Education & Youth
Brooks Middle School teacher Quentin Wright decided to use a field trip to the library to inspire his students to use art and freedom of expression to cope with social injustice.
At the September 12 meeting, district officials discussed bids for a new camera system and prepped for the second phase of the Maya Angelou School project.
Federal grants have increased, bolstering the district's finances this fiscal year. However, the district is capturing less dollars from tax levies than in prior years.
"The students were excited about receiving their coats and are ready for winter," said Holmes principal Gabriela Delgado.
UPLIFT Harvey youth held a forum with south suburban political leadership at Thornton Township High School, Thursday, September 15, to discuss solutions to social issues like abandoned houses, communal spaces, and gun violence in the city.
Meeting recap: The Safe Schools Initiative returns to District 205—along with tightened security measures
At the August 10 meeting, district officials announced new safety measures, including appointment-only campus access, designated entrances and exits, and alarms—along with a renewed commitment to refer students to local law enforcement.
Through August 14, retailers must lower the sales tax on school supplies for items with a retail selling price of $125 per item. The move is part of the state's gas, property tax, and grocery relief bill that passed in April.
Former Brooks band director Roosevelt Griffin now leading VanderCook College jazz and diversity efforts
"It is only appropriate that our students enter the profession with an in-depth appreciation, understanding, and commitment of Diversity and Inclusion. Especially considering they will be in front of our future leaders on a daily basis," Griffin said.
Harvey School District 152 and South Holland School District 151 were among 600 first round applicants.
Brian Cepeda is a Thornton social studies teacher. In 2015, he started Urban Farmers, empowering students to combat food insecurity by growing their own food and taking back their community.
The young thespians opened the school’s theatre doors to the community during a soulful and raucous two-night event.
School district 152 going mask optional, but 'highly recommends' masks for all staff, students, and visitors
Masks initially had been required for this year's return to in-person learning.
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