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Dylan and Theresa Rheker

A Hero’s Happiness

  Theresa Rheker and her husband tried to smile through the tears streaming down their faces. They watched their 14-year old son Dylan receive a standing ovation as he walked across the stage to accept an award nobody saw coming. This was one of “those” moments. A moment Theresa says she would bottle up and play over and over if she could. This was a moment that personifies why Dylan is his ...

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A Master of Reinvention

Frederick Pankow wrote and illustrated a book for his great-grandchildren titled “What a Tree Can Be.” Throughout the pages the story encourages the reader that they can do anything they want to do and be anything they want to be. The moral of the story was the motto of his life. Mr. Pankow was a master of reinvention through his passion for lifelong learning. Many locals likely have heard of the ...

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Hall of Distinction Induction: Fall 2018

On October 3, 2018, two very deserving individuals were inducted into the L'Anse Creuse Public Schools Hall of Distinction: John Da Via and Kenneth Hoover. Hall of Distinction History The L'Anse Creuse Public Schools Hall of Distinction, located in the lobby of the John Armstrong Performing Arts Center, visually embodies the achievements of our district's past and present. Mr. Da Via and Mr. Hoover were preceded in induction by four individuals: Glen ...

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Pitt Hopkins Day

There are only about 1,000 people in the world who have Pitt Hopkins Syndrome. One of them is Mason Krueger, a student in Kim Nowak's Early Childhood Special Education Classroom at Higgins Elementary. To commemorate Pitt Hopkins Awareness Day on September 18, Nowak and paraprofessionals Sue Slayton and Kristen Pearson purchased t-shirts in honor of Mason and in hopes of finding a cure. What is Pitt Hopkins? Pitt Hopkins Syndrome (PTHS) is a ...

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Leader In Me Tree

Leader in Me

Leader in Me is a whole school transformation process, based off of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Dr. Stephen Covey. The process that teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students while creating a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader. We sat down with students, staff and parents at Graham and Atwood to hear stories about the ...

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Science Olympiad: A Family Affair

What do you get when you combine equal parts teamwork, commitment, collaboration, and family? The Tenniswood Elementary Science Olympiad team’s secret recipe for success. It’s a warm June day, and Tenniswood is hosting an assembly to honor their Science Olympiad team. The whole school is packed into the cafeteria, parents and volunteers lining the back of the room. One by one, the team members walk out to raucous applause, their smiles as ...

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