Forest Park I.E. Celebrates 40th Anniversary


The reunion was a celebration of Forest Park I.E. School being a District 86 magnet school for 40 years. Forest Park is the only public school in Illinois that is based on the Adlerian philosophy where students are taught to demonstrate the 4R's: Respectfulness, Responsibility, Resourcefulness, and Responsiveness. The celebrate the 40th anniversary, Forest Park I.E.'s School motto this year was "40 Deeds & 40 Needs." Students performed 40 acts of kindness this year.  Activities have included: making blankets for the Ronald McDonald House; decorating place mats for Meals on Wheels, Serving hot chocolate to the school bus drivers, collecting hats for Lurie Children's Hospital, and hosting a canned food drive for the Forest Park Community Center. The school also created a wish list on Amazon of 40 needs that will benefit students. The Picnic was held at Forest Park I.E. School and the Forest Park Neighborhood Park. Current and former Forest Park students, families, and staff members toured the school, looked through old yearbooks and pictures, played outdoor games, and enjoyed food together while reminiscing about Forest Park School.

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