Strengthening the home/school connection is a critical part of student school achievement. Fun and exciting after school family activities is one way to make that bond stronger. Kindergarten teachers were thrilled to invite . . .
Schiesher kindergarten students had a fantastic experience on their all-day field trip to the Chicago Botanic Gardens in Glencoe! In class, kindergarten students have been learning about seeds, plants and pollinators. The CBG . . .
A student representing Schiesher Elementary School recently received a perfect score in the last of three meets for this year’s WordMasters Challenge™ —a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 . . .
May 14 was a special day for Schiesher’s third graders. The 5 classes spent the day outside learning about food chains and how food chains become food webs. First, we had a lesson on the parts of a food chain and how each . . .
Third graders at Schiesher School were treated to a Mystery Theater presentation on April 30th. After listening to a very entertaining story by Mystery Shop’s actors, the children donned their detective hats and worked together in . . .
The third grade classes had a wonderful trip to the Lisle Depot Museum on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. During this field trip, we got to step back in time. With the help of volunteers from the Lisle Heritage Society, we were able to . . .
“Since 2007 more than 391,000 fourth graders, all across America rolled up their sleeves and planted a tree. This helped revitalize a remarkable idea, Arbor Day at school. These students have become members of the Fourth Grade . . .
On Tuesday, April 29 th , third graders had the opportunity to showcase their work at the learning fair. Students worked hard creating “bodies”, making book cubes, writing and illustrating their own narrative books, and putting . . .
This year our fourth graders took a step back in time to make history come alive. As fourth graders studied the history of Illinois, they began by researching the life of Abraham Lincoln. Together at school they researched and wrote . . .
This trimester third graders worked diligently to learn all they could about dinosaurs from long ago. Students worked independently as they chose, researched, and created power point presentations on a dinosaur. During the . . .
‘Twas the month before Winter Vacation, When all through the fourth grade hall… The children were nestled all snug in their classrooms, While, visions of mysteries danced in their heads; During the time . . .
Many elementary students spend time writing their holiday lists, checking them twice, dreaming of all the new gifts they will receive. In lieu, or maybe addition, Schiesher students and staff spent time raising money for those . . .
Two Schiesher students are among a select few nation-wide who have received a perfect score on the WordMasters Challenge.More than 220,000 students from across the nation are participating in the challenge this year. Maya S. in 4th . . .
Creativity is flowing in Mrs. Hurt and Mrs. Sutton's academically talented fifth grade math class. The class is participating in the Build It Wright program directed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust. Mrs. Hurt applied for . . .
After studying Illinois, the 4th grade classes at Schiesher studied the regions of the United States. Each student was able to select a state from one of the regions, and they researched that state outside of school. They . . .
During the past several years, kindergarteners have enjoyed going on a Gingerbread Man hunt at the beginning of the school year. This special tradition provides an opportunity for the children to explore their new school in a very exciting . . .
On November 6th, the staff of Schiesher School participated in the “Jeans for Troops Day” sponsored by the "GiGo Fund" that collects funds to help veterans. The organization uses the funds to help veterans find jobs, go to college, get . . .
Students at Schiesher Elementary School have been engaging in hands on technology activities that allowed for them to collaborate and provide input to vote for some of their favorite things. Students used iPads and QR codes to retrieve . . .
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go!”-Dr. Seuss . . .
From the first day of school, students are eager to visit the library to get a good start on choosing the best books to read. Students checked out over 3,600 books in the first three weeks of school, and over 600 Accelerated Reader quizzes . . .