Dozens of teachers, staff, parents and community members were celebrated at the District 203 Awards Night April 16. The theme of the evening was “Many Stories … One Mission.” Among the highlights were the District 203 All Stars, Proud to be 203 Award, the Arlo Schilling First-Year Teacher Award, the Rebecca Smith Andoh Award, a keynote presentation by the State Teacher of the Year nominee and announcement of 34 NEF grants. Click here for names of winners and details.
Educators from Naperville District 203, Indian Prairie District 204 and Wheaton Warrenville District 200 have partnered together to create extended learning opportunities for our students. The Extended Learning Opportunities program or eLo is a consortium offering online high school courses for the 2014-15 school year. The courses are taught by current teachers from District 200, 203 and 204.
The goal of the program is to expand learning opportunities for students, provide them with high quality teachers and curriculum, and increase flexibility. The three school districts are jointly offering the following online courses next year: Government, Consumer Economics, English, Geometry, Health, Chinese, U.S. History, and Web Design. For additional information, including how to apply for online courses and available FAQs, see the full story.
The Board of Education at its meeting, Monday, April 7 heard a report on the new Learning Support model as a more robust way to improve instruction for the youngest learners. The model is a move from providing enrichment activities or interventions as separate programs outside of the classroom in grades K-2 and providing them as part of instruction inside the classroom. The Board of Education did not take action on the proposal, but on the recommendation of Superintendent Dan Bridges, decided to delay a vote until its April 21 meeting. See the full story for more information.
FAQs on Learning Support Model
A video created by students at Highlands and Mill Street Schools was a finalist in the first ever White House Student Film Festival. A team of students from Mill Street and Highlands Schools and their art teachers Kyle Wood (Highlands) and Chuck Hoff (Mill Street) travelled to Washington D.C. for the festival held February 28 at the White House. For details, click here.
The video can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmMq0ZUD00A