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  • Talk 203 12-13-17

    Posted by Brian Valek on 12/13/2017

    Kennedy families,


    Please be aware of these announcements this week:


    Kennedy News

    Family Connections

    Our recent Holiday Giving Program was a success, as over $4000 was raised by Kennedy students, families and staff to help others in need by providing grocery and gift cards for the winter holidays.  Thanks to everyone for their generous contributions.



    Intramurals are ongoing throughout the school year.  For times and calendars for these events, please visit this link.


    District News

    NNHS Winter Play

    The Naperville North Drama Department will be presenting its winter Frosh/Soph play ‘subText’, a play about teen relationships in a social media society. For more information, please visit this link.


    Repeated News

    High School Visits

    High School counselors will be meeting with 8th grade students for course verification on Monday, 2/5, NOT Friday, 2/2 as the Kennedy calendar states. 

    NCHS 8th Grade Transition Information

    From Jackie Thornton, NCHS Assistant Principal


    Dear 8th Grade Students & Families,


    We would like to officially welcome you to the Redhawk family!  We hope you will join us for two upcoming events that we believe will help your student transition to Naperville Central and help you feel confident about the course selection process.


    On Wednesday, December 20th, parents of 8th grade students are invited to join Jackie Thornton, Assistant Principal, and Karen Lemanski, Director of Student Services, for a presentation on the high school course selection process.  This presentation will begin in the NCHS Auditorium at 6:30 pm and is intended to help you learn about the course options available for freshmen.  Following this presentation, parents will have an opportunity to stay for a brief question & answer session.   Please park in our Auditorium parking lot (Hillside and West streets) and access the Auditorium entrance.


    Please also join us for our Freshman Family Orientation on Wednesday, January 10th where families will learn about becoming a part of the Redhawk community, get questions answered about course recommendations, and learn about extra-curricular involvement at Naperville Central.  This presentation for 8th grade students and parents will begin at 7 pm in the Main Gym at NCHS.  We will welcome the entire Redhawk Class of 2022 at this orientation event.  You can access the Main Gym from any of the parking lots surrounding NCHS.  Please plan to arrive and find parking by 6:30 in order to be seated in the Main Gym for our presentation at 7 pm.


    If you have questions regarding either of these evening events, please do not hesitate to call Jackie Thornton at 630.420.6440.


    NNHS 8th Grade Transition Information

    From Jay Wachtel, NNHS Assistant Principal


    Dear 8th Grade Students & Families,


    We are excited to welcome you to the Naperville North High School Huskie community. To help transition to NNHS we would like to invite eighth graders and parents to two upcoming events.


    NNHS orientation is on Tuesday, January 9 at 6:45 - 9:00 PM.   This night is an opportunity to learn about the classes described in our Program Planning Guide, meet some of our staff, and briefly tour our building.  You will receive a mailing detailing your specific schedule for the evening.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Ms. Ray’s office at (630) 420 - 6482.


    Additionally, eighth graders and parents are invited to the Naperville North Freshman Jamboree on April 23 at 6:00 PM in the Contest Gym.  This night is an opportunity to learn about the many activities and athletic opportunities available for students.

    Have a great week,


    Brian Valek


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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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