Welcome to 2020. People in education get two opportunities to celebrate the “New Year,” so why not take advantage of it?!
Just prior to the break, District 205 learned that the Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development has recognized the District as the state’s Exemplary District for Whole Child education for providing Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Supported and Challenged learning environments for students. Individual districts received recognition for each category. D205 was recognized for excellence across all categories. This recognition is a testament to the outstanding work and support of hundreds of educators and community partners.
This spring District 205 will break ground on the first of many major construction projects. The two primary projects this summer will be the main entrance at Bryan Middle School and the major expansion of Edison Elementary School.
I took advantage of the break to stop by a girls’ basketball game and saw the boys in the championship of the Jack Tosh Tournament. Our winter sports season is off to a good start.
District 205 continues to gain prominence as a National Leader in Future Ready Learning. School personnel have been presenting all over the country on the many great things happening in our classrooms every day. Recently, a team of administrators and Board members presented at the annual IASB, IASA, and IASBO Joint Conference in Chicago on the community engagement work that led up to the successful referendum. Another team will present at the AASA conference on D205’s approach to innovation in education. Instructional Coaches, special educators, and others have also shared the great work of the district at conferences and workshops across the state and country.
While there are many recent accomplishments of note, the good news keeps coming. I look forward to welcoming our students and teachers back to school.
Dr. David Moyer
Elmhurst Community Unit District 205
Updated January 2, 2019
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