Weekly Warrior

for the week of December 5, 2022

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Mission Statement

"Inspiring a community of learners to believe in themselves and achieve their potential"

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Important Dates Coming Up

PBIS Celebration - Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Winter Break -Thursday, December 22, 2022 - Friday, January 6, 2023

Half Day for Teacher Institute - Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Friday Spirit Day

This Fridays Theme day is Zoom IRL Day! Dress how you would’ve during virtual learning!
Think fancy on top and comfy on the bottom!

CCSD15 Multilingual Parent Advisory Committee Parent Education Night

Understanding the ACCESS Test

Thursday, December 8, 2022

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This presentation will be in English with translation provided as requested. All participants must rsvp in advance of the meeting. To rsvp and request translation, please click the link below, and complete the following form by 12/5:

Click here to register

A Webinar Zoom Link will be sent in a follow up email on 12/7 to all attendees

Dropping off items

Keeping our schools safe and secure is a top priority for District 15. We regularly review our procedures and protocols, and make improvements when necessary. To that end, we are writing to share an update from previous procedures. Effective immediately, when visitors ring the doorbell at a school, the office staff will ask the visitor their name and the purpose of their visit. If the visitor is a parent or guardian that is just dropping off a forgotten lunch or homework assignment, etc. they will be asked to leave it on the "drop off" table in the vestibule.

Please remember to label the items you drop off with your child’s name and grade level to ease the delivery of the items.

When parents/guardians or visitors are at the school for a meeting or to volunteer, they will be required to provide a driver's license or state ID which will be used to produce a visitor badge for the individual to wear on a red visitor lanyard while they are in the building. The office will keep the license/state ID and return it to the individual when the visitor badge is returned as they leave the building. This will ensure all staff can visually see that only individuals cleared through their office are in our schools.

When a parent/guardian comes in to pick up a student early from school, they will be asked to produce a state ID for verification.

We appreciate your support and understanding as we work together to keep our schools safe places for our staff, students, and visitors.

Your partner in safety,

Claire Kowalczyk
Deputy Superintendent

Boys and Girls Club Coming to Winston Campus

Winston Campus was awarded a $250,000 grant by the State of Illinois to provide a Community School after school to support students and families. This year, we have partnered with the Boys and Girls Club to provide activities for students. If you are interested in participating, please let Mr. Da Costa know.
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Parent University

As part of our regular Parent University series, District 15 has partnered with psychologist and educator Dr. Doug Bolton to speak with parents/guardians surrounding the growing mental health needs of our students. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, concerns existed surrounding the overall well-being of school-age children as it relates to mental health needs. As we moved through the pandemic, practitioners saw a rise in such needs, as did our schools. That said, however, as challenging as the pandemic has been on so many of us, the disruption of this pandemic has pushed us all to find resilience during a time of remarkable uncertainty and stress.

That is why District 15 has partnered with Dr. Doug Bolton. He will share some of the valuable “lessons learned” about how to use stressful times to build resilience in our children because doing so will help them both now and in the future as they face unexpected challenges. We hope you are able to join us on Wednesday, December 14 at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation entitled: Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Children in a Post-pandemic World.

Dr. Doug Bolton is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Director of School Consultation for Formative Psychological Services. He has spent over 20 years as a psychologist and principal at North Shore Academy and at a K-12 therapeutic school in nearby Highland Park. Dr. Bolton provides consultation, supervision, and professional development to parents, educators, and clinicians throughout northern Illinois as he is passionately committed to creating communities that help foster student and staff resilience. District 15 leadership, as well as our certified staff, benefitted from a similar presentation by Dr. Bolton in August, and know you will find his presentation not only thought provoking, but useful in your role as parent/guardian.

Again, we hope you are able to join Dr. Bolton on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, for our final Parent University of 2022. The session will be held in the Walter R. Sundling Junior High Auditorium. The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. and will include time for a Q & A.


Let's Code! Join us

On Wednesday, December 7th, 6:00 to 7:00 pm, CCSD15 families are invited to join the Instructional Tech team and LITs in the Winston Campus library to learn about careers in computer science and coding. The event will be livestreamed too. The event is open to all grade levels and a parent or guardian must attend with their child. 3rd to 8th grade students need to bring their Chromebook. We will provide Chromebooks for students in K-2.

Extra-Curricular Activities Updates

With more boys home basketball games this week we want to remind students to please check in with your parents the night before staying for any after school activity. If you forget to communicate with your parents, please ask your teacher to use a classroom phone to let your parent know or come down to the office. Please note that there is no cellphone use during games.

Additionally, please know that attendance at away District 15 sporting events is only allowed with the presence of an adult.

  • VOLLEYBALL Girls Volleyball is a cut sport. This means that everyone does not make the team. We will have tryouts for the team after winter break. All students that want to tryout must register and have a physical turned in to the nurse by December 19th. We will have a meeting and a practice clinic on December 19th and 20th.
  • Girls Volleyball Informational Meeting and Clinic - Only Girls
  • Monday 12/19 - 7th/8th grade Informational Meeting and Clinic
  • Tuesday 12/20 - 7th/8th grade Informational Meeting and Clinic
Have a parent or guardian register by clicking this link.
  • HOME BASKETBALL GAME with Spectators on Tuesday (vs. Carl Sandburg) Students spectators will report with their belongings straight to the lower cafeteria. Students who are not in the lower cafeteria within 7 minutes after the end of the day will not be allowed to stay.
  • BUDDIES CLUB - This week's buddies club meeting has been moved to Tuesday so we can watch the basketball game together! We will meet in Ms. Weinman's room before the game. Go Warriors!



Attending Winston Campus home sporting events means you are expected to cheer respectfully. To do so, we…

  • Cheer for our team at appropriate times and are quiet at appropriate times, including when someone is injured and during free throws
  • Use school-appropriate language
  • Don’t say anything to the refs - good or bad
  • No Cell phones Allowed - used with supervisor permission only.


  • Make Winston proud; the choices you make should support our teams, but it should do so positively.


  • Follow directions given to you by staff supervisors.
  • Walk up/down the bleachers and remain seated once you are there.
  • If you need to leave the bleachers to go to the bathroom or to leave for the day, please do it during a break in play with permission from a supervisor. Please stay away from the area of play.

If you have any questions during the event, please ask a supervisor!

Reporting an Absence

If your student will be absent for any reason, please give us a call on the attendance line.


Here to Serve You!

We want to make sure all of your questions and concerns are addressed. The Winston Campus Jr. High Office is open starting at 6:35AM - 3:05PM. Additionally, our Administrators are available via phone and e-mail. We are here to serve you, so please do not hesitate to reach out!

Martin Da Costa - Principal

(847) 963-7405 dacostam@ccsd15.net

Tomas Reyes - Assistant Principal

(847) 963-7404 reyest@ccsd15.net

Sunah Shin - Assistant Principal

(847) 963-7423 shins@ccsd15.net

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