RAISING ACHIEVEMENT AIM OF TEACHING PLAN
the teaching and learning division of District 129 held three days of
professional development for curriculum leaders, principals, and teachers
from all schools. These meetings are a part of a comprehensive district
teaching and learning plan to focus learning and develop the use of local
data to raise achievement of all students.
The district teaching and
learning team is comprised of district administrators and teachers who are
content area leaders at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Since
January this group has been engaged in a process of identifying power
standards, which will serve as areas of focus within the Illinois Learning
Standards. Principals and teams of teachers from each school learned about
data teams as a format for facilitating productive, data-led professional
dialogue about student achievement.
"ROLL ON," TWO
Right, West High bassoonists Alex McCrory
and Dawn Madeja provide a more refined interpretation of the fight song, Roll On
at the Feb. 21 School Board meeting.
Not to be outdone, vocalists Bianna Aviles, Ellery Kline,
Matt Schluntz, Allison Zabelin, Joe Arko and Brett Kirhoffer provide the
board with their own rollicking version of "Roll On."
SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNIZES WEST STUDENTS
Below, Board President Rick Slocum recognizes Emma
Sarbu for winning the NASSP/Herff
Jones Award and becoming an All-USA High School Academic Team nominee and
Daily Herald Academic Team nominee.
Others recognized by
the board included:
Moy, the Daily Herald All-Academic and Leadership teams and being nominated
for the All U.S.A. High School Academic Team and the Chicago Tribune
Illinois High School All State Academic Team.
Rocha, nominated for the Daily Herald Leadership Team and the Prudential
Community Service Award.
Ahlden, qualifying for the state swimming meet.
Rodriguez, leadership-building at Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
Prudential Community Service Award nominee.
Zinzer, Ted Brattin Award and Pillars of Character Award nominee (Aurora).
Hamilton, Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program.
USA Today All-USA High School Academic Team.
Qualifiers for the IMEA Music Festival and District IX winners
(Instrumental) Billy VanDuzor, Alex McCrory, Stuart Bartlet, Allison
Zabelin, Merideth Wood, and Blake Cline.
Qualifiers for the IMEA Music Festival and District IX winners (vocal)
Brianna Aviles, Matt Schluntz, Joe Arko, Rachel Watkins, and Brett Kirhofer.
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