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Dear 157-C Families,

National Volunteer Week was established in 1974. This year it will be observed during the week of April 12-18 with the theme “Celebrate Service.” According to Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.

National Volunteer Week is the perfect opportunity to publicly celebrate the service our District 157-C volunteers. We are grateful to all of our dedicated volunteers for their ongoing commitment to benefit our students. We thank the members of our Athletic Boosters, Band Boosters, Chorus Boosters, Education Foundation and Family School Partnership who give so much of their time and talent to keep “excellence in education” their primary focus. We also appreciate the many parents, staff and community members who support the efforts of these organizations or volunteer to help our schools in other ways. Additional volunteers are welcome! If you would like to volunteer in any of our schools, please call the District Office at 815-469-5922.

In the words of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” Thank you again for the service of our wonderful volunteers. You are enhancing education and making a positive impact on the future of our students!

As we approach our upcoming spring break, we hope that you will enjoy the extra time to spend with family and friends and be delighted by some beautiful spring weather!


Dr. Maura Zinni
District 157-C Superintendent of Schools

Mission Statement

The mission of District 157-C is to prepare all students to be confident, life-long learners and productive citizens by challenging them to reach their fullest potential and by providing a quality educational environment in partnership with family and community.

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