The Board of Education met during its regular meeting on Monday, March 3 at the Administration Center, 203 Hillside Road, Naperville. The meeting was live streamed but can also be viewed at www.naperville203.org
on the Board of Education “Meeting Dates, Agendas and Minutes”
Presentations included: 1) School Improvement Plan Update – Ranch View. Discussion without action included 1) High school course fees and 2) Certified Staffing Allocation Plan – EC-Grade 8, 3) Debt Service Levy abatement. The discussion and action will be continued at the Board’s March 17 meeting, 7 p.m. at the Administrative Center.
We have long known that businesses working in concert with our schools bring unique benefits to our students. At our Business Partnership Breakfast February 11, we highlighted the critical importance of partnerships and awarded four Exemplary Partnership Awards: Prairie Elementary School with Therapy Dogs, Inc.; Navistar Inc. with Naperville North; Xtreme Dance Force with Jefferson Junior High and NCTV17 with District 203. Click here for details.
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
Nineteen students together from Naperville North and Naperville Central High Schools are candidates for the 2014 Presidential Scholars Program through the U.S. Department of Education. The graduating seniors were invited to apply for this honor, which recognizes our nation's most distinguished high school seniors.
The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selects honored scholars annually based on their academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts, as well as evidence of community service, leadership, and demonstrated commitment to high ideals. To be nominated as a Scholar is a great honor. Congratulations to Eliza Chen, Kimberly Dauber, Lillianne Dunk, Aseem Jha, Nathan Lindquist, Grace Ng, Arpan Rau, Richard Sheng, Alan Tang, Sebastian Wagner-Carena, and Xiaoqi Wang from Naperville North and Ziwei Ba, Girishkumar Chandrasekar, Hungjui Chang, Asmaysinh Gharia, Philip Hinch, Matthew Laboe, Jungsoo Lee and Emily Zhen from Naperville Central. Selected scholars will be announced in spring.
The National Merit Program is one of the highest honors for a high school senior. This year, 39 students together from Naperville Central and Naperville North were named National Merit Finalists. This is among the highest number of Finalists in the history of the District. Congratulations to:
Ziwei Ba, Girishkumar Chandrasekar, Ashley Flakus, Philip Hinch, Rishi Kumar, Matthew Laboe, Jungsoo Lee, Weichen Ling, Rachel Liu, Christina Mardyla, Grace Orndorff, Cynthia Nicole Plant, Mark Sweeney, Emily Zhen from Naperville Central High School.
David Chen, Vivian Chen, Kimberly Dauber, Lillianne Dunk, Elizabeth Hamlink, Aseem Jha, Beatrice Jin, Julie Michelle Lang, Nathan Lindquist, George Lowery IV, Bradley Ng, Grace Yan-Yee Ng, Anushka Rau, Arpan Rau, Ashrita Rau, Thomas Rotter, Christopher Serpico, Kevin Suh, Alan Tang, Sebastian Matthias Wagner-Carena, Larry Wang, Xiaoqi Wang, Helen Wei, Kristiana Lee Yao, Charles Zega from Naperville North High School.
The students are among the top 1 percent of high school seniors in the country and are now eligible for prestigious academic scholarships.