Dates announced for 2016-2017 kindergarten and new first grade registration
Registration for 2016-2017 kindergarten students, as well as first grade students who will be new to School District 21 in the fall of 2016, will begin on February 1, 2016. Evening registration dates are also available. Read more...

Illinois 5EssentialsIllinois 5Essentials survey now available
One component of measuring school improvement in the State of Illinois is a comprehensive survey of staff members, parents, and middle and high school students. This survey, the 5Essentials Survey, is produced by the University of Chicago and is used throughout Illinois as part of the Illinois State Board of Education’s school improvement planning and data collection requirements. The survey is available now through March 11.


Erin's Law materials available online
Erin's Law, or Illinois Public Act 097-1147, requires public schools to provide child sexual abuse prevention education for children in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grades. More information on the CCSD21 curriculum and resources for parents can be found here.

Hour of Code 2015Students engage with the future through coding
During December 2015, thousands of students across all School District 21 elementary schools participated in the Hour of Code. Through the Hour of Code, students were able to learn the logic behind computer programming and become excited about the potential of coding as they worked through fun and engaging activities. Read more...

PARCC scores announced with caveats
Janelle Hockett, Director of School Improvement, is now updating the Board about the PARCC assessment. Statewide, district and school data was released last week and families will receive individual student reports in the coming weeks.

This spring was the first year PARCC was used, and therefore results from this assessment can’t be compared to any other standardized assessment. It’s even impossible to compare results from one district with another because... Read more...

Board of Education approves tax levy
Following a public hearing, the Board of Education approved the tax levy for 2015. Under state law, the tax levy is constrained by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) from the previous year, as well as caps that limit how much CCSD21 can request in various funds. Read more...
Phil Pritzker elected president of statewide school boards association
CCSD21 school board member Phil Pritzker was unanimously elected president of the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB), a statewide organization representing 6,000 board members and 843 member school districts across the state. The vote took place at the 2015 Joint Annual Conference on Saturday, November 21. Read more...
Retirees celebrated
Long-time employees Randy Wildenhain and Ed Locke celebrated their retirement after nearly 70 years of combined service to School District 21. Read more...
WebCCSD21 to launch new websites
Coming late this winter, CCSD21 will launch new district and building websites! The updates to the website will feature easier navigation on all devices and cleaner design. Read more...
Light SwitchCCSD21 highlights 10 years of energy savings
Pam Bacci, the District's Energy Manager, updated the Board of savings achieved in the last 10 years under the District's Energy Conservation Guidelines. The District has saved more than $3.4 million, which translates to usage savings of over 29 percent! Read more...

PLC Areas of Focus, 2014-2017

Inclusionary Practices - All students learn in an environment with their peers that engages and challenges them.

Authentic Learning - All students learn the curriculum by collaborating with their peers to solve real problems with real products that serve real audiences.

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