Hands on a piano

Open House and Music Program on Thursday, 5/9

Everyone is invited to Open House and Music Program night on Thursday, May 9th. Here is the schedule for the evening.

students reading

It’s Play Time

Students in Ms. Brandt’s fourth-grade class read a play in Spanish to students in Ms. Roznowski’s first grade class. The students did a great job.

student experiments

Time for Fun Science Experiments

Mrs. Korn’s second grade class at the School of Dual Language took part in three science experiments. They explored properties of matter by dropping objects into water and observing whether they floated or sank. They watched a lava lamp erupt into activity as they mixed basic ingredients such as water, oil, and an Alka-Seltzer tablet. And, they created a substance that was part solid and part liquid by combining cornstarch and water. They all had a great time learning by doing.

mariachi band

Helped Needed for La Kermés Carnival

The La Kermés Latin American carnival will take place at the School of Dual Language on May 17. In order for this event to be a success, we need your help! There are many ways to contribute. Please fill out the form in either English or Spanish and turn it into your child’s teacher as soon as possible. 

Students molding clay

Making Funny Monsters

Fourth-grade students molded big mouth monsters out of clay in Ms. Del Rosario’s art class at the School of Dual Language.

Students studying fossils

Students Study Fossils Up Close

Fourth-grade students in Mrs. Brandt’s class at the School of Dual Language had a unique hands-on learning opportunity. They studied fossils that were recently donated to the District.


Learning Tips for Taking Tests

This spring, the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) will replace the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test as the federally required assessment administered to all third through eighth grade students. At a School of Dual Language assembly for third through fifth grade students, staff reviewed instructions, tips and techniques to help students take the test, including breathing techniques. At the end of the assembly, students engaged in a fun relay race that was organized in such a way to help them remember the tips they had just learned.