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Local Association Names Godfrey-Lee Educator Counselor of the Year

Sitting around a table with six of her students, Lee Middle School Counselor Betty Killoran asks them to put together a puzzle, pieces facing down.  Students laugh as the puzzle is turned around, showing a mismatched photo of Scooby-Doo. Then,...

Sweeping Streets, Strengthening Partnerships in Godfrey-Lee

More than three dozen students, parents, educators and board of education members, business owners, and other members of the community joined hands to "sweep the streets" in a mile-long stretch of the historic Galewood Business District last month. A collaborative...

TEAM 21 Program Preserved for Middle School, Elementary Funding Expires

Godfrey-Lee parent Mandy Evangelista is grateful that, for years, her three children have been able to participate in the T.E.A.M 21 program that provides enrichment and extracurricular activities after school and during the summer. The program, which stands for Teach, Enrich,...

Lee High School Students Give Back to Community During Summer Vacation

A carnival on the Lee High School lawn bustled with happy neighborhood children, while a couple blocks away drivers handed over donations for charity to have their cars scrubbed. Neighbors were surprised when students stopped by to paint their...

Teachers Get Schooled on Tech-savvy Tools

Sixth grade teacher Vlad Borza is happy to have a little help managing behavior in his classroom. This year, he’s hoping cute, computer animated monsters will help him with the task after attending Rebel U, a full-day training program for...

Keeping Kids in School to Increase Success

Gina Kuyers worries every time she sees an empty chair in a kindergarten classroom. Why be  concerned with absenteeism at such an early age?  Because there’s a higher statistical probability that that child will not graduate from high school,...

Art Program Helps Students Develop Right, Left Brain

Explorers had spotted the strange creature before in the rainforest swamp. Part crocodile, part lizard and part snake, the Crocakeard could sense predators from far away. “He was living in the swamp and these lionwolves tried to eat him,...
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