For nearly fifty years Jonathan Kozol has dedicated his life to addressing the increasingly complex and urgent issues that face public education, including the challenge of providing equal opportunities to every child, regardless of racial origin or economic status. He is among the most respected and eloquent writers and speakers on public education. He has had numerous books on multiple best seller lists and has been the recipient of many national awards including the National Book Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and numerous others. He will speak Wednesday September 26 at 7pm in the auditorium of DeKalb High School. The title of his talk is “Fire In the Ashes: The Deepening Crisis in Our Public Schools- Victims and Survivors.” The presentation is free and open to all.
Kozol is currently the most widely read and highly honored education writer in America and was called “today’s most eloquent spokesman for America’s disenfranchised” by the Chicago Sun-Times.
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You don’t have to be a senior citizen to attend the 2012 Senior Citizens Health Fair on Thursday, July 26th. Whether you care for a senior or have reached that status, you will find useful information, free health tests and lots of friendly service providers. So many people wanted to participate last year; they decided to move to bigger facilities at the DeKalb High School (501 West Dresser Road, DeKalb). The fair will run from 9 until noon so come early and enjoy refreshments and a chance to visit.
Among the more than 70 service providers sharing information and answering questions will be free tests and exams including: dental health, body mass index testing, diabetic foot screenings, blood pressure, massage, vision and hearing screenings. Also at the fair will be an amplified phone demonstration for senior citizens with impaired hearing.
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Relay For Life of DeKalb County is this Saturday, June 2nd at the DeKalb High School, 501 West Dresser Drive, DeKalb. Relay For Life raises funds for the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving programs. That allows them to help people get well, stay well, find cures and fight back!
As of this writing, 336 participants in 51 teams have signed up and $53,855 raised right here in DeKalb County this year. Relay For Life is an overnight relay-style event. Teams of people camp out around a track. Members of each team then take turns walking around the track for the duration of the event. Food, games and activities provide entertainment and fundraising opportunities. It is a family-friendly environment for the entire community.
Teams may arrive at 3:30 pm to start setting up their campsites. The event will kick off with the Opening Ceremony at 6 pm Saturday and will go until 6 am the following morning. They Relay all night because cancer never sleeps- so neither will they!
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DeKalb High School is excited to present their first Musical at its new facility. “West Side Story” is filled with a full cast of talented students, beautiful music played from the new orchestra pit, and a backdrop of New York City streets presented with the new state of the art fly system.
This event will be presented Thursday, May 16th through Saturday, May 19th at 7:00 pm and Sunday, May 20th at 2:00 pm. Tickets are available online through www.dhstickets.com or at the door. $10.00 for general admission, and $5.00 for students, children and senior citizens. Call Angel Smith at 815-754-2120 with questions. DeKalb High School is located at 501 W. Dresser Rd. in DeKalb.
Tuesday, April 3rd, is the 2012 Community Expo. This year the expo will be held at the new DeKalb High School Field House, 501 West Dresser, in DeKalb. Join the DeKalb and Sycamore Chambers for this FREE community event that features fun for the whole family.
Come to learn about area businesses and services. Enjoy tons of free local food and fun giveaways. Get all the information about NIU Huskie Athletics and the DeKalb County Liners Baseball!
There will be a Business to Business Only time between 3:00 – 4:00pm. The Expo will be open to the public from 4pm-7pm Tuesday evening. The Community Expo is hosted by both the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce and the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce.
The 57th Annual DeKalb Kiwanis Pancake Day will be held at the new DeKalb High School this Saturday, March 3rd. Tickets are $6 for adults in advance ($7 at the door) and children (6-12) are a $4 donation.
Kiwanis is a worldwide service organization for people who want to become personally involved in making their community a better place to live. The Kiwanis Club of DeKalb was chartered January 21, 1921. It its first 90 years the club has sponsored over 500 projects and activities which emphasize “serving the children of DeKalb and the world”. The club reads to pre-schoolers and buys books, hands out kid ID kits, sponsors library cards and flies American Flags on the flag holidays.
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