With a movement to “Ban the Straw,” Emerson Elementary students recognized a need for change in their own school. They created posters, worked to educate fellow classmates, began a petition campaign, and contacted district administrators. As a result, plastic straws are now used in Elmhurst D205 lunchrooms only if requested by students.
The final calendar of the 2018-19 school year was approved by the Board of Education at their April 23 meeting.
Emerson Elementary earns Silver Distinction
Emerson Elementary students are imagining and creating their world through science, technology, engineering, and math. The school’s annual STEM Fest last week challenged students, allowing them to gain hands-on skills in coding/computer programming and design thinking.