|www.cusd200.org View this message online||June 3, 2016|
This week, six students from District 200's Transition Program graduated from Project SEARCH. Project SEARCH is is a unique, business led, one year school-to-work program that takes place entirely at the workplace.
For the last year, six students have participated in classroom experiences and worked internship rotations at Central DuPage Hospital. Project SEARCH's unique program provides real-life work experience to help youth with disabilities make successful transitions from school to adult life. Last year four students completed the program and next fall, four additional students will begin the program.
District 200's Transition Program is for students age 18-22 who have completed their time in one of our high schools but still qualify for further services and focuses on creating opportunities for students to build upon post-secondary goals in the classroom, vocational and community settings. If appropriate, some Transition students secure competitive employment and receive on-the-job coaching from a program vocational coordinator. Upon successful completion of the Transition Program, students receive their high school diploma.
As of last week, the six Project SEARCH students not only completed a highly coveted internship opportunity, but also received their high school diplomas. Four of the six students have already secured full-time competitive employment.
Sue Waters, Director of Secondary Student Services, greatly values the Project SEARCH program and the opportunities it affords to our students. "Rarely do so many different organizations come together to run such a comprehensive program for our students. Together with hospital staff, the hospital foundation, the school district, the Department of Rehabilitation Services and various adult support agencies - the program provides such authentic work experiences and support for our students that are difficult to replicate outside of an actual workplace. The support each group gives to the students helps them acquire a wide variety of job skills, appropriate workplace behavior, and better prepare them for the world," says Waters.
Congratulations to Jakob Andor, Luis Arellano-Hernandez, Stephen Coleman, Viktoria Kelly, Kenny Munzing and Kyle Orellana!
Pictured above - Sue Waters, along with Superintendent Jeff Schuler and Board Members Barbara Intihar and Jim Vroman, congratulate five of the six Project SEARCH graduates following their graduation ceremony.
2016-17 Registration is Open
Registration for the 2016-17 School Year opened on May 31. For all related information, please visit our website.
Summer Mobile Pantries
Each month for this calendar year, the District and the Northern Illinois Food Bank will host at least one mobile pantry at various places in the community that are open to all District 200 families. A complete list of mobile pantries can be found on our website.
Families are encouraged to take advantage of mobile pantries during the SUMMER months!
June 4 - Lowell Elementary - 10 to noon
June 25 - St. Charles Square Apts. - 10 to noon
July 13 - Immanuel Food Pantry - 10 to noon
July 23 - Lowell Elementary - 10 to noon
August 6 - Villagebrook Apts. - 10 to noon
August 20 - First Baptist Church - 10 to noon
The Rotary Club of Wheaton raised more than $33,000 to purchase mobile food pantries for District 200 families through the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
Electronic School Bag (E-School Bag)
American Music Institute - Summer Music Camp
College Prep Series: Starting Your College Search
Wheaton Public Library - Mother Daughter Sewing Night and Cross Stitch Club
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Wheaton Public Library - Wheaton Chess Club
Wheaton Public Library - Summer 2016 Newsletter
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Upcoming Board Meetings
Weds., June 8 at 7:30 p.m.
School Service Center
Weds., July 13 at 7:30 p.m.
School Service Center
To view Board Meeting Agendas, highlights from previous Board Meetings and more, click here.
Board Policy & Curriculum - On May 11, the Board approved to post several policy revisions for public review and comment. You can view the policies on our website.
Additionally, the Board approved to post a new middle school Math 8 textbook and a new high school Information Technology II textbook for public review and comment. The textbooks are available for review at the School Service Center (130 W. Park Ave, Wheaton) for 30 days.
Records Destruction - On June 30, 2016, Wheaton Warrenville School District 200 will destroy student temporary records for any students who transferred, graduated or otherwise permanently withdrew from the District by June of 2010. If any said students would like to take possession of their temporary records, they may do so by contacting the registrar at the high school of attendance prior to June 30, 2011. Only temporary records will be destroyed. In accordance with Section 4€ of the Illinois School Student Records Act (105ILCS 10/4(e), the District will retain student permanent records for not less than 60 years after the student has transferred, graduated or otherwise permanently withdrawn from the District.
Going out to eat? Support our local PTAs. Click HERE for a full listing of Cook’s Night Out events.
Wheaton Park District Playmaker Summer Camps - Are you ready for summer? Several summer camps led by your favorite District 200 PE Teachers! Check them out here.
|Erica Loiacono | Director of Public Relations
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