In This Issue
CCSD93 strives to maximize the academic, social & emotional potential of each student.
Dear Friend of CCSD93,
Introducing CCSD93's
Talk D93 Podcast:
Listen & Subscribe Today!
I'm very excited to announce that CCSD93 has started a brand new podcast that we're calling Talk D93 ! In it, I'll sit down from time to time with amazing CCSD93 staff members or other key figures who impact our district to have conversations about specific programs, services, roles and more that have a positive effect on teaching and learning in CCSD93.
As a listener, you'll find out a bit more about what's happening around the district and what we're doing to meet our Mission of maximizing the academic, social, and emotional potential of each student.  We'll try to keep them informative, relatively brief (under 20 minutes), and hopefully a bit entertaining.
It's another way for you to stay connected to CCSD93's efforts to educate our community's children. 

The first episode is available now! In it, I sit down with two of our outstanding Instructional Coaches, Stratford Middle School's Mrs. Jill Kirby and Elsie Johnson School's Miss Amber Reedy, as we discuss how their position and relationships with teachers and students impacts teaching and learning at all of our elementary and middle schools. 

You can listen to it online at www.ccsd93.com/TalkD93 or by searching "Talk D93" on your favorite podcast platform. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss a thing!  

Here are direct links to Talk D93 on Apple PodcastsSpotify,  and Google Podcasts.
Please be sure to read the following articles to stay up to date with the latest news and notes from CCSD93. Enjoy your weekend!
David H. Hill, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Save the Date: Preschool Registration 1/16/2020!
Preschool Registration for the 2020-21 school year will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2020 at CCSD93's Early Childhood Center (280 Old Gary Ave., Bloomingdale, IL).

If you're in need of a preschool for your child for next school year, then look no further than CCSD93's award-winning Early Childhood Center (ECC)! The ECC provides a play-based environment that helps students of all backgrounds develop independent thought, problem solving, a sense of self worth, and successful group interactions in a safe and nurturing space designed just for 3- and 4-year-olds.

Registration is open to any interested community members with children who will be age 3 or 4 by September 1, 2020. Space fills up quickly, so be sure to attend Preschool Registration for your best chance at a spot.  If you know someone who might be interested, please FORWARD this email on to them!

For more details on all of the amazing ways CCSD93's ECC prepares preschool students for kindergarten and beyond, view the brand new video below!
CCSD93 Student Learn Computer Programming  
with #HourOfCode 
This week, students across CCSD93's schools participated in #HourOfCode, a worldwide movement for students to learn computer programming skills. Western Trails, students collaborated to take on unique coding lessons, including:
  • Learning sequencing & de-bugging by coming up with commands for their teacher to follow.
  • Practicing code on the Mac.
  • Following sequence commands with a DANCE OFF!
Elsie Johnson's Cyndi Chapman Named Extraordinary Educator!
Congratulations to Ms. Cyndi Chapman, Elsie Johnson School 5th Grade Teacher, for being named an Extraordinary Educator by Curriculum Associates! She's one of just 31 educators to earn the honor, which she received for: 
  • Demonstrating high quality classroom innovation and engagement practices 
  • Holding her students to high standards of achievement
  • Her experience with iReady, which is a component of CCSD93's math curriculum that helps to personalize math instruction
  • Illustrating personal growth and achievement via formal assessment
The award is a reflection of the terrific work Ms. Chapman does everyday in her classroom. As part of this recognition, she will receive round-trip airfare to the Extraordinary Educators Leadership Summit in early August 2020 and gain access to an exclusive network of Extraordinary Educator peers to collaborate with and learn from! Congratulations again, Ms. Chapman!
Please Share Your Experiences with CCSD93
Parent Satisfaction Survey! 
Each year, we poll parents, students, and staff members with a satisfaction survey to seek input on our performance. Your responses will help our schools improve programs and services. It takes about 15-20 minutes to complete, and your answers will be completely anonymous. 

This year's survey is open to parents now through Wednesday, December, 18. Take it online here today!  
12/12 Board of Education Meeting Recap 
The most recent CCSD93 Board of Education meeting was held Thursday, December 12. The following occurred at the meeting.
  • A representative from Baker, Tilly, Virchow, Krause presented the Fiscal Year 2019 Audit Report.
  • There was a presentation of School Improvement Plans from the principals of Jay Stream, Carol Stream, Heritage Lakes and Western Trails.
  • The Board examined bids for masonry work on Jay Stream Middle School's new STEM Wing project and awarded a contract for the work.
  • The Board approved of the installation of interior cameras at Stratford Middle School during the summer of 2020.
  • The Board approved an updated intergovernmental agreement for the Before- and After-Care Program with the Carol Stream Park District.
  • The Board voted to initiate a 457(b) retirement plan option for employees.
  • There were seven revised Board Policies for first reading:
    • 250 - Board/Superintendent Relationship
    • 251 - Educational Service Region Communications
    • 255.01 - Standing Committees
    • 255.02 - Superintendent Committees
    • 259 - School District Business Official
    • 260 - School Attorney
    • 270.11 - Distribution of Materials
  • The Board approved the 2019 Certificate of Tax Levy resolution.
  • The Board approved employee conference expense reports.
No School 12/23/2019 - 1/3/2020 for Winter Break
Next week is the final week of school before winter break. Students will be off from school from Monday, December 23, 2019 through Friday, January 3, 2020. 
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