As the alarm bell sounded, you could hear the students yelling “Gas! Gas! Gas!” as the students in Mr. McKenzie and Ms. Balmes’ eighth-grade social studies classes learned about life in the trenches during World War I. The students were filled with high anticipation as they entered a mock Trench Warfare Simulation. Some students, armed with their homemade gas masks, were very prepared after reading selections of the book “All Quiet on the Western Front” by Erich Remarque. They learned about the turmoil endured by the soldiers and left class that day with a greater appreciation for those who served our nation during that time.
Our first meeting for the Battle of the Books will be Thursday, October 2nd during your scheduled lunch period in the library.
We will read from the 2015 Rebecca Caudill Collection, compete and VOTE for our favorite book.
Check out the MSN library blog to obtain more information or stop by the library.
If you are interested in participating please obtain a PASS from Mrs. Olsen in the library
before the meeting on Thursday.
Charity J. Trowbridge, Assistant Principal
Genesis Vazquez, Principal's Secretary
Jennine Mihalic, Student Secretary
Patty LoPresti, Office Clerk
201 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL Office Hours: 7:00AM – 3:30PM
School Hours: 7:40AM – 2:10PM
PH: (847) 990.4400
Fax: (847) 367.8124
Brook Beltz-White, Nurse
PH: (847) 990.4415
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