An update from 
Community Consolidated School District 15
Board of Education

January 10, 2018


Spanish Dual Language
DISTRICT TO LAUNCH SPANISH DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAM 

At its Jan. 10 meeting, the Board of Education heard about the district's new Spanish Dual Language program set to launch this fall.
 
With guidance from Dual Language Education of New Mexico, District 15's program is a two-way language immersion where students are taught literacy and curriculum in both Spanish and English beginning in kindergarten. Watch this video to learn more about Dual Language programming.

Dual Language will be available to incoming kindergarten students whose home school is Jane Addams or Winston Campus Elementary in the 2018-19 school year. The district will consider expanding the program to additional school sites in future years depending upon parent interest, student enrollment and facility space.
 
The goal of the Dual Language program is to develop bilingualism, biliteracy, academic achievement, and cross-cultural competencies for students. More information about Spanish Dual Language will be presented to incoming Jane Addams and Winston Campus kindergarten parents during kindergarten registration on Feb. 6.


Aimee Brunllieb, Bobbie Desprat, Scott Thompson
STAFF MEMBER HONORED FOR EXEMPLARY CARE AND KINDNESS

At its Jan. 10 meeting, the Board of Education recognized a District 15  staff m ember who exhibited exemplary care and kindness to a complete stranger, who turned  out to be a District 15 student.   

Nutrition Services employee Aimee Brunllieb was walking her dog in Rolling Meadows this winter when she noticed someone sitting on the ground in obvious distress. She approached the young man and quickly realized he was a special needs student she would often serve lunch to at school.
 
Aimee chose to stay with the boy, listening to why he was outside on the dark, cold evening. After explaining to Aimee that he was running away from home, she was able to calm him down and allow Aimee walk him back home again.
 
"I wasn't reacting as an employee because I knew the student," she said. "I was reacting as a mom, telling him that his family would be worried."
 
Aimee received the "Above and Beyond" pin from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Scott Thompson at the Jan. 10 meeting. 

YMCA donations
BOARD SHOWS GRATITUDE TO YMCA VOLUNTEERS 

During the holiday season, the leadership at the Buehler YMCA adopted many District 15 children from struggling families to ensure their holidays were filled with a few presents and cheer.

After securing a U-Haul truck for transport, the YMCA  staff delivered hundreds of gifts for children in our schools.

At its Jan. 10 meeting, the board publicly recognized some of the volunteers who made the gift-giving possible and thanked them for their generosity and service. 

one-five Foundation
SUPPORT ONE-FIVE FOUNDATION AT UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS

Support the one-five Foundation by attending two upcoming fundraising events.

Save the date for a wine & beer tasting event Saturday, Feb. 3 at D'Vine Wine, and the dueling pianos event Saturday, April 28. More information will be available at one-five.org soon.

The one-five Foundation is a group of volunteers who work to access funding for enrichment and enhancement programs that benefit D15 students. Their efforts have helped fund the First Lego League Challenge, Latino Family Literacy Project Summer Program, the Keep Music Strong Scholarship Program and the District 15 teacher Mini-Grant Program. 


Special Olympics Team
CHEER ON D15 SPECIAL OLYMPICS BLUE JAYS AT REGIONALS 

Come cheer on the District 15 Special Olympics Blue Jays team during the regional basketball competition Sunday, Jan. 14.

The games begin at 8:30 a.m. at Hersey High School in Arlington Heights. Finals will take place at 12:30 at Hersey with the award ceremony immediately following.

The team appreciates the continued support from the District 15 community. 


5Essentials School Survey
HOW ARE WE DOING? FILL OUT 5ESSENTIALS QUESTIONNAIRE

How does your school rank according to the Illinois 5Essentials questionnaire? This is your opportunity to evaluate your school according to five areas, including but not limited to instructional climate, homework policies and quality of facilities. Fill out your 5Essentials online survey through Jan. 18.

The results from this survey will become part of each school's public Illinois School Report Card. The data is also used periodically by media outlets as part of national and state school rankings. 

PLEASE NOTE: District 15 is located in Cook County, so please select "Cook" from the county drop-down list.

CCSD15 Board of Education
580 N. 1st Bank Drive, Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 963-3000