North Cook ISC

May 2019 News Chat

North Cook Intermediate Service Center

Bringing you the latest news and updates!


Workshop Schedule

Teacher & Principal Evaluator Training

Thinking Maps - June 14 Deadline

Principal/Assistant Principal Mentoring

Plan Now for Fall PD

Partnership with IL Online Academy

and more!

congratulations to the class of 2019!

THANK YOU to all teachers, support staff and administrators who encouraged, influenced and supported the graduates of 2019 on their educational journey. You made a positive impact on their lives in so many ways.
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We're Moving!

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Teacher & Principal Performance Evaluator Training

North Cook ISC still has some grant money available to reimburse North Cook districts for Initial Teacher and Principal Evaluation Training for new hire administrators that will be required to evaluate teachers or principals in the 2019-20 school year.


North Cook ISC offers a two-day Administrator Academy (AA 2001) that replaces the Growth Through Learning online training modules. This two-day Academy will be offered in June and July. JUST ADDED: August 8-9 and September 7 & 21 (two Saturdays).

Until the State develops a new Administrator Academy for Principal Evaluator Training, individuals who will be required to evaluate principals next year should take two Administrator Academies (AA 1865) offered on September 19 and also (AA 3001/3002) scheduled for June 13, both at North Cook ISC.

For details about these and other Administrator Academies click HERE.



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Principal & Assistant Principal Mentoring

Contact Diane Betts ( or 847-803-3711) to discover the many benefits of our mentoring program for your new hire Principals or Assistant Principals, including 50 hours of 1:1 mentoring time, more than many other providers.
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In-District Professional Development

There's still time to plan your Professional Development for next year. North Cook ISC's expert consultants can deliver professional learning or provide consultation services in your district during Institute Days, early release time, or at a day and time specified by you. Let us know how we can help you.
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Learn At Your Own Pace This Summer

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Health & Life Safety Info

Remember to submit your District Annual Review Report prior to June 30; this is a statutory mandate. All forms can be found on our website HERE.

No new health/life safety grants are available at this time.

Best wishes to David Middleton, Health Life Safety Inspector, who will be retiring from our department on June 30, 2019.

Welcome to Tom Whittaker, who will assume many of David Middleton's assignments. Tom joins Gene Goeglein and Gary Lonquist as our inspectors for 2019-2020.

Spelling Bee Finals in Washington D.C.

Best of luck to Calvin Franke, 8th grader from Plum Grove Junior High School in School District 15, as he represents the North Cook region and competes in the 92nd National Scripps Spelling Bee on May 26-31 in Washington D.C.

There are 565 finalists competing at the nationally televised competition (ESPN2) on Thursday, May 30. The Spelling Bee Champion will receive cash prizes, an engraved trophy, and trips to New York and Los Angeles for TV appearances, among others.

North Cook Intermediate Service Center


Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Summer Hours (Starting June 3rd)

Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

CLOSED FRIDAYS June 7-August 16

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