Volume 21, No. 11| June 21, 2018
Westmoor Hosts Summer School 2018
Westmoor School is serving as a gracious host to the 2018 Summer School Enrichment Program while crews work at Northbrook Junior High to replace carpeting in the hallways and some classrooms that is more than 20 years old. Summer School classes continue through July 3.
News From the June Board Meeting
Network Improvements for Digital Devices
Students and staff across the district will have access to a more robust Internet network when they return to the classroom in August.

The Board of Education approved Internet cabling improvements at Meadowbrook and Westmoor Schools at the June meeting, which will complete network infrastructure improvements at all district schools.

The summer cabling projects at Westmoor and Meadowbrook will expand data points in the classrooms and increase network capacity for student and staff devices.

As the district kicks off Learning First as part of the strategic plan Navigate 28, improving the network is the foundation for a successful program. Work was completed at Greenbriar over winter break. Northbrook Junior High was started at spring break and was also completed this month.
Three Appointed to Teaching Positions
Meadowbrook & Westmoor
Adela Cabrejo – Spanish teacher and English Learner aide
Adela Cabrejo will be joining the world language team as a half-time Spanish teacher, sharing her teaching time between Greenbriar and Meadowbrook Schools.

Casey Hamilton – Speech Language Therapist
Casey Hamilton is a recent graduate of Northwestern University, with a master’s degree in Speech, Language and Hearing. She is working a one-year maternity leave for Lisa Kosnik.

Rebecca Parkinson – Social Worker
Rebecca Parkinson is a familiar face in the halls of Greenbriar School, where she was a third-grade teacher for seven years prior to completing her social work internship with Meghan Dames, Greenbriar’s current social worker. She replaces Ms. Silverman, who is moving to the junior high.

Read their complete bios on the New Staff 2018-19 web page.
NSSED Recognizes Westmoor School Staff Collaboration
The Westmoor School Foundations team has been working in a unique professional learning partnership with Northern Suburban Special Education District over the past three years to improve teaching support for special needs students.

At a June Leadership Council meeting, Lindsay Kiraly, coordinator of professional development and coaching for NSSED, recognized District 28. Westmoor Principal Mary Sturgill, the Westmoor special education team led by social worker Melina Leber and second-grade teacher Patti Sacks were recognized for their collaboration efforts.

The Westmoor team built a system of professional development for all school staff with joint meetings, data review, action plans and coaching. 
Happy Summer!
Numerous reports have indicated that despite the first day of summer getting rained out, the sun will indeed shine again! Enjoy Summer Break!
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