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CCSD93 strives to maximize the academic, social & emotional potential of each student.
Dear Friend of CCSD93,
A Note of Thanks to CCSD93's School Board Members
Today is School Board Members Day, a time when school districts throughout the state honor board members for all they do for public education.

Having worked directly with the CCSD93 Board of Education for years, first as the district's business official and now as Superintendent, I cannot express to you how fortunate our community is to have such dedicated individuals committing their time and energy to ensuring that CCSD93 provides the best, most relevant learning experiences to our children.
To a person, our seven Board members make decisions based on what is best for children, while staying mindful of the resources provided by our community. 

As unpaid elected officials, they each devote hundreds of hours of their own time every year preparing for and attending a variety of committee and School Board meetings. They serve CCSD93's community by formulating policy, approving financial operations and curriculum, evaluating programs, establishing the school year, and more. Their governance has shaped CCSD93 it into a high quality, forward-thinking school district that's preparing students for whatever their futures may hold.

I am grateful for their leadership. Please join me in thanking CCSD93's School Board members!
Pictured from left to right: me, Board member Clay Elmore, Board member Terry Svoboda, Board President Keith Briggs, Board member Rich Davis, Board Vice President Scott Stone, Board member Rogelio Orozco, and Board Secretary Suzanne Langhammer. Not pictured: Board member Sonal Amin.

Please be sure to also read the following articles to keep up with the latest from CCSD93. Enjoy your weekend.

David H. Hill, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
CCSD93 Orchestra Students Play Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce Holiday Social
Sixth grade students in Stratford's Orchestra served as the entertainment last night for dozens of community business leaders at the Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce's Holiday Social! What a terrific opportunity for these young musicians to formally play for an authentic audience.
Visit Your Child's School Next Week for American Education Week Activities
Next week is American Education Week, when we celebrate public education. Each CCSD93 school will host a variety of special events and activities, many of which parents will be invited for. Please keep an eye out for communications from your child's school, visit their website, or reach out to their office to find out what events they have scheduled for you to attend!
Check Out CCSD93's Week in Review!
Every Saturday on Facebook and Twitter, we post a recap of tweets from staff and community members about the unique and relevant learning opportunities CCSD93's students had the opportunity to engage in that week. 

Check out this week's linked here to learn about dozens of events throughout CCSD93, including how Jay Stream uses modern tools to help students produce high quality videos and how Roy DeShane students stopped by Windsor Park Retirement Community to help residents with their technology questions!
Don't Forget to Register for Student-Led Conferences by 11/22
Student-Led Conferences will be held Monday and Tuesday, November 25 and 26. If you haven't yet, please be sure to use PTC Wizard to set up conferences with your child's teacher. You can schedule Conferences with PTC Wizard from now until next 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 www.ccsd93.com/ptc.

11/14 Board of Education Meeting Recap
The most recent CCSD93 Board of Education meeting was held November 14 at CCSD93's District Office. The following occurred at the meeting.
  • Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning & Innovation Jonathan Zimmermann gave a report on CCSD93's assessments.
  • Stratford Middle School, Cloverdale School, Elsie Johnson School, Roy DeShane School, and CCSD93 Early Childhood Center principals gave presentations on their School Improvement Plans for this school year.
  • The Board awarded bids for Summer 2020 renovation projects, including Jay Stream Middle School's STEM Wing and Roy DeShane School's fire alarm replacement.
  • There was a report on Service Learning.
  • There was a report on American Education Week, which will be celebrated at all CCSD93 schools next week.  
  • The Board reviewed the following new and revised Board Policies for second 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
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