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Tinley Park High School chemistry teacher Lee Rucinski (left) and Oak Forest High School chemistry teacher Matt Spreadbury compare two beakers of solution as part of District 202's 4th Annual AP Summer Institute. Since the summer of 2009 District 202 has hosted special training institutes for educators on proper practices to teach Advanced Placement classes. This year, about 350 teachers from 13 states, the District of Columbia and two countries -- Guatemala and Korea -- participated. The 2012 AP Summer Institute was held at Plainfield East High School.
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Summer Scientists

Rosalie Rayna and Henry Silva of Harrison High School, class of 1966, celebrate prom at the Sheraton Chicago. (Photo submitted by Henry Silva)

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Wreath Laying Ceremony-Plainfield Schools
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Arlington Cemetery Wreath Laying Ceremony, Plainfield Schools

Aux Sable Middle School 6th grader Zach Panozzo performs the Heimlich Maneuver on Naperville Firefighter and EMT Jim Kubinski on February 14, 2012. Kubinski visited Aux Sable to teach 6th graders basic CPR and first aid as part of their health classes.
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6th Grade CPR

Renowned Viking Explorer "Leif Erikkson" -- actually, Wesmere Elementary School fifth grader Maxi Johnson -- told visitors to his class on November 11, 2011 how he discovered North America years before Columbus. Students in fifth grade teacher Tracy Hood's class did special presentations about an explorer of their choice, including preparing a display or power point, memorizing and presenting basic background information and dressing in costume for their presentation to visitors.
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Exploring the World

Plainfield East High School freshman Jay Rawal (center) prepares to show Eichelberger Elementary School fifth graders Justin Pringle (left) and Nikki Cerdenia how to use a microscope during a visit to PEHS Science Department Chair Dave Jackson\'s freshman biology class on October 13, 2011. The fifth graders came to study microscopic organisms with their high school peers.
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Microscopic Learning


Superfans show spirit across suburban high schools

Ira Jones Middle School students created a mural for the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy. Principal Dr. Ed Boswell said students made the mural by clipping and posting news items, photos and other images related to 9-11.
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Wall of Memories

Indian Trail Middle School 8th grade language arts teacher Peter Sartori posts some of the note cards, used to make a "quilt" to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy. Each card contained a saying or hand-drawn artwork reflecting the student's thoughts on the event. Each Indian Trail student made hand-decorated cards, and the quilt filled most of a wall in the gymnasium.
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Making Memories…