Friday, January 30, 2015

Boys Basketball Completes Playoff Run

The team made it to the Network 8 semi-finals this year and had a very exciting season. The whole school was proud of them for their hard work on the court and in the classroom. The team still continues playing this season at McKinley Park on Tuesday and Thursday nights if you want to come out and support the Bulls during the months of February and March.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

School Raffle Ends December 18

Tomorrow is the last chance to purchase a $1 raffle ticket to help fund the 8th grade Washington DC trip and win yourself a cool prize. The "beats by dre" headphones are the hot item according to a number of 8th grade students selling tickets hoping to save their parents some money on the final trip payment.

Tickets can still be purchased from a student in the 8th grade or during lunch and recess from students in the cafeteria all for only $1 each.

Winter Dance Starts NWEA Week

The Winter Dance was held on Monday as a way for classmates to relax and let loose before starting their NWEA exams on Tuesday. Ninety three students in grades 5-8 attended the dance which helps raise funds for student council. It was a great turnout for the annual event, and hopefully more students will come out for the Valentine's Day dance in February 2015!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring Fling

Date: Friday, April 11, 2014 Time: 3:00-5:00 PM
Cost: $3.00 (Three Dollars)
Note: The money must be turned in by Friday, April 11, 2014 in the morning.

Fecha: Viernes, 11 de abril 11 del 2014
Hora: 3:00-5:00 PM
Costo: $ 3.00
Nota: El dinero debe ser entregado antes del viernes, 11 de Abril 2014 por la maƱana.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mr. T Address 7th & 8th Grade

Today representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Chicago Police Department and Mr. T stopped into the auditorium to speak with the 7th and 8th grade student's about making the right decisions in life.

Mr. T, who is a Chicago native, spoke about how he overcame the same obstacles many in the audience face and went on to have a successful acting career. Mr. T reflected on his childhood and how he overcame the pressure to join a gang and  how he did not want to disappoint his mother. Mr. T explained that while the gang life appears fun and easy at first, it leads to a life in jail with no friends.

The session lasted over an hour with each student receiving a key chain with famous lines from Mr. T's career such as, "I pity the fool." Mr. T took pictures, recited old rap lyrics, signed autographs and enjoyed a question and answer session from the students. At the end of the session a member of the FBI asked the audience what they learned from the speech, the audience responded enthusiastically, "stay away from gangs."


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Spelling Bee Honors Achievement

The past two days  two representatives from each classroom have been participating in the First Annual James Hedges Spelling Bee. Today, the middle school is completing their portion of the process with challenge words such as contrivance, provincial and caricature. The event is following the format of the Scripps National Spelling Bee with a grade level teacher as proctor and guest judges from the faculty. A big round of applause is needed for the grade level winners and participants who have showed exceptional achievement in the classroom. Also,  a big thanks to the Literacy Committee for putting this new event together.