Tag Archives: fine arts

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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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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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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Willowbrook School Report

We have so much to be grateful for in District 30.  Our Board of Education supports innovative programming.  The parent community places significant value on education.  Our students are kind and respectful.  Our teachers are passionate and committed.  It’s great … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July

I wish you and your family a Happy 4th of July weekend.  You may have taken in some parades and fireworks.  There were probably some patriotic songs.  Here is one that was shared with me over the weekend.  After Lee … Continue reading

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Willowbrook School Report

Why are you proud to be a Wildcat?  How have you grown as a reader this year?  What does kindness look like at Willowbrook? Maple, Wescott, and Willowbrook School provide a “school report” to the Board of Education at various … Continue reading

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Creative Movement

One of the many strengths of Willowbrook School is the collaboration among the specials teachers.  Our art, music, and PE teachers are highly innovative, constantly pushing their instructional practice.  If you have spent any time with these educators, you know … Continue reading

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