The annual Empty Bowls Community Dinner is from 6-8 p.m. this Friday Feb. 25 at the Oak Park and River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville, in the south cafeteria. Bowls made by student and local potters will be sold.
Oak Park and River Forest High School will host a "community conversation" about whether to close the campus, along with other topics dealing with safety and relating to curbing substance abuse among students.
A District 97 teacher has been nominated for the coveted Golden Apple Award, honoring outstanding teachers from the Chicago area. Jen Galant, a sixth-grade teacher at Julian Middle School, 416 S. Ridgeland, has been nominated for the award.
One of the five candidates running for the four open seats in the District 97 school board election April 5 has dropped out. At District 200, meanwhile, one of the seven candidates vying for three open seats has also withdrawn.
After last night's school board meeting at OPRF, someone mentioned Aretha Frankin's classic song "Respect" in relation to the T-Shirts staff and students have been wearing this week in response to "the list."