Dear Elmhurst School District 205 Community,
It has been such a great couple of weeks getting to talk with so many students and hear about the exciting things that they did over winter break. Students and staff returned from break strong and dove right into the important work of teaching and learning.
Middle of the year NWEA MAP testing has begun for our elementary and middle school students. NWEA MAP is one measure that we use to understand how our students in elementary and middle school are performing, specifically using the following performance indicators:
- Performance of students in reading and math compared to national norms;
Percentage of students achieving in the average to above average range in reading and math; and,
Percentage of students in the expected growth range in reading and math.
Our focus remains on celebrating the learning outcomes of our students while also continuously improving our instruction together. We look forward to continuing this as we analyze the MAP results.
I would like to thank our community for your engagement in the search for the next principal leader at York High School. As you are aware, we have been engaged in a rigorous process to gain insight, both internally and from each of you, to help with our principal search. Your engagement and feedback through our survey, focus groups and personal messages has been tremendously helpful and will be utilized to ensure that our community values are thoroughly incorporated throughout the interview process.
The deadline to send in applications was on January 12, 2023 and interviews will begin on January 19, 2023. We are excited to meet the candidates and hope to bring a candidate to the Board for Recommendation for Approval at the February 21, 2023 Board of Education meeting.
As always, thank you for your continued partnership and support throughout the journey!
Dr. Keisha Campbell
Elmhurst School District 205