CCSD59 Celebrates Global Community Projects with Board
At the board meeting on May 8, 2017, the board of education saw a group presentation put on by three CCSD59 elementary schools- Juliette Low, Forest View, and John Jay - celebrating the collaboration of the schools with the community.
The Global Community Committee at Juliette Low was created to assist in building a sense of community via:
Breaking down barriers & building bridges
Celebrating cultural and linguistic diversity
Finding points of unity
Working together to meet community needs
Creating opportunities to interact
At the Student Service Project at Forest View, student senate members work to help the community. The students have:
Held drives to assist those less fortunate with socks, dental health supplies, and books
Assisted Forest View families during the holiday season with gift shopping, gift wrapping, and purchasing books for PTO holiday baskets
Assisted the greater community by sponsoring the District 59 “Souper Bowl” food drive and decorated trees with purple ribbons for the Mount Prospect Centennial Celebration
The Family and Community Engagement Committee at John Jay has a goal of bringing the school, family, and community together by providing opportunities for engagement. The committee has provided multiple family literacy and math nights that allow students to show parents what they are focusing on at school and what tools are available to help parents support their child.
All three presentations celebrated the role of CCSD59 students, families, staff, and the community in working together to provide great opportunities for educational and social experiences.
The board approved Dr. Nicole Robinson as the new principal of Salt Creek Elementary School beginning in the 17 - 18 school year.
Dr. Robinson has been an educator for 17 years, serving as a teacher and administrator in Bensenville District 2, where she currently serves as principal at Tioga School in Bensenville. Prior to her current role, she was an assistant principal at Blackhawk Middle School.
The board also approved Ms. Ashley Robertson as the Coordinator of Social Emotional Learning and Student Equity effective for the 17 -18 school year.
Ms. Robertson has been an educator for nine years, serving as a teacher in Champaign Unit 4. She currently serves as an ACTIONS program teacher and coach. Prior to her current role, she was a teacher at Jefferson School, also in Champaign Unit 4.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Robinson and Ms. Robertson to the CCSD59 team.
Board Approves the 2018-19 Traditional School Calendar
At the board meeting on May 8, the board approved the 2018-19 traditional calendar. The goal of approving the calendar further ahead of time is to provide district families and staff with better opportunities to plan around the school year.
The balanced calendar for the Ridge Family Center for Learning for the 18 - 19 school year is still in the process of being finalized.