Harold the Giraffe
Harold the Giraffe Harold the Giraffe is the mascot of the Life Education Center and encourages kids to pursue "Wise Highs!" For more information about the Life Education Center Programs and the Pledge for Life Partnership contact the Director, Brenda Wetzel, at bwetzel@i-kan.org

The Pledge For Life Partnership's 21st Annual

Family Fun-A-Thon

to benefit the Life Education Centers


LEC's Entry into BTPD's 2016 Scarecrow Hollow Contest

“Superhero” Harold the Giraffe participated in the Bourbonnais Township Park District’s Scarecrow Hollow Contest at the Perry Farm.

Best Practice Contest Winners


best-practice-2016-1Mrs. Schafroth, Edison Primary

The I-KAN Regional Office of Education and the Pledge for Life Partnership work in collaboration with the Life Education Centers to provide prevention education and programs. 

The Life Education Center sponsors a Best Practice Contest each year for local teachers who develop the most creative reinforcement activity for their students. They would like to congratulate the winners of the 2015-16 Best Practice Contest. Thank you to participating schools and teachers for taking part to reinforce healthy lifestyle messages with creative lesson plans and projects.

Jennifer Taylor – Nettie Davis Elementary School, “My Plate – Our Healthy Plate”
Jill Rodgers – Steuben Elementary School, “What Food Group”
Deborah Adams – Montessori Magnet School, “Vegetable Garden”
Laurel Rodriguez – Danforth Elementary, “Choose My Plate”

1st Grade
Kristine Pelletier – St. Anne Grade School, “Friendship Retell Bag, Healthy Vests”
Jayme Curl – Gilman Elementary School, “Be a Friend to Have a Friend”

2nd Grade
Chris Denton – Gilman Elementary School, “It’s Time to Get Organ-Wised”
Becky Creek – Noel LeVasseur Elementary School, “Four Lobes”

3rd Grade
Holly Schafroth – Edison Primary, “Teach What You Have Learned”
Kathie Both – Donovan Elementary School, “Harold’s Third Grade Facts”
Sharon Brack – Bradley West Elementary School, “How Should I Act?”
Sue Williams – Bradley West Elementary School, “Making Good Choices/Showing Empathy and Tolerance 
of Others”

4th Grade
Liz Tschopp – Bradley West Elementary School, “Hey Harold, Do Ya Wanna….?”

5th Grade
Jody Munsterman – Crescent City Grade School, “Planting Seeds of Service”
Beth Sadler – Bradley West Elementary School, “We Are Big Hitters…By Making Good Choices” 
Eugene Wachholz – St. Paul’s Lutheran School, Bourbonnais, “Healthy Alternatives”

6th Grade
Eugene Wachholz – St. Paul’s Lutheran School, Bourbonnais, “Fact or Fiction”

Heather Oosterhoff – St. Anne Grade School, “Stomp Out Bullying”
Kayleigh Parker – Donovan Elementary School, “Parts of the Body with Music”
Allison Naese – Donovan Elementary School, “Descriptive Writing”

View a PDF list of 2015-16 winners, or go to the Pledge for Life website.