One Book One Campus

Program Description & Goals

Students at HMS and WJHS read a common book and unite around the theme of empathy. Students will participate in a culminating creative event that will bring students from the two campuses physically together. This program offers opportunities for:

  • Peer-to-peer mentoring and conversation between HMS + WJHS students.
  • Authentic, student-created maker products that demonstrate student learning.
  • Lifelong appreciation of creative writing and poetry in students’ lives.


Write poems with us!

During lunch, students may come to the HMS LMC or the WJHS LC to create a poem for submission! Check out our Lunchtime Activity Poem Prompts to get creative!

Submit your poem HERE!


Publishing Party - May 17th, 2018

Students from both campuses are invited to join us for conversation and a publishing activity in the WJHS Learning Commons.

Permission slip coming soon.




Our Book: Rhyme Schemer

Rhyme Schemer is a novel-in-verse featuring themes about empathy and creative expression. It was featured on the 2017 Rebecca Caudill list.

Multiple copies of the book are available at Highcrest, WJHS, and the Wilmette Public Library.

"Kevin has a bad attitude. He's the one who laughs when you trip and fall. In fact, he may have been the one who tripped you in the first place. He has a real knack for rubbing people the wrong way--and he's even figured out a secret way to do it with poems. But what happens when the tables are turned and he is the one getting picked on? Rhyme Schemer is a touching and hilarious middle-grade novel in verse about one seventh grader's journey from bully-er to bully-ee, as he learns about friendship, family, and the influence that words can have on people's lives." Check out out a book trailer here!