Mrs. Allison's class made cards and wrote letters to Mrs. Allison's cousin who is a Captain in the United States Air Force serving overseas. Not only did he write back to the students and answer their questions, he also sent them the United States flag that he flew in their honor! He wrote to the students, "This is a reminder that what I do is not about myself, but about our great country and its great people. Thank you so much for the cards and letters. I really enjoyed reading all of your kind and inspiring words and I loved all of the drawings. Knowing that our country is filled with great kids like you makes all of the difficult parts of my job worth doing." The flag now hangs proudly in Mrs. Allison's classroom.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Monday, February 26, 2018
We were honored to have a presentation on Friday, Feb 23rd from the Illinois Judges Association. Judge John O'Gara, Judge Heinz Rudolf, and Judge Chris Kolker presented on the "Worries of the World Wide Web." The presentation provided students with information about the increasing problem of cyber bullying, electronic harassment, and the consequences of poor choices when using social media. The presentation started with a YouTube video titled "The Bully" which has been viewed worldwide over 700,000 times. The video was written and produced by a thirteen year old junior high student from St. Charles.
Friday, February 23, 2018
Mrs. Runyan and I had the honor of taking thirty of our young leaders to the Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. We attended sessions on electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, and civil engineering. We made homo-polar motors and learned about 3-D printers. We even had time to practice coding! Thanks to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the Society of Women Engineers for a fantastic learning experience!
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Thanks to Mrs. Sackett for organizing another successful 8th Grade Career Day. The presentations from professionals in the field help our students navigate their educational journey as they begin high school. There were professionals here from the following careers: chemical engineering, electrical engineering, local business owners, mental health counselors, Illinois State Police Officers, research analyst, pastoral care, dispatcher, advisory services, labor and delivery nurse, and school board member. Thanks to all our informative presenters for spending time with our 8th graders.