District 30 Notes for June 21
Updated: July 24, 2012 10:13AM
Maple Open House and July 4 Assembly
Maple Summer School will have an Open House and July 4 Assembly on the same day this year. The Open House will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and the July 4 Assembly will take place in the east gym from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on July 3.
Maple’s Summer School program currently has 431 students in attendance from preschool age to incoming eighth graders. There are developmental classes, refresher classes, readiness classes, curricular enrichment classes and physical activities. Some of the new classes available include Juggling, Cooking II, Floor Hockey, Imitating the Work of the Great Artists, How to Survive Sixth Grade, Music Theory, Writing Workshop, Thematic Units with the iPad, iStories, Giddy for Google, and The Game of My Life. For more information, email email@example.com, or call the Maple School office at (847) 400-8900.
Maple award recipients recognized
Each year, Maple School faculty members recognize student achievement for both individual and group efforts at the annual Awards Assembly. This year’s Awards Assembly took place on June 4, and hundreds of students in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades were honored for a variety of achievements. Principal Dr. Nathan Carter and Assistant Principal Chris Brown welcomed everyone and Jeff Jay’s band played the National Anthem, which was followed by a procession of flags by the Maple Color Guard and The Pledge of Allegiance.
During the June 5 Maple School Class of 2012 Graduation Ceremony, Louis Rosenberg welcomed the audience and Allan Dontsis presented the class speech. The eighth grade chorus sang “Candle on the Water.” The Band and Orchestra played Verdi’s Triumphal March from “Aida.” The cover of the graduation booklet was designed by artist Jini John.
The following list of award recipients will only include awards that were not already noted during the school year and two and three year only athletic participants. The artist who created the cover on the Maple Awards Assembly booklet was Annie Yoon.
The American Legion Award recipients were Kasey Bersh, Taya Placik and John Yun. Greatest Growth Awards (8th Grade Christa McAuliffe Awards) were presented to Grace Elisco and Malik Lee. Seventh graders Miranda Fromm and John Song received their grade level “Greatest Growth Award.” Sixth graders Karolina Knapp, Ari Nadler, and Jack St. John received their grade level “Greatest Growth Award.” The following pupils were recognized as 8th Grade Theodore Kamatos Award winners for scholastic achievement: Kasey Bersh, Shannon Buttimer, Allan Dontsis, Brian Filipiak, Suyeon Hong, and Johnghwa Yun.
Mustang Award winners for the fourth quarter were recognized: Sixth graders Melissa Goldin, Ari Nadler, Shalini Ramachandra, and Jack St. John; seventh graders Ashley Goldstein, Eleftherios Halkias, Justin Ji and Avani Ramachandra; and eighth graders Grace Elisco, Sue Hong, Nikhil Shah, and John Yun.
The Laura Brinkworth Musical Award was given to Sue Hong and Isaac Kim. Joanne Hyunhee Park received the Mrs. Lillian Tso Chen ELL Award. This year’s Quiz Bowl team was recognized: Kasey Bersh, Sue Hong, Leo Mayer and Jon Simon. Rebecca Caudill Medal Award recipients were Olga Archakov, Michelle Barsukov, Kathryn Benson, Rachel Bernstein, Larissa Bersh, Christopher Chang, Sabrina Chen, Sara Chen, Melissa Goldin, Marcus Hutchins, Justin Kim, Sandra Kozel, Luke Lee, Kian Nematollahi, Rachel Nwia, Tifany Qiao, Emily Shin, Megan Taylor, Maggie Wang, Taehoon Weon, Katheryn Woo, Brianna Yoon, Michelle Yurovsky,Cammi Bersh, Meghan Cruz, Nathan Fong, Sarah Jiang, Anna Kim, Ellie Kim, Avani Ramachandra, Heather Schlitz, David Vayngart, Kasey Bersh, Sue Hong, Isaac Kim, Andrew Tuchler, and Elayna Mork, who read 40 books in two years!
Illinois Letters About Literature Reading and Writing Competition winners were State Winner Ben Gachpar and Semi-Finalist Melissa Goldin. Poetry contest finalists include Cathy (Hyemin) Oh, Joanne (Hyunhee) Park, John (Juhyung) Song, and Annie (Sungkyung) Yoon. Three-year Choir member awards went to Abby Behling, Kasey Bersh, Mollie Cramer, Austin Fialkow, Allison Galanter, Sue Hong, Isaac Kim, Elayna Mork, Samantha Nevin, Madelaine Sorrisso, Leah Sternberg, and Monica Strom. Leah Sternberg was named Choir Student of the Year. Eighth grade Orchestra awards were given to Quentin Bobart, Shannon Buttimer, Brian Filipiak, Ben Gamze, Isaac Kim, Alex Hanskat, Sue Hong, Angela Kim, Camilla Lee, Debbie Noh, Cathy Oh, Chris Oh, Mason Rosenberg, Louis Rosenberg, and Joshua Yoshikawa.
Outstanding Orchestra Awards were presented to Suyeon Hong, Louis Rosenberg, Isaac Kim, and Alex Hanskat. Band Awards included the following: Director’s Award went to The 8th Grade Jazz Band Trumpet and Alto Sections, Matt Grinde, Mike Murray, Leo Mayer, Samantha Nevin an Lauren Yep. The Harley Fields Award winner was Matt Grinde. Instrumental band awards went to eighth graders Sahil Akolawala, Alex Hanskat, Michael Jesser, Isaac Kim, Elayna Mork, Joanne Park, Bobby Wos, John Yun; seventh graders Melissa Bruckman, Katie Cavendar, Luke Cherchenko, Justin Ji, Matt Landauer, Avani Ramachandra, Stephanie Tan and Mya Tsang; and sixth graders Isaac Dubofsky Jamie Kahn, Emma Morris, Rachel Nwia, Sarah Panitch, Shalini Ramachandra, William Sander, and Taehoon Weon. Most Improved band awards went to sixth graders Sandra Kozel and Kevin Mullen; seventh graders Dana Cagen and Christine Han; and eighth graders Quentin Bobart and John Tryfonopoulos.
2012 Wreath Laying Participants at Arlington Cemetery during the eighth grade trip to Washington, D.C. included Zainab Ahmed, Brian Filipiak, Jessica Livas, and Mason Rosenberg. National Geography Bee winner was Fiona Hellerman. National Social Studies League contest medal winners at Maple were eighth grader Andrew Tuchler, seventh grader Sarah Jiang, and sixth grader Kevin Mullen. National Geography Challenge contest medal winners included Kevin Mullen and Jackson Weil; seventh graders Bryce Balonick, and eighth graders Paul Graham and Andrew Tuchler.
First place winners of the Maple Olympiad contest were Kosta Halkias and Kelly Lazar and Sierra Myers, John Song, and James Taylor. Math Award winners included eighth grader Nathan Fong and Leopold Mayer, who received first place awards in the American Math Contest. Elayna Mork and Andrew Tuchler received second place awards; and Christopher Chang, Nathan Mirochnick and clark Reinfranck received third place awards. Outstanding Performance awards went to William Huie and Brandon Jiang for Geometry; Mollie Cramer, Madeline Flamm and Erik Karpinski for Algebra; and Samantha Mason, Halia Parrott, Devin Reisman and Matthew Zerwic for Pre-Algebra.
Illinois Math League first place winners were Avani Ramachandra, Julian Stone, David Vayngart, and Nathan Fong. Second place Contest winner was Nathan Fong. Sixth grade regional winners were Ethan Buttiner, Christopher Chang and Maggie Wang; seventh graders Avani Ramachandra, Julian Stone, David Vayngart, Luke Cherchenko, Matthew Kramer; and eighth graders Nathan Fong, Sahil Akolawala and Isabella Kang. Illinois Council Teachers of Mathematics winners were sixth graders Ethan Buttimer, Christopher Chang, Jimmy Palmer, TaeHoon Weon, and Olga Archakov; seventh graders Justin Ji, Rishabh Arora, Matthew Kramer, Meghan Cruz, and Zach Dolins; and eighth graders Isabella Kang, Ivy Zhou, Nathan Fong and Shannon Buttimer.
Physical Education Students of the Year were sixth graders Karolina Knapp and Jeremy Forman; seventh graders Miri Ishida and Connor Purcell; and eighth graders Kasey Bersh and Jonghwa John Yun. Three-year participation in track recognitions were presented to Shannon Buttimer, Brian Filipiak, Will Huie, Isaac Kim, Leo Mayer, Samantha Nevin, Christine O, Bobby Wos, Will Villaflor, and Lauren Yep. Three-year participation in girls basketball recognitions went to Lane Gruemmer, Ilana Malman, Christine O, Halia Parrott, Miranda Weber, Lauren Yep, and Ivy Zhou. Three-year participation in boys basketball recognition was presented to Idan Epstein, Brian Filipiak, Nate Mirochnick, Devin Reisman, Nikhil Shah, Danny Simon, Jonathan Simon, Patrick Strickland and Russell Winnie.
The Tommy Whang Volleyball Award went to Allan Dontsis. Ryan Veith received the Juno Choi Volleyball Award. Two-year boy volleyball participants receiving recognition were Brian Filipiak, Brant Hlavin, Michael Jesser, Eric Karpinski, Michael Murray, Louis Rosenberg, Nikhal Shah, Jonathan Simobn, Patrick Strickland, and Jonghwa John Yun. Two-year girl volleyball participants included Georgia Arvantis, Mary Batrich, Amelia Dorr, Madeline Flamm, Katherine Knight Johnson, Ilana Malman, Halia Parrott, Monica Strom, and Lauren Yep. First place winnners in the annual Dodgeball Tournament included Paul Graham, Alex Hanskat, Paul Licata, Joey Sewall, Theordore Vadevoulis, and John Yum. Second place winners included Armani Carmickle, Brant Hlavin, Trevor Larsen, Leo Mayer Kian Nematollahi, and AJ Pintz.
Two-year Pom participants recognized were Leah Sternberg, Monica Strom, and Holly Arriaga. Three-year cross country participants recognized were William Huie, and Leo Mayer. Two-year soccer participants recognized were Shannon Buttimer, Mollie Cramer, Allan Dontsis, Allison Galanter, Paul Graham, Nicole Hampton, Lexi Hoffman, Michael Jesser, Erik Karpinski, Nik Shah, and Daniel Silver.
‘Acts of Nature — Being Prepared for Disaster’ panel
The Village of Glenview is hosting a panel discussion called “Acts of Nature — Being Prepared for Disaster” from 7:30 to 9 a.m. June 28 at the Glenview Police Department, 2500 E. Lake Ave. The discussion will include representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), and Glenview’s emergency departments. The moderator will be Sheridan Turner, president and CEO of Kohl Children’s Museum.
The seminar is open to Glenview residents and Glenview Chamber of Commerce members at no charge, due to the sponsorship of Servpro of Glenview. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (847) 724-0900.
2012-13 Back-to-School Packet pick-up takes place Aug. 8
District 30’s Back-to-School Information Packet Pick-up will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at Maple School. At this time, families will obtain PTO information, the District 30 calendar, and elementary classroom placement information. Any packets that are not picked up will be mailed on Aug. 9. If a parent is unable to pick up his/her child’s packet on Aug. 8 and does not want it mailed, there is a permission slip available in school offices, that when signed, gives another adult permission to pick it up for them. Elementary class lists will be posted at Wescott and Willowbrook Schools in the afternoon of Aug. 13.
Fifth through eighth graders can pre-order school supplies now
Fifth through eighth graders can pre-order school supplies online at www.epipacks.com. Maple’s school identification code is ID: MAP055. School supply lists are available at www.district30.org/maple, and in the June 1 Maple Marquee. Other items may be purchased from the Maple School store from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 13. Information is also on the Maple PTO website. Contact Traci Parks with questions at email@example.com or (847) 753-6806.
Wescott’s School supply drop-off is Aug. 22
Wescott School families of students who will be in first through fifth grades should plan to bring supplies to school and meet their teachers the day before school starts from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 22. School begins on Aug. 23. Wescott and Willowbrook’s Curriculum Night will be held on Aug. 30.
Willowbrook School supply drop-off schedule
Willwobrook School supply pick-up times will be from 10 a.m. to noon and 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 21 and from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 22. School supply drop-off in classrooms takes place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 22. The first day of school is Aug. 23.
Wescott and Willowbrook donate school supplies to needy schools
At the end of the school year, Wescott and Willowbrook Schools donated gently used school supplies to needy schools in the Chicago area.