Angela Zajac | Tia Carol Jones~For Sun-Times Media
Here is a look at what’s going on in the Chicago Ridge and Worth area.
Zajac heads cooperative
Angela Zajac is the new executive director of the Eisenhower Cooperative.
She was introduced at a recent Chicago Ridge School District 127½ board meeting.
There are 10 schools districts in the Eisenhower Cooperative which was founded in 1962 with the mission to educate students with special needs. District 127½ is the administrative agent for the cooperative.
“All of the superintendents who sit on the Eisenhower Cooperative are very excited to begin working with Zajac,” District 127½ Supt. Joyce Kleinaitis said.
Zajac has a bachelor of science degree in special education from Northern Illinois University and a master of science in special education and a master of science in school administration from Northeastern Illinois University. Zajac was a special education teacher for eight years.
“All the experiences I had will help in this role,” she said.
Zajac, who has been on the job for more than a month, said she is excited about the school year.
“I think it will be a nice transition, everybody has been so welcoming,” Zajac said.
Tia Carol Jones, correspondent
Parenting classes start Oct. 7
Worth Township will offer parenting classes starting Oct. 7.
The goal for the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting class or S.T.E.P. is to develop responsible children who understand loving limits and that their choices have consequences, Worth Township Supervisor Kevin M. Hughes said.
The six-week session will be 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, excluding Oct. 14 and Nov. 12 when the building will be closed for Columbus Day and Veterans Day.
Rates are available for single parents or couples, township residents and non-residents. The fee includes a workbook.
To register, phone (708) 371-2900 Ext. 45.
Library group sets fundraiser
The Friends of the Chicago Ridge Public Library will have their annual book sale 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 6 and 7 at the library, 10400 S. Oxford.
From 1 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 8, people can fill a bag with books for $2. The bags are provided.
Information is at (708) 423-7753.
Interfaith forum planned
The SouthWest Interfaith Team will host its fall forum, “How Interfaith Relations Affect Our Lives and Community,” from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 9300 W. 167th St., Orland Park.
Registration is at 2:30 p.m. and the program is free of charge.
People are asked to bring new white tube socks that will be given to PADS to help people who do not have homes.
Information is at (708) 717-3908 or www.swiftinterfaith.org