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    Ron Port

    Local Marines Deliver Smiles to the Academy

    The holiday season got a little brighter for cadets at AJ Katzenmaier Academy when they received gifts from Toys for Tots. Local Marines delivered hundreds of donated toys to the students in North Chicago School District 187 including cadets at AJ Katzenmaier Academy. The Toys for Tots program has a long standing partnership with the…

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    Alexander Staffers Save Student!

    The administration, teachers and staff of Alexander Elementary School are beaming with pride for paraprofessional Julio Martinez and school assistant Perla Vargas!  The two staff members were supervising in the lunchroom, when they saved a first-grade student, using the Heimlich maneuver, who was choking while eating his lunch. Our lunchroom heros were featured in an…

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    Congratulations to Forrestal’s Julie Ruzkowski

    Congratulations to Forrestal’s Julie Ruzkowski for receiving the Fresh Artists’ Fall 2019 Art Kit Grant!  Awarded by Fresh Artists, Ruzkowski had access to $250 to use online for art supplies that included: Cray-pas, chalk pastels, construction paper and much more.  Ruzkowskit has been part of the North Chicago team for over 20 years.  Ruzkowski currently…

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    JIJI VISITS ALEXANDER

    ST Math is an instructional computer program that helps build student’s conceptual understanding of math and allows them to engage in activities that are motivating, challenging, and rigorous.  These activities allow students to build a deeper understanding of math through creative problem solving. ST Math is a district wide initiative and our students are required…

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    Jesse White Tumblers Springs into NMSA

    This past week, the Jesse White Tumblers visited Neal Math and Science Academy displaying their incredible acrobatic skills.  They even incorporated NMSA staff in their performance. Thank you Jesse White Tumblers for an amazing show!

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    Forrestal Hosts Military Family Night

    In honor of Military Family Appreciation Month, Forrestal hosted a district-wide Military Family Night Event. Families enjoyed an evening filled with fun activities, delicious pizza and amazing raffle prizes. Over 100 people were in attendance! Thank you to all the families that came out! Special thanks to all of our military families and the sacrifices…

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