Two girls look at books

The gift of reading

Members of the Hickory Point Kind Kids Club look for books to donate from the many choices at the school's book fair. The books are being donated to Bernie's Book Bank.

Two students put books in a collection box

Students were able to donate the books because they raised $1,200 during a coin collection drive.

Books collected by students in box

Additionally, Scholastic Books matches the students' donation and buys books for an organization called All for Books.

Students pose for a photo at Beth Shalom

Learning about World Religions

Sixth graders spent half a day learning about world religions during the annual House of Worships field trip. One of their stops was at Beth Shalom, where they posed for a photo with Rabbi Ari Averbach.

Students listen to the Imam at the Northbrook mosque

Students also visited the Islamic Cultural Center and learned about Islam from Imam Hazim Fazlic.