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 September 25, 2015
September Institute Day - Today hs
 
While many students may have enjoyed a morning to sleep in or enjoy spending time outside in the sunshine, District 200 teachers were in our schools working. What do our teachers really do while students have the day off? They take advantage of professional development opportunities to keep them on top of their game!
 
Today, more than 300 high school staff from North and South gathered together at Wheaton North for a guest presentation on formative assessment. Formative assessments allow teachers to monitor student learning and provide ongoing feedback that can be used by teachers to improve their teaching and by students to improve their learning.

Middle school teachers are working at their individual buildings on two main aspects of our Future of Integration and Technology (FIT) guide - collaboration/creation and standards mastery. Did you read our article a few weeks ago about FIT? 

Elementary school teachers worked at their individual buildings this morning and are gathering for staff led presentations and activities of their choice this afternoon at Pleasant Hill and Bower Elementary Schools. Presentations will focus on English/Language Arts instruction.
 
Pictured above: More than 300 high schools teachers from across the district gather for professional development. 
 
National Merit Semifinalists
The mission of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) is to recognize and honor the academically talented students of the United States. NMSC accomplishes its mission by conducting nationwide academic scholarship programs. District 200 is proud to recognize Semifinalists at our two high schools.  
 
Wheaton North High School
Patrick Bomher
Ellyn F. Collier
Ian B. Gillespie
Allison R. Krull
Colleen Ward
Andrew Wells
 
Wheaton Warrenville South High School
Elizabeth B. Bray
Kyle A. Currence
Nicholas J. Kern
Elizabeth A. Koehler
Jonathan C. Larson
Myung W. Suh
 
Bike to School Day - October 7
District 200 participates in National Bike to School day, coordinated by the National Center for Safe Routes to School. Walking and biking bring a sense of joy and independence. Replacing car and bus trips to school with walking or biking can reduce congestion and air-polluting emissions. All bikers must wear a helmet and be accompanied by a responsible adult.

District 200 Bike to School program has grown from four schools and 400 participants in May of 2014 to over eight schools and over 1,200 participants in May of 2015. For more details contact Jim Knasel at jknasel@sbcglobal.net

Electronic School Bag
 
Upcoming Board Meetings 
Wed., September 30 at 7:30 p.m.
School Service Center
Committee of the Whole 
 
Wed., October 8 at 8:00 a.m.
Chat with the Board
Wheaton Warrenville South High School
 
Wed., October 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Regular Meeting
Pleasant Hill Elementary 
 
To view Board Meeting Agendas, highlights from previous Board Meetings and more, click here.
 
Upcoming Events
Going out to eat? Support our local PTAs. Click HERE for a full listing of Cook’s Night Out events.
 
Wheaton North's 28th Annual Falcon FestSaturday, September 26, 2015 at 4 p.m. at Wheaton North. For full details, click here

WWSNPTA Meeting - Monday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. at Wiesbrook Elementary. See the flier for more information. 
 
GATES 200 Meeting -Tuesday,p.m. at Monroe Middle School
GATES-200 (Gifted and Talented Education Supporters in District 200) is a parent advocacy group for gifted and talented students in District 200. For more information, see the flier.  
 
WWS Presents - The Jungle Book, Friday, Oct. 1 & Saturday, Oct. 2. Tickets available online or at the door. View the flier here.   
 
WWS PAWS Craft ShowSaturday October 3 from 10AM – 3PM at Wheaton Warrenville South. Public welcome! See the flier for more information. Crafters- interested in a booth? Contact doris.springcraft@gmail.com. Event flier. 
 
Preschool Resource Fair - October 7 from 9:00am to 11:00am. Wheaton Public Library is the place to make choosing a preschool for your child much easier.More info...
 
WWS Tiger PAWS Trivia Night/Silent Auction: Saturday, Oct 17 beginning at 6PM at the American Legion, Wheaton. Join up with friends and have fun while supporting South! Tickets $25 each ($20 for current PAWS members). See www.tigerpaws.org to reserve your spot.  
 
Falcon 5K - Sunday, October 25 - Race begins at 9:00AM Please see the WN Booster site for more details.
Erica Loiacono | Director of Public Relations
ph 630-682-2469  e erica.loiacono@cusd200.org   erica.loiacono@cusd200.org
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