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Parents keep your students safe. Counselors from the Zacharias Center will be at Sandburg Monday, January 14 at 6:00pm to present on keeping your kids safe from sex abuse and vaping. Please make some time in your calendar for these important topics.
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Mundelein District 75 STEAM Foundation’s 3rd Annual Pizza Throwdown

Mundelein School District 75’s STEAM Foundation Is hosting it’s 3rd Annual Pizza Throwdown. This family friendly event will serve a variety of pizza from Mundelein’s local pizza joints, such as Bill’s, Giordano’s, Jimano’s, and other pizzerias who will all battle it out by being voted for the Best Sauce, Best Crust, Kids Choice, Best Speciality, and Best Overall Pizza.

"With our past two Pizza Throw Downs combined, the foundation has raised over $6,000 for student STEAM experiences! This includes a combined $4,000 dollars towards the Carl Sandburg Middle School musicals," said Dan Swartz, Director of Teaching and Learning.
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Culminating their fall season, Mundelein School District 75‘s fourth and fifth grade LEGO Robotics team, known as the Mechanics Grove DREAM Team, will competed Saturday, December 1st, from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Carl Sandburg Middle School. This competitive robotics team was up against several Lake County teams, as well as other teams from around the state, in the competition titled First LEGO League Mundelein Robotics Qualifier 2018. The DREAM Team aspired to shine as they were judged on robot design, programming skills, problem-solving, research, invention and teamwork in challenges involving this year’s overall theme of “space.”
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Blasts of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) recently worked its way through Mechanics Grove classrooms from December 3rd-7th. The first ever STEAM Week, organized by an MG teacher team and led by Project Challenge Coordinator Tony Cho, was a huge success!
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Clubs at Mechanics Grove

Close to three hundred students are participating in the many clubs being offered at Mechanics Grove School. MG clubs continue to be popular after school as they provide a diverse variety of activities for students. Club organizer Sandy Schrank comments that, “this year we have a wide range of clubs - from sports to Spanish and anything in between!” Through club experiences students are offered opportunities that they may not receive during the regular school day and meet several intended goals. Clubs create a positive environment where relationships can be built, provide an additional sense of belonging, offer meaningful learning experiences while exploring interests and talents, help one to find their own unique voice, and simply, are F U N!
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District 75 Receives School Safety Grant Funds

Mundelein School District 75 is receiving $130,000 of a $262,699 grant awarded to the Mundelein Police Department to improve school safety measures. The funds, part of the STOP School Violence Act, will be used to secure entries, add panic buttons, and add strobe lights for lock-downs in areas where the intercom cannot be heard, for example, gyms, cafeterias, and band rooms.

“School safety is a top priority for everyone, this grant gives Mundelein a unique opportunity to make some significant safety enhancements and provide a more secure environment to our children,” commented Mundelein Police Chief Eric Guenther.

“We appreciate Police Chief Guenther for alerting us about the grants and for sponsoring a grant writer to coordinate the application process,” said Andy Henrikson, Mundelein School District 75 Superintendent.
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Mundelein School District 75 Hosts Author

Mundelein School District 75 schools hosted visits by Kate Messner, the award-winning author of books for young readers. The former tv news reporter and English teacher spoke with 6th - 8th grade students at Carl Sandburg Middle School on November 28th, primary students at Washington Early Learning Center on November 27th, and elementary school children at Mechanics Grove Elementary School on November 29th. As mentioned on her website, Ms. Messner loves to write books for children because “the books we read as kids are books that help shape us.”
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Red Ribbon Week in District 75!

Students at Washington, Mechanics Grove, and Carl Sandburg will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week this week. Be sure to check out each school's website for more information about theme days for each building.
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