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Camp Invention returns to Homer 33C Sign up by May 1 and save $15

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:

April 20, 2017

 

Camp Invention returns to Homer 33C

Sign up by May 1 and save $15

 

Students entering grades K-6 will have an opportunity to create an ultimate spy gadget alarm box, explore a distant exoplanet and launch water rockets during a special summer camp for Homer School District 33C students.

 

The district is partnering with the National Inventors Hall of Fame to bring the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program back to Hadley Middle School in mid-June. Click here to view the flier.

 

The program is open to all Homer 33C students entering grades K-6.

 

“We’re pleased to offer a weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation,” said Hadley Middle School Dean of Students/Discovery Program Coordinator Jeanine Arundel who is organizing this year’s Camp Invention.

 

“Children will work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules,” she added.

 

The weeklong program begins June 12 and concludes June 16. Modules include:

 

Duct Tape Billionaire™

We’re looking for a risk-taking, duct-taping dynamo to start the next big accessory business! Your child will experience invention with a twist in Duct Tape Billionaire. Children can choose to explore their imaginations and invent from scratch, or they can select a basic design to make their own. They explore patents, hear how to launch a business, and present their products to mock investors.

 

Mission: Space Makers™

This mission takes your child out of this world to locate and prepare a new planet for human habitation. Mission Control sends teams challenges to design inventions that transform the atmosphere, terrain and ecosystem of an exoplanet. They set up a Space Lab to hatch eggs and grow crystal trees. Take on the jobs of tomorrow and explore beyond our galaxy.

 

Have A Blast™

Your child will fling, fly and float through high-energy air battles while using physics to boost their advantage. Children engineer a variety of working tools, including “snowball” throwers, a giant air cannon and more. Everyone builds their own high-tech Bubble Blaster with flashing lights to take home. This summer, Have A Blast that will last a lifetime.

 

Operation Keep Out™

A young inventor’s dream come true, children create the ultimate Spy Gadget Alarm Box to keep treasures secure. First, they must decode a note written in invisible ink, take apart worn out electronics and then wire their own unique Alarm Box. The objective in Operation Keep Out is to become an electrical engineering super spy!

 

The price to participate is $225. Those who register before May 1 and use the promo code DISCOVER15 will receive a $15 discount.

 

For more information or to register, visit www.campinvention.org or call 1-800-968-4332.

 

 

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Source: Will County News

Homer 33C teams up with Homer Township Public Library to bring more STEAM projects

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:

April 20, 2017

 

Homer 33C teams up with Homer Township Public Library to bring more STEAM projects, learning opportunities to children

 

Local children and their families will have greater access to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) projects thanks to a collaborative effort between Homer School District 33C and Homer Township Public Library.

 

The public taxing bodies teamed up to apply for a grant that would enable them to empower middle school learners and public library patrons to create, engage and build using collaborative work spaces called “makerspace.”

In mid-March, they learned their efforts were successful.

 

Their application for a $2,500 RAILS Collaborative Grant Opportunity was accepted, enabling them to purchase the equipment and supplies needed to bring 3D printing and circuit building to children year-round.

 

“We believe that we can facilitate patron learning and provide an enriching experience for all young people in our collective patronage through the collaboration of the school library and public library youth services department,” Dawn Scuderi, library media specialist at Hadley Middle School, and Jody Olivieri, youth services manager at Homer Township Public Library, wrote in their grant application.

 

“While both libraries have had some limited success with makerspaces in their respective spaces, in sharing resources, both curricular and materials, we can expose a wider patronage to and meet a growing demand for STEAM related programming for both the public and school libraries,” they continued.

 

The programming will consist of eight year-round programs with multiple sessions at the public library that will utilize 3D printing, circuit building and building a variety of structures that will focus on a specific point of interest and problem solving skills.

 

In the school libraries, the same resources will be used with eight curriculum supporting lesson plans.

 

“We are excited for the new prospects of this ‘library community’ collaboration and look forward to involving as many students and library patrons in makerspace programming as possible,” said Scuderi and Olivieri.

 

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Source: Will County News

Join us April 25 to make calls to encourage our elected officials to do the right thing and freeze property taxes.

Homer/Lockport Tea Party serving the Will County, Illinois area and beyond
Lets make calls together to help FREEZE property taxes, with the assistance of Americans for Prosperity

Join us April 25 to make calls to encourage our elected officials to do the right thing and freeze property taxes.

Illinois has some of the highest property taxes in the country, and it time to give the taxpayers some relief.

April 25th from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
at
Iron Horse Lockport Bar & Grill
1225 E 9th St, Lockport, IL 60441

Come help make a difference.

Any questions call 815-407-7024

Source: Will County News

DHS chief Kelly to Congress: ‘Shut up’ or change law

DHS chief Kelly to Congress: ‘Shut up’ or change law

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WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly offered a strong defense Tuesday of the Trump administration’s actions falling under the department’s umbrella, challenging lawmakers who don’t like its enforcement actions to “shut up” or change the law.

The retired Marine general defended actions by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection in enforcing U.S. immigration and other laws and blamed the sprawling department’s low employee morale on political meddling.

“If lawmakers do not like the laws they’ve passed and we are charged to enforce, then they should have the courage and skill to change the laws,” Kelly said during a 30-minute speech at George Washington University. “Otherwise they should shut up and support the men and women on the front lines.”

Kelly said DHS employees had been prevented from doing their jobs for “nearly a decade, disabled by pointless bureaucracy and political meddling, and suffered disrespect and contempt by public officials who have no idea what it means to serve.”

The department was created in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by putting 22 different federal agencies under the Homeland Security banner.

Democratic lawmakers, including those in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, have complained that the Trump administration is departing from Obama administration practice by casting a wide net and targeting undocumented immigrants who have committed no crimes.

Data compiled by DHS shows that ICE has stepped up arrests of non-criminal aliens in the first two months of this year, arresting 5,441 non-criminals compared with 2,278 during the same period in 2016.

Reeling off a list of tasks that various agency employees carry out, Kelly referenced the oft-criticized Transportation Security Administration to highlight his point about capabilities at DHS.

“While you’re binge-watching ‘Mad Men’ on Netflix, TSA is stopping an actual mad man with a loaded gun from boarding a flight to Disney World,” he said.

— Gopal Ratnam
CQ-Roll Call
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Source: Will County News

Homer 33C Goodings Grove Spring Craft and Vendor Fair Doors open at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 4

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:

April 20, 2017

 

Pick up a Mother’s Day gift at Goodings Grove Spring Craft and Vendor Fair

Doors open at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 4

 

Among the vendors participating are:

LuLaRoe

Stella & Dot

Young Living Essential Oils

Scentsy

Thirty-One

Pampered Chef

Tastefully Simple

Mary Kay

PartyLite

Usborne Books

Premier Design

All Stars Dips

Tupperware

doTerra

Rodan & Fields

Custom Crafts

Keep Collective

 

Tickets are $2 at the door and include one raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets are available for $1 each.

 

Proceeds will help pay for a new playground at the school. The event is organized by the Goodings Grove PTO.

 

 

 

 

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Source: Will County News