D205 Off and Running--Communications Department Captures It All on Twitter

District 205 celebrated the first day of school with a photo contest.  Check out our video, the winning picture, and the rest of the excitement on Twitter at #D205FirstDay.

For the second consecutive year, Board President Kara Caforio, Elmhurst Teachers Council President Max Schoenberg, and I visited all of our school sites to welcome students and teachers back.  I particularly enjoyed visiting our Project Lead the Way and Dual Language classrooms.  These are very exciting developments in D205 and it was great to see the enthusiasm of our teachers as they usher in these new programs.

Communications Department Wins Six INSPRA Awards

D205 has been gradually increasing its use of video and will make this a priority for the 2018-19 school year, just as increasing its presence on social media was a priority for the 2017-18 school year.

The District was informed this week that the Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association recognized its efforts with six separate awards:  the Annual Report, the #IgniteD205 social media campaign, the York Distinguished Alumni Program, the Facebook feature story York Student Raises Money for Make-a-Wish Foundation, and the videos What is a PLC? and All-Day Kindergarten Update.

Congrats to recently retired Executive Director, Melea Smith, incoming Executive Director Bev Redmond, Coordinator Kate Allt (our video guru), and Assistant Jenna Ernst for their outstanding efforts!

With dual language kindergarten teacher Janette Villegas at Fischer Elementary School. 

Left:  Peter Richey explains the Design Process to 6th grade students at Churchville Middle School in the Project Lead the Way class Design and Modeling.  Right:  with ETC President Max Schoenberg and Board President Kara Caforio. 


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