In This Issue
CCSD93 strives to maximize the academic, social, and emotional potential of each student.    
Dear Friend of CCSD93,
Stratford STEM Wing & Innovation Center Formally Dedicated Last Night! 
CCSD93's School Board Cuts the Ribbon on the STEM Wing & Innovation Center
Presenting Stratford's Innovation Center!
A Lab in Stratford's New STEM Wing!
Last night, CCSD93 held a formal Dedication for both Stratford's new STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Wing and its Innovation Center, featuring the Board of Education, staff members and local dignitaries. The renovations were designed to meet the current and future needs of our students with flexible and comfortable learning spaces, bright and thought provoking colors, embedded technology, areas for collaboration, and many writable surfaces that allow for greater innovation.

We're thrilled about where the new spaces will allow our students to go! The STEM Wing is the first of its kind in DuPage county and will really help our students to delve deeply STEM. Careers in these fields are abounding and expected to continue to rise. The Innovation Center combines many of the modern features applied to the Innovation Centers at Elsie Johnson, Carol Stream, and Roy DeShane, with exciting additions of a domed virtual reality room, a greenhouse, and a space devoted to video production.   
I thank the members of the STEM and Innovation Center design committees, made up of Stratford staff, CCSD93 administrators, Board of Education members, and the projects' architect, for their diligent work to develop and design these unique learning spaces. We also can't wait to show you the designs of the new Innovation Centers coming to Jay Stream and Heritage Lakes in 2019-20! Be sure to keep an eye out for more info on them soon.  

Explore the STEM Wing and I.C. Further!
CCSD93 Interscholastic Soccer Kicks Off!
This week, both Jay Stream and Stratford held tryouts for their first ever soccer teams! Soccer is newly added in 2018-19 to our interscholastic sports offerings, joining volleyball, basketball, wrestling, cheerleading, cross country and track. As the world's most popular sport, we're thrilled to add it for our students. The boys season is getting started and the girls season will take place in the spring. Our schools will face off on September 6 at 4 p.m. at Jay Stream in the first ever match for both! 
Middle School Parents -
Attend Curriculum Nights Next Week!
Every CCSD93 school holds Curriculum Nights to help parents become more acquainted with their child's education and this school year. Our elementary schools held them this week, our middle schools will hold them next week, and the Early Childhood Center will hold them September 11-14. Here's next week's schedule for the middle schools. Be sure to attend!
Download CCSD93's App to Stay Connected!
 CCSD93 offers parents (and any community members who want to download it) a free mobile app to help you stay even more connected to your child's education. With just a few taps, CCSD93's app enables you to access:
  • School supply lists
  • District & school-specific news
  • Online payments
  • Standard scores
  • Teacher webpages
  • Bus info
  • Lunch & breakfast balances
  • Calendar events
  • & much more!
Parents received an email on Monday (8/13) with instructions for downloading and logging into the app. You can download the app to your mobile device any time by searching your app store for "CCSD93," or directly by clicking this link for iTunes  or this link for Google Play
. If you have questions about your login information, please contact 630-539-3004. 

Check out this video to see the login process in action and for a quick tutorial of the app!

Follow CCSD93 on Instagram!
New this year, CCSD93 is on Instagram! You can find us @schooldistrict93. Follow us for the latest news and highlights from the district! While you're there, check out our saved Instagram Story from yesterday's Innovation Center and STEM Wing Dedication! 

As always, you can follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CCSD93,Twitter @CCSD93, and YouTube at www.YouTube.com/schooldistrict93.
No School 9/3 for Labor Day
As a reminder, a week from Monday, on September 3, there will be no school for Labor Day.
8/23 Board of Education Meeting Recap
The most recent  CCSD93 Board of Education meeting was held Thursday, August 23 at Stratford Middle School.
The following occurred at the Board meeting.
  • New Jay Stream Assistant Principal Amy Gray and Early Childhood Assistant Principal Nichole Casolari were introduced to the Board.
  • The School Board voted to approve the 2019-2023 Contract Extension between the Board and the Carol Stream Support Staff Association.
  • CCSD93 Curriculum Coordinator Susan Grady reviewed CCSD93's Summer STEM Camp.
  • The Board reviewed staffing and enrollment numbers at all of the schools.
  • I updated the Board on start of school year.
  • The Board voted to approve the resolution to ratify the proposed amendments to the Articles of Agreement for CASE, CCSD93's special education cooperative.

Have a terrific weekend!


Bill Shields, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

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