Happy Friday Woodlawn! Keeping short on the blog again this week.
Some of you may be aware that a parent stationed themselves outside of our campus today to "peacefully protest" his concern that there is an air quality issue on the CM / WL campus. This is related to a very specific individual student matter that our team, including our legal counsel, is working on. While our environmental engineers had no reason to believe that there is an air quality issue based on all of our maintenance and monitoring indicators, the district is completing an indoor air quality assessment. When we receive that report we will certainly share it.
We are not conducting the air quality assessment because we or our engineers believe there was an air quality issue. In doing our due diligence, we are conducting the assessment to put this one parent's concerns to rest.
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Fall Orchestra Update
As of now, we are planning on having a typical concert with in-person audience members! All audience members will need to follow social distancing guidelines and are required to stay masked throughout their time inside the building. We thank you for your cooperation and ask for your patience if things need to change.
The date of our concert has changed from the beginning of the school year. Our new 6th-8th grade concert date will be Tuesday, November 9th at 7:15pm. More details on arrival times will come as we get closer to the date."
Lake County Stem for Girls
As things inch closer to normal, we are excited to share that the Lake County STEM for Girls Conference is back! The Lake County STEM for Girls Conference is hosted by a group of volunteers from the Northern Lake County Conference of high schools, Baxter Science Center, & Kildeer School District. The conference hosts women from various STEM fields who work with the attending students by engaging in hands-on activities with real-world applications. Each session is interactive and inspiring! We have a STEM fair and also invite parents/guardians to attend adult sessions to learn more about saving for college, how to support students in high school academic paths, and mindfulness. We have a fantastic keynote and an enthusiastic closing for both students and parents! This year the conference is being held at Antioch Community High School on November 13th, 2021. We've attached a registration flyer to this email and would greatly appreciate it if you could help us distribute the information to your staff, students, and families as soon as possible. Registration is now open and we have a limited number of participants we can welcome. We appreciate your help in spreading the word! If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] Thanks, as always, for your support!
NEW *Covid Metrics*
To stay up-to-date this school year on local metrics, please visit the COVID DASHBOARD for District 96. Our priority remains to keep our students safe and follow guidance from the CDC. If your student is identified as a "close contact", you will be notified individually through the contact tracing process.
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Finally, I believe that it is my time to gripe. My White Sox were soundly defeated in the playoffs, it appears that my quarterback wants out of Green Bay, my fantasy football teams are a combined 1-9 and my knee hurts. I think that is all I have. It is so easy to get caught up in a world of negativity that it is rare when you find something that lifts your spirits. I would love to tell you that it is a Brene Brown book or that Anthony Robbins himself stopped by my office to lift my spirits. It is way easier than that. I know that I may be late to the party, but *Ted Lasso on Apple TV+ has made me laugh out loud over the last week. It has many pop culture references so you have to listen carefully. In fact, I recommend that you leave the closed captioning on to catch them all. The thing about this show is that it is about leadership and teamwork, two of my very favorite subjects. I am envious of you if you haven’t seen this yet because you have a great opportunity. Just like the opportunity you have if you haven’t seen The Martian with Matt Damon. Optimism abounds, even if your favorite baseball team was embarrassed or your knee hurts.
*There is language and other stuff so do your homework and figure out if this is really a show for you.