Freedom Newsletter

January 18, 2016

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School Funding

Mr. Robert Pauly, Berwyn South School District 100 Board of Education President will be the guest on the Wayne Besen Show on WCPT 820 AM radio tomorrow, Wednesday, January 20th. The show will air at 3:35 pm. Mr. Matt Comings, an involved district parent and employee at the radio station arranged the interview. The topic of discussion will be the unequal funding of schools in the state of Illinois, and how this inequality has led Mr. Pauly and the Berwyn School District 100 Board to discuss tough decisions regarding cuts to school programs and/or schools.


Wayne Besen Show at 3:35 pm on WCPT 820 AM, and streaming at http://www.wcpt820.com/.


Mr. Pauly has also testified before the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and has met with our elected representatives to seek their involvement in securing fair funding for the children of Illinois and our district. Please tune in.

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El Sr. Robert Pauly, presidente de la junta de educación del Distrito Escolar 100 del Sur de Berwyn, será invitado al programa de la radio de Wayne Besen Mostrar en la estación WCPT 820 AM mañana, miércoles, 20 de enero. El show saldrá al aire a las 3:35 pm, el Sr. Matt Comings, es un padre del distrito involucrado y empleado de la estación de radio que organiza la entrevista. El tema de debate será la distribución desigual de fundos en las escuelas en el estado de Illinois, y cómo esta desigualdad ha llevado al Sr. Pauly a la junta de educación del Distrito Escolar 100 a discutir decisiones difíciles con respecto a los recortes a programas y escuelas.


Wayne Besen Show a las 3:35 pm en WCPT 820 AM, y en radio en internet en http://www.wcpt820.com/


El Sr. Pauly también ha testificado ante la Junta Estatal de Educación de Illinois (ISBE) y se ha reunido con los representantes electos buscando su envolvimiento en la obtención de financiamiento justo para los niños de Illinois y nuestro distrito. Favor de sintonizar.

MAP Testing

All students will participate in MAP testing on January 25, 28, & 29 at Freedom. This is the second session of this district benchmark assessment given 3 times each year. Students will take a reading, writing, and math assessment. This assessment allows teachers to see students growth and to tailor instruction to meet the needs of all students. Results will be sent home in early February.

Progress Reports

2nd Quarter Progress Reports will be sent home with students on Thursday, January 28th. Please be sure to review these with your student at home.
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STOP!T Bullying Reporting and Prevention

We are excited to inform you that our school has enrolled with STOPit!


STOPit is an online reporting tool designed to deter and mitigate bullying and cyber abuse, consisting of an app and a backend incident management system for school administrators.


Our students will have access to the STOPit mobile app, which has two simple but powerful features.


Report can be used by students to report incidents to school contacts (anonymously, if the student so chooses) and/or to trusted contacts the student selects.


Get Help can be used to engage in two-way communication with school contacts or to access a 24/7, 365 talk-or-text Crisis Center.


Please read the letter home to families and attend the informational meeting on Wednesday, December 9th at 6PM if you would like more information.

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Safe Drop off and Pickup

Just a reminder to parents that students can only be dropped off/picked up at the GREEN locations on this map. We understand that when the weather is colder you don't want your student to be out in the cold, but we cannot have parents picking up students in the bus lane due to safety concerns. Thank you for your cooperation!