Maryellen Wessendorf is a school nurse in Elgin School District U-46 and shares her experiences working with approximately 2,500 students in a middle school and elementary schools.
A nurse serves an important role to address the physical, mental, emotional, and social health needs in the community.
By all accounts, Jackson Bartke seemed to be a normal, healthy, 7-year-old second-grader. But his heart stopped during gym class on Nov. 19. He collapsed.
A 14-year-old boy was shot in the foot outside a West Side elementary school Wednesday night, but didn’t report his injury to anyone until the following morning.