The students and staff celebrated a great Homecoming and Spirit Week. Participation in the dress up days, the football game, and dance were some of our highest yet. In addition, CD also participated in their PBIS Kick Off, which was full of learning, games, and earning the special "day at the movies" with popcorn, candy, pop, and friends. Thanks to everyone who made this year extraordinarily memorable!
Teachers and staff at Andrew High School can nominate students who they feel have shown respectful behaviors to others in the building. Each month students who are nominated are honored for being respectful with a breakfast with the Principal and other prizes. One of our students, Luke LaRocca, was chosen by an Andrew High School teacher, Mrs. Erickson, for September as a way to celebrate his respectful behavior. We were able to capture the priceless moment and his exact reaction while reading the letter he received from the Andrew High School Principal, Mr. Nolting. Luke thoroughly enjoyed the Respect Breakfast and the CD and Andrew staff could not be prouder of him!
Mrs. Nagy's math classes worked together in teams to build the tallest structure using only spaghetti, marshmallows, and tape, with one marshmallow sitting on top of the structure. All teams collaborated together and worked hard for two day, and even had fun in math class! In the end, three awards were given: tallest structure, sturdiest structure (one actually stayed up over the weekend), and most unique structure. Way to go, math students!
GO T-BOLTS!! This year's Homecoming theme is "Outer Space" to be celebrated during the week of September 21st through the 25th. Letters went home today (Monday, 09/14) regarding the events of Spirit Week and the details of the dance. They are as follows:
The Dance will take place on Saturday, September 26th, from 7 to 10 PM at Andrew H.S..Dance tickets are $20.00 and will be sold in the Commons for students to purchase during all lunch periods during Spirit Week (09/21-09/25). Please, notify your CD case manager, if you son/daughter plans to attend (per the letter sent home).
On September 10th, the CD program attended an academic based field trip to Brookfield Zoo. The trip was based on the content being studied in Science and English classes. Students studied and enjoyed exhibits through the zoo, especially the one animal they chose to do their research project about.
It was a fun filled day of naturalistic learning!
The CD Program surprised, Josh Martino, on Friday, September 11th with a celebration in his honor. The CD teachers, students and Josh's family cheered him for his gold medal win at the State Championship for Special Olympics Bocce Ball. Josh wore his medal proudly, ate gold medal cookies, and posed for pictures with family, friends, and teachers. Congratulations to Josh for his achievement and his Andrew coaches Mieling & Young. We are so proud of you!