Announcing the 2016-17 Young Authors' Contest Winners!

Marquardt School District 15
Young Authors’ Contest Winners

Overall Winner: “Broken Lamp” by Estrella R. Pedroza, Black Hawk Elementary School

“Never Let Go” by Baneen Hussain, Charles G. Reskin
“The Friendly Ghost with Kids' Friends” and “Ghosts Friends” by Khloe Peterson, Winnebago 

First Grade
“Drawing Tips” by Michelle Kachikwu, Black Hawk
“Mid-Autumn Festival” by Zachary Nguyen, G. Stanley Hall
“Good Manners” by Aisha Mohiuddin, G. Stanley Hall
“The Carrot, the Couch, and the Crazy Potato” by Nya Javier (Illustrator), G. Stanley Hall
“My Sleepover at the Chicago Zoo” by Vincent Garces, Charles G. Reskin
“Awesome Sharks” by Michael Gramling, Winnebago
“The Birthday Trip to the American Girl Store” by Kayden Insidioso, Winnebago

Second Grade
“Lily the Cat's Special Day” by Ariel Huynh, author Anikka Aquino, illustrator, Black Hawk
“The Carrot, the Couch, and the Crazy Potato” by Jaiden Javier, G. Stanley Hall
“Emma the Girl that Loved Gymnastics” by Chloe Boerger, Charles G. Reskin
“Nate’s Laugh Out Loud Jokes” by Nathanael Romanovich, Charles G. Reskin
“Hurricanes” by Janet Lachhab, Winnebago
“The Ballet Competition” by Haley Pikul, Winnebago

Third Grade
“The Nature Chase” by Stephanie Kachikwu, Black Hawk
“Under the Sea” by Aamna Akhoon, G. Stanley Hall
“All About Cute Animals” by Hafsa Khan and Carla Gonzalez, Charles G. Reskin  School
“The First Day of School” by Natalie Jaca and Nancy Estanislao, Charles G. Reskin
“Hurricanes” by Alaa Lachhab, Winnebago
“All About our Furblings” by Lily Donati and Jenna Donati, Winnebago
“What if the Teacher Fell Asleep” by Brianna Gutierrez, Winnebago
“Young Darth Vader and the Sharknado” by Sydney DeBellis, Winnebago 

Fourth Grade
“The Orb” by Fernando Amezqua, Black Hawk
“Jane The Warrior” by Sara Vergara, G. Stanley Hall
“An Idea in One” by Madison Garces, Charles G. Reskin
“Eloise” by Stephanie Cao, Winnebago
“Swimming” by Trinity Weisgerber, Winnebago 

Fifth Grade
“I Don’t Understand…” by Donovan Metcalf, Charles G. Reskin
“All About the Tundra” by Chezia Conte, Winnebago 

Support #PassIllinoisBudget to Fund Our Schools

Marquardt School District 15 is joining more than 360 school superintendents across Illinois, representing more than 1 million students, calling for the Illinois General Assembly to:

  • Immediately pass a state budget
  • Fix the state education funding formula in order to adequately & equitably fund education
  • Pay school districts millions of dollars in unpaid bills this year. 

As our state lawmakers return to Springfield following their spring break, school districts statewide are sharing their frustration with the state budget situation with a call to #PassIllinoisBudget. We are calling on the Illinois General Assembly and Gov. Bruce Rauner to do the following: 

  • Immediately and with bipartisan support end the state budget impasse
  • Fix the education funding formula and invest in students and schools, including higher education, throughout the state
  • Pay school districts what they are owed this year

Please join the effort and:

  • Contact your state lawmaker. Find your legislators here
  • Ask your legislator to address the three points mentioned above.
  • Use social media to share your budget concerns with the hashtag #PassIllinoisBudget.

GPS: Keeping Kids Inspired, Curious and Motivated, 7 pm, April 27th at GBE

Please join us at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27 at Glenbard East as GPS presents The Hungry Mind: Cultivating Your Student's Curiosity with Susan Engel. Engel will talk about what makes us curious and the influences that can encourage or stifle intellectual explorations. Attendees will learn how to create environments where curiosity is nurtured and rewarded, allowing young people to learn easily and happily.

Engel is a highly regarded developmental psychologist and the director of the Program in Teaching at Williams College in Williamstown, MA. 

Free event, open to all. Details:

BPAC Meeting January 25th

Padres Bilingues: Una oportunidad increíble! Dr. Ferny Ramirez presenta.

Una presentación: Comprendiendo como razonan los niños y como piensan los adolescentes

Cuando: January 25th at 6:30

Donde: La oficina de administración 1860 Glen Ellyn Road, Glendale Heights

Bilingual Parent (BPAC) meeting on January 25th at 6:30 at the Administration Center - Dr. Ferny Ramirez will present Comprendiendo como razonan los niños y como piensan los adolescentes

Village of Glendale Heights Valentine's for Veterans Collection

Join the Village of Glendale Heights in celebrating National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Month by participating in the Valentines for Veterans collection efforts.

Annually, the Village delivers beautifully written and decorated valentines collected from the community to Illinois veterans homes and veteran hospitals. Please do not decorate cards with glitter or add personal information like social media. Also, please do not include envelopes with the cards!

Drop off your valentine(s) to the Village Hall, c/o Nicole Lewis, 300 Civic Center Plaza by Wednesday, February 1st to ensure a timely delivery for Valentines Day.

Should you have any questions, please call Nicole at 630.909.5327.