News from District 153
October 25, 2023
JANUARY 19, 2024
MLK Day of Service Community Donation Drive Extended through Jan. 31
Donations Also Now Accepted at Walt's
Because temperatures on the actual Martin Luther King Holiday were in the deep freeze, our MLK Day of Service Community Donation Drive has been extended through Jan. 31. Donations to support Anew, Respond Now, and the South Suburban Humane Society will be accepted at all school offices, the District Administrative Center, Homewood Village Hall and now Walt's. Why not pick up a few items from the list on your next trip to Walt's?
District 153 Teacher Earns Highest Recognition
District 153 is overjoyed to report that Damaris Woodbury, English Language Proficiency Teacher who splits her time between Willow and Churchill Schools, has just earned National Board Certification! It's the highest certification a teacher may obtain in addition to being the most respected one. The process to become nationally certified is very challenging and often takes a few years. Way to go, Ms. Woodbury!
Constitutional Knowledge Put to the Test at James Hart
Congratulations to our 8th-graders at James Hart! They have spent the past three days testifying in mock Congressional hearings about different aspects of the U.S. Constitution. Here is just one question from the hearings. Could you answer it?
- Because of different economic systems, Northern and Southern states had different interests. These conflicting interests led to disagreements at the Philadelphia Convention. Describe at least two disagreements between Northern and Southern states at the convention.
In addition to researching various Constitutional questions and history, they also got a chance to practice those crucial, but nerve-racking, public speaking skills before judges and classmates.