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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
In this issue:
A Note from the Superintendent
Illinois School Report Card
Technology Implementation
Plan
Emergency School Closures
Hynes Elementary School
Golf Middle School
Volunteer Service Clubs
Activities Around District 67
Erins Law
District 67 Foundation
PTA
2016-17 School Calendar
School Board
.:Note:from:the:Superintendent
.t,the,end,of,October,the,Illinois,State,Board,of,Educaon,released,
the,Districts,report,card,I,am,very,pleased,to,say,that,we,have,made,
signicant,progress,in,virtually,every,academic,and,nancial,goal,(See
page 2)
Overall,our,students,improved,from,63%,meeng,and,exceeding,
expectaons,in,2015,to,69%,in,2016,We,also,exceeded,the,state,
averages,by,a,wide,margin,
District,67,is,a,small,district,and,our,resources,are,limited,Good,
nancial,stewardship,is,crical,Controlling,costs,while,improving,
achievement,and,making,necessary,improvements,is,a,challenge,
Our,teachers,and,sta,have,risen,to,meet,this,challenge,Our,
instruconal,costs,are,now,on,par,with,statewide,averages,while,
showing,substanal,academic,improvement,;dministrave,costs,are,
also,lower,and,are,within,3%,of,the,state,average,compared,to,25%,
in,2011
;lthough,average,class,size,is,somewhat,higher,than,the,state,level,(23,
students,compared,to,21,at,the,state),our,teachers,and,principals,
consistently,provide,safe,and,welcoming,schools,while,
improving,instrucon
I,will,present,in,more,detail,our,achievement,
results,at,the,December,14
th
School,Board,
meeng,Please,join,us,to,learn,more,about,the,
success,of,our,schools,and,your,children,
Dr. Beth Flores, Superintendent
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Golf School District 67 Newsletter Vol 2, 2016
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Technology Implementation Planning
Golf,School,District,67,is,developing,a,comprehensive,
technology,implementaon,plan,with,administrators,teachers,
and,school,board,members,Our,vision,is,to,create,a,personalized,
learning,environment,that,empowers,students,to,be,self-
movated,learners,and,ensures,that,curriculum,and,instrucon,
are,aligned,with,21st,Century,Skills
Our,goal,is,to,adopt,a,21,iPad,device,model,in,grades,Pre-K,
through,2,and,a,11,Chromebook,model,in,grades,3,through,8,
The,plan,will,assist,the,district,in,giving,students,and,teachers,
technology,that,facilitates,communicaon,collaboraon,creavity,and,crical,thinking
Parent,input,will,be,important,to,the,planning,process,Parents,will,be,invited,to,several,parent,
meengs,to,discuss,home,management,of,the,computers,and,related,equipment,including,
acceptable,use,liability,and,similar,issues
Student,achievement,improved,in,2015-16,while,both,instruconal,and,operaonal,costs,were,more,in,
line,with,state-wide,costs,for,other,school,districts,statewide,Overall,69%,of,District,67,students,met,or,
exceeded,expectaons,in,spring,2016,compared,to,63%,in,spring,2015
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EMERGENCY SCHOOL
CLOSINGS
We,know,that,closing,schools,in,bad,weather,has,a,big,eect,
on,families,We,also,understand,that,students,are,beer,
served,both,academically,and,socially,by,being,in,school,
whenever,possible,The,safety,of,our,students,and,sta,is,our,
top,priority,in,making,a,decision,to,keep,schools,open,or,to,
close,schools,in,bad,weather
HOW:DO:WE:M.KE:OUR:DECISION?:
We,make,the,decision,to,close,or,delay,opening,schools,in,bad,weather,based,on,a,many,factors,such,as
informaon,on,road,condions,
the,ability,to,start,and,move,buses
amount,of,snow,and,ice,accumulated
whether,snow/ice,is,connuing
building,condions,and,parking,lot,condions
temperature,and,wind,chill
weather,predicons,and,what,other,Niles,Township,school,districts,are,doing
The,Superintendent,of,Schools,makes,the,nal,decision,based,on,these,factors
NOTIFIC.TION:
Usually,the,decision,about,opening,schools,is,made,by,600,am,Nocaon,is,posted,on,our,website,at,
www.golf67.net and,Emergency,Closing,website,www.EmergencyClosings.com,as,soon,as,the,decision,is,made,;lso,
our,automated,messaging,service,makes,calls,to,nofy,families
There,are,several,other,ways,to,nd,out,if,school,is,open,or,closed,on,a,bad,weather,day
Check,your,email,(make,sure,that,the,District,has,your,current,email,address)
Tune,into,TV,(CBS,NBC,;BC,WGN,Fox,CLTV),and,local,radio,WGN,;M,WBBM,;M,and,The,Zone,(FM)
If,the,decision,is,to,open,schools,please,keep,in,mind,that,even,if,weather,condions,worsen,we,cannot,reverse,our,
decision,in,the,morning,without,endangering,students,Once,we,make,the,decision,to,open,many,parents,leave,for,
work,If,we,then,send,students,right,back,home,many,will,return,to,empty,houses
INFORM.TION:.BOUT:OUR:.UTOM.TED:PHONE:MESS.GING:SERVICE:
School,Messenger,is,our,automated,phone,messaging,system,Everyone,will,receive,the,same,recorded,message,
within,minutes,Calls,will,be,sent,to,the,phone,numbers,you,have,provided,the,school,so,be,sure,that,you,have,
updated,your,home,and,cell,phone,numbers
.:P.RENTS:DECISION:
;lthough,the,District,does,its,best,to,make,the,decision,that,is,best,for,everyone,we,know,that,oen,no,perfect,
decision,exists,If,you,do,not,feel,it,is,safe,for,your,child,to,aend,school,we,respect,your,right,to,keep,your,child,
at,home,
Extra,days,are,not,built,into,the,District,calendar,therefore,if,the,District,closes,due,to,weather,each,day,missed,will,
be,made,up,at,the,end,of,the,school,year,in,June
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Niles North High
School students
bring our very own
Hynes students
stories to life at an
assembly on
November 4
th
.
Finding the area 3
rd
graders
use square inches to decompose
and recompose in order to visually compare the area of shapes..
PPrree KK FFrriieennddss
Kindergarten
Enrichment
students made
their own
suitcases to
travel the
world!
Hynes
Music Fest
1
st
and 2
nd
Grade
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Communityserviceisimportantfor
bothHynesElementaryandGolfMiddleSchoolstudentsGivingand
activelyparticipatinginourcommunitycreatesasenseofprideandawarenessofour
schoolsandcommunitiesneeds,andtheimportantcontributionthatouryouthcanoffer
Hereareafewthingsweareworkingonthisyear
Organizingandpreparingtoolkitsforstudentstocreatetheirtechnologyprojects
WritingletterstotheresidentsatBellaTerraNursingHome
SellingconcessionsattheVarsityBoys&GirlsbasketballgamesatGolfMSAllproits
fromthesaleswillbedonatedtotheSpecialOlympics!
BothGolfandHynesVolunteerServiceClubmembersworkedonUnityDayprojects
HynesVSCstudentswillhelpputtheUnityDayhandsintoalargeHynesUnitybanner
BothHynesandGolfVSCstudentswillbehelpingatourInternationalCelebrationof
CulturesnightinJanuary
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Students selling snacks at the December Girls
Varsity basketball game in support of
Special Olympics
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Thenewly-formedHynesVolunteerServiceClubbeganwith
seventeenenergetic3
rd
and4
th
gradersTheymeeteveryweekfor
anhourafterschooltomaketheworldabetterplaceandtohelp
othersTheirfocusisonourschool,thelocalcommunity,and
theworld
StudentswelcomedaservicememberintheUSArmytotheir
December8
th
meeting SpecialistEvelyn,fromChicago,recently
returnedfromservingthreeyearsinSouthKoreaandQatarShediscussedherexperiencesasa
memberofthemilitary Studentsthenwroteletterstoservicemembersaroundtheworldand
gathereditemsandmadeartworktosendalongwiththeirletters
Studentvolunteersbeganworkingaroundtheschoolinsmallgroupssharpeningpencils,ixing
brokenbooks,creatingbulletinboards,helpingwithtechnology,andmakingposterspromoting
theschoolfooddriveandupcomingmusicconcertsTheywillhelpcleanuplitterontheHynes
schoolgroundsinthecomingweeks
Sinceclubmemberswanttofocusonthelargercommunity,theyvotedtohelpLutheranGeneral
HospitalpediatricsinParkRidgebymakingcardsandcraftkitsforsickchildrenTheywillalso
writelettersandsendacarepackagetoservicememberswiththeorganization
Operation Gratitude
Hynes,student,volunteers,make,important,contribuons,to,their,school,and,gain,praccal,skills,,
Students,helped,Ms,Sara,Molnar,instruconal,Technology,Facilitator,with,computer,storage,carts,
and,cleaning,the,Chromebooks,
Other,students,made,signs,for,the,music,fest,and,food,drive,and,hung,them,around,the,school,These,
volunteer,acvies,help,students,develop,a,sense,of,ownership,and,pride,in,their,
school,and,community
So many ways to
make a difference …
Just Pick One
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Erins,Law,House,Bill,6193,requires,schools,to,implement,
an,age-appropriate,sexual,assault,and,abuse,awareness,and,
prevenon,curriculum,for,grades,Pre-K,through,12,Mr,Victor,
Pacini,a,survivor,of,sexual,abuse,and,acclaimed,movaonal,
speaker,will,for,the,second,year,assist,our,schools,in,
implemenng,this,mandate
Victor,Pacini,has,designed,unique,experiences,that,inspire,
and,teach,children,to,create,value,and,share,their,condent,voice,with,the,world,He,has,taken,his,
passion,for,singing,to,a,new,and,excing,level,by,designing,life,changing,inspiraonal,programs,for,
young,people,Victor,has,created,several,mul-dimensional,programs,that,present,thought,
provoking,concepts,and,lessons,through,original,songs,capvang,graphics,and,images
Victor,will,be,inspiring,the,children,in,Golf,67,School,District,on,Tuesday,January,12
th
and,
Wednesday,January,13
th
with,a,SPECI;L,P;RENT,INFORM;TION,NIGHT,on,TUESD;Y,January,10
th
,
To,learn,more,about,Victor,visit,www.VictorPacini.com or,www.VicmtoVictor.org
ERIN’S LAW
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Districts 67 and 69 teachers participate in literacy
professional development at Hynes.
Winter Concerts
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The,Golf,District,67,Foundaon,invited,teachers,to,submit,applicaons,
for,grants,up,to,$500,for,special,projects,in,their,classrooms,
In,their,applicaon,teachers,described,the,creave,experimental,and,
innovave,elements,of,their,proposed,project,the,number,of,students,to,
be,involved,and,how,their,project,will,be,evaluated
;pplicaons,were,submied,at,the,end,of,November,and,awards,will,be,made,aer,the,rst,of,,the,year
The District 67 Foundation held
a Trivia Night celebration to
raise funds that will be used to
support innovative District 67
teacher projects.
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PTA Fall Fundraiser at Barnes
and Noble Bookstore
We couldn't have done it without you!
The teachers truly appreciated all of the delicious goodies
provided for the parent-teacher conference dinner. We
thank all of those who donated food and helped set up!
The Barnes and Noble/ Chipotle Fundraiser was a great
success!! We made over $800 on that fun-filled day!!
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New this year will be five 1/2 day in-
service sessions for teachers.
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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
Ms. 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
December 14, 2016 January 19, 2017 February 16, 2017
March 16, 2017 April 20, 2017 May 18, 2017 June 15, 2017
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