October 31 Half-Day Institute – Friday, October 31, Iroquois Community School dismisses at 11 AM, middle schools dismiss at 11:15 AM & elementary schools dismiss at 12, Noon for a half-day teacher institute. Kindergarten does not meet on half days. Early Learning Center programs will meet as scheduled.
Fall Back Reminder – Please remember to turn your clocks back by one hour before retiring for the evening on Saturday, November 1.
D62 Staff Honored by State Board for Contributions to Education
Seven School District 62 staff members were amongst approximately 200 statewide educators that were recognized this past weekend by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) at the 2014 Those Who Excel awards’ banquet in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. This was the ISBE’s 40th statewide salute to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to education in Illinois.
District 62 nominees were selected from the 2014 District 62 Lighthouse Awards, which were held in April. Community members, colleagues, parents, and students supported them through the rigorous “Those Who Excel” process. Learn more...
ELL Parent Advisory Council Steering Members Recognized for Leadership
Milagros Bravo, Director of Second Language Programs, presented a program at the October 20, 2014 District 62 Board of Education meeting about the Title 3 ELL Parent Advisory Council (PAC) and Parent University. The goals of Parent University and PAC are to:
- Align home practices with school
- Build connections between home and school
- Build capacity between parents and community
Parent University lasts two weeks. Participants enroll in classes that focus on technology, Common Core Standards, parenting, nutrition, mental health, Standards Based Grading, and home and financial management. Field trips to local and regional attractions are the highlight of Parent University. All activities and classes are organized to provide learning and structured play for all participants.
Bravo introduced members of the ELL PAC steering committee. President Murphy presented certificates to Cira Almaraz, Nerina Cabrera, Teresa Espinoza, Teodora Garcia, Maria F. Gonzalez, Jazmin Luna, Amada Rodea, Maria Cristina Ruiz, and Rosalba Herrera.