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Students Help the Homeless

Posted: June 30, 2014
Prior to the end of the school year and in conjunction with a unit on the Homeless in America, one team of seventh grade students at Geneva Middle School South conducted a successful collection of items for Lazarus House in St. Charles. The brief unit focused primarily on the children affected by the crisis and attempted to develop in students a deeper awareness of homelessness in our country. In only four days, the students collected enough items to fill a minivan and send to Lazarus House! Well done, seventh graders!

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Posted Monday, June 30, 2014

Masters of Words

Posted: June 26, 2014

Harrison Street Elementary School third and fifth grade students placed 4th and 6th, respectively, in the final WordMasters Challenge™ competition. Each year, over 125,000 students from public and private schools throughout the United States participate the WordMasters Challenge™, a competition for students in grades 3-8 that encourages growth in vocabulary and verbal reasoning.

In the third of three competitions, the Harrison Street 5th grade team placed 6th in the Gold Division in the third competition 191/200 points and they placed 10th in the cumulative rankings, which includes all three tests. The fifth grade team included Taylor Berg, Ellie Brault, Cam Coen, Tori Cornelson, Niels Eysturlid, Nicole Forde, Thomas (TJ) Godfrey, Carlos Gomez, Darian Holda, Will Holzhauer, Abby Karch, Andrew McCafferty, Kieran McCarthy, Lauren Molander, and Lilly Nowak.
The 3rd grade team placed 4th in the Gold Division in the third competition. The third grade team included Quinlan Bobeczko, Maggie Cremer, Tyler Elizondo, Ryan Forde, Meena Gosain, Claire Jennings, Annabelle KarchBraeden Kraus, Dylan Platt, Elizabeth Malone, Maren Molander, and Isabella Walls.
In addition, the following students scored a perfect 20/20 on two tests: Darian Holda and Claire Jennings.These students scored a perfect 20/20 on one test: Cam Coen, Abby Karch, Lily Nowak, Michael Kolschowsky, Annabelle Karch, Elizabeth Malone, and Maren Molander.

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Posted Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Middle School Students Take a Stand and Make a Difference

Posted: June 18, 2014

Last fall, seventh grade students at Geneva Middle School North stood together against bullying in a 6-minute video called “Vikings Stand Up!” and raised more than $1,000 in t-shirt sales in the process. In May, the 7Blue team at North continued its the focus on taking a stand by choosing three charities to “stand up” for by donating the proceeds of the t-shirt sales.
In total, students researched 47 organizations, focusing specifically on how the charity makes a difference and the amount of donations that goes directly to the cause. Each individual or group created a visual presentation board displaying their research findings and presented them to their classmates in an effort to persuade their peers to vote for their particular charity.
The three winning charities are:
• Joni and Friends (researched by Zack Borrego)
• Feed My Starving Children (researched by Dan Belzer and David Tarpey)
• Make-A-Wish Foundation (researched by Nicole Walley)
In addition, the GMSN student council donated $500.000 to Hear the Cheers (researched by Eliza Peters); teacher Katie Edison and her husband chose to donate $100.00 to the Trevor Project (researched by Jacob Sweet and Dean Sela); and teacher Chris McKechnie and her husband chose to donate $100.00 to the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative (researched by Julie Eich and Kendall Terzich).

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Posted Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Thankful for Loyal Employees

Posted: June 11, 2014

Congrats to Lester Kleckner, Geneva School District’s longest-serving bus driver, on the completion of his 45th school year driving a bus for CUSD 304!

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Posted Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Fabyan Elementary PTO Chooses ‘Our Sister School’

Posted: June 5, 2014
The Fabyan Elementary School PTO is embarking on a new partnership with E.M. Rollins Elementary School in Aurora, which was chosen this May to be Fabyan’s ‘Our Sister School’
The goal of the Our Sister School program is threefold – to provide information to the school’s PTO, to assist the school and staff with meeting their needs, and to build relationships between the students of both schools.
The program was created to bring to students the awareness of and compassion for those in need in our own backyard and to demonstrate how a good citizen should respond, all while fostering a sense of community. It is anticipated that Fabyan Elementary School students will have various opportunities to support and collaborate with the students of E.M. Rollins Elementary School for many years to come.
The Fabyan PTO has already delivered two listening centers to the Rollins School and collected “gently used” school supplies to help students in Rollins’ summer program.

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Posted Thursday, June 5, 2014

Change for Autism Campaign Nets $1,500

Posted: June 2, 2014
Geneva High School students collected spare change during lunch periods for one week for Change for Autism. The net result of their efforts was $1,537.05 for the Autism Society of Illinois. Well done, Vikings!

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Posted Monday, June 2, 2014

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