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updated: 11/4/2013 1:44 PM

Wheeling Twp. District 21 hosts "State of the Schools" events

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Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 will host parents, friends and members of the community at its middle schools in the coming weeks for the annual State of the Schools evenings. This year's focus, "A Celebration of Student Learning," will give attendees the chance to hear from students about their learning and growth, and celebrate the achievements made in the schools every day.

"Students in District 21 today are asked to think critically, apply their learning to new situations, and then be reflective about their learning process," Superintendent Kate Hyland said. "Through the State of the Schools events, we can showcase our students' achievements and offer the community a glimpse into what's happening in our classrooms every day."

Each event will feature different musical performances and showcase various language arts, math, science, social science and integrated learning lessons that the students have worked on over the past year. Students will share what they have learned, how they learned it, and how it connects to learning standards and to the world around them.

The events take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 at Cooper Middle School, 1050 Plum Grove Road, Buffalo Grove; 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 at London Middle School, 1001 West Dundee Road, Wheeling; and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Holmes Middle School, 221 South Wolf Road, Wheeling.

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