Author Joelle Charbonneau tweets about Edgewood students

During the first quarter, Lindsey Foreman read aloud to her seventh grade students the book The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau.  After finishing, the students wrote friendly letters to the author, who in return responded to the students’ letters, answered all of their questions, and also tweeted about them on that same day!  Now, the author is planning a visit to Edgewood Middle School to meet all the students and talk about her new book coming out on January 7. In the meantime the students in Lindsey’s seventh grade class have continued exchanging emails with Ms. Charbonneau, have received care packages, and have been following her on Twitter.

Please send us some pictures once you meet the author!

Edgewood Students Helping our Environment

The ECO (environmental consciousness organization) Club from Edgewood Middle School meets weekly to plan green initiatives for the school.  At the beginning of October the ECO members met to pick apples from the tree in the outdoor classroom.  Last spring our librarian, Carolyn Lorence, passed away. The outdoor classroom was made in her honor.

The ECO students came in, outside of school, hours to prepare caramel apples to sell at lunch.  The group raised more than $180.00 to fund sustainable plants for Carolyn’s Classroom and future Green projects at the school.  We are proud of our students!

(The pictures below show the ECO students preparing the caramel apples.)

EW apple project 1EW apple project 2

Oak Terrace students raising funds for Horizon House orphanage!

Oak Terrace students in Mrs. Brady’s 5th grade class are helping raise funds for Horizon House orphanage in Ethiopia. “Our class government is raising funds to sponsor a field trip for a class at the Horizon House orphanage in Ethiopia (a place where our class president once lived).” The class has raised over $80 and will continue to work toward the goal until the end of this presidential term (Nov. 22). Best of luck to Mrs. Brady’s 5ht grade class!

Sherwood’s Dual Language Talent Show & Potluck

On Friday, October 18th, Sherwood’s Dual Language parent committee sponsored a wonderful Pot Luck/Talent Show night.  This event brought together the SW families while sharing cultural aspects of the roots of the families. In addition to various ethnic food dishes to share and a student activity, this year, two dance troops came for entertainment, and an “ofrenda” was created to honor the upcoming “Day of the Dead”, however the student talent show was the “main event” of the night!

A local “baile folklórico” dance group as well as dancers from HPHS performed. The students and their families contributed to the “ofrenda” by bringing in flowers, sugar skulls, small pumpkins, gourds and pictures of loved ones.

DL staff-1SW dancersLa Ofrenda

Highland Park event to benefit Tails of Hope, a Highland Park rescue

Dozens of dogs traveling across the country with author David Rosenfelt. How could a fabulous book NOT come out of this?

Dozens of dogs traveling across the country with author David Rosenfelt. How could a fabulous book NOT come out of this?

 

David Rosenfelt, bestselling author, is coming to Highland Park for an evening of food, fine literature, and furry adoptable dogs, all to benefit Highland Park rescue Tails of Hope.

Join us on Sunday, July 28th

from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m at Port Clinton Square,

600 Central Avenue, Highland Park, for an event filled with books and dogs.

Celebrating the release of two new books, Rosenfelt will be talking about his life, his 29 (at this moment) dogs, his dog rescue, his writing, and his trip with those 29 dogs from California to Maine, the subject of his book “Dogtripping.”

Books will be available for purchase, and Rosenfelt will sign books after he speaks. There will be a silent auction and raffle, including a signed Rosenfelt book, signed books donated by other bestselling authors, a chance to bid to have a character in one of Rosenfelt’s future books named after you, and much more!

$25 per ticket

Click Here to Register

All proceeds benefit Tails of Hope, a no-kill, nonprofit animal rescue located in Highland Park. Their mission is to help the elderly, chronically ill, and terminally ill, find new homes for their pets.

David Rosenfelt Book Tour