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We are looking for feedback from our D20 Parents, Students and Teachers to help organize schools for improvement.
The Illinois State Board of Education's Annual 5Essentials Survey is an evidence-based system designed to drive improvement in schools nationwide. It reliably measures changes in a school through a 5Essentials survey taken by parents, students (grades 4-12), and teachers (grades PreK-12) and provides individualized, actionable reports based on five essential areas critical for school improvement: (1) effective leaders, (2) collaborative teachers, (3) involved families, (4) supportive environment, and (5) ambitious instruction.
Just a reminder that the D20 Virtual Backpack contains flyers for many community activities for students and families! Check-in often to see what is going on for you to get engaged in. Currently there are many indoor and outdoor activities for the winter, including opportunities to keep the kids active during winter break.... including Holiday Events, Winter Break Camps, Library and Park District Programs, Forest Preserve Activities and many more!
The D20 Virtual Backpack can be found under the District and School For Parent Tab --> News
Click here to see District 20 eNews for November 2019
The Illinois State Board of Education is implementing the Illinois 2019-2020 5Essentials Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement to help paint a fuller picture of the teaching and learning in our district and schools. 5Essentials is an evidence-based system designed to drive improvement in schools nationwide. It reliably measures changes in a school through a 5Essentials survey taken by parents, students (grades 4-12), and teachers (grades PreK-12) and provides individualized, actionable reports based on five essential areas critical for school improvement: (1) effective leaders, (2) collaborative teachers, (3) involved families, (4) supportive environment, and (5) ambitious instruction.
VISIT 5ESSENTIALS SURVEY FAQS FOR MORE INFORMATION.
The District 20 Board of Education was proud to award Student Ignite Awards to 15 deserving students at the November 21, 2019 meeting. This award is given to students who have gone above and beyond in the classroom, exhibit excellent social emitional behavior at school, and/or participate and excell in co-curricular and athletic programs demonstrating hard work, perseverence, good sportsmanship, kindness, and willingness to help others.
Nominations by school staff are reviewed and approved by the Board's Collaboration and Communication Committee. Students in Grades 4-6 at each school are eligible for the award at the end of each semester.
At the last meeting on 11/21/19, 15 students were honored and over 50 family members were in attendance to support and celebrate with their students. Visit District News to see the photo gallery from this event.
Charger Changers continues to make a difference in the community with their efforts to support others. The student group has been very active in school activities, as well as with charitable organizations. They visited Phil's Friends and Hands of Hope Food Pantry this Fall and have many activities plannned throughout the school year.
Visit Charger Changers for more information.
The District partnered with Bernie's Books to provide a bag filled with age-appropriate books for each and every student in grades Preschool through 6th Grade. The hope is that the students will continue to grow their love of reading, as well as their home libraries as they will receive new books twice a year through this program.
Visit the District Photo Galleries to see a photo gallery of the students in D20 enjoying their new books!
Spring Wood's Dare to Dream group visited the College of DuPage to start thinking about their futures. They toured several areas including the Culinary & Hospitality Center and Homeland Security Education Center. Thank you to COD for a great day!