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November 2015

Nov 11 Veterans Day No SCHOOL

Nov 12 End of 1st Qtr

Nov 13 No Classes – School Improvement Day

Nov 18 Report Card Pickup

Nov 19 School Pictures

Nov 20 Quarterly Awards Ceremony

Nov 25-27 Thanksgiving Holiday - No School

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The Drake Staff

Governor Rauner and Jake Steinfeld Open the New Drake Fitness Center

Drake School's focus on literacy is based on the Common Core State Standards. Teachers develop a rigorous curriculum that supports best practices and encourages student achievement. Students read, analyze, and discuss a variety of literary works as a means to develop literacy skills across content areas.

Collaboration among teachers, parents, students, and other stakeholders helps foster an environment to promote excellence. Our vision is that the graduates of Drake Elementary School will be independent, critical thinkers who value literacy as a continual process in all aspects of life.

  • The Williams Park Flag Football team has made it to the championship! The city championship game is Tuesday, November 3, 2015 @ 6:30pm at the Wilson Turf field (Lake Shore Drive and Wilson Drive- Montrose Fields). Prior to their victory in the semi-finals, the students were allowed to choose their shirt color and they chose pink for breast cancer awareness month. We are extremely proud of them!
  • Teachers: Ms. Carter, Ms. Cherry, Ms. Colton, Ms. Dombek, Ms. Drewa, Ms. Gipson, Ms. Head, Ms. Henninger, Mr. Hermle,  Ms. Hermle, Ms. Herndon, Mr. Hickson, Ms. Kelly, Ms. McIntyre, Ms. Robinson, Ms. Simpson, Mr. Smith

    ESP’s: Ms. Dixon, Mr. Ford, Ms. Johnson, Ms. Stowers, Ms. Washington

  • The Williams Park teen flag football team is in the Semis of the Citywide Tournament on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 6:30pm at the Wilson Turf Field (Lake Shore Drive and Wilson Drive- basically the Montrose Fields up north).
  • October 8, 2015: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Fitness Center.

It is critical that parents ensure that Drake Scholars read for at least 20 minutes every day.
Remember to visit your local library every week!

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