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  • Principal's January Message

    Posted by Mrs. Dvorchak at 1/1/2017 9:00:00 AM

    Welcome back to the start of the New Year and the start of second semester. I hope you enjoyed a wonderful winter break full of family, friends and fun! January brings with it cold and snow. Please be sure your students have appropriate winter gear to play outside each day. Boots and snow pants are needed to play in the snow. When the weather is cold and snowy many of our students who typically walk to school begin to use the carpool lane. Allow a little extra time in the morning and make sure your children wear boots as often there is snow on the ground when students exit the car. Thanks for your help to ensure all students are at school and ready to learn each day at 8:15am.

    Mark your calendars for the following important events in January.

    January 9 - School Resumes

    January 9-27 Performance Series Testing

    January 13- Half- Day Institute (students dismissed at  11:35) January 16- No School- Martin Luther King Day

    January 17- Home and School Meeting

    January 20- Movie Night at Prairie

    January 26 – Open House from 6:00-7:30pm
    Our annual Open House will be held on Thursday, January 26 from 6:00-7:30pm. All families are welcome! This is truly a time to celebrate the learning that takes place at Prairie School. Students enjoy sharing all about Prairie during this special night.  We can’t wait to see you all there!

    Kindergarten Preview will be held at Prairie School on Thursday, March 9. Two sessions will be held on this day. 8:45am – 10:00 will be for those with last names that begin with A-L and the 10:15-11:30 session will be for those with last names that begin with M-Z. Please share this information with anyone you know who has an incoming kindergartner. Please contact Barb Butusov in the Prairie office to let her know you will be attending this im- portant event for our newest students! The office phone number is 630-420-6348.

    New kindergarten students must also be registered at the district office. You can begin doing this in February- look for district communications. Please see the district website for required paperwork.  We are looking forward to meeting all of the future Prairie Dogs!

    How do you show your Prairie Pride? Our students have been reflecting on this in their classrooms and we will begin sharing their responses over the announcements daily.  In addition, Mrs. Cain and I visited each class- room in December to share literature focusing on empathy.

    We are looking forward to an excellent second semester full of learning, collaboration, and celebrations!

    Tracy Dvorchak
    Principal, Prairie School
    Never Stop Learning!

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Strategic Blueprint

  • District 203’s FOCUS 2020 Strategic Blueprint

    Posted by Superintendent Dan Bridges at 6/27/2014
    FOCUS 2020 is the strategic plan for comprehensive improvement between 2014 and 2020, designed in response to community feedback, best practice, and a vision for the future. Ultimately, this blueprint will advance the fulfillment of the district’s mission.
    FOCUS 2020’s foundation is the Future Focus Community Engagement process that occurred over the course of a year where hundreds of members from across the community provided feedback to the district leadership regarding areas such as facilities, finances, measuring student success, and programs of study. Learn more about Future Focus by clicking on the specific “Quick Link” to the left of this text.
    The Blueprint includes four “Strategic Focus” areas, namely to:
    1. Design and implement effective practices that promote learning experiences for all.
    2. Foster a high-performance culture focused on student learning.
    3. Steward resources effectively to promote student learning.
    4. Effective communication and community relations.
    Each Strategic Focus then establishes “Commitments.” These commitments are what the district leadership pledges to accomplish within a distinct timeframe. Each commitment then includes a detailed “Action Plan” which will be accessible by the public upon final draft.
    District administrators provided an update on Blueprint Commitments to the Board of Education at the July 27, 2015 meeting.  To watch that presentation, please click here
    Click here for a summary version of the 4 areas of focus of the Strategic Blueprint.
    Click here for a Spanish summary version of the 4 areas of focus of the Strategic Blueprint.
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