Director of Communications
May 12, 2005
Education Partners, good afternoon:
Lots of stuff as we approach the end of the week:
- WLS television news will feature and broadcast from St. Charles from 5-7
a.m. tomorrow, Friday, May 13, 2005, as part of reporter Roz Varon’s weekly
segment highlighting local communities.
Students total from both East and North high schools’ jazz bands, choirs,
drill teams, student councils, color guards and cheerleaders will be on hand
at the Baker Hotel in the Rose Garden to perform, entertain and otherwise
represent and show off our town (and school district). Tune in, or set a
Meanwhile, East High art students made cardboard figures of some of the
morning news team to be displayed during the show. Here are pictures of the
kids at work, posted on our website (www.d303.org) under “News and Photos”:
http://www.d303.org/news/newsphotos/abcnews/index.htm Once again: 5-7 a.m.
Friday, May 13, Channel 7
- In case you missed it in the newspapers, the St. Charles Police have
arrested a man who is suspected of exposing himself to several young female
students earlier this week. Thanks to our great men and women in blue for
their vigilance and commitment.
- Speaking of the police: May 15-21, 2005 is National Police Week.
Students from most of our elementary and middle schools made banners and
posters honoring our friends in law enforcement, to be hung in and around
the St. Charles Police Department headquarters. Stop by the police
department to see these artful works if you can, and/or thank a police
officer for their service.
- Ferson Creek Elementary School third grader Joseph Mraz, and his brother
Christopher, a Ferson kindergartener, have agreed, along with their dad and
about 10 others to have their heads shaved as part of this year’s St.
Baldrick's Foundation's St. Charles area fundraiser. The “shaving” takes
place this Saturday, May 14, 2005 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pub 222, in
downtown St. Charles.
St. Baldrick's is a charitable organization aimed at finding a cure for
childhood cancer. Each year fundraiser participants solicit donations to
have their heads shaved. This is done in solidarity with children who have
cancer and loose their hair during Chemo treatments. So far this year, St.
Baldrick's has raised more than $3.7 million for research.
Joseph and Christopher are still soliciting donations, but they will be
shaved regardless, and pictures will be available on the web. For more
information or to donate to the cause, people can call Mrs. Julie Mraz at
- Haines Middle School proudly presents its spring musical "Godspell Jr."
Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14, at 7:30 pm in the Haines Gym. The cost
is $5 for adults, $4 for students and seniors. “Godspell” tells the story of
Jesus Christ's relationship with his disciples as he tells parables, is
betrayed by Judas, and culminates in the crucifixion. Written in the 70s,
the music ranges from rock to pop to soft-shoe. The setting and costumes are
modern, set in a junkyard with the actors wearing bright colors and face
paint. For tickets please call or stop by the Haines main office at (630)
- Students in the Mid-Valley Special Education Cooperative's Vocational
Academic Development (VAD) Program at St. Charles North High School have
started their own business "X-Press Yourself." The students are responsible
for running the business including: advertising, ordering, selling,
inventory, and money handling. The bands cost $3 each or 2 for $5 and are on
sale during Tuesday and Thursday lunch hours through May 31, 2005. Students
are selling six different styles of colored bands which are inscribed with
Include, I Can, Inspire-Teach, Dream Big, Never Quit, and Art Smart.
Have a great evening,