Soaring Eagle hosts summer open house
Soaring Eagle Academy student Ryan LeFevour and his father Ray LeFevour watch the action. | Steve Johnston~for Sun-Times Media
Soaring Eagle Academy held its second annual open house and fundraiser on June 30 at its 8320 S. Madison St., Burr Ridge location.
The hot summer day didn’t hold back the 50 students, family members, potential students and community members who came out to enjoy the activities and take a tour of the innovative day school for students with autism spectrum disorders.
Guests enjoyed a bounce house, cotton candy, popcorn machine, arts and crafts activities. The highlight included Mayor Grasso of Burr Ridge drawing the winning raffle ticket for a 2012 Ford Focus.
“We really wanted to showcase our program to the community so people are aware that we’re a resource,” said Deanna Tyrpak, co-founder and executive director. “We also wanted to celebrate our growth and the success of our unique approach. We’re really passionate about the success of our kids and tapping into their potential.”
Founded by Tyrpak, Michele Racamato and Linda Cervenka in 2010, the school emphasizes the individual growth of students and works with students and families to build strategies for growth and coping. They are expanding into a fifth classroom this fall.
The not-for-profit school serves children ages 5 to 21 years old.
For more information, call (630) 323-2900 or visit soaringeagleacademy.org.