Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Snow day upends schedule for School District 303 ISAT testing; no word yet on St. Charles Plan Commission meeting tonight.
Tuesday’s big snow prompted St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 to cancel the day’s classes, which also upended the schedule for ISAT testing under way But there were other closures as well. Onesti Entertainment didn’t even wait until the lunch hour before it announced the it had postponed Tuesday night’s show at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., until a later date. “In the interest of safety because of the weather expected to continue through the evening The Doo Wop Project scheduled for tonight March 5, 2013 has been postponed,” the Arcada wrote in a statement emailed to St. Charles Patch. “We are looking to reschedule the show for a Sunday in May. Your current tickets and seats will be valid for the new date. We will send …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Tell us: What does this holiday mean to you and how will you celebrate it?
Monday, January 21
By Rachel Stern firstname.lastname@example.org Monday, Jan. 21, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For some, the national holiday honoring the prominent civil rights activist is a time to give back and serve the community, be it through removing graffiti or picking up litter in a local park. For others, it’s an opportunity to educate themselves about King and his life's work. And for others, it’s a time to just kick back and enjoy the prolonged weekend. In St. Charles, it will be business as usual in City Hall, although the City Council and council committee meetings normally held Monday night have been moved to Tuesday. For St. Charles Community Unit School District 303, it is a day off school for students. So, tell us: What does Martin Luther King…
Monday, November 12, 2012
National Advanced Placement Honor Roll listing has been given to only 539 districts in the nation.
The College Board has named St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 to the third annual Advanced Placement Honor Roll. District 303 becomes one of just 539 school districts in the nation to receive the honor, according to a release from the district on Monday, Nov, 12, 2012. The release states that research shows that high school students benefit from taking advanced placement courses because they earn college credit, which reduces college costs, and they perform more successfully in college — making better grades, having an increased likelihood of graduating and being more likely to graduate in just four years — than students who did not take advanced placement classes. Districts named to the Advanced Placement Honor Roll must work…
Friday, August 17, 2012
Wednesday, Aug. 22, is the first day of school in District 303, and those who aren't ready will be scrambling over the weekend.
With the first day of school less than a week away, educators at Wasco Elementary School in rural Wasco, at Fox Ridge Elementary School in St. Charles and Norton Creek Elementary School in West Chicago are sending reminders to parents to complete those last-minute registration requirements and information about what to expect when classes begin. The first day of classes in St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 is Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, and in this final week, schools are reaching out to families to make sure everyone’s prepared. Wasco Elementary School Principal Barbara Stokke on Thursday sent out a welcome email to students’ families with with a last-minute check list of things to do in preparation, as well as a roundup of …
Friday, August 10, 2012
School District 303 officials confirmed at midafternoon that air sample testing indicates the Norris Recreation Center near St. Charles East High School is fit for occupancy. The actual repairs, however, could take longer, and the racquetball courts will
The cleanup of mold at Norris Recreation Center has been completed, and by midafternoon, St. Charles Community School District 303 confirmed that air sample tests indicate the building is safe for occupancy. The racquetball courts, however, will remain closed in the coming months as the district’s architect determines how to fix the problem that led to the mold in the first place, District 303 Superintendent Donald Schlomann wrote as part of an email the school district forwarded Friday morning. The email was distributed with a copy of a letter from the district’s environmental consultant, Carnow, Conibear & Assoc. LTD. , and a report on the mold issue by architect ATS&R. Schlomann wrote that the cleanup is only the first of three phases …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Educator Intern Partnership will have unpaid interns hone their skills by working alongside D303 teachers.
Certificated teachers who don't have a full-time position will be able to enhance their skills while working alongside St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 personnel under an Educator Intern Partnership, the district announced Wednesday. The partnership aims to strengthen teaching practices in the classroom. “The challenging economic times in which we live have created a situation that provides a unique opportunity,” District 303 Superintendent Dr. Donald Schlomann said in a press release. “There are qualified teaching candidates available but not enough placements for all of them. The intern partnership provides a way for future teachers to gain experience while they continue to seek a full-time position and at the same time …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Although the St. Charles School District 303 school year ended weeks ago, some teachers are returning to teach summer courses.
Friday, May 18, 2012
The St. Charles School District 303 community said it wants foreign language at the elementary and middle schools, all-day kindergarten offered districtwide without tuition and, among other programming, an enhanced one-on-one computing experience for stud
Thursday, May 10, 2012
District officials looking at reintegrating special needs students served by outside facilities back into the district. Called for more special education teachers to be hired.
District 303 will bring more special education students back into the classroom, along with more teachers over the next five years. District officials announced the plans Wednesday night at a St. Charles North meeting following the unveiling of the results of an outside audit of special education programs. School officials said the changes will bolster district finances. Assistant Superintendent John Knewitz said the district has approximately 2,000 students with an Individual Education Plan, about 15 percent of the overall student population. Some of those students do not receive their education in the hallways of District 303, but are sent to facilities outside the district. Of those 2,000 students with IEPs, about 7.5 percent are …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Program to discuss Boston Group Report.
The CUSD 303 Student Services Department will do a presentation for parents on the direction of special education support within the district, including a review of the Boston Group Report that was completed in 2011. The presentation will be followed by an opportunity for parents to provide feedback and ideas to the district in its ongoing efforts to effectively serve students with special education needs. The presentation will be held tonight from 7-9 p.m. in the St. Charles North High School Cafeteria.