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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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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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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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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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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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IPA Principal For A Day Program

In conjunction with Principal Appreciation Week, the Illinois Principal Association facilitates a “Principal for a Day” program.  This program matches state and federal legislators with local schools.  We were honored to host State Representative Laura Fine this morning. In addition … Continue reading

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Escuela Nueva

What is the future of education?  As we prepare students for the 21st century world of work and collaboration, are we focused on the right things?  Is our curriculum too narrow?  Some lessons on progressive education can be learned from … Continue reading

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