Notes from the Nurses
Informative and helpful information you can use from the nurses at CCSD 46. The first installment is "What does anaphylactic allergy mean?" Health notes will be archived going forward and links to all posts can be found on the "Health Services" section of the website. Please visit the Health Services webpage for more information
[ posted 12/18/13]
Grayslake Middle School Community Service Committee
Grayslake Middle School faculty has taken steps this school year to show students that they care very deeply about the D46 community. Staff members have created a Community Service Committee to identify opportunities to lend a helping hand as well as model a giving spirit for students. Their first project was volunteering at the Avon Food Pantry on December 12th. Many staff members volunteered their time to give back to the community. In January, the staff will be volunteering at one of the Grayslake PADS locations.
In addition to their volunteer time, GMS is collecting travel sized shampoo to donate to PADS before winter break.
[ posted 12/18/13]
Frederick School Band Kudos
Great comments from a parent for the Frederick School band program and directors, Mr. Rivera, and Mr. Mulder!
What a great show last night!
I just wanted to let you know, as a parent, how much I appreciate all the hard work that you both put in. My child has loved being in band; this has added significantly to her educational experience. Having worked in the schools as a school psychologist, I have a sense of how hard--fun for sure, but also hard--it must be to work with such a large range of students, particularly those students who are just getting started. Yesterday's concert was so impressive not only because of the quality of the music of the 5th and 6th graders (by the way, great touch including the high school jazz band. You could see that many of the 5th and 6th graders were mesmerized by seeing how well the high schoolers played and thinking that they want to do that too. It was the first thing my child mentioned afterwards, as did two friends we saw afterwards) but also, and even more importantly to me as a parent, due to the smiles and sense of accomplishment that was so evident on the faces of everyone in band.
Thanks again for your hard work! It is most appreciated!
[ posted 12/18/13]
Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act
On July 7, 2013 Illinois passed the Firearm Concealed Carry Act which allows individuals to obtain a permit to carry a concealed handgun. The Concealed Carry Act prohibits individuals from carrying a concealed weapon into any building or parking area of public or private elementary or secondary schools. Signs have been posted at all D46 buildings stating that the possession of firearms is prohibited. Please download the Concealed Carry Act Notice which explains the Act in greater detail, and contact the Superintendent's Office if you have any questions.
[ posted 12/10/13]
2013 Illinois School Report Cards
CCSD 46's 2013 Illinois School Report Cards are posted on on each school's webpage. The reports provide information about the performance and demographics of our schools as gathered from the Spring 2013 Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT), the Spring 2013 5-Essentials Survey, as well as other data collected by the state. Please feel free to download the FAQ from ISBE explaining the new report card, and visit your school page to view the report card.
[ posted 10/31/13]
Going Green e-News Program
Welcome! If you are new to the district please sign up for our e-News program to receive the latest school news right in your email box. Click the e-News icon on any of the school pages or click here to sign up! Have your children switched schools? Don't forget to update your e-News selections. Simply log in to update at any time.
[ posted 07/25/13]