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Inspiration through example: Acclaimed speaker, Latina author to keynote popular annual District 99 event
  • District 99 News

For the past decade, Cicero District 99 has hosted Parent University — an initiative created to connect local parents with the District and guest speakers, providing educational resources to help bridge the gap between socioeconomic barriers and academic success.

To kick off the first session of the 2019-2020 academic year, District 99 Superintendent Rodolfo Hernandez will welcome parents on Friday, Dec. 6 to Unity Junior High School (2115 S. 54th Ave.) as he delivers the opening keynote address. Hernandez will share with parents the importance of helping their students reach their academic goals and serving as support systems for both the educational and personal growth of their children.

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Model school, big announcement: Gov. Pritzker's office updates State hunger initiative at Cicero West
  • District 99 News

This past February, a formal partnership was forged between Cicero District 99 and the Greater Chicago Food Depository as Cicero West Elementary School became home to the District's first Healthy Student Market — a food distribution initiative aiming to provide healthy food to children and families who may not otherwise have the opportunity to receive healthy groceries for free.

Nine months later, District 99 was called a model for the State of Illinois in the fight to end childhood hunger by Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton, as the Greater Chicago Food Depository and officials from the State of Illinois held a news conference at Cicero West on Friday, Nov. 1, to announce the new co-chairs of the Illinois Commission to End Hunger.

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Preserving heritage, honoring loved ones: D99 celebrates annual Day of the Dead event
  • District 99 News

To celebrate Mexican culture and honor loved ones who have died, District 99 students and families gathered at Unity Junior High School on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m for the District's annual Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) event.

Day of the Dead, a holiday which originates from Mexico, is a multi-day celebration which involves family and friends coming together to pray for and remember loved ones who have passed away, helping support the spiritual journeys of the deceased.

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District 99 thanks principals for National Principals Month
  • District 99 News

Cicero District 99's Superintendent Rodolfo Hernandez and members of the District's administration team hosted a special recognition breakfast for all 16 building principals Wednesday, Oct. 30, in honor of National Principals Month.

Every day, District 99 is grateful for the hard work and endless dedication its principals provide to their students and Cicero families.

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Running to victory: Unity XC teams win conference championship
  • District 99 News
A huge congratulations goes out to the Unity Junior High School cross country teams for their impressive victories in last week's West Suburban Conference championship meet!

Unity came out on top with three conference championship teams (seventh-grade girls, eighth-grade girls and eighth-grade boys) and one second-place team (seventh-grade boys).

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D99 says 'no' to bullying
  • District 99 News

All students and staff members in District 99 banded together for another year of celebrating Unity Day on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

Unity Day is national event sponsored by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center that encourages children and adults to wear orange and show society that no child should have to experience bullying.


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