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CCSD93 strives to maximize the academic, social & emotional potential of each student.
Dear Friend of CCSD93,
Stratford 7th Graders Think About Future During Career Day
On Tuesday I was able to stop by Stratford Middle School for their Career Day event for the school's 7th graders. After a keynote, students visited their choice of four out of about a dozen professionals who were on hand representing a wide variety of potential careers.

Among the presenters were an engineer, insurance agent, agriculturist, veterinarian, medical device designer, program manager, firefighter, police officer, software engineer, 9-1-1 dispatcher, a professional bagpiper, and more.  
The 7th graders learned in great detail about the presenters' jobs, what their interests were in school, the requirements for their position, and how they got where they are today. Students were able to ask questions and really begin to consider in a very tangible way where their interests and pursuits could lead. 

I thank Stratford's administration and our partners at Junior Achievement for their work on the program. Next week, they'll hold a College Day for 8th graders to start thinking about a wide variety of options after high school. Jay Stream will hold College and Career Days for students after winter break.

This type of event is a critical component of meeting our primary Strategic Goal of providing a relevant education for all students, and it's crucial for preparing them to think realistically about college and careers.
Please be sure to read the following articles to stay up to date with the latest news and notes from CCSD93, and have a terrific weekend!
David H. Hill, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Middle School Boys Basketball  
& Cheerleading on the Big Stage at GBN 
Today, the Jay Stream and Stratford boys basketball 7th grade and 8th grade teams squared off at Glenbard North as the cheerleading squads cheered on the action. The students enjoyed a great opportunity to compete on the courts they'll share as Panthers in coming years. Here are highlights of the action.
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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!  
Attend Free Parent Workshop  
on Teen Drug Use on 12/11 
Check out the free Glenbard Parent Series programming scheduled next week that you may find valuable! Visit www.glenbardgps.org for more. All CCSD93 parents are welcome to attend!
12/12 Board of Education Meeting Preview 
The next CCSD93 Board of Education meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 12 at CCSD93's District Office, 230 Covington Drive in Bloomingdale. All community members are invited to attend. The following are among the agenda items.
  • A representative from Baker, Tilly, Virchow, Krause will present the Fiscal Year 2019 Audit Report.
  • There will be a presentation of School Improvement Plans from the principals of Jay Stream, Carol Stream, Heritage Lakes and Western Trails.
  • The Board will examine bids for masonry work on Jay Stream Middle School's new STEM Wing project and vote to award a contract.
  • The Board will vote on the approval of the installation of interior cameras at Stratford Middle School during the summer of 2020.
  • The Board will vote on the approval of an updated intergovernmental agreement for the Before- and After-Care Program with the Carol Stream Park District.
  • The Board will vote on a resolution to initiate a 457(b) retirement plan option for employees.
  • There will be 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 will vote on the approval of the 2019 Certificate of Tax Levy resolution.
  • The Board will vote on the approval of employee conference expense reports.
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