• BVI receives $15,000 Grant Thursday, October 30, 2014

    This week our Blind & Visually Impaired (BVI) Department received a $15,000 grant from UMOGD (Upper Midwest Optical Golf Day) Sight Preservation Foundation.

    The Sight Preservahttps://asoft11122.accrisoft.com/district287/clientuploads/2014_2015_NEWS/BVIcheck_3.jpgtion Foundation raises funds “to enhance the lives of visually and physically disabled children so that they to reach their full potential.” The check was presented by Foundation Board President - Craig Giles and Board Treasurer - Nancy Klaers to our Melissa Mendick and Jennifer McIntyre. (see photo)

    The award is a result of an extensive application process that began last January with our BVI staff putting together information about District 287 and the BVI Programs. We are using the grant to purchase five Romeo Pro-50 Embossers. A Romeo Embosser is a portable single-sided braille embosser that produces braille for those who need a mobile or desktop station. 

    In collaboration with classroom teachers, textbook publishers and others in education settings, our staff produces 3,000 hours of braille materials each year. This includes braille materials from books, charts, maps, web content, games and science labs. These projects are especially important because the focus of our BVI instructors is to facilitate access to educational materials at the same time as their student peers.

    Congratulations BVI Team on another great innovative idea!

  • WSSS Part 2: Itís a Secret! It Really is Math! Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    https://asoft11122.accrisoft.com/district287/clientuploads/2014_2015_NEWS/WSSS_mathphoto.jpgThe world is made of math, and we don’t mean workbooks and packets. Almost everything we do each day has a component of math. 

    During West Suburban Summer School, It Really is Math class studied logic problems, the stock market, creating your own board game, food, finance, and sports statistics. They even went to a bowling alley to study math. All of these activities used math and math equations.
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    Follow the stock traders using math skills.
  • Report Features our Superintendent Thursday, October 23, 2014

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    Supt. Sandy Lewandowski was featured on Channel 12 News on Wednesday evening. While visiting classrooms at the North Education Center, the reporter talked with Sandy about her Superintendent of the Year Award.
    To see her story, click here.
  • WSSS was largest turnout - ever! Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    https://asoft11122.accrisoft.com/district287/clientuploads/2014_2015_NEWS/WSSSBRAIN.jpgOne of the Gifted Education Programs here at District 287 is West Suburban Summer School.
    2014 was WSSS's 36th year. Registration numbers were impressive: 948 students attended and accounted for 1627 registrations. This was our biggest year ever. As the program has evolved over time, so has the innovative subject matter and tools. This week we will feature two of the 110 classes held during WSSS 2014.
    During “Thinking with Your Hands”, students made cool construction projects as they learned how their imagination works.

    https://asoft11122.accrisoft.com/district287/clientuploads/2013_2014NEWS/video_icon.jpgSee video.

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