W. C. Reavis Elementary School
The Reavis staff and Director of Student Services Dr. Carter enjoyed seeing our students and families at our end-of-year reverse car parade. Thank you to all of the families for everything you do for your children! We miss everyone and are looking forward to the fall. The entire Reavis staff wishes you a safe and happy summer! #RoadrunnerPride
25 days ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Lansing School District 158
June 8, 2020 Attention Parent(s)/Guardian(s): Lansing School District 158 will be starting summer food service tomorrow 9:00-11:00 AM at Coolidge Elementary School. Procedures will be the same as grab-and-go meals during the school closure - please drop by for your breakfast and lunch! We will also safety be rescheduling a few activities that were planned for last week, including reverse car parades and diploma pickup at Memorial Junior High. Be on the lookout for communication from your child's school with more information. We wish all of our families an enjoyable start to the summer. Take care and be safe, Lansing School District 158
29 days ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
June 1, 2020 Attention Parent(s)/Guardian(s): It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that all activities at District 158's five schools - including grab-and-go-meals at Coolidge, diploma pickup at Memorial, and car parades at our elementary buildings - are being cancelled on June 2-3, 2020 due to ongoing safety concerns. The start of summer meals is also being postponed until further notice. We will inform you when these activities will resume and again appreciate your flexibility during these difficult and unprecedented times. This may not be how we were planning to end the 2019-2020 school year but the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families are of the utmost importance. District 158's staff will continue to be available remotely and parents who would like to setup individual, reserved registration appointments starting this Thursday, June 4 may still do so. Remember that all appropriate safety precautions will be observed. We wish all of our families well with the end of the school year and start of Summer Break. Please keep calm, be safe, and stay #158Strong! Sincerely, Lansing School District 158
about 1 month ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
May 31, 2020 Attention Parent(s)/Guardian(s): Please be aware that all onsite activities at District 158's five schools, including grab-and-go-meals at Coolidge, are cancelled tomorrow due to safety concerns communicated by the Village of Lansing. We deeply regret any issues this may present for our families and appreciate your flexibility during these challenging times. Staff will continue to be available remotely tomorrow. We will inform you if any additional closures are needed the rest of the week. Sincerely, Lansing School District 158
about 1 month ago, Lansing School District 158
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Reavis students display their #RoadrunnerPride as they complete their Home Learning Activities!
about 1 month ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Lansing School District 158
Our #158Strong families have been dropping by this week to pickup their students' belongings. Please join us today (Wednesday, May 13) at Coolidge, Oak Glen, and Reavis 9:00-11:00 AM or Memorial 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (sixth grade) if you haven't had a chance to do so. Memorial's graduates have also been taking pictures in their caps and gowns, which are being provided free this year because of the pandemic. Look for an announcement soon about our #MightyMustangs Graduation - we are incredibly proud of our eighth graders! This may not be how any of us pictured ending the year but we're having fun, staying safe, and celebrating the end of the year together. Parents, thank you for your partnership during this unprecedented time. #CoolidgeCares #OakGlenGrizzlies #RoadrunnerPride
about 1 month ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Attention Elementary Parents: Come to Coolidge, Oak Glen and Reavis before 4:15 today to pick up your child’s materials.
about 1 month ago, Lansing School District 158
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Mrs. Belt’s 2nd grade students from Reavis loved coloring their animal fact postcards! #RoadrunnerPride
2 months ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Reavis students and staff met at the weekly Friday PTA Zoom session sponsored by the Library mascot, "Sparkle" the unicorn. Sparkle's overall message for the meeting was, "When life hands you dirt, plant seeds!" Together the group shared their recent experiences and books they have read while Sparkle planted a radish seed with the hopes of transplanting it to the Reavis garden soon. #RoadrunnerPride
3 months ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Lansing School District 158
3 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158 has been named a 2020 Best Community for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation! This is a national award that has only been given to 754 school districts across the United States this year. Congratulations to our #158Strong Music Team - Mr. Becker, Mrs. DiGrispino, Ms. Rumbles, Mrs. Stephens, and Mrs. Yonkers - for the excellent work they are doing to educate Lansing's students in the fine and performing arts!
3 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
In response to COVID-19 developments, some internet providers are offering free services to low-income families and households with students. https://5il.co/eoau
3 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Attention Families: In addition to grab-and-go meals being offered at Coolidge and other local TFEC sites, see the link below for a meal finder that will help you find food services while schools are closed. Keep Calm and Stay #158Strong! https://www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids
3 months ago, Lansing School District 158
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
The Reavis staff would like to let all of our students know how much we miss them. We are very much looking forward to seeing everyone as soon as possible to continue preparing the leaders of tomorrow. #RoadrunnerPride #WeMissYou
3 months ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Lansing School District 158
Reavis Principal Mr. Kostopoulos completed the final preparations for Home Learning Activities Week 3. These new activities can be found on the district website. Paper copies can be picked up from the Coolidge Kitchen (Door 4) from 9:00 am to 11:00 am when our grab-and-go meals are also available. Happy learning!
3 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
District 158 has been safely completing our donation of 50 refurbished laptop computers to families in need during the school closure. The picture below is from Reavis last week. This initiative allows more students to remain engaged in learning activities and access educational technology. Computers are being donated at all five schools. Thanks to our #158Strong Board of Education for approving this!
3 months ago, Lansing School District 158
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Reavis staff give a warm smile and greeting to all of their students as they collaborate via Zoom on creative ways we can help and reach out during this school closure period. All the staff at Reavis would like to take this opportunity to give their best wishes to the families that we miss ever so much. We can't wait to see all of your smiles when we return to school! #RoadrunnerPride
3 months ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Lansing School District 158
Even though we're practicing safe social distancing because of the shelter-in-place, our #158Strong District Leadership Team is still meeting, planning, and doing everything we can to ensure the safety, wellbeing, and continuity of education for our students. This picture is from our most recent video conference. Email is the best way to get ahold of us right now - we look forward to hearing from you!
3 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Attention #158Strong Families: next week we are going to be holding a Virtual Spirit Week! Let's have fun from home and stay positive during this pandemic. Monday, March 23 is Good Morning Monday! We encourage you to share or comment with pictures working in your pajamas. Happy posting!
4 months ago, Lansing School District 158
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Ms. Orlando and Mr. Cieplucha prepare 4th grade student news cast team member Jayden Maxey for his part in the monthly Reavis newscast. #RoadrunnerPride
4 months ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158 has a new logo! Please let us know what you think. We are planning to update our school logos in the future, as well. #158Strong
4 months ago, Lansing School District 158
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Reavis 5th Grade students in Ms. Palermo's and Ms. Kruk's class prepare project boards for their Black History Month presentations. In addition to the classroom presentations, students will be putting on a "Live" Wax Museum presentation for the school and parents during one of the Black History Month school-wide presentation assemblies at Reavis this week. #RoadrunnerPride
4 months ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Lansing School District 158
Congratulations to the 4th Grade Reavis Newscast Team for getting recognized at our February 19 School Board Meeting and showing their #RoadrunnerPride! Ms. Orlando and Mr. Cieplucha have successfully produced 20 news videos with this group since 2016. You can access the Reavis newscasts by visiting www.d158.net/o/wcres, clicking on Menu, and going to Videos. Happy watching!
5 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Oak Glen Teachers Katie Larson and Karrie White provide information on researched based mathematical teaching strategies to teachers during the Governor's State University mentor program session at Reavis Elementary School. Teachers from multiple districts across the South Suburban region participated in the professional development sessions.
5 months ago, Lansing School District 158
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Students at Reavis Elementary School demonstrate the skills they learned at using a pottery wheel during Art class. #RoadrunnerPride
5 months ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Lansing School District 158
Congratulations to all of the students that participated in the Lansing Elementary Area Science Fair! Thank you to all of the community and school board members that volunteered as judges to make an event like this happen. It is evident that Science is thriving in Lansing!
5 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
We are excited about the Lansing Area Elementary Science Fair this Saturday, February 1 at Reavis Elementary School! Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Enter at Door #1. We currently have 88 projects registered for the fair. Judging will begin at 9:15 a.m. Public viewing will begin at 12:00 p.m. The awards ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!
5 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Lansing School District 158
Band Director Mr. Becker has a student teacher! Mr. Canning - shown here leading a low brass sectional at Oak Glen - joins us for the spring semester from VanderCook College of Music. Dr. Schilling, a former band director himself, also dropped by to give the students a few tips. This is #158Strong music education!
6 months ago, Lansing School District 158
Memorial Junior High School
Band Director Mr. Becker has a student teacher! Mr. Canning - shown here leading a low brass sectional at Oak Glen - joins us for the spring semester from VanderCook College of Music. Dr. Schilling, a former band director himself, also dropped by to give the students a few tips. This is #158Strong music education!
6 months ago, Memorial Junior High School
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Ms. Vische demonstrates and explains how to use a pottery wheel during art class at Reavis Elementary. Students will have the opportunity to make their own pottery in the upcoming weeks. #RoadrunnerPride
6 months ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Lansing School District 158
Reavis's boys took the win over Oak Glen in overtime yesterday, while Oak Glen's girls were victorious in their season opener! #OakGlenGrizzlies #RoadRunnerPride #158Strong
6 months 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
6 months ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
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
6 months ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
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
6 months ago, W. C. Reavis 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
7 months ago, W. C. Reavis 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!
7 months ago, Lansing School District 158
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
7 months ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary 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.
8 months ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Congratulations to the Reavis Girl's On The Run Team for accomplishing their 5K practice run along with their family members that will be running with and supporting them on the November 23rd 5K marathon in Downtown Chicago. There will be well over 100 other participating Chicagoland schools at the event. In addition to the marathon training, all 24 girls completed a 12 week course on self appreciation, kindness, and leadership. THANK YOU to all of the Reavis staff and family members that volunteered their time over the course of the 12 week program!
8 months ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Thank you State Representative Marcus C. Evans, Jr. for visiting Reavis as part of the "Principal for a Day" program and showing your #RoadrunnerPride! Rep. Evans visited the LRC during Makerspace Monday and had the opportunity to see STEAM activities taking place such as coding, engineering, and virtual reality. In addition to this, Rep. Evans spoke to students and staff during the day as well as observed some student project presentations.
8 months ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Reavis students in Mrs. Tovar's 3rd grade class work on their "Key Word Outline" during a writing lesson.
8 months ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
One lonely, cold black swallowtail caterpillar was found in the Reavis E.A.R.T.H. garden. We rescued him to keep him warm and gathered his favorite food, parsley. He will grow and form into a chrysalis, winter-over in our habitat, then emerge this spring and be released. Students were excited to help support his life-cycle!
9 months ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Ms.Hughey’s Kindergarten class at Reavis helps to create Pumpkin Pudding! They now understand ingredients, measurement, tools and materials. What a tasty experience!
9 months ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Thank you to the Lansing Firefighters for taking the time to explain fire safety to students at Reavis. Some students also had the opportunity to view and try on some of the equipment used.
9 months ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Reavis 4th Grade Teacher Mrs. Rhodes works with one of her students during a writing lesson using strategies from the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) program. The program teaches students to break down information they have read into key word outlines and rewrite utilizing their own words, thoughts, and interpretations.
9 months ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Thank you to Reavis 2nd grade parent Mr. Slomski for volunteering to be the "Mystery Reader" in Mrs. Belt's classroom.
9 months ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Reavis 5th Grade students in Ms. Arvesen's class contemplate their answers during a "Math Box" activity, which allows the class to cover and review a wide variety of math concepts in a short amount of time. Go Roadrunners!
9 months ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Reavis Kindergarten students in Mrs. Mota's class are very proud of their progress in writing. Students are currently working on forming the letters of the alphabet correctly utilizing the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) method.
10 months ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Reavis students and families had the opportunity to meet their teachers, see their classrooms, and learn about the school's various programs, resources, and student opportunities at Open House the evening before the first day of school. Thank you to all of the families, community organizations, and teachers for a great start to the 2019-2020 school year!
11 months ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
The Reavis GOTR enjoyed celebrating all the hard work they put in this season and showing off part of their community project. A huge thank you to our wonderful Ms. Gayle White who made/gave each girl a personalized cup and helped with our fundraiser. Remember any girl in 3rd-5th can join the Girls on the Run program and learn life lessons while training to run in a 5k. We'll be starting up September 2019 for next season!!
about 1 year ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
The 4th graders in Mr. Cieplucha's class at Reavis completed their science unit on Earth's resources and landforms on Friday, May 24 and erupted a volcano in class! During the unit, each student got a chance to create their own volcano while learning about the causes and effects of volcanic eruptions on Earth.
about 1 year ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
The Reavis April/May 2019 Newscast is here!
about 1 year ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Through the Dart Grant Reavis received last year, we purchased an Opcom Hydroponic Grow Wall! It has 5 rows with 15 spots for plants for a total of 75 plants. The water runs up the side of the Grow Wall, fills the tube, and after a few minutes it goes back into the holding tank. The students soaked their sponges in water; added lettuce, spinach, and basil seeds; and put them in special cups with slits to allow roots to grow. About a week later we see sprouts!
about 1 year ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Reavis Grandparents Day on Wednesday, April 3. Activities included bingo, crafts, and photos. The book fair was also open.
over 1 year ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
1st grade students in Mrs. Belt's class at Reavis utilize body movements as they practice their spelling words.
over 1 year ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
During Dr. Seuss Week, Reavis students were treated to special guest readers. Superintendent Dr. Schilling (yes that's Dr. now!) read "The Cat in the Hat" to Ms. Hughey's and Mrs. Mota's kindergartners before playing bingo with third graders Jayden Maxey, Tyler Baker Bennett, and William Henderson. The pieces were shaped like green eggs and ham!
over 1 year ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Reavis students enjoyed the experience of entrepreneurship during the Mini Mall with their families and friends. Students created their own business plan, advertisement posters, as well as received an official framed business license provided by the PTA. Thank you to all the parents for getting involved and helping your children understand and work with the concept of business development, customer relations, and making change. Students enjoyed the experience of financial success and were even able to utilize some of their profits to contribute to the economic development of their friends businesses!
over 1 year ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Reavis 1st Grade students in Mrs. Belt's classroom are engaged in their math learning stations using toothy game, math puzzles, power pens, and mobymax. They also counted out groups of 10 during "snack time" for the 100th day of school.
over 1 year ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Congratulations to the 5th grade girls of Reavis Elementary School for winning the first-place title during the 5th grade basketball season. They completed their undefeated season on February 6th with a record of 6-0.
over 1 year ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
W. C. Reavis Elementary School
Reavis 4th grade students in Mrs. Martinez's class did a great job researching with technology in celebration of Black History Month. Students chose to write about influential people in history such as Frederick Douglass, Jackie Robinson, and Martin Luther King Jr. They utilized their research as well as creativity to create poster boards for a classroom presentation and display.
over 1 year ago, W. C. Reavis Elementary School
David Lesak
Thank you to all of the Reavis 3rd/4th grade students, teachers, and families for participating in this year's annual "December Round the World" Holiday Concert! A GREAT BIG thank you to the District Elementary Music teacher Mrs. Stephens for preparing the students and providing a great opportunity to showcase their musical talent.
over 1 year ago, David Lesak
David Lesak
On Tuesday, November 27, Reavis fourth grade students enjoyed "Agriculture in the Classroom" presented by Mrs. DeLaurentis. The program is sponsored by the Cook County Farm Bureau. In addition to learning about the science of growing crops, students enjoyed hands on activities, explored the many careers in Agribusiness, and connected vocabulary words such as hydroponics and container gardening to the E.A.R.T.H. Program.
over 1 year ago, David Lesak
David Lesak
Hundreds of Reavis students and their family members enjoyed a great night at the annual PTA Trunk or Treat event. Parents, teachers and community members decorated their trunks and passed out candy, toys, comic books and memories to students and their siblings. The PTA also provided fresh popcorn to everyone that attended. A BIG THANK YOU to the Reavis PTA and all who participated in helping to host this event for our school community.
over 1 year ago, David Lesak
David Lesak
Happy Halloween from W. C. Reavis Elementary School!
over 1 year ago, David Lesak
David Lesak
Students and their family members are continuing to harvest in the Reavis garden. Some of the produce has been donated to the Lansing Food Pantry.
almost 2 years ago, David Lesak