As the Evergreen Park District 124 strike continues, parents are faced with the issue of how to keep out-of-school students occupied and educationally engaged.
We pulled together a few local options for you to keep your kids busy as the two sides work toward and agreement.
The Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th Street, is offering a special full day program for Evergreen Park students. The art camp will only take place if enough students register for it. The camp will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at a cost between $40-$50.
Students must bring their own lunches. Instructors from the arts center will teach a variety of classes. You can register by calling 773-445-3838.
Evergreen Park Public Library
The library will be open with its regular hours and has crafts available for all ages and computer games for students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades.
Children under 10 need to be supervised by an adult.
Evergreen Park Recreation Department
Students between fifth and eighth grade can take advantage of activities like ping pong, pool and arcade games at the Community Center between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Oak Lawn Children's Museum
The museum, 5100 Museum Drive in Oak Lawn, is offering half-price admission to Evergreen Park students and their families. Childrens tickets will only be $3 and hours are 9:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Chicago landmark will be offering free admission on Oct. 3 to all Illinois residents. Located at 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, visitors get a hand-on experience exploring various science concepts.
Online Educational Programs
District 124 has posted links to a variety printable worksheets and resources that parents and students can use.