Dear Friend of CCSD93,
Three Staff Members Earn CCSD93 Personalized Education Certificate!
Congratulations to Western Trails Art Teacher Jamie Scheufler, Carol Stream School 2nd Grade Teacher Marie Sepsakos, and Carol Stream School 4th Grade Teacher Shelly Collins for recently being awarded CCSD93's Personalized Education Certificate!

Only a handful of our staff members have earned the certificate, which signifies that they've devoted themselves completely to personalizing their students' educational experience.
Each has participated in 540 hours of CCSD93's Personalized Learning professional development series, and each has experience professional growth throughout the process. The end result is that their students will receive a more relevant, engaging, and personal education.

Congratulations to Jamie, Marie, and Shelly!
Want Your Child to be Bilingual? Find Out About Dual Language Program 1/31, 2/6 & 2/26 
CCSD93 will again offer its Dual Language program for interested incoming kindergarten students for the 2019-20 school year. Dual Language classrooms contain half English speaking students and half Spanish speaking students, and they are taught lessons in both English and Spanish.

The goal is for these students to become fluent in both languages, which will be a great skill for them to have as our society becomes more and more global.

You can find out even more about the Dual Language program by attending any of the following three identical meetings:
  • Thursday, January 31 - 7 p.m. at CCSD93's District Office (230 Covington Drive in Bloomingdale)
  • Wednesday, February 6 - 7 p.m. Location TBD
  • Tuesday, February 26 - 7 p.m. at CCSD93's District Office
You'll also find more information at Kindergarten Registration on Tuesday, February 19.

If you think your child might be interested in Dual Language, please consider attending a meeting! 
For more on the program, view this video:

Birth to 5 Let's Play a Terrific Time for Young Families
Hundreds of community members brought their young children to the 2nd annual Birth to 5 Community Coalition's Let's Play event last Saturday! Families with children five and younger enjoyed multiple indoor play stations featuring materials and activities tailored specifically toward these young ones.

Thank you to all who attended, and to all of our community partners, like the police and fire departments, the park districts, the public libraries, and more who came out for the event. Attendees were able to connect with them and various other Birth to 5 Community Coalition members, which are community organizations that provide care and services for our community's youngest children.

If you have a child age birth to five, be sure to check out the Community Coalition's website at or give them a call at 630-307-3750 to see what community resources they can connect you with. Here are some photos from the day!
Find Out More About Elsie Johnson Social Worker in CCSD93 in 93 Seconds!
Elsie Johnson School social worker Callie Pittman helps to support the school's students in their social-emotional development. Learn a little bit about her, including her favorite memory from her time in the district, in the latest CCSD93 in 93 Seconds by clicking on the image below!
Attend GBN Indian Student Association Production on 1/25 & 1/26
Next Friday, January 25 and next Saturday, January 26 at 7 p.m. both nights, Glenbard North High School's Indian Student Association will be hosting its show, Our Kahani. The performance will showcase the diversity of the Indian subcontinent through the forms of dance, song, fashion, and acting. It's one of the largest and most spectacular cultural shows in the state of Illinois, and it features many former CCSD93 students!

Admission is just $6. For tickets,
please visit this website.
1/24 Board of Education Meeting Preview
The next Board of Education meeting will be held at Carol Stream School (422 Sioux Lane, Carol Stream, IL 60188) at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 24. Before the meeting, at 6:45 p.m., we'll hold a Board Listening Post, which is a time when community members are welcome to stop in and speak face-to-face with a Board member. All community members are invited to attend the meeting. The following are among the agenda items.
  • Carol Stream Elementary School kindergarten through 5th grade students will demonstrate math skills using the new Eureka Math curriculum at stations throughout the school's Innovation Center.
  • There will be two revised Board Policy for first reading:
    • 105 - Mission Statement
    • 625 - Curriculum Content
  • There will be one new Board Policy for first reading:
    • 630 - Accelerated Placement
  • Associate Superintendent Dr. David Hill will give a presentation on the Tax Levy process.
  • The Board will review results of the final Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Audit.
  • The Board will review results of CCSD93's 2018 demographic study.
No School 1/21 for MLK Day
There will be no school on Monday, January 21 as we recognize Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and acknowledge his tremendous contributions towards the civil rights movement and greater equality throughout the country.

In CCSD93, we've initiated an Excellence and Equity Committee with the purpose of identifying achievement gaps and barriers that exist in District processes that can inhibit students from receiving an equitable, relevant education and prevent families from feeling connected to our schools. We hope that the work of the committee honors Dr. King's legacy and the ideals he represented. We will share more on the Excellence and Equity Committee in the near future.

Have a terrific long weekend! We'll see you Tuesday!


Bill Shields, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

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