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Science via roller coasters: Hands-on learning works to reinforce concepts

Eighth graders in Parker Junior High’s National Junior Honor Society will have the opportunity to spend their 2019 spring break exploring the nation’s capital. The District 161 School Board approved plans Tuesday for the school’s first field trip to Washington, D.C. from March 22 to 29. Students will visit historic sites and museums including the White House, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the Pentagon Memorial and Howard University. They will also participate in a service learning project and attend a dinner cruise. The trip will be about $1 . . .

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Fall events

FRIDAY, OCT. 7

  • Anew: Building Beyond Violence and Abuse Sneaker Ball fundraiser.

SATURDAY, OCT. 8

  • Homewood Fire Department open house, 17950 Dixie Highway, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Recyclepalooza in Flossmoor, Parker Junior High School parking lot, 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Shops on Sterling grand reopening, 1056 Sterling Ave. in Flossmoor.
  • Pop Culture fourth anniversary celebration, noon until 7 p.m., 18035 Dixie Highway, Homewood.

SATURDAY, OCT. 15

SUNDAY, OCT. 16

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