January 28, 2012
7th Grade Social Studies classes had the wonderful opportunity to learn about our Illinois State Government and real lawmaking from Representative Kelly Burke, 36th District. Social studies teachers, Mr. Weber and Mr. Sifling, have been studying Illinois State Government and provided classes the opportunity to engage in discussions and debates with a real-life Illinois State Representative. At OLHMS, we are very interested in creating learning experiences for students that are both meaningful and relevant, transforming knowledge outside the parameters of textbooks into students lives. Let me know what you think about the visit? I am especially interested in hearing what our 7th Grade students think! What did you most learn most about government from Representative Burke?
January 21, 2012
We live in a great community! Knowing your community is extremely important. I believe it is the responsibility of us all to be stewards of where we live and to make a difference in our community. How much do we know about the Village of Oak Lawn? Take some time to read up on the amazing history of the very town we live in by accessing the Oak Lawn Village History page. After reading about our hisotry, take a look at the Historcial Buildings Pictures in our OLHMS Picture Gallery. Looking at snapshots from the past can help us better understand just who we are and show us how things have changed. Click on the pictures and see just some of the many historic homes, schools and buildings located throughout the Village of Oak Lawn! Respond to my blog about this topic. I am interseted in hearing about how everyone feels about the communties of Oak Lawn and Hometown!