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Dear Parents,

I believe 2015 will be our best year yet! There are a lot of great things happening in teaching and learning throughout our wonderful district and we have much to be proud of. The teachers worked over the summer months to ensure that highly engaging lessons were developed and all assessments were aligned to our learning targets. Many teachers invested their time to learn more about the teaching of writing in our K-5 classrooms and you will see this evidenced throughout the year as children grow into great writers. There were also teachers from our middle school that spent a week learning how to best meet the needs of our learners in mathematics. I expect you will see great things happening in math as a result. I am always impressed with the dedication of our teachers!

Looking forward, our teachers are spending this year learning and understanding the new Science standards the state of Illinois recently adopted (Next Generation Science Standards). 157C has partnered with the Lincoln Way High Schools and have learned a great deal from our knowledgeable colleagues. We are busy spending this year developing units and creating meaningful assessments that are aligned to the rigorous new standards. We will be implementing our newly aligned Science curriculum in the fall of 2016.

We are always excited about the endless opportunities 157C has to offer and we will continue to grow and learn just as our students do. If you would like to know more about our curricular expectations please use any of the links below to open the document you would like to view. If you should have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your child’s classroom Teacher, building Principal, Curriculum Director or Superintendent.

Educationally yours,

Mrs. Janet McClarence, Director of Curriculum & Instruction




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