New school administrators announced for 2015-2016
On Thursday, March 19, 2015, the Board of Education approved the hiring of  Mr. Mike Brown as the new Assistant Superintendent for Operations and Maintenance and Ms. Luci Donnan as our new Related Services Coordinator. Both Mr. Brown and Ms. Donnan will begin in their new positions with the 2015-2016 school year. Read more...

Mike Brown
Mr. Brown

Luci Donnan
Ms. Donnan

Celebrating Excellence 2015

Celebrating Excellence 2014-2015
At the March Board of Education meeting, Dr. Hyland and the Board of Education publicly recognized 10 certified staff members for their commitment to the District’s mission and vision through the Celebrating Excellence honor. The individuals recognized were:

  • Karen Snell
  • Yaneth Gil and Megan Grabbe
  • Elizabeth Felageller
  • Monica Esquivel and Argelia Hurtado
  • Cynthia Norberg and Linda Petty
  • Jill Ziegler
  • Amy Cohen



Recognizing Distinction 2015

Recognizing Distinction 2015
At the March Board of Education meeting, Dr. Hyland and the Board of Education publicly acknowledged the hard work and efforts of educational support personnel through Recognizing Distinction. The individuals honored this year were:

  • Jan Connick, Gill Administration Center
  • Gloria Jones, Poe Elementary School

Educational support personnel were recognized for demonstrating and advancing District 21 values and the characteristics of a Professional Learning Community. Read more...



PARCC assessment to begin in CCSD21
Beginning March 16, students across School District 21 will take the PARCC standardized assessment. Students will participate in English Language Arts/Literacy and Math tests in March and early April and again in late April and May. For additional information about PARCC, including testing dates by grade level, Read more...

Date Adjustment Announced for End of Second Trimester
As a result of the four cold and snow days that were called in January and February, second trimester ended on Friday, March 6th. Report cards will be sent home with students on Friday, March 13th. Read more...
School District 21 hires two new district leaders
On Thursday, February 19, 2015, the Board of Education approved the hiring of Mary Werling as the Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Carlie Owens as the Director of Student Services. Both Ms. Werling and Ms. Owens will begin in their new positions on July 1, 2015, for the 2015-2016 school year. Read more...
Mary Werling
Ms. Werling
Carlie Owens
Ms. Owens

Dates Announced for 2015-2016 Kindergarten & New First Grade Registration
Registration for 2015-2016 kindergarten students, as well as first grade students who will be new to School District 21 in the fall of 2015, will begin on February 3, 2015. Registration will be accepted on weekdays at local elementary schools when school is in session, between the hours of 9:30 AM and 3:00 PM.

Each elementary school will also offer one evening registration period. Read more...

2015-2016 school calendar set
At the January 2015 School District 21 Board of Education meeting, the 2015-2016 school year calendar was approved. Following a schedule with school vacations in line with Township High School District 214, the calendar provides a similar structure to recent school years.
PhilPritzkerPritzker meets with legislators to advocate for education funding, mandate relief and local flexibility
Community Consolidated School District 21 school board member Phil Pritzker joined with school board members and administrators from across the country last week to advocate for strong educational opportunities for all students. Read more...

New interactive breakfast and lunch menus now available
New to the School District 21 Food Service program this month is Nutrislice, an interactive menu through Chartwells that provides detailed information on menu items, nutritional details and allergy information.

Families can access the menus from the Parents’ area on the District website,, or directly at this link. The website works equally well on a desktop or laptop computer or on a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet. Read more...


Board of Education passes resolution supporting Illinois Vision 20/20
At the January 2015 Board of Education meeting, the School District 21 Board approved a resolution in support of Illinois Vision 20/20.

Illinois Vision 20/20 is an initiative lead by a number of statewide educational organizations to strengthen public education for all students. 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.

CCSD21LogoCCSD21 Unveils Refreshed Logo
Community Consolidated School District 21 unveiled its refreshed logo today, part of a larger effort to continue branding the District as a lifelong learning environment. Read more...


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