The Holiday Gift Auction is Live! Click here and bid now on great local gifts!
Letters to the Editor

Life Skills education

Cooking up a healthy eating game plan is vital to performance on the field. That concept, along with the art of cooking for a hobby, a career or survival, have been central themes in District 47’s Life Skills Class.

This encore class is offered at our three middle schools as a special course in addition to the students’ core subjects. Our school district prepares all students for life with these survival skills in a 12-week course that offers the students kitchen safety skills, nutritional information tips, and a wide variety of recipes, including more than “cookies and eggs.”

Our curriculum includes pancakes, crepes, waffles, yeast breads, quick-fix snacks, homemade pizza, cookies and eggs. We also blend in the nutritional value of our preparations and stir in a unit on manners and table etiquette.

It is gratifying to know that connection between eating well and performance is making a difference in the lives of the youth in Districts 47 and 155. Need more in this area ... home economics teachers are a classroom away!

Darlene Buresch-Zoellick

Crystal Lake, Life Skills teacher, Hannah Beardsley Middle School

Loading more

Digital Access

Digital Access
Access nwherald.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, weekend and Sunday packages.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Stay connected to us wherever you are! Get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Plan your weekend and catch up on the news with our newsletters.