5:30 PM - 11:00 PM PTO Council Meeting
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM College Bound Peoria
6:30 PM - 11:59 PM Board of Education Meeting
7:30 AM - 9:05 AM High School Semester Exams-First Hour
In School Community Resource Coordinator, Mrs. Pamela Rumba, received the Illinois Federation for Community School Leadership Award for her efforts Trewyn K-8 School during the 11th Annual Community Schools Forum in Chicago on November 20th. This was the first time in the award's history that it had been received by a downstate individual. During the presentation by Melissa Mitchell, Executive Director of the Illinois Federation for Community Schools, Mitchell stated "to be at Trewyn with Pam is to see how connected she is to the students and families. To listen to her talk about the activities the students are engaging in, see her brainstorm additional partners who could support Trewyn’s efforts, and watch how she and the principal work in tandem to create a school that is the center of the community for students and families it to understand the true nature of community school work."
The November Parent University workshops focus on helping families prepare for the high school registration process which will begin after holiday break in January. Parent University is the perfect time to visit Woodruff and see which programs might be a good fit for your current or future high school students. WCTC offers construction trades, metals, automotive repair, cosmetology, barbering, hair braiding, engineering, childcare, culinary arts and CNA training. It is also home to math teacher Kim Thomas, Illinois’ Teacher of the Year and the District Contemporary School on the second floor and the Regional SAFE school, on the third floor. In addition, Interim Superintendent Kherat will offer a roundtable discussion for parents on the draft strategic plan and ask for feedback from parents. A free lasagna dinner, haircuts, pedicures and childcare will be offered for parent participants! Please help us be prepared for attendance by pre-registering.
Franklin Primary School principal Dr. Ann Bond was named to the 2015 Class of 40 Leaders Under 40. Bond was cited for "working to ensure the academic achievement, safety and emotional well-being of the children under her charge." Bond is in her second year as principal of Franklin Primary School where she has spearheaded the school's Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program. Prior to joining Franklin she was principal at Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center, as well as early childhood education coordinator and early childhood special education coordinator. She holds two bachelor's degrees and a master's degree from Bradley University and a doctorate degree from Illinois State University.