District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

February 6, 2020

Evening with the Board of Education

The Board of Education will host “An Evening with the Board” on Thursday, February 13 , 7 - 8:30 p.m. at Innovation DuPage located in the Glen Ellyn Civic Center. This is an opportunity to engage with the Board and ask questions related to board business. All are welcome!

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Learn about the 2020 Census with the Glen Ellyn Public Library

The United States Census 2020 will be conducted this spring. The Glen Ellyn Public Library will be engaging the community to help everyone understand the importance of participating and to provide individuals support for completing the census. For more information, click here.

Hadley Spelling Bee

Congratulations to all of the participants who competed in this year’s Hadley Junior High School Spelling Bee! Out of 1000 students, 12 made it to the school round. A big congratulations goes to Enayah Chishty who will move on to the DuPage County Spelling Bee! Two of the words Enayah correctly spelled included "hydrargyrum" and "xylyl". The official Scripps National Spelling Bee program was utilized for the Hadley Spelling Bee.

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Lincoln Students Create Cardboard Arcade Games

As part of Abraham Lincoln School’s makerspace program, 4th and 5th grade students built cardboard arcade games. The concept is based on the 2012 documentary "Caine's Arcade" about a 9 year old boy who builds an entire cardboard arcade in his father's auto parts store. Christina Kellam, Digital Literacy Specialist at Lincoln, collected assorted cardboard boxes from parents and staff. Other materials included popsicle sticks, small paper cups, string, plastic wrap, markers, and lots of masking tape. From these materials, the students had 45 minutes to build an arcade game. Ted Estes, D41 School Board member, was on hand to offer his game building expertise. The activity required engineering design as well as collaborative problem solving so that students could create a game to be shared with others in the class. A few 5th grade classes were also able to share their games with their 1st grade buddies. Way to go, Lincoln!