Entries by Lauren Albani

Leadership Day at The Holocaust Museum

We would like to congratulate and recognize Sydney, Christina, and Juan for their leadership and perseverance. They were nominated and then selected to participate in Leadership Day at The Holocaust Museum. They worked with other 7th and 8th graders, from schools throughout Illinois and Wisconsin, to come up with ideas to promote equality and human […]

Elementary Science Olympiad Team

The students who participated in this years’ team ranged form 3rd to 5th grade. Students competed in events such as Junk Cars, Backyard Biologist, Building Catapults, Wild Weather and other events. LaSalle II placed in 8 out of the 12 events!

Social Emotional Learning

The students in Ms. Anderson’s class, along with other K-3 classes, have been identifying and discussing feelings. We have been using a feelings chart to identify how we feel daily, and introducing different tools such as glitter jars and deep breathing exercises to cope with our emotions. One tool you can try at home is […]

7th and 8th Grade Math Station Fridays

There is no surprise that our LaSalle II middle school students are very unique and exceptional.  Our students are hard-working and work at different levels. To meet students at their needs, we have implemented Station Fridays in seventh and eighth grade.  Typically, these stations are similar week to week and include a game station, computer […]

SY18-19 Yearbooks

Yearbook Orders- Due 4/30   Be sure to order your yearbook for SY18-19. Cost is $22 and orders and payment are available online only. The deadline to place your order is April 30th.   http://www.portraitspluschicago.com/lyearbook/lasalle-ii-yearbook

4th Grade Mi Ciudad Projects

Students in 4th grade showcased their understanding of 2nd quarter’s theme: En la Ciudad by designing and building a 2D or 3D model based on their own city, our city of study (Buenos Aires) or a fictional city. The students used their city models to discuss with their classmates the various activities to do, places […]

Bring Culture Into Classrooms

While ushering in the Lunar New Year, LaSalle II Chinese language students began their annual Chinese dance training with Lingling Pao, the artist-in-residence. Upon hearing the news that the Chinese dance training would soon begin, every student, whether boy or girl, in a lower or upper grade, eagerly wanted to find out which day would […]

Black History Month

Our 8th grade students reflected on the contributions of African-Americans throughout history. Please click below to read their reflections.   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BwMlBhPQegqRVYNJ5kHnpeccgnjPJy5P/view?usp=sharing

4th Grade STEM Activities

Students in 4th grade recently participated in part 2 of the Chicago Blackhawks First Stride program. In addition to getting some great exercise and learning skating techniques on the ice, students were engaged in a classroom STEM activity with LEGO Education Solutions. Students used LEGO bricks, motors, and an online programming tool to ignite their […]