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NISCE students took a field trip on Friday, October 8th to the I & M Canal. Students learned about the canal and how water locks worked. At the canal was silhouettes of historical people, which made a great teaching opportunity. Afterwards the student went to stage 212 in LaSalle and learn the ins-and-outs of theater. They all got to see back stage, the technician’s room, the green room, and prop construction. The field trip ended with a trip to Maze’s nature preserve, where there was a prairie and many wild flowers. This went well with the botany unit that many students are currently learning in science class.


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Today the students heard a presentation on Operation Christmas Child (OCC), a ministry that brings hope to kids in poverty-stricken countries around the world. OCC is a family focused ministry that allows us to pack up a shoe box with toys, hygiene products, and school supplies and is then delivered to a needy child in another country.  Every shoe box comes with the Gospel message and is given in Jesus’ name. Each student brought home information on how they can participate in this ministry.

Visit OCC’s website here.