The Englewood Campus (TEC) staff kicked off homecoming season Pirate style at an all-campus assembly on Thursday, Sept. 22. Let's go, Pirates, let's go! Photo courtesy EHS alum Samantha V. Simmons.

Parent Participation Needed for 1338 Committee
Englewood Schools is now accepting applications for the 1338 Committee, and we need your participation! The 1338 Committee is charged with consulting with the Board of Education as to the fairness, effectiveness, credibility, and professional quality of the licensed personnel performance evaluation system and its processes and procedures. It is also to conduct a continuous evaluation of such evaluation system. The Committee is looking for parent participants. If you are interested in participating, please  click here  to fill out the application and view the dates/times of meetings. If you have questions, please contact .
2016 Bond and Mill Levy:
School Specific Needs & Upcoming Town Hall Meetings
This November, Englewood residents will vote on whether or not to pass a bond and a mill levy override to provide funding to rebuild Englewood's elementary schools, which are all 60-68 years old. The plans to rebuild  Bishop Elementary Charles Hay World School Cherrelyn Elementary,   Clayton Elementary  and  Maddox Early Childhood Educational Center  meet the priorities and needs outlined by the community through surveys, town hall meetings, and a group of citizens and staff known as the Facilities Long-Range Planning Committee. 

Click here to find out which needs and recommendations apply to your student's elementary school. 

Join Us! Supt. Wendy Rubin is hosting two upcoming Town Hall Meetings for parents and community members. Get your bond and mill questions answered and learn about the state of Englewood Schools. 

Thurs. Oct. 6
6-7:30 p.m.
Charles Hay World School
3195 S. Lafayette St.

Wed. Oct. 12
6-7:30 p.m.
Cherrelyn Elementary
4500 S. Lincoln St.

Coming Soon! Access Your Student's Grades via Parent Portal
Beginning in mid-October, parents will be able to create their own PowerSchool Parent Portal account online and through the PowerSchool app. This will give you access to your student's grades, assignments, attendance, fees/fines, links to make payments online, and important school information. 

Instructions for setting up your Parent Portal account online and instructions for downloading the PowerSchool app will be sent home during parent/teacher conferences on Oct. 19 & 20. 
NOTE: Grades may not be available if a school/class does not publish grades to GradeBook. Please check with your student's school if you have questions.

School Happenings: Boxing Program Empowers Students to Become Champions in Life
Englewood Middle School students are getting a unique opportunity to hit bags with a boxing champion while building life skills to help them achieve success in the future. 
DaVarryl "Touch of Sleep" Williamson  is a retired boxing champion and, along with Alysa and Ron Levine, co-founded Touchstone Youth Program (TYP), a non-profit sports-based youth program that combines athletic training with an emphasis on boxing and academics. 

For the second year in a row, TYP is partnering with Englewood Middle School to offer students the opportunity to learn how to box while learning about the discipline of sport, the love of learning and the support of mentors. The program strives to teach lifelong skills that positions student for current and future success in their lives and their communities, and empower them to become champions in life. 
"Boxing isn't a program that is often offered by schools," said Englewood Campus Assistant Principal Matt Palermo. "We thought this would be a unique experience for kids. DaVarryl and Alysa were interested in finding work that allowed them to give back to the community. They connected with us two years ago, and we started working with Touchstone Youth Program to get Englewood students involved." 

Touchstone Youth Program is made up of a small group of individuals who are passionate about helping kids and impacting the community, including Englewood High School alum Justin Moss, who serves as Director of Operations. The team is driven to create a powerful program that will leave a lasting impression on the community and its future leaders. 

TYP believes in the opportunity to focus youth on a positive path through a sports and academic based youth development program. Using the discipline and dedication in boxing, alongside two different academic programs and local boxing gyms, TYP strives to instill a sense of integrity, commitment, honor and respect in participating students. 

This year, 10 Englewood Middle School students are participating in the program. To learn more about Touchstone Youth Program, visit .

Upcoming Events
October 4, 2016:  Board of Education Meeting 6:30-9:00 p.m.

October 6, 2016: Field Day

October 6, 2016: Town Hall Meeting, 6-7:30 p.m. @ Charles Hay Elementary

October 7, 2016: Field Day

October 12, 2016: Town Hall Meeting, 6-7:30 p.m. @ Cherrelyn Elementary

October 14, 2016: No School

October 18, 2016: Board of Education Meeting 8:00-9:00 a.m.

October 19, 2016: Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00-8:00 p.m.

October 20, 2016: Parent/Teacher Conferences all day

October 21, 2016: No School

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