Evergreen Park Dist. 124
School District 124 provides free vision, hearing, speech, language, basic concepts knowledge, and fine and gross motor skills screenings for children 3 to 5 years old who are not yet in kindergarten. Children eligible can qualify for special programs. For more information call Jean Hector at 423-0951, Ext. 2140.
Volunteers for Moraine Valley Community College’s Literacy Program are currently being recruited to tutor adults who read, write or compute math at or below a ninth-grade level or who need additional help in learning English.
Tutors commit to teaching basic reading, math, computer, or English skills to an assigned student for two hours each week for one year. Regular meeting days and times are decided by the tutor and the student. The literacy program offers tutoring at local libraries, the main campus in Palos Hills and college extension centers in Blue Island and Tinley Park. Tutors can choose a location close to their work or home.
Volunteers should be high school graduates over the age of 18. Teaching experience is not required. Volunteers must complete 12 hours of mandatory training, which can be completed online at cyberdriveillinois.com or at the college in September.
To volunteer or for more information, call 608-4151.
Oak Lawn High
Oak Lawn Community High School will hold its 2013-14 schedule/textbook pick-up days on Tuesday, Aug. 6 and Wednesday, Aug. 7 in the media center from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Parents/legal guardians will need to show proof of residency by providing a current driver’s license or state ID of parent/guardian indicating an address within the district; mortgage or rental documentation in the name of parent/guardian indicating the same address within the district; and two utility bills (other than cell phone) in the name of parent/guardian indicating the same address within the district. Questions about proof of residency can be directed to Maria Vanderwarren at 741-5602. Students who pick-up their schedule/textbooks after Aug. 14 will be assessed a $50 late fee.
Families who are new to the school district and have not yet registered or selected courses should contact Vanderwarren to begin the registration process prior to the schedule/textbook pick-up days.
Enrollment fees for the 2013-14 school year includes a $365 general fee and additional fees for items such as driver education training, yearbooks, newspapers, and student parking requests. Fee payments are due upon registration. Additional information is available online at olchs.org.