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|Thursday November 23 - All Day|
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY - NO SCHOOL
|Wednesday November 29, 08:00 AM - 11:25 AM|
Half Day - School Improvement
|Thursday December 7, 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM|
Rickover 8th Grade Parent Meeting
|Friday December 8, 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM|
Rickover Parent Coffee
|Saturday December 9, 08:00 AM - 11:00 AM|
District S.T.E.A.M. Saturday
DISTRICT 168 IS HIRING
CERTIFIED TEACHERS AND
CERTIFIED SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS!
Please click HERE to apply online.
October's #D168 Excels Award recipient is Vaughan Talbert.
Meet the Principal
Strassburg Elementary School welcomes Dr. Jennifer Camilleri as principal, beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. Dr. Camilleri is coming to Community Consolidated School District #168 with 15 years of experience in the field of education and during that time, has held the positions of 4th/5th grade teacher, assistant principal, dean of students, curriculum-technology coordinator, and principal.
Dr. Camilleri earned her Doctorate of School Leadership from National Lewis University. She also holds a master’s degree in School Administration from Governors State University and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Northern Illinois University. Throughout her educational career, she has always been very dedicated to the community in which she works and believes in providing high quality learning opportunities for all students. She has an extensive amount of experience in building a positive school climate and culture while focusing on social and emotional learning.
“Building strong relationships with all stakeholders is extremely important to me. I believe that to enhance learning outcomes, productive home-school collaborations are essential. Therefore, I would like to invite parents and students to the school for a Meet and Greet before the school year begins. This will be a wonderful time for me to learn more about the community and students. There will be two opportunities, which will occur on Tuesday, August 8th or Wednesday, August 9th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Strassburg Elementary School. In closing, I am eager to begin this school year and I look forward to working with the students, staff, and parents of Strassburg Elementary School. “
Meet the Director of Early Childhood
Blossoms/Wagoner Early Childhood Center welcomes Tricia Walton as Director of Early Childhood, beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. Mrs. Walton is coming to Community Consolidated School District #168 with 20+ years of experience in the field of education and during that time, has held the positions of K, 1st, 5th, 7th, and 8th grade teacher, mentor teacher, virtual instructional coach, conference presenter, and administrator.
Mrs. Walton earned her master’s degree in School Leadership with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from St. Xavier University. She also holds a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Governors State University and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Chicago State University. Mrs. Walton is a strong proponent of early childhood education and believes whole heartedly in the development of the whole child. She recognizes the value in involving all stakeholders and is an advocate for building strong relationships within the learning community.
“I truly believe it takes an entire village to raise a child. Children need to know and see that we have their best interest at heart. I once read a quote that stated, “We can’t have their minds, until we have their hearts.” There is so much embedded in this quote and I feel we owe it to our children to make sure they are learning in safe, collaborative environments where they feel loved and free to take risks as they learn.”- Mrs. Walton
Please join us on August 17th at 9 am and noon for parent orientation and to meet Mrs. Walton.
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New to the District 168 website is the Nurse's Corner. You can find the link under Departments. Check out what's new in the Nurse's Corner by clicking here.
At CCSD168, our mission is to inspire, challenge, and support every child every day to reach their greatest academic, social, and personal potential. This mission cannot be accomplished without the support and involvement of our community.
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Vision 20/20's policy platform reflects educators from across the state and is representative of opinions from the southern tip of Illinois through the northern Chicago suburbs. Although the City of Chicago operates under a separate school code, they face many similar challenges. This vision is the result of input from over 3,000 key stakeholders, discussions with field experts, and a review of current literature on best practices.
Conscious that no single legislative attempt at school improvement can be developed, implemented, or find success without the support, devotion, and hard work of all stakeholders, Vision 20/20 asks not just for state action, but also for local action and the support of educators across the state to fulfill the promise of public education. On behalf of the over two million schoolchildren in Illinois, we challenge the State Legislature, the Governor, and all stakeholders to take action.
Our organizations contributed their time, insight, and advocacy to the Vision 20/20 process. Together, we are committed to supporting and promoting the priorities of this vision.
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Did you know that research has found that very positive things can happen (improved coping skills, better relationships and grades) when parents and caregivers spend at least 15 minutes of undivided time per day talking with and listening to their children? Additional research also reports that children really do look to their parents and caregivers for advice and help about difficult choices and decisions in their lives.