Band and Orchestra
Fourth and Fifth graders who are interested in playing an instrument are encouraged to join band (woodwind, brass, percussion) or orchestra (strings) starting in the fall of each year.
Young Authors’ Contest
The Young Authors’ Conference, held each year in May at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, is an event sponsored by the Illinois Language and Literacy Council, in conjunction with the Illinois Reading Council. Designed as a celebration to honor exceptional writing by students in grades K through 8, the conference provides an opportunity for these young writers to meet published authors and to hear how the authors themselves create the characters and stories that have become their books.