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Students in Mrs. Deb’s Talbert’s class at Iroquois West Elementary became authors. Mrs. Talbert and her students decided to create their own version of Alice B. McGinty’s story, Ten Little Lambs. Each student participated in a reason why they didn’t want to do math. They wrote and created rhymes and illustrations for their story, 18 Second Graders.

When Mrs. McGinty visited on April 11, the class shared their story with her. Mrs. McGinty mentioned, “this is the first class I’ve visited who creatively rewrote one of my stories”.

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In Spanish class the students were given a task to create a video invitation to an event. They used YouTube Video Editor to complete the task. Below please find some exciting examples of our students’ work.

This video was created by Kolya Sier, Adam Reed, Sonny Renehan, and Jonah Carney.


This video was created by Jose Diaz, Gerardo Alvarado, Austin Martinez, and Jorge Jimenez.


This video was created by Tessa Graham, Hannah Fink, Liz Conrad, and Stephanie Orr.

Third graders in Mrs. Duncan’s room interviewed each other about their lives and then created a comic strip based on the information they collected. They are preparing for a unit about famous women and enjoyed practicing how to collect information. Below are a few examples of their work. Clicking on the comic strip will make it larger and easier to read.

Mauricio CS Damian CS Emma CS

There will be no school on Friday, April 18 till Monday, April 21. School will resume on Tuesday, April 22.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

The Gilman Woman’s Club, along with local businesses, is sponsoring a benefit 5K run/walk. All proceeds from this event will be put into a Field Trip Grant Fund to benefit Iroquois West Schools. Show your support for our community’s number one resource-
Iroquois West Students!

Prizes will be given out to the top 2 qualifiers in each category. Special prizes will be given to participants who come dressed in their best Raider Gear!

Age Divisions for 5K Run & Walk
9 & under, 10-14, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over, Stroller Division (must be pushing a child in a stroller)


This year students in Preschool through 3rd grade are participating in a reading program offered through the Normal Cornbelters professional baseball team out of Normal, Illinois! This professional team is part of the Frontier League an independent league so they are not affiliated directly with Major League baseball but their players are able to move up to affiliated teams and beyond — up to the big leagues too!