Tim Kogucki and his fellow University of Illinois classmates competed in the Society of Automotive Engineers Formula Race on May 18. The team was ranked 5th in the nation going into the competition and placed 18th in a field of more than 100 teams! Tim is the lead engineer on the suspension subsystem and is a junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering at U of I. Another former Hornet, Joseph Koszut is a sophomore at the University of Illinois, he also studies Mechanical Engineering, is responsible for tuning components with the engine subsystem.
The students are engaging in a chicken wing dissection lab to learn more about muscles, tendons, bones, joints, and ligaments. Students will use their observations from their lab to explain the back and forth motion of the chicken wing. Students will also compare the structure and function of the chicken wing to that of the human arm.
On Tuesday, July 9, 2019, District 106 will be offering used computers, projectors, iPads, and misc electronic items for sale. The sale will be held at the administrative office at 1750 Plainfield Road, La Grange, IL 60525.
Thanks to our wonderful parents, the 8th-grade party was a huge success! The gym was filled with photo stations, baby pictures, and very excited 8th-grade students. Students ate, danced, took lots of pictures, and had a great evening.
A regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the LRC at 1750 W. Plainfield Road, La Grange, IL 60525. The agenda for the meeting is available by going to Administration --> Board of Education --> Agendas
This afternoon, the 8th grade students learned about the Vietnam War through a presentation given by Vietnam veterans from the LaGrange area. Bruce Harken (Marines), Ken Couture (Marines), and Tom Higgins (Army) shared their experiences during this conflict in a moving, interesting presentation.
The 8th graders heard a fascinating presentation from "Seedy" Ulrich, a World War II Veteran, from Western Springs. He shared excellent information about serving in the war as an 18-year-old draftee.
Highlands Coffee House - May 23 6:30-8:00pm- Elementary MPR
Come and support Junior Diabetes Research Foundation at the 2019 Highlands Coffee House featuring the Show Choir, Jazz Band and many other small groups and performers. Along with the music, you can enjoy baked goods, hot chocolate and Starbucks! All proceeds go to support JDRF. See the flyer below for more details.
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The 5th grade Garden Club members started planting in the garden. We plan on planting lots of veggies and herbs. Next time you pass by the garden, take a look at what is growing!
The 8th graders are enjoying a day at Great America! They are with friends both old and new!
Mrs. Zavala, Mr. Yena, Mr. Anagnostopolous, and 7th-grade student Isaiah Nedelcu are attending a workshop and working hard to bring new STEM ideas back to Highlands. We are excited about the opportunity to expand our STEM classes in middle school.