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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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Community

Wednesday’s Ice Cream Social was another reminder of the strength of our Willowbrook Community.  I was quickly lost in conversation with a parents & students on the blacktop.  When I looked up and saw kids playing and parents gathered across … Continue reading

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Principal for the Day

Ashley Gitles, 5th grade student, won principal for the day in this year’s PTO raffle.  I had a few minutes to interview her about the morning and her career at Willowbrook School.  It is coming to an end in 10 … Continue reading

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Inclusion = Harmony

Our music teacher, Mr. Kurt Barker, was recognized by the North Suburban Special Education District’s (NSSED) Association of Parents and Staff at their 15th Annual Best Practice Awards ceremony this week.  Several other outstanding educators from the North Shore were … Continue reading

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End of Year Assemblies

It’s hard to believe the school year will be coming to a close in just a few short weeks.  There is excitement to share.  I would like to inform you of a few changes that we have made to our … Continue reading

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APS Best Practice Award

We are thrilled to learn that Mr. Barker and the Willowbrook Music Program is being recognized by the North Suburban Special Education District Association of Parents & Staff for a Best Practice Award.  This award is given for outstanding programs … Continue reading

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