Office of the Superintendent

Dear District 157-C Families,

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

I hope you are enjoying a fun, relaxing Winter Break. All of us at District 157-C look forward to a successful remainder of the school year when students return on Tuesday, January 7.

As a reminder, please take some time this Winter Break to complete the 5Essentials Survey for your child’s school here. This survey gives us valuable feedback about how well our District maintains the Five Essentials for School Success — effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environments, and ambitious instruction. We continually strive to improve the learning environment for our students, and completing this survey is a great way to provide us with your feedback.

Following our return from Winter Break, there will be no school on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 20.  

On Tuesday, January 28, we hope you will join us at one of two sessions — 12:30 p.m. at the District Office or 6 p.m. at Hickory Creek Middle School — for our next Tiger University for Parents. Author Amy Logan will present “Got Your Cape?: The Kindness Project” focusing on what makes us superheroes, why kindness to others and ourselves is important, and how to create super schools.

Additionally, the Administrative Team will present the State of the District at the January Board of Education meeting, set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, at the District Office, and again at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5, at Hickory Creek. All are welcome to attend either presentation to learn more about what the District has accomplished this year and future goals.

Last month’s regular Board of Education meeting was held Wednesday, December 18. At the meeting, the Board approved the 2019 tax levy; discussed an update to the technology portion of the District’s 21st Century Continuous Learning Plan; and continued discussions regarding building improvements at Chelsea Intermediate School. A full recap of the Board meeting can be viewed here.

Thank you for a wonderful 2019. We look forward to a great start to 2020 with you!

Dr. Maura J. Zinni,
Superintendent of Schools