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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane…

No, it’s the Super Principal Tanya Fergus, dressed as Super Girl for the day to recognize outstanding PTO discount card sales. Mechanics Grove students did a terrific job helping support this PTO fundraiser. Way to go Wolves!
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Dangers of Vaping Town Hall October 17

A town hall to examine the effects of vaping is scheduled for October 17th from 7-8:30 pm at Libertyville High School Auditorium. The panel will include five experts on the dangers of vaping including Lake County State's Attorney Nierheim, Mundelein Chief of Police Eric Guenther, Respiratory Health Association Director Matt Maloney, Lake County Public Health Department Tobacco Programs Coordinator Lea Bacci and Adam Hergenrender, a young man recently hospitalized due to vaping.
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Class Raises Monarch Butterflies

Third Grade Students in Kate Baumgaertel’s class raised and released Monarch butterflies. The caterpillars were found on the milkweed plants that were grown specifically in the Mechanics Grove School garden to attract the beneficial butterflies.
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Raúl the Third to Visit District 75 Schools

District 75 is excited to welcome the author and illustrator Raúl the Third to our schools on October 9th and 10th.  Raúl The Third is an award-winning illustrator, author, and artist living in Boston. His work centers around the contemporary Mexican-American experience and his memories of growing up in El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
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Teachers Receive Grant from STEAM Foundation

Jenni Rodeghero and Michelle Coe, Third grade TWI teachers from Mechanics Grove School, received a grant from the District 75 STEAM Foundation. The grant was a Qball Microphone for each classroom. Qballs are throwable, wireless microphones that encourage classroom participation. District 75 Board Member and STEAM Foundation member Lisa St. Clair was on hand to award the microphones to Rodeghero and Coe.
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Mark Your Calendars for Bratfest!

District 75’s annual Bratfest is on Friday, September 6 from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm at Carl Sandburg Middle School. Food is available for purchase. Additionally, there will be tons of fun for kids with bouncy houses, face painting, games and prizes! Community organizations will also be there with valuable information. Activity tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the event.
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5th Grade Chromebooks are out!

Fifth grade students at Mechanics Grove were very excited to receive their Chromebooks. As part of the district's 1:1 initiative, all 5th grade students are issued a device that will travel between home and school to support their learning objectives. Students will use this device through 8th grade.
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The beginning of school is a month away!

We are so excited to welcome the students back for the 2019-2020 school year. By the end of July, families will begin receiving information about class placements, schedules, and bussing, as well as, additional plans for kindergarten transition. Until then, here are some key dates for your family calendars.

Remember, the first day of school for students in 1st through 8th grade is August 14th. Kindergarten will begin the following day on August 15th.

Kindergarten Kick off will be August 6th from 5-7 at Washington School.
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District Office Hours July 3-7, 2019

Please note that during the week of July 3 through July 7, 2019 many of our employees are taking vacation time and celebrating with family and friends. Because of this, office hours will be by appointment only from July 3 through July 7, 2019. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, July 8, 2019. We hope you enjoy your 4th of July. Thank you.
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