Superintendent's Office

Dear District 157-C Families,

I hope you had a nice Memorial Day weekend, enjoying time with family and friends, and remembering those who gave their lives for our freedom.

Many of our students paid tribute to the fallen, including our Hickory Creek Middle School band and orchestra students who performed during the Village of Frankfort and Frankfort VFW Post 1493’s Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 27.

Additionally, after wrapping up incredible performances of “Beauty and the Beast” earlier in May, our middle school chorus students had an incredible Memorial Day weekend at Music in the Parks at Six Flags Great America, earning a first-place with superior rating for middle school treble choirs. They were one of only four groups to receive this rating at the festival, and they also received the overall Esprit de Corps trophy, awarded to the group that shows the best enthusiasm, behavior, graciousness and spirit.

We are so proud of all of our student musicians, music teachers and the Boosters who support them at District 157-C. Their accomplishments, dedication and the beautiful music they make are to be celebrated.

We are just as proud of all of the athletic and academic opportunities offered to our students and the ways they excel in their chosen interests. At the regular Board of Education meeting on May 15, the Board heard about the new Student Council at Chelsea Intermediate School. Students there are taking leadership in their school and coming up with ways to spread positivity among their peers.

Also at this meeting, the Board recognized outgoing Hickory Creek Principal Will Seidelmann; reviewed staffing projections and social-emotional learning initiatives for next school year; approved a proposal for the purchase of leveled library books at Grand Prairie Elementary School; and approved a three-year agreement for culturally responsive teaching and social-emotional learning consulting services with Corwin Press, Inc. for Deep Equity Consulting. To read a full recap of the meeting, click here.

At a special meeting on May 6, the Board hired Jason Crockett as principal of Hickory Creek Middle School effective July 1, 2019. To read a recap of this meeting, click here.

As we head into the final days of this school year, please review and complete registration for the 2019-2020 school year. Families who are new to the Frankfort School District 157-C community are asked to call the District Office at 815-469-5922 to schedule an appointment for new student registration. Families should bring the student’s legal birth certificate and three proofs of residency, one primary and two secondary, to the registration.

Returning students’ families should have received information about online registration through the mail in April. Any questions about online registration may be directed to the District Office at 815-469-5922. Online registration, registration forms and more registration information is available on the district website here.

The 2019-2020 school calendar is also available on our website here.

Have a wonderful summer!

Dr. Maura J. Zinni,
Superintendent of Schools