Neighbors in the News
- Students who attend Christine's School of Dance in Vernon Hills were examined by the Cecchetti Council of America. Candidates include Tierney Darden, Taylor Dee and Amber Spula, Grade II; Rachel DeSimone, Anika Emrick and Megan Keller, Standard B; and Mackenzie Dee, Sarah Lehman and Victoria Salyards, Primary. Students live in Gurnee, Hawthorn Woods, Long Grove, Mundelein and Vernon Hills.
- Fifteen Mundelein High School teachers are currently completing their fourth year of probationary teaching. Each is teaching in his or her major field.
Besides assuming their responsibilities in the classroom, they are making contributions through their involvement as coaches and club sponsors.
They have continued their professional growth through one or more of the following: enrollment in graduate courses, attending conferences and workshops and joining in-service programs.
They are: Jena Abrahamsen, English; Victoria Alex, foreign language; Rachel Butters, math; Charles Cape, English; Carrie Dabelow, theater; Jeffrey Geary, physical education; Jeffrey Harding, math; Andrew Hirshman, social studies; Christopher Hoster, business education; Kristy Kowalski-Cantore, math; Elizabeth Krawczyk, foreign language; Brian Moe, science; Dean Petros, social studies; Sheila Ryndak, library; and Patricia Sampson, music.
- Eliza Everett, a fifth- and sixth-grade Spanish teacher at Frederick School in Grayslake has been awarded a Ruth Hathorne Memorial minigrant to foster multicultural understanding through an introductory study of languages. She will incorporate the cultural and geographical aspects of languages, pronunciation, language "family trees", and universal symbols to help her fifth-grade students "focus on themes which are universal in nature, such as friendship, peace, beauty, honor and happiness." She will introduce them to French, Hebrew, Chinese and Spanish. …