CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. Matt Wesley, 8th Grade US History teacher at Northwood Middle School & our FEBRUARY “Teacher of the Month” WINNER from Home State Bank on Star 105.5! Enjoy a copy of the winning letter below!
"Although I am a former student of his I can gladly say that when someone asks me who my favorite teacher is/was I can gladly say Mr. Wesley. He was just the most amazing teacher in and out of class. He was at school early and late in order to help you understand in class. He also coaches sports and takes the 8th graders on their yearly field trip to Washington DC. He has done so much for the school and students. He is always also an extremely funny teacher! He knows ways to help you in class and he’s always fair. Mr. Wesley is the most amazing teacher I've met in all the schools I've gone to. All of the reasons above are all the reasons why Mr. Wesley should win Teacher of the Month!" - Student, Megan
Mr. Matt Wesley & Home State Banking Center Manager, Lesley Smith
Group pic with Mr. Wesley & Lesley
CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs. Aubrey Francis, Social Science teacher at McHenry West High School & our January “Teacher of the Month” WINNER from Home State Bank on Star 105.5! Enjoy a “touching” copy of the winning letter below!
"There can be many reasons why I describe Mrs. Francis to be an extraordinary teacher. Inside and outside the classroom Mrs. Francis is a genuine human being who has a heart of gold and cares for all others. She cares for all of her students and is the head of the National Honor Society at our school. I was battling a hardship in my life and she was the only one who noticed it and had the courage to do something about it. I gave up on schoolwork, being happy, and just doing anything all together. She once pulled me out of our class one day and she said to me, "Forget AP History right now, because I am worried about your well being more than your grade." She went through hoops to make sure I did the work that I needed, I was happy along the side, and eventually got me through my first semester of Junior year with a passing grade in a class I thought I was going to fail, since it was an Advanced Placement class. And it's not just me, because Mrs. Francis cares for all students and all people in general. She always tells me, "Miss Rachel, remember, let everything roll off of you like water on the back of a duck." (you know, because ducks have oil on their feathers). A trustworthy, considerate teacher like Mrs. Francis deserves to be recognized for her incredible actions." - Rachel, student
Teacher, Mrs. Francis…Letter writer, Rachel…Home State Banking Center Manager, Meggan Whitehead
Principal, Marsha Potthoff joins teacher & student
Mrs. Francis, Rachel & Star 105.5’s DJ Clinto