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College & Career Expo at Harper College
Students in grades 4 through 8 are invited to join us at Harper College (map-parking lot 3) on Saturday, April 26, 2014, for a morning filled with fun and learning. Students will be able to:

  • learn about 21st Century careers
  • participate in hands-on activities and demonstrations, including making slime, creating art, and testing one's DNA
  • meet Harper faculty and professionals who work in science, technology, and health-related fields
  • see and tour the campus at Harper College

Buses will be provided from each middle school. Click here to view the registration form.

Feria de Exposición de Universidades y Carreras en el Harper College
Los estudiantes que se encuentren actualmente en los grados 4o a 8o, están invitados a acompañarnos en el Harper College (lote de parqueo número 3 en el mapa) el dia Sabado 26 de Abril del 2014 para una mañana llena de información interesante y aprendizaje. Los estudiantes que asistan tendrán la oportunidad de:

  • aprender sobre las carreras del siglo 21
  • participar en actividades prácticas y demostraciones, incluida la elaboración de limo (slime), la creación de arte, y la oportunidad de hacer pruebas del propio ADN
  • conocer profesores y profesionales que trabajan en la ciencia, la tecnología y los campos relacionados con la salud en Harper College
  • conocer y recorrer el campus en Harper College

Habrá buses disponibles para transporte desde cada una de las escuelas intermedias. Haga clic aquí para ver el formulario de registro.

   
Celebrating Excellence Celebrating Excellence
At the April Board of Education meeting, Dr. Hyland and the Board of Education publicly recognized 12 certified staff members for their commitment to the District’s mission and vision through the Celebrating Excellence honor. The individuals recognized were... Read more...
   

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Healthy Success at Wellness Fair
On Saturday, April 5, 2014, School District 21 opened its doors at London Middle School to students, families, and community members from across the District for this year's Wellness Fair.

This free event offered the community the opportunity to sample healthy foods, participate in physical activity demonstrations, learn from more than 20 local vendors, and even enter for the chance to win prizes. Vendors included health care providers... Read more...

   

Summer School-Apply to be a Staff Member Now!
As the weather begins to warm up, CCSD21 is collecting applications for summer school positions--from classroom teachers to classroom assistants to support staff to related services, there are positions available in a variety of programs.

Learn more about CCSD21 Summer School Programs PDF Document

Apply now to serve as a Summer School Staff Member

To be considered, applicants must not only complete the above application but also must mail the following items to CCSD21:

  • Resumé
  • Copy of current Professional Educator License
  • Two letters of recommendation from a supervisor in an educational setting
   

Reflect on your school-Illinois 5Essentials Survey
Beginning March 17th, you will be able to participate in the 5Essentials Survey, a survey from the State of Illinois designed to help determine how schools are performing on a number of indicators of high-performing schools.. This survey gathers data from staff and parents, as well as students in grade 6 and older, about school performance. Over time, this data will be considered by School Improvement Teams, alongside student assessment data, in determining a school’s growth in a variety of areas.

Click here to participate in the 5Essentials Survey between March 17th and April 25th.

 

Reflexione sobre su Escuela - Encuesta 5Essentials de Illinois
A partir del 17 de marzo, usted podrá participar en la Encuesta 5Essentials, una encuesta realizada por el Estado de Illinois, diseñada para ayudar a determinar cómo las escuelas están cumpliendo con una serie de indicadores de escuelas de alto rendimiento. Esta encuesta obtiene datos del personal y de los padres, así como de los alumnos de 6° grado en adelante, sobre el desempeño escolar. Más adelante, estos datos los tendrán en cuenta los Equipos de Mejoramiento Escolar, junto con los resultados de la evaluación de los estudiantes, para determinar el progreso de una escuela en una variedad de áreas.

Haz clic aquí para participar en la Encuesta 5Essentials entre el 17 de marzo y el 25 de abril.

5Essentials
   

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Introducing "Where are we Wednesday?"
"Where are we Wednesday?" takes the community around School District 21 with posts of images via School District 21's Facebook and Twitter pages. Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook to view these posts, and respond with your guess as to where the pictures are from.

   

Focusing on Learning Despite Pressures & Mandates
Each year, School District 21 produces a video for the annual State of the Schools events. This video typically highlights key elements of the District's work at that time, and often times, these videos touch upon instruction, school finance, and legislation and policy. The 2013-2014 video highlights the pressures and mandates faced by all school districts in Illinois and across the country as well as School District 21's work on its Professional Learning Community Areas of Focus in spite of these pressures and mandates.

Click here or the image on the right to watch the 2013-2014 CCSD21 State of the Schools video.


State of the Schools Video 2013-2014
   

Board Policies Now Online
The Community Consolidated School District 21 Board of Education Policies are now available online. To access the policies, click here. The Board policies are permanently accessible from a number of locations the Board of Education website and the sidebar on the CCSD21 Staff website.

The CCSD21 Board of Education governs such areas as the District's administrative structure as well as student and operational policies, all of which can now be easily accessed online.

 
 
 
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