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2 | January 25, 2018 | The Lockport Legend calendar In this week’s legend Standout Student...........14 Sound Off.....................17 Faith Briefs....................20 Puzzles..........................28 Home of the Week.........31 Classifieds................ 32-41 Sports...................... 42-48 The Lockport Legend ph: 708.326.9170 fx: 708.326.9179 Editor Max Lapthorne, x19 ASSISTANT EDITOR Jacquelyn Schlabach, x15 Sales director Julie McDermed, x21 real estate sales Tricia Weber, x47 business directory Sales Kellie Tschopp, x23 Recruitment Advertising Jess Nemec, x46 Legal Notices Jeff Schouten, x51 PUBLISHER Joe Coughlin 847.272.4565, x16 Managing Editor Bill Jones, x20 president Andrew Nicks EDITORIAL DESIGN DIRECTOR Nancy Burgan, x30 22 nd Century Media 11516 West 183rd Street Unit SW Office Condo #3 Orland Park, IL 60467 Chemical- free printing on 30% recycled paper circulation inquiries The Lockport Legend (USPS #11290) is published weekly by 22nd Century Media, LLC, 328 E Lincoln Hwy New Lenox, IL 60451. Periodical postage paid at New Lenox, IL and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send changes to: The Lockport Legend, 328 E Lincoln Hwy New Lenox, IL 60451 Published by Jacquelyn Schlabach SATURDAY Big Run Wolf Ranch Family Day/ Open House 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Jan. 27, 14857 Farrell Road, Lockport. Guests will be able to see nine wolves, a siberian tiger, black bear, cougar, skunk, porcupines and more. There will be hot food available to enjoy, as well as music, raffles and fun. Special guest appearance by The Z Team and Dog Sledding Demonstrations will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $6 at the door. For more information, call (815) 588- 0044. SUNDAY Homer Heat 9U pancake breakfast fundraiser 8-11 a.m. Jan. 28, Lockport American Legion, 15052 Archer Ave., Lockport. Proceeds from this pancake breakfast will support and help the boys for the upcoming baseball season. Tickets are $8 at the door and $7 in advance. For more information and to purchase pre-sale tickets, contact Coach Don Melody at (708) 307-2321 or don. St. Dennis Catholic School Open House 12:15-1:30pm on Jan. 28. St. Dennis School, 1201 S. Washington St. Lockport. Join Mrs. Lisa Smith, principal, and staff to learn how St. Dennis is built on spirituality, community and academic excellence. Guests are welcome to tour our campus as well as visit and ask questions with faculty and student ambassadors. Registration for the 2018-19 school year will be accepted on this day. For more information, please call (815) 838-4494 Ext 106. UPCOMING Lockport Lions Club Annual Spaghetti Dinner 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, St. Dennish Parish Center, 1214 S. Hamilton St. Lockport. Tickets for adults are $9 and children 12 and under are $6. Carry-out is available. There will be a 50/50 raffle and a Valentine’s wine basket raffle. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Ron Cornolo at (815) 931-1439 or Nina D’Adamo at (708) 536-0449. 100+ Women Who Care of Will County Meeting 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, P.B. Mulligan’s Restaurant & Bar, 19433 Renwick Road, Crest Hill. During the one-hour meeting, attendees will nominate, present, vote and donate 100 percent of funds to a selected charity. The 1836 Event 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, The Public Landing, 200 W. 8th St., Lockport. This event will have cocktails, a wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, music and a silent auction. Proceeds from the night will go to support the historic downtown. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at www.visitlockport. com. Casino Night 7-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, St. Dennis Catholic Grade School, 1201 S. Washington St., Lockport. Enjoy an evening of eating, drinking and gambling. Food will be catered by Real Urban Barbecue, and there will be a premium liquor cash bar and music by River Road Trio Band. Tickets are $50 each and include food, dessert, a coffee bar, gaming chips and/or raffle tickets. For more information call (815) 838-4494. Bridges to a New Day Spring Brunch fundraiser 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, March 18, Prairie Bluff Golf Club, 19433 Renwick Road , Lockport. Bridges to a New Day helps chidlren learn to deal with bullying issues through their in-school programs. They also provided domestic violence counseling to women, helping them break the cycle of violence. In addition, Bridges to a New Day helps families cope with loss, and provide counseling to underinsured couples to improve their communication skills and marriage. Families are encouraged to attend this event. There will be a special appearance by the Easter bunny. A raffle and silent auction will be available. For more information, call (815) 838-2690. ONGOING AARP Income Tax Prep for Seniors 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. every Tuesday, White Oak Library District Lockport Branch Library Computer Lab, 121 E. 8th St., Lockport. This free tax preparation service is provided by AARP and Will County Senior Services Center every Tuesday by appointment only. Each participant should bring all of the following: Picture ID, proof of Social Security number, income statements, expense documents, and last year’s federal 1040 and IL-1040 returns. For more information, or to make an appointment on or after Jan. 22, call (815) 552-4260. Kindergarten preregistration in Homer 33C Parents whose children are turning 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2018 are encouraged to pre-register their child for kindergarten online. The pre-registration form can be found on the district website at www.homerschools. org. Click on the “Parents and Students” tab at the top of the page, and then scroll down to “Registration.” This information will be used to help expedite the formal registration process on Thursday, March 15 at Luther J. Schilling School. Citizens Against Ruining the Environment 6-7:30 p.m. every third Monday of the month, White Oak Library, 121 E. 8th St., Lockport. CARE, a nonprofit all-volunteer organization, to discuss environmental and health related issues in Will County and the surrounding areas. Community service hours also available. Vintage Hats, Will County in War exhibits Noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, Will County Historical Museum and Research Center, 803 S. State St., Lockport. A new exhibit “Vintage Hats” is on display as well as a 19th century Doctor’s Office, “Will County in War” and early textiles. Open to the public; group tours available by reservation. For more information or tours call (815) 838-5080 or visit Free Jazzercise Classes The Lockport Jazzercise Fitness Center, 102/104 MacGregor Road, Lockport. Through a program dubbed GirlForce, free classes are being offered to girls ages 16-21 in an effort to empower young women, give them a place to get fit, learn healthy habits and find a place they belong in their communities. Call (815) 370-3751 for more information. Fish Fry 5-8 p.m. Fridays. American Legion Post #18, 15052 Archer Ave., Lockport. Dine in or carry out. For more information, call (815) 838- 4515. CARE Monthly Meeting 6-7:30 p.m. third Monday of the month, White Oak Library District Lockport Branch Library, 121 E. 8th St., Lockport. Citizens Against Ruining the Environment is a nonprofit organization and meetings include discussions of environmental and health-related issues in Will County and the surrounding areas. For more information, contact Mary Burnitz at bmerrigold@y or (708) 204- 6924. Senior Cards 1-3 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, Gladys Fox Museum, 231 E. 9th St., Lockport. The senior Pinochle Club meets twice per week and does not require registration or fees. Bingo 9-11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Gladys Fox Museum, 231 E. 9th St., Lockport. There is to be refreshments served. There is no registration or fee required. Lockport Senior Men’s Club Meeting 8:30 a.m. first Tuesday of the month, Gladys Fox Museum, 231 E. 9th St., Lockport. The club meets from September to June beginning with a buffet breakfast at 8:30 a.m. followed by a speaker. For more information, visit or call (815) 838- 3621 ext. 0. Have an item for calendar? Deadline is noon Thursdays one week prior to publication. To submit an item to the calendar, contact Assistant Editor Jacquelyn Schlabach at (708) 326-9170 ext. 15 or email j.schlabach@22 news the Lockport Legend | January 25, 2018 | 3 Homer 33C students share work with parents online Jacquelyn Schlabach Assistant Editor It’s normal for parents to ask their children what they did at school when they come home. Too often, however, the answers tend to be, “nothing” or ”not much.” But a new educational program called Seesaw is changing the way parents and children communicate with one another about the activities done throughout the school day at Homer 33C. All grade levels at Schilling School and select teachers at Goodings Grove, Butler and Young schools are using Seesaw, which allows students to post throughout the day the various activities and assignments they have completed for their parents to see. Parents can sign into Seesaw via the smartphone application or directly on the website, and get notifications when their child has made a post. Children can share their learning via video, drawing, audio, pictures and more. “We do so much on the computers now that the parents don’t get the opportunity to see, and now students are able to screenshot the things that they make, they’re able to upload files, any Google slideshows, and it’s just great for the parents to see what they’re doing on a daily basis in the classroom,” said Alisha Neil, third-grade teacher at Schilling School. Schilling was the pilot school for the program starting at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. At the start of the 2017-2018 school year, teachers updated from the free version of Seesaw to the school edition, which has more capabilities. “Really, we were looking for it to empower our students to showcase their learning, but also really to kind of engage our families more in communication,” said Kathleen Robinson, assistant superintendent for instruction at Homer 33C. “We wanted students to be able to show that authentic work sample. It’s a really powerful tool for the kids to create videos of learning concepts. They can put Please see seesaw, 4 Third-graders at Schilling School upload content to Seesaw on their laptops during a class activity reflecting on what they learned about Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 12. 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