Thursday, April 15, 2021

Getting Ready!

Thank you to Niles North principal Dr. Jim Edwards for making the time to spend with our 8th graders today.  This meeting was an outstanding way for these Panthers, and future Vikings, to learn more about all of the extraordinary experiences and opportunities awaiting them next year.

That being said, we look forward to a special and memorable finish to this school year.  Way to go East Prairie Class of 2021 and Niles North Class of 2025!

Reading Aloud with Dr. Goldberg

Thank you to Ms. Sharkey for this action shot of Dr. Goldberg visiting and reading with our kindergarten students.  We are very much looking forward to DEAR - Drop Everything And Read - Week coming up at the end of the month.   

Monday, April 12, 2021

Strategic Planning Update

It is with tremendous excitement and enthusiasm that we share the newly developed District 73 Strategic Plan.  This community-based collaborative endeavor set out to describe the school district we strive to build together over the next five years.  The process resulted in the creation of our mission, vision, values, and strategic goals by a wide-ranging stakeholder group from East Prairie School District 73 and our community, including: parents, community members, teachers, support staff, administrators, and Board members.

Here is a link to Dr. Goldberg's community message and to our strategic plan overview - mission, vision, values, and goals.

Thank you to Jessica Beltran Garcia, Cindy Castro, Atanu Das, Sandy deBettencourt, Tim Gavin, Paul Goldberg, Madeline Henry, Jessica Hornick, Michael Hornick, Lisa LaPata, Amanda Martinsen, Farhana Nasreen, Kirsten Pasia, Frank Santoro, Hal Schmeisser, Coleen Sharkey, Autumn Sharp, Andrea Smeeton, Joran Stephen, Alexis Tom, Erick Tumang, Edyta Wydmanski, and Debra Yasutake for being a part of our strategic planning team.  

We very much look forward to the hard work, creativity, and focus required to turn these words and ideas into action.  We remain confident of and committed to the endless possibility of our partnership.

Friday, April 9, 2021

What A Night!

 Thank you to the PTA for sponsoring such a fun and engaging International Night! 

It was a wonderful way to connect our families and learn more about our shared world.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Mosaic Masterpieces

 Thank you for the collective creativity and artistic awesomeness that went into putting together our Family Art Night mosaic murals.  They turned out truly phenomenal!  A wonderful and beautiful representation of our experiences throughout this past year.


Thank you to Mrs. Wade-Kuzwayo for continuing to build upon this East Prairie tradition, to the PTA for supporting it, and to our many student, family, teacher, and community artists who were involved.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Happy Spring Break!

 As we reach spring break and the final quarter of the school year, we want to again thank you for your incredible partnership and teamwork.  We are truly grateful for the open communication, flexibility, grace, and unrelenting willingness to work together to develop solutions that best meet the needs of our kids and unique East Prairie community.  We are proud to learn alongside and serve such a phenomenal community!

We hope your next week is filled with love and happiness surrounded by those closest to you.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Vaccine Registration Event for Skokie Residents

 In order to help support families of all languages and with technology barriers register for a COVID-19 vaccination, the ELL Center is hosting a vaccine registration event Friday and Saturday.  You must call 847-568-7611 to set-up an appointment.  Once you make an appointment the process is very simple.  You would then go to the ELL Parent Center (9440 Kenton Ave. - Door 3) at your scheduled time with proof of your residency in Skokie, to share your information with the Village of Skokie/ELL Parent Center official to complete the registration process. Please let us know if we can help to register or support you in this process.