Braves Going Above and Beyond!
Winners of the Patriot Essay Writing contest announced!
The Patriot Essay Writing contest is a nationwide contest sponsored by the VFW. This contest gives students the opportunity to write essays expressing their views on an annual patriotic theme. Both local and national awards are given. Those students who win at the local level advance to the national contest!
The Antioch VFW chose the following Grass Lake School students as the winners of the local contest!
1st Place - Gloria Lobodzinski $75.00 Award
2nd Place - Dykota Drije $50.00 Award
3rd Place - Nick Summerfelt $25.00 Award
GLS Student Receives the "Yes I Can" Award for 2016!
Congratulations to Brooke S. who was chosen as the only student in the state of Illinois to receive the Council for Exceptional Children’s 2016 “Yes I Can” award for all of her hard work in the area of Reading! Mrs. Petty saw incredible growth and persistence on Brooke’s part, so she nominated her last summer.
Mrs. Hageli: Can you tell me about the "Yes I Can" award?
Brooke: It was an award I received. I hade to read something I wrote. I wrote that reading is easy now.
Mrs. Hageli: Why do you think you were chosen as the winner of this award?
Brooke: Because I wasn't a vry good reader in 1st grade, but by 3rd grade, I was the best.
Mrs. Hageli: What advice would give to a student who is struggling in Reading?
Brooke: Keep trying. Don't give up. Ask for help.
Three 8th Grade Braves attend Leader Quest 2016!
GLS Offers Student Ambassador Program for New Students
New for the 2016/2017 school year will be Grass Lake School's Student Ambassadors Program, which was inspired by Kaitlyn S., a current 8th grade student. Kaitlyn explains why she was stirred to advocate for this program:
Kaitlyn: It is where students get to have a buddy. If they need help, get lost, or just need something, their buddy can help them out.
Mrs. Hageli: Why do you think it is a good fit for Grass Lake School?
Kaitlyn: When I was the new kid last year, I felt kind of left out, but with the new program, kids won't feel that way because they will already have a buddy to help them out.
Mrs. Hageli: How do you think it will impact Grass Lake School?
Kaitlyn: People will be more comfortable on their first day coming to school instead of freaking out and wondering about their experience here. they won't wonder if they are going to be left out or not.