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Sign-Up for Summer-Poms Dance Camp!

Start your summer dancing! Are you a dancer that wants to perfect your skills? Have you always wanted to try dance, but never had the chance? Are you just looking for a fun way to start your summer? Come join us for camp!
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The D75 STEAM Foundation's STEAM Camp 2018 is coming soon this June!

S.T.E.A.M. Camp 2018 is here starting June 4 at Carl Sandburg Middle School! S.T.E.A.M. Camp 2018, brought to you by the District 75 S.T.E.A.M. Foundation, offers a variety of courses such as robotics, rocketry, coding, engineering design, sewing, and filmmaking! For more information, click on the following brochure links. Sign up today!
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PAST MEETS PRESENT

Helping to “preserve history and bring it to life” was the mission of 18-year-old Lake Zurich High School Senior Matthew Wach, a 4-year member of WWII Historical Re-enactment Society, Inc. who recently visited 5th grade classrooms at Mechanics Grove School.
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Mrs. Hugo's Student Reunion Celebration

If you were ever a student in Mrs. Hugo's class, please join us for an open house celebrating her retirement from public school teaching! Refreshments will be served to all who come. This open house will be held on Sunday, May 20th, from 1:00- 4:00 p.m. at the Regent Center. The Regent Center is located at 1200 Regent Drive in Mundelein. It has both indoor and outdoor seating plus a small playground and walking path around the adjacent pond. It’s a sweet spot for a BIG reunion!

RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/hugocelebrationrsvp
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MG READS!

As a prelude to National Reading Month in March, staff and students of Mechanics Grove School recently celebrated their love for reading through several exciting events.  On February 20th, Chicago author and illustrator, Tom Watson, was extremely well received during his visit to the school.  He is known for his writing of the precocious adventures of Stick Dog!  Students in each grade level sprawled on the big gym floor with paper and pencil as Mr. Watson spoke about the process of his craft and gave a “stick dog” drawing lesson.
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STEAMers WAKE-UP!

Catching a few extra Z’s on the weekend has not been an option for many children in Mundelein School District #75 who have been participating in the enrichment program named SATURDAY STEAMers. Motivating the kids to eagerly get out of bed and brave the winter weather has been their excitement to participate in classes, like: K’NEX Construction, Journey to the Center of a Seed, Break Out! Escape Room, Musical Food, and more! Fifth grade Mechanics Grove student Lauren Gibbons who has been attending the program says that she “enjoys getting up early to take the classes with her friends,” and that, “learning about materials, their uses, making things, and seeing the final end results is very exciting for her!”
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WARS FOR WISHES: MECHANICS GROVE SCHOOL’S PENNY WARS

War was declared.  Forces were united.  Tactics were discussed.  Strategies were formulated.  Students were armed and ready for battle.  Why?  Because when it comes to granting wishes, Mechanics Grove students don’t mess around!  From January 26th through February 13th, MG students battled for top rank in a “Penny Wars” competition to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
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