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GHS Honors German Students Experience German Culture in Chicago
Glenwood High School 3rd, 4th and 5th year Honors German students were able to experience two of Chicago’s most interesting and culturally inspiring venues, the Goethe Institute and Christkindlmarket. At the Goethe Institute, students participated in classes conducted entirely in German. They were shown a Powerpoint presentation and German movie, and played quiz games to practice their language skills. The Christkindlmarket offered students the opportunity to interact with numerous German speaking vendors and experienced authentic German traditions without having to travel any farther than the city of Chicago.The one-day trip was made possible by a “Beyond the Walls” learning grant from the Ball-Chatham Educational Foundation.
Performing Arts Highlighted in December
You’re invited to attend the many winter concerts performed by our students this December! We kick off the season on December 3 with the Glenwood Middle School Band Concerts at 7 p.m., Tuesday, December 3 in the GHS auditorium. The seventh and eighth grade concert will feature performances by the jazz bands as well as the concert band and symphonic band.
Next, plan to attend the GHS Winter Band Concert, featuring both concert and jazz bands, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on December 5 in the school’s auditorium.
On December 8, the Chatham Community Christmas Celebration – featuring choirs from both the middle and high schools – will be at 4 p.m. in the Chatham Baptist Church.
The students at GIS have been working hard toward their first performances of the school year. These will take place December 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the GIS Fieldhouse with the Fifth Grade Band/Chorus Concert. At this concert everyone involved will be performing for the first time on their instrument or voice. On Thursday, December 12, the Sixth Grade Band/Chorus Concert will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the GIS Fieldhouse.
Finally, the GHS Vocal Music Winter Show will be performed on December 12 at 7 p.m. in the GHS Auditorium.
Village of Chatham Winter Recreation Program
Wondering what fun activities might be available to your children during the winter break? The Village of Chatham is offering a Winter Break Program full of fun and affordable classes and camps. Click here for details!
And Another Fun Community Event!
Light Up the Park is a holiday light festival proudly presented by The Chatham Friends of the Parks. The event runs every Friday and Saturday evening from Thanksgiving week until Christmas, 6 - 9 p.m. at Chatham Community Park (sometimes referred to as South Park.) Entrance to Light Up the Park is on Park St. on the East side of the park. Traffic will flow in one direction through the park, so the S. Main Street entrance will be closed to oncoming traffic. The Chatham Friends of the Parks is group of Chatham citizens dedicated to enhancing the green spaces and parks in Chatham, Illinois. The Light Up the Park display is a holiday light show created to fund park improvements. Details about the event are on Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/events/380497358749280/386474701484879 and also on our page at https://www.facebook.com/chathamfriendsoftheparks
A $5 per car donation is kindly requested at the entrance.
News from the December 2nd
Special Board of Education Meeting (BOE Goals)
The meeting opened with Board President Jim Neuses referencing the nine goal areas under six different categories that the Board had previously set with the help of IASB representative, Larry Dirks. Those six categories and nine goal areas are:
District Culture/Environment – Vision: The district will create a cultural environment that is committed, supportive and inclusive of all stakeholders. Goal 1: All students will experience a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment. Read more...