Parents, students and staff of Community Unit District 300 can celebrate their favorite teachers during District 300 Educator Appreciation Week, May 2-5, by enjoying discounted bowling and entertainment at Brunswick Zone XL on Randall Road in Algonquin.
Participants also have the chance to win a special prize for their school.
Certified and instructional staff will be admitted free with appropriate identification and receive unlimited bowling and Laser Tag each day from 4 to 9 p.m.
Students can plan to bowl, play Laser Tag or video games when their favorite teachers are there. A list of educators planning to participate is available on the district's website, d300.org.
Other staff, students and parents will pay $5 for either one hour of bowling or two rounds of laser tag or one hour of video game play. Meal specials will also be available.
The district will present a special prize to the school with highest turnout during the four nights based on the percentage of all staff and students. The needs of the winning school will determine the prize.
When arriving at the Brunswick Zone, participants will receive a slip to fill out and put in the box for their school. The slip will ask for each participant's name, school -- and if the participant is a student, it will ask the name of a favorite teacher and what makes the teacher special. The student comments will be shared with the community in May.
Brunswick Zone XL is at 1611 S. Randall Road in Algonquin.
Butterburgers and jazz: The Huntley Area District 158 faculty jazz band will return to Culver's of Huntley, 13240 Route 47, for Ravinia Fest 2011.
Community members are invited to bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the great music and great food while benefiting a great cause.
The festival runs from 4 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 3. Culver's of Huntley will donate 10 percent of all pretax dine-in, carryout and drive-through orders to the Huntley District 158 Education Association.
The foundation award grants to district teachers for innovative programs in the classroom, financial assistance to enhance the classroom and provides funds to enrich educational opportunities for children.
The Faculty Jazz Band features Brian Faulkner, Pam Jorgensen, Jenny Karl, Rick Rohde, Chris Skrzypchak, Ingrid Mullane, Nick Konwerski, Emily Moore, Brent Mullane, Anthony Camarda, Jenny Charles, Britt Crowe, and Dan Schraub.
The concert will move to the Culver's dining room in the case of inclement weather.