Since making our twice weekly rounds to the schools last Spring, Jeep’s popularity has continued to soar. Jeep’s personality is certainly suited to the work of a therapy dog. She is extremely calm, especially for a puppy. She loves visiting students and staff alike. A number of parents have shared with me just how much their children talk about Jeep at home.
Hopefully students, staff and families will enjoy reading up on the antics of Jeep as she continues her training journey. I appreciate how Jeep has helped me to connect with children and with staff. As a superintendent, I know I have a much clearer understanding of the day to day operations of all our schools.
Thank you for allowing us both to be part of the greater Lake Villa community!
Dr. Lynette Zimmer, Jeep’s human sidekick and partner
Jeep hopes all her kid friends are enjoying their last day of summer vacation as much as she did!
Jeep is back at work today with the teachers and staff. She is eager to see all the kids tomorrow for the First Day of School.
Jeep really makes a splash in the video below. How can one pool be so much fun?
Jeep was all smiles watching all the kids at Martin, Thompson, and Hooper Schools participate in the annual outdoor Field Day games. Students joined multi-grade teams, chose colors, and created team names. Sixth-grade students served as team leaders, coaches, helpers, and organizers for the younger students.
Many students wanted to know what team Jeep would be on and what color Jeep would wear. As you can see, Jeep chose to be all-inclusive by wearing a rainbow tutu and scarf. Even her leash was rainbow colored. Jeep embraces all people, all of the time.
Good girl, Jeep! We all had fun!
Mrs. Grieg’s kindergarten students at Hooper always welcome Jeep with a chant just for her!
Feel free to join in. (Warning! it might just get stuck in your head, too!)
- Little Baby Jeep Jeep walking thru the forest,
- Little Baby Jeep Jeep always goes before us,
- Little Baby Jeep Jeep time to sing the chorus
- Lolly lolly lu lu
- Lolly lolly lee lee
Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day is the time to remember and honor all the men and women who have died in service to our country. Memorial Day is always observed on the last Monday in May. In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday.
On Monday, May 27th at noon you can attend the annual Memorial Day Parade in Lake Villa which starts at Palombi Middle School. The parade is sponsored by the Lake Villa VFW Post 4308 and Boy Scout Troop 323, this parade begins at Palombi Middle School and heads toward Lehman Park in downtown Lake Villa. Services will be held in the park following the parade and there will be a hot dog lunch after the service held at the VFW post located at 130 E. Grand Avenue.