Miss O’Brien’s second grade class has read more books than any other class in the school. They're also on quite an achievement streak.
Raising The Grades
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
A Chicago Heights teacher believes the right time to teach children to be responsible with bank accounts, and other entrepreneurial needs, is kindergarten, at her new academy for middle and low-income families.
Wanikka Vance spent a part of her childhood in Chicago Heights learning to add and subtract at District 170's Jefferson School. As an adult, Vance returned to Jefferson, and for the past eight years has taught young people as impressionable as she once was. But serving as a kindergarten teacher in a financially strained public school district isn’t enough for Vance, who sees an inherent problem with the system. “I see when kids come in, they don’t have the necessary skills,” Vance said. “A lot of times in the public school system kids have a good teacher, then they have a bad teacher, so they need to have a strong foundation before they even start.” That’s why Vance started Foundations 4 AdVANCEment, a private kindergarten academy in Crete…
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Nearly every student placed in the competition.
Several students from Bloom High School students can hold their heads high after taking second place in a mathlete competition that included seven area schools. The students compete had to solve problems and complete equations from several sections, including polynomials, radicals and exponents and linear functions. Crete took first place in the event. Valeria Lopez took first place in matrices and Lupe Avalos scored a perfect 10 in area, perimeter and volume, according to Bloom staff. District teachers Jonathan Visona, Jim Doherty and Chris Baikauskas have been judging contests all year, said Bloom HR Director Joe Malizia. Check out the attached PDF to see a list of all the Bloom students who placed in the competition. Let's …
Monday, January 30, 2012
See which students kicked butt in the second quarter of the 2011-2012 school year.
It's all well and good that Marian Catholic High School is located in Chicago Heights. By many standards it's a great school. But let's face it, Marian is in the Heights, but not necessarily of the Heights. It serves nearly towns and cities well beyond the South Suburbs, touting it self as having a student population travelling from more than 70 zipcodes. That's what makes this sizable group of scholars so special. They all made the second-quarter honor roll and they all live right here in Chicago Heights. In fact, the Heights had one of the largest groups of students on Marian's honor roll! Check out the list below and take a moment to congratulate an awesome group of students: PLEASE VISIT the Marian Catholic High School listing in our …
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Next comes the state tournament.
It looks like the Blazing Trojans are good at staying three moves ahead of the competition. The Bloom Township Chess Team recently won the conference championship for the third time in the past decade, defeating Rich South High School in a fourth-round tie-breaker. Let's congratulate these brilliant students, and wish them luck as they head to the state tournament in February! Chess team members also won individual medals. Those medal winners are listed here: Jarred Stanton - 1st place: Board 1 Rolando Enriquez - 3rd place: Board 4 Hollyn Fisher - 1st place: Board 5 (Also took 1st place for Sophomores in the Blitz Tournament) Dariush Wilkowski - 2nd place: Board 6 Philander Crawford - 2nd place: Board 7 (Also took 2nd place for Freshman in…
Saturday, January 28, 2012
There are 14 pieces from District 206 students in the gallery.
A couple of weeks ago we got to see Bloom Trail High School students show off their culinary skills. This time art students from both District 206 schools have their visual art on display in a gallery. They have 14 pieces of artwork the public can view at South Suburban College in South Holland. The display will be in the fourth floor galleries for almost a whole month, ending Friday, Feb. 24. Bloom and Bloom Trail’s displays can be found in the Photo Four Gallery, according to District 206 staff. Students in this year’s show are: Head over to South Suburban College, at 15800 S. State Street in South Holland, if you would like to see this art in person.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The Bloom Township High School Board of Education meets Wednesday, Jan. 25, in a special public hearing and meeting.
Board President Henry Drake, Supt. Lenell Navarre and the Bloom Township High School Board of Education will meet Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. There will be time allotted for public participation and comments. This is a special meeting to discuss and vote on applying for a physical education waiver with the State of Illinois. Click on the PDF above to see the full agenda for the school board meeting. The meeting will be taking place in the Bloom Township High School Administrative Building boardroom, located at 100 West 10 Street in Chicago Heights.