Lansing School District 158
A big #158Strong congratulations to our Buildings & Grounds Team for earning BACK-TO-BACK Perfect Facility Inspections from the South Cook Intermediate Center! For the second year in a row, all five of District 158's schools have been designated perfectly safe, clean, and conducive for learning. We also appreciate all of our excellent custodians who helped with the Enchanted Backpack delivery at Coolidge, which took place at the same time as the inspection. Great job!
about 18 hours ago, Lansing School District 158
Calvin Coolidge Elementary School
January 16, 2020 was a great day to be a Coolidge Cougar. We received over $20,000 in donated books and supplies from Enchanted Backpack! Students sang "One Small Voice" as our great custodial staff unloaded everything and were treated to grade level dances and a flashmob featuring their teachers and Mayor Eidam. A special thanks to Coolidge 2nd Grade Teacher Mrs. Cappizano for completing the application with Enchanted Backpack, whose drivers described our educational climate as "vibrant." Outstanding job, Coolidge - you are #158Strong! https://www.facebook.com/LansingSD158/videos/218051365876093/
about 19 hours ago, Calvin Coolidge Elementary School
Lansing School District 158
At our Regular Board Meeting on Wednesday, January 15, District 158's Board of Education recognized ECHO Joint Agreement eighth grader Jalen Golden to lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Jalen has been one of our students since he was three-years-old at Lester Crawl. He runs his own YouTube channel, reading books to children and addressing cyberbullying. Keep doing great things, Jalen - you are #158Strong!
1 day ago, Lansing School District 158
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Throwback Thursday: this was the beautiful sunset over Reavis Elementary School at our annual Trunk or Treat this past October! #RoadrunnerPride
2 days ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Oak Glen Elementary School
Oak Glen staff went "Speed Dating" at yesterday's faculty meeting to reflect on 2019 and share their goals for 2020.
4 days ago, Oak Glen Elementary School
Memorial Junior High School
Congratulations to all 135 of our #MightyMustangs who showcased their Science Fair projects last weekend! We had 57 projected rated Outstanding! A big thanks to Science Department Chair Ms. Schroeder and all of our students, staff, and parents who came out to make this event successful - you are #158Strong!
5 days ago, Memorial Junior High School
Oak Glen Elementary School
Students love the familial, collaborative, all-in culture in Mrs. Stephens' music class!
9 days ago, Oak Glen Elementary School
Memorial Junior High School
On Tuesday, January 7, the Memorial Administrative Team and school social workers presented anti-bullying assemblies to each grade level. The goal of these presentations was to educate and safeguard our students from acts of bullying. The Memorial staff wants to encourage students to stand up against bullying by telling an adult and understand that these are harmful behaviors. #MightyMustangs
10 days ago, Memorial Junior High School
Lansing School District 158
Happy New Year from Lansing School District 158! Our Board of Education and District Leadership Team are here to serve you. We meet every third Wednesday of the month and look forward to a #158Strong year in 2020!
10 days ago, Lansing School District 158
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Reavis 5th Grade students participated in the Super Savers Energy Program, which helps teachers, students, and parents learn how to use energy wisely. Students learn about valuable ways to save energy and money and received a take-home kit with energy saving products to install at home with their families. Items in the kit included a high efficiency shower head, kitchen and bathroom faucet aerator, a digital thermometer, three 9 watt LED bulbs, and a shower timer. #RoadrunnerPride
10 days ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Oak Glen Elementary School
Flexible Seating + Collaboration + Technology = Student Success!
11 days ago, Oak Glen Elementary School
Lansing School District 158
All of our #158Strong staff members engaged in meaningful professional development after returning from break, including a session on RTI with Dr. Mary Howard! Special thanks to the South Cook Intermediate Service Center for working with our great secretaries and Board Member Mrs. Williams for being our guest speaker!
11 days ago, Lansing School District 158
Oak Glen Elementary School
Mrs. Larson's 3rd grade #OakGlenGrizzlies take their math learning outside of the classroom!
12 days ago, Oak Glen Elementary School
Calvin Coolidge Elementary School
As a fundraiser incentive, Coolidge students were able to tape Assistant Principal Mr. Byrne to the wall. He was a brave and courageous Coolidge Cougar! The students were so excited to see the experiment work!
12 days ago, Calvin Coolidge Elementary School
Oak Glen Elementary School
Mrs. Barbaro's 4th graders had a great Flashlight Friday preparing for their camping unit! Thank you to Gus Bock's Ace for the flashlight donation!
15 days ago, Oak Glen Elementary School
Calvin Coolidge Elementary School
Coolidge students enjoyed Kids Night Out. The students experienced a special night with friends while they enjoyed movies, pizza, popcorn, and a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. A special thank you to Ms. Lafferty and Ms. Dahlkamp for organizing the event!
15 days ago, Calvin Coolidge Elementary School
Lansing School District 158
Happy New Year from Lansing School District #158Strong! Our district and school offices will be open 9:00-11:00 AM on Monday, January 6 during the staff institute and resume normal business hours 8:00 AM-4:00 PM on Tuesday, January 7 when students return. Please enjoy this short celebratory video on us and enjoy the rest of your winter vacation. https://www.jibjab.com/view/make/countdown_clip/ce9baa6d-39d7-42fd-83ca-8148bb777167
18 days ago, Lansing School District 158
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Members from the Reavis Girls on the Run team sponsored a food drive to collect food and monetary donations for families in need over the holiday season. In addition to collecting enough food items for 12 families, the team raised enough money to provide gift cards to local supermarkets. #RoadrunnerPride
23 days ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Lester Crawl Primary Center
Just before winter break, Lester Crawl received a surprise visit from the Lansing Fire Department with gifts for our families! Thank you #158Strong first responders for your generosity and keeping us safe. Happy Holidays!
25 days ago, Lester Crawl Primary Center
Oak Glen Elementary School
Oak Glen kindergartens are the "I" in KIND!
28 days ago, Oak Glen Elementary School
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Students in Mrs. Rhodes' fourth grade class created a series circuit of Christmas lights to go along with their Physical Science Unit on electricity. Students labeled their circuit and used a 9 volt battery as their energy source to light their resistors (or Christmas lights). We have some electrical engineers in our future! #RoadrunnerPride
29 days ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Calvin Coolidge Elementary School
Coolidge teacher, Nichole Harris, hosted the fifth annual Pajama Drive at Coolidge. This event was highlighted with a PJs with the Parents night put on by Coolidge PBIS members on December 4th. This is the second time that this event has been held with community members reading to both students and parents.
30 days ago, Calvin Coolidge Elementary School
Lansing School District 158
On Tuesday, December 17, administrators and teachers from across the district gathered in our Board Room for a workshop titled Dive Deeper with Data: Using the Evidence Statement Analysis. This workshop was facilitated by the South Cook Intermediate Service Center and focused on effectively using data from the Illinois Assessment of Readiness to meet the needs of individual students. District 158 is committed to the college and career readiness of our children!
30 days ago, Lansing School District 158
Memorial Junior High School
Memorial's Boys Basketball Team won their third straight Crosstown Classic Championship on Monday, December 16 beating Heritage 61-56! Their record is now 10-2. Keep going #MightyMustangs - you are #158Strong!
30 days ago, Memorial Junior High School
Oak Glen Elementary School
Ms. White's 3rd graders are working through their novel study & focusing on text evidence and characterization.
30 days ago, Oak Glen Elementary School
Lansing School District 158
At last night's Board of Education meeting, the Daisies of Girl Scout Troop 60314 led the Pledge of Allegiance and presented on the importance of recycling! The girls attend Lester Crawl and Coolidge and are completing their Take Action Project to make a difference in their community. Thank you for taking action, Daisies - you are #158Strong!
30 days ago, Lansing School District 158
Oak Glen Elementary School
Winter Wonderfest fun at Oak Glen!
about 1 month ago, Oak Glen Elementary School
Lansing School District 158
Dr. Schilling and Mr. Kostopoulos getting in the holiday spirit and showing their #RoadrunnerPride at Reavis's Cookies with Santa!
about 1 month ago, Lansing School District 158
Oak Glen Elementary School
Mr. White's class had a great day learning from and then collaborating on a craft with their parents!
about 1 month ago, Oak Glen Elementary School
Calvin Coolidge Elementary School
During the month of November Mrs. DiGrispino held her Kindness Club for 1st and 2nd graders at Coolidge Elementary. They covered a variety of ways to show kindness to others though stories, activities, and games. The students also had weekly activities to share with their families, friends and peers. What a great way to show our future leaders how important it is to spread kindness throug our day to day encounters.
about 1 month ago, Calvin Coolidge Elementary School
Oak Glen Elementary School
Oak Glen Grizzlies had an awesome time at our Annual Turkey Shoot! It was great having TFS High School Basketball players come over to connect, ref, and cheer on our students!
about 1 month ago, Oak Glen Elementary School
Memorial Junior High School
The Fall/Winter 2019 Mustang Media Newscast is here! Great job Jasmine Arnold, Jaidyn Carradine, Miles Courtney, Kamya Henderson, and Lily Luchene for writing, producing ,and videotaping this - you are #MightyMustangs! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOcoveyJR4A&feature=youtu.be
about 1 month ago, Memorial Junior High School
Lester Crawl Primary Center
Lester Crawl was visited by Santa. All of the children were able to tell him their wishes for Christmas. The staff also was excited to talk to him!
about 1 month ago, Lester Crawl Primary Center
Oak Glen Elementary School
Oak Glen Principal Mr. Earnshaw was honored to present at the Teach Better 2019 Conference in Akron, Ohio on Saturday, November 9 - connecting, networking, and sharing the amazing things Oak Glen is doing for our students and community!
about 1 month ago, Oak Glen Elementary School
Oak Glen Elementary School
Mrs. Forsyth's 2nd graders know there's nothing wrong with a little friendly competition while learning in centers!
about 1 month ago, Oak Glen Elementary School
Calvin Coolidge Elementary School
Coolidge School concluded American Education Week with Drop Everything And Read (DEAR). About 650 students and the Coolidge staff lined the hallways and read together. Even Puff the Bearded Dragon wanted to be a part of the excitement! Over 1,200 books were donated during the Book Drive. Students loved getting different books during the Book Exchange.
about 1 month ago, Calvin Coolidge Elementary School
Oak Glen Elementary School
Mrs. Annick's 1st graders had a great time when Mrs. Steinwig visited and read her children's book!
about 1 month ago, Oak Glen Elementary School
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Congratulations to Reavis 3rd Grade Teacher Mrs. Tovar for receiving the "Teacher of the Month" award from Sky Zone in Schererville, Indiana! In addition to the class picture being hung on the wall at the facility, each student received a free 30 minute jump pass along with a $5 coupon. Great job, Mrs. Tovar - you are #158Strong! #RoadrunnerPride
about 1 month ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Calvin Coolidge Elementary School
Coolidge students recently enjoyed time on a huge game truck as a PTA fundraiser prize. Students were all smiles as they played video games with their friends. Thank you to the Lansing community for supporting our PTA fundraiser!
about 1 month ago, Calvin Coolidge Elementary School
Calvin Coolidge Elementary School
Mr. Becker played along with the Coolidge fifth graders during clarinet sectionals this week. The students learned about tempo and how to avoid making a squeak. Band is so much fun!
about 1 month ago, Calvin Coolidge Elementary School
Oak Glen Elementary School
Awesome day having Dennis Mathew, author of Bello the Cello, come read, talk with, and sing for Oak Glen! Look for order forms to purchase Mr. Mathew's books coming home later this week!
about 1 month ago, Oak Glen Elementary School
Oak Glen Elementary School
Mrs. Kmetz's 3rd graders are having fun while learning their vocabulary!
about 1 month ago, Oak Glen Elementary School
Oak Glen Elementary School
Mrs. Balciunas's classroom has learning all over it! Here, Oak Glen students are searching for sight words on the door. Once the word is found, they give it a high five!
about 1 month ago, Oak Glen Elementary School
Calvin Coolidge Elementary School
Last week, the annual Penny War was held at Coolidge School. This is a tradition that has been going on for many years. Classes compete to see who collects the most points counting pennies as positive points and silver money and dollars counting as negative points. Over $2,200 was collected for families in need during to the winter holidays. This is a great way to teach citizenship by helping our community.
about 1 month ago, Calvin Coolidge Elementary School
Oak Glen Elementary School
#OakGlenGrizzlies are thankful for Mrs. Losnedahl's 1st grader's performing their Thanksgiving Reader's Theater!
about 1 month ago, Oak Glen Elementary School
Calvin Coolidge Elementary School
Mrs. Hanaway, Mrs. Heim, and Miss Wazny applied for the Meemic Foundation’s Teachers Pay Teachers Classroom Resource Grant and WON! Representatives from the company awards their grants at a recent Coolidge School faculty meeting.
about 1 month ago, Calvin Coolidge Elementary School
Lansing School District 158
Congratulations to our Maintenance Mechanic, Mr. Ryan Fortin (pictured left), for earning his Certified Professional Supervisor (CPS) license from the Association of Facilities Engineering! Mr. Fortin completed two days of training and a half day of testing to earn this certificate, which covers leadership, planning, finance, safety, hiring, and problem solving. Great job, Mr. Fortin - you are #158Strong!
about 1 month ago, Lansing School District 158
Calvin Coolidge Elementary School
It’s time to begin your Science Fair Project! All students in grades K-5 are invited to be a part of our annual Area Elementary Science Fair on February 1. Fifth Grade Coolidge Teachers Mrs. Driver, Mrs. Jamrock, Mrs. Stablein and Mrs. Wiora hosted a Science Fair Parent Night at Coolidge to give details about the project, show example projects, and answer any questions from parents.
about 1 month ago, Calvin Coolidge Elementary School
Oak Glen Elementary School
Oak Glen 3rd graders spent the day as construction workers, earning their way up the ranks through apprentices, journeymen, and foremen by completing activities! Such an inspiring, engaging, and educational day!
about 1 month ago, Oak Glen Elementary School
Lansing School District 158
Thanks to Board Member and Community Reader Dr. Wallace, who spent time reading Thanksgiving books to Ms. Huppert's kindergarteners and Mrs. Berridge's first grade class at Oak Glen!
about 1 month ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
At our November 20 Board Meeting, District 158 was proud to recognize three students who earned the highest scores on the Illinois Assessment of Readiness last year at Coolidge! They are (pictured left-to-right): Claire Grant, who earned the highest 4th grade score in English; Macy Taylor, who received the highest 3rd grade scores in both English and Math; and Jacqueline Gonzalez, who achieved the highest 4th grade score in Math. Congratulations girls - you are #158Strong!
about 1 month ago, Lansing School District 158
Oak Glen Elementary School
Mrs. Mahoney does a great job promoting and encouraging reading when students visit her for LRC time!
about 1 month ago, Oak Glen Elementary School
Calvin Coolidge Elementary School
Students in second grade at Coolidge School crafted turkeys as a family turkey project for Thanksgiving. They displayed their creations during American Education Week!
about 1 month ago, Calvin Coolidge Elementary School
Lansing School District 158
Our #158Strong Board of Education and District Leadership Team are downtown for a weekend of professional learning. Here's Board Member Dr. Wallace with Mr. John Dixon, who serves on the Board of our neighboring Brookwood School District 167 and is also one of our bus drivers! #ILjac19
about 1 month ago, Lansing School District 158
Oak Glen Elementary School
Oak Glen's Social Worker, Ms. Toppmeyer (who is now a Licensed Clinical Social Worker!), engaged and taught the faculty about positive behavior interventions and supports for students. #RECOGNIZE
about 1 month ago, Oak Glen Elementary School
Calvin Coolidge Elementary School
Coolidge has been selected to receive a donation from Enchanted Backpack! This grant is valued at $20,000 and will provide essential classroom supplies, household goods, books, and clothing for our students. The donation will take place on Thursday, January 16 at 10:00 AM. Please share and help publicize this so we may receive more donations in the future! #158Strong
about 1 month ago, Calvin Coolidge Elementary School
Oak Glen Elementary School
Isabelle, a 1st grader in Mrs. Robins' class, was so good we couldn't ignore! Everyday Isabelle stays behind after lunch to help cleanup! Thanks for being a true #OakGlenGrizzly Isabelle!
about 1 month ago, Oak Glen Elementary School
Lester Crawl Primary Center
The Full Day Preschool students are dressed as their favorite characters as part of American Education Week events at Lester Crawl.
about 1 month ago, Lester Crawl Primary Center
Memorial Junior High School
Our #MightyMustang cheerleaders did an amazing job at their first game yesterday. They cheered on our 7th and 8th grade boys basketball team as they both defeated Brookwood!
about 1 month ago, Memorial Junior High School
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Reavis thanks the Junior Achievement Program and Robert Morris University for their #RoadrunnerPride in providing a day filled with lessons on financial literacy and responsibility! The mission of Junior Achievement is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Students learned about topics that ranged from balancing a check book to city planning and development. Over 25 student volunteers from Robert Morris instructed the lessons with the help of the Reavis staff to all classrooms. Reavis students enjoyed how the volunteers were able to relate the content of the lessons to their current field of study as well as real life experiences.
2 months ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Lansing School District 158
On Tuesday, November 12, Director of Curriculum & Assessment Mrs. Bragg attended the Fatherhood Celebration & Ricky Birdsong Awards Luncheon in Chicago. Our students submitted over 1,000 essays last year about their #158Strong fathers and father figures, making us the top participating district! Pictured are TV Broadcaster Alan Krashesky and William Wilkerson, who was a Tuskegee Airman. Those recognized at the luncheon are considered to be good fathers and make a difference in the lives of youth. Congratulations!
2 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Superintendent Dr. Schilling was in Baltimore this past weekend representing District #158Strong at the 2019 American Educational Studies Association National Conference, attending professional development and presenting with a panel of experts on moral leadership, social justice, educator preparation, and student-centered decision making!
3 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
On Tuesday, October 29, two of our #158Strong Board Members - Mrs. Kelly and Dr. Wallace - were designated as new Master Board Members by the Illinois Association of School Boards. Congratulations!
3 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Quarter 2 Safety Reminder October 29, 2019 Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s), Please click on the link below for a letter from Superintendent Dr. Schilling with an important safety reminder about picking students up from school. You are welcome to contact the office of your child's school with any questions. Thank you for your help in keeping our children safe. Sincerely, Lansing School District 158
3 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Oak Glen Principal Mr. Earnshaw, Superintendent Dr. Schilling, and 3rd Grade Teacher Ms. White presented to a standing room only crowd at the 2019 Illinois Principals Association State Conference in Peoria! Over 110 school administrators attended this session on building a positive school culture, including Coolidge Principal Mrs. Hodgson and former #158Strong assistant principals Mr. Coleman (now principal in Hoover-Schrum Memorial School District 157), Dr. Smith (principal in Holy Family Ministries), and Mr. Gaham (principal in Beecher 200U). Lansing grows great leaders! #OakGlenGrizzlies #RECOGNIZE
3 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
This week, Memorial's #MightMustangs Baseball Team and Coaches Mr. Faughn and Mr. Barclay were recognized by our Board of Education for their undefeated regular season and Regional Championship! Great job boys - you are #158Strong!
3 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
District 158 partnered with Calumet City School District 155, ECHO Joint Agreement, and Pearle Vision to bring the One Sight Vision Van Clinic to our area and provide free eye exams and glasses for 98 children!
3 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
News from the Kitchen: who likes pasta? Fresh food is being prepared daily at Coolidge and transported to all of our schools. Download the Nutrislice app (look for the orange logo) and select Lansing School District to see menus and provide feedback. Bon appétit! Download from the Apple App Store https://apps.apple.com/us/app/school-lunch-by-nutrislice/id567183091?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 Download from the Google Play Store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nutrislice.schoollunch&hl=en
3 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
In recognition of National Custodial Workers Day, please join us in giving a big District 158 shoutout to our entire custodial, maintenance, and buildings and grounds staff! The work you do on behalf of our school district is invaluable and one of the reasons we have some of the best facilities in the state. Thanks for everything you do - you are #158Strong!
4 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
District 158 Enrichment parents gathered at Memorial Junior High School to listen to Mrs. Kooy's introductory presentation on the Enrichment program.
4 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Mr. Becker and the Memorial Junior High Mighty Mustang Band were outstanding during their elementary school tours. The Memorial Band traveled to Reavis, Oak Glen, Lester Crawl, and Coolidge elementary schools spreading cheer. They played various musical selections and talked to students about the different types of instruments played by students in the band. The beautiful tunes brought smiles to all the students.
4 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Lester Crawl kindergartners Victoria Chavez and Arden Wallace, with the help of their teacher Mrs. Myers and principal Dr. Morley, led the Pledge of Allegiance at last night's Board Meeting! Now that Coolidge has been officially completed, District 158 looks forward to moving ahead with the renovation and expansion of Lester Crawl. Stay tuned!
4 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Thanks to all the Coolidge students, parents, staff, elected officials, and community members to came out last night for our Final Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - you are now a part of history! Also much appreciation to State Representative Marcus C. Evans, Jr. and Rep Will Davis for your visibility and support. According to Rep. Evans, we have "one of the best school districts in the Southland!" #158Strong
4 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Instrumental Music Recruitment is currently being held in District 158 starting with an aptitude survey for all fifth graders. This type of survey has been used in schools throughout the country and has proven to be very successful in pre-assessing and determining accuracy with pitch, harmony, melody, and rhythm. Surveys of this type are designed for children with little or no previous musical experience. This initial introduction day also gives Band Director Mr. Becker a chance to get students excited about the amazing opportunities that are presented in the District 158 music program! Registration for the 2019-20 Beginning Band will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 5:00-8:00 PM.
4 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
The E.A.R.T.H. Program’s “migratory monarchs” visited Coolidge School’s Enrichment Program. Students examined chrysalis’s at various stages, male and female monarch butterflies, and then helped to prepare the monarchs by feeding them nectar to ensure they have the energy to migrate to Mexico. The monarchs were released later that day by the Reavis E.A.R.T.H Program students.
4 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Huge thanks to Tim Hannig and The Pro Kids Show for entertaining, teaching, and bringing smiles and laughter to our staff, students, and families! Mr. Hannig presents at all three of our elementary schools each year and we couldn't be happier to continue this partnership.
4 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Welcome to YOUR new Calvin Coolidge Elementary School! Landscaping has been completed by the new front entrance and we are proudly flying the American, Illinois, and Lansing flags! The final Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Coolidge has been set for Monday, September 16 at 7:00 PM and will include special guest speaker State Representative Marcus C. Evans, Jr. Hope to see you there!
5 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Our Time Travelers under the direction of Mrs. DiGrispino did an outstanding job with their performance "Greatest Americans of the 20th Century" at the Lansing Public Library on Monday, August 26! These 22 students came back weeks after Summer School ended to rehearse and complete this performance. Special thanks to the Lansing Historical Society for continuing to support our program and making a generous donation to the Time Travelers! You can find more pictures of this performance on their Facebook page.
5 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Let's give a big Grizzly Growl for Oak Glen 5th Grade Teacher Mrs. Cialdella, who won the raffle for this fantastic eagle painting by Sam Glen Motivational Speaker! Superintendent Dr. Schilling dropped by yesterday to present this during our afternoon Professional Development Meeting. Congratulations!
5 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Reavis fourth grader Kathryn Wood led the Pledge of Allegiance at our August Board Meeting! Kathryn is in Mr. Cieplucha's class and participates in softball, volleyball, Girls on the Run, and the E.A.R.T.H. program. She is a kind, caring, positive, and insightful member of our community. Great job!
5 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
A big District 158 thank you to Sam Glenn Motivational Speaker for presenting to all of our faculty and staff today! Mr. Glenn (pictured top left with Board President Mr. Wood and Memorial RTI Teacher Mrs. Vance) completed a beautiful eagle painting for our district and challenged us to soar outside of our comfort zones. We also recognized newly tenured staff. A great start to a great school year! #158Strong
5 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Friday, August 16: wonderful outdoor performance at Memorial Junior High by our Summer Band! Thanks to all of our parents, families, friends, and staff for coming out and making this concert a success, as well as Band Director Mr. Becker for all of his hard work. These students have passed off on 375 scales - great job!
5 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
August 15, 2019 Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s), Please click on the link below for a welcome letter from Superintendent Dr. Schilling for the 2019-2020 school year. We look forward to seeing your students back on Tuesday, August 20! You are welcome to still complete online registration if needed and/or stop by the offices of our schools for assistance. Sincerely, Lansing School District 158 https://5il.co/9j9d
5 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
New teachers engaged in professional learning at Reavis on their first day of mentoring. One week to go until school starts!
5 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
On Thursday, August 8, three of our assistant principals - Mrs. Sechowski from Oak Glen (pictured left), Mrs. Booth from Reavis (center), and Mr. Byrne from Coolidge (right) - met with all of our lunch and recess supervisors for a training before students return. D158 makes safety the highest priority and we are fortunate to have great leaders and support staff in all areas of the district. Mrs. Booth is new this year and joins us from Matteson - welcome! #158Strong
5 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Who's ready for the First Day of School? The new Coolidge is! Online registration is open and the offices at all of our schools are available 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM to assist any families. Please drop by if you still need to register. School starts on Tuesday, August 20 with a morning half-day for students. See you soon!
5 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
At our July Board Meeting, District 158 was honored to recognize recent Memorial Junior High graduate Ana-Leise Torian '19 for winning the 2019 IESA State 100-Meter Hurdles Championship! Ana-Leise was presented with a state ring (top left) and certificate of recognition from the District. We are also excited to announce that yesterday she won the Pentathlon event at the 2019 USA Track & Field Junior Olympic National Championships (bottom left)! Do we have a future Olympian in our midst? Congratulations Ana-Leise - you are #158Strong!
6 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Memorial Junior High School Baseball and Softball Information
6 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Hey Lansing School District 158, who's feeling their Coolidge Pride? Only a month until the new, fully completed building opens for school!
6 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Summer School students were excited to learn about reptiles such as snakes, turtles, lizards, alligators, and crocodiles! The "Reptiles Are Cool" show brought reptiles from Africa, Asia, Australia and North America to Reavis Elementary School. Our students (and Director of Curriculum & Assessment Mrs. Bragg, also pictured) learned about different adaptations that reptiles have to help them survive in their environments. At the end of the assembly, all students were able to touch either a corn or milk snake!
6 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Coolidge Update: the new main entrance (left) and open kitchen (right) are nearing completion! District 158 is incredibly proud of this construction project and we look forward to hosting a final ribbon cutting and public walkthrough in the fall. #158Strong
7 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Summer School students at Reavis are collecting data on plant growth and local rain measurements using rain gauges and tablet computers! Additionally, they are drying lemon balm for culinary purposes and maintaining a worm habitat using moister, food scraps, and paper. The castings and leachate are being used for fertilizer in the garden.
7 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
On May 2nd, the combined Songs of Peace Choir students from Oak Glen and Coolidge School performed a concert of songs about peace and kindness for the residents of Saint Anthony of Lansing. Following the concert, the students played Kindness BINGO with the residents and also helped the residents to decorate a door hanger to be used for their rooms. The students and residents alike enjoyed their time together and spreading kindness right here in Lansing.
7 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
A HUGE congratulations and thank you to District 158's 2019 retirees - Mrs. Doorn, Mrs. Mirich, and Mrs. Wiak at Coolidge; Mrs. Kuhlmann at Oak Glen; Mrs. Thurston at Reavis; and Ms. Madonia at the District Office - who were recognized at our annual luncheon on Monday, June 10! Superintendent Dr. Schilling also gave out two new awards with Mr. Donley from Horace Mann. Ms. Rising (Lester Crawl), Ms. Spangler (Coolidge), Mrs. Sechowski (Oak Glen), Mrs. White (Reavis), and Mrs. Arseneau (Memorial) were named Staff Member of the Year and received Crystal Apples and Mrs. Kern (Lester Crawl) and Mrs. Berridge (Oak Glen) were given Crystal Owls for Perfect Attendance! Great job! #158Strong
7 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
In honor of Memorial Day this weekend, Lansing School District 158 is sharing this picture of the monument in front of Memorial Junior High. The poem reads, "Let none forget they gave their all and faltered not when came the call." Thank you to all our brave men and women who gave their lives in service to our country and defense of our freedom. Also notice that District 158 is proud to now be flying Lansing flags at all of our schools! #158Strong
8 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
The new open kitchen at Coolidge is nearing the final stages of completion! Four high quality, industrial size hoods are being installed this week and will be used with the ranges, ovens, braising pans, and other equipment to prepare fresh food daily for the whole school district. Improving student health and nutrition is an important initiative of District 158. Look for more construction updates in the near future!
8 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
We are happy to announce that Ana-liese Torian is the new State Champion in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.9 seconds. The track and field state competition finals took place on Saturday, May 18th at Corwin Clatt Field in East Peoria. We are so proud of Ana-liese, our fearless Mighty Mustang!
8 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Coolidge (top right), Oak Glen (left), and Reavis (bottom right) first and second graders did a great job at their Spring Music Concerts! #158Strong
8 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Coolidge update: the new front hallway, main office, and classrooms are looking great with floors tiled, furniture assembled, walls painted, arches installed, and spaces created for additional picture tiles! Progress is moving quickly both here and in the new open kitchen, with our Board of Education hiring A'viands to deliver fresh food service for the 2019-2020 school year.
8 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
On Tuesday, May 14, District 158 held our annual Spring Music Concert at Memorial Junior High School. Two concert bands, the jazz ensemble, and concert choir performed; Band Director Mr. Becker was given a gift by the eighth grade class; Superintendent Dr. Schilling guest conducted a march; and several students were honored with awards - all in front of a standing room only crowd! Thanks to our outstanding music faculty, students, and parents for supporting performing arts education in Lansing!
8 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
At last night's Board Meeting, Memorial students Ainsley Grant, Craig Morrison, and Olamiposi Sulaimon led the Pledge of Allegiance and were recognized for their achievements at the State Science Fair!
8 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
On Wednesday, May 8, Memorial Assistant Principals Mr. Nagle and Ms. Washington, Memorial Dean/Activities Director Mr. Herron, and Oak Glen Assistant Principal Ms. Sechowski were recognized at Governors State University! All four administrators recently completed the New Leaders Mentoring Program with Dr. Saundra Mickles (pictured third from left). Congratulations! #158Strong
8 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
At last week's Illinois Association of School Business Officials Conference, Chief School Business Official Mr. Crotty was recognized by Superintendent Dr. Schilling for his "financial advice, business management, and operational expertise" in District 158! Mr. Crotty helped secure bonds to support the $23 million renovation and expansion of Coolidge Elementary School! A link to the conference video can be found here: https://vimeo.com/334910366
8 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Great job Lester Crawl, Coolidge, Reavis, and Memorial for representing District 158 in Lansing's Good Neighbor Day Parade. May The Fourth Be With You! #158Strong
9 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
On Thursday, May 2, students from the Reavis Kindness Club, Oak Gen and Coolidge Songs of Peace Choirs, and Memorial Concert Choir joined together to perform a family concert entitled "It Just Takes One Voice." Several Lansing community members joined us including Mayor Eidam, who was presented with kindness notes colored by the students to be distributed to community members at the Village Hall.
9 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Congratulations to Director of Curriculum & Assessment Mrs. Bragg for being selected for the James V. & Dorothy B. Moon Scholarship from the Illinois Association of School Administrators! This award was established by a former Illinois superintendent and provides support for administrators completing advanced graduate coursework in school district leadership. The article below was published in the April 2019 edition of Leadership Matters.
9 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
April 24, 2019 Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s), A reminder that Online Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will open next Monday, April 29! Early bird discounts apply through Friday, May 10. Please register your student(s) before school ends on Monday, June 10. You are welcome to contact our school offices with any questions. Sincerely, Lansing School District 158
9 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
On April 12-13, 2019, our Strategic Planning Committee met to create a new 5-Year Strategic Plan for the school district. Thanks to all of the board members, parents, staff, village officials, and community members who participated! District 158 also unveiled a new vision statement at this time: "Putting the Children First with a Commitment to Continuous Improvement!" The Strategic Plan will be presented at our next Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, April 30. #PTCFVision2024
9 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District has started a new tradition! At the April 17 Board Meeting, a student led the Pledge of Allegiance. This is Philip Dickey, a fourth grader in Mrs. Rhodes's class at Reavis. Philip is an Honor Roll student, consistently demonstrates kindness and caring for others, asks a lot of questions and is an active participant in class, and is a member of the PBIS Student Leadership Team. We are hoping to have other students lead the Pledge at future Board Meetings. Great job Philip!
9 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158's Annual Elementary Science Far was held at Oak Glen on Saturday, April 6. Congratulations to all students who participated and thanks to our junior high scientists for showcasing their own projects before heading to State!
9 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Board Secretary Mr. Wood and Superintendent Dr. Schilling on the roof of First United Methodist Church with Pastor Price (center right) and Pastor Young of Increasing Faith Ministries (far right) for the T. F. South baseball game on April 1, 2019. Memorial Junior High's baseball and softball teams were bused over to watch the Rebels win 11-1!
10 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Coolidge construction update! The new main entrance and front office are taking shape with arches and windows installed, furniture delivered, and walls painted in school colors. Our architects continue to respect the history of Coolidge by restoring original stonework inside the new building. District 158 will be hosting a Business After Hours with the Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, April 10, 5:00-7:00 PM to showcase this progress. We hope to see you there!
10 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Congratulations to District 158's Director of Student Services Dr. Carter, who is being inducted into Sandburg High School's Legacy Hall! This organization awards alumni who have realized their life-long potential and established a positive example for future students.
10 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
On Wednesday, March 20, District 158's Buildings & Grounds Team was recognized by Dr. Vanessa Kinder, Executive Director of the South Cook Intermediate Service Center (pictured far right), for their work in helping District 158 secure a perfect score on our 2018-2019 facility inspection! South Cook noted that all five of our schools are very clean, well maintained, and conducive for learning. Great job!
10 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Board of Education members and District 158 administrators collaborating with Strategic Plan Facilitator Dr. Madonia during a training session on Monday, March 11. The group reviewed, discussed, and practiced ways to engage community stakeholders when the full committee assembles in a few weeks. #Vision2024
10 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Congratulations to our Coolidge Cougars for winning the 10th Annual Lansing Roundball Classic - finishing the tournament and their overall season undefeated - and Oak Glen fifth grader Jessica Campuzano for winning the Hot Shot Competition! Recognition was provided during the Village of Lansing's Board Meeting on March 5, 2019.
11 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
On Wednesday, February 20, our Board of Education recognized Memorial's 8th Grade Girls Basketball Team for their achievements this season. They finished the year with a record of 18-3, averaged 52 points per game, won Regionals and Sectionals, and qualified for State two years in a row. Ana-Liese Torian and Brianna Hill were selected for All-Conference and Javaiya Baker was named the team's MVP. Congratulations girls!
11 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
On Friday, February 1, Lansing School District 158 started the process of developing a new five-year strategic plan. The Board of Education and district administration spent two evenings with our plan facilitator - Dr. Bob Madonia (pictured), a retired superintendent, consultant, professor, and staff development provider - to create focus areas and a vision that will guide this process. Stay tuned for a strategic planning survey that will be sent out to the community in the near future. #Vision2024
11 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Todas las escuelas del Distrito Escolar Lansing 158 regresarán a la sesión el viernes 1 de febrero.
12 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
All Lansing School District 158 schools will be back in session on Friday, February 1.
12 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
On Monday, January 28, Superintendent Mr. Schilling and District Attorney Mr. Boyle completed a presentation and training with all of the Lansing Police Department supervisors. Topics included legal requirements, student discipline, reciprocal reporting, and parent communication. District 158 prides itself on maintaining excellent working relationships with our local first responders!
12 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Por causas de las bajas temperaturas, todas las escuelas del Distrito 158 de Lansing estarán cerradas el martes 29 de enero, el miércoles 30 de enero y el jueves 31 de enero. Todas las actividades después de la escuela estarán canceladas.
12 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Due to inclement weather, all Lansing School District 158 schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 29, Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31. All after school and evening events and activities will be cancelled during this time.
12 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Superintendent Mr. Schilling is remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today with these pictures from North Central College, which were taken on November 21, 1960 and include his great uncle Dr. Arlo Schilling who was President at the time. Dr. King gave a speech titled "Stride Toward Freedom" in Pfeiffer Hall and asked that Black Americans be treated as full citizens of the United States. How do you remember Dr. King?
12 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Happy New Year from Lansing School District 158! Our Board of Education and Leadership Team are here to serve you. Pictured sitting (left-to-right): Board Secretary Mr. Wood, Board President Mr. Bonifazi, and Board Vice President Mrs. Long. Pictured standing (left-to-right): Chief School Business Official Mr. Crotty; Superintendent Mr. Schilling; Board Members Mrs. Kelly, Dr. Wallace, Mr. Durán, and Mr. Taylor; and Director of Curriculum & Assessment Mrs. Bragg.
12 months ago, Lansing School District 158
David Lesak
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!
about 1 year ago, David Lesak
David Lesak
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!
about 1 year ago, David Lesak
David Lesak
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!
about 1 year ago, David Lesak
David Lesak
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!
about 1 year ago, David Lesak
David Lesak
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.
about 1 year ago, David Lesak
David Lesak
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.
about 1 year ago, David Lesak
David Lesak
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!
about 1 year ago, David Lesak
David Lesak
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.
about 1 year ago, David Lesak
David Lesak
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!
over 1 year ago, David Lesak
David Lesak
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!
over 1 year ago, David Lesak