Biweekly District Events Newsletter
South Holland School District 151
June 3, 2014
Night at Madison School On Thursday, April 24th Madison School invited their parents and students to a night of BINGO. The parents and students listened intensively as the teacher read a book to them. After the reading, the
teachers asked the audience questions about the book. The answers were found on the BINGO card. The first person to yell BINGO received a book.
Who owns the bragging rights?
left to right Marcus Hill, Jasmin Gonzalez, Airyhana Brown & Francisco Cortez
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Coolidge Middle School National Junior Honor Society 2014 Inductees The National Junior Honor Society honors middle school students who have excelled in: scholarship, leadership, service, character and citizenship.
7th Grade Inductees:
Samantha Jewel Quinshea Boyd, Jocoby J. Buckner, Rafael Camacho, Franese Patrice Cou[et, Eddie L. Ell III, Raquel Harper, Kendall Marie Hoofe, Stedmon Ihejirika, Eric Atoine Latham, Julie Macias, Diondrea Elesha Martin, Nayeli MuĂąoz, Alyssia Nugin, Jesus Perez, Kiara Elizabeth Randall, Khaliyah Williams, Elani Tamir Williams
8th Grade Inductees: Kayla Bloomfield, Cristina Estrada, Estefania Hernandez, Azaiya Hudson, Dâ€™Angelo Manning, Ricardo Martinez, Janar Milligan, Aija Sgrignoli, Ashley Sutton, Monica Ulloa
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Thank you from Coolidge Middle School South Holland School District 151 Four years ago our 8th grade students created the Coolidge Cook-off Challenge. The students formed teams comprised of 4 students. Each team was responsible for cooking a casserole dish for the preliminary portion of the Cookoff. The casseroles were judged by a panel of three judges from our District Office. After the preliminaries, the top 4 teams would compete to be the Cook-off Champions. The champions would have the Cook-off Challenge bragging rights.
This year, as an extra bonus, the top 4 teams were able to travel to Panera to participate in the Bakers in Training Program. This program is phenomenal! The students and staff really enjoyed themselves. For some students this was their first visit to Panera. Paneraâ€™s Regional Manager did a great job instructing the students, providing the tour and addressing the studentsâ€™ questions. We look forward to doing this again! We love working with our local community partners! During their visit at Panera the students discovered that two of the employees graduated from our middle school. The students were excited to hear that! Cook-off Sponsor: Ms. Natasha Gargola
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Springtime Melodies District 151 Spring Concert
District 151 Choir
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Springtime Melodies District 151 Spring Concert
Springtime Melodies District 151 Spring Concert
SOS Jazz Band
Madison School 2014 Science Fair 6th Grade Students of the Month of April Language Arts Tamara Lee Jumari Jones Math Kevin Sepulveda Rosaura Zambrano Science Kimberly Oceguera Kevin Villegas
1st place - Camren Caver (Shape & Mass vs. Air Flow) 2nd place -Yasmine Slater (As the World Turns the Biosphere Recycles) 3rd place - Yulissa Estrada (Leaky Diapers)
Social Studies Michaela Ogletree Kahari Gardner Most Improved Leah Chen Jordan Pulley The science fair was judged by local community leaders. Each participant was awarded a certificate of participation and a science fair medal.
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Are you interested in conservation science and helping the Earth? If so come join us this summer at the Barack Obama Learning Center for a conservation science summer camp. Students in grades 2 through 8 are welcome to join. Parents should call the Phoenix Public Library at Barack Obama Learning Center @ 708-596-5515 to register. The camp will begin June 19th.
Sports News. . .
Congratulations to the Coolidge Middle School Soccer team for their first victory of the season. The Tigers (1-1) beat Chicago Heights Washington 6-2. Edgar Vargas led Coolidge with 3 goals. Juan Navarro, Francisco Cortez, and Luis Rivera also added goals. Jasmin Gonzalez was outstanding at goalkeeper. Isis Bejarano played great defense, turning away numerous scoring chances.
Soccer Teams First Game Highlights
Eisenhower May 2014 Students of the Month Second grade – Jared Navarro, Valerie Guzman, Emmanuel Blanco, Stephanie Martinez, Caleb Steele, Ixchel Alvarez, Angel Villalobos Third grade – Leslie Castro, Victoria Cardoso, Destiny Grant, Ashlye Ramirez, Nia Moore, Benjamin Gonzalez, Elise Jones
Readers of the Month Second grade – Ajai Vrana, Makila Tucker, Jordan Cox, Samuel Burress, Shiair Burns, Anthony Pope, Jesus Vazquez Third grade – Miguel Cano, Hector Gonzalez, Kamila Sandoval, Macaiyah Cooper, Madison Hodgkin, Farlanda Bedford, Tyshon Herron
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Eisenhower April 2014 Students of the Month Second grade – Jaida Ewing, Tyler Prince, Christopher Vergara, Robert Derengowski, Gianella Morales, Alonso Sepulveda, Jennifer Meijia Third grade – Novial Adams, Stefanie Bravo, Alexia Champ, Macaiyah Cooper, Samirya Johnston, Ariel Broach, Elise Jones Readers of the Month
Second grade – Jose Lopez, Jessica Zarate, Samuel Villalobos, Vanessa Angulo, Juanaya Craig, Victor Munoz, Daniel Patton Third grade – Tyshon Herron, Miguel Galvan, Makylah Lewis, Kayanna Small, Mekhi Adams, Eric Asencio, Vincente Valdez
Coolidge Middle School ~ Cinco de Mayo
Coolidge Middle School ~ Green Team April 2014
School Year 2013-2014
Paper recycled: 0.71 tons = 1,420 lbs. Landfill space saved for Month: 2.13 cubic yards Energy saved for month: 2,912.42 KWH Trees saved: 12
Paper recycled YTD: 6.07 tons = 12,140 lbs. Landfill space saved YTD: 18.21 cubic yards Energy saved YTD: 24,899.14 KWH Trees saved: 103
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“I teach! What's your superpower? “ Eisenhower School
Former Coolidge Students has $84,000.00 Coolidge Middle School 8th grade students are completing a series on life skills. The purpose of this series is to teach the students about how the choices they make in life affect their future. The students are given a family status: married with 4 children, single without children, etc. They must choose and research a career. Once they have their family status and career they learn about income, tax withholdings and exemptions. The students must complete a W4 form. In addition, each Wednesday the students “dress for success”. Guest speakers are selected to speak with the students about being successful in life. On Wednesday, May 14th Mr. Javon Hall, Graduate of Coolidge Middle School Class of 2009-2010; 2008 National Junior Honor Society Inductee; Honor Roll Student; Ranked in the Top Ten at Thornwood High School; Recipient of over $84,000.00 in College Scholarships; future student of the University of Illinois; brother of current District 151 students Justin and Jordan Hall spoke to the 8th grade students about the importance of staying focused in High School. This former graduate shared with the 8th grade audience his High School journey. He was able to compare and contrast the middle school and high school from a student’s perspective. Javon also shared when them how he successfully garnished over $84,000.00 in scholarships. Last, he told them to set high goals for themselves; the importance of being in school every school day; and showing respect for their teachers.
“It’s Great to be in the Band . . .”
2014 Cadet Band Madison School
Art Show at Eisenhower
Art Teacher: Rebecca Patkus
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Planning for Future Expenses Eisenhower School feels that it is never too young to start saving your money. Each year local Bankers volunteer to participate in Governor’s State University “Teach Children to Save” pro-
gram. This year, Mr. George St. Marie of BMO Harris Bank visited Mrs. Dunmore’s third grade class. Together the class set a goal of $85.00 in order to purchase a bike that cost $65.00. Mr. St. Marie was able to teach the students how to save the money they earned and spend very little in order to reach their financial goal.
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Taft School is studying life cycles. Mrs. Knaack’s first grade classroom is full of tadpoles and caterpillars. The students are eagerly awaiting the transformation. They are excited to see the tadpoles transform into frogs and the caterpillars become beautiful butterflies. Once the transformation has occurred the frogs will be released into a pond and the butterflies into the sky.
Mrs. Liebner and Mrs. Marsh’s Class released Butterflies
Mrs. Zambrano’s class Caterpillars → Chrysalis →Butterfly Carla Gonzalez, Fatima Sanchez, Ximena Vasquez, Maria Fonseca, Ashly Diaz, Dariel Gutierrez, Jesus Mujica, Isai Lopez, Naomi Zuniga.
A Day in the Arts Taft School - Ms. Patkus’ Art Class www.shsd151.org (708) 339-1516 Page 12
On Memorial Day, May 26, 2014, The Village of South Holland held their annual parade. This year, C.L.A.S.S. and CSWAP joined Coolidge Marching Band.
Voted 1st Place for Best Band Entry by the Village of South Holland Parade Commission
Coolidge Middle School students: DeMarius Byrd, Zeja Mackey and Justin Smith participated in South Hollandâ€™s Annual Student Government Day.
Tuesday, May 21st was Coolidge Middle School’s annual “Student versus Staff Game” day. First, the students competed against one another in a Soccer gam. Next, the students challenged the staff in a game of volleyball followed by basketball. The games were invigorating and exciting. The Drum Line was on hand to keep the crowd energetic.
Coolidge Middle School Student/Staff Game May 21, 2014 Admission: FREE 11:30 Soccer 12:10 Volleyball 12:45 Basketball
Taft School “Rumpus in the Rainforest”
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Coolidge Middle School Throwback Thursday
Eisenhowerâ€™s Professionals in Training (PIT) dance group performed at Calvary Baptist Church in Glenwood, IL, on May 18, 2014. In addition to the members of PIT, Ms. Harper, Dr. Towner, and Mrs. Wilson attended the service. Demaya Sharkey's family is a member of the church. Her grandmother watched PIT perform during our Black History Program at Eisenhower in February, and requested the group perform at her church. Following the performance, the church members threw a pizza party for the dance group.
Eisenhower Spelling Bee
Third Grade Winners: First place: Sydney Ford, Second place: Teresa Sarofeem, Third place: Naomi Bruce
Second Grade Winners: First place: Canaan Fox, Second place: Trinity Chears, Third place: Micole Cooper
Spelling Bee coordinators were Julie Lunt and Rozlyn Dunmore
Random Acts of Kindness Dr. Harvey Walden is chairman of the Board of Directors at Junior Achievement of Chicago Southern Cook County. He is an annual JA volunteer speaker to the students of Eisenhower School. This year after his visit, Dr. Walden became ill, Mrs. Dunmore's students sent him cards of encouragement and wellness. Dr. Walden recovered and surprised the class with donuts and a special thank you gift, one of his many race car trophies.
SHRS BOOK CLUB "Show Up and Shine" By Catherine Johns What Would Be Possible For You IF…you had the kind of strong personal presence that commands attention and respect? That draws people to you, makes them want to know you better? That tells the world you’re an expert? You already have the resources you need. In this book, you’ll learn how to use them to project confidence and charisma. You’ll discover how to "show up and shine". Be ready for the discussion. Registering in advance includes a copy of the book, however, walk-ins are always welcome. DATE: Thursday July 10th TIME: 7:00 PM FEES: $20.00 (Book, Light Refreshments & Discussion) $5.00 (Light Refreshments & Discussion) Book will be provided at the time of registering for the class.
Summer Reading List 2014 Middle School 1. Because of Mr. Terupt By: Rob Buyea 2. For Boys Only: The Biggest, Baddest Book Ever By: Marc Aronson and H.P. Newquist 3. For Girls Only: Everything Great About Being a Girl By: Laura Downer 4. Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer Series By: John Grisham 5. The Lions of Little Rock By: Kristin Levine 6. Travel Team By: Mike Lupica 7. The Call of the Wild By: Jack London 8. Moon Over Manifest By: Clare Vanderpool 9. I Funny By: James Patterson 10.“I Even Funnier” By James Patterson 11. The One and Only Ivan 12. Flora & Ulysses By: Kate DiCamillo 13. Fall Out By: Todd Strasser 14. Darius & Twig By: Walter Dean Myers 15. File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents By: Lemony Snicket 16. All The Wrong Questions Series By: Lemony Snicket 17. The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen By: Susin Nielsen-Fernlund 18. Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories By: Chris Crutcher 19. Chomp By: Carl Hiaasen 20. Maniac Magee By: Jerry Spinelli 21. A Year Down Younder By: Richard Peck 22. Inside Out & Back Again By: Thanhha Lai
“Reading is Fundamental”
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Summer Reading List 2014 High School 1. Divergent Trilogy By: Veronica Roth 2. The 100 By: Kass Morgan 3. Jefferson’s Sons By: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley 4. Boys Without Names By: Kashmira Sheth 5. The Knife and the Butterfly By: Ashley Hope Perez 6. The Encyclopedia Of Me By: Karen Rivers 7. Stolen By: Lucy Christopher 8. The Catcher in the Rye By: J. D. Salinger 9. 12 Years a Slave By: Solomon Northup 10. Animal Farm By: George Orwell 11. Brave New World By: Aldous Huxley 12. A Streetcar Named Desire By: Tennessee Williams 13. A Raisin In The Sun By: Lorraine Hansberry 14. Looking for Alaska By: John Green 15. The Old Man and the Sea By: Ernest Hemingway 16. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl By: Anne Frank 17. Angela’s Ashes By: Frank McCourt 18. Sunrise over Fallujah By: Walter Dean Myers 19. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy By: Douglas Adams 20. Nineteen Minutes: A Novel By: Jodi
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You will be missed. . . Retirees: JoAnn Andersen Phyllis Rouse
Years of Service
David Halberstadt Julie Lunt Tracy Rodenberg Elayne Tyderek Latasha Wallace 10 Years
Robin Gutsch Allen Schab
Mario Moody Ernestine Proctor-Harris Doelynn Strong
Latanya Johnson Candace Litherland Aminat Maxwell Karen McShane Fabian Rojas David Sidler Kimberly L. Smith
On Thursday, May 29th Coolidge Middle School Marching Band; CSWAP and C.L.A.S.S. performed at Six Flags Great America.
Donâ€™t forget to visit
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Your local Library this summer!
Summer Reading List for 5th Grade 1. Kidnapped (series) by Gordon Korman (3 books in series) 2. Firegirl by Tony Abbott 3. Stargirl by Tony Abbott 4. Blubber by Judy Blume 5. Leading Ladies by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel 6. The School Story by Andrew Clements 7. Sahara Special by Esme Codell 8. No Talking by Andrew Clements 9. Love that Dog by Sharon Creech 10.Keeping Score by Linda Sue Park 11.The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo 12.Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume 13.Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Curtis 14.The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies 15.Flat Broke by Gary Paulsen 16.Charlie Bone (series) by Jenny Nimmo (8 books in series) 17.Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Ramsey 18.I Survived (series) by Lauren Tarshis (7 books in series) 19.Hero by Mike Lupica 20.The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Mark Your Calendar June 13, 2014 ~ Last day of School August 6, 2014 ~ First day of School
Community News. . .
Great Price! Great Summer Activities! Visit www.district205.net
Summer Reading List for 4th Grade 1. Missing (series) by Margaret Peterson Haddix (4 books in series) 2. Shadow Children (series) by Margaret Peterson Haddix (7 books in series) 3. Swipe by Evan Angler 4. Sneak by Evan Angler 5. Wonder by R.J. Palacio 6. I Funny by James Patterson 7. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen 8. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott Oâ€™Dell 9. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry 10.Walk two Moons by Sharon Creech 11.What Would Joey Do by Jack Gantos 12.The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman 13.Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli 14.No Talking by Andrew Clements 15.Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki 16.Chocolate Fever by Robert Smith 17.James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl 18.The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer 19.Best School Year Ever by Barbara Robinson 20.Fantastic Mr. Fox and the Twits by Roald Dahl
Congratulations to all of our Awardees!
Community News. . . REGISTER SOON FOR SUMMER CLASSES AT SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE SSC offering 50% discount for summer classes at Oak Forest Center Open Registration for the Summer 2014 Semester at South Suburban College (SSC) remains in progress. Summer class sessions begin Monday, June 2nd and Monday, June 9th at the college’s Main Campus and Oak Forest Center. The summer session is a great time for new students to begin their college experience with SSC, or for others to come home from their four year institution to take additional credits conveniently and affordably. SSC is also offering a special 50% discount for summer classes at the Oak Forest Center. The discount is only applicable at the Oak Forest Center in order to promote expanded offerings at this location, and is good for all credit classes on a first come, first served basis. Current and prospective students are encouraged to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov using institution code 001769. Students who wish to use financial aid as payment for summer classes must have an official high school or GED transcript on file. Official transcripts must have a school seal and graduation date on them. Transcripts can be hand-delivered to the Admissions Office or mailed to: Office of Admissions (15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL 60473). If a transcript is hand-delivered it must be in the original sealed, unopened envelope. New students should visit the Admissions Office in Room 2348 to complete the Application Form, or download it at www.ssc.edu to begin the enrollment process. New students will receive an SSC email account and a “My SSC” Username & Password via email which will allow access to the online schedule and class registration. The “MY SSC” portal also allows students 24-hour access during college closed periods. Contact the Office of Admissions at (708) 210-5718 for enrollment and waiver information. SSC’s Main Campus is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois. The Oak Forest Center is located at 16333 South Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest, Illinois.
2014-2015 School Year
Great Summer Camps Laren Montessori School For more information visit their website www.larenmontessori.org
ATTENTION ALL YOUNG LADIES, AGE 6 AND ABOVE, PLEASE PLAN TO COME AND JOIN THE 2014 PHOENIX FEST POM PON SQUAD. WE WILL BEGIN PRACTICE ON THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014 AT 5:00 P.M. AT THE WILLIAM HAWKINS MULTI-PURPOSE CENTER, 151ST & 4TH AVENUE. WE WILL PRACTICE EACH TUESDAY AND THURSDAY FROM 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. THE 22nd ANNUAL PHOENIX FAMILY FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD AUGUST 1 st, AUGUST 2nd, & AUGUST 3rd, 2014. PLEASE PLAN TO COME JOIN US IN THIS GRAND CELEBRATION. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT MS. TIAUNNA DICKENS AT (708) 769-9267 or MRS. MARTINA MAHAFFEY AT (708) 856-5454. PRACTICE ON MAY 29, 2014 WILL BE HELD FOR ONE (1) HOUR ONLY. PLEASE RETURN YOUR PERMISSION SLIP AT THIS TIME.
FOR ALL CHILDREN WHO ARE BEING PICKED UP PLEASE BE ON TIME TO PICK YOUR CHILD/ CHILDREN UP (6:45 P.M.) THANK YOU.
“Love Notes” from Taft School
Talia Cole Isiaiah Carter-Jones
Christian Vergara Alexandra Gomez
Mr. LaRoyce Hawkins from the Chicago PD show spoke to the 8th grade students of Coolidge Middle School on Friday, May 23rd.
â€œOut with the Oldâ€?
The students of Madison School exchanged their old books for new ones to kick-off their summer reading!
Congratulations to the Class of 2014! Daniela Aguilar
Charles Ames Jacqueline Bassey≥
Leah Boyd* ≥
Angela De La Torre
Arthur Vick Veal, V
Araceli Gutierrez Estefania Hernandez*
Student Activities and Recognition Key: * NJHS Cook-Off CSWAP Student Council Green Team ≤ Boys Basketball ≥ Girls Basketball
≠ Soccer Team ± Drumline CLASS Cheerleaders Bakery Club Most Improved Girls Volleyball
Attendance Assistants Announcements Breakfast Assistants Citizenship Lunchroom Helpers Hispanic Heritage Club Band
Presidential Award Lamps of Learning
Peer Mediation Journalism & Broadcasting
South Suburban College Office of Continuing Education • (708) 596-2000, ext. 2231
“The mission of South Suburban College is to Serve our Students and the Community through lifelong learning.”
College For Kids Summer Program Begins the week of June 30, 2014 Jam Session $329.00 begins the week of June 30, 2014. 4-Week Session, less than $5.00 per hour for academics and fun enrichment program.
This summer program provides students with an all-day curriculum of academics and fun. Math consists of a review of basic arithmetic, conceptual and computation skills. In addition to Reading and Math, students enjoy a variety of other stimulation activities, such as Spanish and Art.
Learning Enrichment Classes Preschooler $39.00 Elementary Grades Jump Start on Reading Reading Readiness ABC’s and 123’s Dr. Seuss and Mother Goose Jump Start on Kindergarten
$69.00 High School
Well Written Essays Study Skills Fun with Phonics Grammar No Problem Reading, Accelerated or Refresher Pre-Algebra Math Refresher Spanish
Well Written Essays Study Skills Introduction to Algebra Pre-Algebra/Geometry Conversational Spanish
STEM at College For Kids Science
For additional information contact (708) 596-2000, ext. 2665
Robotics for Kids (5th-8th grades)
Introduction to Welding (5th-8th grade)*
Introduction to Welding (9th-12th grade)
*Meet inside the Main Entrance by the fountain on the first day
*Each student must be accompanied by a parent or guardian 18 years or older.
This program allows students to build two robots using Lego Mindstorm and the Botball system. The Lego system will teach programming, timing and motor rotation. The Botball system is a remote controlled infrared wireless robot. The technology allows for up to 4 football/soccer robots to play together at one time. At the end of the program, students are able to keep their Botball Robot. Materials are included in the cost of the program.
In this exploratory class you will have a hands-on opportunity to learn the basics of welding and how it relates to a wide variety of careers. The class will give a brief overview of different types of welding as well as plasma cutting and what job opportunities are available. For safety purposes, you must wear full-length jeans, 100% cotton t-shirt and leather boots or shoes. Absolutely NO flip-flops, sandals, open-toe or canvas shoes, shorts, tank tops; NO man-made fabrics like polyester.
Visit www.ssc.edu for complete class listings including times and costs. For additional information please call the Continuing Education Department (708) 596-2000, ext. 2231.
Board of Education Michael Nylen, President Loretta Wells, Vice-President Lanell Gilbert, Secretary Jessica Buckner, Member Patrice Burton, Member Mary Johnson, Member Victor Jones, Member
District Administration Teresa D. Hill, Ed.D, Superintendent Paul D. Woehlke, Assistant Superintendent Finance & Operations Stephanie Jones, Coordinator of Special Services Kathryn Varner, Coordinator of PD and Assessment Kyle W.G. Alston, Coordinator of Technology Warren Chestang, Maintenance Foreman
District Public Relations and Communications Mrs. Vanessa Bradley