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State of the Schools Scheduled for September 17

The second annual State of the School presentation is scheduled for Monday, September 17, in the York Commons at 7:00 p.m.

The program will feature celebrate recent District accomplishments, highlight successful new programs, and present information on the November 6 Referendum.

Exciting videos and student presentations will be interspersed throughout the evening.

A second major event is slated for September 24.  A Community Finance Night is scheduled at Lincoln Elementary School at 7:00 p.m.  Building tours will precede the presentation beginning at 6:00 p.m.  A video featuring the state of the facilities across the District will be included in the presentation.

Multiple dates have been established for building tours at Lincoln, Field, and Jackson Elementary Schools and Churchville Middle School.  These will be posted shortly on the District home page, the Master Facilities Plan link, and through social media.

Tours of other school schools are available upon request and can be arrang…

Congrats to D205 Those Who Excel Winners!

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Seven D205 people or teams will be recognized at the Illinois State Board of Education's annual Those Who Excel education awards program in Bloomington on October 20.

The Conrad Fischer PTA and Fischer administrative assistant Jon Monique Manuel will receive Excellent awards in Team and Education Service Personnel categories.

Heather Bolur (Classroom Teacher--Bryan), Alison Dondlinger (Community Volunteer), Megan Enke (Early Career Educator--Sandburg), and Dr. Michelle Thompson (Administrator--Emerson Principal) will receive Merit Awards.

Anna Robins (Student Support Peresonnel--Madison) will receive a Recognition Award.
On September 7, Board President Kara Caforio, several Cabinet members, and I visited the schools and surprised our award winners (embarrassing them whenever possible!).  Award winners will be recognized at the November 13 Board of Education meeting.

On behalf of D205, we are proud of you!  We appreciate everything you do everyday for students!


With Emerson Principa…

D205 Selected for National Innovation Network

Recently, District 205 learned that it is among 40 districts from across the nation selected to participate in the inaugural Innovation and Transformation Leadership Network, a partnership of the American Association of School Administrators and the Successful Practices Network, an arm of the International Center for Leadership in Education.
Dr. Bill Daggett and Ray McNulty from the Center and the AASA's Mort Sherman are teaming up to facilitate the work, which will take place over the next year and include virtual support, on-site visits, and large group meetings.  Ultimately, the District team will develop an Innovation Action Plan for the District.
Members of the team include Dr. Mark Cohen, Assistant Superintendent for Innovation and Growth, Jim Collins, Chair of the Board's Learning and Teaching Committee, Field Elementary School Principal Heidi Thomas, Sandburg Middle School English Department Chair Frank Dahlman, and me.
D205 defines its culture as a highly collaborativ…