Students Experience Culture, Technology

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Byline: Avian Carrasquillo

Wheeling Township Elementary District 21's Edgar Allan Poe School in Arlington Heights had quite a week.

The school on Wednesday celebrated its multicultural day, which featured stories read by adults in various languages to the students and fine arts demonstrations from area schools and speakers.

The school was also among 120 schools in the state to participate in the 15th annual TECH 2006 Students for the Information Age, held Thursday at the state's capital.

The students showed the public and members of the Illinois Senate and the House of Representatives how technology is being used in the classroom to improve achievement.

TECH 2006 is a not-for-profit initiative supported by business and education organizations.

Dist. 21 honored for service: District 21 is being selected for a community service award by the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association, the Illinois Association of Park Districts, and the Wheeling Park District for its many contributions to the Wheeling community.

The district will accept the award at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wheeling Park District Community Recreation Center, 333 W. Dundee Road in Wheeling, at the Wheeling Park District board's meeting.

Citizens needed: The Wheeling Police Department is taking applications for its next Citizen's Police Academy. …