Hillcrest A Long Walk to Water ‘4 in 4’ District Book Club Events


This semester the Hillcrest High School ‘4 in 4’ book club is reading A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park.  This ‘4 in 4’ book club is a District 228 initiative where four different titles are rotated and read at each of the schools within four years.  

The book club is opened to the entire school (students and staff).  Students from Mr. Chris Hennessy’s AP Geography classes and Mr. Mirko Polyak’s Science Club are involved through curricular connections to South Sudan and their lack of drinkable water.

Mr. Jimmy Thompson, Regional Coordinator of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, spoke to Book Club students, Science Club members, Fire Cadets and staff on Friday, February 23rd.  

Mr. Thompson provided emergency information and tips regarding how to prepare for serious issues like not having drinkable water.

More events are planned and students may still be part of the book club.

For more information about the Hillcrest IMC’s activities past or future, please contact Media Specialists Kara Williams [email protected] or Lisa Walsh [email protected].