Bus Driver Incident
A First Student bus driver was removed from driving for District 204. Peterson Elementary School students reported to their parents after school on Thursday that a school bus driver was screaming profanities and slammed on the brakes, throwing students forward in their seats. Peterson’s principal sent a note to parents following the incident saying, “the driver didn’t exhibit safe driving practices,” and was replaced with a new driver on Friday. An investigation of the incident is now underway.
On Sunday, parents discussed bullying and self-esteem issues affecting Asian and Chinese American students. The event featured guest speakers like Dr. Zhang and Paul Li from the group United Chinese Americans, as well as youth social workers and counselors who spoke about how to effectively respond and support students who are being bullied. The event took place at Living Water Evangelical Church in Naperville and was open to the public.
Strides for Strays
Dozens of dogs descended on Downtown Naperville on Sunday for the annual Strides for Strays Walkathon. Families and their dogs walked 2.5 miles throughout downtown to benefit the homeless animals of A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter. This was the 25th anniversary of the event.
As playoff seeds for girls lacrosse were released last week, strictly bragging rights were on the line when the three seed Waubonsie/Metea Co-Op hosted Benet Academy on Saturday. The game was back and forth all match long, both teams picking up big goals but unable to create any separation. The Redwings scored the last two goals of regulation to push the game into overtime. In the extra period, Anna Schuster scored her sixth goal of the game to help Benet squeak past The Valley by a score of 10 to 9. The regional playoffs begin May 21.
Wonderful World of Wheels
And finally, today the Wonderful World of Wheels made a pit stop at the Whole Foods in Naperville. From police cars and fire trucks to tractors and school buses, tons of fun vehicles were on display for preschool-aged kids to interact with up close. This was the 18th year the Naperville Park District has put on the free event.