Picking a bookLearning & Fun: Bilingual/ESL Family Fun Fair
Each year, School District 21 hosts its Bilingual/ESL Family Fun Fair at Holmes Middle School for students and families from throughout our schools. With hundreds of parents and children in attendance, this event is designed to help connect families with the services available in School District 21, provide information that Bilingual/ESL families have requested through our Parent Advisory Committee... Read more...
New Custodial & Maintenance Managers hired
On Thursday, November 12 , 2015, the Board of Education approved the hiring of Bill Weiss as the new Custodial Manager and Glen Michelini as the new Maintenance Manager in Community Consolidated School District 21. These two new administrators are replacing retiring administrators. Read more...

Engage 2015: Parents & students learning
Along with other neighboring school districts, School District 21 hosted Engage 2015, an event for parents to learn about 21st Century classroom tools and processes.

Parents from throughout the area participated in sessions that provided background information on topics ranging from the nature of parenting in the 21st Century to specific tools used in our schools, like Google Apps for Education, to instructional strategies designed to encourage students to learn more... Read more...

Rep. Bob Dold visits Holmes Middle School
Congressman Bob Dold (IL-10) visited Holmes Middle School. During his visit, Dold participated in a class discussion about civil liberties with eighth grade students. Read more...
CCSD21 teacher receives state Award of Recognition
CCSD21 Art teacher Steve Hamann was recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education with an Award of Excellence as part of the “Those Who Excel” award program. Read more...
WebCCSD21 to launch new websites
Coming late this winter, CCSD21 will launch new district and building websites! The updates to the website will feature easier navigation on all devices and cleaner design. Read more...
Light SwitchCCSD21 highlights 10 years of energy savings
Pam Bacci, the District's Energy Manager, updated the Board of savings achieved in the last 10 years under the District's Energy Conservation Guidelines. The District has saved more than $3.4 million, which translates to usage savings of over 29 percent! Read more...
GolfFamily Learning Program Benefit Golf Outing a great success
Thanks to the generosity of community members and local business partners, the Family Learning Program Benefit Golf Outing held on August 5, 2015, was the largest and most successful to date. More than $17,000 was raised to support programs and activities for second language families. Read more...

PLC Areas of Focus, 2014-2017

Inclusionary Practices - All students learn in an environment with their peers that engages and challenges them.

Authentic Learning - All students learn the curriculum by collaborating with their peers to solve real problems with real products that serve real audiences.

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