Sunday, January 13, 2013
Jamic McGee and Independence Elementary Schools, Jane Addams Middle School and Bolingbrook High School are hosting the event.
Walk, bike, run, scoot or drive to Family Fitness Night presented by Independence and Jamie McGee elementary schools, Jane Addams Middle School and Bolingbrook High School from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14 at the Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Center, 200 S. Lindsey Lane. A fitness and nutrition specialist will provide instruction and information on fitness agility, core, cardio, strength, flexibility and healthy living. Families and community residents are encouraged to take a tour of the Bolingbrook Park District to see the many programs available for them. This is a great opportunity to learn more about getting fit and eating healthy. For more information please contact one of the Valley View schools listed above. Editor's note: …
Monday, October 1, 2012
The school is in the "beginning stages" of what its principal terms “a gigantic philosophical change in thinking.”
Monday, October 1, 2012
Editor's note: The following is a press release from Valley View School District 365U. Like every school in Valley View School District 365U, Jamie McGee Elementary School is still in the “beginning stages” of what McGee Principal Tony Valenza terms “a gigantic philosophical change in thinking.” “The direction of education has changed,” Valenza told parents at Friday’s Coffee with the Principal event, “We all have to ask ourselves are we meeting all of our students’ needs and recognizing their cultural differences?” Valenza admitted he was a little nervous about the start of the new school year what with the launch off all-day kindergarten, new literacy and math curriculums and an increased emphasis on goal setting for each student as …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Valley View students Skyped with award-winning author kate Messner Tuesday.
Several dozen students in VVSD’s Summer Learning Experience at Jamie McGee Elementary School visited via Skype with award-winning author Kate Messner Tuesday morning. “When you read a book, you can always learn more about the author by reading the little piece in the back,” said McGee SLE Principal Amy Paris. “But actually seeing and talking to the author makes it so real for them. Who knew they were going to come to Summer Learning and go home with a new author friend?” SLE teacher Kim Carvell arranged the Skype visit, inviting Candice Greenwood’s SLE class to join in the fun. The third, fourth and fifth graders prepared for the visit by reading “Over and Under the Snow” and “Marty McGuire,” two of Messner’s half dozen or so books. Both …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Students in kindergarten through fifth grade had fun in the faux beach created in the school’s gymnasium to cap off their week dedicated to reading.
Students in kindergarten through fifth grade at Jamie McGee Elementary capped off a week dedicated to reading by hitting the beach for a little educational R&R. The faux beach created last week in the school’s gymnasium lent a "sensational backdrop" as all grade levels were extended the opportunity to enjoy 45 minutes in the tropical atmosphere. "As a school we are always looking for avenues to promote positive behavior, "says Gail Shaw, physical education instructor and event co-chair. "This is actually our second year. It went over so well with the kids and parents that we’ve decided to make the beach read-in an annual event." Upon entry teachers led the class to the lounging areas staged under inflatable palm tree’s connected to tiny …