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 June 19, 2015
Summertime is Enrichment Time
 verdon 
 
This past week, 28 students from Franklin and Monroe Middle Schools took advantage of a week-long Broadcast Media summer enrichment program offered at Wheaton North High School. During the class, students are learning basic equipment skills and video editing techniques as they create two videos of their own, All About Me and a news feature. 
 
Wheaton North Broadcast Media teacher Sandy Verdon, along with Wheaton North junior and class assistant Grace Wimpffen, guide students through telling their own personal story on camera; properly using a video camera; and editing video with software Final Cut Pro. For their news feature video, students were tasked with creating their own Falcon Weekly segment on a topic of their choice. Students chose interesting, creative and humorous topics like sunscreen safety for teens, the rise of cat fashion shows and idioms like 'it's raining cats and dogs' coming true. 
 
Verdon believes her class allows students to use their creativity while gaining technical skills in video production. "Students have an opportunity to explore something that isn't available to them at the middle school level and see if this is an area they want to explore when they get to high school," says Verdon. Since the students are taking a class at their future school, Verdon also uses the opportunity to take the students on tours of the building. "I tell the kids when they get to high school, they have to get involved in something other than just going to class. Wheaton North has a wide variety of activities and leadership opportunities."
 
Summer Food Assistance
Children need good nutrition throughout the school year. If you, or someone you know, are concerned about feeding your child during the summer, you can call 1-800-359-2163 or visit http://summerfeedingillinois.org/ for assistance locating free and nutritious food. Local locations for food assistance include Outreach Community Center, Village Brook Apartments, The Renaissance Apartments as well as Currier Elementary School in West Chicago. 
 
Franklin Wins Spring Entrepreneur Expo
Franklin Middle School won the top award for the second consecutive year at the Spring Entrepreneurship Expo. Eighth graders enrolled in the Entrepreneurship elective at all four middle schools displayed their final projects on May 30th at IIT. A panel of judges from the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce and Wheaton Rotary rated the students based on the usefulness of product or service; business plan execution; market analysis and several other areas. As the winner, Franklin received a $1,000 award from the NEW 200 Foundation towards the purchase of technology.  
 
2015-16 Registration is Open
Registration for the 2015-16 School Year is open. For registration details, follow this link.  
 
New E-School Bag Postings (Week of 6/15)
CUSD 200 In the News…
 
 
New Policy Postings for Public Review 
On June 10, the Board approved to post Revised Proposed Policy 2.250 -  Access to District Public Records. Comments can be directed to Dr. Robert Rammer.
 
Upcoming Board Meetings 
Wed., July 8 at 7:30 p.m.
School Service Center
Regular Meeting  
 
Wed., August 12 at 7:30 p.m.
School Service Center
Regular Meeting 
 
To view Board Meeting Agendas, highlights from previous Board Meetings and more, click here.
 
Upcoming Events
Student Records Destruction Notice - June 26, 2015
District 200 is scheduled to destroy student’s temporary records from the year 2010, in accordance with the Illinois School Code and current School Board policy. Please contact the Registrar at Wheaton North or Wheaton Warrenville South High Schools prior to the dates above, to arrange to receive a copy of your/or your child’s temporary records. After the date listed above, the records will be destroyed. 
 
Jack's Army 4th Annual Golf Outing - Monday, July 20th
Klein Creek Golf Club
All proceeds go to research efforts and awareness by the Jack Pribaz Foundation to fight KCNQ2. For more information, see the flier.  
 
Summerdaze by the Warrenville Park District
August 7-8 - For more information visit their website.  
 
Wheaton North Falconette Feeder Team Fall Training Sessions - Begins August 26 For details and to sign up, click here. 
Erica Loiacono | Director of Public Relations
630-682-2000     erica.loiacono@cusd200.org
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