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Demonstrating good is never good enough: D99 superintendent's motto rings true with ribbon cutting of new STEAM school
  • District 99 News

Following a busy year of old building teardown, site cleanup and total reconstruction, Cicero District 99 is proud to officially announce the reopening of its newest 21st-century, state-of-the-art educational destination — Sherlock Elementary School.


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D99 takes learning outside with STEAM in the Park
  • District 99 News

This past week, Cicero District 99 partnered with the Town of Cicero to host STEAM in the Park as part of the town's Summer in the Park series.

Parents, students, staff and community members gathered together at Cicero Community Park on Sunday, Aug. 11, and at Unity Junior High School on Tuesday, Aug. 13 to participate in science, technology, engineering, art and math related activities, including:

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Sherlock Registration Update
  • District 99 News

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR SHERLOCK PARENTS:

Due to construction at Sherlock Elementary School, registration and documentation drop-off for families residing within the boundaries of Sherlock will take place at Wilson Elementary School in the lunchroom from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Monday, Aug. 12 and running through Friday, Aug. 16. Wilson is located at 2310 S. 57th Ave.

District 99 will re-evaluate the space at Sherlock the following week and notify accordingly.

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National accolades: D99 receives top achievement award from national school PR org
  • District 99 News

This summer, Cicero District 99 was recognized as a Golden Achievement Award recipient by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) for exemplary public relations efforts for its biannual Parent University series — a program which serves to engage parents through interactive educational workshops and exemplary guest speakers.

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D99, D201 mascots encourage Cicero families to register for library cards
  • District 99 News

With Library Card Sign-Up Month only one month away and the start of the new school year on the horizon, Cicero District 99 and J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 have joined forces with the Cicero Public Library to remind parents and students that signing up for a library card is the first step toward academic achievement and lifelong learning.

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Traditional Box Tops phasing out, new app helps send money to schools
  • District 99 News

Although the traditional method of cutting out Box Tops for Education is being phased out, shopping at the grocery store can still help raise money to each of our schools for school supplies and more.

Box Tops for Education recently launched a mobile application, making donating your Box Tops for Education more convenient and easy to use.

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Bridging the digital divide: T-Mobile presents $2.6 million EmpowerEDTM 2.0 award to Cicero District 99, providing internet hotspots and devices for 13,000 students
  • District 99 News

Since his first day on the job in 2014, Cicero District 99 Superintendent Rodolfo Hernandez has worked tirelessly to cultivate a 21st-century digital learning environment for students and staff.

Through the successful rollout of its one-to-one Google Chromebook student program and emphasis on integration of state-of-the-art classroom technologies and applications for coursework management and modern learning, District 99 has ensured that no matter what socioeconomic background its students come from, all have equal opportunities in the classroom to progress academically through utilizing fully supported and updated technology.

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Celebrating preparation: D99 gears up for sixth annual Back to School Fair
  • District 99 News

The Board of Education of District 99 and Superintendent Rodolfo Hernandez would like to invite local children, parents and teachers to the District's sixth annual Back to School Fair on Saturday, Aug. 10.

While warmer temperatures, longer days and family vacations mean most people push anything school related to the back of their minds, District 99 is excited to prepare for the upcoming academic year with a day filled with fun and games celebrating education in Cicero.

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