D93 Family Update
September 14, 2023
School Board News
Student Well Being Curriculum Pilot Approved
The Board approved student well-being curriculum from In Focus Education on a pilot basis at Woodland Hills, Summit Hills, Bridgewater, Iona, Sandcreek, and Thunder Ridge. This curriculum will support students in gaining knowledge and skills to develop their self confidence and responsibility, which are essential to student success in and out of school. Parents and teachers can learn more about the In Focus curriculum by going to infocuseducationgroup.com or by clicking on the parent guides below.
Help Name the New School
Thanks to the support of our residents, we will begin constructing our new elementary school in April and plan to open the school in August 2025.
We would love to hear suggestions on the name and mascot for the new elementary school.
Go to d93.org/nametheschool to share your ideas for the school name and mascot.
The teacher compensation day originally scheduled for Friday, February 2nd has changed to Friday, January 26th to allow elementary principals to attend training on effective reading and literacy instruction. Here are the dates and times for for Parent Teacher Conferences this year.
Dr. Woolstenhulme, Heath Jackson, and Jason Lords presented the following reports to the School Board. The Board approved the District Improvement Plan for the 2024-2025 school year.
School Safety Grants
Gordon Howard presented an overview of the School Safety grants that will bring in $480,000 of state funding to improve the safety and security of our schools. The state grants will fund new digital-band radios, safety film for entries, hollow core door replacements, additional access controlled entries, and updated intercom systems.
- 3050 Attendance
- 4165 Parent Involvement
- 2140 Student and Family Privacy Rights
- 2340 Controversial Issues and Academic Freedom
- 5260 Reporting Abuse, Abandonment, Neglect
The following policies are available for 30-Day Review:
Curricular Materials Review Committee
We need parents to join our Curriculum Adoption Committee to help read and evaluate proposed curricular materials. Curricular materials may include novels, plays, musical scores, text books, and other instructional resources. Most if not all of the work by committee members can be done at home. We will share proposed resources as well as a rating form for committee members to use to review the instructional material. We will also hold Curricular Adoption Committee meetings on the second Friday of each month at 12:00 pm in the District Office. All committee members will be welcome, but not required to attend in-person meetings.
Please complete the form below if you are available to help with this work.
We have officially opened sign-ups for our 2023-2024 preschool newsletter. This is a monthly newsletter for our district’s preschool aged children (ages 3-5). We send home a newsletter and book to district families that sign up, once a month between October and May. Here's the link to sign up! : Preschool Newsletter Sign Up
Upcoming D93 Live - Join us on Facebook at 8:00 p.m. on September 18th.
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Americanism Essay Contest For Grades 7–12
The FRA, Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters, represents the interests of enlisted members of the United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. They also sponsor an annual essay contest to promote the spirit of Americanism and patriotism among our country's youth.
FRA's Americanism Essay Contest is open to all students, grades 7 through 12, including home-school students.
The grand national winner receives $1,500.
Other winners receive $1,000 for 1st place, $750 for 2nd place, and $500 for 3rd place.
Submissions due before December 1
Read last year's winning essay and additional submission instructions at https://ow.ly/nlip50PJkAi
Try out our new electronic resources with Scholastic! Click the link for login info. You can read children’s books, watch curated educational videos, and access themed lesson plans and integrated learning experiences. Perfect for family enrichment, home school curriculum, and even career exploration for your teens.
D93 Get Help Line
Students, parents, and employees can reach out for help with bullying, harassment, suicidal tendencies, self-harm, threats, or to report weapons at school by going to d93.org/gethelp or sending the text @gethelp to 855-528-0074.