Harborside Academy students Elliana Lopez, Faith Navarro, Adrian Sanchez, Karlie Nelson are hosting a walk-a-thon fundraiser Saturday for the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin cancer ward.
For their efforts, they are this week’s Homeroom Standout.
The walk will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carthage College. The entry fee is $5 for adults, $2 for children over age 3.
There will be games, food and live music by Maximum Capacity, an a capella group of Carthage students, performing at noon, according to Navarro.
The event fulfills Harborside’s requirement for students to complete a community service project for graduation.
The event honors the memory of Noelle Naylor, daughter of former Harborside dean David Naylor. The Naylor family began Noelle’s Treasure Box Inc. in April 2008 to honor Noelle’s memory. She died at at 3½ due to acute mylelogenous leukemia. The charity donates toys to children treated in Children’s Hospital’s cancer ward.
“Ever since our freshman year, I remember hearing things about Dean Naylor’s daughter and how he raised funds,” said Navarro, whose grandfather also succumbed to cancer.
* The Kenosha Unified School District is among 23 Wisconsin school systems recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation as Best Communities for Music Education.
The awards recognize outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders for making music education part of the curriculum and demonstrating “exceptionally high commitment and access to music education.
* Jefferson Elementary School’s
4K students hatched chicks last week as one of their Expeditionary Learning case studies in conjunction with lessons on how things grow. They received eggs from a local farm, nurtured them in an incubator for 21 days and watched them hatch. Six chicks were hatched and stayed with the pupils three days before being returned to the farm.
* Wilson Elementary School’s Garden & Eco Friendly Club held hosted its “Walking for Our Planet” tour last Thursday, leading Wilson pupils and staff around the perimeter of the building while promoting the positive effects people can have on the environment.
* Lance Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society cleaned up the area near 85th Street and Cooper Road April 8 as a community service project.
* Tremper High School’s Family, Career, Community Leaders of America members earned awards April 3-5 during state competition held in Wisconsin Dells.
Jessica Massimo won top gold in fashion construction, two scholarships for her project and will head to the national competition this summer in Nashville, Tenn. Makayla Walsh earned a bronze medal in fashion design. Anthony Sturino earned silver in culinary knife skills. Taylor Congdon won silver in recycle and redesign.
* In their first time competing in the statewide Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association’s Battle of the Books last month, St. Joseph Catholic Academy’s high school team placed sixth among 61 teams, and the middle school team placed eighth among 144 teams.