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.

School Board Elections

Although the school board election next April may seem a long way off, now is the time that candidates are considering their future plans. The Illinois State Board of Elections has established two critical deadlines:

  • The first day that candidates can lawfully circulate nominating petitions for signatures is September 23, 2014
  • The period for filing nominating papers runs from December 15 through December 22, 2014

In previous years, the responsibility of school board elections fell on local school officials. However, recent legislation significantly changed school election procedures.  Those responsibilities will now be handled by the county clerk or board of election commissioners.

Click here (http://www.dupageco.org/Election/Candidates/48208/) for information related to Candidate Petition Packets or visit the DuPage County Election Commission website at http://www.dupageco.org/election/

PTO Fundraiser: Buona Benefit Night

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First Annual Community Day Culminates Exciting Start for TEAM 66

Over 400 people attended the first annual TEAM 66 Center Cass Community Day, a beautiful day which Center Cass District 66 Superintendent Tim Arnold described as: “the kids had fun and the adults were able to connect with the community.”

The event was a culmination of the hard work and fundraising done by the TEAM 66 Education Foundation which was formed at the end of 2013.  In less than a year, TEAM 66 has gone from a vision of enhancing community support to expand resources that enrich teaching, inspire learning, and maximize opportunities for all students of Center Cass School District 66 to the reality of funding teaching grants at all 3 District 66 schools and putting on the Community Day which was seen as a tremendous success by everyone in attendance.

TEAM 66 which is entirely made up of volunteer parents and community members is hard at work planning a Second City Improv All Stars event in February, fundraising for 2015’s grants, and making next year’s Community Day even better.  To that end, they invite anyone interested in getting involved and helping build on their early success to learn more and/or make a donation at the TEAM 66 website at www.TEAM66ef.org and/or to reach out to them at info@team66ef.org to learn about volunteer and Board Member opportunities.

District PTO Magazine Drive

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The TEAM 66 Education Foundation (TEAM 66) awarded its first ever teaching grants at this month’s District 66 Board of Education Meeting. The grants were selected from applications received from all 3 Center Cass schools and will impact instruction using innovative tools and techniques.

The first grant funded was the “Listening to Learn” program which will provide earbuds for all 7th Graders at Lakeview Junior High who will be using Chromebooks in the classroom this year. In making this award, Kate Scheck President of TEAM 66 said: “we are excited to partner with the PTO and District 66 to maximize the effectiveness of our technological initiatives as we take the next step towards the District goal of 1:1 technology.”

The second grant funded was the “Keeping Students Engaged” program which will use iPads and targeted software to make the learning more interactive, engaging and fun in one 5th Grade classroom at Prairieview Elementary.

These 2 grants are the initial outcomes of the TEAM 66 Education Foundation which was founded last Fall with the vision to enhance community support and to expand resources that enrich teaching, inspire learning, and maximize opportunities for all students of Center Cass School District 66. More information about TEAM 66 can be found at www.TEAM66ef.org.

Strategic Plan 2014-2019

Challenge. Empower. Inspire.
Strategic Plan 2014-2019

Substitute Teachers needed

Please contact Joanne Blaze at jblaze@ccsd66.org or 630-783-5155.