Lakes hosted the inaugural NLCC Battle of the Books on Thursday, February 21. Eight teams from five NLCC schools participated in the challenge, which began in October. Congratulations to The A Team from Antioch Community High School for winning first place! The runners up were Reader Fever from Wauconda High School. Thank you to all of our volunteers! View the complete results here, and enjoy the photo gallery of the event below.
There's still time to register for the ILC's Spring Reading Challenge! All you have to do is track the number of minutes you read for fun between now and Sunday, April 7. When you achieve 2,019 minutes, you get a prize, either a $10 Culver's gift card or a $10 Antioch Pizza gift card. You choose! Pick up a bookmark in the ILC to start recording your daily minutes. Let Mrs. P. or Mrs. Kent know if you have any questions.
Take a look at these book recommendation lists from Goodreads, NPR, and more to help you choose a book or two to enjoy over Winter Break. They make excellent gifts, too!
The Information and Learning Center is a versatile space. As you begin thinking about your second semester curriculum, I challenge you to break out of your classroom for at least one day to visit the ILC. We are so much more than a computer lab.
Here are some ways students and teachers use / have used the space or could use the space:
Students are invited to join the ILC on Tuesday, December 18 from 3-5 p.m. for Crunch Time — extended ILC hours to study for finals and/or finish culminating projects. Teachers will be on hand to tutor, and students may study/work alone or with a group of friends. It’s an energizing experience!
Please REGISTER by Monday, December 17 at noon.
Are you interested in a career that utilizes your creativity and problem solving skills? Do you think you have what it takes to create technology? Would you like to find a career that offers plenty of openings, career growth, and great wages?
All of us continue to look for ways to increase reading and writing in our 1:1 classrooms — specifically, the use of non-fiction, informational texts. To that end, we thought you’d be interested to learn that many newspapers offer free educational subscriptions.
Are you an aspiring writer? Looking for ways to expand your writing prowess and get recognized for your talent? If so, check out two upcoming writing contests that will channel your inner creativity.
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