Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Students in District 46 gathered at Frederick School Tuesday for a night of hands-on science experiments designed to teach STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Science Night in District 46, sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America in cooperation with the Girl Scouts, was a big hit with students and grown-ups alike at Frederick School Tuesday. The hands-on science experiments, about 20 total, ranged from making toothpaste explode and creating slime to blasting off a squeeze rocket and extracting DNA. Many of the experiments were conducted by scientists, engineers and professionals from area companies. Other area schools will enjoy the same program this week including Woodland Elementary, Millburn Elementary and Palombi School in Lake Villa. Thanks to Dan Sabato for sharing the information and photos.
Elizabeth Bako, who is accused of stealing thousands from the Frederick School PTO, appeared in court Wednesday.
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Wednesday, April 24
Former Frederick School PTO treasurer Elizabeth Bako, 41, of Grayslake, may avoid going to trial if attorneys on both sides can work out a plea deal involving restitution, reports the Lake County News-Sun. Bako is charged with two counts of felony theft, one for theft of $10,000 to $100,000 and the other for theft of $500 to $10,000. She has also been charged with two counts of unlawful purchase with a credit or debit card, according to the Lake County Circuit Clerk's Office. The incidents allegedly occurred between April 2011 and May 2012 while Bako was serving as treasurer of the Frederick School PTO. The Grayslake resident pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing Dec. 5. Bako is due back in court May 29, according to the News-Sun. …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
What will Grayslake school students come up with at Saturday's Regional Science Olympiad at the College of Lake County?
About 700 middle and high school students, including those from Grayslake Central and North high schools, Grayslake Middle School, Frederick School, Park School and St. Gilbert Catholic School, will demonstrate their creativity and science skills at the 2013 Grayslake Regional Science Olympiad at the College of Lake County on Saturday, March 9. With event titles such as "Disease Detectives," "Designer Genes," "Rotor Egg Drop" and "Mission Possible," the events allow students to do cool science experiments and participate in heated competitions. The Oympiad runs from 8 a.m. to 2:50 p.m., Saturday with an awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m. The competitions will be held at locations throughout the CLC Grayslake campus at 19351 W. Washington St. …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Many Grayslake schools hosted Veterans Day events Monday. Patch shares photos from two assemblies, on at Grayslake Central High School and another at Frederick School in District 46.
"Veterans Day is unique," said Grayslake Central High School Principal John Bolger, addressing students at Monday's Veterans Day assembly. "It's not like 4th of July. It's a day that commemorates people. We remember and are collectively grateful. They didn't go to war because they loved to fight. They were called to something bigger than themselve. We should commit ourselves to living more selflessly." Schools in Grayslake recognized and honored local veterans Monday with various events and assemblies. Vietnam Veteran Kirk Morris, a Gurnee trustee whose son Geoffrey, a Marine, died in Iraq in 2004, spoke at Grayslake Central's event about what the American flag means to him. The constant winds felt throughout the area on Sunday, he said, …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Students at Frederick School took home 11 medals out of 26 events in the State competition, including first place overall.
Frederick Intermediate School’s Science Olympiad team participated in the State finals at the Univeristy of Illinois in Champaign on Saturday, April 14th. Science Olympiad is a team-based sport where groups of two to four students compete in events pertaining to specific scientific topics such as earth science, biology, chemistry, and engineering. The events are scored individually, and then scored as a whole for a team score. The team from Frederick, a District 46 school serving fifth- and sixth-grade students, went up against schools serving sixth- through eighth-grade students from across the state. Frederick students took home individual medals in 11 of the 26 events, and First Place overall in Class A, a first for the school. The…
Monday, March 26, 2012
Students at Frederick School who read all 20 of the 2012 Rebecca Caudill books got to shave their librarian's head.
"This celebration is for those who read," said Robert Depke, librarian and teacher at Frederick School in Grayslake. That was when he still had a full head of hair. As part of the seventh annual Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award celebration at Frederick School on March 22, students who read all 20 of the Caudill books got to shave Depke's head. Depke said the award is presented annually to the author whose book was selected by fourth- through eighth-grade Illinois students as their favorite. This year’s winners was announced at the celebration. See the list of winning books here. After playing a quiz show style game with the students about characters and plot lines from the books, Depke allowed students to shave off his hair. The …
The 2012 Rebecca Caudill books, ranked in order of their selection by students at Frederick School and throughout the state of Illinois.
The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award is an annual award given to the author of the book voted most outstanding by students in grades four through eight in participating Illinois schools. The award is named in honor of Rebecca Caudill who lived and wrote in Urbana, Illinois, for nearly 50 years, Depke said. In Grayslake, here are the top selections voted on by Frederick School students: In Illinois, here is the ranking of the top selections: See photos from the Frederick School head shaving celebration when the Caudill winners were announced.
Monday, March 19, 2012
As part of the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award Celebration, students at Frederick School get to shave the head of a teacher/librarian on March 22.
Monday, March 19, 2012
The students of Frederick School have completed reading and voting for this year’s Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award program. A celebration of the students' achievements will be held from 3:15 - 5 p.m. Thursday, March 22 at the Frederick School library, 595 Frederick Road, Grayslake. Bob Depke, a teacher and librarian at Frederick School, will announce the winning books and as part of the incentive that had been used to motivate the kids to read more, will allow students to cut his hair. The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award is an annual award given to the author of the book voted most outstanding by students in grades four through eight in participating Illinois schools. The award is named in honor of Rebecca Caudill who …
Monday, March 5, 2012
The voting is in for the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award program, and now the school librarian Bob Depke will allow students to cut his hair.
Monday, March 5, 2012
The students of Frederick School have finished voting for their favorite book from this year’s Rebecca Caudill list. Over 200 Frederick School students voted Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award (RCYRBA) as part of astatewide children’s choice award, which encourages students in grades 4-8 to read for personal satisfaction. There were 70 students who read more than nine books from the list and are invited to the Rebecca Caudill celebration where Bob Depke, Frederick School’s teacher/librarian, has volunteered to allow students to cut his hair. The celebration will be held on March 22. Frederick School is part of District 46. It is located at 595 Frederick Road in Grayslake. - Submitted by Frederick School.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Fifth- and sixth-grade students from Frederick School in Grayslake played a few rounds of BINGO with seniors at the Grayslake Senior Center.
The fifth- and sixth-grade Student Council members from Frederick School sat side by side with senior citizens at the Grayslake Senior Center. They had fun playing BINGO together, and the winning seniors got to pick from the prize table. The donated prizes and snacks were donated by the kids at the school. The seniors had a good time interacting with the children. "It helps keep us young," said Maureen Daly, one of the BINGO winners and a resident of the Grayslake Senior Center. "I think this is great having the kids here." The kids also liked being at the Grayslake Senior Center, 50 Library Lane. "I wanted to make them feel happy," said sixth-grader Kyle Posluns, 11. "It just makes me feel good in the heart. I always like to help out." …