The Scholastic Zone

Book Creator Meets Latin

Middle School students in Mrs. Masello’s Latin class just used an app called Book Creator to build rich and informative presentations. Book Creator allows students to export “books” in PDF or movie format to be ready for printing. Learn more about Book Creator here. 8th grade Latin classes have been studying the history of early Rome during the Monarchy and early Republic, as well as the geography o
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Art in Action Day

In support of our EPIC initiative to EXPLORE, PLAY, INVENT & CREATE, SFX was thrilled to implement Art in Action Day under the guidance of Patti Schumann and Kelsey Ford. Click on the image below for a visual overview of what our Crusaders experienced on this special day designed to provide exposure to careers in the arts.
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Look Ahead Day

This morning, SFX School parents were invited to participate in a “Look Ahead Day” event. This special open house-format event allowed parents who wish to learn more about the grades that their children will enter in the 2015-2016 school year to drop in and explore what’s going on in those “one grade ahead” classrooms. Thank you to our current families who popped in to learn more about w
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Google Summit

Last month, a group of SFX teachers represented our school at the Midwest Google Summit. These Summits are hands-on conferences organized by Google that bring K-12 educators together to share learning regarding Google Apps for Education and how to best integrate these tools into the classroom. Conference presentations were made by Google Education Trainers and Google Certified Teachers. Our teachers kept busy during
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SFX Foreign Language Programs

Foreign Language Study at SFX from SFX Crusaders on Vimeo.
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SFX Sensory Garden

Learn about our new Sensory Garden in the Preschool outdoor play area. We are grateful to alumnus, Colin Van Balen for his work this summer to create an inspiring new learning space for our students! SFX Sensory Garden from SFX Crusaders on Vimeo.
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Apple Field Trip

Every year, our 3rd grader teachers incorporate local history into curriculum. Students participate in a walking tour of Wilmette and visit with staff from the Wilmette Historical Museum. This study culminates in student video presentations that provide an overview of their learning and draw conclusions about Wilmette’s history. In an effort to fully leverage our classroom iPads, teachers scheduled a spring fie
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International Dot Day

Our innovative library and visual arts teachers collaborated on an enriching literacy and art project in celebration of International Dot Day this fall – a day that encourages children to “make their mark…and see where it takes them.” Students read Peter H. Reynolds’ celebrated book, The Dot, together and explored its meaning.  They were then invited to create their own interpretations of this “dot” art work.  
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