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.

2017 Sunnybrook 5K Walk/Run
Join us Saturday May 20th from 9:00am-2:00pm for the 2nd Annual Sunnbrook School District 5K Walk/Run. Working on building a healthier Lansing/Lynwood Community with "It takes 5 to stay alive!". Registration will open April 2nd and the last day to register will be May 18th. The cost is $10 plus a $2 sign-up fee. You will be able to register by clicking here. Hope to see you there

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

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