Inspiring in everyone a passion to excel
Inspiring in everyone a passion to excel

Community Unit School District 200

130 West Park Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60189

P: 630.682.2000 F: 630.682.2227

www.cusd200.org May 1, 2015
WWS Baseball Team, Community Raise Awareness for ALS
 
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On Sunday, May 17th, the Wheaton Warrenville South Tiger Baseball Team will once again take the field with other DVC schools, including Wheaton North, in a conference game to raise awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. 
 
Last spring and summer, the public saw a craze of "ice bucket challenges," aimed to raise awareness for a debilitating disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. The Wheaton Warrenville South community has been formally raising awareness, and more than $22,000, for the ALS Association of Chicago for five years now. 
 
Tim Brylka, a WWS Business and Digital Media teacher and Head Baseball Coach, has been leading this effort because he says, "it's personal to us." Former WWS student and baseball player Brian Schnurstein has been fighting ALS for four years now. Brylka played on Schurnstein's baseball team and also lost an uncle to the disease in 1999. Watch a video about Schurnstein, the baseball team and school's involvement to raise awareness for ALS. 
 
Interested in getting involved? The community is invited to the DVC conference game on May 17th at Pfund Field in Carol Stream. You register to walk in the ALS Walk at Cantigny on May 30th or make a donation to Step Up to the Plate, a program established in 2011 to provide the opportunity for the baseball community to participate in the fight against ALS.
 
Brylka says participation in the fight against ALS has been great for players to understand life lessons, learn how to make a difference and put others first. All 65 of his players are walking at Cantigny on May 30th. 
 
(2014 WWS Tiger Baseball Team pictured above at the ALS Walk.)
 
Social & Digital Media Parent Survey
For the past several years, District 200 has offered a series of Parenting Seminars to provide resources and tools to parents on a variety of topics. More recently, parents have expressed a heightened interest in resources and support surrounding their child's use of social and digital media.
 
To assist our district in providing parent resources and seminars that empower parents to feel educated and confident parenting in our world of social and digital media, we invite all parents to complete a survey. You can access the survey here: http://goo.gl/aDbsFP
 
CUSD 200 In the News…
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Board Meetings 
Wed., May 13 at 7:30 p.m.
School Service Center
Regular Meeting
 
Wed., May 27 at 7:30 p.m.
School Service Center
Committee of the Whole 
 
To view Board Meeting Agendas, highlights from previous Board Meetings and more, click here.
 
Upcoming Events
Wheaton North Presents - Westside Story
Fri. 5/1 & Sat. 5/2 at 7:00 p.m. For ticket information, contact Brian.Phillips@cusd200.org or 630/784-7300 ext. 8495 Event Flier 
 
WWS Spring Art Show 
Thursday May 7th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. in the WWS Library. Artwork displayed from 2nd semester students includes painting, photography, architectural models, drawing, computer generated artwork, collages, jewelry, and ceramics. 
 
Wiesbrook 5K Tiger Trot Benefiting the The Ross K. MacNeill Foundation
Saturday, May 9th at 7:30 a.m. For more information view the event flier. Register online here
 
Erica Loiacono | Director of Public Relations
630-682-2000     erica.loiacono@cusd200.org
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