What does the word creativity mean? To be creative, as many define it, is to invent and make something that was not previously thought or designed. Yet, how does one create when society is not designed for this freedom of thought process? In her recent book, Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and now […]
Every day students are learning and growing. As a school community, we often don’t get to see what is going on in their world. Take a minute to watch this short video clip to hear from a few CMS student voices about what they learned in the month of September.
We are excited to introduce our newest Caruso bluejay team members. Take a moment to learn more about our new staff (click the picture!). Please join me in welcoming them to our Caruso family!
This blog post is dedicated to retiring band teacher Toni Slepak. This June, Toni will retire after 36 years of teaching! Toni began her “teaching” career in junior high school. While in school, Toni got paid by her teacher to help other students. Toni continued her one-on-one instruction into high school where she had her […]
This post is dedicated to retiring Caruso Music teacher, Darlene Hoffenberg. Darlene retires this June after 40 years in teaching. Darlene first started her teaching career in Lake Forest and Highland Park, but for the majority of her teaching career, she taught Music at Caruso Middle School in Deerfield. The following clip (it is best […]
This blog post is dedicated to Donna Marshall, current Spanish Teacher at Caruso Middle School who is retiring this June. After 33 years as a teacher (26 years as a Spanish teacher at Caruso Middle School), Donna is ready to start her next adventure. Her most immediate plans of retiring will be traveling to Africa […]
What is community? According to the article What is Community Culture?, community is defined as “…the shared set of beliefs, expectations, values, desires and rituals that influence the ways in which individuals, groups, and teams will interact with one another and collaborate to achieve common objectives.” As I reflect upon this definition of community,the words, […]
A few days ago the Emmy’s took place in California and I unfortunately didn’t get a chance to watch the awards ceremony. However, a few days later, I heard that during Aaron Paul’s (no relation!) acceptance speech, he praised his wife’s work in creating an organization that promotes kindness to other girls (to see Aaron’s […]
Over 27 years ago I started my journey in education; with my stuffed animals, notebook and a pencil. While the days of playing school with my stuffed animals are long over, my desire to help others learn has never ended. Who I am and what I believe to be true as an educator can not […]