Ignite the power and potential of each student.
Dr. Omar Castillo
Dr. Carrie Stange
Click here to see District 20 eNews for November 2019
The Illinois State Board of Education is implementing the Illinois 2019-2020 5Essentials Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement to help paint a fuller picture of the teaching and learning in our district and schools. 5Essentials is an evidence-based system designed to drive improvement in schools nationwide. It reliably measures changes in a school through a 5Essentials survey taken by parents, students (grades 4-12), and teachers (grades PreK-12) and provides individualized, actionable reports based on five essential areas critical for school improvement: (1) effective leaders, (2) collaborative teachers, (3) involved families, (4) supportive environment, and (5) ambitious instruction.
VISIT 5ESSENTIALS SURVEY FAQS FOR MORE INFORMATION.
The District 20 Board of Education was proud to award Student Ignite Awards to 15 deserving students at the November 21, 2019 meeting. This award is given to students who have gone above and beyond in the classroom, exhibit excellent social emitional behavior at school, and/or participate and excell in co-curricular and athletic programs demonstrating hard work, perseverence, good sportsmanship, kindness, and willingness to help others.
Nominations by school staff are reviewed and approved by the Board's Collaboration and Communication Committee. Students in Grades 4-6 at each school are eligible for the award at the end of each semester.
At the last meeting on 11/21/19, 15 students were honored and over 50 family members were in attendance to support and celebrate with their students. Visit District News to see the photo gallery from this event.
The District partnered with Bernie's Books to provide a bag filled with age-appropriate books for each and every student in grades Preschool through 6th Grade. The hope is that the students will continue to grow their love of reading, as well as their home libraries as they will receive new books twice a year through this program.
Visit the District Photo Galleries to see a photo gallery of the students in D20 enjoying their new books!
Bring your family to a holiday ballet by Faubourg Theater Ballet Arts Academy, featuring some of our very own dancers from District 20. A Spirit Filled Christmas Ballet will be performed on Saturday December 21st at 7:30pm, at Lake Park West High School.
Tickets available at www.faubourgtheater.com and at the box office.
As the weather starts to get colder - it is a great time to explore the many fun and educational and fun programs at the library! The Hanover Park Sonya Crawshaw Branch, 4300 Audrey Lane) is hosting STEAM Sundays (2-3pm, all ages) on 11/3 and 11/17, Paws & Read (7-8 pm Grades K-6) on Tues. 11/12, and Drop-in Craft (6:30-7:30pm, ages 3 +) on Tues. 10/29 and 11/26. Other events in November include several days/times for Storytime.