District 105 Announcements
WSCAE Science Olympiad
Six Ideal 5th grade students participated in the WSCAE Science Olympiad held at Brookfield Zoo on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Congratulations to the students that participated: Ana Babnigg, Sofia Cabrera, Lauren Elliot, Jhenrye Nabo, Breana Ochoa, and Lana Zivko. Lana Zivko won the BP Young Scientist Award for her project, Visualizing Sound Waves Using a Tuning Fork.
As you may know from recent news reports, there has been an increase in measles cases throughout several states, including Illinois. The cases have mainly occurred in under-vaccinated or unvaccinated people in the United States and abroad. However, due to the presence of measles in DuPage and Cook County, we would like to provide you with some information so that we can work together to help prevent the spread of measles in our community. Click HERE for a Fact Sheet about measles from the Cook County Health Department. Additional information can be found at the Illinois Department of Health’s website HERE.
Click HERE for a letter from the District Nurse with additional information.
Como ustedes saben por los informes recientes de la prensa, ha habido un aumento de casos de sarampión en varios estados, incluyendo Illinois. Los casos han ocurrido principalmente en personas que no han recibido todas las series de las vacunas o no fueron vacunados en los Estados Unidos y en el extranjero. Sin embargo, debido a la presencia de sarampión en el Condado de DuPage y de Cook,queremos ofrecerle un poco de información para que podamos trabajar juntos para ayudar a prevenir la propagación del sarampión en nuestra comunidad. Haga clic AQUI para informativasobre el sarampión del Departamento de Salud del Condado de Cook en inglés y español. Información adicional se puede encontrar en el sitio web del Departamento de Illinois de Salud AQUI.
Haga clic AQUI para leer una carta de la enfermera del distrito.
Common Core Standards and PARCC Assessment
Thank you to all that were able to attend the Common Core Parent Evening on February 19th. We had approximately 200 families attend to hear essential information regarding the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and a brief overview of PARCC, the new state-mandated CCSS assessment. District 105 teachers also led breakout sessions allowing parents to experience the Common Core Standards "in action." If you were unable to attend, please click on the session links below that interest you.
Opening Presentation video 3-6 Math video
K-2 ELA video 7-8 ELA video
K-2 Math video 7-8 Math video
3-6 ELA video
Our first PARCC testing sessions began this week and have run smoothly thus far. Though the PARCC assessment window will continue through March 20th across the district, it is important to point out that our 3rd-8th grade students will not be testing that entire time. Our principals have created detailed schedules spacing testing out and maximizing instructional blocks with students. For more information on PARCC, please click HERE.
Achievement Results - 2014-15
On Monday, October 27, 2014 a presentation was made to the Board of Education sharing the fall achievement results for the district. Click HERE for more information.
Click HERE to read the latest issue of the District Newsletter.
Upcoming PARCC Assessment - March and April
This spring, our 3rd-8th grade students will be taking the PARCC assessment. This test, which replaces ISAT, will assess students on the new Common Core English-Language Arts and Math standards. The test is broken into two parts, the Performance-Based assessment with testing sessions occurring between March 2nd-March 20th and the End-of- Year test administered in late April. Over the last two years, District 105 teachers have aligned classroom instruction to the new standards and are sharing sample test items with students.
Ideal Shout Outs
Monthly All-School Meetings