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Author's message of kindness helps turn D75 readers into empathetic writers

In a special visit to District 75, Children’s author Trudy Ludwig used her book, “The Invisible Boy,” to inspire elementary students to be kind, inclusive and accepting. Then she invited middle school students to continue spreading her message by creating their own picture books. Read More

Bring your books to BratFest

School District 75’s BratFest has always had something for everyone, from food to games to live music. This year the 53rd annual event will include a Book Trade allowing students and adults to swap one of their own books for another one. Read More

D75 libraries work together to update book collection

School libraries these days, often called multimedia centers, and are equipped with computers, video screens, art supplies and games. But amidst all the new gadgets and high-tech equipment are books. Shelves and shelves of books. Read More

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 Race

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