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You might remember this group from back in the spring when the pandemic was just revving up. The Circle Book Club at Bremen High School teamed up with the Midlothian Police Department to purchase and distribute sidewalk chalk to community members. Click here for the story public in the Daily Southtown.
At the beginning of this school year, Bremen Circle Book Club members once again brainstormed ideas on how to continue giving back to the school and community.
“We knew we wouldn’t be in the building every day, and we wanted our donation to be useful given what we’d learned about virtual instruction last spring. We figured pencils and pens wouldn’t hold the same value as they usually would, so we came up with the idea of earbuds,” says Book Club Sponsor Andrea Ignelzi.
Both teachers and students have discovered how handy earbuds can be with both remote learning (all students are learning from home) and blended learning (some students are in the building learning and some are learning from home). The Circle Book Club purchased close to 250 pairs of earbuds and have already provided over 140 sets.
“Circle is happy to provide a tool that may seem inconsequential but will have a big impact on success as we navigate this new blended learning territory together,” says Ignelzi.
The Book Club is currently working with teachers to distribute the remaining pairs of headphones to students. Needless to say, the gift won’t go to waste!
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