Optimism is essential to achievement, and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. -Nicholas Murray Butler
If you missed Superintendent Dr. Brian Wegley's holiday and New Year blog, please take a few minutes to read his inspirational message at http://blog.d30.me/bwegley/
His optimism is uplifting...He stated,
"Thank you for helping us generate the gift of hope for the future. We live in extraordinary, but challenging times. Keeping a focus on developing independent, good people who can achieve in this demanding world remains a powerful compass for my life, District 30, and our community.
I am eternally optimistic about the future because I know that our students will continue to grow into caring and capable people who will multiply our efforts for good." -Dr. Brian K. Wegley
School Holiday Scheduled for January 21
There is no school on Monday, January 21, due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
ACCESS testing for English Learners will take place from January 22-February 18
Teachers will be administering the ACCESS test to the English Learner (EL) students starting on Tuesday, January 22. The testing will be online for grades 1-5 for listening, reading and speaking. Grades 1-3 will take a paper/pencil writing test. Grades 4-5 will be typing their writing responses.
Kindergartners will be tested individually with a paper-based test in two sessions. Staff members project that the testing will take place for about four weeks. There will be no EL extension groups or push-in support from January 22 - February 15. Regular schedules resume on Monday, February 18.
For additional information, contact your child's school office.
School Board Meets at Maple School on January 24
The Board of Education will meet for a business meeting at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, January 24 at Maple School. For more information contact Board Secretary Julie Bezanes at 847-498-4190.
The District 30 Early Childhood Program is held at Willowbrook School. Registration for new students will be held on Wednesday, January 30 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Maple PTO Fundraiser to Help Build New All Abilities Playground!
Attention to all of the students at Wescott and Willowbrook Schools!
The top two fundraising classrooms at Willowbrook and the top two fundraising classrooms at Wescott will receive extra recess time!