North H.S. Drama Presents "The Uninvited"

The North H.S. Drama Club members present their Winter production, The Uninvited. The play tells the story of a brother and sister that purchase a charming house amid rumors the house is haunted, and a mystery begins to unfold.  Performances are Thu, Feb 5- Sat, Feb 7, all performances at 7:30 p.m. in the North HS Auditorium.

 

Anderson Welcomes International Visitors

Anderson Elementary School welcomed their peers from C.E. Hispano Americano in Mexico recently.  The students from Mexico were split among various classes for the day.  In the 4th grade class of Mrs. Jennifer Weber, students discussed the differences for kids going to school in Alaska, Mexico and Illinois after reading the book Recess at 20 Below.

Munhall Students Get a Railroad History Lesson

2nd and 3rd grade students in the Munhall classroom of Mrs. Jessica Matthies had a special treat on Fri, Dec. 19. The day's lessons were about trains and how our lives have changed in the last 50 years.  To support the lesson, they were visited by Mr. Jack Kelly and Mr. Wayne Dunham who spoke about the history of the now defunct Chicago, Aurora and Elgin Railroad.

Japanese High School Musicians Visit St. Charles East

The St. Charles East H.S. School Bands hosted the internationally renowned Saitama Sakae High School Wind Orchestra from Tokyo, Japan earlier this week. The group was in the United States to perform at the Midwest Clinic, an annual event in Chicago attended by over 10,000 band and orchestra directors from all over the world.  

Saints Helping Saints Auction

The Saints Helping Saints Auction raised over $3000 to help St. Charles East families in need during the Holiday Season.  Watch the video to see East H.S. Social Studies teacher and part-time auctioneer Mr. Neil Currie handle the bidding for one of the hand-crafted items created by the Woods classes at East H.S.

Using Cartoons in Storytelling

Author and cartoon artist Mr. Josh Elder recently visited Munhall School to explain to students how cartoons can be just as expressive as words in storytelling.   In this video, Mr. Elder shows how placing different shapes and lines onto a similar shape can create a wide range of characters. 

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