About D99

 We Move Forward Together!

Cicero District 99 is a 15-school public elementary school district located in Cicero, Illinois — a near-west suburb of Chicago that is home to more than 82,000 residents. District 99 educates more than 8,000 students in PK-8 grade. The District is transformative and has been a statewide leader in providing innovative, 21st-century learning opportunities to empower the young people of its diverse, bilingual community. The District arms its students — the majority of whom are low income — with skills, tools, knowledge and mindsets to effectively prepare them for global opportunities of the future in education and the ever-changing workforce.

9,934

Students

$15K

Spent Per Student

 

719

Teachers in D99

1:1

One Device For Every Student


 

Board of Education

The District is governed by a Board of Education consisting of seven members. The Board's powers and duties include the authority to adopt, enforce and monitor all policies for the management and governance of the District's schools. Official action by the Board may only occur at a duly called and legally conducted meeting at which a quorum is physically present. As stated in the Board Member Oath of Office prescribed by the School Code, a board member has no legal authority as an individual. 

Meet the Board

President

Thomas M. Tomschin

Completed OMA Training on 1/22/12

Completed Professional Development Leadership Training and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training On 1/30/14

📧 ttomschin@cicd99.edu

Vice President

Derek Dominick 

Completed OMA Training on 12/26/12

Completed Professional Development Leadership Training and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training On 3/25/14

📧 ddominick@cicd99.edu

Secretary

James E. Terracino

Completed OMA Training on 10/27/12

Completed Professional Development Leadership Training and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training On 1/30/14

📧 jterracino@cicd99.edu

Member

Alice Couch 

Completed OMA Training on 12/19/12

Completed Professional Development Leadership Training and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training On 1/30/14

📧 acouch@cicd99.edu

Member

Malika Manouzi 

Completed OMA Training on 5/6/21

Completed Professional Development Leadership Training and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training On 5/10/21

📧 mmanouzi@cicd99.edu

Member

Maria Moreno 

Completed OMA Training on 6/18/21

Completed Professional Development Leadership Training and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training On 7/5/21

📧 mmoreno2@cicd99.edu

Member

Graciela Segura 

Completed OMA Training on 12/28/12

Completed Professional Development Leadership Training and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training On 5/1/14

📧 gsegura@cicd99.edu


 

Performance

 

The annual Illinois Report Card provides a detailed look at schools' progress on academics, student success, school culture and climate, and financial investments. Ten of the District's 16 schools have been recognized as commendable by the Illinois State Board of Education (IBSE): Burnham, Columbus East, Columbus West, Drexel, Liberty, Lincoln, McKinley, Roosevelt, Warren Park and Wilson. Categories for school performance include comprehensive, targeted, commendable and exemplary.

District 99 remains confident that its improvement efforts will continue to raise student achievement at the schools, thereby improving overall school categorization. 

 

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey provides a unique opportunity to have a voice in improving their schools. Students, teachers and parents are asked to take a 25-minute research-based survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school's learning environment and help schools reflect on progress. 

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey provides a comprehensive picture of a school's organizational culture in an individualized report measuring five "essentials" critical for school success: Effective Leaders, Collaborative Teachers, Involved Families, Supportive Environment, and Ambitious Instruction.

 

 

The District 99 Assessment Plan will communicate, promote and provide essential information regarding student assessment to the District 99 learning community. 

The primary function of this plan is to provide all members of the District 99 learning community with accurate, reliable and valid data that may be used to improve student learning, measure student growth, inform decisions regarding instruction, ensure alignment with state learning standards, assist in placement of students, evaluate district programs, support allocation of district resources, inform teacher professional development, evaluate college/career readiness of students, and provide accountability for the District's stakeholders. 


 

Community Involvement

Our District is a leader in partnering with families and Town of Cicero community, providing needed education and resources to support students in and out of school. 


 

Student Engagement Programs

STEAM 

An inclusive and creative learning approach that brings fun back to the classroom. Students create projects that illustrate science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics — all while becoming a part of the teaching process. 

Full-Day Kindergarten 

Promotes higher, long-term achievement in test scores and reading, and fewer grade retentions, while spending more time on individualized instruction.

Dual-Credit Offerings 

Students have the potential to earn high-school credit while still in junior high school, ensuring a seamless educational transition.

Dual Language 

Giving students the ability to speak, read and write fluently in English and Spanish, while increasing cognitive capacity, critical thinking and academic achievement. The program also improves cultural awareness and appreciation of our diverse community.


 

Executive Council and Leadership

 Superintendent 

Dr. Aldo Calderin

As superintendent, Dr. Aldo Calderin's goal is to serve the community and ensure that District 99 continues to provide its students with opportunities to grow and learn. Calderin has worked in the education field since 2004, where he began his teaching career here in District 99 as a bilingual math and science teacher. Prior to his position as superintendent, he spent three years as principal of Unity Junior High School. Calderin received his bachelor's degree from Elmhurst University and holds two master's degrees; one in elementary education from Northern Illinois University and a second in educational leadership from Concordia University Chicago and a doctorate from National Louis University.

📧 acalderin@cicd99.edu

@AldoCalderin

Asst. Supt. For Educational Services

Dr. Mary Mycyk 

Asst. Supt. For Student Services

Elisabeth Nealon 

Asst. Supt. For Business Affairs

Rita Tarullo 

Chief Information Officer

Bryan Snyder 


 

Contact Us

Hours of Operation

          Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m to 4 p.m.

Administration Building Address

5110 W. 24th St., Cicero, IL 60804

Phone Number

(708) 863-4856

District Attendance Map

Find out where a student will go to school based on their home address.

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Freedom of Information Act

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5110 24th St., Cicero, IL, 60804

Or Email: 📧 FOIA@cicd99.edu

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District Logo, Symbolism and Branding

The Cicero District 99 identity is represented by the official logo. Great care has gone into the development of the District's identity, and these guidelines were created with the goal of promoting and protecting the District's brand. 

Each component of the District 99 logo works together with all others, ensuring a consistent look and feel in all communications materials. 

The pencil symbolizes CREATIVITY: District 99 is always learning new ways to enlighten its students. As for the students, they are inspired by the instructor's creativity — and in turn, create masterpieces. RELEVANCE: District 99 continues adapting to the cultural evolution of the Cicero community and designing the class based on the relative culture. COMMUNITY: The pencil is a universal tool that must be used by the community, and everyone must see the community's involvement in the education of Cicero students.

The torch symbolizes perseverance and strength. INTELLIGENCE/WILLPOWER: Those who carry the torch must light the path to the future. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: All of us who carry the torch must be able to preserve the flame and enlighten all of those around us.

Copyright and trademark of Cicero District 99. Alternate use of any prior logo is unacceptable. The District 99 logo can only be used when approved by a District 99 administrator. The District 99 logo must not be altered.