Former Willow Springs School teacher Susan Swanson Cook receives a framed copy of the sign dedicating the school’s new playground in her honor. | Supplied Photo
Updated: January 24, 2013 6:02AM
Here is a look at what’s going on in the Southland.
News from the SouthtownStar’s North region includes Bridgeview, Willow Springs and Evergreen Park.
School takes stand against bullying
Lyle Elementary School in Bridgeview recently celebrated Character Counts Week 2012 by initiating a campaign against bullying.
Students in kindergarten through sixth grade participated in classroom-based anti-bullying activities throughout the week.
“The Character Counts approach to bullying is to create a school culture in which bullying is not acceptable and not tolerated,” a school spokeswoman said.
“By emphasizing the Six Pillars of Character, schools send a clear message to students: Bullying, or even standing by idly when it happens, is just not something a person of character does.”
Playground named to honor teacher
The new playground at Willow Springs School recently was named and dedicated in honor of Susan Swanson Cook, who taught at the school for 27 years before taking leave to battle ALS.
“Mrs. Cook made a wonderful first impression of school on all the students that passed through her classroom,” board President David Kent said.
Band, color guard support cancer awareness
The Evergreen Park Community High School Mustang Marching Band and Color Guard joined the school’s football team and cheerleaders to support breast cancer awareness recently during a football game against Tinley Park High School.
During the event students wore pink and cheerleaders collected donations for breast cancer research.
Provided to the SouthtownStar