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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
I am pleased to report
that the school year is o
to a great start! We
connue to focus on
providing our students
with a high quality
curriculum and a safe
and nurturing learning environment.
This year, teachers are implemenng Schoolwide, a
new wring program, in kindergarten through eighth
grade. Focused training was delivered to classroom
and special educaon teachers during Teacher Instute Days.
Schoolwides units of study have a central mission to improve studentswring
by providing explicit instrucon focused on demonstrang why writers write,
and how writers eecvely communicate their ideas.
We are excited to oer Hynes kindergarten through second grade students and
their parents Kids Can Code classes starng in November. Robocs Club is also
underway for fourth graders.
In this issue, I have highlighted some of the excing work that we are doing in
District 67. I look forward to sharing informaon and photos
with you throughout the year.
Sincerely,
Beth Flores
In this issue:
A Note from the Superintendent
Strategic Plan Update
Financial Stewardship
Community and District
Relations
Hynes Elementary School
Golf Middle School
PTA
District 67 Foundation
2017-18 School Calendar
School Board
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Golf School District 67 Newsletter Vol 3, 2017
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A Publication of the Golf School District 67 Board of Education
Golf School District 67 Newsletter Vol 3, 2017
As we aim to improve the overall
achievement and social emoonal growth
for all students, early intervenon is
essenal. By providing a robust kindergarten
experience, our most precious resources, our
children, will benet.
The Administraon and School Board made
it a priority to increase our fund balances so
that we can oer our students a high quality
educaonal experience. Through careful and
strategic budgeng, the overall fund balance
target was
achieved, and
according to
current nancial
projecons, the
overall target appears to be sustainable.
Therefore, the Administraon recommended
that the Board approve reinstang full-day
kindergarten as idened in our strategic
plan for the 2018-2019 school year!
Strategic Plan Goal: High Quality Teaching and Learning -
implement a 21
st
Century Learning Environment that is active,
rigorous, and fosters student engagement.
Objective: Implement Full-Day Kindergarten
In December 2014, the District Technology
Commiee used survey results from
parents, teachers, and students to develop a
three-year technology plan to guide our
work moving forward.
Since then, the District has made signicant
strides in this area. As a result of our
partnership with District 219, as well as our
strategic plan goal, our students are
beneng from daily access to devices, and
teachers are engaged in professional
development essenal to integrang
technology in their instrucon.
District 67 is in year three of the current
plan and the commiee has begun the
process to develop a new instruconal
technology plan that will commence in the
2018-2019 school year.
I invite you to join our commiee so that we
have input from all stakeholders.
Please email Dr. Beth Flores at
bores@golf67.net for more informaon.
Objective: Integrate the Use of Technology in All Instructional Areas
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A Publication of the Golf School District 67 Board of Education
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The District 67 community partnership commiee is hosng an
open house and dinner for families of our ELL students on
Thursday, November 2
nd
, at Hynes Elementary School in the Judy
B Gym. Families will learn about the ELL program and community
resources, parcipate in acvies and enjoy a delicious dinner.
Quesons? Email Mrs. Feinstein at afeinstein@golf67.net.
At the September 26
th
Board of Educaon meeng, the Board
approved an overall balanced budget for the 2017-2018 school
year. It is our goal to be scally responsible while providing a high
quality educaonal program for our students.
The Board adopted the Resoluon Esmang Aggregate Levy for the year 2017 at the
October 19
th
Board of Educaon meeng. Adopng a levy on an annual basis is one of the
major funcons of the Board of Educaon. Local property taxes generate approximately
86% of all revenues for Golf School District 67, which is done through the levy process.
The Truth in Taxaon Law requires that all taxing districts determine and approve the
esmated amounts of taxes necessary to be levied for the year not less than twenty days
prior to adopon.
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A Publication of the Golf School District 67 Board of Education
Rachel Lawrence
Data Specialist
Districtwide
At the September 26
th
school board meeng,
the Board of Educaon recognized our new sta
members and welcomed NTDSE teacher Donna
Kaatz and teacher assistants, Michelle Green and
Al Marn to the Golf School District 67 family
with a delicious cake recepon!
Golf School District 67 Newsletter Vol 3, 2017
Maryam Arif
2
nd
Grade
Hynes Elementary
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Golf School District 67 Newsletter Vol 3, 2017
Robotics Club
Hynes Elementary
has a new team of
meteorologists!
Third graders worked in groups to research a
specic type of severe weather. Aer watching a
video on how reporters prepare a weather forecast, they used Google
Hangouts to talk with Kalee Dionne, the weekend morning
meteorologist at NBC 5 Chicago.
Students learned that to become a meteorologist, Kalee went to college
for 8 years. She is constantly learning new things about weather. Kaylee
also described the challenge of taking all of the science that goes into a
forecast pung it into a 30 second to 1 minute forecast for the news.
Once their notes were set, students worked together to create scripts
for their weather forecast introducing the meteorologist, and
forecasng their severe weather to their city. They used WeVideo to
record their forecasts in front of a green screen – just like the one real
meteorologists use!
A big thanks to Ms. Molnar for nding and organizing the resources so
that students had ready access to age-appropriate and quality sources.
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Golf School District 67 Newsletter Vol 3, 2017
Why does popcorn pop?
It pops because the water in the kernel changes
phase and expands as it heats up (boils) and forces
the kernels to pop!
Battle of the Books
Our Varsity and Junior Varsity
Bale of the Books teams kicked o
their season with a fall match held at
the Morton Grove Library in
October. The teen librarians quizzed
the students' knowledge on a variety
of books, all selected in recognion
of Banned Books Week, including such surprising banned tles
as Winnie-the-Pooh and Shel Silverstein's A Light in the Ac. Our
Varsity team made it to the championship round where they will
bale East Prairie in November. Good luck GMS Cardinals!
Rainbow over Golf Middle School
A Picture Worth 10,000 Words
Thank you to Edina Gradjan for sharing the picture!
5
th
and 8
th
Grade Buddies Learn
From Each Other!
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Golf School District 67 Newsletter Vol 3, 2017
Our PTA membership drive came to an end in
September and we now have over 50 new PTA
members for the 2017-18
school year.
Kristina Otte's kindergarten
class won a prize of supplies
valued at over $100! Thank
you to everyone for
participating!
Membership for the PTA is
important and we are
continuously trying to grow;
this year is no exception.
Your PTA is donating
stipends per student, to
help offset costs and ensure
that all students can attend
each field trip.
There is a
drop-o box
at both of our
schools! Box
tops are located on so
many of the items you
already buy. Please take a
few extra minutes and clip
them o. Our school can
benet greatly for just a
few extra minutes of
your me.
Click Here to View
More PTA Activities
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District 67 Board of Education
Mr. Richard Toth, President
Ms. Samina Hussain, Secretary
Ms. Nada Ardeleanu, Member
Dr. Guy Hollingsworth, Member
Dr. Ashwini Kumar, Member
Mr. Jermaine Lindsay, Member
Mr. Joel Mehr, 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
Dr. Joseph Bailey, Interim Business Manager
jbailey@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:
November 9, December 14,
January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 14
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Golf School District 67 Newsletter Vol 3, 2017
TEACHER INSTITUTE DAY - DATE CHANGE
The April 10
th
Teacher Institute Day has been changed to April 25
th
.
When the 2017-2018 calendar was approved last year, the State had not
announced the window for administering the PARCC assessment. The April 10th
date is during the two-week window when District 67 students will be taking
the PARCC assessment. In order to provide students with a connuous schedule
throughout the week, Teacher Instute Day will be on April 25
th
. Please make a
note to change the date on your calendar.