School News

Adult Living Students at Haber Oaks Open Haber Mart
Alex LeMoine

Students at Haber Oaks Campus in Anne Tubridy’s Adult Living class have debuted the Haber Mart, an in-school store that makes necessary items such as food and hygiene products available to all students who attend Haber Oaks.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, students in Adult Living noticed a need amongst their classmates for essential items at an accessible price and decided to offer a selection of meal items. clothing, winter gear, and more at the Haber Mart.

“I know COVID was hard...people like lost jobs couldn’t afford that much stuff, really, or food,” said Kevin Moysen, a junior at Haber Oaks. “I know we have some good food and some pretty good clothes that [students] would like and I can see them wearing.”

Students are able to use their school currency, known as “academy bucks”, to purchase items curated, priced, and sold by the Adult Living class. Academy bucks are given out for positive achievements both in and outside of the classroom and can be redeemed for a variety of items, from snacks and meals to clothes to wear on an interview.

“I am so grateful to our Adult Living students for their hard work to develop and implement this part of our vision.  Both our holiday store and our school store are anchors to the culture at Haber Oaks Campus.  Having essentials that students can now purchase with their token economy is a dream of ours they have made a reality,” said Julie Duncan, the Coordinator of Off Campus Programs at Haber Oaks.

A list of items to donate to the Haber Mart can be found below. We truly appreciate any donations and support from the community.

Washed and lightly used:

  • Coats and jackets

  • Sweatshirts, half zips

  • Sweatpants

  • Hats, mittens, scarves

  • Basic hygiene supplies

Food Items:

  • Small size Jif® peanut butter

  • Jelly

  • Ramen noodles/ cup of noodles

  • Mac and cheese

  • Tuna

  • Small mayo

  • Saltines, Club, Ritz crackers

  • Pasta noodles

  • Marinara sauce

  • Canned peaches, mandarin oranges

  • Canned corn

  • Boxed Mixes- brownies, cookies, cake 

  • Pancake Mix

  • Syrup

  • Carnation Instant Breakfast

Haber Oaks also welcomes gift cards to any local grocery store to purchase the above items.

Rosecrance Presents Coffee and Coping: A Virtual Parent Discussion Group
Alex LeMoine

Rosecrance has announced the 2021 schedule for Coffee and Coping: A Virtual Parent Discussion Group. Sessions are held virtually and links will be provided upon registration. 

Rosecrance has announced the 2021 schedule for Coffee and Coping: A Virtual Parent Discussion Group. Sessions are held virtually and links will be provided upon registration. 

Each session will begin with an informational presentation followed by an open, honest discussion to deal with the challenges of parenting in the pandemic. All meetings are confidential.

January: Isolation & Engagement
Facilitator: Meghan Chamberlain

Tuesday, January 19, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 21, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, January 26, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 28, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

February: Conflict Resolution 
Facilitator: Shawn Garry

Tuesday, February 2, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 11, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, February 16, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 25, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

March: Emotional Support
Facilitator: Melissa Walton

Tuesday, March 2, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 11, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, March 16, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 25, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
 

Rosecrance is a leading provider of treatment services for individuals with substance use and mental health disorders. Nearly 50,000 children, teens, adults, and families receive help each year.

Fall 2020 Food Service for D155 Students
Alex LeMoine

Meals will be available for pick-up at Crystal Lake Central High School, located at 45 W. Franklin Ave. in Crystal Lake (field house entrance off Walkup). Beginning Monday, August 17, food will be provided Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Illinois State Board of Education recently announced the extension of the free summer food service program for children ages 18 and under. District 155 will now provide free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals for children who live in District 155 boundaries, regardless of free/reduced lunch status. 

Meals will be available for pick-up at Crystal Lake Central High School, located at 45 W. Franklin Ave. in Crystal Lake (field house entrance off Walkup). Food will be provided Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

For everyone’s health and safety, bagged meals will be placed on a table for drivers to grab and go to limit exposure and adhere to social distancing guidelines. If your child has any food allergies, please check the nutritional labels on food items.

Information about continued meal distribution will be sent out via email to families, and it will also be posted to the school district websites and social media. Questions about food distribution can be directed to distmail@d155.org.

This Week on #WorkforceWednesday: Meet the Co-Founder of Project Front Line
Alex LeMoine

Devon Hubbard Tessmer, a 2001 Crystal Lake Central graduate, has co-founded Project Front Line McHenry County, a grassroots coronavirus relief effort with a mission to aid local restaurants and give back to workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 response. Tessmer and a committee of four other community members have raised nearly $45,000 towards the cause. 

Watch Devon's #WorkforceWednesday video here!

Devon Hubbard Tessmer, a 2001 Crystal Lake Central graduate, has co-founded Project Front Line McHenry County, a grassroots coronavirus relief effort with a mission to aid local restaurants and give back to workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 response. Tessmer and a committee of four other community members have raised nearly $45,000 towards the cause. 

After recognizing this area of need in the community, the Project Front Line team began collecting donations that have been put towards meals for healthcare workers all across the county. 

“The idea was to raise money from the community and deploy that money at local restaurants to bring a little bit of happiness, joy, a smile to the front line workers,” said Tessmer.

To date, the team has supported 35 to 40 local restaurants and delivered food to approximately 4,000 front line workers. Tessmer and her team aim to raise $50,000 by the end of the Illinois stay-at-home order. 

The project also collaborated with Crystal Lake Central art teacher, Kerry Parrish, who enlisted her art students to create thank you messages that appeared on hundreds of donations, and the deliveries aren’t done yet. 

“We’re hoping to do one last final push, where we deliver to all of the hospitals in the county and all of the employees,” she said. 

Aside from her career in business development at Exemplar, her family’s wealth management firm, Tessmer has always had a passion for philanthropy and giving back. 

“I grew up with the ethos that you give back to your community more than you take, so I was lucky to be raised in Crystal Lake,” she said.

2020-21 Registration Open
Shannon Podzimek

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open. It’s important to follow the three-step process to complete registration to ensure a faster process. Please note, student information can be completed without payment.

If you are new to the district, please contact the Student Services office of the school your child should attend. 

For further registration information, please visit the Registration webpage.

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open. It’s important to follow the three-step process to complete registration to ensure a faster process. Please note, student information can be completed without payment.

If you are new to the district, please contact the Student Services office of the school your child should attend. 

For further registration information, please visit the Registration webpage.