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March 26, 2020

First Graders Visit LegoLand

Worth Elementary First Graders had a “bricktastic” time at LegoLand Discovery Center on March 9. They attended a workshop on gears and made their own spinning top using Legos. 

Students rode the roller coaster, made Lego cars and rolled them down the street, watched a 3D Lego movie, played in a jungle gym, and went for a ride on a merry-go-round. 

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March 19, 2020

Respect Week at Shepard

Students and staff members at Shepard High School recently organized their annual campaign to promote more respectful and inclusive treatment for everyone, in particular people with special needs. 

Respect Week featured a variety of activities to create a more welcoming school community at Shepard. During lunch periods, staff and students recruited everyone to participate.

They asked students to sign a banner pledging to treat everyone kindly. They also asked students to sign an on line pledge to promote respectful treatment of people with special needs.

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Students signed a banner to promise to treat everyone with greater dignity and respect.

March 12, 2020

Dog Reunites with Owner; Woman Charged with Animal Cruelty

Last month an emaciated pit bull was found in a trash bag, on the side of a road in Willow Springs. The dog was taken to the South Suburban Humane Society in Chicago Heights where they named him Vinny. 

The dog’s name is actually Max, the shelter revealed on a social media post last week. The owner, whose real name was not released, came to the shelter after the news broke about Max being found and family members were contacted about the dog possibly being Max.

The alleged defendant—Janiel Mixon, a 48-year-old woman, of Justice, who was arrested on February 28 and charged with animal cruelty—kicked the original dog owner out of the home. After being kicked out, the owner moved in with family, but couldn’t take Max with him. As he tried to get money together, working two jobs, Mixon demanded payment to get Max. 

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Vinny – whose real name is Max – was reunited with his owner.

March 5, 2020

Shepard Students Qualify for BPA State Finals

Shepard High School recently celebrated a dozen students who advanced to compete in the Business Professionals of America state finals in Oak Brook. 

Students Kristin Taylor, Jaylen Burnett, Calah Strohacker, Julie Alvarez, Megan McGrath, Saniah Calvin, Jayla Watson, Shea Fitzgerald, Stephanie Cuzco, Godvilla Alsum, Linnea Marsh, and Haley Patel qualified.

Business Professionals of America sponsors allows students to compete in marketing, entrepreneurship, and other commerce-related categories. 

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