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Celebrate Learning: Join Us for a 25th Anniversary Celebration of Beyond the Books!

Join us for Beyond the Books Educational Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Celebration! Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 1-4pm at Evans Junior High School 2901 Morrissey Drive, Bloomington
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Grant brings Ozobots, Spheros, robots and more than 160 K-8 students together

Ozobots, Spheros, robots, and more than 160 students in grades K-8— both girls and boys — occupied every corner of Normal Community West High School on December 9, 2016, for the "Girls Who Code" event.
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Normal West brings masterpieces home with 'Museum Project'

From The Pantagraph: Beth Smith knows how hard it is for elementary, middle and high school classes to go to a museum, so she’s bringing the museum to them. Smith, an art teacher at Normal Community West High School, is the mind behind the “Museum Project,” an effort to give McLean County Unit 5 teachers access to portable masterpieces reproduced in large-scale by NCWHS students.
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Holocaust survivor

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Beyond the Books Education Foundation provided a grant that allowed Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan to speak to sixth graders at Bloomington Junior High School.
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