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Homer 33 C Fourth-graders learn how to build, program and test robots

News Release

Homer CCSD 33C

Goodings Grove   Luther J. Schilling   William E. Young   William J. Butler

Hadley Middle   Homer Jr. High

 

Contact: Charla Brautigam, Communications/Public Relations Manager

cbrautigam@homerschools.org | 708-226-7628

For Immediate Release:

Oct. 20, 2016

 

Fourth-graders learn how to build, program and test robots

After-school enrichment program underway at all four elementary schools

Fourth-graders throughout Homer School District 33C are learning how to build, program and test robots during an after-school enrichment program.

 

Taught by Homer 33C teachers, the STEAM AHEAD WITH EXPLORERS program challenges students to delve further into science, technology, engineering, art and math.

 

Dozens of students from Butler, Goodings Grove, Young and Schilling schools have signed up to participate in the workshop series.

 

They will be working in teams of four to five students, learning how to build, program and test robots using LEGO MINDSTORM EV3 kits.

The workshop is sponsored by Homer 33C, University of Illinois-Will County Extension and 4-H Club.

 

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Source: Will County News

Homer 33C Junior High students take stand against bullying Participate in Unity Walk

News Release

Homer CCSD 33C

Goodings Grove   Luther J. Schilling   William E. Young   William J. Butler

Hadley Middle   Homer Jr. High

 

Contact: Charla Brautigam, Communications/Public Relations Manager

cbrautigam@homerschools.org | 708-226-7628

 

For Immediate Release:

Oct. 19, 2016

Homer Junior High students take stand against bullying

Participate in Unity Walk

 

Homer Junior High School students stand united against bullying.

 

On Oct. 19, in conjunction with Unity Day, students participated in a Unity Walk on the school track during their advisory classes.

 

Many wore orange (the official color of National Bullying Prevention Month) and carried signs with such slogans as “Bullying. Be Smart. Don’t Start” and “Bullies Tear Down. Friends Build Up.”

 

“We hope that by taking time to reflect on what it means to be united as a school during our Unity Walk, students will understand what it means to be a caring, kind, respectful and empathetic individual,” said Homer Junior High Assistant Principal Greg Zurales.

 

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Source: Will County News

Homer 33C Critical thinking skills put to the test at Young School Learn how to walk on air

News Release

Homer CCSD 33C

Goodings Grove   Luther J. Schilling   William E. Young   William J. Butler

Hadley Middle   Homer Jr. High

Contact: Charla Brautigam, Communications/Public Relations Manager

cbrautigam@homerschools.org | 708-226-7628

 

For Immediate Release:

Oct. 19, 2016

 

Critical thinking skills put to the test at Young School

Learn how to walk on air

Young School third-graders learned a valuable lesson about trial and error recently as they worked together to solve the following problem in science: How can we walk on air?

 

After much discussion (and failed attempts), they blew up 21 balloons, taped them to the top of a table and flipped it over. Voila! Problem solved.

 

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Source: Will County News

Homer 33C Creative writing assignment leads to correspondence with Korean War veteran

News Release

Homer CCSD 33C

Goodings Grove   Luther J. Schilling   William E. Young   William J. Butler

Hadley Middle   Homer Jr. High

 

Contact: Charla Brautigam, Communications/Public Relations Manager

cbrautigam@homerschools.org | 708-226-7628

 

For Immediate Release:

Oct. 19, 2016

 

Creative writing assignment leads to correspondence with Korean War veteran

 

A creative writing assignment has led to a special correspondence with a Korean War veteran.

 

In September, Hadley Middle School teacher Rose Bumber showed students a documentary on the Honor Flight Chicago program and asked them to write letters to the World War II and Korean War veterans who would be traveling to Washington, D.C. shortly for a day of honor and remembrance.

 

“I told the students that they might hear back from a veteran,” said Bumber, “but that’s not why we were doing it.

 

“We did it to honor them and to say ‘Thank you,’” she added. “I just wanted the kids to feel the joy in saying ‘Thank you” to these very special men and women who sacrificed for our country.”

 

The students wrote from the heart, thanking veterans for their service and sacrifice.

One student wrote:

 

“Dear Veteran,

Thank you so much for serving our country and fighting for America. Thank you for fighting for our freedom. You are very brave and courageous for serving in the military, and leading us to freedom. You are one of the many people in the United States who had the courage and bravery to serve our country. Your heroism is very amazing and I appreciate everything you’ve done to help our country.”

The sixth-grader and her classmates were tickled when Korean War veteran Lee Mazur wrote back.

 

“I want to thank you for the thought you put into the letter I received from you,” he said. “I opened the envelope marked `MAIL CALL’ which was presented to me on the airplane during the return Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.”

 

He went on to explain how he and 100 other Korean War veterans were visiting memorials in Virginia and Washington, D.C. with the 75th Honor Flight when he was handed her letter.

 

He described how fire trucks greeted their airplane as they arrived back home, using their water cannons to spray water over the airplane. As they disembarked, Gov. Bruce Rauner and an Army general were there to shake each veteran’s hand.

 

“There was a long line of saluting Army, Navy and Marines welcoming us back with a salute and handshake,” Mazur wrote. “The entire Terminal 2 had over a thousand people, family with children, scout troops and many other veterans. All in all … a day to remember for the rest of my life.”

 

He enclosed two photographs of himself — one taken (in uniform) in 1951 and one taken near the Washington Monument during his Honor Flight visit to Washington, D.C.

 

“When I read the letter to both of my Creative Writing classes, the sixth-graders were in awe,” said Bumber. “You could see the look of happiness on their faces.

 

“I’m very proud that my students participated in this program,” she added. “And given the opportunity, I will do it again in the future.”

 

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Source: Will County News

NBC Insider Reveals Conspiracy to Take Down Trump Goes All the Way to the Top

Conservative Tribune 10/20/2016

The “Access Hollywood” tape showing GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump making lewd remarks about women was purposefully leaked to The Washington Post by NBC’s top brass in a bid to influence the 2016 election, an insider source has claimed.

“Trump was leading in the polls, so the tape was leaked to derail his bid,” the source told the New York Post. “NBC handed over the scoop of the year to WaPo just to help Hillary.”

Moreover, the network has reportedly refused to launch an investigation into who leaked the tape and why, thus suggesting that the leak was “sanctioned by the people at the top,” according to the source.

NBC was also in possession of a video that could be highly damaging to Trump’s opponent, Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton, but was refusing to release it.

This video reportedly showed Juanita Broaddrick, one of the many women who has accused Clinton’s husband of sexual assault, admitting during a 1999 interview that Clinton herself threatened her after the rape occurred in 1978.

“She claims Hillary had grabbed her hand and thanked her for ‘everything you do for Bill,” the Post reported. “Broaddrick added that when she tried to pull away, Hillary looked her in the eye and firmly repeated the same line, ‘which she assumed was a threat. Hillary wanted her to keep her silence.’”

Were this video released, it could conceivably engender a drop in the polls for Clinton — much like the release of the “Access Hollywood” video has caused Trump’s own poll numbers to slide. But apparently, NBC was too invested in the Democrat candidate’s presidential election to risk damaging her chances by acting like an objective, unbiased news outlet.

Shocking, I know.

Such a plot by a generally respected media outlet ought to enrage every American citizen, regardless of his or her political affiliation. If these reports are true — and probably even if they aren’t, to be honest — NBC is purposefully trying to drive a one-sided narrative to influence one of the most important events in the American political process. This is simply unacceptable.

H/T Fox News

Source: Will County News