An update from 
Community Consolidated
School District 15

November 1, 2017


Volleyball tournament
ANNUAL VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT BENEFITS ONE-FIVE FOUNDATION

Get ready to serve, set, spike! The fifth-annual District 15 staff volleyball tournament hosted by the  one-five Foundation  is quickly approaching on Saturday, Nov. 4.

The popular event is a fundraising effort for the foundation, which supports educational initiatives for District 15 schools and classrooms. Each year, staff members from across the district come together to form teams and participate in the exciting tournament, held in the Winston Campus Junior High and Elementary School gymnasiums.

The spirit of a sports tournament brings the community together to celebrate sport, healthy competition and fun. Money generated from the event will continue to support foundation mini-grants and other educational initiatives throughout the district. Awards will be granted for various categories, to be used at the discretion of their school administration and staff.

Entry fee to watch the competition is $1 per person. The tournament will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

NUTRITION SERVICES INTRODUCES FLAVOR STATIONS

Beginning in October, District 15 Nutrition Services began piloting lunch flavor stations at Plum Grove, Whiteley, Lake Louise, and Pleasant Hill Schools.

Students are able to add hot sauce, sriracha sauce, ranch seasoning, Tajin seasoning, garlic & herb seasoning, and red pepper flakes to their meals if they choose.

Students have enjoyed the flavor stations at the pilot schools so far. We look forward to introducing this concept district-wide in the future!

Plum Grove tournament winners
FALL INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS WRAP-UP

Congratulations to the student athletes who competed in junior high school fall athletics this season. Dozens of students participated in boys and girls cross country, boys soccer and girls basketball at all four District 15 junior high schools. In this e-newsletter, boys soccer season results are highlighted. 
 
Eighth-Grade Soccer Conference:
 
1.          Winston Campus
2.          Carl Sandburg
3.          Plum Grove
4.          Walter R. Sundling 
 
Eighth-Grade Soccer Tournament:

1.          Plum Grove
2.          Walter R. Sundling
3.          Winston Campus
4.          Carl Sandburg

Seventh-Grade Soccer Conference:
 
1.          Winston Campus
2.          Plum Grove
3.          Carl Sandburg
4.          Water R. Sundling
 
Seventh-Grade Soccer Tournament:
 
1.          Plum Grove
2.          Winston Campus
3.          Walter R. Sundling
4.          Carl Sandburg
 
Congratulations to the athletes and coaches who participated in junior high boys soccer! Results from fall cross country and basketball will be highlighted in future e-newsletters. 


JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT COMES TO GRAY M. SANBORN SCHOOL

Gray M. Sanborn students enjoyed a unique morning of learning thanks to volunteers from Bank of America and Junior Achievement USA. 

Junior Achievement's purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Grade-specific lessons were taught to students introducing concepts of economics, entrepreneurship, budgeting, career pathways and more. More pictures are available on the District 15 Facebook page. To learn more about Junior Achievement, click here.


BUSINESS MENTORS NEEDED FOR YEA! JUNIOR HIGH PROGRAM

Community business mentors are needed to assist with the after school Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) program for District 15 junior high school students. 

Mentors will work with students and assist them in the creation of their business plans. For six weeks, mentors provide guidance and feedback as students think through all aspects of their business creation, write their business plans, and prepare their investor panel presentations. 

Mentors commit to eight weeks for 60 minutes per week, with continued out-of- class support through email and phone. If you have an interest in supporting this program, please contact  Steve Gaus  with the Palatine Chamber of Commerce. 

KEEP UP WITH DAILY HAPPENINGS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Keep up with the daily happenings across the district by following us on Facebook and Twitter

District 15 hosts a weekly live Facebook chat about various topics of interest. The next D15 Live Chat focused on John Conyers Learning Academy will take place Friday, Nov. 3 at noon. Questions are answered live during the chat. We hope to see you there!  
Morgan Delack
Chief Communication Officer
(847) 963-3204
Delackm@ccsd15.net