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  • Digital camera (for students’ projects, newsletters, yearbook, etc.)
  • Video Camera
  • Laptop projector (for classroom lessons & presentation)
  • Microscope
  • Balance scale
  • Printer paper
  • Pencils/pens
  • Calculators
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Poster board
  • Pocket folders

A grant from the Ralph and Mildred Johnson fund of the Community Needs Funds of Northern Illinois has provided a grant to purchase the Accelerated Reader Program. To help with the motivation for the reading program incentives would be helpful.

Gift certificates to the following places valued at $5-$20 each will be be used for those in our Accelerated Reader Program:

  • McDonald’s
  • Burger King
  • Pizza
  • Park District Passes
  • Movie Passes
  • Target
  • Wal-Mart
  • Mall
  • Laser Tag
  • Nickel World

What was your favorite book in school? It may become a favorite of a LYDIA student too. Would you consider helping us expand our reading library? We’re accepting new and gently used books, 3rd-12th grade reading level that are interesting to high-school aged teens.

The following books are high interest subjects for our students and at the appropriate reading level:

  • Jumping the Nail by Eve Bunting
  • Chicago Blues by Julie Reece Deaver
  • A Sudden Silence by Eve Bunting
  • Someone was Watching by David Patneaude
  • The Car by Gary Paulsen
  • It Happened to Nancy by Anonymous
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Holes by Louis Sachar
  • Old Ways, New Ways  by Tana Reiff
  • Just for Today by Tan Reiff
  • The Silver Skateboard by Bob Wright

Special Thanks to our Book Donors:

Sarah Circle
First Evangelical Free Church-Rockford
Marcy LeMaster
Renaisance Learning
Rick & Chris Walton