In her 20th year of teaching, Littlejohn Elementary School special education teacher Mary Lynn Buckner knows all too well that there remains a long way to go in the fight for disability rights and awareness in this country.
In his first year running Sycamore High School’s Spartan TV program, students of English teacher Gregory D’Addario say he’s had a positive influence on them as they learn about multimedia storytelling in front of and behind the camera.
These days, fourth grade is a bit more high-tech than it used to be. Especially if you’re in Jake Winters’ class at South Prairie Elementary School in Sycamore, where students plot polygons onto paper using small robot and introductory coding software.
At first, the whole situation was very surreal. But as year two is wrapping up for Griffin McNeal, he’s gotten much more used to coaching and teaching where he was a student and an athlete barely eight years ago at Genoa-Kingston School District 424.
Not that it happens a lot, but Sycamore football coach Joe Ryan has seen teams show up at Engh Community Field surprised that the field isn’t turf. It’s a testament, he said, to how well the crew that works on the field keeps not just the main football field but all the fields.