|www.cusd200.org||August 7, 2015|
It's Week of Learning for our teachers!
Yesterday kicked off District 200's Week of Learning for staff. For the past two days, and again for two days next week, more than 300 teachers and staff members participate in various professional development classes - all on their own time.
Taught by fellow expert teachers and administrators, classes offered include Google Buddies, Classroom Management, Google Apps for Education, Math Talk, Classroom Differentiation, Creating Visual Learning and much, much more. Popular courses include how to use new technology to engage students in creating and collaborating as well as looking at the ever changing future and how to best prepare our students for it.
Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services Faith Dahlquist is thrilled with the number of staff who have volunteered their time to learn some of the best practices in instruction. "Week of Learning is a great time for teachers to gather and share ideas, knowledge and applications that are already working within our system. It's a chance to think and plan with other educators before the start of the school year," says Dahlquist.
Pictured above: Washington teacher Krista Lipnisky teaches a class on Google Buddies, a program she found successful last year with 1st and 4th grade collaboration.
Update on ParentVue
Throughout this past week, we understand that a number of parents had difficulty accessing ParentVue either through the ParentVue app, and on occasion, through one of the school websites. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Last weekend, during some routine upgrades and maintenance, a piece of hardware failed. While we corrected and re-routed links from our websites, the ParentVue app did not function and on a few instances, parents received error messages. We replaced the failed hardware last night and access to ParentVue via the school websites and ParentVue app are fully functioning.
Again, we apologize for any inconvenience or frustration this may have caused you. Thank you for your patience.
In the News...
Tentative 2015-16 Budget
On July 8, the Board of Education approved the posting of the Tentative 2015-16 Budget. A Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, August 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the School Service Center for public comment.
Upcoming Board Meetings
Wed., August 12 at 7:30 p.m.
School Service Center
THIS WEEKEND - Summerdaze Warrenville Park District
August 7-8 - For more information visit their website.
Knights of Columbus 25th Annual Golf Outing - Benefiting Special Camps for Intellectually Disadvantaged
Children and Adults. August 10th at Arrowhead. Click here for details.
'Whole' day to support our students! - August 11, 8am-10pm at Whole Foods. Whole Foods will donate 5% of all sales to the NEW 200 Foundation (no flyer necessary).
Friends of Wheaton Library Book Sale - August 25-29 See flier for details.
State of Our Schools - Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Hubble Middle School. Presentation by Dr. Jeff Schuler, Superintendent.
Falcon 5K - Sunday, October 25 - Race begins at 9:00AM (registration begins at 8:00AM) Back by popular demand for those 8 years or younger - Are your faster than a Falcon race at 10:15AM. Please see the WN Booster site for more details
|Erica Loiacono | Director of Public Relations