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    Ron Port

    Congratulations Joyce Coleman!

    North Chicago High School’s Joyce Coleman was chosen to be on the 2018-19 State Board’s Student Advisory Council.  The purpose of the council is to research and present to the State Board on topics affecting students’ success in Illinois. Established 1975, Illinois is one of a few states to have a student advisory council. Check out…

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    PBIS KICK-OFF AT ALEXANDER

    We’ve had an amazing start of the 2018-2019 school year! Our first big event was the PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports) Kick-off!  We began with an explanation of our expectations in the different areas of the school.  We ended with a high energy assembly… including minute-to-win-it games for staff and students followed by a…

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    Marine Mentors at The Academy

    The USMC, Third Civil Affairs Group showed up to AJKA in their Dress Blues for Morning Meeting last week. As our goal of Morning Meeting is to coach kids up and get them prepared for the day, 3rd CAG’s leader Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Conant asked if he could bring his Marines to Morning Meeting to…

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    Author’s Day at Evelyn Alexander

    It was standing room only at Reading Power‘s Author’s Day.  Students shared their writing at an end of the year celebration. Throughout to school year, students write about what they’ve read with their volunteers. Students use writing techniques found in Writer’s Workshop that include brainstorming, drafting, editing and eventually publishing. Special thanks to all of the volunteers…

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    Ashley Canchola Awarded in Art Contest

    Forrestal Third Grade student Ashley Canchola has been selected a winner in the 3rd Annual Meemic Masterpieces Art Contest.  Ashley’s beautiful watercolor piece will be professionally framed and put on permanent display at the Meemic Insurance headquarters located in Auburn Hills, Michigan. As a winner, Ashley will receive a brand new Chromebook and certificate of…

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    Alexander 1st Graders Build Leprechauns Trap!

    St Patrick’s Day is a day when we all become a little Irish. First graders and their families designed and built leprechaun traps in hopes to catch the magical creatures known as leprechauns. The children had amazing traps.  Those leprechauns were very sneaky… but not sneaky enough! Some 1st graders caught leprechauns! Afterwards, children sorted and graphed…

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