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D.A.R.E. Graduation
imageAt 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 Education program (D.A.R.E.)

The Mundelein Police Department worked with Mechanics Grove fifth graders to teach them skills necessary to recognize and resist peer pressure that can often lead to tobacco, drug, and alcohol use. Students learn how to say “no” to peer pressure. D.A.R.E. educates students on the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, violence and alcohol. Please click here for Facebook photos of the event.
School News
Students Beautify Washington
imageWashington 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 Department. A Trustmark Education Impact Grant paid for the raised garden beds.

Besides planting spring flowers, in the fall students will harvest sunflower seeds, pumpkins and gourds, said Washington Reading Specialist Sandy Nelson, who organized the garden project.

Added First Grade Teacher Farida Matias, “We are so happy to make a garden for our students. In the fall, kindergarteners will study pumpkins. First graders will harvest herb seeds for their study of sustainability. Second graders will harvest gourds and use them to create small bird feeders in their study of habitats.” Please click here for more photos on Facebook.

Poetry Slam at Mechanics Grove
imageMechanics 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 costumes and used props.

“The poetry slam is a capstone event to the poetry unit,” explained teacher Rita Washburn. “During the unit, students read and analyze poems, learn a variety of types of poems, and write their own poems. At the slam, the room is set up with black tablecloths, low lighting, etc to look like a poetry cafe.”  Please click here for Facebook photos.


CSMS Athletes Head to Sate
imageCarl Sandburg Middle School competed in the IESA Sectional Meet at North Chicago High School. The following student have qualified and will represent Sandburg at this weekend's state track meet in Peoria: Jordyn Miller was champion in the 800 and 1600 meters and bettered the state time in the 400; Shawn Patrick was champion in the 100 and 200 meters; Erik Ramos was champion in the 110 meter hurdles; Kaelyn Pirtle was champion in the 100 meters; Gerda Boreika was champion in the shot put; and Elian Salgado bettered the state time in the 800 meters. This is Jordyn's third trip and Shawn and Elain's second trips to the state tournament. Please click here for Facebook photos of the event.
Studying Rocks and Minerals 
imageWashington students spent a day studying rocks and minerals as part of the school’s Next Generation Science Standards where students study the Earth’s surface. During library time, Librarian Alisha Potter read students books about rocks and minerals. Then students studied them under magnifying glasses. Please click here to view more photos on Facebook.

 
Village and County Recognize Students
imageLake County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Shanes and Village of Mundelein Police Chief Eric Guenther partnered with Carl Sandburg Middle School to recognize students for exceptional academic achievement and/or behavioral improvements in the eighth grade.

Recognized from CSMS were Lupe Rodriguez, Berenice Orihuela, Jaden Gil, Evelin Montiel, Dean Hahn, and Hector Lara Fernandez.

Throughout the school year, local school administrators closely observe students looking for signs of improvement and assessing the amount of effort given to school work, in search of students who have made the most significant improvements academically and/or behaviorally.
Nutrition Nuggets
imageMundelein District 75's nursing offices encourage parents to review the Nutrition Nuggets for a summer of great healthy recipes and kid friend activities.
Nutrition Nuggets
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