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Character Counts! Poster (and Video) Contest

The CHARACTER COUNTS! in Glenview Committee has announced their Annual Poster (and Video) Contest for 2017.  A sheet with contest information, rules and entry form will go home in backpacks today. This year, the Poster Contest is for students in … Continue reading

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Buddy Benches

We know the importance of a kind and inclusive school culture.  We work hard to “Be Willowbrook!” and ensure that all students feel welcome and included.  Recess and lunch are times of the school day when students may feel left … 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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Kids Care Food Drive

October 17-21 is Character Counts! Week and our annual food drive to benefit the Northfield Food Pantry.  This annual event brings together the schools in District 30, District 34, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help School.  At Willowbrook, our food … Continue reading

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Character Counts! Poster Contest

As you may have heard, this is the 20th anniversary of Character Counts! in Glenview.  The six pillars of character (trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship) have been woven into our instruction and school culture in District 30.  Dr. … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year.  Welcome back to school.  One of the great things about the profession of education is the ability to have a fresh start each year.  When those students come streaming into the building, your heart starts to beat … Continue reading

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Kindness Connection

Have you heard of The Kindness Connection?  This innovative non-profit organization facilitated a service learning event at Willowbrook School today (January 6).  This organization aims to encourage volunteerism by providing fun and meaningful service learning activities for school-aged children.  Each year, … Continue reading

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Creating Change for Pediatric Cancer Research: A Follow-Up

Do you remember the “Creating Change for Pediatric Cancer Research” coin drive we held at Willowbrook School in the spring?  Willowbrook played an important role in philanthropy for Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.  In just one week, our students raised … Continue reading

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