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Posted on: May 21, 2017

Multi-Cultural Celebration

image Closed to 300 children and family members attended the Mundelein District 75 Multi-Cultural Celebration in which students showcased various cultures with posters, ethnic dishes and professional and student performances. There are about 400 students in gr...Read on... Facebook photos of the event
Posted on: May 15, 2017

Poetry Slam


Mechanics Grove fifth graders got into character and put on a great show acting out poems while their audience showed appreciation with shakers and bongo sounds. During the event students, teachers and even Principal Tanya Fergus recited poems. Poets wore...Read on...

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Posted on: May 14, 2017

Just Say No


At Mechanics Grove School 181 students pledged their allegiance to “Just Say No” to drugs and alcohol, most of whom attended a graduation ceremony in which they received certificates for their participation in the Drug Abuse Resistance...Read on...

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Posted on: May 7, 2017

Artist Motivates Students

image Graffiti artist Timm Etters wowed the Mechanics Grove students and staff with his artistry. “Principal Tanya Fergus and the school’s building leadership team thought that it would be a great idea to have an all-school assembly that wo...Read on...
Posted on: May 7, 2017

Students Visit New School


Second graders got a tour of their soon to be school by Mechanics Grove students. Student leaders showed them the library, cafeteria, gymnasium and classrooms. They shared what it would be like to attend school there.

Posted on: May 1, 2017

Legacy Tile Project

image Things are looking up at Mechanics Grove and the people are too. The work of great artists can be seen across the school’s ceiling tiles thanks to a Legacy project that was inspired by Principal Tanya Fergus and undertaken by Art Teacher Lisa ...Read on...
Posted on: April 28, 2017

7 Habits


Mechanics Grove students shared with parents recently on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.Read on...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Leadership Day

image Students and staff recognized three students at Mechanics Grove School Thursday for their leadership traits during a school event that celebrated leadership. Former principal Kathleen Miller helped the school get the highly coveted title of Leader in Me...Read on... Facebook photos
Posted on: April 19, 2017

5th Graders Tour CSMS


Close to 190 Mechanics Grove fifth graders recently toured CSMS, where they will be spending the next three years of their educational career beginning in the fall. Fifth graders toured the library, classrooms, cafeteria and were given an overview of what...Read on...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

From Pickles to Georgia O'Keeffe's Water Colors Students Display it All

image Students from Mundelein School District 75 displayed dozens of artwork at the Mundelein All Area Art Show. All forms of artistic expression was on display by students in grades kindergarten through high school. Paintings, pencil, oil pastel, and chalk pa...Read on...
Posted on: March 19, 2017

STEAMing Ahead

image STEAM night at Mechanics Grove was packed with students and parents who were inspired and challenged to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. The mini-sessions included a marble run raceway, owl pellets exploration, a flight...Read on... Facebook Photos of the activities
Posted on: March 19, 2017

MG Raises Funds for AHA


Mechanics Grove School raised close to $4,500 for the American Heart Association in its annual Jump Rope For Heart fundraiser. Third grader Logan Garbrecht was the top school fundraiser with $665 followed by fourth grader Zachary Perraud who raised $445. ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 12, 2017

Enthusiastic Performance


Mechanics Grove choral concert and Orff ensemble performed in front of an avid audience. The choir is comprised of 23 students in the Grades 3 to 5 Mundelein school. The Orff ensemble consists of fifth graders who sing, dance, play instruments, and improv...Read on...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Council Raises $1,000


Pets in Lake County were gifted with $1,000 from the Mechanics Grove Student Lighthouse Council. The money went to Save-A-Pet Adoption Center in Grayslake.

The council conducted a raffle to raise the money.  Baskets with theater tickets, games and...Read on...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Buddy Readers

image When high school students enter their classroom, teacher Janice Clow’s students get a big grin on their faces. Their reading buddies have arrived from Mundelein High School. Mechanics Grove School teams up with high school students as just anot...Read on... Facebook Photos
Posted on: February 2, 2017

MHS Band Assist Younger Students

image Mundelein High School students sit beside fifth graders as they work through their scales on trumpets, flutes and clarinets. Mechanics Grove engages high school students to work with its band students to model posture, tone and musicianship during rehea...Read on... More Photos on Facebook
Posted on: January 29, 2017

Students Find Acceptance in Dog


When Tobias entered the fifth grade classroom at Mechanics Grove, students in Amy Levinson’s class greeted him with a welcome sign. It wasn’t a new student but a visitor they would soon hug. Children selected their favorite book and re...Read on...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

Saturday Scholars


Saturday Scholars courses explore topics in greater depth than is possible during the conventional school day. This is a supplemental opportunity to broaden your child’s education, extend their learning, and to make connections between academics...Read on...

Posted on: January 13, 2017

Studio 75 Sings Artwork Praises

image About 30 students were recognized by the Mundelein School District 75 Board of Education for artwork their teachers chose to display in Studio 75. The Studio, located in the Mundelein School District 75 Administration Center, featured the student artwor...Read on...
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Robotics Teams Compete at State


All six of Mundelein District 75 robotics teams have qualified to compete in the state championship this year. 

The D.R.E.A.M. (District 75 Robotics Engineering And Math) Team members in grades four through eight recently won their regional compet...Read on...

Posted on: December 14, 2016

Hour of Code


Throughout Mundelein District 75 students recently spent an hour participating in the national Hour of Code, a global movement where more than millions of students internationally are practicing coding. The Hour of Code provides students at Washington, Me...Read on...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Students Study Climate Change

image Students in grades 4 to 5 are learning about Climate Change as part of a 16 week enrichment program at Mechanics Grove. On a recent day students studied global warming and the greenhouse effect. Their assignment? To determine how the sea level rising wil...Read on...
Posted on: December 14, 2016

Winter Band Concert


About 220 students in grades 5 to 8 performed in the D75 Winter Band Concert. Please visit the D75 Facebook page for more photos from the event. Please click here to see a short video of the evening.Read on...

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Posted on: December 4, 2016

Pennies for Patients


The Mechanics Grove Student Lighthouse Council is raising money for the k Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through a Pennies for Patients program. The students in Grades 3 to 5 are hoping to raise about $2,000 for a program.

Read on... Watch 40-Second Pennies Video
Posted on: November 21, 2016

Pied for a Good Cause


D75 Principals Tanya Fergus and Jim Kallieris get pied for a good cause - their students selling lots of PTO pies. The total pies students sold were 678 and the more than $2,000 raised went to the PTO. There were around 50 pies donated to the police/fire ...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2016

Motivational Speaker


Thanks to funding from the D75 PTO, Adrian Peterson, retired NFL Running Back, inspired students at all three schools. The schools invited Mr. Peterson because he is a local hero who has worked very hard to persevere in life.  He has had a speech...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2016

Hip Hop of a Good Time


Mechanics Grove students enjoy extracurricular workouts with hip hop dancing offered by Technology Instructor Chris Rosales. The weekly classes teach students rhythm, movement and coordination in this after school class. It also teaches students ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 5, 2016

Breakfast and Books


Mechanics Grove served breakfast to parents and children to welcome parents to school and as a way for them to be more involved in what happens at school. After breakfast parents observed while teachers worked on reading strategies with students.


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Watch a brief video on the program
Posted on: October 22, 2016

Student Led Conferences


Student led conferences at Mechanics Grove have put students in charge of their education. Students reflect on their growth and progress. As part of the school's Leader in Me program, students set goals and create mission statements. While students are sh...Read on...

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Posted on: October 16, 2016

Library Time


Fremont Township Library visits Washington School periodically to promote reading, and the services and activities it hosts. The library’s visits also reach children who might not get to the library.

“As much as we would like to think that all kids go...Read on...

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Posted on: September 29, 2016

Bees Bees Bees


The Lake County Farm Bureau visited third grade classrooms at Mechanics Grove to teach children about the types of bees, how bees live, work and communicate. Students learned about the different roles of bees in the hive. They also learned about bee safet...Read on...

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Posted on: September 6, 2016

Chromebooks - Part of the Daily Curriculum


Mechanics Grove fifth graders use Chromebooks to expand their learning horizon. For instance, before a vocabulary quiz, students use the Kahoot app to answer questions about telephoto, photon and other meanings of the root word, photo. The teacher instant...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2016

Students Mesmerized with STEAM


Close to 200 children from the Mundelein area explored the Innovation Station at its Grand Opening on Saturday, August 20. Innovation Station, at 470 N. Lake Street, is the first of product of District 75’s new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

Preparing for School


There are 135 students who are working on their literacy skills and science, technology and engineering skills during the Mundelein School District 75 summer school program. Along with a dedicated teaching staff senior citizens and high school students fr...Read on...

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