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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
The start of a new
school year is always an
excing me for
students, families, and
sta. The posive
energy in our schools
reects the supporve
culture we have as a community of learners.
This year we welcomed more than 700 students to our
district. This is a testament to the work we do to provide a
high quality educaonal program in a safe and nurturing
environment. We are also thrilled to welcome new sta members to our Golf family.
Throughout the coming year, we will connue to focus on meeng the goals and objecves
of our strategic plan. Periodically I will provide updates in the four main goal areas:
Teaching and Learning, Financial Stewardship, Community Engagement, and Safe and
Secure Learning Spaces.
I encourage you to become involved in the Golf School District 67 PTA and the Golf School
District 67 Foundaon. There are many opportunies to volunteer and both organizaons
plan events and acvies that raise funds to provide resources for our classrooms.
Through our collecve teamwork, I know we can accomplish great
things! I look forward to a producve and rewarding school year
for all.
Respectfully,
Dr. Beth Flores, Superintendent
In this issue:
A Note from the
Superintendent
Strategic Plan Update
Financial Stewardship
Community and District
Relaons
Hynes Elementary School
Golf Middle School
PTA
District 67 Foundaon
2018-19 School Calendar
School Board
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Under the guidance of Classrooms First Literacy Director, Jennifer Laughlin,
literacy leaders from District 67 and District 69 met throughout the 2017-2018
school year to research literacy programs that would provide students
with a high quality, balanced literacy program. Fountas & Pinnell
Classroom was selected for Preschool through 3
rd
grade for
implementaon this school year.
Fountas & Pinnell Classroom (FPC) is a cohesive, mul-
text approach to literacy instrucon and is designed to
support whole-group, small-group, and independent
learning opportunies including: interacve read-
aloud, reading mini-lessons, shared reading, phonics/
spelling/word study lessons, guided reading, book
clubs, and independent reading collecons.
Schoolwide Reading Fundamentals Units of Study exist inside a balanced
literacy framework. Within this framework, there are opportunies to read to
students (mentor texts), to read with students (shared texts), and to have
students read independently (books and other texts at their independent reading
levels). The goal of this reading instrucon is to develop, expand, and enhance the skills,
strategies, and tools students can use to make meaning of and interact with text. Schoolwide
Wring Fundamentals Units of Study have a central mission to improve studentswring by
providing explicit instrucon that focuses on demonstrang why writers write and how writers
communicate their ideas eecvely.
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ELL Family Night
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November 5
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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ach year, the administraon develops the scal year tentave budget to present to the
Board of Educaon at the August school board meeng. The nal budget is approved at the
September meeng. The budget priories are based on strategic plan goals and include:
The budget process includes assumpons for district expenditures and revenues. The chart
below portrays the revenue sources by source and fund.
Golf School District is conscious of the
current nancial condions in the state
of Illinois. Governor Rauner signed into
law Public Act 100-0465 known as the
Evidenced Based Funding (EBF) for
Student Success Act on August 31, 2017.
EBF comprehensively changes the way
that school districts receive the bulk of
state funds. EBF sends more resources
to Illinoismost under-resourced
students.
This year, the District has seen a spike
in enrollment and unfortunately, the
EBF formula is not designed to adjust in real meto such situaons. In essence, the
District is not receiving addional state revenue to account for increased enrollment. As we
connue to strive for long-term nancial stability, while focusing on providing necessary
resources for students, we are cognizant of the need to plan for increasing enrollment and
physical space to accommodate increasing enrollment. Golf School District 67 is presenng
a tentave balanced budget for the 2018-2019 school year.
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2018-19 Budgeted Revenues
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Alex Senior
PE Teacher
Our new PE teacher
earned his Bachelor of
Arts in Physical Educaon
and Health Educaon from
Illinois State University. He
has also coached
basketball and volleyball.
Kausar Rahman
Teacher Assistant
Kausar Rahman has a
Bachelors degree in
Electrical Engineering from
Osmania University. She
has experience working
with students as a
preschool teacher and as a
classroom assistant. In
addion, she has been a
faithful volunteer in the
district.
Jamie Levin
Social Worker
Jamie has a Bachelor of
Arts in Media Studies from
the University of Illinois,
and a Masters of Arts in
Social Work from Loyola
University. As a social
worker, Jamie has a wide
variety of experience with
young children, holding
posions in CPS,
Wauconda School District
118, and at the Green Bay
Early Childhood Center.
Rhonda Orenstein
Teacher Assistant
Rhonda earned her
Bachelor of Arts in
Elementary Educaon
from the University of
Chicago and her Master of
Educaon from Naonal
Lewis University. She has
served as both a general
educaon and special
educaon teacher.
Maryam Arif
2
nd
Grade Teacher
Maryam rst came to
Hynes last year where she
covered two family leaves.
Maryam graduated from
Loyola University with a
Bachelor of Arts in
Elementary Educaon. She
is endorsed in English as a
second language and has
Internaonal
Baccalaureate
cercaon.
Juliana Frake
Preschool Teacher
Our new Preschool
teacher graduated with a
Bachelor of Arts in Early
Childhood Educaon from
Illinois State University.
She is endorsed in
teaching English as a
second language and has
special educaon
approval. Juliana is a
proud graduate of
District 67.
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Erin French
7
th
Grade Math
Teacher
Erin earned her Bachelor
of Arts from the University
of Illinois in middle grades
educaon with an
endorsement in math.
Jonathan So
7
th
& 8
th
Grade Science
Teacher
Jonathan earned his
Bachelor of Arts from
Loyola University in
Elementary Educaon
with middle school
endorsements in math,
science, and social studies.
Jonathan is a familiar face.
He graduated from
District 67 in 2003.
Eileen OReilly
TeacherAssistant
Eileen earned her
Bachelor of Arts in
Communicaons, Media,
and Theatre from
Northeastern University.
She is working on her
degree in counseling! She
is joining the GMS family
as a teaching assistant
covering all grade-levels.
Sarah Cohen
5
th
Grade Math
Teacher
Sarah earned her Bachelor
of Arts from the University
of Illinois with
endorsements in math,
science, social studies, and
language arts.
Last year, Sarah taught 6
th
grade math at Sandburg
Middle School in Elmhurst.
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PTA Parents help prepare books for the
new Fountas & Pinnell Reading Program
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District 67 Board of Education
Mr. Richard Toth, President
Ms. Samina Hussain, Secretary
Ms. Nada Ardeleanu, Vice President
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, 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:
September 20, October 18, November 8, December 13,
January 17, February 21, March 21, April 11, May 16, June 13
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Board Brief
At the August 16
th
Board of Education Meeting the BOE approved:
Resolution authorizing the review and posting of the 2018-2019
tentative budget and setting a public budget hearing date
Resolution setting the fiscal year and tentative budget for
2018-2019
Robotics Club/Team fees
Hynes and Golf Middle School Robotics Club$55
Hynes Robotics Team—$90 (includes competitions)
Golf Middle School Robotics Team-$120 (includes
competitions)