Seventh graders at Wood Oaks went through simulations designed to show them what others with disabilities struggle with every day. In this ADHD simulation, students had to solve problems using large pencils and amidst a lot of distraction.
In the Visual Motor/Visual Perception simulation, students had to draw a mirrored imaging using their non-dominant hand.
In the English Language Learner simulation, Ms. Janiga demonstrated the difficulties of comprehension for non-English speakers.
Motivational speaker Lloyd Bachrach also spoke to seventh graders about respecting differences. Mr. Bachrach was born with a congenital bone deficiency which left his legs unusually small. He learned to build up his upper body for strength.
He competed in sports all through school and became a champion gymnast. Mr. Bachrach was also a member of the U.S. Paralympic team. For a story and video on "Accepting and Celebrating Differences Day," click on this photo.
December 21, 2017
(06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)
December 23, 2017-January 07, 2018
(All Day Event)
January 15, 2018
Read about the action taken by the Board of Education in October and November.
District 27 offers year-round screenings for preschool children.
Dr. Kroeze outlines District 27’s commitment to student’s educational opportunities, inclusion and a safe learning environment.
Here are the links to sign up for Parent-Teacher Conferences.