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Mechanics Grove Celebrates Red Ribbon Week

Mechanics Grove Student Lighthouse Council members brainstormed the ideas for this year’s Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is a national program to help students make healthy choices and stay drug free.

Monday 10/28- You’d be crazy to do drugs: crazy hair/mismatch day
Tuesday 10/29- Team up against drugs: wear your favorite sports gear
Wednesday 10/30- MG Wolves are too cool for drugs: wear your MG gear (or blue & white) & sunglasses
Thursday 10/31- Drugs are scary- stay away! Wear red to school
Friday 11/1- Wake up & stay drug free- Pajama day
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District 75 is looking for substitute teachers!

The daily pay rate is $135 per day. To sub for a teacher, you need a Bachelor’s degree in any field, plus a substitute license. To sub for a paraprofessional, you will need an associate’s degree, plus a paraprofessional license. To apply, visit or and click on Employment at the top of the home page.
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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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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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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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