January 27, 2023
Thoughts from Dr. Pacatte
D56 Announces New Superintendent
As many of you are aware, I will be retiring at the end of this school year. As such the Gurnee School District 56 Board of Education has named Dr. Luis Correa as the new Superintendent of Schools, effective July 1, 2023. Dr. Correa has been with the school district as the Director of Curriculum, Multilingual Services and Assessment for three years. Prior to joining our district he was an administrator for both Waukegan School District 60 and Wheeling School District 21. We'd like to thank all of the staff and community members that participated in the interview process. Your commitment to our students and the future of our school district is greatly appreciated.
I believe they have made an excellent choice and am so pleased that the work we have done on the Strategic Plan and the Portrait of a Graduate will be supported as the district moves forward.
Congratulations, Dr. Correa!
D56 is Hiring
D56 is currently accepting applications for the following positions:
- Substitute Teachers
- Lunchroom Supervisor
- School Custodian
- Bus Drivers & Aides
For more information please contact Steve Kirwan at 847-336-8997 or by email to email@example.com
Are you or someone you know interested in any job position above please visit the this link to apply online.
Tweet of the Week
ATTENTION: Kindergarten Class of 2036
Book Drive at Viking School
Do you have books in good condition that you no longer want? Donate them at Viking by 2/1!
School Maker Faire
Snowmen at Prairie Trail School
The 3rd graders having a blast at recess and making snowmen on a snowy day!
The Year of the Rabbit
Resident Dragon at River Trail School
The Carnduffian Questers are proud to introduce to you to Kaida, their resident dragon! Every castle needs a dragon, and we love ours! She’s settling in wonderfully and the kids are so excited!!!
Do Re Mi Band Trivia
Do Re Mi Band Boosters held their first IN PERSON Trivia Night at Viking on Friday night! It was a fun night with great prizes, yummy food, and a lot of laughs. A special shout out to the parents that took part in our instrument challenge!
The preschool program had a wonderful family night! It was our very first winter dance! We enjoyed a photo booth, music, lights, a bubble machine, snacks and of course lots of space to dance and play with friends.
The preschoolers are enjoying the new light boxes. So many ways to use them!
D56 Families, what do you think of a parent night out? Think cocktails, games, raffles, and adult conversation.
Give us a thumbs up on our D56 PTO facebook page if you are in, give us a heart if you want to help plan this event, give us a wow and a PM if you have an item to donate (think sports tickets, etc).
Upcoming River Trail National Junior Honor Society Fundraiser
Gurnee Police Department
Gurnee Park District
All information can link to our camp webpage. Gurnee Park District Camp Guide goes live Monday, January 23. Registration for Summer Camp opens Monday, February 6. https://www.gurneeparkdistrict.com/programs/recreation/camp
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