2017-18 Archived News

The Westmoor Student Team with the Highest Returns
Student Investors Get Taste of Stock Market
05/31/2018
Forty 4th- and 5th-grade students participated in a nine-month stock market game.
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Meadowbrook Donation
Meadowbrook Spreads Kindness with $1,000 Donation
05/30/2018
But on Tuesday, Peter Dankelson stood in a room full of students at Meadowbrook School to joke and talk about himself, demonstrating he’s really more alike than different from most kids.
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Greenbriar's Little Free Library
Take a Book, Bring a Book to LFL
05/30/2018
Just in time for summer reading, each of District 28’s three elementary schools officially opened a Little Free Library for all the community to use.
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Science Fair Special Awards
NBJH brings home 17 gold, six silver from state science fair
05/02/2018
Northbrook Junior High students provided scientific proof they are among the state’s brightest student researchers when they captured 17 gold awards and six silver awards at the Illinois Junior Academy of Science State Exposition in Peoria on April 28.
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Navigate 28 logo
Learning First Transitions District to iPads
04/26/2018
The first initiative launched under Navigate 28 banner is "Learning First"
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Mrs. Anderson's second grade class
E-Book Shares Students' Research on Hunger
04/18/2018
Michele Anderson’s second-grade class at Westmoor School is ready to change the world, or at least make it a little better.
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Mrs. Shulman's students
Teachers Share Learning from Technology Pilot
04/02/2018
A six-week pilot program involving seven teachers across five grades recently shared their findings with the Board of Education to help set the direction for future student device purchases.
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Young Explorers
Unique Learning Environment, Comprehensive Staff
03/26/2018
The Young Explorers program offers 3- and 4-year-olds comprehensive learning opportunities.
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Student using Googlel AR
'Pioneers' Test Google's Latest Learning Tool
03/20/2018
Students in sixth and eighth grade each had the chance to experience the new technology, part of Google’s Pioneer Program
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Teacher Feature
Teacher Features
03/19/2018
Get to know Meadowbrook teachers with these short profiles created by PTO President Julie Weinberg
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Science Fair Participants with Regional Trophy
NBJH Wins Division at Regional Competition
03/15/2018
NBJH students brought home 29 gold award and 24 qualified for the state fair!
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Township Supervisor Jill Brickman and Westmoor 4th grade
Hands-on Lesson on Economics Also Serves Needy
03/13/2018
A fourth-grade lesson in economics also proved to be a lesson in community service at Westmoor School.
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ELS to Become Foundational
12 Staff Members Hired for Expanded Services
03/01/2018
The District moved a step closer to transitioning special education services from the North Suburban Special Education District program to an in-district program by hiring 12 new staff members.
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Michael and Tara LaCerra
Dist. 28's Own Valentines
02/13/2018
Michael and Tara LaCerra met 15 years ago when they both started
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Emergency Closing Information
Emergency Closing Information
02/08/2018
Several factors are weighed before closing school.
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Peter Brown Visit
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ELC Becomes Foundational
ELS Transitions to Foundational
01/30/2018
District 28 will expand special education services to include
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Wonder Wednesdays wordcloud
Wonder Wednesdays!
01/29/2018
Explore STEAM during lunch at NBJH
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8th Grade Girls Basketball Team and Coach Seifer
Conference Champs!
01/29/2018
8th Grade Girls beat #1 seed to take conference
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Students demonstrate coding website
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Allison Lau poses with her project at the science fair.
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FirstView Bus App
FirstView Parent App Tracks Buses
01/16/2018
FirstView monitors bus routes, sends messages
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Students participate in Hour of Code
Hour of Code Spreads Through NBJH
12/11/2017
During the week of Dec. 4-8, NBJH students were invited to participate in Hour of Code before school and during lunch.
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Ronit Shapiro is the district's first Instructional Technology Coach
Learning is Starting Point for Infusing Technology
11/29/2017
Technology ‘coaching’ never starts with the tools; it starts with the learning objectives.
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School Supply Drive at Meadowbrook School
School Families Respond to Help the Needy
11/29/2017
The month of November was a month of giving for Meadowbrook families, who donated school supplies and food items to benefit the needy near and far.
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Students Paint Messages on Rocks for Display
Event is Part of Yearlong Project RED
11/20/2017
Building empathy and Repect for Each Difference with monthly activities.
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Peer Mediators at Greenbriar
Peer Mediators Help Resolve Playground Conflicts
11/08/2017
There is a new team of students at Greenbriar School hoping to help their peers resolve conflicts and spread kindness.
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ILMEA Honor Band Musicians
Three Students Selected for State Honor Band
11/01/2017
Three NJH students will be performing with the top junior high musicians in the state Nov. 4 or Nov. 18.
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District assessments
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Oct. 23 Public Forum
Did You Miss the Forums? Take the SWOT Survey
10/23/2017
Public & staff forums offer feedback on district SWOT analysis
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Budget
Spending Increases 1.7% in 17-18 Budget
09/25/2017
The Board of Education approved the 17-18 budget at the Sept. 19 meeting
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Analyzing invertebrates
Seventh Grade Digs Ecology Day
09/06/2017
Seventh grade spent the early release day studying the ecosystem in their backyard at Techny Prairie
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Ms. Seeberg and Ms. von Holst
Two new teachers were 2008 NBJH grads
08/28/2017
Two new 8th grade teachers started the year in familiar territory but in very different shoes – Rachel von Holst and Mary Claire Seeberg walked the same halls as eighth-graders in 2008.
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Stephanie Smith Quote
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Why's the Flag at Half-Staff?
02/08/2017
Flags Lowered to Honor Fallen Navy Seal
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