Haines Students Take a Google Expedition

Students at Haines Middle School went on Google Expeditions exploring various biomes in Mrs. Carole Schmidt's science class. The viewers the students are using are descended from the Viewmaster their parents may remember from when they were kids- but far cooler! Students can see a 3-D, 360-degree view and the teacher can direct where the students should look and also see where the students are looking on the tablet that controls the lesson.

Bell-Graham Playwrights See Their Creations Come to Life

Students at Bell-Graham Elementary School recently tried their hand at writing plays.  Three of the plays were selected to be turned into live performances during a visit by the Child's Play Touring Theatre. The three plays performed were: "The Miller's Plan" by Mia Taylor, 2nd Grade; "Tommy Travels in Time" by 3rd Graders Cayden Hirth and Andrew Connow; and "The Billionaire and the Ducks" by Christopher Sloncen, 5th Grade.

District 303 Middle School Summit

The Summit 303 Middle School presentation given at Haines Middle School on April 18. The presentation explains how, with the help of voters through a referendum, District 303 can update and equalize middle school facilities, while saving operational funds, and lowering the District 303 portion of a property owner's tax bill. Click here to view the Powerpoint presentation. 

Fox Ridge 3rd Graders Choose Kind

The Fox Ridge students in the 3rd Grade classroom of Mrs. Beth Zarring have been participating in an anti-bullying initiative this year based on the book "Choose Kind" by R.J. Palacio. The students unveiled their Choose Kind banner which they earned based on acts of kindness.

Gov. Bruce Rauner Visits Career Day at East H.S.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner stopped in a East H.S. for Career Day and relayed to students some advice that was given to him by his grandfather regarding career and life success.

It Is After School Enrichment Season

This is the time of year when our elementary schools with the help of the PTO's conduct a wide-range of programs for students after school.  We happened to be at Wild Rose and saw the St. Charles North Drill Team working with some future North Stars.