Lansing’s Christina Javorka and Sydney Wood named Illinois State Scholars

information provided by Marian Catholic High School CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (December 24, 2018) – Marian Catholic High School recently released a list of students, who, by a combination of ACT scores and GPA, have been named Illinois State Scholars. Lansing residents Christina Javorka and Sydney Wood are among the 27 qualified students. Marian Catholic also … Read more

Lansing’s Crosstown Classic—Memorial vs. Heritage

Middle school rivalry is alive and well By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (December 20, 2018) – The gym at Memorial Junior High School was rocking on Monday afternoon as the Memorial Mustangs faced off against the Heritage Middle School Nationals in their annual crosstown basketball match-up. The Background Despite being the only two middle schools in Lansing … Read more

Governor’s Mansion publishes history curriculum guide endorsed by the State Board of Education

Resource includes student lessons, activities connected to the People’s House information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 2018) — A new Illinois Governor’s Mansion curriculum guide contains scores of suggestions for activities, online resource links, and ways to engage today’s students in yesterday’s lessons for a better tomorrow, state officials said. … Read more

Visible Music College performs Christmas concert for Lansing community

by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (December 10, 2018) – Visible Music College held their annual Christmas concert on December 7 at Living Word Church to a large crowd eager to hear holiday tunes. The crowd was treated to several classics as well as original material from students. The concert included enrollees from the college’s Memphis, … Read more

Marian football team partners with Ashland Dental Center to donate coats

School and business help provide warm holiday greetings information provided by Marian Catholic High School CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (December 6, 2018) – Marian Catholic Football Coach Erick Middleton ’98 and the Spartan football team partnered with Ashland Dental Center in Chicago Heights to sponsor a coat drive. Students and faculty responded by donating a large … Read more

South Suburban College nursing graduates receive 100% pass rate on national exam

information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (December 6, 2018) – The South Suburban College (SSC) Nursing Class of 2020 achieved a 100% pass rate on the daunting NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) for registered nurses. NCLEX is a standardized exam that each state board of nursing uses to determine whether or not … Read more

TF South dedicates spirit tree to Erica Heilmann

Former theater instructor’s legacy lives on by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (December 7, 2018) – Several dozen people gathered near the main entrance to TF South High School Thursday evening to honor the memory of Erica Heilmann, who taught there for 20 years. Heilmann died on September 30, 2018, after an eight-year battle with cancer. … Read more

TF South receives grant for Science Department

Local retailer invests $1,000 in local education information provided by TF South High School LANSING, Ill. (December 5, 2018) – Thornton Fractional South High School has received a $1,000 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program, in conjunction with Ridgeway Petroleum of Lansing, Illinois, to support the school’s Science Department. A representative of Lansing Mobil … Read more

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