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Dear 157-C Families,

It is hard to believe how fast this busy school year has gone! The last day of school will be held on Monday, June 4, and schools will be dismissed early. Please check the district website for dismissal times,

Our students and staff were excited to participate in a number of special events as we come to the end of a very positive year. Some of these events included Grand Prairie's Juvenile Diabetes Walk and Field Days, Chelsea's Step Up Nights, Colonial Days and Field Days, and Hickory Creek's Spring Musical, fine arts and athletic student participation in regional, sectional and state competitions and the Cystic Fibrosis walk, just to name a few. In addition, our Tiger Band paid tribute to our fallen heroes as part of the Village of Frankfort's annual Memorial Day ceremony. Graduation will be held today, Thursday, May 31, at Lincoln-Way East High School, 201 Colorado Avenue, Frankfort, Illinois at 7:00 p.m. Congratulations to all of our graduates and their families.

Please help us pass the word about kindergarten and new student registration to any parents you know who will have kindergarten age children or new students to our district who do not receive the school newsletters. Registration will be held by appointment only at the District Office. Appointments should be made by calling 815-469-5922. More information is with the District Office and on our website,

Looking for fun things for the children to do during summer to help maintain their skills? The district will again offer our summer open library times at Grand Prairie from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Tuesdays in June and July and the guest reader will be at 9:30 each week. There will be activities during the time the ELC is open. We are also offering summer bridge activities at Chelsea. Second graders will choose a book and read on their own and then come in to discuss and participate in an activity. Watch for more information from Grand Prairie and Chelsea on these fun summer programs.

Please remember that the Camp Manitoqua Explorer Day Camp for students entering K-8 grades will be held on August 13-17 with an additional day on August 20 for District 157-C students only. This camp is an option for parents needing childcare during the few days that Lincoln-Way East starts school prior to District 157-C's start. If you would like to take advantage of the extra day, please call the District Office at 815-469-5922 to obtain a personal code to use while registering. All registration will be conducted directly through the camp. To register, please complete the online process at No registrations will be taken over the phone.

As always, we thank you for the great partnership we share on behalf of the students. The District Administrative Office will be open during its regular summer hours. Over the next few months, we hope you will stay connected with us by watching for the District's summer newsletter in the mail and checking our website, We wish all of our 157-C families a wonderful summer!


Dr. Maura J. Zinni
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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