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6 | April 12, 2018 | The frankfort station news Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Event TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018 5:00PM - 8:00PM 10189 W. LINCOLN HWY, FRANKFORT, IL 60423 Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Bring a friend and earn an extra raffle ticket RSVP: 815-277-5229 WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE MIDWEST ANTI-AGING ON THE GRAND OPENING OF MALE-REJUVI! MOVING SALE! EVERYTHING MUST GO! STOP BY FOR INCREDIBLE SAVINGS! Unbelievable deals going on now! 17500 S Harlem, Tinley Park 708-532-6666 Open 7 days a week Monday-Friday 10am-6pm Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 11am-5pm Frankfort School D157-C Board of Education District officials consider moving from textbooks to Techbooks Meredith Dobes Freelance Reporter Round it up A brief recap of action and discussion from the April 4 meeting of the D157-C School Board • The School Board unanimously approved a three-year contract with Klein Hall CPAs for the 2017-2018 audit. • Science, technology, engineering and mathematics resources and training for Chelsea and Hickory Creek were unanimously approved in the amounts of $22,000 for the 2018-2019 school year; $27,600 for the 2019-2020 school year; and $31,200 for the 2020-2021 school year. • The School Board unanimously approved the $96,250 purchase of one-to-one laptops and carts for fifth-graders in the 2018-2019 school year and the $120,000 purchase of additional laptops, carts and projectors for Hickory Creek. • Board members unanimously accepted the retirement of Chelsea Principal Sharon Paver-Nepote. • The district has received many applicants for its open positions for next school year, according to Director of Human Resources Craig Schoppe. It works to narrow the narrow the applicants down and has a thorough interview process to select the best candidates, he added. • Over spring break, the district's Technology Team, which is led by Jake Nelson, prepared roughly 1,000 laptops for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers testing. April 4 was the first day of testing, and he said it went well. • The district's Athletic Boosters need new board members for next school year in order to continue as an organization. Anyone interested in joining may contact Booster President Monica Meseck at Sixth- through eighthgrade students at Frankfort School District 157-C may soon have the ability to learn about social studies in an entirely new way. At the district's April 4 School Board meeting, Director of Curriculum and Instruction Janet McClarence, Instructional Coach Tricia Dotson and Hickory Creek social studies teacher Tonia Gatsios walked board members through Discovery Education's Techbook for social studies. New state standards are requiring students to learn social studies through "inquiry-based" approaches, which the Techbooks would include. These approaches involve use of the "five Es:" engage, explore, explain, elaborate and evaluate. Dotson said "engage" is for students to get excited about material as it is just being introduced; "explore" is for students to review the material, as they would with a traditional textbook; "explain" is for students to show what they've learned through an activity of their own choice; "elaborate" is for students to dig deeper into the material through another activity like role play or document research; and "evaluate" is for the review of concepts learned. Dotson and Gatsios were part of a group that piloted the Techbooks at Hickory Creek. Gatsios said the perks of the online resources are that students and teachers are able to instantly access a wealth of additional resources related to the text. Teachers can also share strategies and ideas with each other through the Discovery Education Network. Gatsios showed board members that for one assignment a student may choose to complete an investigation activity. She showed that this might be an interactive online activity where a student is introduced to three or four people from the historical era he or she is studying and asked to identify how these people may respond to a certain situation or idea, based on what the student knows about the people. "We're excited to possibly have the opportunity to use this as a main resource," Gatsios said of the group of teachers who piloted the Techbooks. McClarence said that because the resource is entirely online, new content is always being added and kept up-to-date. She said this was one of three resources the district reviewed, and it offered the most. The Techbooks would cost $65,000 for six years, including three sessions of professional development for teachers, McClarence said. She said textbooks would cost more money and require the district to purchase more supplementary materials over time. Board Member Brett Cosich questioned what a student would do if they did not have access to a Please see 157-c, 14 news the frankfort station | April 12, 2018 | 7 Police reports Police urge residents to be take precautions to avoid becoming theft, vehicle burglary victims Frankfort police continue to remind residents to keep their vehicles locked and remove valuables from their cars when possible to avoid becoming a victim of theft or car burglary. According to police, a suspicious vehicle was recently sighted in the Charrington subdivision and quickly fled after seeing officers. The vehicle was later determined to have been stolen from Evanston. Police urge residents to report activity out of the ordinary, such as a dog barking or car door shutting at an unusual time, to immediately contact the Frankfort Police Department at 911 or the non-emergency number, (815) 485-2500. April 4 • Jerry D. Hampton, 38, 742 Notre Dame Drive in Matteson, was cited for an alleged safety seat violation and allegedly driving with a suspended license. April 3 • Miscellaneous items were reported from an unsecured vehicle in a driveway in the 21300 block of Brittany Drive. • Miscellaneous items were reported taken from an unsecured vehicle in a driveway in the 22400 block of Hughes Street. • Miscellaneous items were reported taken from an unsecured vehicle in a driveway in the 200 block of North Maple Street. • Miscellaneous items were reported taken from an unsecured vehicle in a driveway in the 22900 block of Anna Lane. March 31 • A vehicle previously reported stolen from the 500 block of Lincoln Lane was recovered in Harvey. March 30 Order flowers for Mother’s Day Remind your mother that she’s loved and thought of by bringing her some beautiful flowers on Mother’s Day! • Allen J. Chapman, 35, of 945 72nd Ave. in Merrillville, Ind., was cited for allegedly driving with a suspended license. March 29 • Kiyan D. 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