Sunnybrook on the National Stage

Sunnybrook's own Mike McGowan, Director of Technology, represented the District at the National ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference in San Antonio this year.  Mr. McGowan had the opportunity to lead several presentations on topics such as Social Media use to Tell a District's story, the importance of hands on learning in the classroom, STEM initiatives, and the #1 movement in education right now, Girls in Coding.  "It was a great honor to be asked to lead these sessions and be a part of a conference that brings together over 21,000 educators from around the world together to talk about the importance of technology in education" says Mr. McGowan about his experience at the ISTE conference.

Summer Reading List
Click here to see the 2017 Summer Reading List for Grades 5-8.

Book Character Parade
On May 19th, Nathan Hale students took part in a Book Character Parade! Students who participated dressed up as characters from favorite books and carried those books with them as they walked around the school. Many parents attended the parade and cheered for the students as they walked past!

2017 6th Grade Olympics
On May 24th, the 6th Grade Olympics took place at Heritage Middle School. Students competed for gold,silver,and bronze medals in 12 events. To see some of the highlights from the event please check out the video on the District 171 YouTube Channel. 

Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten registrations are now being accepted at Nathan Hale School for the 2017-2018 school year. For more information, please click here.

2017 S
tudent Council Convention
From April 21st to April 22nd eight HMS Student Council members attended the IAJHSC State Convention at
 the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield. Our students participated in three general sessions, two Northeast Lake District caucus meetings, three breakout sessions, a formal dinner, and a dance.  Joshua Prioleau, HMS eighth grader, played a key role in this convention as the Northeast Lake District representative. Watch the video for some of the highlights.

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
Check out the latest version of the Heritage Harbinger, the official newspaper of Heritage. Celebrating its 25th year, it contains school news and happenings of what is going on at the school. Written by 6th, 7th, and 8th grades communication students, the newspaper contains articles about extracurricular activities, sports, and special events. The newspaper also contains student editorials regarding topics important to them. Check out the literary skills of the students.

Student Council Awarded Honor Council for the 16-17 School Year
Student Council is composed of 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students along with advisors Mr. Justin Bronson, Mrs. Carmen Lowry, and Mr. Andris Sprudzs. We meet from 7:15-7:45 AM every Wednesday and Friday in the Heritage Library. We are a member of the IAJHSC (Illinois Association of Junior High Student Councils) and received an award for Honor Council for the 2016-2017 school year. This award acknowledges our Student Council for sending four students to summer leadership camp in Monticello, IL, attending two workshops and hosting one of them, attending State Convention down in Springfield on April 21 and 22, participating in the State Service Project “Let it Be Us” (we raised $500 at our Winter Dance), promoting school spirit (such as dances and pep rallies), and being involved in community service (recycling and food drives).

Welcome to the new look of Sunnybrook 171
From time to time, it is necessary to give our website a facelift. One of the goals of the District is to make sure that everyone is aware of what is happening. We want to make sure we are doing this as best we can and we just felt we outgrew our old site and needed to make some changes to make things easier for everyone. It might take a little getting use to but we feel in time you find this layout much easier to use.

Another step in keeping everyone more informed is our expansion into social media. You will be able to find us and get updates on Facebook and on Twitter, @SunnybrookSD171. So please become a fan on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get even more information as to what is happening in the District.

Maximize student achievement by cultivating: critical thinking skills, innovative instructional practices and a collaborative school, home, and community partnership

We believe student achievement is maximized when:

1. The self-worth of each child is nurtured within a diverse and inclusive environment 
2. Students are engaged in a rigorous, culturally relevant and innovative learning experience
3. Educators apply result-driven instructional practices
4. Teachers and staff are engaged in continuous professional development
5. Parents, students, staff and community collaborate
Registration Information
Registration is at Nathan Hale
Tuesday, August 1
8:00 - 12:00 & 5:00-8:00
Wednesday, August 2
Thursday, August 3

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