April 25th, 2015 was a great day of service for Libby Elementary and Middle School students. The students worked with over 200 volunteers from City Year and Comcast to beautify their classrooms. This great day of service was made possible by a group of 6th grade students that used what they learned in Our American voice (civics engagement) to make change in their school community. These awesome 6th graders - Aryanna Tunstall, Angelica Cartagena, Allen Garcia, Ezra Wallace, Terrianna Cook and Jaqiya King decided they wanted a better learning environment for the middle school. They met with Mrs. Barrera and City Year. As a result of their successful meeting over 200 volunteers showed up for a day of service and helped these students realize that their voice and issues are important and that they can make an impact in their school community.
Our 5th grade Artists here at Libby collaborated on the planning and construction of a mural that tries to both celebrate African American history while also recognizing the fight for equality in America is on going. The mural is on display in the Atkin's Auditorium and was unveiled at the school's Black History Month Assembly at the end of February. Stop and admire our artwork when you get the chance!
No fewer than three separate programs are putting pets in the spotlight. Mr. Hill's middle school classes created animal water color paintings which will be auctioned off this month, with all proceeds going to PAWS animal shelter.
The service learning class supported the effort with research into aspects of pet ownership and animal cruelty, including dog fighting. After researching the issues, they created informational posters which hang around the school.
The Student Council is collecting items for the Animal Welfare League, including pet toys, leashes, rags, blankets and cleaning supplies.
We salute our students for serving the pet community, particularly one that cannot speak for itself.
Please click on the newsletter article attached, highlighting our very own Mrs. Shorter. Libby is very proud and appreciative of this well-deserved attention and focus on Mrs. Shorter as a teacher - ROAR, ROAR & ROAR!!!!!!
Libby Gets Shout-Out on Windy City Live!!
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On May 19, 2014 our favorite children's author Joe Brown and daughter Bobbi Brown appeared on Channel 7 Windy City Live. He made an on-air donation of his newest book to his favorite school Libby Elementary. Watch the clip below.
Author Joe Brown Visits Libby! Libby Loves Joe! Joe Brown, author of the Marceau children's series, visited the second grade February 19 for a reading of his latest book, Water For All. Brown stressed the importance of imagination in writing, and students created a fantasy story on the spot. Each child and parent received a personal copy of Water for All, and an exciting shared experience.
Joe Brown, author of the Marceau adventure series, visited Libby second grade classes to read from his newest book and share original artwork. In conjunction with Joe's upcoming appearance on Chanel 7's Windy City Live, Scholastic will make a book donation of 80 books to Libby.
"Libby...A Place To Dream Big & Achieve Big Dreams!" Elementary School Motto
"Libby Proud, College Bound!"
Middle School Motto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Libby is Gifted with Books Thanks to the generosity of students, parents, staff and the Parent-Teacher Organization at Glencoe West School, Libby will added hundreds of exciting, new books to its libraries!
Fly Guy, Junie B. Jones, Bad Kitty, Tokoyopop, Captain Underpants, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, David and the Hunger Games are just a few of new titles that were picked straight from the shelves at that school's Scholastic Book Fair.