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Dear 157-C Families,

We have had a great start to the new school year. We represented our District by participating in the Frankfort Fall Fest Parade, our back-to-school events were a big success and our Hickory Creek Girls' Softball Team won State for the second year in a row, finishing their season undefeated at 21-0! Thank you to all of our families and staff for your great support.

We truly appreciate our volunteers who provide so much for our students. At the September 21 Board of Education meeting, the Board accepted gifts and contributions to our district in the amount of $130,989.19 for the period of September 2015 through June 2016. These funds were raised to enhance education by the Athletic Boosters, Chorus Boosters, Education Foundation, Family School Partnership (FSP), Abt Appliances and Dana and Anita O’Connor. These organizations, companies and individuals, along with our volunteers and supporters, are making such a positive difference for the children!

Our Terra Nova make-up testing is scheduled for October 3-6. These tests are used to help define educational needs, improve student learning and help plan for the future. The assessment results are analyzed by our administrators and teachers to help reach our district goals for continued student improvement.

As always, the safety of our students is very important. Here are just a few reminders. 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 not attempt to pass a school bus from either direction when its lights are flashing and stop arm extended.

You can remain current 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.

We hope that your family is able to get outside to enjoy the wonderful fall weather together. I look forward to seeing you at our many school programs and events. As always, thank you for your partnership with us on behalf of our students.


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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