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Dear 157-C Families,

Following Winter Break, our schools are again vibrant with positive energy from our students in the classrooms and throughout their extra-curricular activities. It is great to see them so engaged with their peers and their teachers in this way.

If you did not yet see our annual “State of the District” presentation, you have a second opportunity to do so. We have added an evening presentation on Wednesday, February 15, 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room at Grand Prairie. The “State of the District” measures the District’s progress towards accomplishment of the goals of the Strategic Plan in the areas of Growth, Student Outcomes, Technology, Professional Development and Financial Stability. We invite our parents and the community to hear how District 157-C is continuing on the path of positive improvement and we encourage you to stop by to learn more.

As part of our Tiger University sponsored by District 157-C and the Family School Partnership (FSP) we also invite you to our next program. It will be held on Thursday, February 9, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Hickory Creek Middle School. “Chillax” is an informational workshop that will review Zones of Emotional Regulation by Leah Kuypers, OT. The innovative curriculum is designed to teach kids awareness of their emotions and reaction sizes, as well as effective and realistic tools and strategies that can be used at home, in school, and in the community to help them stay in "green." This workshop will review the curriculum and you will leave with a few new tools in your toolbox to use right away.

Please save the date for these other important events coming up. Friday, February 24, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m., Grand Prairie, FSP Family Fitness Fun Night will offer fitness activities including Yoga with paint, Zumba, Pilates, Crossfit, a Ninja Warrior Course and post party to conclude the event. Friday, March 3, Education Foundation Casino Night Fundraiser, 7:00 p.m. - Midnight, Tuscany Falls Banquets and Events, Mokena, IL. Thursday, March 9, Hickory Creek Middle School, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., FSP Around the World, is an event to celebrate diversity.

Special thanks to our parent organizations for doing such an excellent job of enriching education for our students. Please support these dedicated volunteer groups that are advocating for your child. We truly appreciate their efforts and yours for such great support of our students and schools.


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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