Bear Facts

Rows and rows of books to choose from, but how? LZHS English teachers have pages of advice.

Life’s an open book

Sadie Good, Bear Facts Contributor
May 9, 2022
Jenna Moller, Learning & Innovation Hub coordinator, recommends all students take advantage of the author visits to inform themselves on the multitude of professions they can go into. “While youre in high school and people are providing these opportunities, you should take them because when you are older and life is just too busy, you dont always have opportunities to explore things that arent in your direct scope of daily life, so take advantage of opportunities when you can,” Moller said.

Book a visit with the “prose”

Sasha Kek, LZ Life Editor
January 24, 2022
Elizabeth Tise, English teacher, grew up in a Romanian household, and notices there is a difference between American and immigrant parents. “Because American society is so diverse and we are made up of a modge podge of different cultures, the lines get really blurry between what is politically correct and what is not politically correct,” Tise said. “Romania is a very small country, its a very particular culture and its a very, very old culture. Weve been around since before the Roman Empire - before we were conquered by the Roman Empire, it was called Dachia; Romanian culture is older than Rome itself. Its been around forever, so because that culture is very much established and very deeply rooted, and its had a much longer time to develop, I think thats why its a little bit more stringent than American culture.”

Boundless achiever

Sasha Kek, LZ Life Editor
December 17, 2021
Steen Metz, Holocaust survivor, presents his autobiography to the English I students about his experience in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp.

Ensuring students never forget

Sasha Kek, Secretary
February 26, 2021
Final exams are supposed to be a way of checking for retained mastery of class material. Instead, they test the ability to cram and memorize information before you forget it again.

Traditional final exams need to go

Adam Monnette, Live Media Manager
January 29, 2021
Rose Weismann, literacy resource center aide, working at her home office. In the past few months, she says she has been busier now than ever as she helps students navigate the difficulties of digital learning.

Getting it write

Caroline Sun, Digital Editor-in-Chief
January 10, 2021
Next week for LZs second annual holiday book drop, both students and adults alike will be able to pick up and keep any wrapped books they find.

Holiday book drop to bring spirit of giving

Caroline Sun, Digital Editor-in-Chief
December 13, 2019
Jordan Addison, new English teacher, stands with his students in Alaska. His students wear their school spirit in form of t-shirts and hoodies as he supports the team.

Aloha Hawaii, aloha Illinois

Kaitlin Geisler, Social Media Manager
August 20, 2019

Teaching where they were taught

Caroline Sun, Co-Web Editor-in-Chief
February 11, 2019
Adults attending the adult English classes held at the high school stand and act out a common conversation with partners. By repeating words and using visuals, Sharon Brown, ESL teacher for the adult English classes and ESL teacher at Middle School North, says that she can begin bringing in higher level material to continue increasing the ESL learners throughout the new course.

Late night language learning

Megan Monoson, Magazine Editor-in-Chief
October 26, 2017

Haiku poetry event

Camille Shim, staff writer
May 2, 2016
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