Message from our Principal, Andres Orbe

What’s the Buzz?

Wednesday, March 22nd, Barbers from Coiffure Barber Lounge in Waukegan, visited North Elementary to give free haircuts.  Students lined up for a custom cut from the talented barbers. The boys were very handsome with their new haircuts. A special thanks to the barbers from Coiffure Barber Lounge. For more information about the Coiffure Barber Lounge,…

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Parent Mystery Reader

Deshawn Williams’ mom, Brecia Williams, was the mystery reader in Mrs. Langevin’s Kindergarten class on Wednesday, March 8th.  Williams read the Dr. Seuss classic Are You My Mother? Mrs. Langevin’s class was doing an author study of Theodor Seuss Geisel, an American writer, cartoonist, animator, book publisher, and artist best known for authoring children’s books under the…

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Congratulations Lynne Jeffries!

North’s very own, Lynne Jeffries, is the 2017 recipient of the Outstanding African American Educator Award.  Jeffries received the award from the NAUW National Association of University Women Northshore Branch. A ceremony was held at the Holiday Inn Gurnee on February 21st 2017. Congratulation Lynne! We are proud of you!

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Ms. Wright as Mystery Reader

Ms. Wright, North Elementary School Instructional Specialist, was the Mystery Reader in Mrs. Langevin’s kindergarten class. The children listened to Love Slat by Rob Scotton. The book is the second story about Splat the Cat. It’s Valentine’s Day and Splat has a special valentine for a certain someone in his class. Her name is Kitten, and Splat likes…

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Polar Express Pajama Jam!

To celebrate the holiday season, North Elementary had a hallway decorating contest. Grade levels decorated their hallways resembling scenes from the popular children’s movie the Polar Express. Students voted for their favorite hallway and afterwards watched the movie Polar Express while sipping on delicious hot chocolate. To make sure everyone was really comfy, staff and students wore their pajamas for…

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Rockin’ Out with Reading Power

Mr. Orbe, North Elementary School Principal, wowed the crowd with his lively performance of Jingle Bells and Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer at Reading Power’s holiday celebration. Reading Power serves the children of North Chicago by providing early literacy interventions to pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first, and second grade students. Take a Listen!

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