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    Ron Port

    Hour of Code

    On Thursday December 7, 2017 Forrestal Elementary school welcomed Doug O’Reilly. Doug is the IT Application Director from Uline. He has over 20 years of computer experience. The second and third graders at Forrestal are venturing into coding and have started this year with the Hour of Code which kicked off this week. Mr. O’Reilly…

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    D187 OFF THE CHART The North Chicago School District 187 Gurnee Mills art project is underway! Lead by art teachers Julie Port (Forrestal) and Stacy Thomas (AJK), student’s work represents holiday themes from Veteran’s Day to the joys of winter. The amazing works of art include: “My Favorite Cup Design” (for warm foods and drinks…

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    Tobias the Therapy Dog Visits Alexander

    Tobias is a 2 year old Golden Retriever therapy dog. His job is to travel around the United States and give support to students, adults and families. Tobias went to Alexander Elementary School and ‘read’ to some of their classrooms. Tobias will be visiting Alexander once a month to read to students and classrooms. DSC_0003JPG…

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    Alexander Elementary Turkey Trot

    Alexander Elementary hosted its 2nd Annual Turkey Trot in November! Students and staff along with members of the community and the North Chicago Fire and Police Departments participated in a 0.6 mile walk/run around the school to promote health and fitness! It was a beautiful day… cloudy and 48° and NO RAIN! Thank you North Chicago Community…

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    North Chicago Student Featured in Lake County News-Sun

    North Chicago Community High School student Oliver Barrera volunteered to serve on a statewide student advisory council. The director of North Chicago’s Schuler Scholars program, Stephanie Oettinger, chose Oliver after being asked to find a North Chicago student to serve on the Illinois State Board of Education’s Student Advisory Council. Click here to read the full…

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    Joffrey Ballet keeps Students on their Toes

    On Thursday, November 2nd teaching artist, Michael, from the Joffrey Ballet visited Alexander School to lead a workshop with the 3rd grade students. Michael explained briefly what the Joffrey Ballet Company does, and also shared how he became a dancer and now a teacher. The students learned classic ballet and then hip hop. After students…

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