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CCSD93 strives to maximize the academic, social & emotional potential of each student.
Dear Friend of CCSD93,
Season's Greetings
From CCSD93!
As we break for two weeks, I wish each student, parent, staff member, and community member a wonderful holiday season. I hope that you are able to relax, recharge, and spend time with your loved ones. 

As has become a CCSD93 tradition, once again this year each CCSD93 elementary and middle school art teacher invited students to submit artwork for our Seasonal Card Contest. One winning design was picked from each school, and we printed them onto seasonal cards. They were mailed to local, state, and national leaders as well as CCSD93's partners. I'm pleased to share with you the winning artwork from this year!  
Congrats to Emily Z., Stratford Middle School 8th Grader!
Congrats to David S., Jay Stream Middle School 6th Grader!
Congrats to Madelyn W., Carol Stream 5th Grader!
Congrats to Syrina B., Cloverdale 5th Grader!
Congrats to Anweih G., Western Trails 5th Grader!
Congrats to Logan G., Heritage Lakes 4th Grader!
Congrats to Annie E., Roy DeShane 4th Grader!
Congrats to Fatima H., Elsie Johnson 2nd Grader!
Please be sure to read the following articles to stay up to date with the latest news and notes from CCSD93. Enjoy your winter break!
David H. Hill, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
CCSD93 in 93 Seconds: Congrats to HL's Mrs. Nicolosi on Earning National Board Certification
Congratulations to Heritage Lakes School Reading Specialist Mrs. Julie Nicolosi, who received notification this week that she has earned the designation of National Board Certified Teacher!

To become Nationally Board Certified, teachers enter into a three to five year process of writing about, reflecting and being tested on a variety of components of teaching including planning, student self-assessment, parent involvement and more. Earning this status is not only a remarkable achievement that will benefit each student she works with, it's also is reflective of Mrs. Nicolosi's commitment to lifelong learning. What a terrific trait to model for students! Find out more about Mrs. Nicolosi and the National Board Certification process by watching the latest edition of CCSD93 in 93 Seconds above!
Stratford 8th Graders Pursue Scientific Interests with Genius Hour Projects
Every Monday for the past several weeks, each 8th grader on Team 1 at Stratford Middle School has researched an area of science that interests them and worked on a project related to it. The experience is known as Genius Hour, and on Wednesday this week the students shared their findings with teachers and fellow students in the school's Innovation Center during their Genius Hour Fair. Find out more about this authentic learning experience and the interesting results here!  
Jay Stream STEM Wing Construction Update 
As Principal Pietroski has shared with Jay Stream families, preliminary work on Jay Stream Middle School's STEM Wing has begun! The project will include an addition to the east side of Jay Stream's building. 

To make the most efficient use of time when students are not in the building, crews have been working after school and on weekends since December 11 to remove the asphalt and begin to put the addition's foundation in place. They will continue to work through winter break. When school resumes, construction will be on hiatus until spring break. Crews will work during spring break, and again construction will be paused until the end of the 2019-20 school year. This is all in an effort to not impact student instruction and have the space ready for the start of 2020-21.

Look for even more information on the renovation and construction here soon.
No School 12/23/2019 - 1/3/2020 for Winter Break
There will be no classes from Monday, December 23 through Friday, January 3 as our schools are closed for winter break.  
Our District Office will be open during our regular hours from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday, except for the following:
  • December 24 - Closed
  • December 25 - Closed
  • December 31 - Open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • January 1 - Closed
Feel free to stop in or call when we're open if there's anything we can assist you with.
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