District 30 News Briefs: Parent/Teacher Conferences Run through October 17

District 30 News Briefs: Parent/Teacher Conferences Run through October 17

Parent/Teacher Conference Schedules

Wescott and Willowbrook Parent/Teacher Conferences will run from 4:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 16 for PreK-5, and conferences will be held all day for all PreK-8 on Thursday, October 17. There is no school for students on Thursday, October 17.

Board of Education Convenes on October 24

District 30's Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 24 at Maple School's library media center.  For more information, contact Board Secretary Michele Pollina at 847-498-4190.

District 30's Character Counts! Food Drive Runs from October 20-26

District 30, District 34, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) schools will participate in the annual Character Counts! Food Drive from October 20-26, during the national celebration of Character Counts! Week.  This food drive is the largest food collection for the year that is donated to Northfield Township Food Pantry.

Items of great need are: Pancake mix and syrup, pasta sauce, juice/juice boxes, coffee, tea, kid’s snacks/snack packs, cookies, crackers, pasta, rice, canned tuna, canned chicken, jelly, paper products, cereal, oatmeal, diapers, unopened baby formula, baby food, etc. (Please check expiration dates.) Cash donations and or checks made out to Northfield Township Food Pantry are always welcomed and encouraged, $1 = 5 cans. Boxes will be located in each school.

More information is available at ccglenview.org

Northbrook/Glenview School District's Board of Education adopted the FY20 budget at its September 19, 2019 meeting. The budget is available online at the district website at http://www.district30.org/operations/business-documents

"Maple School - A New Beginning"

Here is a wonderful video "Maple School - A New Beginning" that Superintendent Dr. Brian Wegley showed to the Board at their business meeting that was held on September 19.

It encompasses District 30’s three-year journey in building a new Maple School, from facility plans to completion of the campus by the September 3, 2019 opening of school. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c2ZhLrHQdY&feature=youtu.be

Board of Education Fall Meetings Set for October 24

The Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, October 24 at Maple School’s library media center. For more information contact Board of Education Secretary Michele Pollina at 847-498-4190.

New Maple School 2019-2020: "New Roof - New Walls - Same Foundation."

The words "New Maple School 2019-2020: New Roof - New Walls - Same Foundation" were featured on this year's navy blue spirit wear t-shirt to commemorate the official opening of new Maple School and the first day of school, which took place on Tuesday, September 3.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Wegley welcomed over 600 Board of Education members, village and county dignitaries, students, teachers, and staff members to the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Maple School. He immediately thanked everyone for their support and flexibility before and during construction.

"We are blessed to be in this building, and look forward to having you all with us, as we journey through our first year in this state-of-art facility."

"Students can truly take full advantage of the first-class education District 30 offers that will amply prepare them for the future," Dr. Wegley maintained.

He said that it will be exciting to watch as students and teachers participate in all of the "firsts" this year: Assemblies, the annual musical, sports events, PTO-sponsored events, meetings, etc.

A video of the two-year history of the new Maple School project was shown and followed by the official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Ribbon cutting participants included Board of Education and former Board members, students, teachers, Northbrook and Glenview village dignitaries, administrators past and present, ARCON Associates (architects Rick Cozzi and Jeffrey Huck), and Nicholas Construction Inc. representative Jeff Zurlinden.

Afterward, Principal Dr. Nate Carter and Assistant Principal Betty Holzkopf presided at the Opening Ceremony. Seventh and eighth-graders stood to welcome the sixth-grade class to the 2019-2020 school year.

Eighth-grader Maya Pawlik spoke to her peers about the hard work and challenges of student life, which is made easier to navigate due to the valued relationships with wonderful teachers and peers. She then accepted the new Maple School on behalf of the student body.

Next, Dr. Wegley, Dr. Carter, and Ms. Holzkopf showed the audience items that will be placed in a time capsule for future generations. Some key items included names of those that helped pass the referendum allowing the district to build new Maple, Maple groundbreaking ceremony photos, student photos and names, media coverage of new Maple, and a time-lapse video of the project over the past 18 months.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, the longest-tenured teachers (25 years plus), Lynn Reimer, Mary Norquist, Dawn Nettelhorst, and Decima Panitch addressed the audience and pronounced, "We accept Maple on behalf of the teachers, and now declare it open for learning."