwood STEM teacher, Bill Steinbach, the event included 39 teams and over 200 students. Congratulations to all of the 3rd through 8th graders who competed. A special congratulations to the winning teams: Middle […]

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