January 3, 2013 5:08PM
Updated: February 5, 2013 6:19AM
Grant: The Toro Company announced that Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 won top prize in the “Green Spaces Make Great Places” grant program and will use the $7,000 grant to renovate the landscape and hardscape surrounding the playground at Laura B. Sprague Elementary School. “Toro’s generosity and the support of our community have made it possible for Sprague School to receive this grant for improvements to the playground area,” said School District 103 Superintendent Scott Warren.
Screenings: Libertyville Public Schools will provide the following preschool screenings for all 3- to 5-year-olds who reside in District 70 at the educational Resource Centter, 1381 W. Lake St.: Feb. 1, must call to schedule an appointment Jan. 8 or 9; March 8, must call to schedule an appointment Feb. 12 and 13; and May 3, must call to schedule and appointment April 9 and 10. Vision and hearing, speech and language, concept development, and fine and gross motor skills will be assessed. Parents must schedule appointments by calling Mary at (847) 362-9695. Details, (847) 247-2694.
Volunteers: Volunteers are being sought to serve as judges for the 2013 Woodland Middle School Science Fair to be held Jan. 15 from 8 a.m. to noon at the school, 7000 Washington St. The purpose of the Science Fair is to give seventh grade students the opportunity to explore their interest in a scientific way. Another benefit is that it requires students to integrate and apply the skills they have learned in language arts, math, and science. Such projects allow students to learn about organizing their time and resources over a period of time that ends with a final display product. If you are able to judge at this year’s science fair, or if you have any colleagues that may also be interested in being a judge, please extend this invitation. Details, www.dist50.net or firstname.lastname@example.org