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Retirement Calls / Llamada de Retiro
Many years ago, I decided to be a teacher.  I was in sixth grade at the time, and for some reason, I had no doubt it was my life's calling.  All through high school, I never really considered anything else. I'm not sure why; there was just a deep knowing th...
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The Impact of Unfunded Mandates on School Budgets
On the ballot during the general election on November 8th is a request for voters in District 197 to approve the renewal of a $5.2M annual operating levy. The levy, which was first passed in 2007, expires in 2017.  District 197 is asking voters to extend th...
On the ballot during the general election on November 8th is a request for voters in District 197 to approve the renewal of a $5.2M annual operating levy. The levy, which was first passed in 2007, expires in 2017. District 1...
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Come talk with us!
It's back to school, and we're ready! Our buildings and grounds crew have our schools in tip top shape, and teachers returned this week to a full slate of professional development opportunities. It promises to be another outstanding year in District 197....
It's back to school, and we're ready! Our buildings and grounds crew have our schools in tip top shape, and teachers returned this week to a full slate of professional development opportunities. It promises to be another outs...
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High Approval Ratings: A Sweet End to a Terrific School Year
Today is the last day of school for students in District 197.  As an educator, the last day of school always leaves me with mixed feelings.  I am sad to see the students leave.  They bring a purpose and an energy to our schools that is the sole reason we ex...
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Career and College Readiness -
Career and college readiness is a hot topic these days, including here in District 197.  Our Strategic Framework has an emphasis on career and college readiness.  We define it as  students possessing the knowledge and skills needed to successfully
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Career and college readiness is a hot topic these days, including here in District 197. Our Strategic Framework has an emphasis on career and college readiness. We define it as students possessing the knowledge and skills n...
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Personalized Learning
In our  Strategic Framework , we have six goals we've set for our district. Each is designed to enable us to better meet the needs of our students. One goal, however, has been on hold for a few years, knowing that certain things needed to be done first to l...
In our Strategic Framework, we have six goals we've set for our district. Each is designed to enable us to better meet the needs of our students. One goal, however, has been on hold for a few years, knowing that certain thing...
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Financial Stability. Academic Excellence.
District 197 has a lot to be proud of.  Highly qualified teachers, dedicated support personnel, and a committed and supportive community wrap their arms around our students every day.  When these forces come together around a common vision, great things hap...
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Levies Are for Learning
In District 197, we are fortunate to have two 10-year operating levies that support learning.  One was passed in 2011; another was passed in 2007.  School District 197 depends on both levies to help pay for the basic learning needs of students, including ac...
In District 197, we are fortunate to have two 10-year operating levies that support learning. One was passed in 2011; another was passed in 2007. School District 197 depends on both levies to help pay for the basic learning...
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Ensuring our Students are Prepared for the Future of Their Choice
On August 2nd, members of a newly formed Career and College Readiness Steering Committee in District 197 spent the day visiting four local businesses to learn more about the 21st century workplace.  In order to prepare students for the future of their choic...
On August 2nd, members of a newly formed Career and College Readiness Steering Committee in District 197 spent the day visiting four local businesses to learn more about the 21st century workplace. In order to prepare studen...
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School Counselors Play an Important Role in Schools
School counselors play an important role in helping students be successful in school, all the way from teaching positive behaviors and bullying prevention to helping out when a student may need additional emotional support. Career guidance is also a critica...
School counselors play an important role in helping students be successful in school, all the way from teaching positive behaviors and bullying prevention to helping out when a student may need additional emotional support. C...
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Personalized Learning
In our  Strategic Framework , we have six goals we've set for our district.  Each is designed to enable us to better meet the needs of our students.  One goal, however, has been on hold for a few years, knowing that certain things needed to be done first to...
In our Strategic Framework, we have six goals we've set for our district. Each is designed to enable us to better meet the needs of our students. One goal, however, has been on hold for a few years, knowing that certain thi...
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Teachers are Learners Too!
Dear Staff, Families, and Friends of District 197, There is no school for students on January 28 and 29. These are two days when we give our teachers time to do two important things:  one is to assess the progress of their students and prepare report cards;...
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