Entries by Lauren Albani

WGN Teacher of the Month- Mr. Taff

Mr. Taff, our middle school science teacher, was selected as the WGN Teacher of the Month. He was nominated by one of our 8th grade students, Gene M. and was recently featured on the morning news. You can view the segment by clicking the link below. We are so lucky to have him on staff […]

Buddy Bench

The LaSalle II Buddy Bench is finally here! Ms. Sapieka has been keeping the bench company and making some new friends in Room 113, but we are happy to announce that it has been permanently installed on our playground. Ask your child to fill you in on what our Buddy Bench is and how to […]

CCC Message of Unity

Chicago Children’s Choir has created a new mural to send a message of unity that features one of our 6th grade students, Varun S. The mural can be found off the Kennedy Expressway at Ashland.

6th Grade Trip to Second City

Last Friday 6th grade attended a class at The Second City to work on team-building, communication, collaboration, creativity, and just plain fun! They participated in a number of interactive games and learned more about each other and themselves. The 6th graders bring back new knowledge about how to talk with their peers and teachers, actively […]

High School Fair

On October 17, LaSalle II joined seventeen other Network 6 elementary schools to host our annual High School Fair. We are thrilled to say that this year had the best turnout yet! 42 high schools and over 100 middle school students and families attended. We hope to continue to grow attendance and help more families […]

Halloween Craft Fun

The lucky third grade students in Room 120 had a fun-filled afternoon on Halloween.  Parent volunteers came in and helped the students create Halloween crafts, play games and write Halloween Poetry.  The students were creative and had a lot of fun! The students got to dress up and brought things to share like stickers, pencils, […]

KDG Learning About Nature

In October the kindergarten students learned how to be nature spies inside and outside the classroom. They read books about plants, animals, and fall. Students then took their new knowledge and curiosities to a Cook County Forest Preserve to explore nature first hand. The kids went on a nature hike looking for plants and animals. […]

Student Council Food Drive

This year, the Student Council will continue the tradition of collecting food and making food baskets for members of our own school community who may need some extra help around the holidays. In addition, this year we will donate the remaining food to the Chicago Greater Food Depository to help community members and families displaced […]

Secret Coders

Last month our 7th grades started reading the first chapter in the book, “Secret Coders” by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes. Every student was able to read their own book due to generous donors who contributed to my project on donorschoose.org. “Secret Coders “ presents the concepts of coding in graphic novel format. While reading, […]