| November 2, 2013


The following East Leyden High School students were honored at the EXCEPTIONAL EAGLE BREAKFAST on Thursday, October 10, 2013, at 7:00 a.m. at the school.  The monthly breakfast is held to recognize students for their extraordinary effort, special achievements, and academic excellence.  Parents and nominating teachers also are invited to attend.

The students and the departments they represent are:  Olivia Chadwell, Art; Maria Calderone, Bilingual/ESL; Michael Vaiana, Business Education; Eula Bayan, English; Alan Herrera, Family and Consumer Sciences; Cody Johnson, Individual Achievement; Damian Romanek, Industrial Technology; Daisy Hernandez, Literacy; Samantha Zito, Mathematics; Dulce Paz, Modern Languages; Christopher Szeszol, Music; Ian Montesinos, Physical Education;  Ivan Dimitrov, Science; Cynthia Garcia, Social Studies; Chris Padilla, Student Aide; and Nicole Roberto, Kerri Predovich, Nicole Binkowski, Mikaela Manzella, and Victoria Contreras, ACCESS.


The following West Leyden High School students were honored at the Student of the Month Breakfast held on Thursday, October 4, 2013, in the Eagle’s Wing at the school.  The monthly breakfast is held to recognize students for their extraordinary effort, special achievements, and academic excellence.  Parents and nominating teachers also are invited to attend.

Subject Student Name
Art Jennifer Dominguez
BRIDGE/LIFE Irving Castellanos
Business Education Samantha Velazquez
Credit Recovery Daniel Vargas
District Excellence – the Principal's Award Rebecca Golden
English Juan Trinidad
Family & Consumer Sciences Alex Del Rio
Guided Study Brissa Gutierrez
Industrial Technology Dakota Bonora
Literacy Hernan Saucedo
Mathematics Gianna Gibbons
Modern Languages Rolando Barajas
Music Geza Mendoza
Personal Achievement (SPED) Jonathan Ostermeier
Physical Education Salvador Salgado
Science Kevin Jaques
Social Studies Edgar Ibarez


Leyden High School District 212 and The Franklin Park/Schiller Park Chamber of Commerce are hosting the 2013 Leyden Career Fair and Business Expo on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 12:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., in the field house at East Leyden High School, 3400 Rose St., Franklin Park.  The fair is free and open to students, parents, community members, and businesses.

This event features local businesses and current business partners offering information on seasonal, part-time, and full-time employment.  Representatives from Triton College also will be available to offer information on continuing education opportunities to those community members interested in pursuing a new career or learning new skills. In addition, Rich Williams, Director of Career Services at Triton College, will be available to review resumes and offer suggestions on how to write a professional resume.  Williams also invites community members to visit the career services department prior to the job fair for tips on job interviews and resumes.

In addition, there will be representatives from Triton’s architecture, engineering, healthcare, and computer technology departments.  They will be available to discuss the programs and requirements.  Triton also will be awarding three $300 vouchers to be used for classes at the college.

Last year, 77 businesses and more than 700 visitors participated, giving job-seekers the chance to meet with company representatives, ask questions and in some cases, fill-out job applications on the spot.  Some of the businesses, companies, and schools that will be represented include A-1 Tool Corp., FirstMerit Bank, Franklin Park Fire Department, Ms. Roberts Beauty Academy, Pioneer Press, Schiller Park Recreation Department, Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology, Sam’s Club, Symbol Job Training, Triton College, and West Suburban Special Recreation Association.

Visitors will also have the chance to talk with faculty and staff from District 212 and Triton College to learn about the latest trends in career planning and technology.

For general information, as well as information on how to include a representative from your business or company at the event, contact Fran Brady, Director of Careers, at 847-451-3031 and fbrady@leyden212.org.

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Barbara is the publisher of People and Places Newspaper which she started in August of 2011. A lifelong resident of Schiller Park, she always felt it important that residents needed to be kept informed about their communities. Since newspaper coverage for Schiller Park stopped about twenty years ago, she made it a goal to bring a newspaper back to the area. She tries to include all of Leyden Township in her reporting and wants to keep true with the mission of the paper to "inform, educate and entertain."

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