What’s Going On for June 7, 2012
June 6, 2012 2:42PM
Updated: July 8, 2012 8:03AM
Here’s a look at What’s Going On in the Southland including in North Palos School District 117, Park Forest and Frankfort.
District seeks community input
North Palos School District 117 is looking for community input on the future of Conrady Junior High School.
District 117 has created three committees to help gather stakeholder feedback about current and future needs at Conrady. The board of education is considering its options on how to address the needs of Conrady, the nearly 50-year-old Hickory Hills junior high school that is overcrowded and in need of upgrades, said district officials.
The board has agreed to install mobile classrooms at Conrady this summer as a short-term fix while they continue to discuss long-term solutions. The district has put together a Citizens Advisory Committee, a Steering Committee and a 21st Century Learning Committee.
Information: (708) 233-5739.
Mohawk hosts Career Day
Mohawk Intermediate Center in Park Forest recently held its annual Career Day and welcomed a number of parents and community members to the school to discuss their career choices with students.
Guests included nurse Patricia Moore, who discussed her educational background with students and some of her nursing experiences. Denise Alexander of Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network stopped by to speak to students about organ donations and how blood is analyzed to help match donors with waiting organ recipients.
Soldier visits with Chelsea students
Fourth-grade students at Chelsea Intermediate School in Frankfort recently were visited by Private 1st Class Thomas Kerrigan, who is the 21-year-old stepbrother of teacher Trisha Vega.
Kerrigan was stationed in Korea for his first assignment. His unit received letters from the students as part of their Veteran’s Day class letter writing assignment.
Kerrigan said he visited the school because he wanted to thank the students for their kind and funny letters that boosted the soldiers’ spirits while overseas.
Kerrigan’s unit also received care packages for the holidays organized by Grand Prairie Elementary School staff members Becky Cleveland and Carolyn Stanek.