Village Approves Stop Signs for Tripp's Busy Intersection
D102 Receives Financial Certificate of Excellence Award
District 102 received the Association of School Business Officials International(ASBO) Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting Award for having met or exceeded the program's high standards for financial reporting and accountability. The district was recognized for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending 2013.
D102 Values Community Support
New Word Study Program for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction
This year, first through fourth graders will be using Words Their Way, a new phonics, spelling, and vocabulary program. A letter was sent home to families introducing the new program. Words Their Way focuses less on memorization and more on word sorting activities to learn spelling patterns. The main benefit of Words Their Way is that it differentiates instruction, allowing each child to work at his/her appropriate instructional level.
Illinois State Board of Education Launches Hot-Topics Website
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is making it easier to understand and learn more about major initiatives such as Common Core, PARCC 2015, 5-Essentials Survey, a Redesigned School Report Card, Teacher Evaluations and more. The new ISBE Hot Topics-Fall 2014 website provides an overview of these current efforts that are transforming teaching and learning. Visit http://www.isbe.net/hot-topics2015.htm.
First Institute Day Inspires Teachers
"I am proud to be part of D102's close family culture which focuses on preparing the whole child for the future," noted Board of Education member Jeremy Galfield at the August 20 Teacher Institute Day. As a former teacher, he read Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon and asked teachers to reach out to the child who needs extra encouragement to believe in him/herself.
Project Based Learning Introduced to Teachers on Institute Day
D102 Summer School Huge Success
More than 870 students attended summer school to improve or nurture academic interests. Some strengthened their reading, writing, mathematical, science and communication sills through Bridges, English Learners Language, or Extended School Year camps. Others advanced interests and talents through Summer Wonders classes.
- Eighth Graders Help Distribute iPads, Guide Peers with Set-Up
- New Staff Orientation Focuses on Annual Action Goals, Teaching the Whole Child
- PTO Welcomes D102 Families, Invites Parents to First Meeting September 9
- Volunteers Needed for September 2-3 Book Fair and September 12 Party in the Park
- D102 Security Entrance Project On Target and Under Budget