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EGJ Veterans Day Luncheon

EGJ Veterans Day Luncheon

On November 7th, 14 local veterans were honored at EGJ by the 4th grade classes.  The veterans presented the flag followed by the 4th grade students singing a few songs for the veterans.  The veterans ate lunch with the 4th grade students as they shared stories, photos and other memorabilia with the students.  The students…

EGJ Family Reading Night

EGJ Family Reading Night

Family Reading Night was held on Thursday, November 20th at the Emily G. Johns School. This year’s theme was Time for S’more Reading. There were three different sessions that centered on a camping theme. Families created owl bookmarks, discussed some of their camping experiences, and wrote their very own poem on camping. The night ended…

Plano School Board Supports Senate Bill 16

Plano School Board Supports Senate Bill 16

  Senate Bill 16, also known as the School Funding Reform Act of 2014, would create a weighted formula to fund public schools that would be applied to schools throughout the State of Illinois.  The purpose of the new formula is to shift state resources to school districts that need it the most.  Under the…

Middle School Wrestling

Middle School Wrestling

Are you interested in wrestling? If so, please take a look at the attached flier to learn more about an informational meeting for wrestlers and their parents at Plano Middle School this coming Thursday, November 20th, at 5 pm. Click here to see the flier –> Wrestling Info Flier

How was your student’s report card?

How was your student’s report card?

Want to help your student succeed academically? Send them to the cafeteria for breakfast every day!  Research shows that “children who attend school hungry often have diminished attention spans and are unable to perform tasks as well as their nourished peers.  In these cases, the full value of the education provided is lost.”  On the…

Plano Staff Members Honored at State Level

Plano Staff Members Honored at State Level

Plano School District No. 88 was well-represented among the State of Illinois 2014-2015 Those Who Excel award recipients. The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) recognized each of the district’s three nominees with Awards of Recognition at its prestigious Those Who Excel education awards program on Saturday, October 25, in Bloomington-Normal, IL. Every year, the…

Staley Da Bear

Staley Da Bear

Staley Da Bear, the official mascot of the Chicago Bears, visited EGJ on Monday, October 27th. He discussed different types of bullies and several ways in which students can help tackle this problem. His energetic and fun presentation taught the students that treating classmates like teammates can foster a positive learning experience for everyone.

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