For the 11th consecutive year, the Chicago Bears offered our "Tales to Tackle" reading incentive program to schools across Illinois. The main component of "Tales to Tackle," which is geared towards students in grades K-8, is a reading notebook that features pictures of Bears players, includes a variety of fun activities, and has plenty of space for students to write book reports. This notebook allows the students to keep track of the books that they read during the program.
"Tales to Tackle" took place in classrooms across Illinois this fall. Please contact the Community Relations Department at (847) 739-5308 if you are a teacher interested in offering the program to your students during the 2015-2016 school year.
Do you know a teacher who goes above and beyond? Do you want to recognize him or her for their hard work and dedication? Nominate them to be a Symetra "Hero in the Classroom!" During the 2015 Bears season, 16 exceptional K-12 teachers will be honored. As part of the award, the Heroes will win two tickets to a Bears home game, be recognized at Soldier Field and receive a $1,000 donation for their classroom. Hero selection is based on a teacher's ability to balance the core curriculum with students' individual needs; build trust among students, parents and the community; and invest in their students' long-term success. Nominate your favorite teacher today at SymetraHeroes.com/bears. Symetra "Heroes in the Classroom" is presented locally by Gallagher Benefit Services.
Congratulations to the 2014 Symetra "Hero in the Classroom" honorees: Laura Silverberg of The Cove School, Tricia Malovey of Passages Charter School, Michael Cremins of John F. Kennedy High School, Britt Connell of John Hersey High School, John Beerbower of McHenry West High School, Aprilanne Lynch of Prairie Trail School, Susan Albert of Hawthorn Elementary North School, Cheryl Borden of Child's Voice School, John Ehresman of North Lawndale College Prep High School, Patricia Mastores of Laura B. Sprague School, Adrienne Olmsted of Lake Bluff Middle School, Jeff McQuaid of Wauconda High School, Sue Douglass of George B. Carpenter Elementary School, Karie Sahly of William H. Brown School, Jill Wechselberger of Daniel Wright Junior High School, and Aurora Latifi of Leo Catholic High School.