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Butler School first-graders performed for their grandparents during an Oct. 14 Grandparents Day Show.
Principal Melissa Onesto thanked visiting grandparents for coming and said the students had “worked so hard” for this moment.
Butler music teacher Joel Huffman directed the students, who sang songs such as “Grandma and Grandpa, We Love You” and “Grandpa’s Whiskers.”
They also recited poetry, including one called “The Good Old Days.”
Onesto said it is one of her favorite shows.
Homer Glen resident Helen Osterman shared this photograph of “squash vines gone wild.” She said the vines were climbing over the deck railing and across the floor.
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An increase in Lockport Township High School’s graduation rate and an evaluation of the school’s Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers dominated discussion Dec. 21 at the District 205 Board of Education regular meeting.
Superintendent Todd Wernet and Assistant Superintendent Brett Gould presented the 2015 Illinois District Report Card to the Board of Education. The report card included data related to the district’s financial status, graduation rates and PARCC test results.
Fourth-graders in Homer School District 33C are to have an opportunity to work with a guest engineer and explore the principles of physical science during an after-school enrichment program at Schilling and Goodings Grove schools.
Organized by Homer 33C’s EXPLORERS program, the World In Motion Workshop is to have students design a toy and then experiment with different chassis designs and nozzle sizes to determine their effect on the toy’s performance.
I’ve been on countless vacations with my family over the years to interesting places like Maine, Florida and Mexico. Throw in a couple trips with friends to Los Angeles and Texas, and I always figured I had seen a decent amount of places.
Elle and Isabelle
Homer Glen resident
We recently accomplished our Christmas tree ritual in my family. This amounts to uncovering our artificial tree from under a blanket in the basement, hauling it up the stairs, plugging it in (three-fourths of the lights worked this year — not bad) and letting the kids attach whatever ornaments were not destroyed last year by the cats. Merry Christmas.