Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Get the jump on school shopping by finding out what supplies your child needs to start classes . In Cass School District 63, the first day of school is Friday, Aug. 24 for students in grades K-8 and Tuesday, Sept. 4 for students in blended preschool.
Following are lists of school supplies needed by students at Concord Elementary School this year, according to the district website. Concord Elementary School Blended Preschool Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Physical Education Every student needs to keep a pair of gym shoes at school for physical education classes every day. All students Please replenish supplies as needed during the school year.
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 18, 2012
Fourth-graders at Concord Elementary School played pioneer games, wore pioneer clothes and ate pioneer food during the annual Pioneer Day.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The district toasted Cass Junior High math teacher Louise Tepavchevich, Cass teacher assistant Donna Holland and Concord Elementary School teacher assistant Sally McCarthy during Tuesday's school board meeting.
It's hard to say goodbye, but three longtime educators got a particularly fond farewell Tuesday night at the District 63 School Board meeting. The district toasted Cass Junior High math teacher Louise Tepavchevich, Cass teacher assistant Donna Holland and Concord Elementary School teacher assistant Sally McCarthy. Although the district usually holds a banquet to recognize retiring staff, Superintendent Kerry Foderaro said the three women are so humble it was hard to convince them to even come to the reception at the school board meeting. “They’re really embarrassed right now and they don’t want a lot of attention,” he said. Karen Hyder, president of the Cass Teacher Association, said that the women’s contributions to the district will be …
Friday, May 11, 2012
With the help of local volunteers, the school's fourth-graders planted several plots at the new community garden behind Concord School.
The weather in Darien was beautiful Thursday—perfect for spending the morning in the garden. That’s just where Concord Elementary School’s fourth-graders found themselves as they planted the inaugural flora in the new community garden. School counselor Helen Park, who coordinated the project, said the plots will serve as a space where students not only learn about gardening but also feel ownership for their work. “I overheard some kids say, ‘It’s going to be a really great day,’” Park said. “All these months of preparation have come together and everyone’s enjoying themselves and having a lot of fun.” Two groups of students each spent an hour weeding, planting flowers and herbs, and spreading mulch on the plots tucked into a quarter-acre…
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Hunter Long knows that he and Hunter Himes, injured in a late February accident, share more than a name: They also share strength.
Eight-year-old Hunter Long has never met the boy he calls “Big Hunter.” Big Hunter is Hunter Himes, the 14-year-old Lakeview Junior High student who was hit by a car in February while riding his bike. Hunter Long, however, says they share more in common than just a 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.” With the help of his mom, Ginny Long, Hunter came up with the idea of Hope for Hunter Day at Concord Elementary School. “We feel this little mission: Let’s be Hunter’s heroes,” Long said. On May 22, Darien Police Officer Nick Skweres will spend the day in Concord’s gym classes, making sure the kids’ …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Cass Junior High continued its longtime tradition of writing individualized storybooks for Concord Elementary School students.
Cass Junior High eighth-graders Mikaela and Nikki are secret agents—at least that’s what they told eight-year-old Madison. They’re not, but the pair did their share of sleuthing recently, with the help of Madison’s parents, when they wrote her a personalized storybook as part of a beloved school tradition between Cass and Concord Elementary School. Cass eighth-graders spent the past several weeks writing a summer adventure starring the second-graders that features the younger students’ family, friends and hobbies. When the little kids arrived at Cass Friday for the exchange, they had no idea what awaited them. The older students got all the personalized details about the Concord kids by having their parents secretly fill out a …
The students shared their experiments March 23 during a science fair that the whole school attended.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The district plans to begin looking into other financing options for construction projects since it won't find out until late spring or early summer if it got a state grant.
Cass School District 63 has yet to hear whether the state will award it as much as $2.4 million in grant money this year. But with the summer construction season arriving soon, the district has begun thinking of alternative revenue sources so it could still begin planned improvements to the early childhood wing at Concord Elementary School. “We’re trying to line things up because we don’t want to be surprised by the state,” Superintendent Kerry Foderaro said at Tuesday’s school board meeting. “(Whether) they don’t give us anything, they give us $2 million or anywhere in between.” He suggested the board look into refinancing existing debt to generate up to $2 million in liquid cash for the district to spend on the early childhood wing and…
Friday, April 13, 2012
The program focused on songs that have "world" in the title.
Friday, April 13, 2012
The following was submitted by Concord Elementary School: Concord Elementary School’s kindergarten students recently put on a wonderful music program under the direction of music teacher, Mrs. Angela Zurawski. This year’s program, titled “Our World” included songs that had the word “world” in the title or lyrics, including songs such as “What a Wonderful World,” “What the World Needs Now is Love,” and “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.” Each kindergarten student painted his or her own globe in art class that was used throughout the music program. In addition, an inflatable globe was passed around during the song, “We’ve Got the Whole World in our Hands.” The program was well received by parents, students, and faculty!