Parents and Staff of CUSD 50 students; There will be no school on Monday, Dec. 19th due to inclement weather. All School Board committee meetings and the School Board meeting will be held as previously scheduled.
According to a recent Surgeon General report more than a quarter of kids between 6th and 12th grade have tried e-cigarettes.
Get the information you need to talk to your student about the dangers of e-cigarettes, fact sheets and even videos about this subject at:
The Hour of Code sounds a bit ominous, especially for kids in elementary school, but as it turns out, it’s a great program that the kids enjoy, and one that keeps them engaged.
Students at Jefferson School participate in the program, started by Code.org, a non-profit group whose goal is to expand diversity in computer science for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. This worldwide initiative not only gives kids the tools they need for the future by working with computers, but it also helps nurture logic, creativity, and problem-solving skills.
Students pick one of several different activities and progress through increasingly difficult problems until they are complete with a scenario. Once they complete an activity, they earn a certificate.
Although Code.org only tracks participation this week, teachers will continue to work on this program throughout the year when there is spare time. The program lays down the foundation for a possible career in computer science or at the very least, a basic understanding of technology.
Harvard Jr. High students and staff raised over $1400 for Toys for Tots through a Takraw Tournament and a partnership with Huntley Barbell.
Takraw is a combination of kickball and volley ball, and the tournament was held round robin style in which teams from each grade got to play each other. The final two teams squared off today in a best out of three match. Wonder Pets ended up winning 2-1.
The teams that participated donated money to the fundraiser, as did all of the spectators. Huntley Barbell also helped in the fundraising process by collecting money at their gym.
Great job on everyone’s part. Best of all the money stays in the community and helps Harvard, not some place you’ve never heard of.
Harvard High School senior wrestler Justin Wilcox signed his letter of intent to attend Ashland University next fall. He was honored today by the wrestling team, Coach David Schultz, Matt Rife, Athletic Director, Robert Zielinski, Harvard High School Principal, and his classmates.
Laura Wilcox, Justin’s mother, attributed his success to his hard work in both wrestling and academics.
“We’re really proud of him,” said Wilcox.
Justin plans to major in the social sciences with a background in education and possibly become a history teacher.
Are you cleaning out your closets? The Crosby Elementary PTO is sponsoring a clothing drive through December 7th. Drop off your clean, gently used clothing at the school office near the intersection of Hereley Dr. and Marengo Rd.
Even better, the PTO will be holding their Clothing the Community Family Night on December 8th from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Crosby Elementary. Kids can get a picture with Santa, get their faces painted and enjoy some snacks. Those in need can pick up clothes for themselves and/or their family. The only thing you need to bring is a bag to carry your clothes.