Important Update: We are saddened to say that due to the predicted inclement weather this afternoon and evening, the District 161 End of the Year Party has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
Here are some more pictures of our inflatable and unforgettable #PBIS May Celebration! Congratulations students for following our Western Avenue PBIS Expectations! #westernavenuewolvesareonthetrailtogreatness #d161learns
Thank you to our awesome PBIS Committee and all the PTO volunteers for kicking off the end of the school year with an inflatable and unforgettable #PBIS Celebration! Thank you to our teachers, staff, and students (and the weather!) for making it so fun and special! #d161learns
We can't wait to see our super heroes out tonight for our 1st ever STEAM night. Stop by from 6 - 7:30 to collect your infinity stones at all of our STEAM stations.
May 20th is the last day to enter your pages! Audiobooks count! For picture books, you can enter ~35 pages per book. Adults can participate too! If you don't have time to enter each title in the Google form, it's fine to add up all your pages and submit a lump sum! #d161learns
It's a great day to change up learning and take it outside to Irons Oaks with our 5th graders.
Good luck to our 2022 Girls on the Run group as they head to Chicago tomorrow to run the official Girls on the Run 5K. This group has learned so much and we are so proud of them.
Thank you to the Green Team and our PTO for having Matt Wilhelm in today to talk to the students about bike safety and perform some amazing stunts.
Our April PBIS Celebration of MegaCup Stacking Relay Races and a Rock, Paper, Scissors, Hula Hoop Showdown has been so much fun for our 3rd-5th Graders! (EC-2nd Grade will be celebrating this afternoon!) Great job following our PBIS expectations - look forward to MORE fun in May!
Let's give a cheer to our fabulous reading, math and EL team. Their small group instruction helps our learners soar.
Let's give a big shout out to our specials team of Mrs. Pasqua, Mr. Hillman, Mrs. Klein and Mrs. Harris. We are so fortunate to provide our students with PE, art, music and STEAM two times a week.
We are getting closer to our May 20th deadline to reach our goal of 1,000,000 pages read, Wolves! Keep on adding those pages to our Google Form! Thank you, Western, for your participation in this district and community effort! #marchtomaymillion #millionpagesread #d161learns
Today's appreciation shout out goes to our amazing paraprofessionals. They support our students to do their best everyday! Thank you team for all you do.
Staff Appreciation week begins next week. Starting today we will be showcasing different groups of our amazing staff each day. First is a shout out to our phenomenal custodial staff. They go above and beyond everyday. Thanks Jason, Vera, Antonio, and Faye.
Great job to our Western Wolves who are on the trail to GREATNESS! Here are our week's winners of our Golden PBIS Ticket(s)! Way to go! We are also enjoying our Western Ave. ABC Countdown with C for Crazy Hair day! #smilesfordays #pbis #d161learns #abccountdown #CisforCrazyHair
May 20th is coming QUICK! Don't forget: Audiobooks count! For picture books, you can enter 30-35 pages per book. Adults can participate too! If you don't have time to enter each title in the Google form, it's fine to add up all your pages and submit a lump sum! #maymillionpages
In honor of volunteer appreciation week, we want to send a huge thank you so all of our families, students, staff and community members who commit their time and energy to District 161. Thank you for all that you do to make our District extra special!
Our community has read a total of 171, 209 pages! Let’s keep adding to our March to May Million Google form (see QR code) and try and reach our goal of a million pages read soon! Way to go, Western Avenue! #marchtomaymillionpageschallenge #d161learns
Congratulations to our next Golden Ticket winners! Can't wait to see who we will celebrate next and who will keep on going ABOVE and BEYOND with our Western Avenue PBIS Matrix expectations! #d161learns #pbis
Enjoy the long weekend. No School Friday, April 15th.