school supplies

You Matter 2 volunteers raise funds for school supplies giveaway

Try being a carpenter without a hammer.
Try being a plumber without a wrench.
It doesn’t work well.

Try being a student without a backpack, pens, pencils, erasers, folders, binders, glue sticks, scissors, pencil cases, markers, crayons, notebooks, index cards and highlighters.
You Matter 2 aims to see that area students are well-equipped to succeed as the new semester begins soon.

Back to School 2019

Welcome to the Chronicle's 2019 Back to School special section. Inside you'll find 

  • a story about school bus safety and a unique approach to the public service announcement on the subject.
  • information about how school food services deal with students' food allergies. 
  • a look at the challenges school nurses face in addressing a variety of student needs.
  • enhancements to technology for teachers at H-F High School.
  • a project by a youth philanthropic organization to make sure all students have access to school supplies.
  • an inspiring story about a student who is going from Prairie State College to Stanford University.

As back to school lists grow, parents have options in buying supplies

As students return to the classroom, back to school shopping can be overwhelming, pricey and time consuming. It’s not uncommon for kids, some as young as 6 or 7, to head to school with more than 20 required items – everything from pencils, crayons and markers to highlighters, folders, Ziploc bags, six-quart containers and earphones.

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