News

New Beginnings

A new school year brings excitement – a chance to start fresh, a sense of structure and routine that is comforting, and even a little concern about the unknown. For most of the children there are new teachers, many faces and names to learn and expectations different...

“Sawa Bona” in the Yellow Room

by Guest Blogger, Lisa Solar Have you ever breezed past an acquaintance or colleague, offered a snap smile and a quick “Hi, How are you?” without listening for the answer?  Probably.  Most of us have.  It’s common habit in American and many other cultures to offer...

Individual Differences, Part V: Birth Order

this post is part of a five post series on Individual Differences. Each year, our school community is made up a little differently and our classrooms take on a collective “personality”.  In getting to know each class as a group, among other things, we gather...

Individual Differences, Part IV: English Language Learners

This post is part of a five post series on Individual Differences. Over 20 different home languages are spoken in the homes of SLC families.  Over the last several years, SLC has seen a dramatic increase in children who are bilingual, trilingual or are being exposed...

Individual Differences, Part III: All Corners of Our Community

This post is part of a five post series on Individual Differences. At SLC, 87% of our school population is made up of Evanston residents, while 13% live in Skokie, Wilmette, Chicago and Glencoe.  We would not consider ourselves a neighborhood school in that our...