School News

NY Times Bestselling Author Visits Haber Oaks
Kari Firak

Kristen Gioe's Haber Oaks English class received a virtual visit from NY Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins to discuss her two newest books, "What About Will" and "Closer to Nowhere", both part of the class curriculum. This is the third time Ellen has zoomed in to answer questions from Haber Oaks students. 

Kristen Gioe's Haber Oaks English class received a virtual visit from NY Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins to discuss her two newest books, "What About Will" and "Closer to Nowhere", both part of the class curriculum. This is the third time Ellen has zoomed in to answer questions from Haber Oaks students. 

Gioe is familiar with the excitement of an upcoming visit from Ellen, "The students read her newest book 'What about Will' and 'Closer to Nowhere'... students who are big fans of her work have read many other titles by her and are excited to ask her questions."

Hopkins' books are continual favorites, included in the curriculum for many reasons. "I was able to use Ellen's acknowledgments page in the book "What About Will" to help my students feel that life is hard for everyone at this time," said Gioe.

There is a good chance this will not be the last visit, Gioe hopes one day Hopkins will visit in person. According to Ellen, it's "Always great to drop in and talk to students about books and writing."

A Moment of Zen at Haber Oaks
Kari Firak

Anne Whitney-Tubridy’s consumer math class ended a recent lesson by making their own zen gardens! Students studied the cost of materials, profit margins and budgeting before creating their own zen garden with painted rocks, crystals, colored sand, figurines and faux plants.

Anne Whitney-Tubridy’s consumer math class ended a recent lesson by making their own zen gardens! Students studied the cost of materials, profit margins and budgeting before creating their own zen garden with painted rocks, crystals, colored sand, figurines and faux plants.

D155 Celebrates Student Artists in SPARK Show at the Dole
Kari Firak

SPARK was truly a standout show! This annual all-district art show showcased artwork from a talented group of CLC, CLS, Cary-Grove, Prairie Ridge and Haber Oaks students.

The closing was celebrated in a gathering of students, families, staff and community to the background beat of the CG jazz ensemble.

SPARK was truly a standout show! This annual all-district art show showcased artwork from a talented group of CLC, CLS, Cary-Grove, Prairie Ridge and Haber Oaks students. D155 art educators Aaron Cummins, Lindsey DiLeo, Wendy Guss, Bob Hewett, Michelle Kidd, Rigel Nelson, Kerry Parrish, Judd Shutt, Taylor Smith and Zachary Wisser curated this remarkable show at the Dole. The closing was celebrated in a gathering of students, families, staff and community to the background beat of the CG jazz ensemble.

 

Math Class Makes Masks for the Holidays!
Kari Firak

Ms. McLaughlin's math class has been working on a very special project! After discussing design, unit price and sales tax, they personalized masks with vinyl decals from all D155 schools. Yesterday, in addition to holiday breakfast, all Haber Oaks students received these masks personalized with their home school logo! What a way to welcome winter break!

Ms. McLaughlin's math class has been working on a very special project! After discussing design, unit price and sales tax, they personalized masks with vinyl decals from all D155 schools. Yesterday, in addition to holiday breakfast, all Haber Oaks students received these masks personalized with their home school logo! What a way to welcome winter break!

The Holiday Store in Action!
Kari Firak

The Holiday Store is one of our favorite traditions, even Henry got in on the action this year!Wrapped present Students can use their "academy bucks" to shop for and wrap gifts donated by the staff to give to their loved ones for the holidays. 

The Holiday Store is one of our favorite traditions! Students can use their "academy bucks" to shop for and wrap gifts donated by the staff to their loved ones for the holidays. Even Henry got in on the action this year! Thanks to the HOC family for keeping spirits bright!Glowing star