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22 | January 25, 2018 | The Northbrook tower school northbrooktower.com School News NORTHBROOK/GLENVIEW SCHOOL DISTRICT 30 Maple eighth-graders attend STEM workshop at Oakton Community College Maple School’s eighthgrade science teacher, Robin Dombeck, took nine eighth-grade girls to the Futures Unlimited program at Oakton Community College on Jan. 15. Futures Unlimited is Oakton’s one-day educational program that provides eighth-grade girls with exciting opportunities to explore diverse careers in STEM. The program included sessions with role models comprised of women who have achieved success in a variety of non-traditional careers, hands-on workshops led by Oakton faculty, staff, and graduate students; and breakout sessions that introduced STEM programming at area high schools. Wescott third-graders volunteer at Feed My Starving Children charity Third-graders at Wescott School, in Northbrook, went to Feed My Starving Children as a service field trip on Jan. 16. They packaged food and boxes to be shipped to Haiti for hunger relief. The grade packed a total of 64 boxes, which provides 13,824 meals, feeding 37 kids one meal a day for a whole year. “This was our first year going but have plans to make it an annual field trip,” said third-grade teacher Courtney Sislow. “The students had to use a lot of team work and overall it was a successful trip.” NORTHBROOK SCHOOL DISTRICT 28 First PTO academic event a hit Students in grades K-5 had the opportunity to Students YooLae Rho (left) and Kristine Chung design and test a zip line container for a pingpong ball with female engineer facilitators, as part of a competition with other teams of girls on Jan. 15 during Oakton’s one-day educational program Futures Unlimited. Photos submitted Wescott School third-graders Matthew Ward (back left), Dana Morgen (back right), Jenny Ogiela (front left) and Gabby Dubin help pack meals during a service trip on Jan. 16 at Feed My Starving Children. participate in a read-athon academic fundraiser to benefit Westmoor Elementary School PTO. The read-a-thon took place Oct. 23-Nov. 3. Participants set a reading goal of at least 20-30 minutes per day and then received solicited pledges from family and friends to support their effort. Every Westmoor student was invited to participate by fundraising and/or reading. Every participant had the opportunity to receive a prize. Some of the prizes were donated by businesses in the Northbrook community including: the Book Bin, California Pizza Kitchen, Goldfish Swim School, Graeter’s, Hot Ground Gym, Mariano’s, Northbrook Towne Nails and the Northbrook Park District Theatre. Businesses from neighboring towns also supported the read-a-thon. Winners of the first read-a-thon at Westmoor Elementary (left to right) fifth-grader Haley Schaff, Kindergarten student Jacob Rogers, first-grader Bianca Howe and fourth-grader Jaiden Han stop for a picture. The grand prize winners of the first read-a-thon for the Westmoor Elementary PTO were: fifth-grader Haley Schaff, kindergarten student Jacob Rogers, first-grader Bianca Howe and fourth-grader Jaiden Han. In total, the event raised more than $27,000. GLENBROOK NORTH HIGH SCHOOL Variety Show ‘Flight’ will showcase student talent The 2018 GBN Variety Show “Flight,” will feature outstanding student talent. Reserved seating tickets may be purchased for $15 in advance online or at the door. The show will take place at 7 p.m., Feb. 22-24, at the Sheely Center for the Performing Arts. Carthage College Students named to the dean’s list Julia Duerig and Eli Wittenberg, both of Northbrook, were among 1,026 students who made the Carthage College dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester. Dean’s list honors are accorded to Carthage students who achieve a minimum 3.5 grade-point average while carrying at least 14 credit hours during a semester. DePaul University Student named to dean’s list Amara Petrich was placed on the 2017-2018 Dean’s List at DePaul University’s, Driehaus College of Business. University of Vermont Students named to the dean’s list Rachel Gould and Zachary Bernstein, both of Northbrook, were named to the dean’s list at the University of Vermont. To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school. Emerson College Students named to the dean’s list Caroline Rabin, a resident of Northbrook, has been named to the Emerson College Dean’s List for the Fall 2017 semester. Rabin is majoring in Writing Lit and Publishing BFA. The requirement is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher. School News is compiled by Editor Martin Carlino, martin@northbrooktower.com

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