Dear Friend of CCSD93,
Thank You to CCSD93 Board Members! 
November 15 is School Board Members Day, a time set aside throughout the State of Illinois to honor School Board members for all they do for public education.

CCSD93 is extremely fortunate to have seven dedicated individuals who devote literally hundreds of hours of their own time each year to governing CCSD93, shaping it in the best interests of our students.

Our Board members, like all others throughout Illinois, are are elected to their position and are not compensated for their time. Like you, they have families and are parents and spouses.
They are constantly challenged with balancing work and family commitments, while always placing the interests and needs of CCSD93 students and staff members first and foremost. Their dedication to governing CCSD93 makes our district a better place for teaching and learning. Please join me in showing appreciation for our Board of Education members! We were able to honor them last night at the Board of Education meeting; here they are with the Sportsmanship Award winners from Jay Stream and Stratford.
From left to right in the back row: Board members Sonal Amin and Terry Svoboda, Board President Keith Briggs, Board members Clay Elmore and Rich Davis, and Board Vice President Sean McQuade. Not pictured: Board member Scott Stone.
Parents Invited to Get Involved with American Education Week Next Week! 
American Education Week is next week, and it's a celebration of public education in America. All CCSD93 schools are hosting a number of special events where parents are invited to get involved. I hope you're able to take part in a special event at your child's school next week! For your child's school's schedule, watch for a communication from your child's teacher or principal, or visit your child's school's webpage.
Ms. McCarthy Wins Midwest Adapted P.E.
Teacher of the Year!
Congratulations to Tara McCarthy for being named the Midwest Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America! Ms. McCarthy is an Adapted P.E. teacher for CASE and works with students at multiple CCSD93 schools.

After winning the Northeastern District Award in Illinois, Ms. McCarthy then won the State Award before being named the Adapted P.E. Teacher of the Year for the entire Midwest of the United States! She is now eligible for the National Adapted P.E. Teacher of the Year Award! We're honored to have such a talented and accomplished educator working with our students. Find out even more about Tara and her terrific work by following her on Twitter.
Be Sure to Register for Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences by Next Friday (11/16)!
Carol Stream & Roy DeShane Schools
Salute Our Veterans
Today, Carol Stream School hosted its Veterans Day Assembly while Roy DeShane hosted its Citizenship Assembly. Both schools honored local veterans for their service and sand patriotic songs, and both were terrific celebrations that helped students to further understand the sacrifices that our veterans have made for all of us. As we look forward to Veterans Day on Sunday, we salute our veterans.

Check out a song from Roy DeShane students 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!  
Share Your Thoughts with Glenbard District 87!
Glenbard District 87 is hosting an online community conversation as part of its process to develop a Profile of a Graduate, a collection of capabilities or qualities that characterize Glenbard graduates. Glenbard's Profile of a Graduate will guide the school district's work to prepare students for a bright future in a changing world.
Glenbard is using Thoughtexchange, an online tool, to capture the thoughts of community members, parents, students and staff regarding what Glenbard graduates should know and be able to do when they graduate. As parents of future Glenbard students, I ask that you please share your opinion. It's not a long process. To share your opinion, visit Glenbard's Thoughtexchange here by November 16! 
CCSD93 November Calendar

Don't forget the following key dates for the month of November.

  • November 12 - Carol Stream, Heritage Lakes & Western Trails 4th & 5th grade Orchestra Concert at Jay Stream
  • November 14 - 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 Recap
The most recent CCSD93 Board of Education meeting was held on November 8. The following occurred at the meeting. 
  • There was 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 presented their School Improvement Plans and shared their American Education Week plans.
  • The Board approved the following revised Board Policy:
    • Policy 710.20 - Mobile Telephones & Electronic Communication Devices
  • CCSD93 Director of English Language Services Tom Doyle presented a summary of English Language (EL) middle school resources the district is recommending for adoption.
  • The Board reviewed bids for summer 2019 renovations and capital improvements and awarded a contract to F.H. Paschen for front entrance renovations at Elsie Johnson School and Innovation Center and front entrance renovations at Jay Stream Middle School and Heritage Lakes School.
  • CCSD93's School Board members were recognized for their tremendous, selfless efforts for the children of our community.

Have an excellent weekend, and stay warm!


Bill Shields, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

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