Dear Friend of CCSD93,
CCSD93 Instructional Coaches Guide Innovative Teaching & Learning 
Many of our parents and community members may not know that every CCSD93 elementary and middle school has a full-time Instructional Coach who helps teachers learn and employ effective teaching strategies and tools. They're licensed teachers who are devoted to collaborating with and supporting the rest of the school's educators to continuously improve and provide the best teaching and learning opportunities to CCSD93 students. 
Whether advising on a short- or long-term project, providing feedback and a fresh perspective on a lesson, helping to collect and analyze student data, or offering practical advice on teaching strategies, their partnership and guidance helps our teachers feel more confident in trying new methods. The Instructional Coaches' presence has contributed greatly to creating an atmosphere in CCSD93 where innovative teaching has become the rule, rather than the exception.

To find out even more about our Instructional Coaches and their impact on learning in CCSD93, watch the video linked below.
CASE (CCSD93's Special Ed. Cooperative)
Named #1 Place to Work by Chicago Tribune!
The Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE) has provided need-specific services to CCSD93's students with physical, intellectual, or developmental disabilities for many years, and they were just named the #1 Workplace by the Chicago Tribune in the "Small Company" category for 2018!

We're one of seven school district that are part of the cooperative, and I'm so happy that our students are able to receive these services from such terrific educators who work for such a great organization. Learn more about CASE and their award by reading the Chicago Tribune article here!
Trimester 1 Ended Today - Report Cards Out 11/9
Our first trimester ended today, and it's difficult to believe we've completed ⅓ of the school year already. Next Friday, November 9, report cards will be sent home with elementary students and mailed to the homes of middle school students. Please keep an eye out for them!
Recycle Your Pumpkins Tomorrow (11/3)!
With Halloween over, I invite you to dispose of your pumpkin at SCARCE's headquarters (799 W. Roosevelt Road in Glen Ellyn) between 9 a.m. and noon tomorrow, November 3. Find out more here!
Do You Have Ties with Roy DeShane School (Now Jay Stream Middle School) From 1968?
Were you at Roy DeShane (now Jay Stream Middle School) when it opened in 1968? If so, we want to hear from you!  
CCSD93 November Calendar

As we look forward to the next month, here are some key dates.

  • November 6 - Jay Stream Band Concert
  • November 9 - Report cards distributed
  • November 12 - Carol Strem, Heritage Lakes & Western Trails 4th & 5th grade Orchestra Concert at Jay Stream
  • November 14 (note this was incorrectly listed as the 15th in last week's Enews)
    - Cloverdale, Elsie Johnson & Roy DeShane 4th & 5th grade Orchestra Concert at Stratford
  • November 19 & 20 - Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • November 21-23 - Thanksgiving break
11/8 Board of Education Meeting Preview
The next CCSD93 Board of Education meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on November 8 at CCSD93's District Office, 230 Covington Drive in Bloomingdale. All community members are invited to attend. The following are among the agenda items.
  • There will be a Board Salute for Sportsmanship Award winners at Jay Stream and Stratford from the boys soccer, girls volleyball, and cross country seasons.
  • Principals from Carol Stream, Heritage Lakes, Western Trails, and Jay Stream will present their School Improvement Plans and share their American Education Week plans.
  • There will be a Board Policy for 3rd reading:
    • Policy 710.20 - Mobile Telephones & Electronic Communication Devices
  • CCSD93 Director of English Language Services Tom Doyle will provide a summary of the district's English Language (EL) middle school resource adoption.
  • The Board will review bids for summer 2019 renovations and capital improvements.
Daylight Saving Time Ends 11/4 - Set Clocks Back
Don't forget to set your clocks back an hour on Sunday, November 4, as Daylight Saving Time will come to an end!
Notes on the 11/6 Election
  • On November 6, CCSD93's District Office and Stratford Middle School will serve as polling places for the election.
  • At Stratford, we've made some special considerations to help with traffic flow. Please be sure to read the notes here if you are voting or dropping your students off at Stratford on November 6.
  • I hope you are able to exercise your right to vote on Tuesday, November 6. It's critical that our students observe their role models performing their civic duty of voting so that they know the process by which our officials take office.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Bill Shields, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

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