Dear Friend of CCSD93,
Six CCSD93 Teachers Awarded for Commitment to Personalizing Education for Students!
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of joining CCSD93 Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning & Innovation Jonathan Zimmermann to congratulate the six most recent recipients of CCSD93's Personalized Education Certificate.

The Certificate was established by CCSD93 as a way to distinguish our educators who have pushed themselves to become experts in personalizing education for their students. CCSD93 staff members earn the certificate after participating in 540 hours of CCSD93's Personalized Learning professional development series.
Congratulations to
  • Stratford's Karen Johnson,
  • Western Trails's Angela Howieson,
  • Cloverdale's Liz Kimes,
  • Jay Stream's Carrie Vehlewald and Kelly Colucci, and
  • Carol Stream's Jessica McGill
for becoming the latest CCSD93 staff members to earn the District's Personalized Education Certificate! They are especially equipped to help meet CCSD93's first Strategic Goal of providing a relevant education to all of their students. Here they are receiving their awards!  

Please be sure to read the following notes about CCSD93 students presenting at the PBIS Leadership Forum downtown, ILPEx representatives visiting CCSD93 next week, a recap and video of our Dangers of Vaping Presentation from this week, a reminder about signing up for Student-Led Conferences, an invitation to Glenbard Parent Series events, and a preview of the October 10 Board of Education meeting.

Have an excellent weekend!
David H. Hill, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools  
CCSD93 Student Present at Regional PBIS Conference
This week, students from Jay Stream and Stratford who are a part of CCSD93's Expect Respect Student Leadership Team presented at the PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) Leadership Forum, a two-day regional conference in Chicago, about the use of Expect Respect at CCSD93's schools. 

PBIS is a framework designed to encourage and reinforce positive student behavior, and Expect Respect is a critical piece of PBIS that teaches students how to respond to disrespectful behavior and advocate for themselves and their peers. Check out these images of their presentation, and below that view the video from last school year about the Expect Respect Student Leadership Team's efforts to spread their crucial message into the community.

CCSD93 Expect Respect Video
CCSD93 Expect Respect Video

View Dangers of Vaping Recording
In case you missed CCSD93's Dangers of Vaping presentation this week, you're invited to watch the video of the presentation below to learn crucial information regarding health effects of vaping devices, what they can contain, how to spot them, and what the law says about their use.

Special thanks to the Carol Stream Police Department's Officer Pablo Castro and Northwestern Medicine's Dr. Johnson for lending their expertise to the presentation!

Dangers of Vaping Livestream from 10/2/19 
Dangers of Vaping Livestream from 10/2/19

CCSD93 to Host ILPEx Next Week (10/7-10/11)  
in Effort Towards Continuous Improvement
CCSD93 consistently works to continuously improve its programs and services. One way we do this is by utilizing the Baldrige Excellence Framework, which is a set of proven criteria that helps organizations of all kinds throughout the world to systematically and continuously improve. To get actionable feedback on methods to continue to improve, CCSD93 works with Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx), a not-for-profit organization that helps other organizations who utilize the Baldrige Excellence Framework identify strengths and key areas for improvement in their implementation of the Framework. 

Next week (October 7-11), CCSD93's schools and District Office will host nine representatives from ILPEx who will speak with school and district leaders, as well as additional staff members, to ultimately provide CCSD93 with a list of strengths and key areas for improvement that will help CCSD93 to become a better, stronger organization. Please know if you see them at our schools that they are here to help make CCSD93 even better!
Parents Invited to Schedule Student-Led Conferences Today!
After successful implementation last year, once again this year Parent/Teacher Conferences across CCSD93 will take the form of Student-Led Conferences. Students are expected to attend with their parents, and part of the Conference will involve students identifying strengths and setting learning goals. Research has shown that Student-Led Conferences benefit students by
  • creating authentic experiences for students to utilize and improve upon organizational and communication skills,
  • enabling students to take greater responsibility and accountability for their learning experiences,
  • illustrating the academic supports and expectations in place by their parents and teachers, and   
  • helping students better understand their skills and areas for improvement.
Student-Led Conferences will be held Monday and Tuesday, November 25 and 26. Parents are once again asked to use PTC Wizard, an online scheduling tool, to set up Conferences. You can schedule Conferences with PTC Wizard from now until noon and Friday, November 22 at noon. All parents will need to register a new account this year, even if you had one for school year. To register and schedule your conferences, visit .

Free Parent Film & Presentation on
Teenage Stress and Anxiety on 10/10
Glenbard Parent Series (GPS) is an ongoing series of free workshops and presentations geared toward helping adults navigate parenthood in modern times. They're terrific resources for our community, and even though it has Glenbard in its name, CCSD93 parents with or without students in high school absolutely are invited to attend. Check out this GPS programming scheduled for October 10!
10/10 Board of Education Meeting Preview
The next CCSD93 Board of Education meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 10 at Heritage Lakes Elementary School (925 Woodhill Drive in Carol Stream). Prior to the meeting
Prior to the meeting, at 6:45 p.m., a Board member will be available for a Listening Post, which is an opportunity for community members to speak directly with a Board member in a less formal setting. All community members are invited to attend Thursday's Board meeting. The following are among the agenda items.
  • The Board will look at the following new and revised Board Policies for first reading:
    • 715.12 - Video Surveillance & Monitoring 
    • 705.11 - Education for Homeless Students
    • 500.25 - Prohibition of Tobacco Use on School District Property
    • 710.12 - Smoking
    • 715.01 - Student Behavior  
    • 830.02 - Public Conduct on School Property
    • 830.03 - Prohibition of Tobacco Use on School District Property
  • The Board will appoint an IASB Delegate to represent them at the IASB Delegate Assembly in November.
  • The Board will review IASB Resolutions to decide which they want to support.
  • There will be a review and vote on the approval of the Truth in Taxation Resolution, which is part of the tax levy process.
  • The Board will review and vote on the approval of used MacBook/iPad sales to employees.
  • There will be one employee conference cost report for approval.
  • Dr. Hill will give an update on the Shanghai China Education Delegation visit scheduled for October 11.
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