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Bringing a new mindset to assessing dual language students

A teacher slowly crouches next to a young student who just finished reading a short book. The student’s home language is Spanish and he’s just beginning to read English text. The teacher asks, in English, what the book is about. The child looks up, hesitates and tries to find the right words to describe what he has just read. But he struggles to explain what he’s thinking. Gently, she asks him to answer in Spanish. His answer is short, but telling. Read More

STEAM Foundation to host Night at the Races

Get ready to cheer on your favorite horse and jockey on Friday, Nov. 4 when the District 75 STEAM Foundation revives its biggest fundraiser of the year, “A Night at the Races.” The popular event has been on hiatus for the past two years. It now returns, complete with dinner, drinks, races, auctions, and prizes at Rosati’s in Mundelein. Read More

D75 community gathers to paint kindness rocks for Highland Park

Across rows and rows of tables in the Mechanics Grove gym, nearly 100 children, teachers and parents worked together on July 19 to decorate rocks to support the Highland Park community in the wake of its Fourth of July tragedy. Read More

Playground improvements completed at Lincoln

Handicapped or not, all kids at Lincoln Early Learning Center now have access to the school’s playground, thanks to the efforts of the District 75 Facilities and Grounds team and a state grant. Read More