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  • May Newsletter

    Posted by Mrs. Dvorchak on 5/1/2018

    Prairie Pride is in full force! There is so much to be proud of at Prairie Elementary!

    ❖  Wonderful teachers who care about students and their growth!

    ❖  Watch DOGS! Over 120 Dads volunteered their time at Prairie this year!

    ❖  A new SFCP program, “YOUnique Showcase” and a Parent Night that
         complemented our outstanding new SEL curriculum.

    ❖  A new partnership with Sunrise of Naperville that connected seniors with our
         students in a positive way!

    ❖  Our second Community Read program! We love The Mouse and the Motorcycle.

    ❖  Ukuleles that make music fun and engaging!

    ❖  Student Council, Impact Art Club, Chorus, Archery Club, Running Club, Before
         School Sports, Chess Club, Safety Patrol, Battle of the Books, and Garden Club
         keep our students involved and active!

    ❖  Fall Social, Movie Night, Book Fair, Jingle Bell Junction, Adult Social, Prairie
         Day, Book Fair and other events organized by our inspiring Home & School
         were a huge hit with the Prairie community!

    ❖  An active and inspiring Home & School who partner with us to create an
         outstanding school community!

    ❖  Over 500 amazing students who “NEVER STOP LEARNING” made us proud
         every day!

     

    I continue to be very proud and humbled to be a part of such an inspiring school community! Thank you to our amazing teachers and dedicated parents for making Prairie a wonderful place for students to grow and learn each day.

     

    In April, District 203 held its annual awards celebration. The following staff members/ volunteers were honored on this special night:

     

    Megan Carr – Classroom Teacher                Prairie Office Staff – Team Category
    Carrie Driscoll – Speech Pathologist            Ally Gargano – First Year Teacher
    Jack Mason – Head Custodian                     Lauren Stercay – Early Educator
    Danielle Koziol – Rebecca Smith Andoh Award
    Carol Kusulas – HURRAH volunteer

    Thank you to all of these important members of our Prairie Community for your dedication to our school and your amazing efforts on behalf of our students!


    This May we will take some time to celebrate the careers of three amazing Prairie Staff members who will retire at the conclusion of this year. The following Prairie Staff are retiring this year:

    Carol Galen – Fourth Grade Teacher Ann Hatfield – First Grade Teacher Bridie O’Grady – Special Education Assistant

    We will honor these staff members at an after school reception for all Prairie families on May 23 from 2:45-3:30. Please plan to stop in at Prairie to thank these amazing educators for their dedication to Prairie students. Prairie students and staff wish our retirees a happy, healthy retirement. Enjoy your summer! See you in August! Next year will be a very exciting year as we celebrate Prairie’s 50th anniversary!

    Never Stop Learning!

    Mrs. Dvorchak

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Strategic Blueprint

  • District 203’s FOCUS 2020 Strategic Blueprint

    Posted by Superintendent Dan Bridges on 6/27/2014
    FOCUS 2020 is the strategic plan for comprehensive improvement between 2014 and 2020, designed in response to community feedback, best practice, and a vision for the future. Ultimately, this blueprint will advance the fulfillment of the district’s mission.
     
    FOCUS 2020’s foundation is the Future Focus Community Engagement process that occurred over the course of a year where hundreds of members from across the community provided feedback to the district leadership regarding areas such as facilities, finances, measuring student success, and programs of study. Learn more about Future Focus by clicking on the specific “Quick Link” to the left of this text.
     
    The Blueprint includes four “Strategic Focus” areas, namely to:
    1. Design and implement effective practices that promote learning experiences for all.
    2. Foster a high-performance culture focused on student learning.
    3. Steward resources effectively to promote student learning.
    4. Effective communication and community relations.
    Each Strategic Focus then establishes “Commitments.” These commitments are what the district leadership pledges to accomplish within a distinct timeframe. Each commitment then includes a detailed “Action Plan” which will be accessible by the public upon final draft.
     
    District administrators provided an update on Blueprint Commitments to the Board of Education at the July 27, 2015 meeting.  To watch that presentation, please click here
     
    Click here for a summary version of the 4 areas of focus of the Strategic Blueprint.
    Click here for a Spanish summary version of the 4 areas of focus of the Strategic Blueprint.
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