2017-18 Scholarships still available for minority students pursuing Education degrees

Scholarships close February 15, 2018 information provided by Illinois Student Assistance Commission Illinois minority college students who are pursuing a degree in teaching and who are eligible for the Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program can still get funding for the current 2017-18 school year if they submit their applications to the Illinois Student … Read more

Helping Our Minors Excel

Detective Wilson Pierce

Founded by Det. Wilson Pierce, HOME prepares students for life by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (January 2018) – Helping Our Minors Excel (HOME) has been working with Lansing youth for nearly a decade. Founded in 2008 by Detective Wilson Pierce of the Lansing Police Department, HOME provides Lansing youth with various workshops, community service projects, … Read more

Illiana bridge-building team competes in IIT competition

by Dominic Turkstra, Illiana journalism student LANSING, Ill. (February 2, 2018) – On January 23, Illiana’s bridge-building team competed in the Illinois Institute of Technology’s (IIT) regional competition. Juniors Sam Boonstra and Elizabeth DeYoung captured seventh- and eighth-place finishes. Mr. Arie Van Ek coached the team, which included seniors Derek VanProoyen and Gracie Bultema and … Read more

Illiana photography students create ‘faceless portraits’

Faceless portrait

by Haleigh Olthof, Illiana journalism student LANSING, Ill. (January 2018) – At the end of the portrait unit during each semester of Ms. Deb Kamp’s photography class, students complete a “faceless portrait” assignment. This year, Christian Schools International (CSI) posted an article and a gallery of these portraits on its website. A CSI representative discovered … Read more

Invest in Kids compromise means more schools, students to participate

General Assembly should swiftly move cleanup information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 26, 2018) — A compromise negotiated this week has paved the way for more Illinois schools to participate in the Invest in Kids scholarship tax-credit program, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner announced today. The move leaves the General Assembly … Read more

Career Fair at TF South needs industry professionals

Wednesday, February 28 information provided by TF South LANSING, Ill. (February 1, 2018) – TF South High School is asking local professionals to participate in the Career Fair scheduled for February 28. The Career Fair will give TF South students an opportunity to ask questions and gather information, so organizers are hoping to represent a … Read more

Illiana anticipates celebrating Black History Month

by the Editorial staff of Illiana’s student newspaper, the Echo LANSING, Ill. (January 26, 2018) – Many people probably saw the words “Black History Month” in this headline and squirmed because of controversies in Illiana’s past. But this year, instead of punitive “cannots”, the school is promoting what we “can.” Illiana has been proactive in … Read more

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