Lombard District 44 Update

Monthly News from Lombard Elementary District 44

Connect 44 Team Focuses on New Mission & Vision for D44, Maps out Strategic Objectives

A 44-person team that is representative of stakeholders from throughout the community came together Thursday to begin developing a new mission and vision statement for Lombard District 44. This work took place during the second meeting of the Connect 44 Strategic Planning Process. An additional three meetings have already been scheduled for the months of November, December and January in order to complete this critical work.


During their time together, the team focused on answering key questions tied to the district's roots (its mission) and future direction (its vision). These answers will be developed into the new statements that will exist within the final strategic plan.


This activity directly followed several critical conversations tied to the change the district has recently experienced as well as the change that will occur as the school community begins to move forward in achievement of this new vision for Lombard schools. Superintendent Ted Stec spoke to the team about the importance of recognizing what has occurred while also outlining the necessary next steps in order to move forward in a collaborative and supportive way.


In addition to these elements, the team came to agreement on several items that will serve as the starting framework to the new plan, most notably determining four priority goal areas and outlining strategic objectives directly tied to these goal areas.


When the team reconvenes next month, they will work on mapping out strategies as well as measurements tied to the four goal areas. These goal areas include the following:


  1. Student Wellness & Growth
  2. Family & Community Engagement
  3. Professional Growth & Commitment
  4. Financial Stewardship & Facilities


More information and communication will directly follow next month's Connect 44 meeting.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Information & School Designations

On Friday, Superintendent Ted Stec shared a communication with the community regarding the designations for school performance as it relates to Lombard District 44. Please take five minutes to watch this brief video that helps explain more about ESSA as well as what this means for District 44 schools.

Inside Our Schools: Recognizing and Celebrating Milestone Moments

Please visit the webpage today for more items that have been shared this month highlighting milestone moments happening in our schools! The following stories have recently been added:



  • Butterfield Elementary named National Blue Ribbon School | Click HERE for Video
  • Manor Hill Teacher is All About Treats...No Tricks...This Halloween
  • Madison Elementary Students Rally Behind Glenbard East
  • Teachers Dive into Specialty Training around Science Standards
  • Lombard District 44 Seeks to Support Literacy through Grant Funds

District 44 Seeks Substitute Teachers

Are you looking to give back to your child's school? Are you in search of employment but need a schedule aligned with your child's school schedule? We need you!


Lombard District 44 is currently hiring for several substitute teaching positions. These positions are critical to meeting the needs of our students, as we rely on our talented substitutes to support a variety of tasks in our schools. Please take a moment to review the attached flyer to learn more about the criteria for this position and how to apply today.


Questions? Call 630-827-4400 or e-mail mmerkle@sd44.org

Second Informational Evening Added to Learn about District 44's Dual Language Program

Thursday, Nov. 1st, 6-7pm

150 West Madison Street

Lombard, IL

The 2018-19 school year marks the first year of the Dual Language Program in Lombard District 44, which seeks to promote high academic achievement across all content areas in an environment that embraces diversity and strives for excellence.


In an effort to continue building support and interest in the program, District 44 will host an informational night for parents. This will take place on Thursday, November 1 from 6-7 pm at the Administration Center, 150 W. Madison Street, Lombard.


Students in the Dual Language Program will become bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural. Parents are encouraged to come out and learn more about this incredible program!