District 88 Superintendent Student Advisory Committee provides opportunity for student voice, inclusion
On Sept. 13, District 88 Superintendent Dr. Jean Barbanente hosted a Superintendent Student Advisory Committee meeting to provide students with an opportunity to have their voices heard, to help shape the future direction of the district and as an initiative of the district's focus on inclusion to develop in each child a sense of belonging. The committee will meet every other month throughout the school year. (read more)
Two awards honor the legacy and positive impact of the late District 88 Superintendent Dr. Scott Helton
The legacy and positive impact of the late District 88 Superintendent Dr. Scott Helton were recently honored with two awards.
Those awards were recognized during the Sept. 13 District 88 Board of Education meeting. To read more, and to watch the presentation, click on the image at right. (read more)
Eye on Education: District 88 shares information regarding graduation rates, supports for students and accountability measures
The Eye on Education section of the newsletter highlights an education-oriented article or topic. The goal is to provide an outside perspective and more information to continue to educate parents/guardians, students, staff members and community members to improve the educational learning environment of District 88.
During the Sept. 13 District 88 Board of Education meeting, District 88 Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Yvonne Tsagalis and District 88 Director of Student Services Dr. Raquel Wilson shared information regarding the district’s graduation rates, supports available for students and accountability measures.
To watch the presentation, click on the video at right.
District 88 partners with Elmhurst University to provide students with opportunity to earn college credit in English
On Sept. 14, Addison Trail and Willowbrook seniors visited Elmhurst University.
Those students are enrolled in District 88’s new English 12 Collegiate Credit course, which provides pupils with an opportunity to receive credit for Elmhurst University’s English 105. The course is taught by District 88 teachers, in conjunction with Elmhurst University professors. Participants in this class will improve their vocabulary and writing skills and analyze literature in various forms, including novels, films, plays, essays, short stories and poetry. The course focuses on improving writing for a variety of purposes and audiences, as well as encouraging students to develop their own writing style and voice. Students are recommended for this course by their junior-year English teacher and are approved through an application process by the English Department Head. This year, 27 District 88 pupils are taking English 12 Collegiate Credit.
During their visit to Elmhurst University, the students toured the campus; enjoyed lunch; met with an admission counselor, English Professor and Department Chair Ann Frank Wake, Ph.D., and Department of English Lecturer Erika McCombs, Ph.D.; and participated in a freshmen honors seminar course.
District 88 invites stakeholders to attend Crosstown Classic Football Game
It’s football season, and District 88 invites all stakeholders to attend the District 88 Crosstown Classic Football Game between the Willowbrook Warriors and the Addison Trail Blazers on Oct. 1!
This year marks the 55th crosstown classic, and the teams will take to the gridiron at Willowbrook, 1250 S. Ardmore Ave. in Villa Park. This will be Willowbrook’s Homecoming game.
Just before the varsity game begins (about 6:30 p.m.), there will be an introduction of local community leaders, dignitaries, service groups, first responders and veterans.
For questions or more information, contact District 88 Director of Community Relations Dani Brink at email@example.com or 630-530-3989. The district looks forward to seeing everyone to enjoy a night of football, friendship and fun!
Addison Trail and Willowbrook face off for a cause during District 88’s annual Go Pink volleyball match
By: Addison Trail junior Angela Power
To kick off District 88’s 13th annual Go Pink or Go Home initiative, which raises money for breast cancer awareness and research, the Addison Trail and Willowbrook girls volleyball teams went head to head for a great cause during District 88’s annual Go Pink match on Sept. 7 at Addison Trail.
To read more, and to view more photos from the event, click on the link or on the photos above. (read more)
“ The Blazer volleyball program is working very hard every day in practice to improve our skills and teamwork, maintaining a competitive atmosphere. We love our energetic fan section at games and encourage the Blazer Nation to continue to come to support our teams!
- Katie Inzinga, Addison Trail Girls Volleyball Team head coach
District 88 in the news
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