#VaxToSchool – Schedule Vaccinations Now During National Immunization Awareness Month

The Illinois State Board of Education and Illinois Department of Public Health are reminding families and students about the importance of vaccinations. IDPH has launched the #VaxToSchool campaign to encourage families to get their children vaccinated, as Illinois sees a record number of Measles cases in recent years. 

Please find the specific immunization requirements for fall 2019 here. Additional information on vaccinations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is available here.

ISBE wishes all of you and your students a safe and healthy return to school.  Click here to view the official press release.

Project Syncere’s 2019 ENpowered Games

Check out this release from Project Syncere:

2019 ENpowered Games
On May 1st, we held the second annual ENpowered Games! More than 400 students from 20 schools met at the Wintrust Arena and participated in this comprehensive engineering design competition.  It was an inspiring event! We’re so proud of the students who competed with such passion and the facilitators who prepared them!
Congratulations to
Lincoln Elementary
for winning the gold!
We’d like to thank all of our sponsors who made this event happen, including Boeing, ArcelorMittal, ComEd, Northern Trust, People’s Gas, Polk Brother’s Foundation, The Donley Foundation, Lenovo, Milhouse Charities, HBK Engineering and Pepsico.
We’d also like to thank all our awesome volunteers and community members who gave their time to help the event be the best that it could be.
Want to know more about the 2019 ENpowered Games? Check out this great piece NBC Chicago did on the event! 

Summer Meals in Illinois

Free healthy meals and snacks are available to Illinois students and families during the summer


Families can find sites by texting “FoodIL” to 877-877 or visiting summermealsillinois.org


The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) will provide healthy meals and snacks to children and teens age 18 and younger at hundreds of sites across Illinois this summer, including Lincoln. Families can find their nearest summer meals site by calling (800) 359-2163, texting “FoodIL” to 877-877, or visiting summermealsillinois.org.