Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Eight-year-old Concord student Hunter Long conceived the day to help bring awareness to an injured Lakeview student's recovery.
A sea of shiny orbs filled the gym classes Tuesday at Concord Elementary School. The kids wore their bike helmets to class so Darien Police Officer Nick Skweres could fit them properly while giving them a lesson on cycling safely. The safety tutorial was part of Hope for Hunter Day, an event sprung from the imagination of 8-year-old Hunter Long. After hearing about Hunter Himes, the Lakeview student struck by a car and critically injured while riding his bike in February, Hunter Long was compelled to do what he could to help the boy who shared his name. “All the Hunters in the world would be broken if one of the Hunters were hurt,” Hunter said. “They really want to do something for him because they feel really bad for him.” Skweres said…
Friday, May 11, 2012
The band performed the song Thursday for the Lakeview eighth-grader recovering from a February accident.
The Lakeview Jr. High School Wind Ensemble dedicated "Song of Hope" to eighth-grader Hunter Himes at its concert Thursday. Himes was riding his bike through a crosswalk in Darien Feb. 26 when he was struck by a car and seriously injured. He was recently moved to a rehabilitation facility to continue his recovery.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Students spent months researching and developing projects about Chicago and Illinois history that were presented Friday during a History Fair.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
The following was submitted by Lakeview Junior High seventh-grad social studies teacher Jacob Little: The History Fair is a presentation of student projects based on Chicago and Illinois History. Lakeview students have learned thorough research skills through the use of database research, visiting libraries, using resources such as the Chicago History Museum and even interviewing experts on particular topics. With the collected research, students have analyzed and studied the significance of their topics. Their projects “tell the story” of why their topic is important. This Fair has required a great deal of work and research by our students. Students began exploring Chicago and Illinois history in October, deciding which topic to center …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Lakeview and Prairieview students sold the rubber bracelets this week, but a local dad said this is just the beginning.
There's no greater example of power in numbers than when a community unites to do good. In the nearly two weeks since Lakeview Junior High eighth-grader Hunter was struck by a car while crossing Beller Drive in Darien, hundreds have attended vigils and draped the area in orange. Now that same spirit of togetherness has raised $750 to help with the 14-year-old Downers Grove boy's recovery as he remains hospitalized in Oak Lawn. Students at Lakeview and Prairieview Elementary began selling $1 rubber bracelets this week that say "Hunter's Hope." A Downers Grove man who asked to remain anonymous donated the red bands to the schools. The man, whose son is good friends with Hunter, said he started the project in equal parts to raise money for …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
From Lakeview Junior High to the Darien Police Department, community members are showing their thoughts are with the eighth-grader injured in a Feb. 26 car accident.
Bursts of orange have popped up throughout Darien, Woodridge and Downers Grove over the past week. With vinyl tablecloths and plastic cups, friends and family of a Lakeview Junior High eighth-grader struck by a car Feb. 26 have ensured that all who know Hunter keep him at the forefront of their minds. The Downers Grove boy is recovering from critical injuries sustained when he was struck by a car making a right turn at the intersection of Beller and Lemont Road in Darien. Hunter remains at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. The hospital is not releasing any further information about his condition. Last week, the community held prayer vigils at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish and Lakeview. Fr. Gavin Quinn urged those at Wednesday's …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Hundreds gathered at Lakeview Junior High Wednesday in support of an eighth-grader's recovery.
The message of the night was simple but strong: “Never, never, never, never give up.” That Winston Churchill quote accompanied each candle at the vigil Wednesday for a 14-year-old boy. It was repeated throughout Fr. Gavin Quinn’s speech. And it was in the faces of each of the hundreds of students and parents who filled Lakeview Junior High’s gym in support of the eighth-grader’s recovery. The boy, of Downers Grove, remained in the hospital Wednesday after sustaining serious injuries when he was struck by a car Sunday while crossing Beller Drive in Darien with his bike. The hospital is not releasing any further details about his condition and the family has asked that his name be withheld. As students and parents filed into Lakeview’s gym…
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Tuesday's prayer service is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. A vigil is set to take place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lakeview Junior High.
Friends and family will gather at 7 p.m. Tuesday for a prayer service at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, 8404 Cass Ave. in Darien, for a 14-year-old Downers Grove boy police say was pinned underneath a car Sunday. The boy, who has not been identified by authorities, was crossing Beller Drive with his bike in Darien late Sunday afternoon when he was hit by a car making a right turn onto Lemont Road, Darien police said. He was initially treated for serious injuries at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital’s trauma center in Downers Grove before being airlifted to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said. The hospital is not releasing any information about the boy’s condition because he is a minor. Fr. Gavin Quinn will lead Tuesday…
Monday, February 13, 2012
The team received the honor in recognition of their third place finish at the state meet.
It's been quite a year for the Lakeview Junior High boys cross-country team. They had an 8-0 record in the SDEAA conference this fall, followed by a first-place finish at the sectional meet in October. In their third consecutive appearance at the state meet, the team placed third with 164 points. Mayor Kathy Weaver recognized the boys for their accomplishments at last Monday's City Council meeting by naming Feb. 6 Lakeview Junior High Cross-Country Team Day.
Monday, January 23, 2012
The Cancer Smashers kicked off a fundraising competition Friday with a rally at Eisenhower Junior High.
One dollar at a time, the kids in District 61 and District 66 are hoping to make a difference in the fight against cancer. Positive energy filled Eisenhower Junior High’s gym Friday as the students kicked off a weeklong fundraiser for the Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern University. Students from Lace Elementary and EJH will compete against the kids at Prairieview Elementary and Lakeview Junior High to see which district can raise the most funds. They’ll raise the money by selling paper fists for $1 — fists that represent their goal of knocking out cancer. The fundraiser is the brainchild of Beth Tischler, who chairs Cancer Smashers, a youth offshoot of the H Foundation, a local group that raises money for cancer research. “I …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Lace Elementary School students learned Wednesday about the cancer research fundraiser, which will take place the last week in January.
If sheer enthusiasm could cure cancer, the disease would have a mighty foe in the students at Lace Elementary School. The third- through fifth-graders at Lace filled the school gym with cheers Wednesday as Cancer Smashers chair Beth Tischler rallied them in support of an upcoming fundraiser. Tischler asked every student who knows someone who has been diagnosed with cancer to raise his hand. The gym filled with tiny, raised palms. She called to the front of the room members of Cancer Smashers, a group of local schoolchildren dedicated to supporting cancer research. “These people in front of you have decided they’re tired of cancer,” she said. During the last week in January, with the help of Cancer Smashers, Lace will join forces with …