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  • Middle School Libraries Launch Virtual Makerspace
    Middle School Libraries Launch Virtual Makerspace New!
    The district’s middle school librarians have been working to create a virtual Makerspace for the district’s middle school students during the past few months. Librarians Sheila Tobin Cavooris, Donna DeLuca and Deanna Jakubowsky designed the virtual space to be geared toward middle schoolers, but the activities and links included can be enjoyed at any level and will be updated periodically. These sites will give students a creative outlet with a STEAM component. The three librarians... Read Full Story >
  • Keeping Cool at Dogwood
    Keeping Cool at Dogwood  New!
    Second graders at Dogwood Elementary School worked as young engineers during a recent Project Lead the Way lesson. As the final activity in their properties of matter module, students designed and built containers to keep the heat out and their ice pops frozen. The students explored states of matter, learned about insulators and conductors, and planned in groups to make models to solve the problem. They are looking forward to testing the models to see which one of the structures saved the ice... Read Full Story >
  • Flying Reindeer at Tackan
    Flying Reindeer at Tackan
    Fourth graders from Tackan Elementary School recently read “Dasher” by Matt Tavaras during their library class with Mrs. Robinson. The book tells the story of how Santa’s sleigh came to be driven by reindeer. Students were tasked with building a reindeer out of paper cups, pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks and masking tape. The reindeer then had to “fly” using Sphero Bolt and Sphero Mini robots. Read Full Story >
  • Resume Workshops Set Students Up for Success
    Resume Workshops Set Students Up for Success
    High School East and High School West’s School of Business Honor societies recently hosted two virtual resume workshops for all students in the district. There was a workshop for those who needed to create a resume and a workshop for students who have resumes but needed to improve them for college and the workplace. The events were attended by 47 students from both of the district’s high schools. Mary Pat Grafstein, the district’s certified work experience and internship... Read Full Story >

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