Communications, Media, & Public Relations

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Our mission is to serve as the main distributor of news from every corner of the District and operate as the liaison between Cicero District 99 and the greater community.

Our vision is creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value to our district and its stakeholders.

The Communications Department strives to provide the most timely and accurate information regarding District goals, departmental updates and student happenings to both internal and external stakeholders.

Earned Media

3/25/20 CBS 2 Chicago

 

Cicero School District 99 Passing Out Meals For Families In Need; Meal Pickup Wednesday

3/25/20 Univision Chicago

 

Regalan almuerzos escolares a estudiantes en Cicero en medio de la crisis por el coronavirus

 3/20/20   mySuburbanLife 

 

'People need to be taken care of.' Berwyn, Cicero school districts provide thousands of meals to students.

2/21/20 Univision Chicago

 

Asi fueron sorprendidos mas de 100 ninos de primer grado en Cicero con estos regalos

2/21/20 WBBM News Radio 780AM 105.9FM

 

First Grade Students At Drexel Elementary Surprised With Scooters To End National Random Act Of Kindness Week

2/13/20 mySuburbanLife

 

Downers Grove resident a Golden Apple Award finalist

2/13/20 Lawndale News

 

Daniel Burnham Elementary School Teacher Among Golden Apple Ward Finalists

2/5/20 NBC 5 Chicago

 

Victims of Cicero fire honored at vigil

2/5/20 Fox 32 Chicago

 

Vigil held for boy, 5, killed in Cicero fire

2/5/20 Univision Chicago

 

Asi recuerdan los companeros de clase al nino que murio junto a su abuelo en un incendio en Cicero

2/5/20 Univision Chicago

 

Realizan emotiva vigilia en honor a un abuelo y su nieto que murieron durante un incendio en Cicero

2/5/20 WGN 9 Chicago

 

Community, classmates and family gather to honor boy, grandfather killed in fire

2/5/20 ABC 7 Chicago

 

5-year-old boy, grandfather killed in Cicero apartment fire memorialized in community vigil

1/20/20 LEDs Magazine

 

Peerless-AV, LG Business Solutions, and Snap Install, Inc. Collaborate on Custom Solutions that Create Engaging Digital Displays at the Newly-Built Sherlock School

12/19/19 Univision Chicago

 

Estudiantes de la primaria Cicero West reciben la divertida visita de Santa Claus

12/19/19 WGN 9 Chicago

 

Motorcycle-riding Santa visits students in Cicero

12/6/19 Univision Chicago

 

Mantener a los menores seguros, el objetivo de un nuevo programa educativo en Cicero, Illinois

12/5/19 Lawndale News

 

Evening the Odds: Cicero District's Plan to Uplift the Community

10/29/19 Univision Chicago

 

Las catrinas, una tradicion del Dia de Muertos de la que podras hacer parte en Cicero

10/22/19 NBC 5 Chicago

 

Students create piggy banks to honor memory of classmate

10/11/19 Univision Chicago

 

Brillo y mucho color: asi buscan mantener viva la tradicion mexicana de las catrinas en Cicero

10/10/19 Univision Chicago

 

Fotos: Estudiantes y padres de familia en escuelas de Cicero pintan sus Catrinas

10/3/19 Despierta America

 

Los avances de la tecnologia llegan a la educacion en una escuela publica de Chicago

9/5/19 Univision Chicago

 

La salud mental de los estudiantes, tema central de una reunion entre distritos escolares de Chicago

8/28/19 NBC 5 Chicago

 

Cicero students surprised with free internet 

8/28/19 Telemundo Chicago

 

Estudiantes en Cicero reciben internet gratuito

8/28/19 Univision Chicago

 

Comunidad de Cicero celebra el regreso a clases desde esta moderna escuela

8/22/19 Univision Chicago

 

En Cicero cientos de ninos celebran la apertura de una nueva y moderna escuela primaria

8/19/19 CBS 2 Chicago

 

Innovative New School Building Promises New Learning Experiences For Cicero Kids

8/19/19 Univision Chicago

 

Todo esta listo para la inauguracion de una moderna escuela primaria en Cicero y aun hay inscripciones abiertas

8/12/19 mySuburbanLife

                                                            Back to school fair in Cicero

8/10/19 Univision Chicago

 

Decenas de estudiantes reciben utiles escolares y vacunas gratuitas en la feria de regreso a clases de Cicero

3/26/19 Chicago Tribune HOY

 

Former Mexican-American astronaut says Latino parents 'should empower their children to dream despite financial hardships

2/19/19 Construction In Focus

 

Bringing 21st Century Learning to the West Side of Chicago

 

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        District News

        Continued care for the community: D99, Cicero organizations partner for one-day popup food pantry
        • District 99 News

        Dozens of community volunteers flocked to the main entrance of Cicero's Unity Junior High School during the morning hours of Thursday, Oct. 22, unloading boxes and bagging produce and baked goods for distribution during Cicero's one-day popup food pantry for locals in need.

        Read more about Continued care for the community: D99, Cicero organizations partner for one-day popup food pantry
        Orange you glad you're not a bully? D99 decorates buses, wears orange for Unity Day
        • District 99 News
        To celebrate Unity Day 2020, Cicero District 99 administrators, teachers and staff decorated school buses on Tuesday, Oct. 20 to stand together against bullying and violence in Cicero schools and the community.

        Unity Day is PACER National Bullying Prevention Center's annual event, encouraging educators and students across the United States to unite together against bullying and unite for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.

        Read more about Orange you glad you're not a bully? D99 decorates buses, wears orange for Unity Day
        99 in :99 (Oct. 13, 2020)
        • District 99 News

        In this week's episode, Superintendent Rodolfo Hernandez wants to make sure the community knows what the District's schools look like, from office check-in procedures and sanitizers throughout the buildings, to desks spaced apart in classrooms and social distancing markers placed throughout the buildings.


        Read more about 99 in :99 (Oct. 13, 2020)
        Not in person but still in need: Lincoln students, teachers receive hundreds of dollars worth of school supplies and personal items
        • District 99 News

        Classes may be meeting remotely due to COVID-19, but that doesn't mean that students don't need school supplies and other goods.

        On Tuesday, Oct. 6, administrators at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School were paid a visit from the folks at Enchanted Backpack, a Chicago-based charity which provides school supplies and classroom materials to under-resourced elementary schools across Chicagoland.

        Read more about Not in person but still in need: Lincoln students, teachers receive hundreds of dollars worth of school supplies and personal items
        District 99 celebrates custodians, tireless efforts during pandemic
        • District 99 News

        Thank you custodians!

        In honor of National Custodian Day this past Friday, Oct. 2, Cicero District 99 would like to highlight one of its groups of frontline workers for their dedication throughout this pandemic and their efforts of keeping all staff and community members safe and healthy!

        Not all heroes wear capes! Thank you for saving lives!

        Read more about District 99 celebrates custodians, tireless efforts during pandemic
        District 99, Riveredge Hospital to co-host virtual mental health roundtable for regional support for student and staff mental well-being
        • District 99 News

        Like school districts across the county, Cicero District 99 has adapted to the challenges presented by COVID-19 by kicking off the school year in full remote learning. However, while working tirelessly to ensure students, parents and staff are supported while virtually bringing the classroom to the home, District 99 remains dedicated to maintaining something equally as crucial as a quality education — mental health support.

        On Tuesday, Sept. 22, District 99 will be partnering with Riveredge Hospital in Forest Park to co-host a virtual School-Based Mental Health Roundtable discussion, inviting local educators and mental health professionals to collaborate on best practices in addressing student and staff mental health, as well as working through developing social and emotional supports during remote learning.

        Read more about District 99, Riveredge Hospital to co-host virtual mental health roundtable for regional support for student and staff mental well-being
        99 in :99 (Sept. 3, 2020)
        • District 99 News

        The new school year has started in the most unconventional way, but Superintendent Rodolfo Hernandez is here with another message of positivity and praise for staff and parents who have helped their children get started on the right foot with Remote Learning!


        Read more about 99 in :99 (Sept. 3, 2020)
        School Supply Parades help D99 families celebrate remote start to school year
        • District 99 News
        Half of Cicero District 99's schools hosted their School Supply Parades this past Friday, welcoming students and families back to campus for a chance to say "hello" to teachers and administrators and pick up a set of new school supplies to before the new school year begins remotely next Monday.

        Check out our photos from Roosevelt/Liberty, Wilson, Lincoln, Drexel, Cicero East/Cicero West, Sherlock and Unity.
        Read more about School Supply Parades help D99 families celebrate remote start to school year
        99 in :99 (Aug. 21, 2020)
        • District 99 News

        As District 99 prepares for the start of the new school year in full remote learning, Superintendent Rodolfo Hernandez shares a new episode of "99 in :99" with the community, including information about the District providing school supplies and the importance of staying tuned to the District's technology help resources and news updates.

        Read more about 99 in :99 (Aug. 21, 2020)
        Opening doors by walking the green: Recent Unity grads introduced to Riverside Golf Club caddy program, Chick Evans Scholarship
        • District 99 News

        Rita Tarullo, the assistant superintendent and chief financial officer for Cicero District 99, knows a thing or two about coming from humble beginnings and the importance of working hard as a teen to help make dreams of obtaining a college education a reality.

        Read more about Opening doors by walking the green: Recent Unity grads introduced to Riverside Golf Club caddy program, Chick Evans Scholarship
        Embracing the new normal: Car parade offers D99 families chance to celebrate remote learning start to year
        • District 99 News

        For Cicero District 99, the unprecedented shift to full remote learning for the start of the school year doesn't mean students and staff still can't start the year off on a positive note — an attitude evident Saturday, Aug. 8 as the District hosted a Back to School Car Parade for families of the district at Unity Junior High School.

        Read more about Embracing the new normal: Car parade offers D99 families chance to celebrate remote learning start to year
        Cicero District 99 school wins national AV project award: New Sherlock Elementary nabs K-12 award for digital panel snap installs
        • District 99 News

        Cicero District 99 and Superintendent Rodolfo Hernandez are proud to announce that Sherlock Elementary School was recently named as a 2020 Integration Award Winner by Commercial Integrator, a technology professionals trade magazine dedicated to addressing the business needs of integrators serving small and midsize businesses.

        This past June, Sherlock Elementary School was selected as the Integration Awards' K-12 winner for its Snap Install AV project.

        Read more about Cicero District 99 school wins national AV project award: New Sherlock Elementary nabs K-12 award for digital panel snap installs
        D99 continues partnership with Greater Chicago Food Depository, providing 1K weekly summer meals
        • District 99 News

        Cicero District 99, Town of Cicero President Larry Dominick and the Board of Trustees, Cook County Commissioner Frank Aguilar, State Representative Lisa Hernandez, State Senator Steven Landek, and Blanca Vargas (LULAC Cicero), in partnership with the Greater Chicago Food Depository, invite Cicero residents to take advantage of the USDA's Field to Table pop-up food distribution program.


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        District 99, Greater Chicago Food Depository partner to provide 1,000 boxes of produce, meat and dairy to local families
        • District 99 News

        The coronavirus pandemic threw a major curveball into the academic year, leading to an unprecedented season of school closures ushering in a new era of remote learning. But as threats of economic uncertainty and job insecurity grow larger by the day as the pandemic continues, one thing in Cicero District 99 will remain unchanged — its unwavering commitment of keeping children across Cicero fed.

        The school district is continuing its part to alleviate food insecurity for the residents of Cicero, extending its healthy food partnership with the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD). From June 25 through July 30, District 99 and GCFD are partnering with Cicero, Cook County and State of Illinois leaders under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act for the United States Department of Agriculture's Field to Table popup distribution program.

        Read more about District 99, Greater Chicago Food Depository partner to provide 1,000 boxes of produce, meat and dairy to local families
        Lost but not forgotten: Despite no season, Unity coaches acknowledge spring athletes with lawn signs
        • District 99 News

        On Monday, June 8 and Tuesday, June 9, Unity Junior High School's Athletics Department acknowledged all student athletes who made a spring sports team by delivering signs to their front lawn which stated, "A proud student-athlete lives here," along with a designation of their sport.

        Read more about Lost but not forgotten: Despite no season, Unity coaches acknowledge spring athletes with lawn signs
        99 in :99 (June 5, 2020)
        • District 99 News

        That's a wrap!

        As District 99 closes out a whirlwind school year, Superintendent Rodolfo Hernandez shares his final episode of "99 in :99" with the community, sharing a message of thanks for supporting the District during these challenging times and offering a message of hope.

        Read more about 99 in :99 (June 5, 2020)
        D99's Very Own: Essential Workers
        • District 99 News

        Typically during the school year, District 99 likes to highlight teachers and staff who either grew up in Cicero and are happily giving back to their hometown community, or who decided to work in District 99 after finding the students and staff to have made such a unique educational community.

        But during these trying times, District 99 wanted to take the time to properly recognize the District's essential workers — those who are helping the District run like a well-oiled machine, despite the challenges presented by COVID-19.

        Read more about D99's Very Own: Essential Workers
        99 in :99 (May 15, 2020)
        • District 99 News

        Happy Friday, Cicero!

        Check out this week's edition of Superintendent Hernandez's "99 in :99"!

        Hernandez, and everyone from Cicero District 99, thank the Town of Cicero for its continued support of helping the District continue igniting the road to excellence during these challenging times.

        Read more about 99 in :99 (May 15, 2020)
        Video: Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
        • District 99 News

        Cicero District 99 could not be where it is today without the men and women who dedicate their lives to help teach and shape the children of our community in becoming the next leaders of our future generations.

        In this video, district, school and community leaders, along with our students and their families, share special messages for District 99 teachers who leave a lasting impact on their lives.

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        99 in :99 (April 29, 2020)
        • District 99 News

        Here's Superintendent Hernandez's latest episode of "99 in :99".

        Continue to stay tuned to the District's website (https://www.cicd99.edu/about-district-99/covid19), Facebook and Twitter for further updates on remote learning, messages from the District and other important information.

        Read more about 99 in :99 (April 29, 2020)

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