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Dear 157-C Families,

We are off to a great start of the new school year! The children made an excellent transition and those in grades advancing to new buildings had an opportunity to visit their new schools before the end of the last school year. Thanks to our busy custodial staff, the children returned to sparkling clean and updated buildings. Many of our administrative and staff members also worked over the summer to prepare curriculum, update technology and finalize the new science rollout.

It is a pleasure to see so many families at our “Meet & Greets” and “Curriculum Nights.” These are always well attended and help the children feel confident and proud to be starting the new school year. Please note that Chelsea’s Curriculum Nights are still coming up on September 7 and 8.

Thank you for the great support of our families, Family School Partnership, Education Foundation, booster organizations and local businesses. Please consider getting involved with our volunteer organizations that truly enhance education for our students.

As always, the safety of our students is so important. Please note a few reminders as we begin the new school year. Please have your children to their assigned bus stop 5 minutes before their scheduled pickup time. Cell phones are prohibited in school zones, unless they are being used in “hands free” mode. Please do no attempt to pass a school bus from either direction when it has its lights flashing and its stop arm extended.

You can remain up to date with happenings in our schools by visiting the electronic calendar on our website, It includes District information and a calendar of events for each school. These calendars include important school information such as early dismissal dates, testing dates, hot lunch dates, field trip dates, sporting events, etc., and are updated anytime there is a change to be kept current. The events in each calendar can be added to your personal calendars for devices that can use an iCal link and there is also an option of printing a hard copy.

District 157-C will again participate in Frankfort’s annual Fall Fest Parade. We invite you to join in the fun as we walk together as a district at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 4. The theme this year is “Happy Days!” All families, Board of Education members, administrators, staff, district volunteer organizations and students are invited to walk together in the parade in front of our excellent Hickory Creek Band. We plan to meet at Grand Prairie, 10480 W. Nebraska, between 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The bus will leave at 11:30 a.m. to take us to the staging area. After the parade, the bus will then pick everyone up and return to Grand Prairie.

Thank you for continuing to be so supportive of our students and schools. I look forward to working with you again to make this an excellent school year!


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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