The 2016-2017 School Year is Off and Running at District 117! Below is a roundup of school-based positive interventions that have taken place so far this fall in District 117.
Harlem Ambassadors at Conrady
This past October, the Harlem Ambassadors (not to be confused with the Harlem Globetrotters), a group of motivational speaking basketball players made a visit to Conrady Junior High. They preached a message of anti-bullying, hard work, and perseverance through tough times. But they also showed off their dunking skills, and got many Conrady staff to dance with them! It was a memorable day for all involved. Visit their website for more information: http://http://www.harlemambassadors.com/
Parenting Partners at Dorn and Glen Oaks
This past fall Dorn and Glen Oaks hosted a free eight week program aimed at providing parents with tools to become even better parents. The program was called “Parenting Partners,” the workshops focused on key positive parenting skills that help our children to become more successful. The positive parenting workshops included the following topics: “Positive Parenting”, “Creating Positive Kids”, “Communication that Works”, “Creating Structure for Achievement, “Discipline: Practice for Success”, “What Children and Teens Need to Succeed” and “Parents Engaged for Academic Success”. The workshops were led collaboratively by Dorn and Glen Oaks school psychologists and social workers. The program was well-received, as 15 district parents attended weekly sessions at Dorn. Dorn and Glen Oaks looks forward to offering this program again in the 2017-2018 school year.
Imagination Theater Presents "Ease the Tease" at Sorrick and Dorn
Imagination Theater is a Chicago-based touring educational theater company that provides educational presentations on social issues to kids, adolescents, and adults. This past October, they stopped at Sorrick and Dorn Elementary Schools to present "Ease the Tease," a drama-infused educational presentation that aims to prevent bullying. Visit Imagination Theater's website for more info: http://imaginationtheater.org/