Congratulations to Alyssa on being an official member of National Junior Honor Society! Alyssa was nominated by her 7th grade English teacher, Mrs. Jelley, and went through a rigorous and in depth application process. Congratulations!!!!!
Congratulations to Jacob, Billy, Mollie, Mia, Anthony, Jermaine, Vinnie, KJ and Malease for being the first WINNER of Participation Connect 4.
This competition was ruthless and neck to neck all the way to the win! To earn their connect piece each day students were challenging to participate 1 time in class for the first week, 2 times in class the second week and 3 times in class for the final week! What an accomplishment!If you see these students please say congratulations and wish them good luck on the next Participation Connect 4 game starting 5th period!
In Science this year Room A23 and A24 have been learning all about the Solar System! We took our learning to the amazing Adler Planetarium in downtown Chicago! Students had a blast exploring hands-on learning activities and learning about the newest space concepts and findings through a dome theater that sparked everyone's interest in the possibility of an official 9th planet! Wow !
Arbor A023 participated in a special project this month. We decided that if we made one person smile, we would make a difference in the world. The students made posters with their own positive message to share with the world and we brought it to the streets! We counted at least 30 honks and countless smiles as our neighbors in Oak Forest drove past our school. What an amazing feeling to know that we made someone's day better!
CD Arbor Park celebrated the Holiday season with a lesson on perspective taking, gift giving and receiving. The students participated in a Secret Santa gift exchange. Each student focused on thinking about their peers and choosing the perfect gift for them. We were so impressed with how well they have gotten to know each other this school year. They did an amazing job. Friendships were strengthened and the joy of giving was seen and felt around the room!