Read Across America and Literacy Alive!

Join us! Read to children in shelters and centers during the month of March for NEA’s Read Across America and KDP’s Literacy Alive!

  

 

Attention Teachers or Pre-Service Teachers: Call for Science Fair Judges (no science background required!)

The Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163 will have student Science Fairs in our schools during 2018.  We would like to invite you to participate with our young scientists by judging our student’s work as they present to you their Science Fair Projects.  You do not have to be a scientist to participate!  We begin the judging with an informational presentation where you will receive an explanation of our judging rubric.   We will then adjourn to the gymnasium for approximately an hour where each judge will be assigned four to five students to judge.

The dates and schools are listed below of our upcoming fairs.  Please let us know your availability to judge either by emailing Annmarie Goodman:  agoodman@sd163.com or calling 708-668-9417. We thank you in advance for your commitment to our students!

Friday, February 9, 2018 (4th-8th 12:00-2:30pm): Michelle Obama School of Technology and the Arts

Thursday, April 26, 2018 (K-2 Class projects 9:30-10:30am) (3rd 9:30-10:30am): 21st Century Primary Center

Friday, May 4, 2018 (K-2 Class projects 9:00-10:30am) (3rd 9:00-10:30am): Blackhawk Primary Center

Friday, April 27, 2018 (K-2 Class projects 1:00-2:30pm) (3rd 1:00-2:30pm): Mohawk Primary Center

From the office of Dr. Caletha White – Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Services

Park Forest ~ Chicago Heights School District 163

Disaster Relief Project (NEA Grant)

Collection: January 29 thru February 21

Sorting and Packing event: Tuesday, February 27

Story written by Jessica Dunahoo 1.7.18

Houston

The Student Education Association (SEA) at Governors State University will be organizing a disaster relief project funded by a National Education Association (NEA) grant. This event will benefit residents of Texas affected by the hurricanes in fall 2017. Thousands of people lost everything including: their homes, clothing, books, and basic school supplies. This project and grant focuses on helping South Houston High School, along with their students, teachers, and families.  SEA at GSU will be collaborating with the high school, NEA retired teachers, and the SEA chapter at San Jacinto College.

The first goal of the event is to ameliorate the outside area at South Houston High School (SHHS).  The outside area used for lunch and classes was damaged by the hurricane. Money received from the grant will be used to purchase paint, trees, shrubs, and picnic tables. Teachers at SHHS and students in the SEA at San Jacinto College, as well as other people in the community, will spend a day in February installing the picnic tables, planting trees, and painting the outside wall in order to create at least one beautiful area at the school that students, teachers, and the community can enjoy.

The second goal of the disaster relief project is to collect school supplies, as well as personal care items, to be donated to school children in Texas. The donation drive for this event will take place between January 29 and February 21, 2018.  Items for this project will can be dropped off at the SEA office (G228) or in one of the donation boxes in G building, 2nd floor until February 21st. The culminating event of this project will take place on Tuesday, February 27th from 3-5pm in the G Atrium/Lobby. At this time, SEA members, faculty, and other volunteers will work together to sort items and package them for transport to Texas.

Donations: we are accepting only certain items that are listed on the flyer (please do not drop off other stuff). We are also accepting cash donations to purchase paint, trees, and shrubs.

For more information, please visit the SEA at GSU website and social media.  If you have any questions, or would like to donate or volunteer, please contact the student officers or faculty advisors organizing this project.

Student leaders: Jessica White (jwhite7@student.govst.edu), Reyna Hernandez (rhernandez7@student.govst.edu)

Faculty advisors: Dr. Katy Hisrich (khisrich@govst.edu), Dr. Xiaobo She (xshe@govst.edu), Dr. Amy Vujaklija (avujaklija@govst.edu)

#Hashtag Lunchbag Event on October 24, 2017

#Hashtag Lunchbag

Join SEA & KDP in packing bagged lunches for those in need!  Volunteer or donate items!

 Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 3:00-5:00 PM in the G Atrium/Lobby at Governors State University

#HashtagLunchbag is a national movement started in Los Angeles which aims to empower humanity with the tools to create & benefit from organized acts of love.  www.hashtaglunchbag.org

We will join the movement by packing lunches which will be delivered to a local homeless and domestic violence shelter. All are welcome to help!

Donations needed by Friday, October 20th: individual bags of chips, individual bags of cookies or crackers, individual mayonnaise packets, individual mustard packets.  Place all donations outside Dr. Katy Hisrich’s office, G236. 

For information, to donate, or to volunteer, contact Stephanie Henning, shenning@student.govst.edu

More information: flyer, #Hashtag lunchbag 10.24.17 – SEA vF 

~This event is sponsored in part by an IEA grant awarded to SEA. It is organized by Brianna Fabsits, Stephanie Henning, and Dr. Katy E. Hisrich.  #IEAHelpsOut~


SEA THEME FOR AY17-18#SEAatGSU

#HashtagLunchbag

Story written by: Erin Peterson 10/2/17
The Student Education Association (SEA) at Governors State University (GSU) is organizing a community service event, #HashtagLunchbag, on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 3-5pm in the G Atrium/Lobby.  This event is sponsored by an Illinois Education Association grant.  Not only is this a local event, but it is also a nationwide event.  #HashtagLunchbag is a humanity service movement dedicated to empowering and inspiring people by showing the benefits of paying it forward.  We will be creating bagged lunches, complete with sandwiches and snacks.  Lunches will be delivered to local homeless and domestic violence shelters.  Being involved with this event is a great community outreach experience for all students, staff, and community members.  All are welcome to volunteer.  Visit the website at: http://www.hashtaglunchbag.org

For more information and to get involved, contact Brianna Fabsits bfabsits@student.govst.edu, Stephanie Henning at shenning@student.govst.edu, or Dr. Katy Hisrich at khisrich@govst.edu.

Pet-Palooza – need volunteers & donations!

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Join us for Pet-Palooza on Saturday, June 17th from 12-3pm in Orland Park!  This event supports the local pet food pantry of Orland Township.

Admission: bag of pet food.  The event will have family games, live music, food, vendors, contests, events, etc. Bring family, friends, and pets!

**Want to volunteer?  We need people to set-up/clean-up, artists, DJs, photographers, military or police dog trainer, pet vendors. We also need donations of pet supplies and items to raffle, like gift cards.

Contact us! Gwen Medrano gmedrano@student.govst.edu or Dr. Katy E. Hisrich khisrich@govst.edu

https://www.facebook.com/orlandtownshippetpalooza

Flyers: Pet-Palooza 2017 Official Flyer and  flyer, pet-palooza on 6.17.17 – SEA, vF

#OTPetPalooza #PetParty #SEAatGSU #GovSt #savetheanimals #pets #petowners #petfest

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