On Wednesday, December 19, Memorial Junior High School's Speech Team was recognized before the Board of Education for their recent success at the IESA Speech Competition. Three students placed first, four placed second, and two placed third in events ranging from acting to storytelling and poetry. Seventh grader Alexis Dixon read an excerpt of her poem for the Board. Congratulations!
Lansing School District 158 recently completed a presentation on MAP at the South Cook Intermediate Service Center in Chicago Heights. Director of Curriculum & Assessment Mrs. Bragg, Coolidge Principal Mrs. Hodgson, and Reavis Principal Mr. Kostopoulos spoke to other education professionals for 60 minutes on how to use MAP data for Professional Learning Communities, student and team goal setting, differentiated instruction, and teacher evaluation. District 158 implemented MAP assessments last year and has been designated a model district in the South Cook region!
On November 14, 2018, Board President Mr. Bonifazi administered the oath of office to our newest board member: Mr. Abi Durán (left). The Board of Education, Superintendent Mr. Schilling, and Coolidge Principal Mrs. Hodgson also recognized fourth grader Will Rosenberg (right) for his assistance to military veterans and first responders during Lansing's Autumn Fest. Congratulations!
Congratulations to our outstanding volunteers - (left-to-right) Coolidge PTA Treasurer Mrs. Modjeski, Reavis Paraprofessional Ms. Waites, Memorial PTA President Mrs. Enright-Taylor, and Oak Glen PTA Vice President Ms. Stubbs - who were recognized at the Lansing Evening of Thanks on November 9!
Happy Halloween from Lansing School District 158! Students at all three elementary schools participated in outdoor parades and shared their great costumes with neighborhood residents. Thanks to all our parents who volunteered their time to help run activities in the afternoon.
On Thursday, October 18, Lansing School District 158 held Family Math Night at Memorial Junior High School. A variety of engaging, relevant activities were hosted for students and parents - including shapes, puzzles, play-dough, 3D design, board games, manipulatables, geoboards, and a live game show in the gym that students participated in. Over 600 people attended the event and families left with suggestions on how they could further their students' mathematical learning outside of school.
On Wednesday, October 10, Lansing School District 158 participated in Walk to School Day! Thanks for the great turnout from our students, parents, school board members, teachers, administrators, mayor, police officers, fire department, and others in the community who helped make this event a huge success!
Lansing School District 158 received the following letter from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources regarding our efforts to support the chimney swift birds at Coolidge Elementary School. Thank you to Regional Wildlife Biologist Mr. Domazlicky for his visibility, advice, collaboration, and positive feedback regarding this situation.
On Monday, August 27, Lansing School District 158's Time Travelers performed "The Incredible Westward Movement" at the Lansing Public Library. This piece - "Getting Lost In America" by Ron Fink and John Heath - featured a solo by Memorial 6th Grader Esmeralda Spencer as Sacagawea, who helped the Corps of Discovery (played by Oak Glen 3rd Grader Sultan Bellow, Reavis 3rd Grader Andrew Herrera, Reavis 3rd Grader Ian Stubbs). Thanks to Mrs. DiGrispino for directing and the Lansing Historical Society for hosting the event!
During yesterday's Opening Teacher Institute, Superintendent Mr. Schilling (far left) and Horace Mann Representative Mr. Donley (far right) recognized seven Lansing School District 158 faculty members who received tenure this year: (left-to-right) Memorial PE Teacher Mrs. Bersell, Coolidge 5th Grade Teacher Mrs. Wiora, Coolidge 2nd Grade Teacher Mrs. Sannito, Memorial 7th Grade ELA Teacher Mrs. Flaherty, Reavis 4th Grade Teacher Mrs. Martinez, Oak Glen Social Worker Ms. Toppmeyer, and Oak Glen 4th & 5th Grade Co-Teacher Mrs. Joria. Congratulations to our educators on achieving this career milestone!