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                              View this message online April 22, 2016
Board receives facility reportfacilityreport  

After several months of engaging District 200 staff and community members, architects Perkins + Will presented the Facility Master Plan Report to the Board of Education on April 13. The final report, including an executive summary, is available on our website.

The Facility Master Plan (FMP) is a physical and educational assessment of our buildings. District 200 schools have physical assets like roofs, windows, plumbing, doors and fixtures that need to be repaired or replaced within the next few years. Many of the spaces in our schools don’t match the needs of future ready, 21st century learners. A FMP is a long-term view of our facility needs both now and in the future.

A FMP allows the Board to make well-thought-out and cost-effective decisions about facility changes and take many factors, such as safety, security and educational needs of all our students into account. To assemble the final report, the District engaged architects Perkins + Will to collaborate and engage our school staff and community to fully identify the educational and physical needs and priorities at all of our buildings. Board President Jim Vroman is pleased with the past seven months of collaborative efforts utilized for the plan's creation. "During the Engage 200 process, the community said to us, 'we want to make sure the Board is taking a big picture approach to address any facility issues.' We believe this report provides that big picture," says Vroman.   
 
The Board of Education has several important upcoming discussions planned throughout the month of April including an all-day workshop to discuss the Facility Master Plan Report in detail, and begin the process of prioritizing critical physical and educational upgrades needed at our buildings. President Vroman looks forward to making progress in facilities planning. "We will work toward reaching a consensus on the priorities of the projects to be addressed, a timeline for implementation and the means to finance their implementation."
 
Distinguished Teacher Awards - next Tuesday, April 26
Wheaton North High School
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
 
District 200 is fortunate to have many outstanding teachers in our classrooms. The District’s reputation for high quality education is due in large part to the dedication of our teachers and their ability to inspire students.

As part of their commitment to recognizing excellence in teaching, our District's foundation, the NEW 200 Foundation, presents the annual Distinguished Teacher Awards for excellence among District 200 educators. Awards are presented to one educator from each school level, from each side of town, who has put forth extra effort to enrich the educational experiences of District 200 students.

The District congratulates this year's NEW 200 Distinguished Teachers:

Cynthia Mielke, Lowell Elementary
Melissa Chadwick-DeCarlo, Franklin Middle
Robert Griegoliet, Wheaton North HS

Todd Jones, Wiesbrook Elementary
Tod Harper, Edison Middle
Joanne Wegscheid, Edison/WWSHS

Join the celebration and honor our teachers. Local restaurants will offer pizza tastings and you can bid on some awesome silent auction items, i
n fact, the online auction opened TODAY! Proceeds will go to Support Our Students teacher grants. Get your event tickets here.

National Bike/Walk to School Day - May 4 
Last May was a huge success when eight schools and over 1,200 students came together for National Bike to School Day. This year, organizers are hoping to add more schools and students to participate. Please join your fellow students, teachers and parents for National Bike to School day on May 4th.

Biking to school benefits the students by increasing test scores, provides a fun forum for them to learn about bike safety and promotes healthy physical habits that can last a lifetime. Also, replacing car and bus trips to school with walking or biking can reduce congestion and air-pollution emissions. 
 
For questions on how to get involved, contact James Knasel  at jknasel@sbcglobal.net. 
 
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New Curriculum Standards Available for Public Review
 
The Board approved to post proposed standards for three high school courses. For questions or to make public comments regarding Proposed Curriculum, please contact: Faith Dahlquist, Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services 630-682-2103 faith.dahlquist@cusd200.org
 
Upcoming Board Meetings 
 
Wed., April 27 at 7:00 p.m.
School Service Center
Committee of the Whole 
 
Sat., April 30 at 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wheaton North High School
All-day Facility Planning Workshop 
 
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.
 
Distinguished Teacher Awards 
Tuesday, April 26 from 6:00-8:00pm at Wheaton North High School. More information here. 

Mobile Food Pantry - Friday, April 29 from 4-6 p.m. at Marian Park Apartments. This is open to ALL District 200 families. See the flier for details. 
 
WWS Spring Art Show -Thursday May 5th from 6-8:00 p.m. at Wheaton Warrenville South. This event is open to the public. Artwork displayed will be from second semester students and will include painting, photography, architectural models, drawing, computer generated artwork, collages, jewelry, and ceramics.   
 
United We Compete Volleyball- May 12 at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. at Wheaton Warrenville South. Join us for “United We Compete” as boys volleyball supports the efforts of the young men of volleyball teams throughout
Illinois and here in Wheaton, Warrenville, Aurora and Naperville. See the flier 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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