Category Archives: School Events

A Contemplative Lunch with 5- and 6-year-olds

One of the fringe benefits of working in an elementary school is having lunch with the students.  As you may know, there is a great deal of research being done on mindfulness and the work place.  Science is showing that … Continue reading

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Willie Comes Alive!

This morning was the debut of Willie the Wildcat – our very own mascot… in the fur!  Cleaning up from Lighted School House last night, Mr. Barker found an old dusty case behind some of his instruments.  When he pried … Continue reading

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Student Recognitions

We had 2 fun student recognition events this week.  On Wednesday, Sodexo held the 3rd annual Future Chef Contest at Maple School.  There were 3 finalists from Wescott and 5 finalists from Willowbrook competing.  Supt. Wegley, Principal Brown, and I … Continue reading

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Battle of The Books!

Congratulations to the Willowbrook 4th and 5th graders who participated in this year’s Glenview Public Library’s Battle of the Books.  Go Wildcats!  The library had over 330 students participate this year.  Willowbrook sent 40 students.  That’s nearly half of our … Continue reading

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Exploring School Community Through Drama

What does it mean to be Willowbrook?  Who or what makes a community?  What does it look like, sound like, and feel like?  These are some of the essential questions that our students explored this week with our Artist in … Continue reading

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Maple Student Visit

Wednesday offered a special opportunity for 7th grade students from Maple School to interact with our Kindergarten students.  Each year, we bring together the Maple child development students and our Kindergarten students. The child development students assisted our Kindergarten classroom … Continue reading

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Love Is Out There

Love and kindness are out there.  They certainly were on full display at Willowbrook this week.  The Spirit Committee hosted a week of random acts of kindness.   With the help of the Kindness Connection, we made care packages for … Continue reading

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#HonoringVets

We gathered this morning as members of a proud and grateful nation.  The sacrifice and service of our military veterans has given us the peace and freedom that we enjoy today.  We owe our veterans thanks and deep respect.  Our honored … Continue reading

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Spirit Committee Members Reflect on Food Drive

Article written by Spirit Committee members Madhura Chavan and Michael Schick.  Edited by Principal Carlson. One of the reasons that we do the can food drive is because it represents the Pillars of Character. Willowbrook’s Food Drive collected over 5,230 food items … Continue reading

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Character Counts! Week

Our recognition of Character Counts! Week is going strong.  A highlight was tonight’s Village of Glenview Board of Trustees Meeting.  Two of our current students received awards for their entries into the annual poster contest.  Second grade student Naomi took … Continue reading

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