Monday, May 13, 2013
The IESA's Track and Field Meet was held last weekend in East Peoria.
Congratulations to the Park School Campus seventh-grade boys who placed first in the 4x200-meter relay at the Illinois Elementary School Association's (IESA) Track and Field Meet in East Peoria on Saturday. The athletes, who competed in the Boys Class 7A State Track Meet, won with a time of 1:48.04. Congratulations also go out to the following students for their achievements:
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Park School has more than a few budding writers in Mrs. Sekyra's sixth-grade class!
Students in Sherrie Sekyra's language arts class at Park School in District 46 not only met a challenge to write a 3,000-word novel in 30 days, they each surpassed it. The students recently completed the National Novel Writing Contest (NaNoWriMo), which is the world's largest youth writing event. The class had a "Thank Goodness it's Over" celebration on Dec. 14 where they enjoyed treats and read excerpts from their novels in front of parents. The 25 students wrote a collective 243,894 words, a great deal more than the 75,000-word minimum total. Two students even wrote more than 30,000 words each. "In all my years of teaching, I've never seen kids so enthusiastic about writing," said Sekyra. The students really enjoyed the contest, said …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Students and staff at Park School Campus in Round Lake, a District 46 school, are aiming to raise thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Students and staff at Park School Campus will have an opportunity to participate in the second annual “Mini-Relay for Life” event to raise money for cancer research. Proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Thanks to the enthusiasm and efforts of our students and families, last year’s event raised over $6,000, school officials said. This year, Park Campus students will raise awareness and money during this week through October 21. This will include an opportunity to purchase T-shirts at school and to purchase PARK PINWHEELS as a signature spin on the ACS luminary bags. The mini-Relay for Life will be held on Friday, Oct. 21 beginning at 9 a.m. The event will end with an all-school assembly from 2:15-3 p.m. to thank …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
District 46 school opens its doors for 2011-2012 school year.
Excitement was in the air. It was the first day of school at District 46 schools, including Park Campus, on Wednesday, Aug. 24. The crowd of parents, grandparents, younger siblings and students gathered outside the front doors, as proud parents snapped pictures of their children. Families reconnected with other school families and students ran to each other asking the most important question of all "Who'd you get? Who'd you get?" "The most important part of today for us is to provide the students with a safe and friendly environment," said Park Campus Principal Matt Melamed. "We also use this half day of school to establish a routine and remind them of the expectations we have for them," he said. "We want them to know they have an …