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Character Counts! Week and Food Drive

We celebrate Character Counts! Week, beginning Monday, October 22. The Pillars of Character are something that Willowbrook emphasizes every week at Friday Flag Raising. Next week, we will recognize a pillar each day. Be sure to wear the corresponding color. Our … Continue reading

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Patriot Day

I would like to thank the Glenview firefighters who took time out of their busy day to attend Tuesday’s Patriot Day flag raising. Glenview police officers Joel Detloff, Jim Foley, and John Calvey were also in attendance. Willowbrook parent & … Continue reading

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream

The annual PTO Ice Cream Social was a big success, despite the rain. We fit nicely into the gym. Our PTO presidents welcomed everyone at the door. You might have even seen school board member, Jeff Zuercher, mopping the floor … Continue reading

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Dance Party!

The Willowbrook PTO provided our school with another incredible artist-in-residence experience this week. We hosted 2 dance artists from the Old Town School of Folk Music. Over the course of 3 days, these artists worked with each grade level on … Continue reading

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Thank you parent volunteers

This afternoon, the Willowbrook Staff and I held our annual “tea” to thank the many parent volunteers who have contributed to our strong school community. Willie the Wildcat was on hand to pass out small thank you gifts. Our PTO … Continue reading

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Winter Sing

We have many traditions at District 30.  The Winter Sing at Maple School is one of our best!  Wescott and Willowbrook students are bused over to the Maple gym.  The orchestra performs “Chanukah Happening” and “Pachelbel’s Christmas”.  Mr. Vaananen and Mr. … Continue reading

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Play Packs

As you may know, Willowbrook’s school-wide theme is around PLAY this year.  We believe that play is essential for learning.  This is an opportunity for more holistic learning experiences – to find natural ways to include play in our day-to-day … Continue reading

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Authentic citizenship

I thought I would share a thought on community and citizenship that came to me this week while preparing for today’s Flag Raising ceremony.  As you may know, staff and students will recommend a student for a Character Counts! Award … Continue reading

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Senior Walk

Willowbrook School held its first annual Senior Walk this afternoon.  We invited former Willowbrook students graduating from high school to be honored.  The seniors gathered in the front foyer, sharing fond memories and catching up with old friends.  Once everyone … Continue reading

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Cardboard Challenge to Benefit Blessings in a Backpack

May is a very busy time of the year.  Schools are “winding up” as the school calendar counts down.  We are running end of year events, and at the same time, planning for the coming school year (e.g., master schedule, … Continue reading

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