Welcome to Center Cass School District 66

Vision: District 66 will lead by inspiring the individual and community to be:

  • Life-long, self-directed learners
  • Critical thinkers and problem-solvers
  • Effective communicators and skilled collaborators
  • Technologically capable creators
  • Dynamic leaders
  • Ethically, compassionately, and culturally responsible citizens

Mission: Challenge, inspire, and empower each learner to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally – today, tomorrow, and always.

Center Cass Parent Survey – Illinois 5Essentials 2015

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Once again we are conducting two parent surveys during the spring semester. We hope to hear your voice through both of these surveys!

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey is now open and will close on March 13, 2015. This is a survey being conducted across Illinois and may accessed at https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/login/.

After March 13, the Center Cass District 66 Parent Survey will be open. A separate email will be sent to you at that time with the survey link.

The differences between the two surveys are the Center Cass 66 Parent Survey focuses on district-level improvement and was created by our own staff, while the Illinois 5Essentials focuses on school-level improvement and was developed by the State of Illinois.

All responses for both surveys are completely anonymous.

We need to have over 30% parent participation on the 5Essentials Parent Survey in order to receive results back from the state.

When completing the 5Essentials Survey, if you have more than one (1) child and they attend different schools, you may choose to complete the survey for each school.

This survey should take you 20 minutes or less to complete.

Thank you advance for your participation!


Tim Arnold

TEAM 66 Education Foundation Brings Famed Second City to Downers Grove

The TEAM 66 Education Foundation is proud to announce that it will be presenting Chicago’s legendary comedy theatre The Second City at Downers Grove High School at 7:00 PM on Saturday, February 28th.  This PG-13 performance of Second City’s Improv Allstars will feature an entirely improvised show based on audience suggestions. All profits from the show will go towards funding the TEAM 66’s vision to enhance community support and to expand resources that enrich teaching, inspire learning, and maximize opportunities for all students of Center Cass School.

In 2014, TEAM 66’s first year in operation, it awarded teaching grants to all 3 Center Cass schools and bringing The Second City to Downers Grove is the Foundation’s primary fundraiser for 2015. Founded in Chicago in 1959, The Second City has become the premier training ground for the comedy world’s best and brightest and includes Bill Murray, Mike Myers, Steve Carrell, Stephen Colbert, and Tina Fey amongst its alumni.  The Improv Allstars show will provide the audience with a chance to see comedy stars in the making along with absolutely hilarious satire and cutting-edge improvisation.

Tickets for the Improv Allstars make for a fun and unique Holiday Gift while supporting a great cause.  They will go on sale on Monday, December 1st at www.TEAM66ef.org. Please go to www.TEAM66ef.org or contact TEAM 66 at info@team66ef.org to learn more about, volunteer and/or make a donation.

Click here for the Second City flyer