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12th Annual Lew Blond 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Run
District 30's Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Run fundraiser has been held annually since 2000, to honor Lew Blond, a Maple School teacher who passed away from Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS)in that same year. He was an exceptional and dedicated educator of the applied arts and was revered and cherished by his students, colleagues and parents of the children he served. The event attracts a wide range of participants each year.
Proceeds benefit research through the Les Turner ALS Foundation and School District 30 projects. Race proceeds also fund scholarships for former Maple School students intending to pursue careers in education, following graduation from Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South High Schools.
The event has had successful participation every year, and is among the top running events in the north suburban area. The 2011 event drew over 800 participants with the ten-year total funds raised at over $350,000. Over $100,000 has been donated to the Les Turner ALS Foundation. The race is USTFA (United States Track and Field Association) certified and CARA (Chicago Area Runners Association) registered.
More About Maple School
Nate Carter is principal of District 30's Maple School, which includes students from both Northbrook and Glenview. Chris Brown is the Assistant Principal, and acts as principal during Maple's summer school classes.
Classes are organized in a flexible block schedule that devotes longer periods of time to the core subjects of math, science, social studies and language arts. Students also take shorter classes in art, music, applied technology, and family and consumer sciences.
French, Spanish and Mandarin language instruction is optional.
There are 412 students currently enrolled at the school.
Other events here
- 13th Annual Lew Blond Memorial 5k Run/Walk and 1 Mile Run Sat, Jun 1, 8:00 am
- Maple's Summer School Registration is Underway! Mon, Jun 10, 8:30 am–12:30 pm