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October 17, 2019

D228 Celebrates College Application Month

 October is National College Application Month and District 228 schools have created a variety of activities and opportunities to help guide its students through the college decision and application process. Choosing and applying to colleges can often be a daunting and intimidating task for students, but District 228 staff believes their initiatives are helping students in creative and even fun ways.

At Hillcrest High School, students kicked off the month with a mascot hunt. College and Career Counselor Robin Vela hid 20 college mascots around the building for students to find. Once students found a mascot, they would bring it to Vela and identify the school it belonged to. If guessed correctly, the student would pick a prize.

Full story available in the Midlothian-Bremen Messenger


October 10, 2019

Bremen High School Welcomes Parents

In an effort to address parent concerns, maintain relationships, and keep parents connected to their children’s education, Bremen High School has created a program called the Braves Caravan. 

Through the program, parents are welcomed and encouraged to visit the school for regularly scheduled meetings. These meetings generally last for an hour and a half (10 to 11:30 a.m.) and discuss a wide range of topics, such as resources available to students, upcoming events, and how parents can best use tools such as the school’s parent portal or accessing their child’s grades online.

Full story available in the Midlothian-Bremen Messenger