Day 6: Lincoln Park Zoo, Angry Octopus & Costume shop. Last full day spent visiting Chicago’s free zoo. Late lunch at the Angry Octopus. And a visit to a local costume shop. Why? Because Karen and her murder mystery actors love looking and preparing ahead for the next murder mystery play! Day 7: Return home & ridiculous airport prices
28 days ago, Henry Chung
seal
iguana
giraffe
snow leopard
flamingos
Zebra
angry octopus
neighborhood tree
overpriced airport
going home
Day 5: Cultural Center, Navy Pier, Deep Dish Pizza, River-walk and Ghost & Gangsters What do you do on a Sunday morning in Chicago? Experience some culture & art! Afterwards we toured the Navy Pier, rode the Ferris Wheel & enjoyed Lake Michigan. What else do you do when in Chicago? Must have some deep-dish pizza! Followed by a nice leisurely walk along the Chicago River-walk path. And later another walking tour featuring Ghosts & Gangsters - we visited various sites where tragedy struck, and many lives were lost that not many people know about. And famous gangsters of course!
28 days ago, Henry Chung
bricks
dome
Buddha
Ferris wheel
skyline
navy pier
deep dish
deep dish
river walk
chicago theatre
Day 4: Museum of Science & Industry & Da Book Joint! Spent most of the day at the Museum of Science & Industry: saw planes, trains and a captured German U-Boat. Even found early example of photo-editing in the 1945s. Had lunch near Hyde Park. Two students were prepared to share some poetry at an open mic opportunity, but we found out that the special event speaker rescheduled. The weather wasn’t the best so we found some areas to do a little shopping.
28 days ago, Henry Chung
stars
science
nervous system
skeleton
train
airplane
cockpit
U-boat
photo-editing
all aboard
Day 3: Stopped in Chinatown to check out the Chinese American Museum where we learned about Chinese culture and early immigrants in the Chicago area. Visited a few shops and had Dim Sum for lunch – some students had never experienced this type of meal – a variety of small dishes of dumplings, meats, rice & noodles. We walked off the meal with a tour of the Willis Tower and Skydeck.
28 days ago, Henry Chung
Chinatown
why
immigrant
ACM2
time capsule
ACM
Dim Sum
2nd City
Landon
Skydeck
Day 2: Chicago Shedd Aquarium, Buckingham Fountain/Plaza, Art Institute of Chicago, Water Tower Place, Murder Mystery Walking Tour. We saw dolphins, belugas, sea lion, penguins & a yellow submarine, ancient & modern art, found our Lego counterparts, solved a murder and learned a lot about Chicago’s early & shady history.
28 days ago, Henry Chung
Street art
Shedd
Yellow sub
LegoAddie
BuckinghamFountain
Woven Art
Farmer & Daughter
MurderMysteryTour
End of the Mystery
skyline
6 students & 2 staff spent several days in the Chicago area taking in the city, life and culture different to what they're used to in rural Minnesota. We took along our "flat people" Vern & Cindy Schroeder (students pick staff that cannot come with us so are made into flat people that we can take them with us!) We took a riverboat tour and wander around to get acquainted with the area. (One 1st time flyer, hotel, Millennium Park, the Bean – was closed for renovations, Chicago River, unique architecture, Buckingham Fountain, the Bean (better pic).
28 days ago, Henry Chung
Day 1a
Day 1b
millennium park
Bean
Chicago River
unique structures
Buckingham fountain
The Bean
Big thank you to all the NLCS friends and families. 2023-24 is officially in the books and the students are on their way home. please have a safe and relaxing summer. We'll see you again in August.
about 1 month ago, Mike Hamernick
2024 Graduation. While this marks the smallest number of graduating students in our history, these students have exemplified great resiliency. Having to start their high school journey in the midst of "distance-learning" they struggled and have come out on top! Each student shared their experiences and words of wisdom (graduation requirement.) Congratulations 2024 grads!
about 1 month ago, Henry Chung
Congrats!
grads & mike
awards
pre
Anne
Deagen
Landon
Conri
Today is the day! You have 6 hours of school remaining, seniors!
about 1 month ago, Mike Hamernick
day 1
More pictures from the lake.
about 1 month ago, Mike Hamernick
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sunglasses
wade
stare
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Pictures from the lake.
about 1 month ago, Mike Hamernick
bass
joust
ball
fins
staff 2
dog
swim
swords
staff
deegs
Well, I tell you what. With all the activities today, if the kids aren't tired tonight. I don't know what would wear them out. We started the day with our last EE (environmental ed) activities for the year and then made our way to the Legion Beach for a day at the lake. There was swimmin', fishin', s'mores, and all kinds of running around. And the weather was perfect! Those strange, colorful things are wallets made from plastic bags.
about 1 month ago, Mike Hamernick
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bucket
iron
greenhouse
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wallet
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more mess
Two days to go, seniors! Make them count!
about 2 months ago, Mike Hamernick
2 days
Summer learning opportunities - July 22-24 or Aug 5-7. Scan the code or visit the website to register. Students can work with their advisors for credit.
about 2 months ago, Mike Hamernick
poster
Josie's crew visited Duluth and the Great Lakes Aquarium last week.
about 2 months ago, Mike Hamernick
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bridge
water
boat
bird
lighthouse
This is the last week of school for 2023-24. Seniors have 3 days to go!
about 2 months ago, Mike Hamernick
3 days
Some more pictures from Donna's crew at Amnicon State Falls last week.
about 2 months ago, Mike Hamernick
selfie
flower girls
big group
staff
log
rock
falls
rock
rocks
fishing
Donna's crew is visiting Jay Cooke State Park today. Looks like it was a good day to get outside.
about 2 months ago, Mike Hamernick
group 1
group 2
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bridge
sticks
fishing
sunglasses
mud
river
I just had to post a few more pics from yesterday. There were too many good ones not to share. You know they're having fun when they're wet and covered in mud, but still smiling. Thank you Hartley staff for coming to work with us. Check them out of you're ever in the Duluth area. https://hartleynature.org/
2 months ago, Mike Hamernick
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art
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sorting
Hartley Nature Center (Duluth) came to visit today. Students participated in various activities involving Owls, Insects & Spiders, Nature Art, local Geology and Geo-Caching (hosted by Karen/Benita.)
2 months ago, Henry Chung
bug catching
geology
nature-art
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