Welcome Center Open House
On Thursday, February 19th, La Grange District 102 unveiled the newly created Welcome Center under the direction of our Family Liaison group. Our Family Liaisons seek to facilitate communication between families, district staff, other families, and community partners to better meet the social and academic needs of our students’ families. 

Please visit our website at www.dist102.k12.il.us/familyliaison 

Please email us at 
liaison@dist102.k12.il.us

The 2020 Census: What You Need to Know
The US Census is a constitutionally required decennial (once every ten years) count of all persons living in the United States.

The data collected during the Census determines representation on a federal, state, and local levels, the distribution of billions of dollars of funding, and provides information used to make decisions about education, business, health care, and many other issues that affect the our community.
Activities related to the Census will take place throughout 2020, but most people will only have to actively participate in March. Learn more on the  2020 Census website , a great resource to learn more about participating in the 2020 Census. 
Black History Month Spotlight
Meet Josephine Holloway, a champion of diversity and one of the first African American Girl Scout troop leaders.

Josephine dreamed of bringing the Girl Scout programming to girls at a local women’s shelter in Nashville Tennessee, and in 1924, she fought for the opportunity to do just that. By the end of the year, more than 300 girls there were engaged in Girl Scout-inspired activities.

In 1933 when minorities in our country still faced staunch racism, Josephine made her first attempt to form an official troop for African American girls, but her request was initially denied. The local council declined, citing the high cost of maintaining separate facilities for blacks. Nevertheless, Josephine pressed on. In 1942, after much perseverance, the region’s first African American Girl Scout troop was established.

With decades of experience serving girls under her belt, Josephine had become a well-respected member of the community and an expert on girls’ issues. She was eventually hired by Girl Scouts as a field advisor for black troops, and she remained in that position until her retirement in 1963. She reportedly supervised over 2,000 African American girls and adults.

Today, girls of all races, religions, and backgrounds gather at Camp Holloway, a historic camp established in her honor, to discover fun and friendship, and the power of girls working, learning, and exploring their world together.

We thank you, Josephine Holloway, for your vision, courage, and passion for bringing Girl Scouting to  all  girls.
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