Virtual Backpack

Welcome to the "Virtual Backpack!"

District 28 posts local non-profit and community partner flyers here in the District's "Virtual Backpack." This approach allows us to provide information about community programs in a way that is environmentally friendly and cost-effective. Please note that District 28 is making this information available as a courtesy and to provide information about local events and programs in our community. Materials posted on this page are the responsibility of the organizations represented.  Principals offer links to new events in their weekly e-news. You can always check back as a handy reference!


Community Events

 nortbrook park district

Celebrate Memorial Day

In honor of Memorial Day, the Northbrook Park District has scheduled a week of daily activities. Families are asked ot share photos and video clips via Facebook or direct message for a chance to win a Park District picnic prize pack. See the flier for details

 Piven Theater

Piven Theatre Workshops for 3rd-8th Grade

Piven Theatre is offering Theatre Games, Dungeons and Dragons games, hip hop and improvisation online workshops in June and July for 3rd-8th grade students.
Download the flyer for details.


Virtual Summer STEAM Camps at Oakton Community College

Virtual Summer STEAM Camps will be offered through Oakton Community College powered by Black Rocket, a national leader in tech-education. Choose any of the great cutting-edge courses with topics such as coding, game design, eSports, virtual reality, and more.

Each week get ready to be led by top teachers in LIVE classes! Students ages 8 through 14 can choose  from participating in our wider Creator Corps™ community, but also have small group break out sessions with coaches. Whether in room or online, the Black Rocket motto is always Safe-Fun-Learn in that order!

View and register for STEAM Classes today

SIU Offers Virtual Summer Camps for Youth

SIU Virtual Summer Camps and Programs are now open for registration! These camps are enriching, educational, and fun for children of all ages and available in a variety of online platforms. Please see our camp flyer for a list of full program options

CLC Offering Virtual Camps

The College of Lake County is offering STEAM and STEM based virtual summer camps for grades 1-8. Check out the website for courses and fees.