Sunday, January 27, 2013
A New Lenox Brownie from Troop # 107, Alex Sheridan, has gotten lots of media attention since news broke that she came to her mom's rescue.
In case you missed it, 9-year-old Alex Sheridan, a third grader at Haines Elementary School, is being called a hero for saving her diabetic mother after a harrowing ride that ended in a car crash in Frankfort. The little girl's story has hit the airwaves too. So far it's been featured on ABC, NBC and WLS Talk Radio. Readers might like: Two ways to stay connected:
Friday, January 25, 2013
A 9-year-old New Lenox girl is celebrated as a hero for saving her mother and herself. Frankfort Fire Protection District Awards her the "Golden Duck."
New Lenox's 9-year-old Alex Sheridan today is being called a hero. After her mother went into a diabetic coma a week ago while driving home from a basketball game in Lockport, the third-grader from Haines Elementary School turned off the ignition and stopped the car. While Jennifer has been a diabetic since the age of 5, this is the first time that a drop in blood sugar put her and Alex in jeopardy. It was about 8 p.m. when the two were leaving in the family's Volkswagen Beetle. Then Jennifer lost all reference to her surroundings. "I was out of it." She was driving erratically and traveling at a rate of speed that got up to 70 mph at one point on secondary roads in the pitch black. Reader's might like: Friday ABC 7 News featured Alex and …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A New Lenox third-grader is being called a hero for responding to her diabetic mother's dangerous drop in blood sugar while driving.
Alex Sheridan, 9, a third-grader at New Lenox's Haines Elementary School, is being called a hero for her quick response to her mom's medical condition. Jennifer Sheridan, 42, was just leaving a Lockport High School basketball game, where she and Alex had watched a cousin's game, when she experienced a sudden drop in blood sugar. From there, a normal 13-minute ride home turned into a harrowing experience. While Jennifer has been a diabetic since the age of 5, this is the first time that a drop in blood sugar put her and Alex in jeopardy. It was about 8 p.m. when the two were leaving in the family's Volkswagen Beetle. Then Jennifer lost all reference to her surroundings. "I was out of it." She was driving erratically and traveling at a rate …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Haines School Principal Jackie Miller is planning to retire at the end of the school year.
New Lenox School District 122 administrators announced Jan. 16 that Haines School Principal Jackie Miller is retiring at the end of the school year. Her retirement calls for a shift of assignments. Oster-Oakview School Principal Mark Fleming is assigned next year to head-up Haines Elementary School. Previously, Fleming served as assistant principal at Haines. In addition, Theresa Baumann, who has served in the role of assistant principal at Caroline Bentley and Nelson Ridge Schools, will be taking on the chief leadership role as principal at Oster-Oakview School. Speaking about Baumann, Jennifer Zimmerman, NLSD122 communications coordinator, said, "she has been an integral part of New Lenox School District 122 since 2003, when she began …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Haines School teacher Jill Jandacek receives classroom supplies worth $1,000 for her commitment to students.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Haines 3rd grade teacher Jill Jandacek was 1 of only 1,000 nationwide who, on Oct. 4, had "A Day Made Better." Ms. Jandacek was nominated by Principal Jackie Miller to receive a special surprise visit from OfficeMax, and receive $1,000 of classroom supplies based on her great organization, her commitment to her students, but most of all for having a classroom that respects, encourages, and appreciates that children are all different and they should be allowed to be themselves. OfficeMax is located at 1520 N Larkin Ave, Joliet, IL 60435 Look to New Lenox Patch for all the updated news and issues throughout the communtiy.