Students Celebrate the World's Fair
Third-graders stepped back in time to visit the Chicago World's Fair of 1893. This fair was known as the World’s Columbian Exhibition to recognize the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus landing in America. Over 27 million visitors came from around the world to experience the fair. Here at Half Day, children wore period clothing as if they were living at the end of the 19th century. Even more profound for the Half Day fair were the number of children who represented the countries of their origin.
The third-grade team did an outstanding job of not only providing booths from various countries, but they also educated students about industries and businesses from long ago explaining where foods like pickles and oranges originated. In addition, they made the fair lively with artifacts and flags from different countries, as well as crafts and games from that era. Included in the fair was a depiction of the ‘White City,” which is what the Fairgrounds came to be called by visitors because all of the buildings were painted white, representing Chicago's claim to a place among the world's most important cities.
Fly Up Day
About 220 Half Day fifth-graders visited Daniel Wright, the school they will attend in the fall for the next three years. Please visit the D103 YouTube Channel to see students entering Daniel Wright. Watch for news on the fifth-grade parent meeting at DW, which has been rescheduled.
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A Big Thanks to the PTO
Thank you to the PTO for organizing and executing an incredible Teacher Appreciation Week for our teachers. Everything you do is very much appreciated!.
District 103 News
Board of Education Meeting
The regular Board of Education meeting will occur at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 24. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting website page. D103 board meetings will be held in-person and live-streamed each month on our YouTube Channel. Members of the community should attend the meeting at 111 Barclay Boulevard, Lincolnshire if they would like to make a public comment. The public can also contact the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honoring Brick Legacy Donors
The Learning Fund Foundation honored the donors of the Legacy Brick Fundraiser with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Daniel Wright Junior High School Saturday, April 30. Thank you to all of the families who contributed to this fundraiser. Families can still have their names inscribed on a brick today and help support the foundation’s many programs in the D103 schools.
Join Us for D103 Laughs
The PTO Parent Education Team invites D103 parents to a FREE Stand-Up Comedy Show at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, May 21, Lincolnshire Swim Club, 2 Yorkshire Dr., Lincolnshire. Register now for this adult-only evening filled with comic relief and good company.
Volunteers Needed for 5K
Over 530 students, parents, and staff have registered for the Saturday, May 21, D103 PTO 5K Run/Walk. Sign up today and join in the fun morning activity with friends, neighbors, and classmates. Volunteers are needed. Run the race and volunteer for a good cause.
Homers for Heroes
Stevenson High School is honoring the military with an appreciation day on Saturday, May 7, on its baseball/softball fields, One Stevenson Dr., Lincolnshire. Family fun activities include hotdogs and burgers, a bouncy house, games, and more from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please visit the SHS athletic event schedule for details.