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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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    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 CHARTS

    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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    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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    End of the Month Celebration

    At the Academy, we like to celebrate our students’ successes, their growth, and accomplishments. We want to encourage each of our cadets to push themselves harder to set themselves apart and maintain a growth mindset. On Friday, September 29th we celebrated with our cadets during our first Monthly Celebration. Classrooms were recognized by each of…

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    Discover Day of Service

    Discover Day of Service

    On Friday, September 15th, students from schools throughout the district had the opportunity to participate in some hands-on S.T.E.M. activities, during the Discover Day of Service. STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. North Chicago schools were fortunate to have volunteers from…

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