Along with student representatives Josie Finney, Kamika Patel, and Sofia Castro, teachers Mark Schwarz and Jen Riddle from Holmes Junior High presented Holmes Heros to the board. The club, in its second year and with currently over 30 members, has set a goal to make a difference in the local and global world.
Their current goals are to help serve the homeless and hungry populations locally in the Chicagoland area and assist in providing food security and helping the homeless in Congo. Students determined these areas of focus based on what they felt most passionate about, and students blog about what they are learning and what they want to do to help those in need. They are partnering with local organizations to determine the best way to help and to continue to raise awareness of the plight of the hungry and homeless. To view the presentation Holmes Heroes gave to the board, click here.
The Environmental Club from Juliette Low Elementary School, run by TDP Teacher Samantha Riggi, presented at the BOE meeting on April 14, 2016. The club was represented by Erwin Hernandez, Daniela Perez, Oscar Robles, and Chiara DiVito, all in fourth grade.
A short video explained the mission of the club and highlighted a school lunch conservation program in the building. Student photos streamed throughout the video and several parents spoke of how the club’s actions have positively impacted their own family. After the presentation, board members asked students questions and discussed how they might inspire their peers to participate, as well as what additional actions the club plans to take for the environment. The Environmental Club presented plans they have to clean up the area outside their building and the local park next week in celebration of Earth Day.
As approved by the Board of Education, the last day of school for both the traditional and balanced school calendar will be June 8, 2016.
Volunteer Appreciation Week
School Volunteer Appreciation Week will be celebrated throughout Community Consolidated School District 59 during the week of April 18-22, 2016. In recognition of the hours of service provided by volunteers, members of the District 59 Board of Education adopted a proclamation recognizing volunteers for their service to the children, staff, and school district.
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