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Students Drop Everything and Read
On April 11, 2014, John Jay Elementary School students and staff participated in a program called Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.). Twice during the day, Principal Thomas Seaton announced schoolwide that it was time for students to stop whateve... Continue
Posted by: David Pohlmeier
Published: 4/17/14

Author Neal Shusterman Visits Grove
The author of a New York Times bestselling series of young adult books met with students at Grove Junior High School to talk about his experience as a writer and pass on a few tips to future literary stars.   Neal Shusterman, who has written ... Continue
Posted by: David Pohlmeier
Published: 4/16/14

Student Success is Celebrated at Minute to Win It
Robert Frost Elementary School, along with many District 59 schools, participates in a program called Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS). According to pbis.org, “Most students will succeed when a positive school culture ... Continue
Posted by: David Pohlmeier
Published: 4/15/14

Board of Education Determines Final Day of Classes
During its April 14, 2014 meeting, the District 59 Board of Education approved the final day of classes for the 2013/14 school year. The final day for students at the Ridge Family Center for Learning will be June 6, 2014. The final day for grade K... Continue
Posted by: Betsy Boswell
Published: 4/15/14

Fifth Grade Students Perform at Fine Arts Event
After months of planning and practice, on April 8, 2014 the 5th grade students at Robert Frost Elementary School hosted and performed in the Fine Arts Show. Two performances, one for students and one for parents were given this year. Every aspect ... Continue
Posted by: David Pohlmeier
Published: 4/14/14

Students Compete in 5th Annual Jr. High Science Bowl
The 5th annual Jr. High Science Bowl final was held at the district’s Administration Center on Friday, April 4, 2014. The competition was organized at the school level by science teachers Anne Fleming (Friendship), Bill Timmins (Grove), and ... Continue
Posted by: David Pohlmeier
Published: 4/8/14

D59 Partners With Parents to Prepare Children for Kindergarten
Prior to a student walking through the school’s door on the first day of kindergarten, it’s important that parents play an active role in preparing their children to be successful for life.The READY! for Kindergarten program was create... Continue
Posted by: David Pohlmeier
Published: 4/7/14

Students Share Their Talents at the John Jay Talent Show
On Wednesday, March 12, students at John Jay Elementary school hosted their annual Student Talent Show. Students prepared and starred in several different sketches during the assembly. Everything from dancing, to singing, to comedy, to cup stackin... Continue
Posted by: David Pohlmeier
Published: 4/4/14

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