After losing her eyesight, a local teen has turned to rapping in an effort to inspire others facing difficult circumstances.
Antyenette Walker, a 19-year-old Northwest Tech Center student, lost the vision in her left eye at 12-years old. Six years later, optic atrophy quickly took the remaining sight in her right eye.
Faced with learning how to walk with a cane and reading braille, Walker struggled to stay positive in school at Intermediate District 287.
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Grace O’Connor is an eternal optimist. She knows first-hand the power of words, and how actions big and small can make or break someone’s day. As a victim of bullying herself, she felt compelled to present a mind-shift to her classmates: Instead of focusing on what not to do to prevent bullying, she bravely took a stand to practice what you should do to encourage and support each other. Click here for more of the story.
It's that time of year again...cold temperatures, heavy winds and crunchy snow!
Families: Remember to watch our website for official updates this winter. As a general rule, announcements are made by 6:00 a.m. via local media outlets and the district's communications channels (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, websites, and our emergency notification system).
287 Staff: Be sure to review our emergency closure procedures and update your contact information: http://bit.ly/1Tml661