Author: Jon Sallee

Setting Goals

The middle of the school year is a great time for families to check in with students on goals. Setting academic and personal goals helps motivate, energize, and focus students, and it is a valuable skill that will benefit learners throughout their lives.

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Family LEGO Build Event

South Suburban College will be hosting a Free Family LEGO Building Event on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at their Oak Forest Center in Room 5170.

Families are invited to help build our own LEGO city and engage in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). We provide the bricks, you provide the imagination! We will also be offering tours of the college’s Maker Lab; including 3D Printers, Laser System, CNC machining, electronics and design software. Light refreshments will be provided.

The Oak Forest Campus is located at 16333 S. Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest, IL. For more information, please contact Anna Helwig at (708) 596-2000, ext. 5706, [email protected] or Desmond Campbell at (708) 596-2000, ext. 3256, [email protected]

Family LEGO Build Event

Warning about Halloween Colored Contacts

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) is reminding the public that purchasing colored contact lenses from anyone other than a licensed eye care professional or pharmacist is dangerous. The health risk is serious and most of the customers seeking cosmetic contact lenses are teens and young adults. IDFPR is partnering with ISBE and the Department of Public Health to alert teachers, administrators, and health care professionals in every school district and county in the state about the serious health and vision problems facing young people and warning signs to look for in their students and patients. For more information, please see IDFPR’s press release.

2018 Book Fair

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that provides the books kids want to read. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level.

Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Please make plans to come to our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

Remember, all purchases benefit our school. See you at the Book Fair!

Andrea Jamison, Librarian