Thursday, August 16, 2007

Cover Story in Extra Newspaper!

Chicago's bilingual newspaper Extra featured the students of North-Grand HS in their cover story called Comunidad Verde, a Green Community!

Read the whole story here!

Monday, August 13, 2007

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Saturday, August 11, 2007

The Gazebo is done!

After 6 weeks of hard work we finished the gazebo. It has benches and a table as well as an arched window and mosaics. It was built mostly from salvaged and recycled materials. As everyone said who came to see it during our living portfolio exhibit, our students have a lot to be proud of!

In addition to the gazebo we've expanded our urban mini-farm, built a tool shed and a gateway trellis and have poured the foundation we will need to add a roof to the gazebo.

Our neighbors and friends have enjoyed the harvest of tomatoes, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, swiss chard, cabbage, jalapeno peppers, zuchini, summer squash, green beans, lettuce, and more.

Our Living Portfolio

We invited family and community members to come see our work. DJ Luis gave old-school spinning lessons and we enjoyed food donated by Domino's Pizza and The Brown Sack Restaurant.

A reporter from the EXTRA newspaper came to do a story about our project which should be coming out in the paper on Thursday. She interviewed students and visitors to the site as well as Chad and Mr. Cantor.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Here is a note from a North-Grand teacher who came to visit this week:

"I went for a couple of hours on Monday morning. The project looks great! It
really looks like it is coming together and, more importantly, the kids
seem to have really come together as a team."