D64 Board of Education members at the May 20, 2019 meeting congratulated the contributions of two former Roosevelt School students, who chose unique ways to give back to their school by completing significant Eagle Scout projects that will have lasting benefit for the school and greater community.
Roosevelt Principal Kevin Dwyer outlined the two Eagle Scout projects for 2018-19 for the Board:
- Aidan Bushmann: Roosevelt Reading Garden Renovation - Aidan renovated the Roosevelt Reading garden on Fairview Avenue this past summer. His work included weeding the area, adding mulch, and planting flowers. In addition, Aidan updated the wooden benches surrounding the garden. Roosevelt parents and the art teacher, Mrs. Marolt, painted the benches for everyone to enjoy.
- Jonathan Spychalski: Roosevelt History Project - With Roosevelt celebrating 90 school years in 2018-19, Jonathan researched the school's history and added some historical context to our school community by interviewing former principals, teachers, parents, and students. Jonathan's work is proudly displayed outside the Roosevelt School office. In addition, he created a scale model of the school according to its original design. In January, Jonathan hosted a school celebration that was featured on the front page of the Park Ridge Journal newspaper.
Dr. Dwyer noted that Eagle Scout is the highest achievement in the Boy Scouts of America program, and that an Eagle Scout must complete an extensive service project that the scout plans, organizes, leads and manages.
Thank you, Jonathan and Aidan, for your service and commitment to the Roosevelt School community and District 64!
PHOTO: Eagle Scout Jonathan Spychalski (center) is congratulated by Dr. Dwyer (left) and family members after his recognition at the Board of Education meeting.