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Golf School District 67
9401 Waukegan Rd.
Morton Grove, IL 60053
Ph 847-966-8200
A Publication of the Golf School District 67 Board of Education
A Note from the Superintendent
Here we are at the end of another successful school year. As I reect on
the 2016-2017 school year, I am reminded of our many accomplishments
that make Golf District 67 an outstanding school district.
Hynes Elementary School was recognized in Chicago Magazine as #11 in
the top twenty suburban Cook County Schools. Our teachers implemented
a new math curriculum and introduced STEM modules to students. STEM
leaders and literacy leaders in each school met throughout the year to
evaluate curricular resources and engage in professional development
opportunies.
The technology commiee met throughout the year and contributed to
the development of a 1:1 rollout plan with Chromebooks in grades 3-5
and a 2:1 rollout plan with iPads in grades PreK through 2nd. Teachers are
using technology in their lessons to enhance the leaning experience for
their students.
Congratulaons to the Class of 2017. You disnguished yourselves over your me at Golf District 67. I am
condent that you will connue your outstanding achievements in high school and beyond. Please return
to visit and share your accomplishments.
Congratulaons are in order also for our Hynes 4
th
graders. They were honored by their teachers for their
outstanding character and achievements at an assembly on June 2nd. We welcome them to Golf Middle
School.
As we approach summer break, the administrave sta is working on plans for the next school year. Early
registraon helps us to make stang decisions, so if you have not completed the process, please go to the
district website www.golf67.net for instrucons. Also, if your child will be taking the bus, it is important
that you submit the applicaon and payment by the deadline of June 30
th
.
This issue of the Chalkboard illustrates district accomplishments and provides a visual array of student and
family engagement.
Thank you to our parents, teachers and sta, and school board for a great year! Have a
safe and enjoyable summer break!
Dr. Beth Flores, Superintendent
In this issue:
A Note from the Superintendent
Strategic Plan Update
Hynes Elementary School
Golf Middle School
Parent and Student Summer
Opportunities
Staff Recognition Dinner
Golfs Got Talent
PTA
District 67 Foundation
2017-18 School Calendar
School Board
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Golf School District 67 Newsletter Vol 2, 2017
Summer District Oce Hours
8am-4pm Monday—Thursday
June 12—August 11
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Golf School District 67 is
focused on the strategic goal of
nancial stewardship. As our
enrollment increases, we
priorize spending so that we
can provide a quality
educaonal program for all of our students.
Illinois school districts are struggling to balance
their budgets. The state has provided only one of
the four state categorical payments that are due
from them each year. For the second year in a
row, lawmakers have failed to reach an agreement
that ensures that elementary schools can open on
me this fall. The lack of a state budget and
funding shoralls creates an uncertain and
unstable educaonal environment that adversely
aects both short- and long-term planning .
Although District 67 receives most of its funding
from local property taxes, the lack of state
payments is challenging. Recently, the Niles
Township Superintendents Associaon sent leers
to our respecve state legislators on behalf of our
school districts. We asked legislators to
immediately, and with biparsan support, end the
State of Illinois budget impasse, x the school
funding formula so that all students across the
state benet from adequate funding, and pay
school districts the monies that they are owed for
FY17. We will keep you informed as we head into
the new school year.
This goal is ambious. It outlines objecves and
strategies to implement a 21
st
century learning
environment that is acve, rigorous, and that
fosters student engagement.
One area of focus this year was providing a
connuum of services in appropriate sengs for
every student. This year Hynes welcomed a
satellite classroom administered by NTDSE (Niles
Township District for Special Educaon) for
students in kindergarten through 3rd grade.
Golf Middle School will welcome a satellite
classroom for older students in the fall. We are
thrilled to have many of our Golf School District 67
students in their home schools.
In planning for next school year, the administraon
and sta are reviewing and rening daily schedules
to provide intervenon me throughout the school
day. Addionally, Response to Intervenon (RtI)
strategies and pracces will be formalized
throughout the district.
The District is commied to providing safe and secure learning spaces that
support 21
st
century learners. Our students and sta enjoy connuous
improvements to our facilies as outlined in the Life Safety plan and the districts
5-year facilies ulizaon report. In 2016-17 the focus was on security
enhancements and a new phone system. This summer, improvements will include new lockers at
Hynes, ooring in some classrooms at Golf Middle School, and various other life-safety and
maintenance projects.
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In an eort to increase parent involvement and parcipaon in our
schools, District 67 oered supports throughout the year for our ELL
families. Weekly English language classes from November through March
were oered for parents while their children received homework
assistance from a District 67 teacher.
In April, a series of technology related classes were oered to assist parents in
using district resources such as Innite Campus and the district website. They also
learned about the newly implemented Eureka math program and the parent
resources available to the them, as well as translaon applicaons.
We will connue to oer supports and acvies so that all families are informed
and engaged in their childrensclassrooms, schools, and district.
The Golf School District 67 PTA and The Golf School District 67 Foundaon work throughout the year to sup-
port our district programs. We appreciate their dedicaon to our students and sta, and the many events
they plan that bring our Golf community together.
We are proud of our band, chorus, and orchestra
students for their wonderful performances throughout the
community. Both the band and chorus students performed
at Golf Mill Shopping Center, VanderCook Middle Level
Honors Fesval, and the Morton Grove Farmers Market.
Orchestra students performed at Niles North High School.
District 67 was honored to host the Illinois Grade School
Music Associaon (IGSMA) for neighboring school districts
in February.
Our volunteer service clubs parcipated in several valuable acvies
to support our Golf community, as well as the larger community. They
visited the residents at Bella Terra Nursing Home, wrote birthday
cards for children at Lutheran General Hospital, made placemats for
Meals on Wheels, collected donaons for UNICEF, donated ten boxes
of books to Bernies Book Bank, raised money for Special Olympics,
and much more. Our students demonstrated a true spirit of giving
and contribung to society. Thank you to Lisa Featherstone and
Krisna Oe for exposing our students to these opportunies.
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Hynes Spring Concert
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Hynes 5th Graders Visit Golf Middle School
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Third graders are using Osmo Kits that allow
students to explore science, math, art and
more. Here students are using the Osmo Numbers, Tan-grams,
and Coding units.
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Moving from elementary to
middle school is an excing change.
Hynes 4th graders visited Golf
Middle School in May to begin
learning the ropes. Students heard
from GMS students about what
their new school is like, how to
work the locker combinaons, and
where the principals oce is
located.
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Congratulations to Hynes students who earned
the Read-Up Celebration!
The Read-up Celebraon
recognizes students who
earned an idened
number of points beyond
those required for the
Cardinal pin.
Teachers at Hynes experienced Breakout EDU during their sta
meeng. Breakout EDU incorporates classroom content into a fun
and collaborave environment. Students use the knowledge they
have learned throughout a curriculum unit to nd clues and codes
around the classroom within a specic amount of me.
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Spring Concert
Crafts
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As part of our science curriculum,
Golf Middle School students conduct
a mock emergency room
experience. Students learn about
how an emergency room operates
through role-playing exercises with
faculty acting as patients.
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On Monday, May 22
nd
, 5
th
and 6
th
grade
students played 3 on 3 basketball games and
the 7
th
and 8
th
grade students played in the
aernoon. They raised $2,105 during the Hoops
For Heart event. All donaons went to support
the American Heart Associaon.
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8th Grade Awards Ceremony
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Students in Mr. Carros class
learned about linear
funcons using Desmos this
week. Students manipulated
funcons and played
interacve math games as
they explored graphing lines.
D67 students
and faculty
raised more than
$1,000 for the
Avon Breast
Cancer Crusade.
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Morton Grove Public
Library Events
Classrooms 1st and District 67 Summer Math Opportunities
Classrooms1st Math Parent Website
Parent partnerships are an integral part of a childs educaonal growth and success in school.
Understandably, it can be dicult to determine how to support your child when they come home from
school needing help, encouragement, or celebraon. This website includes videos with worked-out
homework and problem-set quesons, along with homework helper worksheets, that support parents as
they ask higher level quesons when working with their children.
Summer Review Acvies Review acvies will be sent home in
early June and they will be available online on the Math Parent
Website. We will also post the review packets on the Math Parent
Website.
Youcubed.org This website contains free acvies and tasks to
complete alongside your child over the summer.
Zearn.org Zearn is an interacve plaorm where your child can
pracce math problems for their current and future grade(s). They
can play games and acvies all summer related to the work they
will compleng next year at school. Zearn also provides videos
before acvies to provide brief instrucon on grade level concepts.
Tenmarks.com Tenmarks is another great website that helps
students maintain their skills throughout the summer. Tenmarks
provides fun and interacve games related to the major math topics
for each grade.
Prodigy.com Prodigy provides a fun way for students to pracce
their math skills through an adventure game. Students travel around
their created world solving incredibly fun math problems aligned to
grade level mathemacs standards.
At home acvies This arcle provides addional acvies that can
be done at home during the summer months for students in
grades K - 2.
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District 67’s staff and teachers were recognized for their outstanding
service to the District and it’s students and families. The annual recognition
dinner was held on May 1st during teacher appreciation week.
The District 67 School Board, Superintendent Flores, Hynes Principal, Carol
Westley, and Golf Middle School Principal, Karen Chvojka, thank all of our
staff and teachers for their dedication to our schools and children.
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* Kits are only available for Hynes Elementary at this time (PreK through 4th grade).
For any questions, contact Ninwa Cohen at ninwacohen@gmail.com
Left to Right
Abby Mills - Treasurer (2017-2019)
Amy Falasz Peterson and Kimberly
Moulopoulos - Co-VPs of Fundraising (2017-
2019)
Annie Miles Chiado and Carlynn Ullrich
Sherman - Co-VPs of Programs (2017-2018)
Ashlee Schmitz - President (2017-2019)
Jorina Fontelera Miller - Secretary (2017-
2018)
Ninwa Cohen - VP of Hospitality (2017-2018)
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2016-2017 Calendar
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District 67 Board of Education
Mr. Richard Toth, President
Mr. Sam Barhoumeh, Vice-president
Ms. Samina Hussain, Secretary
Ms. Nada Ardeleanu, Member
Dr. Guy Hollingsworth, Member
Dr. Ashwini Kumar, Member
Mr. Jermaine Lindsay, Member
Administrators
Dr. Beth Sagett-Flores, Superintendent
bflores@golf67.net
Mrs. Carol Westley, Principal, Hynes ES
cwestley@golf67.net
Ms. Karen Chvojka, Principal, Golf MS
kchvojka@golf67.net
Mrs. Christine Hoffman, Business Manager
choffman@golf67.net
Mrs. Lynn Kurokawa, Director, Student Services
lkurokawa@golf67.net
The Golf School District 67 Board of Educaon meets monthly to review and
oversee the management and direcon of the school district. You are
encouraged and welcome to join us at these important and informave
meengs. Visitors are invited to speak before the Board both before and aer
the Boards deliberaons. Board meengs begin at 6:30 PM in the Board Room
at Golf Middle School. Scheduled meengs are:
June 19, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, November 16, December 21, January 18,
February 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21
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On Saturday, June 3
rd
, District 67 families met to prepare the Golf School District 67 planters. This year
there is one planter for Hynes Elementary School and one for Golf Middle School. The Hynes planter is
across the street from Golf Middle School and the Golf planter is in front of the school. A special thanks
to Krisna Oe and her daughter Linnea, Jeanne Austria and her daughter Amelia, Ella Cehaic, Cindy
Matusik and her son Nathaniel, Zainab Maghrabi and her daughters Alina and Zara, Karen LeMaistre
and her children Eleanor and Ale for volunteering their me.
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