Cicero students spent August preparing for the start of a new school year, and the town was ready to help with several back-to-school events.
Working with District 99 and Morton 201 High School District, Town President Larry Dominick hosted the sixth annual Back to School fair on August 10 at Unity Junior High. Volunteers, staff and faculty handed out school supplies while students received free physical and dental exams and tuberculosis shots if needed. They also enjoyed food, entertainment, and kids brought home free books
“The district gave supplies, notebooks, pens – they had everything,” said resident Margarita Rodriguez. Her son attends Unity while her daughter goes to Morton East.
“This is one big celebration that we put together to make sure that families are happy,” said Rudy Hernandez, District 99 superintendent.
On August 18, the Military Families of Cicero United held its annual Back to School Brigade, a program aimed to help military children by providing school supplies and support.
“This is an important event for our families, especially when one of the parents is deployed,” said Maureen Carroll, director of MFCU.
The back-to-school events continued at Summer in the Park, where Cicero families enjoyed one more week of fun before classes returned.
“This town is dedicated to helping our kids and families as much as possible,” said Town President Larry Dominick. “These events provide resources for students so they can learn and get good jobs when they leave school.
Morton 201 started classes on August 13 while District 99 returned on August 28.