Celebrating Black History Month
February is Black History Month and students at Sprague have been participating in many curriculum-aligned activities to learn about the history and accomplishments of black Americans.
Throughout the school year, Sprague students focus on celebrating our diversity, kindness, and making sure all students feel heard and seen. Specifically, during Black History Month, there are a variety of whole-school lessons for all students through music, art, library, extension activities planned through the enrichment specialist and English language teachers. Individual classrooms have made available different read alouds to continue the message of Black History Month. Our lessons focus on social justice, important black scientists, musicians, athletes, and change agents who have made our world a better place.
One such lesson was about Katherine Johnson, who was one of the first African-American women to work as a NASA scientist. Kindergartners created paper space capsules as a way to honor her. Her calculations of orbital mechanics were critical to the success of our country's first space flights.
Parent Input Sought on Survey
Sprague needs about 60 parents to fill out the Illinois 5Essentials Survey so we have access to their feedback regarding school climate and learning conditions in District 103 through the state-administered, Illinois 5Essentials Survey. We need 20 percent of our parents to take the survey in order to see the results. The chart shows how many Sprague parents have taken the survey to date.
The 5Essentials survey is a great way for D103 parents to provide input into the five indicators from the survey that affect and predict school success:
Sprague teachers work with their students' parents in scheduling conferences. Watch for communication to come directly from the classroom teacher.
Seeking Families who Celebrate Holi or Ramadan
Sprague is seeking out a family (or families who would like to work together) to create two bulletin boards for Sprague's lobby. One will be Holi-themed for March and one for Ramadan in April. Please contact Mrs. Bever at email@example.com, if you are interested in learning more about the bulletin board display.
Board of Education Meeting
Audition for Midwest Young Artists Conservatory!
MYAC is open to all ages K-12, and provides instruction and performance opportunities in the areas of orchestra, chamber music, jazz, and choir. This is a great supplement to your student’s school music program. For more information or to register for an audition, please visit the MYA Conservatory website.