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  • Week of February 20th, 2017

    Posted by Jacqueline Uzueta at 2/17/2017 3:00:00 PM

    Happening This Week

    Monday 2/20,

    No School

    Tuesday 2/21,

    Inspirational Eagle Awards, E-Library, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

    Wednesday 2/23,

    Empty Bowls, W-Student Cafeteria, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

    Friday 2/24,

    Eagles Quill Fundraiser, E-Field House, E-Library, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

    Turnabout Dance, W-Field House, 7p.m.-10 p.m.

     

    St. Baldrick's

    fundraiser

    Shaving our heads isn't a big thing, but having cancer is. All students and teachers are invited to participate in this year's St. Baldrick's Fundraiser. Team EAST SIDE needs your help! Did you know that kids' cancers are different from adult cancers? It's true. And childhood cancer research is extremely underfunded.  Come shave your head in solidarity. All "haircuts" will be done at the Safe Celebration Party on March 23rd at West Leyden from 6:00-8:00 PM. Come join us and support this worthy cause! If you are interested in participating, sign up HERE.

    Lularoe

    Click Here for more information about the event.

    Don't know what LuLaRoe is? Click Here.

    Parents' Club Offers

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    If you ever buy gift cards from any of the stores to give as gifts, use a credit or debit card for your groceries, movies, restaurant, vacations or other entertainment.  ShopwithScrip is for you and you earn money for East Leyden in the process.
    Simply log on to www.shopwithscrip.com, register under East Leyden's code 8876458342952 and create an account.  Shop the over 700 vendors and place your order.  Payment can be given to Jacqueline Uzueta (Mr. Markey's assistant).  Each store will tell you the percentage given back to Leyden for your order. Have questions? Send an email to eastleydenparentsclub@gmai.com

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    21 creative teens from Leyden High Schools received regional honors, including 5 Gold Keys, 4 Silver Keys, and 11 Honorable Mentions, including the students listed below.  Each year less than 15% of entrants receive Honorable Mention, under 10% receive Silver Keys, and less than 7% receive Gold Keys, therefore the awards are quite an honor.

    From East Leyden:

    Birholtz

    Natalie

    Drawing & Illustration

       

    Honorable Mention

    Birholtz

    Natalie

    Drawing & Illustration

       

    Honorable Mention

    Cotto

    Emily

    Photography

       

    Silver Key

    Dorado

    Yvette

    Photography

       

    Honorable Mention

    Guillu

    Alyssa

    Photography

       

    Honorable Mention

    Gutierrez

    Jorge

    Painting

       

    Gold Key

    Hernandez

    Xitlali

    Photography

       

    Gold Key

    Ledesma

    Andrea

    Photography

       

    Gold Key

    Maciel

    Alberto

    Ceramics

       

    Silver Key

    Podgor

    Alex

    Photography

       

    Honorable Mention

    Reeves

    Keeana

    Digital Art

       

    Honorable Mention

    Saenz

    Jennifer

    Film & Animation

       

    Silver Key 

    Images of the Leyden’s Gold Key winners artworks are also attached to this press release.  Leyden’s photography students seemed to take the cake this year as four of our five Gold Key pieces were photographs.  At East Leyden, Andrea Ledesma’s Aqua Ochre photograph of a stairway in Chicago and Xitlali Hernandez’s playful photo of a boy with paint on his hands, titled Splash the Blue won Gold Keys.  Jorge Gutierrez’s portrait painting titled Fractal was East’s third Gold Key recipient.  Bart Saminkski of West Leyden won two Gold Keys for his photographs of a biker in the sun and a girl emerging from a sea of water lilies.  

    Since the program’s founding in 1923, the Awards have fostered the creativity and talent of millions of students, including renowned alumni who have gone on to become leaders in their fields, including Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Philip Pearlstein, and Sylvia Plath. More recently, Stephen King, Richard Linklater, Zac Posen, and Lena Dunham received Scholastic Art & Writing Awards when they were teens.

    Midwest Region-at-Large students who received Honorable Mention, Silver and Gold Awards, have been invited to "The Belin-Blank Center Presents: A Scholastic Celebration in Three Acts" on Saturday, March 11th, at the University of Iowa. For more information about the Celebration, go to www.belinblank.org/scholastic.

    For Gold Key works of art and writing, the opportunities for recognition will continue when those works are adjudicated again on a national level by a panel of leading creative professionals. National Gold Medalists will be announced in March 2017 and will be honored during a special awards ceremony at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City in June 2017.

    A complete list of 2017 regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Gold Key recipients will available online at artandwriting.org on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

    For more information about the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, visit the Scholastic News Room: http://mediaroom.scholastic.com/artandwriting.

    Jorge Gutierrrez  Andrea Ledesma  Xitali Hernandez   

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    Zumbathon 

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    The Leydenettes are hosting a Zumbathon fundraiser for students, faculty, and families on Friday May 5th from 6:30-8:30pm. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults. Last year over 100 students, faculty, and family members of faculty and students showed up to dance at this fun filled event, so get your dancing shoes ready and mark your calendars! 

    Summer School 2017      summer

    Summer school registration takes place on:

    Class of 2021 January 23-26

    Upperclassmen March 20-June 2

    Summer school classes will be held at the East Campus. Classes will run as follows:

    June 12 - 15 July 5 - 7 (No classes on July 3 & 4)

    June 19 - 22 July 10 - 14

    June 26- 29 July 17 - 20

    Tuition is $125 per .5 credit. Courses will be closed when registrations have reached maximum size or canceled if there is insufficient paid registration. Seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and enrollments past the listed deadline will be considered based on space availability. Students should see their counselor if they have questions regarding summer courses.

    Option #1: Leyden Web Site Enrollment. Registration can be completed at www.leyden212.org.

    Option #2: On-site enrollment at each campus.

    Cashiers at each campus will enroll students and accept payment. Cashiers can accept checks, cash, or credit/debit cards (Visa/MasterCard). Checks should be made payable to: Leyden High School.

    Full payment will be due at the time of registration, and refunds will only be issued if a course is canceled due to insufficient enrollment. Fees also apply to courses to be audited without credit.

    We will offer bus transportation to students who live within the district and are more than 1.5 miles from East Leyden High School.

    For questions about summer school please contact Vita Terenzio at 847-451-3095.

    Summer Behind-The-Wheel Instruction     driving school

    The cost for registration will be $250. Registration for driver education behind-the-wheel instruction will begin on April 10.

    Dates for BTW sessions are:

    Session One: Monday, June 5 – Thursday, June 15

    Session Two: Monday, June 19 – Thursday, June 29

    Session Three: Wednesday, July 5 – Monday, July 17 (No classes on July 4)

    Session Four: Tuesday, July 18 – Friday, July 28

    For questions regarding driver education please contact Joe Hamilton, Driver Education Coordinator, at 847-451-3014 or jhamilton@leyden212.org.

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  • Week of February 13th

    Posted by Jacqueline Uzueta at 2/10/2017 3:00:00 PM

    Happening This Week

    Monday 2/13,

    East Leyden's Parents' Club Board Meeting, E-LTheater, 6:30pm-8:30pm.

    Wednesday 2/15,

    Honor Roll Breakfast, E-Auditorium 7:30am-08:30am.

    Counselor Open House, E-Library, 5pm-7:30pm

    Help Raise Money

    The Sports & Entertainment Marketing classes from both East and West are coming together to sponsor a student 3 on 3 basketball tournament along with the Annual Faculty Basketball game on Thursday, February 23rd. The 3 on 3 starts at 4pm and the faculty game follows at 6pm, both in the East field house. Come out to the event to support our talented students and staff and help raise money for two fantastic Leyden families. 
     
    Leyden Close Up Club and Trip to Washington DC
     
    There is a new opportunity available for all Leyden students!  In light of the recent Presidential elections, news from Washington D.C., and the efforts to improve the civic engagement of our students, the Social Studies department is offering an instructional and educational experience program through the Close Up Foundation (http://www.closeup.org/).  Students are invited to join the Leyden Close Up Club and Trip to Washington D.C. June 25-30.  The cost of the all-inclusive trip is $1,647.  Enrollment and $400 deposit is due February 17th.  The club will meet weekly to study a text called Current Issues and plan fundraising activities.  If your student is interested please contact Bernadette Ryan at bryan@leyden212.org .
     

    Student Services Update

    Seniors: Parents,  please remind your senior students to complete the Leyden High Schools Common Local Scholarship Application. The application is due no later than 3:00 p.m. on February 21, 2017. Students should turn the completed application into their counselor. Please remind your child to read and follow all of the application instructions thoroughly for their best chance at being eligible for and/or winning the scholarship(s).

    What is the Common Local Scholarship Application? It is an application for a variety of local scholarships available only to Leyden students. To streamline the amount of time spent applying for some/all of these scholarships, this application is made up of a common portion (Part I). In addition to the common portion, some scholarships require separate sections be submitted as well.

    Cafeteria Reminder: Breakfast is served in the cafeteria prior to the school day.

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  • Week of February 6th

    Posted by Jacqueline Uzueta at 2/3/2017 3:00:00 PM

    Happening This Week

    Thursday, 2/9

    Orchesis-7pm (East Auditorium)

    Friday, 2/10

    Orchesis-7pm (East Auditorium)

    Free Income Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing

    tax

    Tax Resources:
    The State of Illinois is offering free income tax preparation and electronic filing is available for low-income workers and families. 
    The services are provided free of charge at locations across the state to families with incomes up to $55,000 and individuals with annual incomes up to $30,000.
    For More information about the program please click the following link:
    Locations are available here:
     
    Turnabout Change of Date
    Turnabout is now February 24th at 7pm instead of February 17
     
    Orchesis presents"Fusion"
    Orchesis  
     
    Apply for Scholarships
    Read More
    The Common Local Scholarship Applications is due by 3pm on February 21, 2017
     

    Looking Ahead

    Congratulations to February Exceptional Eagles. These students will be recognized formally at a breakfast event on February 16.

    Exceptional Eagles

     

    Student Services Update

    Students continue to meet individually with their counselor to complete their course selection for 2017-2018.  Course selection will be complete on Friday, February 17.  All changes following 2/17/17 are subject to availability.  All courses will be final and changes cannot be made as of June 30, 2017. Course request verification letters will be mailed home at the conclusion of course selection.  

    Freshmen: Students’ January group guidance lesson involved information regarding the course selection process and making informed decision.  In February, freshmen will review their first semester transcript, set semester two goals in terms of grades they believe they can realistically earn, as well as identify strategies that will help them meet their goal(s). They will also calculate their “potential” semester two and cumulative GPA given they meet their goals.


    Additionally, in alignment with our mission that every student have all options to choose from upon graduation - and a postsecondary plan in place by the time they graduate - freshmen students are working through an introductory Options Packet in order to explore the different options available in pursuing their plans following high school. Please take a look at the packet and have conversations with your child regarding their postsecondary plans!

     National School Counseling Week - February 6 - 10, 2017

    National School Counseling

    National School Counseling Week 2017, "School Counseling: Helping Students Realize Their Potential," will be celebrated from Feb. 6-10, 2017, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.

    Thank you to our School Counselors - Dawn Erickson, Bill Mitchell, Chris Schulz, Emily Wine, Justyna Jablonska, Alicia Funes, Patti Muldoon, and Emilie Reynolds for everything they do!

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    We want to thank our parents for their tremendous participation in this year’s 5 Essentials Survey.  I’m happy to report we had over 400 parents complete this survey which will provide us with valuable feedback when we get our results from the State.  Thank you so much!

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  • Week of January 30, 2017

    Posted by Jacqueline Placencia-Uzueta at 1/27/2017 3:00:00 PM

     Happening This Week

    Wednesday, 2/1

    Ask the Expert Day
    SAT Prep Parent Night- 6pm (East Auditorium)

     

    Help Raise Money for the Gift from the Heart Foundation:

    Give a Teddy a Heart and Polski Klub are pairing up to raise money for the Gift from the Heart Foundation, which helps physically disabled children from abroad receive life-saving medical treatments. Please help support these children by encouraging your student to bring money to their 2nd period class. The 2nd period class to bring in the most money by February 6, will receive paczki, delicious polish pastries filled with fruity or creamy goodness.  

     

    Eugene Cernan

    A Salute to Gene Cernan Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 6 and 7 p.m.

    Join us for a free program recounting the life of a local boy who made it all the way to the Moon. Admission is free. Donations are welcome. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 708‐456‐0300 x 3372. For more information about the Cernan Earth and Space Center at Triton College including programs and schedules:

    •  visit our website at triton.edu/Cernan
    •  call our program info line at (708) 583‐3100
    •  like us on Facebook at facebook.com/cernancenter
    •  email us at cernan@triton.edu

     

    Art Department News
    Find out the latest that is happening in our Art department

    Jorge Gutierrez (Rainbow Flowers)          Tania Corona (Skin Deep)

    The skilled art students who won awards are Jorge Gutierrez of East Leyden and Tania Cornoa Gutierrez of West Leyden.  Jorge’s winning piece, Rainbow Flowers is an oil pastel drawing of 2 large flowers with petals of many colors.  Tania’s piece is a technical colored pencil portrait titled Skin Deep.

     

    This Week in #Leydenpride

    #Leydenpride

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  • Week of January 23, 2017

    Posted by Peggy Kasallis at 1/20/2017

     

    Happening This Week

    Tuesday, 1/24
    8th Grade Art Workshop - 4 p.m.
    Girls Basketball vs. Addison Trail - Senior Night - 7:30 p.m. (West Campus) 

    Wednesday, 1/25
    Bowling vs. Hinsdale Central -Senior Night - 4 p.m. 

    Thursday, 1/26
    Residency Verification Day (See below for details)
    Talent Show - 7 p.m.  (East Auditorium)
    Wrestling vs. Downers Grove North - Senior Night - 6 p.m. (East Campus)

    Friday, 1/27
    Talent Show - 4 p.m. (East Auditorium)
    Boys' Swimming vs. Addison Trail - 5 p.m. (West Campus)
    Boys' Basketball vs. Downers Grove South - 7:30 p.m. (East Campus)

    Saturday, 1/28
    Residency Verification Day
    Bowling - Leyden Invitational - 8:30 a.m.

    Looking Ahead

    Wednesday, 2/1
    Ask the Expert Day

     

    Writers Week
    Last week, our English department hosted our first annual Writers Week.  Students, faculty, and staff shared their stories with classes throughout the three days. We laughed, we cried, we were inspired.

    Check out some of the feedback we had on Twitter by visiting Writers Week #leydenpride Recap on Storify. 

    Writers Week Audience  Dave Narter

    Residency Verification Days
    Residency Verification is for every incoming freshman in the district who will be attending Leyden in the 2017-2018 school year, as well as returning students who have provided a lease, affidavit, or landlord verification form in the past. Click here for more information.

    Course Selection
    Course selection continues this week with the Class of 2019 from 1/23-1/27, and the Class of 2020 from 2/6-2/10.  All students will meet individually with their counselor to finalize courses, but please remind your student to complete their online course selection prior to their counselor meeting.

    Illinois State Scholars
    Congratulations to our Illinois State Scholars.  These 32 students will be honored at a breakfast event on January 25.  

    Illinois State Scholars

     

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  • Week of January 16, 2017

    Posted by Peggy Kasallis at 1/13/2017 3:00:00 PM

    Happening This Week

    Monday, 1/16
    Martin Luther King Day - No School

    Tuesday, 1/17
    Taste of East - 7 p.m. 

    Thursday, 1/19
    Board of Education Meeting - 7 p.m.  

    Looking Ahead

    Thursday, 1/26
    Talent Show - 7 p.m. 

    East Leyden Student joins Northwest Suburban Leadership Team
    Congratulations to Hilda Mendoza for being selected as a member of the Northwest Suburban Leadership Team 2016-2017.  Check out the information here on Hilda's accomplishments since she joined us at East Leyden.

     Hilda Mendoza

    Course Selection
    Course selection will take place for the Class of 2018 from 1/13-1/20, the Class of 2019 from 1/23-1/27, and the Class of 2020 from 2/6-2/10.  All students will meet individually with their counselor to finalize courses, but please remind your student to complete their online course selection prior to their counselor meeting.  

    Principal's Newsletter
    By now, you should have received the print copy of the January 2017 Eagle Report, the principal's newsletter.  You can also view the newsletters here.  

    Scarf Update
    On December 21st after finals, Mr. Markey and some students headed out to distribute the scarves that we mentioned in previous posts.  

    Delivery of kindness underway... Students providing handmade scarves w/gloves& hats to those in need! Thanks 2

    Scarf Distribution

     

    Triton College offers Free English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes
    Registration: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 6:00 p.m. - Adults (18 & older) -Registration begins at 6 p.m. and will include an evaluation to determine the level to place the registering adult.

    Location:  West Leyden High School, 1000 N. Wolf Road, Northlake, IL - Entrance # 1

    Classes are scheduled to start on Tuesday, January 24th until Thursday, May 11, 2017 every Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. until 9:20 p.m. In addition, adult Continuing Education Courses are held at East & West Leyden High School sites for a minimal cost. Courses offered are: Computers, Cake Decorating, Languages, Sketching/Drawing, Photography and Fitness programs.  

    If you are interested please contact Mrs. Alvarez at (847) 451-3056.

    Triton College Spring 2017 Courses at East and West Leyden High Schools!     
    Triton College School of Continuing Education is offering the following courses at East and West Leyden for a minimal tuition rate.

    East Leyden High School: (3400 Rose Street, Franklin Park, IL  60131)

    • Polish 1 Language
    • Polish 11 Language
    • Intermediate Drawing
    • American Sign Language
    • Zumba Fitness
    • Yoga & Pilate Fitness
    • Belly Dance 1
    • Intermediate Photography

    West Leyden High School:  (1000 North Wolf Road, Northlake, IL  60164)

    • Cake Decorating (Beginning to Advanced)
    • Internet Essential Skills Computer Course
    • Word 1 Computer Course
    • Zumba-Gold Fitness
    • Spanish 1 Language
    • Spanish 11 Language
    • Customer Service Office Equipment

    The sessions start in January and conclude in May and are held in the evenings on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.  For specific details on starting dates, registration, and tuition fee contact the Continuing Education Department at (708) 456.0300, ext. 3500 or visit the website at www.triton.edu/ce.

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  • Week of December 19, 2016

    Posted by Peggy Kasallis at 12/19/2016 9:00:00 AM

    Mannequin Challenge
    You'll find Mannequin Challenges all over the internet.  Our District 212 Administration team decided to take on that challenge.  Click here to see their Jingle Bell version.  

    5Essential Survey
    Each year, The Illinois State Board of Education conducts the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, which gathers data to predict some important student outcomes. Our district has chosen to provide the parent survey, with the hopes that at least 20% of the Leyden parents will complete the survey.  If we are successful in having parents/guardians complete the survey, a parent supplement will be generated. Please consider taking the time to provide your confidential input.  Click here to access the login page.  Enter "Cook" for the county and type in "Leyden" to select either East or West.  And in January, watch here for more information about this survey.   

    Parents' Club Board Positions
    East Leyden Parents' Club is looking for Board Members for the 2017-2018 school year.  If you are interested in learning about what the positions entail or would like to put your name on the ballot, please email eastleydenparentsclub@gmail.com or come to the Monday, December 12th meeting in the Little Theater at 6 p.m. 

    All positions available.  Some are to completely take over and some can be used for shadowing for one year, if preferred.

    This Week

    Monday, 12/19
    Period 1 Semester Final

    Tuesday, 12/20
    Periods 2 & 3 Semester Finals

    Wednesday, 12/21
    Periods 4/5/6/7/8 Semester Finals

    Thursday, 12/22
    Periods 9 & 10 Semester Finals

    Firday, 12/23
    No School - Start of Winter Break  

     

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  • Week of December 12, 2016

    Posted by Peggy Kasallis at 12/9/2016 3:00:00 PM

      Be Kind

    You heard about it in last week's Parent Weekly, but we wanted to update you.  Ms. French knows that some of the students who started a scarf, might not come back to finish it.  So how did she spend part of her weekend?  Finishing up scarves.  Check this out.  If you are on Facebook, you can keep up with her progress by checking out #kindnessmatters

    Finished scarves 1   Finished scarves 2

    Find Your Passion

    Shout out to our band and choir ensembles for an outstanding performance in our annual Music of the Holidays event. The evening culminates in the Hallelujah Chorus when the entire audience is invited to join.  Here's a sampling.  

    Hallelujah Chorus Commit to Excellence

    One of the favorite events we have throughout the year is our Poetry Out Loud experience. It gives students an opportunity to perform their poetry in front of other students.  Although it was started by Mr. Scalero a number of years ago, many of our English teachers saw the value in it and follow his lead.  Last week, Ms. Ellis & Ms. Stolarsky teamed up their English classes to allow their students the opportunity to present. Students who are interested can move on to competitions outside of Leyden. On Wednesday, 12/14, there is an after school competition where students will compete to advance to the Regional competition.

    Poetry Out Loud

     

    This Week

    Monday, 12/12
    East Leyden Parents' Club Meeting - 6:30 p.m.  

     

    Looking Ahead

    Monday, 12/19
    Period 1 Semester Final

    Tuesday, 12/20
    Periods 2 & 3 Semester Finals

    Wednesday, 12/21
    Periods 4/5/6/7/8 Semester Finals

    Thursday, 12/22
    Periods 9 & 10 Semester Finals

    Firday, 12/23
    No School - Start of Winter Break  

     

    Parents' Club Board Positions
    East Leyden Parents' Club is looking for Board Members for the 2017-2018 school year.  If you are interested in learning about what the positions entail or would like to put your name on the ballot, please email eastleydenparentsclub@gmail.com or come to the Monday, December 12th meeting in the Little Theater at 6 p.m. 

    All positions available.  Some are to completely take over and some can be used for shadowing for one year, if preferred.
     
     
    Student Services Update: Your child’s lesson in Group Guidance
    Freshmen: Participated in their final monthly group guidance lesson of the semester. Students reviewed a transcript example, calculated a GPA, and set short-term goals for completing the first semester as strong as possible. (View this video with your child and ask them to explain GPA to you, as well as share their short-term semester goals.) 

    Seniors: Participated in a postsecondary plan “Check-Up” and were provided time, resources, and assistance from counselors in developing their plan. Counselors were given valuable feedback regarding their seniors’ progress. As a result, a “Closing-the-Gap” activity will be developed through Student Services and Frank Holthouse’s area to provide further support to those students who indicated they intend to move straight into the workforce but are unable to identify a plan in regards to work. (Our mission for your student is that they have a plan in place before they graduate! Let’s work together to make that true for your child!)

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  • Week of December 5, 2016

    Posted by Peggy Kasallis at 12/2/2016

      Be Kind

    Knitting for the Needy
    It started with a Facebook post. Ms. French was inspired to approach our students to find out if they were interested in forming a group to knit and/or crochet scarves for the needy. Students and staff meet four times a week before or after school until winter break (or until the yarn runs out) to create these much needed items.  If you have any yarn you'd like to donate, simply send it with your student to drop off at the library, or drop it off at the front desk.

     Knit for the Needy Knit for the Needy Knit for the Needy Knit for the Needy Knit for the Needy Knit for the Needy

      Find Your Passion

    The ExcELLence Club is dedicated to providing recognition, opportunities and support for English Language Learners and other students who are committed to excellence. Our goal is to increase school and community involvement by exploring our community through field trips, service opportunities and connections with universities and ExcELLence alumni.  What a great way for students to find their passion!!  

    ExcELLence Club Members  

    Commit to Excellence

    Historia de una escalera is going to Theatre Fest!
    Selected by a team of judges, Historia de una escalera will be going to the largest non-competitive theatre festival in the world!  4500 students and teachers will attend the event at University of Illinois and it is likely that this is the first time a performance will be completely in Spanish. This festival includes 400+ workshops as well as 60 exhibitors.  We have one last opportunity for you to see this play before they pack up and head to U of I.  Join us on December 17th at 4 p.m. Admission is a free will donation to Teatro Leyden and will be used to help fund the trip.

    Historia Ad

      

    Announcements

    Seniors Plus Program

    SPP Logo
    Have you heard about our Seniors Plus Program?  Read here about this joint graduation initiative between Leyden District 212 and West 40 Intermediate Service Center #2, which offers students a second chance to obtain their high school diploma. 

    Music of the Holidays
    All are invited to ring in the holiday season at Leyden's 22nd Annual Music of the Holidays Concert.  Hundreds of band, choir, and orchestra students will perform seasonal favorites, culminating in one of Chicagoland's largest Hallelujah Chorus performances.  Please join us on Wednesday, December 7th, at 7:00 PM, in the West Leyden Auditorium. It's free. Ho! Ho! Ho!  

     
    Santa's Cookie Problem
    Santa's Cookie Problem We will be performing 3 times for the public Saturday, Dec 17 @ 2pm & 7pm and Sunday Dec 18 @
    2pm
    . Santa will be in the lobby one hour before each show for pictures. We will also be serving cookies and milk to all of the kids. Admission is free will donation for scholarships. 
     
    We will also be performing for the Leyden preschools and we are inviting North school and Enger on Dec 8 during 3rd period. Our director, Hannah Allen, a west student is also in the preschool teaching class with Ms Falls, so we thought it would be a good meld.  The catering students will be making all of the cookies.
     

    Happening this Week

    Monday, 12/5
    Art Show Reception - 6 p.m. 

    Tuesday, 12/6
    Art Show - 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Open to the Public 

    Wednesday, 12/7
    Art Show - 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Open to the Public 
    Music of the Holidays - 7 p.m. (West Campus)

    Looking Ahead

    Monday, 12/12
    East Leyden Parents' Club Meeting - 6:30 p.m. (East Little Theatre)

    Saturday, 12/17
    Santa's Cookie Problem - 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. (East Auditorium)
    Historia de una escalera - 4 p.m.  (East Auditorium)

    Sunday, 12/18
    Santa's Cookie Problem - 2 p.m.  (East Auditorium)  

     

     
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  • Week of November 28, 2016

    Posted by Peggy Kasallis at 11/28/2016 8:00:00 AM

    Be Kind

    Story Books

    Students in Ms. Connell's ELL class made some Thanksgiving books for patients at Lurie Children's Hospital 

    Find Your Passion

     Portrait Artists

    Drawing portraits for orphans in Ukraine.  Great work Advanced Art!!  Check out Ms. Rosen's tweet here.  And watch for more information later this year about how this project progresses!

    Commit to Excellence

    Meglio Presenters

    Students in Ms. Meglio's English II class worked together to create a presentation for 8th graders about how to be successful in high school. Students then presented at Lincoln Middle School, River Grove School, Rhodes School, and Hester Junior High. 

    Happening This Week 

    Thursday, 12/1
    Blood Drive - Open to the Public 

    Looking Ahead

    December 5-7
    East Leyden Winter Art Show

    December 5
    Art Show Reception - 6 p.m. 

    December 7
    Music of the Holidays - 7 p.m. (West Campus)

    December 12
    East Leyden Parents' Club Meeting - 6:30 p.m.

     

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