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  • Empowering all learners to positively impact the world.

    Posted by Gina Baumgartner on 8/16/2018


     River Woods Empower Logo
    Dear Friends,
    Welcome to River Woods Elementary School! Our desire is to provide all River Woods children with an excellent education in a warm and supportive school community. We are committed to graduating students who think critically, solve problems, make decisions, and have the skills necessary for productive citizenship and life-long learning by providing excellent comprehensive programs and services. At River Woods, our goals are for every family to feel welcomed and each child to be the best he/she can be. 

    As a guide for sustaining River Woods School’s positive community environment, we exhibit PRIDE.

    Respect & Responsibility
    Decision Making

    We celebrate our PRIDE filled successes each day. Our students and staff demonstrate the PRIDE attributes as we work together in promotion of each other’s learning. 
    Strong parental and community support elevates the high quality of education at River Woods. Please join us as we partner to create a bright and successful future for every student. During the 2018-19 school year, we hope that you will participate in Home & School, Family and Community Partnership activities, and volunteer your time and energy to the many wonderful River Woods programs. We know that your involvement, combined with the efforts of our outstanding staff, will make learning at River Woods a rich and rewarding experience. Please call me at 630-420-6630 or email me at and let me know how we can further collaborate to enhance our school community. 
    Wishing you PRIDE filled days,

    Gina Baumgartner,
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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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