March 31, 2019

Whether at home or in school, both teachers and principals believe in the power of reading in support of students. Teachers, especially those who teach literacy/reading, employ many strategies to promote literacy among students, with a focus on talking about books and...

March 30, 2019

Recycling for kids is one way to pass the baton of responsibility for a cleaner, eco-friendly future on to the next generation. For your kids to embrace the idea of recycling it is best if they learn the benefits of recycling by actively participating in the process.

March 29, 2019

Whether your child is the next Beyonce or more likely to sing her solos in the shower, she is bound to benefit from some form of music education. Research shows that learning the do-re-mis can help children excel in ways beyond the basic ABCs.

March 28, 2019

Sports, whether team-based or individual, are a great activity for children that provide a variety of benefits other than physical activity. Participation in sports can help build self-esteem and confidence, can motivate children to excel academically and can help buil...

March 27, 2019

Too many kids do not have consistent access to adequate food, which impacts academic development of young school-age children.

March 27, 2019

Have you ever argued with your parents about putting away the tablet or turning off a video game? Most families are having these battles. In 2018, Brigham Young University and Deseret News conducted their American Family Survey. It showed that the Number 1 fear for par...

March 25, 2019

From surgeons and CEOs to prestigious authors and professional athletes – Niles Community Schools recognizes the noteworthy accomplishments and achievements of graduates through its Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame.

March 24, 2019

Absenteeism in the first month of school can predict poor attendance throughout the school year. Half the students who miss 2-4 days in September go on to miss nearly a month of school.

March 23, 2019

Overwhelming is the word that best describes my first year of teaching. I wasn’t prepared for the multitude of things on my plate. I didn’t have a handle on classroom management, and I left each day feeling exhausted and defeated.