Superintendent's Corner 😎 🏫 😎

May 14, 2021

In this issue...

  • Revisit the May 5th Superintendent's Corner
  • Last Call - Seeking Committee Members
  • Innovation Grant Winners
  • CDC Guidance Changes - How We Respond This Year
  • Catch Marie Murphy's Theater Production

Revisit the May 5 Superintendent's Corner

Just putting a link back to my MAY 5 post, since it did not get a many visits but had much to share. Click on the link below to still learn about:
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • Supporting Community Members from India

And here's the link!

Still Seeking a Few Committee Members

Click here to see my April 25 post where I go into more detail, but if you did not let me know already, we are still seeking committee members for service on
  • The Financial Advisory Committee
  • The American Rescue Plan Committee

Both only meet a handful of times in June and July via ZOOM. Email me at

Innovation Grant Winners

Our PTC annually awards grants to teachers to support innovative ideas and resources for their classrooms. Click on the pic to the right and access the video from Ann Heinz, Chair of the Innovation Grants Committee this year, as she talks about our winners: The Fourth Grade Team at Avoca West and Angie Piechowiak at Marie Murphy.

Thanks to Ann, the Innovation Grant Committee members, and the PTC for their generous support.

CDC Guidance Changes - How We Respond This Year

On Thursday the CDC revised some COVID related guidance. Now vaccinated individuals can reduce their mask wearing in most situations. However, because our school operations are guided by the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Illinois State Board of Education, and in some cases the Cook County Department of Public Health, our guidance will remain the same for now and the remainder of this year.

Specifically, inside schools mask wearing will remain in place and social distancing maximized to the greatest extent possible for our Modified Onsite Daily Schedule. When outside, students should keep masks on unless directed otherwise by a staff member for a mask break where social distancing is maximized.

Catch Marie Murphy's Theater Production

Below are screenshots from this year's ZOOM theater production at Marie Murphy. Please do not miss this show. The students' performances awe inspiring and provide just the kind of hilarity we can all use right now.

The link for the live stream of the show will be on the main page of the website 15 minutes before show time tonight at 7:30 and tomorrow at 2.