The Gladiator is our school mascot. We are the Gower Gladiators.
The Gladiator is the mascot for our school sports.
Green and white are our school colors.
The Kiva is in the Gower school library.
We mostly read in the Kiva. Other times we gather in there for guest speakers or meetings.
Ms. Flynn: Cheerleading - 11 girls on J.V. and the same for Varsity. There are more than 50 cheers.
Mr. Hey: Soccer - 25 boys on the team. Coached the team for 7 years. 6 wins and 3 loses last season
Mr. Hey/ Mrs. Kirby: Cross Country - 46 girls and 40 boys on the team.
Mr. Hey/ Mr. Rehr: Basketball - 18 boys and 18 girls. Both teams won their first game.
Mr. Rehr: Football – 30 boys and 2 girls on the football team.
Mrs. Bailey: Volleyball - 12 girls on the team.
Mrs. Hoffmeyer: Volleyball - 12 boys on the team.
Facts on the Teachers who Coach the Sports
Kids having Fun!!! Made by Ashley and Laura
Kids our age do many things. American, Italian, Jamaican, African, Chinese, it doesn’t matter where you are from. We love to have fun!!!!!!!!
Kids do sports, watch TV, play video games, read, listen to music, draw, and go on the computer. We are all alike. We eat, sleep, breathe, and play!!
Go to our next page for the 5th grade poll results about what Gower Middle School students like to do for fun.
Sports - soccer=23 basketball=39 football=33 baseball=31vollyball=21 tennis=14 Dance=26 golf=15 swimming=14 T.V. – Disney=53 Nick=39 tlc=10 M tv=48 Vh1=11 Video games Game cube= 30 playstation=50 x box=34 nintendo d.s=30 gameboy=20 Books fiction=61 non-fiction=35 realistic fiction=52 drama/play=6 Music hip hop=42 rap=41 pop=18 country=15 rock=46 tecno=14 classical=10 classic rock=15 Drawing cartoons=45 self portraits=12 animals=12 realistic=29 fiction=50 Computers internet=90 c-d roms=42 Other =67 5th grade results
The students at Gower Middle School live in either Burr Ridge or Willowbrook. These suburbs are located about 30 minutes from Chicago which is the largest city in Illinois.
Burr Ridge is located 25 miles outside of Chicago. Burr Ridge
Burr Ridge’s population is 10,408.
Burr Ridge is 25 miles outside of Chicago.
2,158 of the population are children under 14 years old.
Willowbrook's population is 8967.
Willowbrook Willowbrook is located 21.33 miles outside of Chicago and would take an estimated 30 minutes to reach from Chicago.
Chicago Landmarks This is a picture of the Chicago Skyline. Chicago is considered one of the most beautiful cities in all of America. Chicago is located on Lake Michigan, one of the five Great Lakes. This gives us many wonderful beaches.
Navy Pier was inspired by the 1909 Plan for Chicago, which called for two large piers projecting into Lake Michigan. Built at a time when Chicago was a major inland port, "Municipal Pier No. 2" (the other pier was never built) was originally designed to accommodate shipping facilities. The structure's name was changed in 1927 to honor those who served in the U.S. Navy during World War I. Today Navy Pier is one of Chicago’s biggest tourist attractions. Along with the giant Ferris Wheel, there are other rides and many restaurants and shops. You can also take boat rides on Lake Michigan or hear a variety of bands.
Buckingham Fountain is funded by philanthropist Kate Buckingham in memory of her brother. Buckingham Fountain is one of the nation's finest fountains and a public icon of Chicago. It is the centerpiece of Grant Park, the city's grand "front yard," and is set within a handsomely landscaped garden, one of the city's finest examples of a Beaux-Arts-style landscape design.
Chicago Water Tower is one of the only buildings left standing after the Chicago Fire. The fire wiped out most of the city, but as you can see, it has been rebuilt. To the right of the tower in the second picture is the John Hancock Building.
Illinois History By: Shelby B. and Hanna M.
1908 Chicago Cubs win their second World Series 1986 Chicago Bears win Super Bowl XX 2005 Chicago White Sox win their third World Series History 1871 Chicago fire destroys much of Chicago
Sports of Chicago By Naveen, Vinay, Frank Hi there, friends!
The Sports teams of Chicago The Chicago Bulls – A Basketball team The Chicago White Sox-A Baseball team The Chicago Cubs – A Baseball team The Chicago Fire – The Soccer Team The Chicago Bears – The Football Team The Chicago Blackhawks – A Hockey Team The Chicago Wolves – A Hockey Team
Chicago Sports By Dominic and Stefan
Popular Sports in Chicago
The Bulls won five championships.
Ben Wallace is the key player for the 2006-07 Bulls.
The coach’s name is Scott Skiles.
The Bulls play at the United Center Stadium.
The Chicago Bears are in the playoffs.
One of the Bears’ key players is Brian Urlacker.
Their main rival is the Green Bay Packers.
Bret Farve who is on the Packers is a always a threat to the Bears.
Bad and Good Weather in Illinois By Danny
In our state we sometimes have bad storms.
We have tornadoes, drought, floods, hail, and thunderstorms.
To escape from this weather we usually go into our basements for shelter.
To see what good weather we have see the next page.
Most of the time we have good weather like a sunny, warm day, or a nice snowy day.
Our winters are cold and snowy, but summers are usually hot.
It would be cool if you were here to enjoy our weather with us.
Welcome to Springfield
Springfield is the capital of Illinois. You can see where it is in the picture on the bottom left. The nickname is The Land of Lincoln. Abe Lincoln was the 16 th president of the United States, and he lived in Illinois. Where the star is, is where Springfield is located in Illinois.
Illinois is our state name.
The capital is Springfield.
The main crops of Illinois are corn and soy beans.
The largest city is Chicago.
The state flower is the Violet.
The state bird is the cardinal.
These are the maps of our state where we live. Chicago