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Help the ROE and Kane County Sheriff's Office Celebrate Red Ribbon Week 2017
Red Ribbon Week is October 23 - October 31, and the ROE and Kane County Sheriff's Office want your help celebrating. Red Ribbon Week is an initiative by the National Family Partnership (NFP) to present a unified vision and visible front toward the creation of a drug free community.

The ROE and Sheriff's Office are encouraging schools to get involved. Students in fifth and sixth grade can express their creative side by making a Red Ribbon Week work of art themed around a drug-free lifestyle, and submitting them to the Sheriff's Office the week of October 16th. The Sheriff's Office will also coordinate with schools that would like to schedule a presentation during Red Ribbon Week.

Make Sure Your High School is Part of the 2017 Kane County Student Photography Contest
Back by popular demand, the ROE will be facilitating a 10-week student photography contest this Fall! The contest starts the week of October 4th and each week will see 10 submitted photos featured in Kane County Connects . If your High School has a photography class that would like to participate, contact Mike Ademe at for details on how to participate.
Learn About Communication Styles on October 25th
Have you every stopped and thought how your communication style can cause you to be perceived by others? A short conversation that you feel was informative could feel evaluative and judgmental to others. On October 25th, the ROE is offering a workshop about team communication skills where you can expect to learn ways to enhance your communication/relationships with others.

The Progress Report: Admin Academies & Teaching Tolerance
Life is about learning continuously and as educators we can take these life lessons and apply them into our schools. The two latest posts in The Progress Report are all about continuous learning. One post is about stepping out of your comfort zone when continuing to grow as an educator, and the other focuses on teaching tolerance.

The Progress Report is a collaborative discussion space for professional learning. Each post is written by Katie Algrim, the ROE's Director of Innovative Professional Learning. If there are any topics that you would like to see a post on, please contact Katie Algrim.

Learn How to Use Collections in Destiny
For all Destiny Users out there, there has been a recent update to Destiny Discover that has added a new feature called Collections. Collections is a powerful new tool that lets librarians and teachers put resources you collect at the fingertips of their students and teaching staff.

Upcoming Workshops
School Anxiety/Refusal - For Parents
Date: September 27th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Kane County ROE
Cost: Free
Digital Threat Assessment Training
Date: October 16th, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Kane County ROE 
Cost: $125
Digital Threat Assessment Training
Date: October 17th, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Kane County ROE
Cost: $125
  Date: October 24th, 8:30am - 3:00pm
Location: Kane County ROE 
Cost: $20