News for the week of Monday, May 6

Lab & Classroom Schedule

Click here to see this week's schedule. Visitors this week include Dr. Lloyd, Mrs. Michaelson, Mrs. Miller, Mr. Becerra, Mrs. Schneider, the KEC Business Class, the Handbook Committee, Technology Task Force, AP Exams, Credit Recovery, and GACME Club. Please send an email A.S.A.P. if your plans have changed. Thank you!

Items due Monday, May 13 for inventory

  • The only exceptions are Poetry & Prose (May 16), Honors English I (May 17), and Advanced Literature (May 17). Please ask your classes to clean out their lockers, peek under their beds, and look in the trunks of their cars for their missing items.
  • The senior debt list is posted outside the LMC and is updated often. All senior library debts must be paid before finals begin.
  • Staff--please return everything you've used this year; staff summer checkouts begin on Monday, May 20.

Wonder, by R.J. Palacio

"Nominally, the story is about 10-year-old August, a home-schooled boy who is about to take the plunge into a private middle school. Even 27 operations later, Auggie's face has what doctors call anomalies; Auggie himself calls it my tiny, mushed-up face. He is gentle and smart, but his mere physical presence sends the lives of a dozen people into a tailspin: his sister, his old friends, the new kids he meets, their parents, the school administrators the list goes on and on. Palacio's bold move is to leave Auggie's first-person story to follow these increasingly tangential characters." --Booklist
Book images and summaries are from our Follett catalog.

We won a Back to Books Grant!

The Illinois State Library has awarded $5,000 to fund our proposal titled "Strengthening Sophomores' STEM & Core" for hundreds of new books to support English II, Honors Chemistry, Natural Science, Energy I/Mass Communications I, and Production I/Transportation I. Ann Marie has begun to purchase the books that Kristin Flanagan, Matt Hagemann, Jodi Hill, Gail Jordal, Brenda Schroeder, Layla Wheeler, and Kurt Wolter will offer to their students next year; all books will be on the shelves by November 1.