Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

Time for Fun Science Experiments

Mrs. Korn’s second grade class at the School of Dual Language took part in three science experiments. They explored properties of matter by dropping objects into water and observing whether they floated or sank. They watched a lava lamp erupt into activity as they mixed basic ingredients such as water, oil, and an Alka-Seltzer tablet. […]

Helped Needed for La Kermés Carnival

The La Kermés Latin American carnival will take place at the School of Dual Language on May 17. In order for this event to be a success, we need your help! There are many ways to contribute. Please fill out the form in either English or Spanish and turn it into your child’s teacher as […]

Students Study Fossils Up Close

Fourth-grade students in Mrs. Brandt’s class at the School of Dual Language had a unique hands-on learning opportunity. They studied fossils that were recently donated to the District.

Learning Tips for Taking Tests

This spring, the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) will replace the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test as the federally required assessment administered to all third through eighth grade students. At a School of Dual Language assembly for third through fifth grade students, staff reviewed instructions, tips and techniques to […]

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Growth

The School of Dual Language was chosen by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to participate in the Healthy Smiles Healthy Growth Assessment for 2018-2019. This project provides free dental screenings and height/weight measurement for students. The purpose of the assessment survey is to learn about children’s oral health and growth patterns across the state […]

How to Catch a Leprechaun

Everyone knows that leprechauns love gold. First-grade students at the School of Dual Language created colorful and decorative traps to catch the leprechaun using gold coins, rainbows, four leaf clovers and other objects. While it appears the leprechaun was once again too smart to be caught, this was a fun STEM project for the students […]

123 Andres is Fun for Everyone

Third through fifth graders were singing and dancing as Andres Salguero and Christina performed at the School of Dual Language during a morning assembly on March 8. Even the teachers were dancing as the Latin Grammy-winning music duo provided lessons through music. Their songs provided a fun and creative way for the students to learn […]