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A special sendoff
  • District 99 News

District 99 administrators and department leaders say "thank you" to Mike Czerniawski, school improvement specialist with West 40, for his years of service in helping improve curriculum and initiatives in the District.

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D99's Very Own: October 2019
  • District 99 News

This month, Cicero District 99 recognized Denise Carpenter, administrative assistant with the District's Human Resources Department, and Angelica Estrada, sixth-grade teacher at Columbus East Elementary School, for exemplary service and outstanding leadership in District 99.

Carpenter grew up in Cicero and has worked for District 99 since the late 1980s, and Estrada has taught in the District for 20 years.

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Burnham wins national PLC award
  • District 99 News

Congratulations to the staff of Daniel Burnham Elementary School for being recognized as a Model PLC School.

A PLC, or Professional Learning Community, is an ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively in recurring cycles of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the students they serve. This is according to Solution Tree, a K-12 professional development organization, which presented the school with the award on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

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Encouraging all-encompassing community support: D99, Riveredge Hospital co-hosted mental health roundtable
  • District 99 News

In Cicero District 99, addressing the concerns of student mental health is a top priority. But, the District's Multi-Tier Systems of Support (MTSS) Department realizes that advocating for students' mental well-being should not be confined to the walls of just one school district — it's a discussion that should be had with district leaders and community entities across the area.

That's why District 99 partnered with Riveredge Hospital to co-host the first roundtable discussion about the issue, School-Based Mental Health, on Sept. 5 at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

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