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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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Student Recognitions

We had 2 fun student recognition events this week.  On Wednesday, Sodexo held the 3rd annual Future Chef Contest at Maple School.  There were 3 finalists from Wescott and 5 finalists from Willowbrook competing.  Supt. Wegley, Principal Brown, and I … Continue reading

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Hour of Code

Are you familiar with the Hour of Code?  Our 5th grade students participated this afternoon.  The energy and excitement in the classroom was palpable.  With the help of our Technology Integration Specialist, students logged on and began using drag-drop blocks  and … Continue reading

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2016 Future Chef Contest

We are accepting entries for the 2nd Annual Future Chef competition.  This competition is open to 4th and 5th grade students in District 30.  Our school lunch provider, Sodexo, will host the culinary competition at Maple School on March 16, 2016 … Continue reading

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From Glenview, IL to Augusta, GA

So, there is an epilogue to last Friday’s blog post.  Willowbrook’s, Effie Perakis, won the Girls Ages 7-9 Division of the National Drive, Chip & Putt Competition at Augusta National Golf Club. It’s not every day that Effie Perakis drains … Continue reading

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Drive, Chip, and Putt

We often have the opportunity to recognize students for outside accomplishments or unique areas of passion at our Friday Flag Raising.  On this Friday before spring break, we had the opportunity to wish our 4th grade golf sensation, Effie Perakis, … Continue reading

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Future Chefs

Chris Brown (Wescott Principal), Betty Holzkopf (Maple Asst. Principal), and I had the opportunity to judge the 1st Annual District 30 Elementary Culinary Competition this evening.  This exciting event was sponsored by Sodexo Food Service Manager, Jeremy Higgins.  The competition … Continue reading

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Greatest Job in the World

I believe teaching is one of the greatest jobs in the world!  Despite what you may see in the media each day, the majority of teachers are accomplishing amazing things.  Many of our country’s teachers are faced with incredible challenges … Continue reading

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The Importance of Passion

My family and I spent Sunday afternoon walking around downtown Chicago.  We stopped to gaze upon the set-up for Nik Wallenda’s skywalk from the Leo Burnett building to Marina City.  This led to a long conversation about the importance of … Continue reading

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