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Growing and growing: High improvements in MAP scores recognized at Cicero East
  • District 99 News

Last month, students at Cicero East Elementary School were celebrated by staff and administrators for outstanding MAP Test growth. Trophies were given for top scores and top growth in reading and math, both individually and by class, and all students who exceeded expected growth received certificates of achievement.

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D99's Very Own: Elvia Arellano and Lezley Harmon
  • District 99 News

This month, Cicero District 99 recognized Elvia Arellano, fifth-grade teacher at Warren Park Elementary School, and Lezley Harmon, special-education teacher at Columbus East Elementary School, for exemplary service and outstanding leadership in District 99.

Arellano, a 2006 graduate of Unity Junior High School, has proudly worked in the District since graduating college, and Harmon has worked for District 99 for five years.

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Lincoln student sole IL resident presented with top reading award from Achieve3000
  • District 99 News
While school work is probably the furthest thing from the minds of most kids during their winter breaks, one District 99 sixth grader proved that continuing to practice reading skills during down time pays off in more ways than one.

In January, Elaine Dominguez, a student at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, was recognized by Achieve3000 as an outstanding user of its literacy software during its Make the Break contest — a national initiative launched by the digital instruction platform to encourage students to continue using its reading tools over their holiday breaks to maintain growth achieved during the first half of the school year.

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The golden ticket: Burnham teacher named finalist for Golden Apple Award
  • District 99 News

Earlier this week, the Golden Apple teaching excellence foundation named Nichole Carder-Bocek, a fourth-grade teacher at Daniel Burnham Elementary School, as one of its finalist for the 2020 awards.

With the recognition, Carder-Bocek is among the lucky 30 finalists selected from more than 730 nominated educators from schools across Illinois.

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