Naperville Talk203

October 21, 2021

  • High schools plan to add homerooms second semester
  • From the Superintendent …
  • TEAM NEF raises over $85K
  • Panorama Survey
  • NCHS grad Candace Parker ’04 wins WNBA championship

High schools plan to add homerooms second semester

Naperville 203 is planning to implement a new homeroom period at the high school level that would provide dedicated time and opportunity for students to build long-term relationships within the high school community, and support the continued growth of academic and social-emotional skills through school-wide learning.


From the Superintendent …

Naperville 203 Superintendent Dan Bridges addressed Naperville 203’s recent series of threats in a letter shared with the community on Wednesday, Oct. 20.


TEAM NEF raises over $85K

More than 200 walkers and runners participated in the Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon and 5K as part of TEAM NEF on Sunday, Oct. 17. Naperville 203 staff, parents, students, and community members raised more than $85,000 to support NEF’s programs, which create student opportunities that go above and beyond the district’s tax supported budget.

Panorama Survey

Students in Grades 3-12 will complete the 15-20 minute Panorama Student Perception Survey during the school day between October 25-November 19. All participants will respond to questions regarding safety, climate, teacher-student relationships, and sense of belonging.


NCHS grad Candace Parker ’04 wins WNBA championship

Parker helped lead Naperville Central to back-to-back state championships and was Illinois Girls Basketball Player of the Year in 2002, 2003 and 2004.
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Repurpose & Recycle Event Oct. 23 9-noon CLICK HERE

Drop-off items you no longer need so that participating organizations can repurpose and recycle them.

360 Youth Services: CLICK HERE

Our Mission is to provide life-changing services to youth through substance use prevention education, counseling and housing. Our vision is a community where all youth possess the necessary skills to successfully navigate life's challenges.

ALIVE - A Teen Center: Click Here

Alive is a center for teens and tweens in grades 6-12. To learn more about Alive and stay updated on our programs and activities, follow us on Facebook or sign up to receive our newsletter.

Alive Events

Halloween Pet Parade (NEW): Join us at 78 S. LaSalle St. Aurora, IL 60505 on Saturday October 30,2021. Arrive by 11:00AM! $25.00 entry fee per family. There will be FREE hot dogs (first come, first served), a picture with your pet, WAG bags and prizes for funniest, scariest and most like your pet costumes! Register at

5th Grade Pilot for Drop-in: Alive is piloting 5th graders coming to our free after school drop-in hours! Teens and tweens in grades 5-12 are welcome to come to our FREE drop-in hours after school Monday-Friday rom 3pm to 7pm. Teens can enjoy snacks, create art, play games and a variety of other things! No registration required. #JustShowUp

Free Teen Programming: Our FREE Teen-Led, Teen-Driven programs for younger teens are underway! There are so many to choose from for all ages! Our clubs include things like Robotics, Upcycled Clothing and Calligraphy Drawing. Programs take place during Drop-in which is from 3-7pm. See all of the available programs and register here:

Writing Workshop For Kids: CLICK HERE

Improve your writing or learn more about writing? Sign up for GenPen's Basics of Writing Fall-Winter 2021 sessions at the Nichols Library, which will take place in November and December!

Naperville Community Unit School District 203

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