We hope everyone enjoyed their winter break! We can’t wait to see all of our students and staff tomorrow!
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Have you attended a Spring Valley Nature Center program? 🌳🦉 Check out their Student Resources page to test your knowledge through word scrambles, crosswords, coloring sheets, mazes and more!
Student Resources Attended a Spring Valley Nature Center program? Find work scrambles, crosswords, coloring sheets, mazes and more to test your knowledge.
We know that everyone is interested in extracurricular opportunities for students. Our Virtual Backpack shares information about community events, camps and classes. Make sure to keep this page bookmarked for whenever you need it! sd54.org/virtualbackpack.
Although the holidays and winter break bring joy to many, sometimes this time of year can be difficult and stressful. District 54 is always committed to our community’s well-being. You can access the D54 Wellness Space at any time: sites.google.com/sd54.org/district-54-wellness-space.
We hope you can take the time to explore and engage with the resources that best support your needs.
District 54 Wellness Space Welcome to the District 54 Wellness Space where you can find tips and resources on how to support the well-being of yourself, your children and others.
Join the Schaumburg Park District for Flick & Float at The Water Works this Friday, January 5! Grab your pool floatie and get ready for a memorable evening of singing, splashing and popcorn crunching as you watch Sing on the big screen! All family members attending must register.
Flick & Float: Sing | Schaumburg Park District Watch Sing on a pool floatie!
Looking for something to do this Thursday? Chill out with the Roselle Park District for their Fireside Flurries and Fun event! Make sure to bundle up and bring your skates! But don't worry, you'll be able to warm up by the bonfire with some hot cocoa and treats. Register by tomorrow, January 2, to secure your spot!
Roselle Park District (RPD) Come chill out with us this winter break! Bring your skates and cool off with some fun on our outdoor ice rink and maybe even be joined on the ice by a special guest! Warm up with a bonfire, some hot cocoa, and treats. We will also be joined by our very own park district carolers! Families will be a...
Happy New Year from District 54! Wishing all of our students, families and staff a year filled with joy, growth and endless possibilities. 🌟
Here’s to another year of ensuring student success!
Are you beginning to think about what your New Year’s resolutions could be? How about starting a Happiness Habit? Doing so actually rewires, or trains, your brain to be more positive. Follow one of the five researched habits for 21 days in a row to create a positive habit. Download the 21 Day Challenge Journal to help guide you along the way!
21 Day Challenge Journal (English) - https://tinyurl.com/2s3z9c9x
21 Day Challenge Journal (Spanish) - https://tinyurl.com/bp9vtc42
The Schaumburg Township District Library has events, classes and learning opportunities scheduled for nearly every day of winter break. Check out all the cool things going on, for all ages! https://www.schaumburglibrary.org/events
Keep the holiday spirit going by visiting the Schaumburg Township District Library (Hanover Park Branch location) for a movie screening of Elf tonight! The movie starts at 6:30 p.m. 📽🍿
For more info, visit https://www.schaumburglibrary.org/events?id=9496168.
Events We inspire, inform, and connect our community.
We are proud to share that WGN TV's December Teacher of the Month is Collins School sixth-grade teacher, Ms. Savino!
WGN's December Teacher of the Month WGN’s December Teacher of the Month is an elementary school teacher in Schaumburg. Kimberly Savino’s love for teaching grew from when she was about 10 years old, exploring nature with h…
Join the Hoffman Estates Park District today or tomorrow for Public Skate! This is a perfect opportunity for skaters of all ages and skill levels to enjoy the ice. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or taking your first glides, they welcome everyone to share the joy of skating.
12 - 1:30 p.m. at the Triphahn Center & Ice Arena (1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60172)
Public Skate 12/26 - Hoffman Estates Park District Join us for Public Skate! The perfect opportunity for skaters of all ages and skill levels to enjoy the ice. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or taking your first glides, we welcome everyone to share the joy of skating. $7 per person, pay at the door $5 per person (if pre-register) Skate rental ra...
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Buzz Aldrin Elementary School - MacArthur International Spanish Academy - Nerge Elementary School - Blackwell Elementary School - Adolph Link Elementary School
As we begin winter break, make sure to check out all of the camps, classes and opportunities that our local park districts offer. From crafts to outdoor adventures, these winter break camps are perfect for keeping students entertained and engaged. ❄
Reminder: Winter break begins tomorrow, December 22! Have a wonderful two weeks with family and friends, we'll see you back in class on January 8! ❄
Brooke Brown, Einstein Elementary School psychologist, is described as someone who provides a safe place to seek out support for students, parents and other staff.
Brooke’s career path began with an AP psychology class she took in high school that she enjoyed. Then at Illinois State University she took a class called Careers in Psychology, and learned about the role of school psychologist.
“I loved understanding how people think and process things and I always like working with kids, so this is a mix of everything I love,” she said.
She volunteered at the Autism Place at ISU, a program led by psychology graduate students, where she had the opportunity to implement behavior plans and work on social skills with children. This cemented her plan for post graduation.
“I still remember the first kid I worked with and how much progress he made,” she said. “It was cool to see the kinds of things the team did to help and to see the parents be so relieved with the progress.”
Although she did her internship at a high school, Brooke said she is glad she came to work at Einstein six years ago.
“I like elementary school because the earlier you intervene the more likely you are to change a child’s trajectory for life,” she said. “The kids that I started with are now in fifth and sixth grade and I hope I have been a big influence on them.”
She also supports other staff members in the school, serving as the Child Study Team lead and taking the time to teach new staff members the systems and structures at Einstein School and in District 54.
“Teachers' jobs are so hard and they have so much on their plate, so I try to be there to support them,” she said.
She also supports parents, saying her goal is to make sure they feel empowered to ask for whatever help they need for themselves and their children.
Her advice to new staff members is to savor the special moments, sharing a story about a student who was being dismissed from IEP services.
“The student had done so well, and the parent was so grateful,” she said. “ I think our whole team was crying because we were so proud.”
Tomorrow (Wednesday, December 20) at Keller Wildcats from 4-5 p.m., families can receive a free box of food. This opportunity is available to any District 54 family that is in need of assistance with groceries. We hope that this takes a little extra pressure off your family during this time and we look forward to seeing you.
Here are the creators of the top 6 apps from the Margaret Mead Junior High app challenge! These students created apps to learn and take action about the global water crisis, spread kindness to others and to yourself, stay connected with loved ones, save electric energy in day-to-day life, communicate for those that are nonverbal and implement clean energy into daily life. Stay tuned to see if any of these apps win the district-wide challenge!
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Nathan Hale Elementary School - Campanelli Elementary School - Lincoln Prairie School - Dirksen Elementary School - District 54 Early Learning Center
During the first trimester, District 54 Magnet students were challenged to find something they love, and make it better with science. Today, three of the top six Mead-Made science experiments were featured during the second day of their science project symposium. Each student was given only six minutes to present their project and then take questions from the audience for an additional two minutes. Today's presentations were by Audrey W., who discussed how growing pinto beans with different liquids impacts their growth, her findings can help conserve water around the world.; Jayen S., who answered the question 'How does the source of mud affect the voltage in a microbial fuel cell?' he hopes his findings can create awareness for more renewable energy sources.; and Yashika G., who compared the effect of different chemical elements on the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere - her conclusions can help decrease the amount of air pollution worldwide. A job well done by all of the presenters over the past two days, we know you’re going to change the world! The winners will be announced at their all-school assembly next week! Margaret Mead Junior High
It was an exciting and challenging day for our 18 District 54 Fluid Power Teams! They spent many hours planning and sketching their designs since last meeting as a group in October. Today they had just 3 hours to build (completely from scratch) and test their hydraulic devices. All teams did an amazing job collaborating, communicating and encouraging one another through setbacks. In the end, there were four winning teams -
Best Design: Team Jelly from Keller Wildcats
Best Machine: Team Thomas the Train from Jane Addams Jr. High School
Best Portfolio: The Winners from Robert Frost Junior High
Grand Prize/Best Overall: Double Trouble from Margaret Mead Junior High
If you missed the livestream of the event, you can view the recording at https://www.youtube.com/live/QkAHKwB8FVY?si=keTscfAtPHFwZgDe
During the first trimester, District 54 Magnet students were challenged to find something they love, and make it better with science. Today, three of the top six Mead-Made science experiments were featured during their science project symposium. Each student was given only six minutes to present their project and then take questions from the audience for an additional two minutes. Today's presentations were by Betselot M., who discussed the impact of using piezoelectric substances to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy for real-world applications and he hopes his research will help bring power to undeveloped populations around the world.; Suvesha P., who compared the analysis of fibrous food and naturally antibacterial foods in terms of their bacteria levels and growth in the human mouth and she hopes her findings help decrease the cost of oral hygiene regimens; and Emmett G., who designed and coded a web application capable of analyzing and notifying individuals about their required water intake; he hopes his app can help solve world dehydration challenges. A job well done by all of the presenters; we’re excited to hear from the next group tomorrow! Margaret Mead Junior High
Tune in tomorrow (Dec. 14) as we livestream the District 54 Fluid Power Challenge! Junior high and middle-level students from across the district have been sharpening their skills since their initial workshop in October and will be back together again to put their ingenuity to the test. They will be tasked with building a hydraulic device completely from scratch that can grab, lift and rotate an object in the shortest amount of time. There will be 18 teams competing from all 5 junior high schools and Lincoln Prairie School. We are honored to welcome 7 local National Fluid Power Association companies to judge the competition and provide feedback to the teams. You can see all of the creativity, innovation and collaboration unfold starting at 12 p.m. on our YouTube channel here: https://youtube.com/live/QkAHKwB8FVY?feature=share.
Margaret Mead Junior High - Robert Frost Junior High - Keller Wildcats - Eisenhower Junior High School - Jane Addams Jr. High School
Margaret Kedzior, a paraprofessional at Hoover Math and Science Academy, was raised in a family of teachers and married a teacher, who also came from a family of teachers. So she became a teacher in Poland and promised herself that when she moved to the United States she would continue to work in education.
Margaret was hired by District 54 in 2001 and worked at both Aldrin and Lincoln Prairie before coming to Hoover in 2015. In addition to working as a paraprofessional helping students who need extra support, Margaret runs a variety of clubs at Hoover.
She said she loves getting to know students across the grade levels and interacting with them outside of the classroom.
“My junior high math teacher taught me the importance of relationships with students,” Margaret said. “She was one in a million and I still keep in touch with her on Facebook.”
She started by offering the Multicultural Club, and that grew into clubs called Games Around the World and Crafts Around the World.
“I like to learn about different languages and different cultures,” she said. “I feel so blessed to work in a diverse community. It inspired me to run a lot of clubs celebrating the diversity.”
She also created a Polish Club to teach students and staff about her culture and was thrilled that students from a variety of backgrounds joined. In the club she taught students how to make pierogi, the game of Hacky Sack that she played as a child, and all about the dragon parade in Krakow. News of her work with this club even reached the mayor of Krakow, Poland, who sent Margaret a letter thanking her for sharing her Polish heritage.
Next year she wants to start a movie club, because one of the students she works with is fascinated by movies and already sent a letter to Steven Spielberg.
“I love when I start my day at the main entrance because I can welcome everyone. I know so many students across the building because of the clubs I am running,” she said. “What I learned through all of these years is if students know you love them, you accept them the way they are and you believe in them, they are ready to learn and succeed.”
It’s the season of giving, and our schools are giving back to the community in a multitude of ways. In addition to organizing Giving Trees or Adopt-a-Family projects at each school, students and staff are donating their time and skills to help those in need. Because of all the volunteers at Robert Frost Junior High, Stevenson, MacArthur International Spanish Academy, Campanelli Elementary School and Armstrong Elementary School at Feed My Starving Children - Schaumburg, enough meals were packed to feed over 440 children for an entire year.
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Thomas Dooley Elementary School - Keller Wildcats - Robert Frost Junior High - Fairview Elementary School - Jane Addams Jr. High School
Meet Tupendra Oli, a post-doctoral research scientist from Argonne National Laboratory. Today he spoke to fourth- and sixth-grade students at Fox School about the fascinating realm of high-energy physics. Tupendra explores beyond atoms, exploring the fundamental building blocks of our universe. Through his coding work, we can continue to unravel the mysteries of our universe's origin, age, and its future. Did you know Argonne National Laboratory houses a supercomputer with around 20,000 computers? And it’s only 40 minutes away from District 54! This computational powerhouse aids Tupendra's projects, some lasting over two decades! Students were able to show off their coding skills to Tupendra, and ask him questions to dive deeper into the work he does and how they can one day work for the U.S. Department of Energy.
It’s the last day of and D54 is here to impress! All week we have talked about how we are similar and different, but how we can all draw each other in and celebrate inclusion. Today, staff and students are wearing their best clothes to show that they are proud of how inclusive their school is! Look out for the paparazzi, we’ve got some Inclusion Stars in the house! When your student comes home today, ask them to strike their best post and share what their favorite day of National Inclusive Schools Week was.
Thank you to the District 54 Grizzlies - Special Olympics Team, the D54 Dept. of Equity and Inclusion and SOILL Unified Champion Schools for organizing this incredible week!
This week's issue of the School District 54 Visions newsletter includes a video highlighting our students on a state Youth Activation Committee, updates from tonight's board meeting (including the 2024-25 and 2025-26 school calendars), new teacher recruitment information, photos of the Sensations winning their state cheerleading competition, student artwork, PTA scholarship applications and upcoming events. - https://mailchi.mp/sd54/school-district-54-visions-newsletter-december72023
Attention December Education Graduates: Don’t wait for the next school year to begin your teaching journey. Join our student-focused, award-winning, growth-oriented school district and start making a difference in January!
Join our team as a Flexible Support Teacher – a full-time certified teaching role with benefits, offering support across a variety of classrooms and grade levels from January to May 2024.
Other benefits include
- a Professional Learning Community (PLC) for collaborative planning,
- a consistent schedule including comprehensive built-in professional development and planning time,
- opportunities to lead both small-group and whole-class instruction and
- the chance to contribute to culture that prioritizes the overall success of each child.
Visit sd54.org/careers to learn more and apply by December 20 for full-time teaching positions starting in January.
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District 54 is the largest elementary school district in the State of Illinois. We serve about 15,000 students from birth through eighth grade in five junior high schools, 21 elementary schools and one school with children from kindergarten through eighth grade and our new early learning center for children ages birth through five who are at-risk or have Individualized Education Plans.
We opened the Early Learning Center in 2014 and approved a free, full-day kindergarten program at all of our elementary schools in 2015 to support our youngest learners. Research consistently demonstrates the academic and social-emotional benefits children receive from these programs.
We also continue to focus on collaborative learning through Professional Learning Communities. PLCs operate under the assumption that the key to improved learning for students is continuous, job-embedded learning for educators. Our staff includes 1,288 certified teachers and other personnel who support the teachers, including mentors; instructional coaches in literacy, math, bilingual and technology; gifted instruction teachers; bilingual resource teachers and special education teachers at each school site. All of our resource teachers not only support the classroom teachers, but work directly with students during daily math and literacy acceleration blocks in every school.
District 54 provides a measurable, standards-based curriculum that expands opportunities for engaged learning for all students. Whether in special education, general education or gifted classes, students are taught by highly trained teachers.
All District 54 schools also practice PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports). Teaching social behaviors creates a positive school climate and supports social-emotional learning and our focus on meeting the needs of the whole child.
With these supports, student achievement continues to grow. District 54 is in the top 5 percent of all districts in Illinois, based on the PARCC assessment and the percentage of students who meet and exceed in both math and reading are nearly double the state average.
We are able to provide our students with these supports due to our fiscal stability and responsibility. District 54 has had a balanced operating budget for more than 20 years and has been debt free since 2011. District 54 has earned a rating of Aaa, the highest, most prestigious rating from Moody’s Investors Service.
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