March 22, 2017McHenry County College invites students from middle school through sophomore year, and their families, to attend the McHenry County College 2017 Career Exploration Showcase. This free event will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at MCC – 8900 US Rte 14, Crystal Lake. Please see “Read more” below for details.
March 21, 2017High School teams from around the county attended the second annual VEX Robotics Competition at McHenry County College on Friday, March 17. Included among the teams was Woodstock North High School. WNHS Project Lead the Way instructor Stephen Buchs said, “It is great to see what the students come up with. The students this year made huge improvements from last year, and students were already trying to plan for next year’s competition before we left MCC!”
March 21, 2017Congratulations to Dean Street Elementary School on receiving a Meemic Masterpieces Grant! The grant, from The Meemic Foundation for the Future of Education, is a K-12 grant and art contest which started as an idea for finding art to brighten up the halls at Meemic corporate headquarters.
March 15, 2017Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center has achieved “Touchdown Status” in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council and the NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to help encourage today's youth to lead healthier lives. As a part of the Touchdown School Rewards Program, VDELC will receive $500 from the Midwest Dairy Council.
March 13, 2017More than 115,600 people visited the annual International Manufacturing Technology Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. Among them were Project Lead the Way classes from both high schools, who had the opportunity to view technology in action and make connections from their studies to real world applications. Through a registration at the show, Stephen Buchs’ WNHS Principles of Engineering students won a visit from KUKA Robotics, who visited Woodstock North High School on February 23rd and brought a working robot with them.
March 6, 2017Love to Read Week is a long-standing tradition in District 200, sharing the love of reading with our students. For 2017, we are transitioning from a week-long format to a single District-wide reading day in which we celebrate the joy of reading throughout D200. Our Love to Read day for volunteers this year will be Friday, March 24th. Sign-up will be primarily electronic, but those who are unable to use the online system are welcome to contact us for help in volunteering.
February 16, 2017Congratulations to the Back Street Birds, a team of students from the Northwood Middle School Challenge Corps program whose research about the problem of birds colliding with commercial airlines has been published in the Spring 2017 edition of the World Ecology Report. Published since 1989, the World Ecology Report is a quarterly digest of critical issues in health and environment, produced in six languages and distributed to thousands of citizens throughout the developing and developed world.
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