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Clubs at Mechanics Grove

Close to three hundred students are participating in the many clubs being offered at Mechanics Grove School. MG clubs continue to be popular after school as they provide a diverse variety of activities for students. Club organizer Sandy Schrank comments that, “this year we have a wide range of clubs - from sports to Spanish and anything in between!” Through club experiences students are offered opportunities that they may not receive during the regular school day and meet several intended goals. Clubs create a positive environment where relationships can be built, provide an additional sense of belonging, offer meaningful learning experiences while exploring interests and talents, help one to find their own unique voice, and simply, are F U N!
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Deck the halls, light the candles, and let it snow! The holidays are just around the corner, and what better way for Mechanics Grove students to prepare than to attend the MG Holiday Shop! The Holiday Shop is a mobile holiday shopping program that the PTO will host for MG students from Tuesday, December 4th through Friday, December 7th. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of that week, students will have a designated time to visit the Holiday Shop with their class. On Friday, students who were absent or who would like to purchase additional items will have the opportunity to visit the Holiday Shoppe in the morning only. In addition to these in-school times, the Holiday Shoppe will also be open on the evening of Thursday, December 6th from 3:00pm to 7:00pm to give the opportunities for siblings of MG students and friends from other school districts to come and shop.
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District 75 Receives School Safety Grant Funds

Mundelein School District 75 is receiving $130,000 of a $262,699 grant awarded to the Mundelein Police Department to improve school safety measures. The funds, part of the STOP School Violence Act, will be used to secure entries, add panic buttons, and add strobe lights for lock-downs in areas where the intercom cannot be heard, for example, gyms, cafeterias, and band rooms.

“School safety is a top priority for everyone, this grant gives Mundelein a unique opportunity to make some significant safety enhancements and provide a more secure environment to our children,” commented Mundelein Police Chief Eric Guenther.

“We appreciate Police Chief Guenther for alerting us about the grants and for sponsoring a grant writer to coordinate the application process,” said Andy Henrikson, Mundelein School District 75 Superintendent.
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Mundelein School District 75 Hosts Author

Mundelein School District 75 schools hosted visits by Kate Messner, the award-winning author of books for young readers. The former tv news reporter and English teacher spoke with 6th - 8th grade students at Carl Sandburg Middle School on November 28th, primary students at Washington Early Learning Center on November 27th, and elementary school children at Mechanics Grove Elementary School on November 29th. As mentioned on her website, Ms. Messner loves to write books for children because “the books we read as kids are books that help shape us.”
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Red Ribbon Week at MG

Help us celebrate our commitment to making good choices by participating in Red Ribbon Week! Mechanics Grove students and staff will be celebrating this week by participating in a week full of themed days that prove why MG is “too bright for drugs!” We’re looking forward in seeing all the students participate and having fun. The following are the themes for the week of October 22-26:

Monday- You’d Be Crazy To Do Drugs Day: Come to school with crazy hair or dresses in a crazy mix.don’t match outfit.
Tuesday- Team Up Against Drugs Day: Wear your favorite sports team jersey or sports team color or team MG gear.
Wednesday- MG is Too Bright for Drugs Day: Wear bold and bright colors!
Thursday- Red Ribbon Spirit Day: Show your pledge to live drug free by wearing red to school.
Friday- Pajama Day: Wear your pajamas to school.
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Merrily We Roll Along – to Camp Duncan!

Early morning, on Thursday, September 27th busses were loaded with almost the entire one hundred and eighty-two fifth grade students of Mechanics Grove School. Traveling about eleven miles northwest to YMCA Camp Duncan in Ingelside, Illinois, the seats were filled with sleeping bags, bug spray, marshmallows, teachers, parent chaperones, and the extremely fired-up students!
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Spiritwear Available Now

Love your school? Want to show it? Whether you’re living the Tiger C.O.D.E. at Carl Sandburg, leading the P.A.C.K. at Mechanics Grove, or showing Eagle Pride at Washington, we’ve got spiritwear for you! T-shirts and dry-fit shirts can be worn any time of year, while sweatshirts, hoodies, flannel pants, and blankets will keep you warm all winter long. School-specific cinch bags as well as D75 wristbands and magnets are also available for purchase. Colors vary by school: red for CSMS, blue for MG, and green for Washington. Order online at Orders will be collected until September 18, 2018. Ordering via hard copy? Make your check payable to D75 PTO. Additional questions? Contact Carissa Hodges at
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In-School Flu Vaccination

The cold and flu season is approaching us. To prevent widespread flu in our schools, we have collaborated with Advocate Children’s Hospital to offer free influenza or “flu” vaccinations during the school day to students who qualify for medicaid or who are uninsured.

The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile clinic will be at the following schools and times:
Carl Sandburg Middle School- Tuesday, November 6 at 9:30AM
Washington Early Learning Center- Wednesday, November 7 at 9:30AM
Mechanic’s Grove Elementary School- Thursday November 8 at 9:30AM
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