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At West Side Park Elementary School, 3rd and 4th grade scholars were given the challenge during Black History Month to express what they will bring to the table to change history.  Scholars submitted their promises which ranged from HOPE and LOVE to...
Read this op-ed as it originally appeared on The74Million.com By STEPHEN CHIGER “The Myth of the Hero Teacher” is the New York Times’s most recent, melancholic meditation on the education profession. A review of Ed Boland’s new memoir, the piece cons...
North Star Scholars aren’t just academic rock stars, they are model citizens, too. Every year, our K-4 scholars have the opportunity to be inducted into one of five Core Vale clubs: Respect, Caring, Responsibility, Courage, & Justice. The price o...
At the Downtown Middle School students have the ability to earn “Star Levels” throughout the school year. Students earn a star level by consistently maintaining good behavior, showing leadership, and completing their homework. As students maintain th...
In its only its second year of existence, the engineering department has taken our high school by storm, with well over half the student body enrolled in an engineering course.  Students currently have 3 choices of courses- a principles class devoted...