- Go to http://camp69.eventbrite.com
- Click the orange “Attend” box for a session you want to attend.
- On the next page, click on the orange “Enter promotional code” (right under Ticket Information).
- Enter promotional code (for non-D69 staff, it is campd69guest) and click “Apply.”
- On the next page, click on the green “Register” box.
- Type in your information under “Your Information.” Use your work email address.
- You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
A TOWN HALL MEETING
Thursday, April 4, 2013
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Niles North High School Auditorium
9800 N. Lawler, Skokie
Local school administrators, community service agencies, law enforcement officials
and others will answer your questions.
Results of the 2012 Social Norms Survey
Depression / Suicide Prevention / School Refusal: Niles North Student Assistance Program (SAP) Coordinator Anna Hamilton
Technology / Internet Usage: Sarah Migas, Illinois State's Attorney's Office
Drugs / Alcohol / Curfew: Niles West SAP Coordinator Karin Wick
Dating / Sex / Supervision: Lydia Tracy, Turning Point
Police-Related Matters: Commander Brian Baker and Detective John Long, Skokie Police Department
Healthy Kids / Healthy Communities, and Support for Middle School Students: Dr. Quintin Shepherd, District 69 Superintendent
Join us for an Information Fair and refreshments after the meeting
2012 Academic Improvement Award (Illinois Honor Roll):
District 69 has been notified by the State Board of Education that Edison School has earned the Academic Improvement Award! Only 81 schools across the state earned the designation in 2012, so this is something to be very proud of. From the ISBE, “honors...schools across the state that have posted substantial gains. These schools demonstrate that exemplary progress is possible at every level and can be sustained.” You will see a certificate attached to the Board Report commemorating our success.
This award recognizes Edison School, and the staff should be very proud of their hard work. The award does not specifically recognize the hard work of the Madison School staff, but I hope that they too will take great pride in this award. The Edison staff would be the very first to recognize that they are building upon the foundation laid by the Madison staff.
BOTH SCHOOLS SHOULD CELEBRATE THIS AWARD!!!
Dr. Quintin Shepherd, Superintendent
UPDATED WITH STATE OF THE SCHOOLS ADDRESS! VIDEO! Every year in January, I deliver the District 69 State of the Schools Address. Part of this address is also designed to celebrate our successes. This year we have worked to make a video presentation. We hope that you take an opportunity to watch and be proud of District 69. We should be proud of what we have accomplished, the effort that is put forward every day and the success of our kids. We have tried to celebrate many aspects of the District 69 organization. We’ve done this because anytime just one student succeeds it is often because of the work of so many.
We celebrate our finances and operations because we know that a more efficient organization is one that can invest resources on kids.
We celebrate our Board because we know it is a commitment to vision and governance that allows us to see the way forward.
We celebrate our Staff, because that is where the instructional work happens and students succeed.
We celebrate our kids, because… frankly, they are worth celebrating!
"You Should Know" video: http://youtu.be/o06ph5232NA
"State of the Schools" address: http://youtu.be/Hhv4ZCGkLAU
Very truly yours in Education,
Quintin Shepherd, Ph.D.
Superintendent, Skokie District 69
District 69 Families,
A break from School is fun and I hope you will all take time to enjoy yourselves, but it is also important for our students to keep their minds active during the long break. Please encourage your children to read (or read with them!) a little bit each day.
Also, below you will find a list of great web resources (all free!!!) to explore in the next two weeks. There are enough websites below that you can explore a new one each and every day. Maybe you've seen some of these before and maybe there are some you've never seen. Have fun and learn something new!
Lois Lowry's Gooney Bird Greene…and Her True Life Adventures! Playing at THE SKOKIE THEATER,
7924 N Lincoln Avenue Skokie, IL 60077
PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES:
12/11 at 7:00
12/12 at 4:00 & 7:00
12/13 at 7:00
12/14 at 7:00
HOUSE OPENS 20 MINUTES BEFORE THE SHOW.
FREE! No tickets will be available at the door, you must reserve tickets at
GOONEY BIRD GREENE SUMMARY: Summer has come to a crashing halt in the little town of Watertower. The kids don't want to be back in school; they are listless and bored. Suddenly, the classroom door bursts open and there, wearing pajamas and cowboy boots, stands Gooney Bird Greene! The class is never the same again. Gooney Bird casts herself as the hero in the most improbable, outlandish stories: how she arrived from China on a flying carpet, how she got a lovely pair of diamond earrings at the local palace, how she directed a symphony orchestra while driving through the center of town, and how her beloved cat, Catman, was consumed by a cow! Are these stories really true? Of course they are because, as Gooney Bird proudly proclaims, she only tells "absolutely true stories!" In blending funny and memorable characters with colorful details and her distinctive flair for suspense, Gooney Bird awakens the students' imaginations. They come to realize their lives are as unique as Gooney Bird's and that they, too, can cast themselves as the heroes in their own true tales of discovery and adventure.
To District 69 Parents, Guardians, Students and Staff,
This is to remind everybody of our district ecology and recycling collections! All donations and contributions are welcome!
Each school collects the following electronic items in their main offices (we receive money in return for these):
Each school collects the following items near their main offices or in their cafeterias:
At Edison only:
Please remember that even the smallest thing you do has great impact! With the upcoming fall and winter holidays nearly upon us, we are increasingly thinking of others. You can find many ideas at the library or on the Internet for creating gifts by reusing products from your own homes. You can help various charities by donating to those organizations which send trucks to your neighborhoods – our “old” things can be just what somebody else might need. Please don't forget our local food pantries, and those on the east coast affected by Hurricane Sandy. Finally, please remember our servicemen and servicewomen and their families at this time and throughout the year.
Call Eileen S. Rapoport (PTO Ecology Committee, District Calendar) with any questions or suggestions. Thank you for your help and enjoy your holidays!
Parents, Guardians, Staff:
It's Pie Time again! By now you should have received a Market Day pie form. Each pie purchased in November earns extra profit for PTO. Order for your family, your Thanksgiving Day host/hostess, or make a donation to our Niles Township Food Pantry.
Should you wish to donate a pie, please use the attached form with cash or check and turn it in to the school office by Friday, November 9th. The Pantry requests we donate either apple or pumpkin pie only. You can also place a pie order with your regular online order. Please keep in mind that you may add on to your online order at ANY TIME BEFORE 11 PM on November 12th. If you do this, please email me and let me know it's a donation.
You do NOT have to come to the sale if you are donating ONLY and are pre-paid. We will take all the pies to the Pantry after the sale.
Thank you for your support and generosity during the holiday season!
Market Day Chair
District 69 PTO
The PTO kicked off our annual gift wrap fall fundraiser on Friday, October 5th. Packets went home with students and hopefully you have all had a chance to look over the brochures and the exciting products that are available. This is PTO's biggest fundraiser of the year. The success of this fundraiser has enabled the PTO to provide many programs to enhance the educational experience of the students here at District 69. Last year, with your help, we raised $15,000! With this money we were able to provide each school with exciting programs and support. To name a few...
|Lincoln Junior High School||Edison School||Madison School|
Choir robes and stoles
Orchestra and band uniforms
New furniture for the Richert Room
Artist in residence
Character education t-shirts
Rainbows support group
Girls on the Run
Cultural Arts Programs
Great Illinois History Play
Adventures in Art
Girls on the Run
Star Students Celebration
Sky Dome Planetarium
Lake County Native Americans in School Program
Birds of Prey
Cultural Arts Programs
Mosaic Art Project
Bug House field trips
Donna Washington storyteller
Fall Family Days (bulb planting in the fall)
Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) Night
Meet and Greet
There are prize incentives for the students and teachers. The seller with the most items in EACH school will win an iPad. Family and Friends can make a donation to the school instead of purchasing product by simply entering code #9901 on the order form. The unit price is $10. Each unit will count as 1 unit toward the student prize program. A straight donation can also be made out to District 69 PTO.
We ask for your support so that we can continue to do great things for the students in District 69 Schools.
Orders are due Monday, October 22nd. We have extended this date to accommodate our very busy families. Thank you for your support, and be safe while selling! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.
Lincoln Junior High