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Kindergarten registration will begin on February 11, 2015. Please click here for more information.
Calling all poets! Join Visiting Author Bill Buczinsky as he returns for an Open Mic Evening of Poetry. All students are invited to bring their poetry to share. The event will be Thursday, February 5th from 6:00-7:30pm at Sheridan School. Brought to you by the District 67 APT and funded by the Spirit of 67 Foundation.
Students at the elementary schools enjoyed performances by traditional Japanese drumming troupe Tsukasa Taiko. Be sure to ask your child about the costumes the musicians wore and how they enjoyed the sound of the drums. These performances were recommended by Sheridan School music teacher Anna Gillen and brought to you by APT Executive Board Fine Arts Co-Chairs Meredith Hayes and Bridgette Doheny through a generous grant from the Spirit of 67 Foundation.
Mrs. Newtown integrated literature and engineering with Kindergarteners after reading and discussing The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires, which focuses on creativity and perseverance. Once their "magnificent creations" were completed, each kindergartener partnered with a second grader from Ms. Edmondson's class to get help using Telligami app to take a picture of their creation and record their reflection.
During the months of March, April, and May, students in grades 2-4 will be participating in the PARCC and NWEA MAP assessments. Please keep these dates in mind as you plan appointments and vacation days. Students will not be tested every day. Teachers will send home dates and times as we get closer to each test window.
March 9-20 (Grades 3-4) - PARCC
April 13-May 1 (Grades 2-4) - NWEA MAP
April 27-May 22 (Grades 3-4) - PARCC
How Do We Keep our Kids Emotionally Healthy and Bolster Coping and Resiliency Skills? Featuring Dr. Mark Reinecke, February 12, 7-8pm at LF Health & Fitness Center. Sponsored by LEAD and the Community Wellness Task Force.
Happy New Year! As we embark upon a brand new year, we want to take a moment to say thank you for supporting our organization’s efforts in 2014. Because of your generosity, our “Make a Difference” grant program funded more than $26,000 in grants to all of our schools in Districts 65, 67 and 115, as well as the School of St. Mary.
The 1st 100 families who RSVP for our FREE Family Game Night will go home with a FREE pocket sized Farkel Game. (Thanks to our event sponsor Forest Dentistry & Orthodontics.) Please RSVP to email@example.com
Every Student, Every School, Every Day... view the latest Spirit news here!
With the exception of extreme cold or rain, students go outside! Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather every day, including boots, snow pants, a coat, hat, and gloves - and label all clothing items.
The Friendship Bench was dedicated during a Sharing Assembly on Thursday, November 7, and thanks to Sophie and the Spirit will promote acts of kindness, goodness, and friendship among all children.
First graders were given the challenge of designing and building a new way for the 3 Billy Goats from 3 Billy Goats Gruff to cross the water. Skills involved based on the reading of a fair tale: design, collaboration, teamwork, creation, problem-solving and communication.
Second-graders learn how seeds travel. Read it here.
Sheridan School first-graders launch balloons to learn about science... read it here.
Kindergartners introduce themselves while practicing oral presentation skills: eye contact and clear speech.
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District 67 Character Traits
Teamwork • Caring • Honesty/Integrity Respect • Responsibility