A very special guest visited our K-2nd graders last week! Pete the Cat and the Lisle Library came out to visit, dance, sing and read together with our students. Pete the Cat brought his messages of “It’s all good!” and shared some of favorites including Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons and Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes.
Some might say that most exciting part of the day was when students learned that the author of the Pete the Cat books, Eric Litwin, is going to visit our schools on October 12, 2017! So save the date, spread the word, and keep an eye out for more information!
Take a peek at the visit in the video below!
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Schiesher – Grades K, 3-5
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On Thursday April 6, 2017, Lisle Junior High School’s eighth grade students had the opportunity to experience history at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Educational Center in Skokie, Illinois. Aligned with the social studies and literature curriculums, the students took a guided tour of the museum which included artifacts from the Holocaust, an art exhibit on genocides around the world, and a temporary exhibit on the apprehension and trial of Nazi official Adolf Eichmann. The docents, who require seventy hours of classroom education and a final test to become certified for the tours, took groups of students and chaperones around for what was no doubt an unforgettable experience. As eighth-grader Jade Gonzalez reflects, “Being able to experience this was an honor.”
One of the exhibits that had a tremendous impact on the students' understanding of this time in history included walking in an authentic cattle car. Maddie Hutchinson reflects after exiting the cattle car, “[The victims] wouldn’t of had been able to leave when they felt cramped, had anxiety, or needed fresh air. This was heartbreaking.” Students also listened to an actual Holocaust survivor share his experience. Survivor Ernst Heihmann told his story of being sent away from his family on the Kindertransport and how he adjusted to a new life in London at the young age of ten. Lily Beyer points out, “What surprised me the most was when the Holocaust survivor was explaining how once he got on the train at ten years of age, looked through the windows, that was the last time he saw his parents.” The now eighty-eight year old survivor took questions from our Lisle students including Callie Walsh, Anthony Maiden, and AJ Takahashi.
The eighth grade students and staff would like to thank the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Educational Center for providing us with a wealth of information that shaped our students' understanding of history. In addition, we would like to thank the Lisle Foundation for sponsoring this trip. This field trip is an excellent example of how learning outside of the classroom can provide memorable experiences that can last a lifetime. Madeline Oliphant writes, “I know it isn’t possible for me to truly understand what people went through back then, but I can understand a little better after this trip.”
Spring Break 2017 was one to remember for our LHS Marching Band! The Lisle HS Band, under the direction of Mr. Scott Gumina, went on their bi-annual trip, this time down to Florida. The band, along with Mr. Gumina, Mr. Schraub, Ms. Kiener-Barnett, and five other adult chaperones loaded-up and rode on two motor coaches that traveled over 2,600 miles to Florida and back over this school year’s spring break.
This jam-packed, fun-filled (and voluntary) trip was enjoyed by 54 Lisle HS Band students. What did they do? Here’s a quick summary:
It was quite the adventure! The LHS Marching Band experienced the sites, learned a little along the way, and proudly represented the Lisle Lions!