In This Issue
CCSD93 strives to maximize the academic, social & emotional potential of each student.
Dear Friend of CCSD93,
Jay Stream Middle School Innovation Center Officially Dedicated!
Last night, the CCSD93 Board of Education held an official Dedication of the newly renovated Innovation Center at Jay Stream Middle School, which opened to students at the start of this school year! Student ambassadors showed off its unique spaces to guests who included leaders of local community organizations, Illinois Congresswoman Diane Pappas, Board of Education members, CCSD93 administrators, and Jay Stream staff members. 
The space was intentionally designed, with input from a committee featuring school staff members, district administrators, School Board members, and the project's architect, to ensure students are able to take on relevant educational endeavors now and for years to come. With a focus on flexibility, inspiring colors, natural lighting, and embedded technology, the space fosters greater collaboration and better enables students to learn and apply 21st century skills and abilities, take on computer science activities, and engage in design thinking concepts that their teachers challenge them to take on. 

I invite you to take a virtual tour of the space with me, Principal Chris Pietroski, and Innovation Media Specialist Lindsay Kuczek by viewing this video!
Here are images of a few key moments, including Board President Keith Briggs addressing guests.  
Please be sure to read the following articles to keep up with the latest from CCSD93. Enjoy your weekend !


David Hill, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Two Cloverdale Students Recognized as Finalists in International Essay Competition
Fifth graders at Cloverdale Elementary School have been connecting with students across the globe using PenPal Schools, an online space that challenges students to share original writing, read and analyze one anothers' pieces, and respond authentically to peers from all over the world. 

The website recently held an essay contest that asked students to write about a personal experience. All of Cloverdale's participating students worked hard to incorporate relevant details, description and strong imagery in their essays. In the end, out of more than 700 essay submissions from throughout the world, Cloverdale students Mikey S. and Jazlene K. were both chosen as top 10 finalists! Congratulations to both students, who were awarded with literacy gift bags, including journals and book fair gift certificates, at a schoolwide assembly today! You can find out more and read their essays by finding their names on this webpage!
Students Celebrate Health, Fitness, Teamwork & More at Run Like a Girl 5K
On Tuesday, Stratford Middle School hosted more than 90 students from Elsie Johnson, Carol Stream, and Western Trails for the Run Like a Girl Celebratory 5K Race! Each of the participating elementary schools held a Run Like a Girl Club, which met twice per week for six weeks leading up to the event running together, learning about fitness and healthy lifestyles, practicing teamwork, and building relationships and confidence. Parents, siblings, and staff members we invited to join the girl and boy participants at the 5K. Watch the video above for more!
You're Invited to Attend  
Tastings of Bloomingdale on 11/2
CCSD93 parents and other community members are invited to attend Tastings of Bloomingdale from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 2 at Stratford Square Mall.

The event, presented by the Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce and formerly known as 50 Men Who Cook, features prominent men and women from our community who will prepare tastings of a wide variety of entrees, main courses, and desserts for attendees to sample and judge. In addition to the delicious food, guests will also enjoy: 
  • Raffles
  • Musical entertainment
  • A new family-friendly kids activity area
Stratford Principal Patrick Dawson will prepare a dish, and former CCSD93 Board of Education member Dick Boyer will also be sampling some bites.
For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit this webpage! A portion of the proceeds will go to CCSD93's Bloomingdale schools, Stratford Middle School and the Early Childhood Center.
Students Invited to Manufacturing  
Career Night at GBN on 10/29
Representatives from six local manufacturers will present to students about careers in manufacturing on Tuesday, October 29 in Glenbard North's Library. Snacks will be served at 6:30 p.m. and presentations start at 7 p.m. CCSD93 students and their families are invited to attend! View the flyer below for more!
10/24 Board of Education Meeting Recap
The most recent CCSD93 Board of Education meeting was held on Thursday, October 24 at Jay Stream Middle School. The following occurred at the meeting.
  • There was a Board Salute to Sportsmanship Award winners from Stratford and Jay Stream for the girls volleyball, cross country, and boys soccer seasons. View a photo of the awardees with the Board here!
  • Members of CCSD93's new Board law firm Hauser, Izzo, Petrarca, Gleason & Stillman were introduced.
  • Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning & Innovation Jonathan Zimmermann highlighted components of the Annual Assessment Report.
  • There were four revised Board Policies for second reading:
    • 270.19 - Public Participation at School Board Meetings & Petitions to the Board
    • 410.30 - Insufficient Fund Checks
    • 465.04 - Emergency Plans
    • 500.03 - Job Descriptions 
  • The Board reviewed ethical policies.
  • Dr. Hill updated the Board on the progress the district is making on achieving the Board's goals.
  • Assistant Superintendent for Business Services John Benedetti facilitated a presentation on the state and federal grants that CCSD93 administrators author.
  • The Board voted on the approval of a conference cost report for two employees.
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