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Newcomers Volunteering!!

Our Newcomer students along with Hersey and Buffalo Grove students, spent an afternoon canvasing voting precincts for the League of Women Voters, "Stroll to the Polls" event.


New website helps students with academics, career resources

To help students navigate opportunities in high school and beyond, High School District 214 has launched a new website that offers quick and easy access to academic and career-focused resources.

The new site,, provides parents and students with tools to build an academic roadmap for their time in high school, and information on authentic learning experiences outside of the classroom. Visit to learn about all the college and career readiness opportunities available in District 214.

Illinois Global Scholars Symposium - Newcomer Students attending, participating, and performing in this year's IGS Global Symposium!


Halloween Bowling Outing with the Newcomers! 


IMG_0339 Students of the First Quarter!  Good job!  


Newcomer Students and Vanguard Students Carving Pumpkins Together with the Help of Our Friends at Arlington Heights Memorial Library!


Newcomer Students and AP Spanish Students from Prospect H.S. - Pen Pals!

Newcomer students meetup with their AP Spanish pen pals from Prospect High School.  Excited for another awesome year of collaboration!


Ringo the Therapy Dog Coming to Pay the Newcomers a Visit!


Another School Year is Underway!  2019-2020 Sunrise Lake Field Trip



Look Who Is Turning 15! - The Newcomer Center is celebrating its 15 year anniversary!!



St. Viator and Newcomer Center Meet-Up!

Newcomer students visited St. Viators and worked on a collaborative project on community building.  Fun was had by all.  Thank you to St. Viators for being such great hosts and welcoming us into their community.


Power of Perspective Symposium at the University of Illinois - Illinois Global Scholars

Newcomer students along with Mr. Perez and Mr. Ramirez participated in the Power of Perspective Symposium.  Newcomer students shared their life stories with new friends and attended interactive, global workshops.  Mr. Perez led a session on recognizing perspective and identifying global citizenship.


Newcomer Center in the News!

Mr. Perez, a Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) Fellow in 2015, presented in Washington D.C. to a group of TGC alumni on the importance of inclusive, global education for all students.


The Newcomer Center in collaboration with the Arlington Heights Memorial Library celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a special community event.


Newcomers Visit the Museum of Science and Industry


First Generation College Visits

Four Newcomer students and parents visited the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and Marquette University as part of District 214's Foundation initiative.   


After School Club with Our Friends from the Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Two times a month, Newcomers stay after school to participate in fun activities and volunteer with our friends from the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.  This year, Newcomers have written holiday cards to incarcerated youths, made holiday crafts, and participated in STEM activities. Having fun can be educational!



A Little Bowling to Celebrate Volunteerism at Newcomers

Newcomers have volunteered over ten hours in the community and as a reward, a little fun with bowling. For some Newcomers, their first time bowling!



Thanksgiving at Newcomers

Newcomer students celebrate their fist Thanksgiving during special luncheon with staff after volunteering to pack food for people in developing countries.IMG_6647



Newcomers at Work with Basket Brigade

On Saturday, November 18th, Newcomer students and staff volunteered to pack food and make Thanksgiving baskets with Basket Brigade, an organization out of Streamwood, IL. Newcomers had a great time giving back to the community and helped to make a difference to many families over the Thanksgiving holiday.


Roosevelt University Tour 2017

Students and staff took a tour of Roosevelt University in Chicago.  This was a great way to prepare Newcomers with post-secondary options and to explore their new city.


Latino Summit 2017

Newcomer students participated in the 17th annual Latino Summit at Harper College.  During the day, local high school students listened to panels of college and professional Latinos.  This year, the keynote speaker was Lt. Governor of Illinois, Evelyn Sanguinetti. Two former Newcomer students were also panelists - Jhoana a soon to be social worker attending Northeastern University and Daniel a soon to be high school math teacher attending the University of Illinois - Chicago, spoke to current Newcomer students and motivated them to consider post-secondary options and to pursue their dreams.


Celebrating First Halloween

Newcomer students had a great time learning how to say "trick or treat" for the first time in English, playing musical chairs, and finding out more about this unique, American holiday. 



Power of Perspective Symposium - Illinois Global Scholars

On Saturday, October 28th, former Newcomer students and Mr. Perez attended the “Power of Perspective” symposium in downtown Chicago.  The event, hosted by the Illinois Global Scholars, offered the opportunity for Newcomer students, along with Mr. Perez, to participate and present their own workshop - “You Bring Out the Newcomer in Me” - while exploring global education and global citizenship.


Team Building at Newcomers

Students and staff kick off the school year at Sunrise Lake in Bartlett, IL.  A great way to build community and meaningful bonding through team building activities.


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