Northbrook/Glenview District 30 announces upcoming school events, news
Northbrook/Glenview, Illinois School District 30 has announced its December school news.
Students will have a short day on December 7. The half-day schedule allows the faculty to participate in staff development programs. Wescott and Willowbrook schools will dismiss students at 11:45 a.m. and Maple School at 11:30 a.m.
Special education screenings are available for children ages three to five at Willowbrook School. Parents can make appointments for their children who may benefit from special education support. Screenings are on December 10, February 4 and April 14, and will take about one hour. Parents can remain with their children during the screening process, where five developmental areas will be assessed: communication, fine motor, gross motor, problem solving and personal-social skills. Children will also have vision and hearing tests.
The annual holiday district sing-a-long will be held in Maple School's west gym on December 18 at 9:30 a.m. Students and staff from Maple, Wescott and Willowbrook schools will participate.
Superintendent Dr. Brian K. Wegley recently sent a message to District 30 staff members, honoring their commitment to the growth of the students. "Your continuous efforts are truly appreciated, and know that you are individually and collectively placing our students on a positive trajectory that opens doors for their future," Dr. Wigley said. "On behalf of District 30, thank you for all that you do to fulfill the educational needs of all children while recognizing the individuality of each child."
Two District 30 family members were honored for their heroism at the November 12 Board of Education meeting. Becky Fliegel and Celso Rio assisted a driver in crisis in front of Maple School by calling 911, stopping her moving vehicle and staying with the driver until paramedics arrived.
A recent review of District 30's bilingual census reveals that 31 percent of the students understand or speak a language other than English. Seventy-six of those students qualify for English Language Learner (ELL) support. District 30 students are a diverse group, with 40 languages represented, including Albanian, Arabic, Assyrian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Cantonese (Chinese), Croatian, Czech, Danish, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Malay, Malayalam, Mandarin (Chinese), Marathi, Mongolian, Pilipino (Tagalog), Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese.
The 2015-2016 annual report for District 30 was mailed to residents of Northbrook and Glenview. It is also available online at http://www.district30.org/about/documents/D30AR_1516_ws.pdf.