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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 18, 2017

School Recognizes Volunteers

image Washington School honored mothers and volunteers this week with singing, dancing and handshakes of appreciation. Farida Matias’ first graders hosted a Mother’s Day Tea complete with finger foods and tea. Children put on the play Streg...Read on... Facebook photos of the event
Posted on: May 15, 2017

Rocks and Minerals

image When Karen Peterson was in second grade she joined the Lake Country Gem and Mineral Club and her love for rocks took off. For the next 50 years her passion for studying and collecting rocks, gems and fossils have never waned. Fortunately for Washington ...Read on... Photos on Facebook
Posted on: May 14, 2017

Beautifying the Grounds

image Washington students beautified their school with flowers recently. It was part of a science unit studying plants, adaptation and habitats. The garden beds were made possible by soil donations from Home Depot and mulch from the Mundelein Public Works Depa...Read on... Facebook Photos of the Garden
Posted on: May 7, 2017

2nd Graders Visit New School

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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 4, 2017

Children's Day

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Washington School celebrated Children's Day with dancing and animated storytelling with nationally known story-performer Chris Fascione.

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Volunteer Enchants Children

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Volunteer Laura Wilson enchants Washington School with her storytelling. Mrs. Wilson volunteers weekly in the school library and also includes her knowledge of artists and Lake County history when she shares with students. She is also the author of a book...Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2017

First Graders Study Owls

image A child is never too young to dig into the science of owls. First grade teacher Lauren Andrick got ahold of owl pellets recently and did just that. Students were soon identifying all sorts of rodents eaten by owls. Students discovered vertebrae, shoulder...Read on...
Posted on: April 25, 2017

Reading to a Friend

image Some children entered the classroom timidly, some students were excited and some children sat down and began playing with the Pomeranian, poodle, and collie who visited Washington School recently. It was part of the Rainbow Read to Dogs program. Rainbow...Read on... Facebook Photos
Posted on: April 19, 2017

Grant Gift

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The Meemic Insurance Company gifted Washington School with a $500 grant thanks to the efforts of teacher Sara Nix. The money will go toward replenishing classroom supplies.

Posted on: April 11, 2017

Characters Excite Youngsters to Read

image Washington School Librarian Alisha Potter enchants her young readers by acting out characters in their favorite books dressed as a bear, an owl, and other characters. In class, students study the attributes of owls and bears. In art class students use fr...Read on... Facebook photos
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: April 11, 2017

JRFH Big Fundraiser at Washington

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Washington School raised close to $10,600 for the American Heart Association in its annual Jump Rope For Heart fundraiser. Second grader Harlow Vanden Boogart raised $390.00, first grader Harley Dimarcantonio raised $325.00 and second grader Meadow Feind ...Read on...

Posted on: April 8, 2017

Lifesaver

image Jenny Remeikis, a Wahsington classroom paraprofessional, successfully performed the Heimlich Maneuver on a choking student during his lunch period. This picture is of Jenny and the student about 45 minutes after the choking incident. "We are very p...Read on...
Posted on: March 16, 2017

Family Reading Night

image Close to 140 children attended Washington School’s Family Reading Night to listen to village officials and teachers read to them from their favorite books. Children in the kindergarten to second grade building paid attention to stories like Th...Read on... Facebook Photos of the activities
Posted on: March 12, 2017

STEAMing Away in Kindergarten

STEAM The way in which children are asked to think about the world in which they live begins as early as kindergarten at Washington Early Learning Center in Mundelein. Each day, students explore STEAM centers. In addition to the Science center, there is a Tec...Read on... Facebook Photos
Posted on: March 6, 2017

Students Recycle

image Second graders, like most children, rip the wrapping off their candy and discard it without a thought. Washington School Teacher Miriam Cohen wants to change that by challenging students to probe deeper into the uses of paper. On a recent day she asked h...Read on... Facebook Photos of the activities
Posted on: February 23, 2017

Judge Shares Love of History

image Judge Nancy Waites shared her love for reading and the court system when she met recently with a group of first graders from Washington School. Judge Waites, of the 19th Judicial Circuit Court in Waukegan, enjoys reading the story Abe Lincoln’...Read on... Facebook Photos
Posted on: February 10, 2017

Superheroes Visit School

image The superheroes were greeted by the Washington School king and queen as children clapped happily to see Wonder Woman, Superman and of course, the amazing Mr. Incredible delivering books to their library. And, what did they bring? Books about princesses a...Read on... More Photos on Facebook
Posted on: February 2, 2017

Building Bridges

image Second graders sat in groups brain storming how to build a bridge that would support 100 pennies. Teachers were using the 100th day of school to conduct a STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) activity with their Washington School students. Students...Read on... More Photos on Facebook
Posted on: January 24, 2017

Saturday Scholars

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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...

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

Food in a Box

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The Washington School teachers and Cub Scout Pack 177 collected food to make meals in a box for families.  The school collected 12 full meals with gift cards for families to help support them over the holiday break.  

 

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Hour of Code

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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 will...Read on...

Posted on: December 14, 2016

Lighthouse STEAM

image Washington second graders recently went on a mission to engineer, construct, invent and experiment with coding during a visit from Lighthouse Education. Through its after school programs, Mundelein District 75 does an impressive job of exposing students...Read on... Facebook photos of the activities
Posted on: December 7, 2016

Kindergarten Bilingualism Growing

image “¿Hola Jesús cómo estuvo tu fin de semana?” kindergarten teacher Vanessa Galvan from Washington Early Learning Center in Mundelein asks one of her students. One English speaking kindergartener nods and...Read on... View Photos
Posted on: November 18, 2016

Motivational Speaker

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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

Chef Shows Gratitude for Cost Saving Measures

image To show his gratitude of Mundelein District 75 for making cost saving measures, Taste of Paris owner Claude Bouteille recently served lunch to about 50 teachers and staff members at Washington School. It was the Mundelein restaurant owner’s way...Read on... More photos
Posted on: August 29, 2016

Believing in Themselves

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The students and staff at Washington Early Learning Center know very well that failing is an integral part of success. Consistent effort along with effective strategies is what students use to get to the next level.

In one-second grade classroom, tea...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2016

Students Mesmerized with STEAM

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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...



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