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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.

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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

        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.


        Read more about D99 continues partnership with Greater Chicago Food Depository, providing 1K weekly summer meals
        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.

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        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)
        D99's Very Own: Liliana Castaneda and Marcela Galvez
        • District 99 News

        This month, Cicero District 99 recognized Liliana Castaneda, third-grade transitional teacher at Daniel Burnham Elementary School, and Marcela Galvez, clerk at Unity Junior High School, for exemplary service and outstanding leadership in District 99.

        Castaneda, who moved to the U.S. from Mexico at the age of 14, has worked tirelessly for seven years in Cicero who, like her, come from immigrant families. Galvez, who attended Sherlock Elementary School and graduated from Goodwin Elementary School in 2000, has proudly served as a point-person for office matters at Unity Junior High School for the past decade.

        Read more about D99's Very Own: Liliana Castaneda and Marcela Galvez
        District update on coronavirus: March 11
        • District 99 News

        This message is to provide information on the preventive measures that District 99 is implementing to ensure the safety and wellness of our staff and students, as it relates to COVID-19. The District is implementing precautionary measures as outlined by the Illinois Department of Health and the Illinois State Board of Education.

        As a preventive measure, we are cancelling events that have traditionally been open to the public and parents. Extracurricular activities will continue as planned at this time. We will continue to provide updates and information as it becomes available.

        Read more about District update on coronavirus: March 11
        Making the cut: Three Tiger wrestlers earn sectional spot in inaugural season
        • District 99 News

        Although this has been the first year Unity Junior High School has had students participate in competitive wrestling, it does not mean the young Tigers don't have talent to leave on the mat.

        During the IESA wrestling regional meet on Saturday, Feb. 29 at Hadley Junior High School in west-suburban Glen Ellyn, the Unity wrestling team proudly had three of its eighth-grade wrestlers show strong performances, claiming them spots at the IESA wrestling sectional this Saturday, March 7 at Lincoln-Way West High School in south-suburban New Lenox.

        Read more about Making the cut: Three Tiger wrestlers earn sectional spot in inaugural season
        Cicero District 99, Riveredge Hospital to co-host second mental health roundtable this school year to grow support network with districts, health providers across region
        • District 99 News

        In Cicero District 99, addressing the concerns of student mental health is a top priority. And, because the District's Multi-Tier Systems of Support (MTSS) Department realizes advocating for students' mental well-being should not be confined to the walls of just one school district, they're actively seeking the partnership of district leaders and community entities across the Chicago area to work together to find meaningful interventions and solutions.

        For the second time this school year, District 99 will be partnering with Riveredge Hospital in Forest Park to co-host the School-Based Mental Health Roundtable discussion Thursday, April 23 from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, 3545 S. 61st Ave., Cicero.

        Read more about Cicero District 99, Riveredge Hospital to co-host second mental health roundtable this school year to grow support network with districts, health providers across region
        Good sports on and off the ice: Blackhawks players meet, sign memorabilia for D99 students at Chicago bowling alley
        • District 99 News

        Joining with other students from across Chicagoland, a small group of students from District 99 had the chance to join Chicago Blackhawks players as special VIP guests on Sunday, March 1 at the 12th annual Brent Seabrook Blackhawks ICE Bowl at Lucky Strike bowling alley in downtown Chicago.

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        District update on coronavirus
        • District 99 News

        Dear Cicero District 99 students, staff and families,

        In light of the growing global concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Cicero District 99 administrators and health care providers have been carefully monitoring news and developments on the illness as provided by the Centers for Disease Control, Illinois Department of Public Health and Cook County Department of Public Health.

        Read more about District update on coronavirus
        Liberty celebrates $3.8K toward cancer research: District-wide total reaches $14K
        • District 99 News

        This past fall, four elementary schools in District 99 — Columbus West, Goodwin, Liberty and Roosevelt — pledged to donate as much money as they could toward the 2019-2020 fundraiser drive for Pennies for Patients, an organization which raises money to support the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

        Read more about Liberty celebrates $3.8K toward cancer research: District-wide total reaches $14K
        New York Times Best-Selling Author Reyna Grande to Keynote Cicero School District's Parent University Event
        • District 99 News

        For the past 11 years, Cicero residents have flocked to Cicero District 99 to attend its Parent University program — a signature event developed to connect local parents with guest speakers and provide educational resources to bridge the gap between socioeconomic barriers and academic success, presented in both English and Spanish. Kicking off the spring 2020 program on Saturday, March 21, District 99 is welcoming award-winning author Reyna Grande as the event's keynote speaker.

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        A 'wheel' sweet deal: Drexel first-graders taught lesson of kindness with surprise scooter donation
        • District 99 News

        This past Friday, the entire first-grade class at Drexel Elementary School was in for the ultimate gift-giving surprise of the year as standout high-school student athletes from across Chicagoland flooded the school's gymnasium to gift the students with brand-new scooters.

        Read more about A 'wheel' sweet deal: Drexel first-graders taught lesson of kindness with surprise scooter donation
        Classroom knowledge and creative skills on display at annual Academic Showcase
        • District 99 News

        Students from all schools in District 99 came to Unity Junior High School on Wednesday, Feb. 19 for the District's annual Academic Showcase — an opportunity for children from grades K-8 to put the lessons learned in the classroom into practice with trivia games, STEAM-based building races, project posters and artistic displays.

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        Growing and growing: High improvements in MAP scores recognized at Cicero East
        • District 99 News

        Last month, students at Cicero East Elementary School were celebrated by staff and administrators for outstanding MAP Test growth. Trophies were given for top scores and top growth in reading and math, both individually and by class, and all students who exceeded expected growth received certificates of achievement.

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        D99's Very Own: Elvia Arellano and Lezley Harmon
        • District 99 News

        This month, Cicero District 99 recognized Elvia Arellano, fifth-grade teacher at Warren Park Elementary School, and Lezley Harmon, special-education teacher at Columbus East Elementary School, for exemplary service and outstanding leadership in District 99.

        Arellano, a 2006 graduate of Unity Junior High School, has proudly worked in the District since graduating college, and Harmon has worked for District 99 for five years.

        Read more about D99's Very Own: Elvia Arellano and Lezley Harmon
        Lincoln student sole IL resident presented with top reading award from Achieve3000
        • District 99 News
        While school work is probably the furthest thing from the minds of most kids during their winter breaks, one District 99 sixth grader proved that continuing to practice reading skills during down time pays off in more ways than one.

        In January, Elaine Dominguez, a student at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, was recognized by Achieve3000 as an outstanding user of its literacy software during its Make the Break contest — a national initiative launched by the digital instruction platform to encourage students to continue using its reading tools over their holiday breaks to maintain growth achieved during the first half of the school year.

        Read more about Lincoln student sole IL resident presented with top reading award from Achieve3000

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