Park Forest Ele. Students March Through Vocabulary in Parade
Park Forest Elementary School has found a fun, interactive way to learn vocabulary – hold a Vocabulary Parade. That’s just what staff and students did Friday, February 19, at the school. “The parade is an attempt to increase students’ vocabulary,” said Principal Mary Jane Clark. “When students choose a word, depict it in costume or on a poster, define the word and use it in a sentence, they essentially ‘own’ that word.”
Some classes chose themes, such as using all mathematical terms or compound words. Others, like Pre-K students, wore the words and then held hands to complete a compound word. Those students included (pictured, left to right – back row) Ja'Miya Cosey, Erick Puente, Lisseth Santos, (front row) Junior Tirado-Hernandez, Maya Martin, and Adantae Henry.
In addition to Park Forest Elementary student participation, the parade included Park Forest Middle School’s band and a local fire truck.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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