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    Welcome to the February/March edition of "WELE Parent News"! February is dedicated as Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements made by African Americans, and LOVE as we approach Valentines Day! In March, we will have conferences leading into spring break, so stay tuned for more information!

    If you are new to the WELE Parent Community, I hope you will find this webpage helpful. Here you will find out what’s happening in Lake County, helpful resources and much more! Be sure to scroll down the page to see all that WELE Parent News has to offer.

    Thanks for visiting this page!

    Lavonna Garner, At Risk Parent Facilitator


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WELE Calendar

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Show Love on Valentines Day and All Year Long

Self Care Tips




Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Lavonna Garner

Greetings WELE Parents!

It has been my pleasure to work as a parent liaison and facilitator in three northern Lake County school districts for over 15 years. I have been with Woodland School District 50 for the past five years and a resident of Gurnee for over 24 years. As a mother of four children 29, 27, 24, and 18 years old, one of whom had special needs, I understand the joys and challenges of raising children and advocating for their social-emotional well-being and academic success while in school. I am passionate about helping parents make the connection between their involvement and their student's academic success and appreciate the opportunity that I have as the At-Risk Parent Facilitator to support you!

This school year, parent engagement will be both IN PERSON and VIRTUAL! Events have been planned with you in mind. It is my hope that you will join me as often as you are able to deepen your connection between home and school. Click on the following links to view the WELE calendar of events for this school year:

WELE 2022-23 Parent Engagement Calendar of Events


Parents, this webpage will be just one way that you can choose to stay abreast of important dates/notices. It will also function as a resource page for Self Care Tips, Community Happenings, and much more! If you have questions about parent involvement, resources, or how I can support you as a parent of a student in WELE, please call (847)984-8757 or click on the link below my picture to send me an email.

I look forward to connecting with you soon!

Best Regards,

Lavonna K. Garner, WELE At-Risk Parent Facilitator