Way to Go PTO
The Mundelein District 75 PTO raised almost $60,000 this year! District 75 teachers and administration were able to use these funds to support clubs, assemblies, classroom supplies, technology, PE programs, and so much more. This money for D75 children is only possible with the district families' support of PTO fundraisers and events.
About 120 students left Washington School with 10 books each to read over the summer.
Thanks to donations, Washington collected 1,200 new and gently used books that fit children’s reading levels from picture books to chapter books. The reading teachers looked for books that would be of interest to young readers, which included nonfiction books about animals to superhero and Lego books. They also included books written in Spanish.
“Research tells us that children typically lose literacy skills during school breaks. We hope that by giving children books to read, books of their choosing, it will get them excited to read all summer long,” said Joyce Mol, Washington reading specialist.
In addition to district funding, book bags and books were made possible by EpperStars, Thrivent Financial and Daniel Wright Junior High School's National Junior Honor Society. View photos on Facebook of the activity.
CSMS Promotes 152 Students
CSMS promoted 152 students to high school in a formal ceremony recently. To view pictures of the event, please visit the Mundelein District 75 Facebook page.
Mechanics Grove wrapped up the school year with a variety of challenging STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activities.
A spaghetti arm challenge asked students to take 50 strands of spaghetti and two feet of masking tape and attach the spaghetti to the top of a table and then build an arm straight out as far as possible without it touching the ground. A paper towel activity challenged students to build a tower. Finally, students were charged with building egg baskets that would hold an uncooked egg and carry it to the ground from about six feet without cracking.
“These activities showcase Next Generation Science Standards. Students work as a team, planning, building and revising,” said Teacher Rita Washburn. Please click on the link here for Facebook photos of the event.