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Family Resources

"Family members are a child's first and most important teachers. A growing body of research demonstrates that when families are actively engaged in their child's learning, children are better prepared for school and achieve at higher levels. Increased participation by families in pre-kindergarten programs has also been linked to greater academic motivation and stronger social and emotional skills among all children, regardless of ethnic and socioeconomic background." Source: Engaged Families, Effective Pre-K: State Policies Bolster Student Success, The Pew Center on the States, June 2010.

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Service Learning..

What is Service Learning?

Service learning is a teaching strategy that connects classroom curriculum with service projects and hours.  Service learning engages students in activities that serve the community while building social, civic, and academic skills.

Service Learning is a way to:

  • Learn effective problem solving, critical thinking and project management skills
  • Strengthen your academic and social skills 
  • Learn about potential careers
  • Meet amazing people that you wouldn't normally meet
  • Gain a sense of accomplishment
  • Do something good for your community and yourself

Students may not earn service-learning credit through the following:

  • Work for a family member
  • Work with for-profit businesses and corporations
  • Work with religious organizations if the service involves promoting a particular faith
  • Volunteer work where no academic objective is addressed
  • Work that is financially reimbursed

Students may not earn hours for the following specific activities:

  • Participation in a sports team or other extra-curricular activity unless that group designs an acceptable service-learning project 
  • Assisting a teacher (i.e. correcting papers, cleaning the classroom)
  • Artistic performances unless students are involved in creating a project that includes a performance as an outcome of the project
  • Attending a training or other educational event unless that training leads directly to a service project

Who can I go to with questions about Service Learning?

Your service learning coach is Ms. Keenon (  She is available to guide you through your service learning experience. Email her with any questions or concerns. 

Keep Cool -- Contact your Counselor for guideance and support

R. Beach (  -- Junior High class or
L. Hattemer ( -- Senior High class


Check out the College 101/Naviance

A tool for students and parents to help navigate the college selection process is
attached below


¡career planning that helps students achieve three primary goals:

College 101



Register for the ACT at


Test Date                            Registration                                         Late Registration


June 11, 2016

May 6

May 7 - 20

Sept. 10, 2016

Aug. 5

Aug. 6-19

Oct. 22, 2016

Sept. 16

Sept. 17 - 30

Dec. 10, 2016

Nov. 4

Nov. 5 - 18

Feb. 11, 2017

Jan. 13

Jan. 14 - 20

No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February test date.

Confirm ACT dates and register for the test of your choice today! You can also call 319-337-1270.


 The following are organizations that offer tuition based test preparation courses that are often beneficial in raising students' ACT scores.



The Princeton Review:  Find the Right Prep for You




Academic Approach

342 W. Armitage      

Chicago, IL 60614   


Academic Tutoring Centers

Park Ridge - 847-823-5300

Sylvan Learning Center

6183 N. Lincoln Avenue

Chicago, IL 60659







Reading Tree

ACT-SAT Tutors

Below seniors will find awhich they are to fill out and give to their counselor before requesting a recommendation